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Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Varkala
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 December 2011

I stayed here for 3 days and it was just perfect for me. The staff, location, ambience, everything was just perfect as I wanted. Very clean and well maintained. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and have highly recommended this place to all my friends who would be visited Varkala in future.

Thank you very much for the service.

Room Tip: Just book a room...all are excellent
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2011

Dear Sir,

It gives us loads of pride to read such a wonderful mail. The greatest accolades what we can receive is when some one says that we will recomend your property to our friends and relatives.

Thank you once again and looking forward to see you soon.

Rergards

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Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed at this resort and had a very good time here. Rooms are nicely decorated with a good ambience and the bath is good. The pool is well maintained and is an added attraction. Room service is good too.

The cliff and beach are pretty close (just 5 minutes walk). We highly recommend this resort for anyone who wants to spend time near a beach in Kerala.

Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2011

Dear Sir,

It was indeed our pleasure to have you in Deshadan Varkala.

We would like to thank you for all your valuable comments of our property and we sincerely hope that many more guest will experience our hospitality after reading your mail.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 22 October 2011

This hotel is centred round a welcoming pool.The food was good with a buffet breakfast on one morning and the others a selection of fruits,toast,juices and pancakes.The manager Mr Abhilad runs the place efficiently and is at hand to give advice as required.You can get cold beer and the food was tasty..We really enjoyed our stay .It is a short walk (5 mins ) to the cliff top.The sea is a bit choppy and the beach a bit littered so we liked returning to the pool.I would highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank D1ktw23765
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Sir,

Thank you for commenting your views, as rightly pointed out; USP of Deshadan Varkala is the Swimming pool. The property has got its own charm and the only way to enjoy is by experiencing the stay with us and recommending the same to others.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We stayed here two nights at the end of our trip.

Rooms were clean, but basic. They have a swimming pool, but suspect it doesn't get cleaned very often as the water looked very murky.

We only ate breakfast at the hotel, which was usually an Indian buffet, but we were happy with the eggs, toast and fruit they offered us.

Hotel is walking distance (10 minutes) to the beach cliff, but if you want to be right on the cliff, then you'd be best looking for another option.

Overall, staff were friendly & always willing to help, but nothing more than a 2-3* hotel. Also, wi-fi only seems to work in the actual hotel lobby, nowhere else in the hotel.

Room Tip: Definitely opt for their 'deluxe' rooms if you can, much nicer than the standard, cottage st...
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Monicavs
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Sir,

Thank you for highlighting your concern with regards to the up keeping of the pool.
We usually let our swimming pool for outsiders also by which the usage of the pool is more on day to day basis.

Deshadan Varkala has a good pool and we are trying to restrict the usage of the pool to the in house guest only by which the cleanliness can be increased substantially.

As rightly mentioned our property is around 10 mts away from the cliff which we have compensated with a large swimming pool in the property.
High standard of service and quality of food is the trademark of our property.

Expecting your re- visit.



Warm Regards

Anup Balan

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

I knew I was heading for a good experience at Deshadan, Varkala much before I reached there. Their immediate response for each and every mail sent spoke volumes of their attitude towards hospitality. We took 3 adjacent rooms ( Brahmaputra, Sutlej & Chettinad) and felt comfortable to the basic facilities provided. It is no 5 star hotel but runs like a botique hotel with individual attention to guests. The property is located 200 mts from the beach, just a mere 10 minutes walk to the cliff overlooking the sea. For rest and relaxation, Deshadan has a well maintained swimming pool and a spa to recharge the energy. The Spa is manned by trained professionals and I really enjoyed it. The buffet breakfast is not a spread- it it more of make-to-order but given the number of guests , this perhaps makes sense. The manager Mr.Abhilash is a fine gentleman, I appreciate his gesture of a complimentary car ride back to the hotel from the beach. Overall, the hotel is small and beautiful, aesthetic in decor and highly recommended for a short stay.

Room Tip: Did not like the Chettinad room- as the colours are too bright.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2011

Dear Sir,

Thanks a lot for your kind words which is definitely so encouraging.

Deshadan group had been working hard to maintain the highest standards of service.

Our request is to spread your experience to your friends and relatives which will give us another chance to serve our guest better and better.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 2 September 2011

This is an extremely well managed and friendly place. From hotel manager to cleaning staff, all are very professional. Spotless and at the same time pleasant atmoshere. An oasis when you need to withdraw from the intense sales efforts in shops and the litter in parts of the town. Stayed during Moonson with frequent electricity breakdowns in the public system, but the hotel unlike most others had its well functioning back up system. Highly recommended, great value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms are indivdually designed, but the ones we saw were all nice
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2011

Hi,

We thank you for appreciating our services.

Our efforts are to maintain the same standard of service and hospitality for ever.

We are working on the overall back ups during the power failures especially during heavy monsoon period.

Hoping to see you again.

Warm Regards


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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Had a great time and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Could do with being a bit more child friendly. i.e menus, play area, etc Anyway, still wouldn't stop me from going back. Had a bit of a hiccup with the travel agent not paying bills and the hotel staff held us back and used us to get the money from the travel agent. Oh well. Business is business I guess.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank lizjohn1977
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anup1, Manager at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2011

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your great comments " Lovely Place, Lovely Staff ". We are working to our best of the abilities to get such great feedbacks.

Looking forward for serving you better during your next visit.

Warm Regards

Anup Balan

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Additional Information about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Address: Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Varkala
#8 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
Price Range: $53 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 200 metres from the Papanasam cliff at Varkala, Deshadan offers the best of everything. Be it the cuisine, the facilities or the comforts. At Deshadan you can explore a wide variety of holiday pleasures. Once you have had your fill of the beach choose to laze around in the deluxe A/C rooms facing the pool. Rest assured with mouth watering dishes with smiling service. ... more   less 
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