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Soul & Surf

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the guest house, the location, The service and The food. Definitely coming back. Great yoga classes and a super efficient staff. I have tried the Ayurvedic clinic across the street. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Soul & Surf in May and despite it being the end of the season the staff were still incredibly energetic, enthusiastic and welcoming. I had the most fantastic time in Varkala, from surfing, yoga, riskshaw tours, beautiful beaches, backwater boat trips and amazing food to be found on every street corner -Varkala has it all to offer. I...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a perfect place!!! We planned to stay here only for three nights, but fell in love with this place straight away and ended up extending our stay four times as we just couldn't bare to leave. Hard to know where to start with S&S: the people and the place are so cool and amazing, but it doesn't stop there...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very nice no doubt, the team great, nice garden etc But when we get there, and realized that all around, many hotels with design rooms, local surf teachers, pool was MORE than a half less expensive we was so upset ! Great location of course but the facilities, restaurant, Super overestimate compared to all the places around...

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Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi vanessa I, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are always happy to hear constructive feedback however I feel like we must address your views on how we are priced. I do understand that we charge more than a lot of other places in the area and we will never be able to compete if all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The setting, the area, the staff were amazing. It's a truly wonderful and idyllic place a worthwhile trip. There is ample space to lounge and enjoy a cold drink. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the ambience is great. The breakfast did not blow me away. There was some fruit, a shot of juice, teas, coffee and a choice of...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soul and Surf is a small 15 room Surf and Yoga resort. It has a small selection of food at the Soul Food cafe, and is about a 5-10 minute walk to the North Cliff where most of Varkala's restaurants are located. The view is breathtaking since the resort is located on the edge of the South Cliff, which drops...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Spent 4 days at Soul & Surf last week. I've travelled alot by myself and this was one of the best places I've visited as a solo traveller. Despite it being a hotel, it has more of a hostel vibe, as there is one main 'hangout area' (a beautiful cliff top garden overlooking the ocean) where people gather to eat,...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit Soul and Surf for years and after my first experience there, I can say it was a trip of a lifetime! The staff were fantastic and you feel like family from the minute you arrive. The team of surf instructors are phenomenal, patient and the most genuine people ever. They made sure we were...

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Thank Stacey R
Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hey Stacey, We're really happy to know you had a good time at Soul & Surf. We aim to create a community around our staff and everyone who comes through Soul & Surf and are very proud and happy to know that you felt like you were a part of it. I'm really happy that you felt well looked after...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I came here as a solo traveller to start my Kerala adventure and it was the perfect way to ease myself into it.. everything is geared around meeting new people and having lots of fun! The surf instructors were amazing and made you feel really at home. Definitely do the surf sooner rather than later as it's a great ice...

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Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi charflav, We're really happy to know you had a good time at Soul & Surf. We aim to create a community for solo travellers, families, couples and everyone who comes through Soul & Surf and are very proud and happy to know that you felt like you were a part of it. Hope to see you again in Sri...

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Great Vibe! Best food in the area. Yoga was awesome as well as the Surfing. A really great bunch of people that operate the hotel. The views of the Ocean are incredible and we manage to spot some Dolphins which was the cherry!

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Raffael K, General Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Andrew J, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really happy to hear that you had a good time with our team and at Soul & Surf.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Join us at our new cliff-top, sea-gazing venue in Varkala, Kerala where our team will make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Come alone, with friends or make it a romantic getaway as a couple. We welcome guests from all over the world to surf and practice yoga in India.We love the combination of surfing and yoga, they compliment one another on both a physical and mental level which is why we try to do both every day, so we’ll drive you to the surf, give you surf lessons if you want, teach you yoga, advise you on how best to experience this wonderful part of the world and organise a few special evenings during your stay. It's really much more than your usual surf camp holiday! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $46 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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