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North Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 682028 India
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#50 of 80 in Varkala Town
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Gulf Travel Feels wrote a review Mar 2019
Manama, Bahrain1 contribution
Mafia is around you... watching all your activities!! The friendly angel -named Simon (Character-1 in the drama, name keeps changing) is at your service for all your needs. So-called owner (Character-2) then appears in front of you and takes you out of the hotel and threaten you for money (part of their drama). Says-"Give us all what you have, or else you and those who came along with you will not leave from here alive." Along with the so-called owner, around 15 people who were watching your activities inside the hotel including the friendly angel-Simon, gathers there around and mocking on you, beats you up by cooking up a story that you were trying to sell marijuana inside the hotel. They take your Wallet,IDs and your Mobile from your pocket and they even take the money from your wallet and return your empty wallet. Bamboo Village- Cottage next to Blue Marine is also a part of this drama. Never visit there at any cost! If you do, you are really risking your life.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Aphex wrote a review Feb 2019
4 contributions7 helpful votes
If you are looking for something cheap in Varkala, this place is good. It s not perfect but it s clean enough. The staff don t speak very well english, but they are nice and helpfull if you need. Wifi works well.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Billy W wrote a review Sep 2017
Bramcote, United Kingdom782 contributions140 helpful votes
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Place was just awful the only redeeming feature what's the chap that took our passport details (I think he was possibly Nepali)seemed genuinely interested in our plans and if we were happy. Staff were not interested at all in even checking our booking the manager dude (Kashmiri?) was just not interested at all and just kept trying to get us to pay in full even before we had seen the room. Booking on Agoda it stated includes breakfast but there is no restaurant here or at least wasn't when we were here. Rooms were dirty and dusty, bedsheets were dirty. When we asked the manager for the wifi code ( obviously wasn't working see pic even though we paid for wifi) he seemed more interested in putting his rizla together than help a paying guest. Have a look at the pics of the litter lying around and the room (which was next door to the original one they offered us) where the staff held their nightly local lads party's. No wifi No restaurant No breakfast Massive rip off
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled
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dottydarling wrote a review Feb 2017
Lynmouth, United Kingdom151 contributions75 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in the second floor large room with small outside space. Room was worn but good sense of space and clean. Views to the sea through the trees and the cafe which is a bonus in Varkala. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Only problem was that at night there was a loud noise coming from the roof area above us. This started about 2am both nights and went on for hours. Even with ear plugs we could still hear it. We did tell the staff and there was speculations as to its source but we never found out what it was. In hindsight we should have asked to change rooms. Shame as the room was large, airy, fairly priced and in a nice position.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Indiagirl2014 wrote a review Dec 2016
Rastatt, Germany26 contributions4 helpful votes
When we reached there, we checked the room before we finally checked in. Everything seemed fine. What confused us at first was the fact that they charged all the money for the whole stay at the very first day. As we planned to stay anyways it was OK for us. In the night my friend got again sick with stomach problems and itchyness (either an allergic reaction to the washing powder or bedbugs?!) The problem was also that the water was switched off in the night so going to toilet was no fun at all. I was sick for many days before and it got worse that night....we told them that we would like to check out before and go to a hospital in trivandrum because we were also thinking to leave India earlier than planned since we were not well from the first day on. They refused to accept our excuse and additionally they refused to give back our passports which they had from the day before to make a copy of it. Usually hotels make a scan or can give the passport back within one hour....Moreover they did not want to give us the money back. Even though we were sick we had to fight hardly for our rights and they gave a dam about our health. I could have suffocated they would not have cared about it. The hotel is okay and nothing special, so that only this would deserve 3 stars. But this incident showed that they care for nothing but their money. Money before health.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Shira G wrote a review Oct 2016
Mikhmoret, Israel130 contributions42 helpful votes
Nice, big and clean rooms with a balcony and view of the beach. Excellent location right on the north side of the cliff. The price is very fair, and Aji will help you with everything you need out of kindness (not trying to make money of you like in other places). We had an amazing stay. Very recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled
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traveltipvarsha wrote a review Jun 2016
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India35 contributions7 helpful votes
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Very bad room given despite showing nice pictures at time of booking.no flat screen t.v..it's just a small computer monitor.no heavy curtains,only sheer curtains forcing you to be early up.and no care is taken of your special request made before booking...just an eyewash ..not worth. We can get better rooms in main line of hotels.this property is selling on due to sea side location publicity..very cold n unwelcoming staff..I truely don't recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Gurra031 wrote a review Feb 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden12 contributions6 helpful votes
We got ourselves a very pleasant surprise after asking the riksha driver to take us to a budget homestay and he started driving into a dirt road and we expected the standard tucked-away cheap ackomedation but instead found ourselves in a room with a view over the ocean. Nice rooms, good food, awesome staff! Memorable times. If you see Vinod ask him to play Under The Bridge, and say hi from Gustav!
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Natasha M wrote a review Jan 2016
Celbridge, Ireland18 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely guys looking after everyone, great impromptu music nights , delicious food including good salads and in general a good atmosphere. Affordable prices and located at the quieter end of the cliff which is nice.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled
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TheIndieNomads wrote a review Dec 2015
East Sussex, United Kingdom151 contributions71 helpful votes
Blue Marine is located in the quieter spot of the north cliff so is great for relaxing and rejuvenating, whilst the smaller and more intimate 'Black Beach' is located only a few moments away too. It hosts really big, clean rooms with comfy beds, a good sized balcony/veranda, and the friendliest staff in town who will do anything for you! Aji, Manu and Vinod are great hosts and really helped us to enjoy our stay, even taking us to a pharmacy when needed. Initially booked for a few nights we ended up staying for 10! Vinod makes the best and cheapest drinks in town; perfect for enjoying sunset which is embraced with uninterrupted seaviews! This is a great underestimated place to stay with good food. (The Poori Masala for breakfast is particularly delicious.) If you are fortunate enough to stay in the first guesthouse on the first floor, it is a little bigger and has an additional balcony to :-) Well worth c.£6 per night! A sincere recommendation.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
$52 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Marine Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Marine Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Art Gallery (0.4 km) and Varkala Aquarium (0.2 km).
What food & drink options are available at Blue Marine Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Marine Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattorias Restaurant, Eco Puccini Lala Art Cafe, and Boatman's Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Marine Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.7 km).