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North End Cliff near Black Beach, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#33 of 127 in Varkala Town
Set along the North Cliff of Varkala, the Bamboo Village offers a serene environment with stunning views and a relaxing atmosphere. Close to the beaches, restaurants and shops, the Bamboo Village has fourteen spacious bungalows and rooms with attached bathrooms, all at an affordable price. Each bungalow has its own porch where you can watch the sunset or just relax with your book whiling away the day under the coconut trees. Other amentities include: free wifi, bus/train/tour ticket bookings, ayurvedic massage bookings, laundry.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Bottled water
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English, Hindi, Tamil
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Marie wrote a review Nov 2019
22 contributions
Good location if you are looking for budget place near both beach, walks and shopping. See view and green garden. Super helpful and friendly staff. Big room, simple standard. Stayed for three weeks while on ayurvedic treatment in the same block.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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BF1 wrote a review Mar 2019
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I really enjoyed my stay in this calm and peaceful environment. The owner was always friendly and helpful and the price was lower compared to the other Cottages on the North Cliff. The room is simply furnished but you can find all you need. The beach is just some minutes away and there are many decent restaurants close by. Can recommend this place for a stay in Varkala!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled
Ralf B wrote a review Feb 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We extended our stay twice because it is simply a nice place. The owner seems to be a very nice person (towards other people and also towards his cute dog). The prices are reasonable and the location is good. We stayed in a bamboo hut for 4 days, it was clean enough and we were provided with towels and a bin. The only problem was the ants, but this is everywhere in the nature so i wouldn't complain about it, just know that you will have to deal with many of them, different sizes and all if you chose the bamboo huts. They also have some kind of hotel rooms available if you can't handle bugs though! The garden is nice and chilled, with hammocks in the shadow of coconut trees and a view on the ocean. You can always here the waves and the birds, it's a peaceful place when there is no temple festival going on during you stay. I would recommend this place if you're on a budget and not bothered by insects.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
rikdjong wrote a review Feb 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands73 contributions42 helpful votes
Looking at the ocean from your bed or from the little seating area in front of your bungalow is just the ticket. Combine that with a very clean place and friendly staff for an unbeatable price, you can't go wrong
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Dean R wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom58 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed in a standard non hut room here. It was clean and big and had a comfy bed. The guys running it are really nice and helped us out in getting our laundry clean and booking us our taxi to the airport. It’s a short walk to the main beach. Nice place to stay on varkala north cliff. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Jyoti K wrote a review Aug 2018
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I had made a booking thru Agoda and I was about to check in in night post 7 pm along with my family. Just to ensure about our arrival and get a landmark to reach them, I called them (supposedly, he is owner and his number reflects on website). But, he out-rightly denied any booking on my name and bluntly told that he doesn't have any kind of connection with Agoda. Well, I tried to connect to Agoda also at that time but it was useless. Upon asking, if he has any availability, he categorically told that all cottages are full and only cemented rooms are available right now. Fortunately, we got space in Savithri Inn Bamboo Cottage and they were really nice people but it was shocking to get such response by Bamboo Village owner specially when I had made the payment in advance. I went through Agoda again for refund of money and now Bamboo Cottage People are saying that they had our booking details with them which is purely cheating. Overall, I won't suggest anyone to book this property online (Offline- we visited the property as we were staying next to it and present staff denied any kind of availability in cottage for that night) and booking thru Agoda is also not a recommendable idea as you won't get their customer service at need of hour.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Response from bamboovillagevarkala, Manager at Bamboo Village
Responded 29 Aug 2018
First of all, there are more than one 'Bamboo village' in Varkala . We got the booking from Agoda and we keep that rooms for them, but the guest didn't reached here, we don't get such a phone call from the guest. And we informed Agoda that the guest didn't reach here. And no guest visited our place with an Agoda booking details.
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shruti d wrote a review Jun 2018
Brussels, Belgium50 contributions35 helpful votes
The guy who runs the place is extremely rude and racist. He was super sweet to all the white guys around except us Indians. At night when we had our friend to come drop us back as we were all girls he asked him to leave the property very rudely even though we weren't making any noise or creating nuisance and after the incident behaved like he's done nothing wrong and refused to acknowledge his mistake. The rooms are basic, not that great.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Response from bamboovillagevarkala, Manager at Bamboo Village
Responded 26 Jun 2018
In varkala there are two 'Bamboo villages'. According to our resgister no guest named 'shruthi' stayed in our place. We think this review is in the wrong place.
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Linda K wrote a review Apr 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
A relaxing and chilled out place to hang out and reflect. Hutts are cosy and comfortable with hammocks to relax in. Located at the north end giving privacy too. Lal the housekeeping and all rounder staff is amazing..so helpful and friendly..look out for him.. 😉
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from bamboovillagevarkala, Manager at Bamboo Village
Responded 17 Jul 2018
Thanku for the honest comment
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Karni Y wrote a review Mar 2018
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Liked staying there! Clean AC room, with nice balcony, fam and air condition. Had two good massage eith bamboo team. Was great and professional. Clean room. Changed our sheets and towel s after two days. 2 minutes frommain restaurants on the north cliff. Highly recommended**!!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled
kerstin p wrote a review Mar 2018
3 contributions4 helpful votes
How can you treat people like this cant understand I had same problem with one of the workers actually mobbed me so I have to get help one week it was nice one week good then goingbon like this very arrogant when I talked with the manager he denial all and didnt listen...after staying too long I moved to another place
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Response from bamboovillagevarkala, Manager at Bamboo Village
Responded 31 Mar 2018
As she said, she stayed here long. According to our register she stayed in our place for 3 months. If our place is bad a guest can't stay for 3 months. Once she said a complaint, that one of our staff is not saying 'Good morning' to her. As a manager what can I do with this complaint. I think this lady has some mental problems.
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bamboo village hotel varkala
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bamboo Village
Which popular attractions are close to Bamboo Village?
Nearby attractions include Shalimar Weaves (0.5 km), Royal Art Gallery (0.1 km), and Caraliza Designs (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bamboo Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Bamboo Village?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bamboo Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Does Bamboo Village have airport transportation?
Yes, Bamboo Village offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bamboo Village?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Bamboo Village?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.6 km).