Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby Tanya from Laguna Hills, CA
Amazing Escape From it AllPosted May 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
I want to qualify what a couple other reviews said about this hotel. 1) they do now serve alcohol, so don't worry about that, and they would go into town and get anything you need for you 2) It's not entirely in the middle of no where - but if you want to do a lot of sight seeing stay in Trivandrum, this is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the view. My husband and I stayed here as stop on a three week trip in Southern India and we absolutely loved it. After a week of the hustle and bustle of the city we wanted a break and this was a great place to do just that. We spent afternoons swimming in their pool and evenings relaxing and watching the sunset. Don't come here expecting to be in the middle of everything, come here to relax and enjoy. The staff is great, very attentive. It was my husbands birthday while we were there and they went above and beyond. The front desk greeted us with a bouquet, housekeeping decorated our room with flowers, and the kitchen set up a private candle lit dinner by the water for us, they even baked a full size birthday cake with his name on it. It was beyond special. The spa treatments were amazing as well, I highly recommend them. My only complaint is the food is a bit pricy for Indian standards (ask the price first if you order off the menu), but compared to Western prices it is still less than what we would pay at home. But overall I was very happy with the large variety to choose from and the food quality.
for Everyoneby Bob from London
A very relaxing place to stay.Posted Mar 9, 2014
Pros: The resort has a very nice setting along the lake and waterway. It is set out very nice with a great pool and places to relax along the lake.
Cons: The hotel should invest in a few canoes.
Location: Go out on the waterways and lake. Varakala beach is a bit disappointing, since it is far from clean and when we visited it, it was very crowded.
We stayed in one of the lakeside rooms, which was very nice. It was clean, comfortable and had a very nice view of the waterway. The restaurant serves very nice food and it manager was very helpful is explaining and suggesting very tasty meals. All of the staff are very helpful and professional. It has a few boats that we took out to explore the lake and waterways. We also used it as a base to visit the beach, since from our experience, the hotels on the cliffs and north of Varakala were expensive and very tacty.
for Couplesby Mike from NY
Great placePosted Feb 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Fantastic views from our room of the backwaters and the sunset. Room was spacious and comfortable although a little stuffy at times because of poor ventilation. The staff was very nice, professional and courteous.
for Familiesby Dee from London
Beautiful locationPosted Jan 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
Had a really good stay at this hotel. The views surrounding this resort were spectacular. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family. Its a good place to get away from it all. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Must have a car and driver to see anythingPosted Jan 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hotel was spotlessly clean and the staff were very helpful - but we were very upset when we arrived to be told that there was a compulsory 2000 rupees per person charge for the gala dinner of which we had no prior notification - and there was no other food available that night. the entertainment was extremely long winded and the food was not very good. however they describe themselves as a retreat - very appropriate. The surroundings are beautiful, the hotel is beautiful - but if you want to do anything other than enjoy the scenery - you really need a car - the place is very difficult to find and has no social entertainment at all. If this hotel provided a shuttle service to the town of Varkala it would be perfect - it is just too far out. Fantastic for meditation and total 'get away from everything' and everybody.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great pleasure to be therePosted Jan 17, 2013
Placed in the middle of nowhere, it takes a while to get there. Next city is approx 20 km away. Unless you are going for a Yoga or relax treatment for a week or more, it might not be the optimal place. Rooms are a bit pricy, but quality of food and related prices will compensate overall. Wonderful staff, very helpful and friendly.
for Couplesby robert
nice placePosted Jan 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was a really nice place. Everything was good except I wished the restaurant had more selection. Also they don't have a liquor licence.
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