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230 – A,B, C, D Perumkulum, Kilithattumukku, Varkala 695141 India
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#33 of 114 hotels in Varkala
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Set on to of the South cliff of Varkala, Pura Vida has 12 premium suites; each with en-suite bathrooms and private balconies offering wonderful sea view. Our housekeeping staff attend rooms everyday to make your bed, sweep floor, empty bins and replenish toiletries. We provide locally sourced toiletries made with natural ingredients. All rooms have hot water and most rooms have air conditioners.
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Trip52806606615 wrote a review Dec 2022
This place was the highlight of our 8 day Kerala trip. Insanely beautiful views from this place. Located in South cliff, which in my opinion is less crowded and cleaner compared to North cliff. The place has a lot of open space inside compared other resorts nearby. It is also reasonably priced in comparison with nearby resorts. The place has great access to the beach. Staircase to the beach takes 5 -10 mins to go down to the beach. 2 podiums give great views of the beach from the cliff and are great for photography. We loved the food at the in-house restaurant, even better than some options that we tried outside. Cafe Sarwa is also a good place to hangout. Overall a great experience. Room 3 is one of the best rooms to book, with great views of the sea from your balcony. We will be back here for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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nimmyrm wrote a review Jun 2022
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India47 contributions16 helpful votes
We arrived after 3 pm and had to wait another half hour for the room outside in the hot sun. There were no towels in the room and were provided only after 6 pm. There is no phone service or in house dining. Breakfast was just a fixed option of dosa and tasted very average. The landscaping can be maintained a bit better and better seating facilities can be provided with cushions and towels. The walk to the beach is poorly lit and not recommended after 6 pm. Overall very average stay. Better stay options are available at Varkala.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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〽.〽 wrote a review May 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India278 contributions27 helpful votes
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Went here with family and an infant. A perfect family vacation. Since I mentioned perfect I will just discuss the area of improvement. The rooms were good, one change required instead of cloth screens they should look for alternative. The cloth screen keeps moving when fans turn on which affects privacy. The restaurant food is too costly. Though food taste and service is ok. A tea which costs Rs.40 is not Ok. The room is charged Rs.3000 why not keep a kettle and Tea, Coffee and Milk powder at least. This is a basic thing.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid Food from their restaurant and get from outside. Restaurant food is very costly. A tea...
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Shreyas Ananth wrote a review May 2022
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A beautiful sea side hotel, even though kitchen is very small - the chef cooks good food. Room are somewhat ok, there is no power backup in case of outage - we were in dark for 1 hour - which I didnt like. Owner assures to get it done in future. staff helps out with all baggage, very helpful with giving out information as well. Would definitely recommend for the sea side view and hangout
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Date of stay: May 2022
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wannabemaven wrote a review Apr 2022
Mumbai, India95 contributions21 helpful votes
We worked from Pura Vida for two weeks. It was a memorable stay. The ocean views are amazing from the room. We took the family room. It had an extra room with bathroom which worked perfectly since we were three of us and everyone had enough space. Karthik, the property manager, was super helpful and has really set the bar for hospitality. At the end of the trip, we felt like we were living in our own house. They have a restaurant on the property. The food is great, and tastes like home cooked food, but the menu doesn't have any local food options. Beach is easily accessible via a flight of stairs. The property is on the South cliff, which is the Quieter part of Varkala, but it worked for us, since we had the beach to ourselves. Anytime we wanted to go to the north cliff, you could walk along the beach for 15 mins, or take the rickshaw for 100rs. The wifi was great. The property has a beautiful lawn which we used to play cricket, frisbee or relax on the chairs. Overall, definitely recommending a stay at this place.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Malika wrote a review Mar 2022
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We worked from the property for a week and it was spectacular. There were 3 of us so we took the family room which is a large room with a smaller room attached and 2 bathrooms. It was very spacious, clean and very well maintained. The property is very beautiful and you can see the ocean from the rooms. The manager Kartik was very helpful and went out of his way to give us anything we needed. He even allowed us to take his bike one night when we had to go into town. The kitchen staff does not make local food however everything we ordered was delicious. The resort is close to the beach, it's a 2 mins trek downhill 7 mins uphill, the steps are a little steep but manageable. It is located ont he South Cliff, which is 10 mins away from where all the activity is. But that means you get the entire beach to yourself. If you want to go to the north you can take a rickshaw for Rs, 100 or walk along the beach for around 15 mins, the walk is rather wonderful. Overall it was a great experience and i highly recommend it to anyone visiting Varkala.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: best views, relaxing setup
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Gavin J wrote a review Mar 2020
Aboyne, United Kingdom400 contributions155 helpful votes
We booked in for 5 nights and had to cut the visit short and head back to Chennai after 2 nights. But the staff were great and very helpful. The room we had (A/C on the first floor) was large, had a good bathroom and a great balcony for whiling away the days or evenings. The food is good enough although quite limited - if we had stayed for the full 5 nights we would have wandered along to some of the other places on the South Cliffs for a bit of variety. The tourist action is on the North Cliffs and this is a 20 minute walk of a couple of minutes in a Tuk Tuk. This is a much quieter place. The steps down to the beach are very steep (but all the steps are steep along the South Cliffs) and quite long so you need to be reasonably comfortable with irregular steps. The beach is pretty deserted and you can walk for miles along it to the south seeing a couple of fishing villages without being hassled and it is cleaner than further North (North Cliffs) underneath the restaurants and coffee bars. The waves are petty robust and the rip is strong - not really a place for leisurely swimming unless you are very comfortable in the sea and / or good / confident enough to get out past the breakers. In summary: very comfortable and pleasant but with steep steps to a beach that you need to be a confident swimmer for.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Billy Shoe wrote a review Mar 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada23 contributions13 helpful votes
Pura Vida is a brand new hotel with gorgeous rooms and great food! Shiba runs the joint and is one of the coolest bosses and will handle any and everything for the guests. The service here is top notch with all of the cool staff. The view is impeccable with the cliffs leading to the ocean just out your door :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: If you want AC I suggest you let them know in advance.
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Jovan_10 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver Island, Canada312 contributions139 helpful votes
Pura Vida is a lovely place to stay. It sits on the south beach cliff overlooking the ocean. The rooms are clean and fresh. The staff are very helpful. The food is really good. The included breakfast is excellent. There is yoga every morning and meditation 3 times a week. You can swim in the ocean by going down a number of steps to get to the sand. You can walk to the busy main Varkala beach along the beach or the road. Very comfortable place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Rob G wrote a review Feb 2020
Salt Spring Island, Canada95 contributions66 helpful votes
The Pura Vida hotel is new, it has only been open a couple of months. Consequently it is very clean and modern, everything works really well. It is situated above the South Cliff beach and has a steep stairway down to the water. The grounds are very well maintained. The staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed there for 7 nights and that was about enough. We did yoga first thing in the morning every day with a really good instructor. It is a good choice for staying in the area. The one thing they need to work on is the restaurant. Breakfast is included and it was okay, but the menu choices are a bit limited. However the staff in the restaurant are very helpful and will do their best to get you what you want
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$54 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (0.9 km), Janardhana Swami Temple (0.5 km), and Asparagus (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Pura Vida?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Sun Cafe, Theeram, and Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant.
Does Pura Vida have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pura Vida offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pura Vida have airport transportation?
Yes, Pura Vida offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.7 km).