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at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala

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... one night on 10th Dec. Wonderful stay, very nice breakfast. Room was good. Liked the place. This property is very near to...
... adorned with tribal huts, and so many surprises. The bedrooms are very different from usual hotels and I was quite happy...
... hut (a little cottage really) I stayed in had a spacious bedroom with a mosquito net, and functional wood furniture. The...

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Supratim sen wrote a review Dec 2018
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We stayed their for one night on 10th Dec. Wonderful stay, very nice breakfast. Room was good. Liked the place. This property is very near to cliff and 5 min walk to beach. Initially we booked for non ac room but changed to ac room. Beautifully decorated room.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 19 Dec 2018
Dear Ssen05, Thank you for your review. Hope you will visit us again. Warm Regards.
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Tanya S wrote a review May 2018
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Recently went to Varkala from Trivandrum on a solo trip, and to my pleasant surprise found this cute little place, adorned with tribal huts, and so many surprises. The bedrooms are very different from usual hotels and I was quite happy with the staff and how they really take care of you.. also happened to meet the owners during my stay. They are building a swimming pool as well in the property and a yoga practice area that should just elevate and make this a supreme experience. You will catch cats, peacocks and exotic birds in the property if you are lucky.. I saw all 3:)
Dilip the manager for the property is just super helpful with everything, so special mention for him.
Love the boutique hotel and recommend it to anyone looking to hide away into the lap of nature and experience a nature retreat at beach varkala !!

Highly recommend !
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from VResorts, Manager at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 29 May 2018
Dear Tanya, We are pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and appreciating our staff. V Resorts Bohemian Masala Varkala is known for it's scenic view along with the experiential stay. Guests visiting this place enjoy in the lap of nature and meditate in the peaceful environment. Our staff will always make sure that our guests feel comfortable and relaxed and the under going construction is because we always strive for something better. We are really glad that you enjoyed every moment at our property. We would be happy to welcome you again. Your feedback is valuable to us as it always motivates us to work more diligently in making your stay more memorable in an experiential way. Hope to see you soon again. Thank You V Resorts
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MattGodwin wrote a review Mar 2018
Mumbai, India15 contributions3 helpful votes
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I love to seek out and visit places "less travelled". Varkala Beach is an amazing work of nature with a cliff overlooking the beach. The view is breathtaking from the cliff, not to speak of the beautiful beach itself. And Bohemian Masala is a little gem I found a short distance from the beach. The place has a quaint rustic feel, with huts nestled amongst lush greenery. It is a pleasant feeling to wake up in this setting, especially coming from a city like Mumbai.
The resort is right on the road, which leads further down to the beach. There is a little pathway behind the resort, which takes you to the cliff.
The hut (a little cottage really) I stayed in had a spacious bedroom with a mosquito net, and functional wood furniture. The ceiling decorated with colourful fabric is a nice a touch. There is AC in the room. Bathroom was perfectly clean and adequate.
I found the calm and peace and the simplicity of the place rather charming.
And I spotted a peacock too, seems to be a resident of the place.
Breakfast had coffee, toast, eggs, fruits, juice etc. which worked perfectly for me. There was also idli/dosa as an option. For lunch and dinner, you can request traditional Indian food (dal, veggies, rice, chapati) or a typical Kerala style thali with chicken or fish.
All in all, it is a great affordable place to stay if you want to experience Varkala beach. The staff is super courteous and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from VResorts, Manager at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 20 Mar 2018
Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and appreciating our staff. Delighting our guest is our first priority. Our concept is to provide the scenic view and experiential stay so that one can enjoy the moments. Your feedback is valuable to us as it always motivates us to work more diligently to make the stay memorable in an experiential way. Hope to see you again. Thank you V Resorts
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Carine S wrote a review Feb 2018
Nice, France15 contributions1 helpful vote
I spend one month in Bohemian Masala while doing yoga course with Rishikul Yogshala school from 7/01/2018 to 04/02/2018 and I really enjoyed staying here.
The cottage was big and confortable with nice terrasse looking in the green beautiful garden. The room was nice with wardrobe, shelves and a desk. It was quiet, and dark at night (shutter and curtains) for a nice sleep. And the cottage keep temperate air so it was not too hot during the day.Even, there is only cold water in the bathroom, it was Ok, and there is 2 showers outside with hot shower if needed.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from VResorts, Manager at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 18 Feb 2018
Dear Carine, We are very pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. V Resorts Bohemian Masala in Varkala is wellness retreat that is more about connecting with nature and your inner self, which is why the facilities provided here are more in sync with this mission. Delighting our guest is our first priority. Our concept is to provide the scenic view and experiential stay so that one can enjoy the moments. Your feedback is valuable to us as it always motivates us to work more diligently to make the stay memorable in an experiential way. Hope to see you again. Thank you V Resorts
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moosey97 wrote a review Dec 2017
London, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
We had been looking forward to Bohemian Masala: the garden paradise with the amazing reviews, including a glowing report in the Guardian, and the wonderful pictures online of the huts, yoga sessions and restaurant. Through reviews we learned that V Resorts purchased Bohemian Masala some time in 2016, by no means a bad thing.

PROS

• Friendly staff on the property (though not always easy to converse in English)
• The property is away from the cliff/beach which adds to the relaxing atmosphere
• We were offered a complimentary tea on arrival
• The grounds and balconies are very relaxing, surrounded by green trees and wildlife
• We loved the concept of an eco-stay in a relaxing place
• Our hut had a good AC unit even though it seems to be stuck on one setting
• Good strong wifi throughout our stay

CONS

• The bed and furnishings felt damp. After a day of being in the hut our clothes also felt damp, including clothes stored in our bags.
• If there was yoga here we didn’t see it nor were we offered any info on it. The yoga studio looked like it hadn’t been used for a while.
• The general maintenance seemed to indicate nature was winning over man, i.e. several light fittings didn’t work, the garden needed some tlc and smaller details weren’t well tended to (withering plants/flowers in pots).
• The restaurant/café was closed for lunch and dinner. It may open on request but we didn’t bother as it wasn’t overly welcoming. One breakfast was good, the second was average, both were filling. We met others elsewhere for the two following mornings.
• A few unused buildings around the place. There was a small games room which was locked throughout our 4 day stay. Judging by the layer of dust on one of the tables it hadn’t been used for a long time, tidy it up and leave it open for guests!
• We were one of the few occupied huts during our 4 day stay. The property is quite large. With so few guests it felt very quiet. Along with the abandoned buildings above, this contributed to an eerie vibe.
• A part of the restaurant’s roof collapsed when we were there during a thunderstorm. Fortunately it was overnight and no-one was in it. This was apparently due to a collapsed tree. The area was being quickly remedied and there are also plans afoot for a restaurant refurb.
• Cold showers only in rooms. A rather unsavoury hot shower building is available.

OVERALL

A relaxing stay but without the vibe it used to have. As we had high expectations we felt somewhat let down. If significantly cheaper it is probably a good option for Varkala. Overall it seemed like a commercial model applied to something which needs the atmosphere and high guest count to make it work.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 9 Dec 2017
Dear Guest, Thank you for the review. I see you have stayed with us during the worst period of the year when the cyclone hit and we had the unfortunate damage to a part of the Restaurant area. I thank God for his mercies and that everyone including our staff were unhurt. The area was cleared out in a day after the unfortunate event. The continuous rains during the cyclone did cause a bit of dampness in the atmosphere. Hot water is supplied to the room on request. Ours is one of the largest properties in Varkala and we are proud of the environment created within the property. We shall look into your comments regarding the maintenance requirements. There are no abandoned buildings within our property. Thank you for the positive comments and we note your negative feedback and shall do everything we can to ensure the staff follow our set processes to keep the place at a standard that meets our Guests expectations. Thank you once again for choosing to spend your valuable time with us.
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