Maadathil Cottages

Maadathil Cottages

Odayam Beach Road Odayam Beach, Edava, Varkala 695311 India
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Maadathil Cottages are a collection of 12 traditional Kerala style bungalows (built 2011) on Odayam beach. Each cottage includes one large double bed (with mosquito net), en-suite bathroom with shower and hot water, a verandah overlooking the palm trees and sea where you can enjoy our home cooked breakfasts and fresh seafood dinners caught straight from the beach. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

Odayam Beach Road Odayam Beach, Edava, Varkala 695311 India
Getting there
Car recommended
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balibird wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about this place is.....everything! Perhaps the first thing I noticed, after the sublime, quiet, paradisiacal location, was the enormous kindness, generosity and accommodating nature of the owners and staff. Each cottage is spacious and well appointed- all set among a lovely garden boarding the sea. The restaurant serves delicious food and is very helpful in accommodating one's dietary needs. If you have chance to enjoy their traditional Kerala lunch on Fridays - do so. And check this.....the owners just bought stainless steel copper water bottles for each client so they can refill their bottles out of the big purified water vat. "No more plastics!" he said. They also serve stainless steel straws with their drinks. May all of India follow their lead.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. You found us as the most kindness and accommodating nature , oh . you are so kind , Thank you so much. Like you said we all are very much attentive and responsible towards our guests and their needs and wants. Fortunately we have an amazingly wonderful group of staff , nothing will possible without them, so i must say thank you to them too. So glad to hear that you are feeling good at our cottages and surroundings. Also you are satisfied by our food and all. We are slowly changing all the plastic things and starts using eco friendly products such as paper, cloth, steel etc. It's a small part of contribution from our side towards protecting our environment, thank you for understanding us and supporting us. Keep supporting guys for a plastic free environment. We will be so happy to host you again , looking forward to your next visit. All the very best.. Warm Regards The Team Maadathil
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Michael S wrote a review Feb 2020
Odense, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maadathil Cottages is great place to stay a few kilometers from Varkala beach. Maadathil Cottages is situated at the lovely and quite Odayam beach and the beach is in no way crowded (most afternoons we stay there by ourselves). You can walk south to Varkala beach or take the north trail on the coast. Or you can spend some of the time in the hammocks in front og the resort.
We stayed in a lovely bungalow with bathroom aircon and fan and with our own front porch.
We had a great view to the Arabic Ocean and in the evenings the sunsets were beautiful.
The staff were always very kind, smiling and helpful, and we felt very well and enjoyed our stay all the time. We had a very warm welcome, when we arrived and also a very warm goodbye, when we left for the train. The food in the restaurant including the breakfast was always fresh made and very delicious. Early in the evening the staff asked us, if and when we wanted our dinner and at what time - when we then arrived at the restaurant the fresh made meal was ready for us. We also enjoyed that the resort thought about the plastic pollution and because of that, the drinking water was always available in thermos and this way always cold.
We would really love to come back soon and would recommend Maadathil very much
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2020
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this detailed note. I am very happy to hear that our staff and services met your needs and expectations. Our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the near future. Thank you for propagating our policy against plastic. We always love to stay with nature. And thank you for recommending our property to other users in Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the near future.
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PPratheesh wrote a review Apr 2021
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hospitality at Maadathil is be experienced to be believed. The lengths to which they go to make your stay comfortable is just outstanding. We liked them so much that we have come to stay here for the 2nd time in two months. How stand out the property is can be judged by the fact that we tried two adjacent places and realised how Maadathil is head and shoulders above them. It’s situated on a wonderful location which sees stunning sunsets each day. The rooms are spic and span, the furnishing is thoughtfully done and to top it all, priced quite economically. It’s quite unreal as to why their classy villa property (Villa Maadathil) is priced so economically. Coming back to hospitality, right from the owner to staff to cook are wonderfully warm people. How they patiently put up with our three year old brats antics and were so warm to him all the time in itself will make us come back again and again. It won’t be complete if you cannot commend one of their staff, Anees in particular. He shoulders multiple responsibilities at the place, but yet is so wonderfully enterprising and patient. Ditto with another staff Kukku. Outstanding location, well-maintained property, brilliant people, strongly recommended!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Muhajir Basheer, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 10 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, We are extremely grateful that you took this time to leave us this detailed note.You portrait a real image of our cottage and its surroundings.This is incredibly helpful to other users. I am very glad that our staff and services met your needs and expectations. Our dedicated employees will be happy to hear from you. Our cottage aims to provide a truly unique experience and we are delighted that we could exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you in our cottage in the future. Thank You
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Eshani D wrote a review Jan 2021
Bengaluru, India
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this wonderful property located on the secluded Odayam beach for 7 nights. The cottages are well equipped with wooden furniture, adequate toiletries, and a patio with excellent views of the coconut trees adorning the beach and the sea. The beach is just 30 steps from the cottages. The common areas have hammocks, deck chairs and a tall swing where one can spend hours. There is a small naturally shaded open air area for breakfast, chai or just chat with friends. The staff is very accomodating, polite and friendly and they make sure you have everything you need for a great stay. Special mention for Aneesh who went out of his way to help us have a good stay. Mujahir can arrange boat trips into the sea and arrange renting scooters. He welcomes you and is always ready for interesting chats. This property offers a peaceful, hospitable and private experience of Varkala. The main cliff is just 2 kms on foot and 3.5 kms by road. Would definitely go back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Muhajir Basheer, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2021
Dear Guest, We are extremely grateful that you took this time to leave us this detailed review.You portrait a real image of our cottage and its surroundings.This is incredibly helpful to other users. I am very glad that our staff and services met your needs and expectations. Our dedicated employees will be happy to hear from you. Our cottage aims to provide a truly unique experience and we are delighted that we could exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you in our cottage in the future. Thank You
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kittykat909 wrote a review Jan 2020
Warwick, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Maadathil Cottages was the most relaxing friendly place we have been to in India. The staff are awesome, the brothers who own it are passionate about making their guests welcome, comfortable, valued and nothing was too much trouble The restaurant staff were superb and mention MUST go to Muthu who made our stay a real culinary experience always telling us what the Indian breakfast was, in addition to the set choices. They were always delicious! His knowledge of how each dish on the evening menu was made was outstanding, even writing down how to make the fish curry and one of the owners giving us packet of spice so we could make it back here! When we had bhagis for a snack and asked if they had any coriander chutney he went into the kitchen and made some like his Mother used to do! He was fun, worked so hard and always had a smile. The cottage was very comfortable and the bathroom amazing compared to the usuual bathrooms in indian hotels. Air con very efficient and we were asked every day if we wanted our cottage cleaned or a linen change.
The beach in front of the property had been washed away in a cyclone but the sand was returning a bit more each day we were there.A short walk took us passed the water buffalo wallowing in the stream to a lovely sandy beach for a swim!
We went on a backwaters trip all arranged for us which was a lovely half day experience and excellent value for money. Taxi transfers and tuk rides all arranged by Anees who again was very helpful in all we asked for
A massive thank you to everyone at Maadathil we will definately be returning. From 'My sisters' Muthu's name for us!!
Sorry taken so long to write this review
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All are single storey and ours looked out onto the palm trees and 'grassy' area near the...
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear KItty,. Oh.,. it' s an amazing review, thank you so much for the extremely kind and extensive review , no sorry for posting such a long review , we are always happy to read it, our guest's experience with us always made us more responsive and giving much encouragement to our future activities. First of all , let us thank you for finding us "the most relaxing place in India among other places which you have been earlier". It's really like a million dollar reward , what an appreciation, thank you guys. . Then we have to say thank you for mentioning the names of our staffs, "muthu" and "anees", of course we know that you were satisfied with our hospitality very well, i will definitely pass this to both of them , they will be so thankful. . So glad to know that cottages are very comfortable for you . . You have mentioned a lot about our hospitality and services, thank you so much. .Like you said we all are very much attentive and responsible towards our guests and their needs and wants. Fortunately we have an amazingly wonderful group of staff , nothing will possible without them, so i must say thank you to them too. We will be so happy if we get another chance to host you in the near future . . So hope to see you soon. . Warm Regards The Team Maadathil
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Suruchi_5 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maadathil cottages are perfectly located right by the sea and slightly away from the north cliff crowds. Loved the sound of the waves crashing the shore, the peacefulness, the cleanliness in the rooms and the lovely breakfasts every morning.

We traveled to Maadathil for our baby moon while I was 6 months pregnant. The staff went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable taking care of little nuances. Also, helped us arrange a trip to Monroe Island and ensured the driver had instructions to drive carefully as I was pregnant. We were treated very well.

The staff was very courteous and helpful. Would like to give a special shout out to Pramod and Anees for their service & hospitality. We’ve traveled to many countries and stayed at many places, would still rate Maadathil as one of our most comfortable stays.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from maadathil Office, Guest Services / Front Office at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 15 Mar 2022
Hii. It was a pleasure serving you and your family. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. we are glad you felt happy with our breakfast and services. Also all the very best for newborn baby. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!
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PurpleBeans wrote a review Mar 2020
Bengaluru, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights at this place. It has a good beachfront that is not crowded, a restaurant with good food and helpful staff. The staff helped us with pick-up / drop from airport, sightseeing options and any other tips we needed during our stay. These cottages are about 1 to 1.5 km walk to the cliff and main beach area. Lots of restaurants and cafes to chill out at the cliff.

The AC didnt work properly in our room and bathroom fittings etc could have been much better for the price paid.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MuhajirM, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and the review. I am happy to hear that you are enjoyed your stay and our staff services. We are mainly focusing on the 100 percent satisfaction of our Guests. We are working hard always to making a comfortable relaxed stay here. Regarding AC, it was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. Your feedback helps us get better. Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the near future.
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Holly H wrote a review Feb 2020
Chesham, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful hidden treasure by Odayam beach. A handful of cottages set back a little from the sea, hammocks and sunbeds dotted here and there. Very hospitable - from the second we arrived until the moment we departed we were really beautifully looked after by the whole team. There’s a small in-house restaurant serving breakfast (included) lunch and supper (very reasonable). Lots of restaurants within walking distance. Perfect place for a quiet, relaxing holiday.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 28 Feb 2020
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this wonderful review. I am very happy to hear that our staff and services met your needs and expectations. We take pride in giving outstanding service for every guest and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage in the future.
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kieron o mahony wrote a review Feb 2020
Bhopal, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
About 1.5 km along the coast from Varkala beach, surrounded by coconut palms stand Maadathil Cottages. My wife and I have stayed here 5 times during the month of January usually for around 3 weeks. It is hard to imagine a nicer place to recover from the hullabaloo and commercial pressure of Christmas in the UK. Ron by three brothers, ‘Uncle’ and a handful of friendly staff it has it’s own restaurant serving nice if a little idiosyncratic food. The rooms are simple and clean with all mod cons in god working order, good WiFi and daily cleaning. The service is not uncomfortably fawning as is sometimes the case in the upmarket hotels in India but always polite and helpful. Many of the guests have stayed here before which says a lot. We will definitely be going back with any luck!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. I am delighted to know that you have a nice picture of our cottage and its surroundings. We are glad that you and your family loved our services, facilities, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. We look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage in the near future. Thank you once again.
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Emilia S wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed at Maadathil Cottages between Christmas and New Year and were made to feel very much at home. The cottage was perfectly positioned on the beachfront and met all our needs with a young baby in tow. The large balcony was perfect while the baby slept during the day and in the evening, and meant that we had our own private place to enjoy our evening meal and relax. The food was great and the staff are amazing; so kind and caring with our little boy. On the first night we arrived, he was sick in the middle of the night and there was 3 staff on hand to help us immediately, which we were so grateful for. Would highly recommend this as a place to stay and would love to stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Muhajir B, Owner at Maadathil Cottages
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Dear emili, First of all, thank you so much for such a kind note on your recent stay with us. We people are also very delighted to host the guest like you, Thank you so much . We are very ecstatic to know that you feel inclined with our location, cottages, amenities, food, our staff and their hospitality very well. Also thank you for praising our hospitality, and our prime priority is to do anything for our guests what they actually wanted to , so i feel that we are succeeded in it while reading reviews like this, Thank you for being our guest and we expected it continues. . Thank you again and we are looking forward to host you again in the near future. Regards from the entire team Maadathil
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Heather V asked a question Jul 2023
Gateshead, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Is the sea ok to swin in in January
Heather V asked a question Jul 2023
Gateshead, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
Whats the difference between deluxe rooms and super deluxe please
karthick I asked a question Dec 2020
Madurai, India330 contributions29 helpful votes
Do u have television in the rooms?
Answer from Muhajir M
Varkala Town, India8 contributions
hi we have television in super deluxe cottage
ilovefood123_12 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom211 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A higher cottage so you can see the sea"
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Tessa F wrote a tip Mar 2024
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s not particularly easy to find if your driver doesn’t know the area. Our taxi almost got stuck down a wee alley 😖"
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birgit wrote a tip Jan 2024
Herne, Germany15 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early Take a tuktuk from the station, every driver knows the place"
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Helene H wrote a tip Dec 2023
Montgomery, United Kingdom220 contributions246 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct!"
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Road20058598998 wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rent a car"
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,011 - ₹5,098 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaEdava
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maadathil Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Maadathil Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (2.2 km), Varkala Beach (2.8 km), and Asparagus (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maadathil Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Maadathil Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Maadathil Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maadathil Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Clafouti, and Coffee Temple.
Does Maadathil Cottages have airport transportation?
Yes, Maadathil Cottages offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maadathil Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Maadathil Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (4.8 km).
Does Maadathil Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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