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No. 349 Kurakanni Village Near Helipad, North Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 11/11/2021.
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#5 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala Town
We are a cute family guesthouse overlooking the Arabian sea with 8 rooms and beautiful garden on north cliff in Varkala. Your rooms Rooms are bright, spacious, clean with a sea or garden view. We offer: AC and non AC rooms, mosquito nets, free towel, and toilet paper, free wi-fi, free refill packaged water and laundry service. Our place is peaceful with a laid back atmosphere thanks to the lovely big front garden with a sitting area and some hammocks to relax, though being right on the cliff, a bit more secluded a few seconds from the beach, from our entrance , with restaurants and shops. Our guests can start or finish the day with a yoga session each day or simply enjoy the stunning sunsets from our top floor or the roof top yoga studio,( if there’s no yoga sessions ) which is one of the highest roofs in Varkala. If you have some more Adrenaline running in jump in for a sunset swim and run on the beach ! Feeling a bit low on energy ! Or take a book from our shelf and doze yourself in our garden ! We have space for everyone with almost everything nicely basic and authentically, that we could care for your beach holiday in India. We are pet friendly and we have three pet dogs. We are also happy to arrange a taxi pick-up or drop off ( pretty reliable ) and to suggest the best places to visit. I, the owner can speak fluent English, Tamil, Basic Malayalam, Sinhala and basic German. I have also a good knowledge of the local tourist attractions, travel arrangements and I am always happy to support my guests. I live here and this is my official residence as well as an abode guesthouse ! For all of you out there ! I am available most of the times ! Our guests and cleanliness are the top priority for us !
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Airport transportation
Couples massage
24-hour security
Car park
Paid wifi
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Taxi service
Foot massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Open-air bath
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Sinhala, Tamil
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Isabella H wrote a review Mar 2020
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Absolute bliss! Arabian Soul felt like our home for a couple nights, a welcome retreat after a busy week in India. Naveen (the owner) is an incredible manager and makes the guest house feel really like your home. He was so helpful with everything and gave us his time. We loved getting to know him and some of the people who were stayed there! Beautiful vibes we can't WAIT to come back. From Isabella and Lewis :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any rooms, but the ones with a sea view are lovely!
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Anni V wrote a review Jan 2020
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Arabian soul - a place with a soul. And not an average one. As Naveen is a purely kind soul himself, he fills his house with like minded people. And he tries constantly to let everyone feel welcomed. This makes the atmosphere more than enjoyable. The garden, which is very calm and peaceful, plays its part to that. The rooms are clean and bright. Hanging around or doing yoga on the rooftop while enjoying the amazing view over the ocean makes the picture complete. It was an absolutely pleasure to volunteer there as a yoga teacher. I could have not imagine myself a better place in Varkala to do that. Thank you for letting me be part of this special place. It makes me wishing for a return already.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Nuriet81 wrote a review Dec 2019
Madrid, Spain7 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean and nicely decorated rooms. Good location just in front of the ocean. Naveen, the owner, is super friendly and he is always willing to help you and give you best recommendations about the area.The roof top is perfect to practice yoga and enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Varkala. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Annette Goodwin wrote a review Nov 2019
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We originally booked into Araibian Soul for 3 nights but extended our stay for the rest of our holiday. Arabian soul is tucked away and has it's own garden and the highest food top in Varkala. Its a peaceful and clean place with all the amenities on its door step. Naveen the host has become a great friend, nothing is too much trouble for him and he is available to help you at any time. We will be returning for definite in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Monk-Cunliffe wrote a review Aug 2019
Sheffield, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful four-night stay in Varkala. Navèén's place is at the quieter end of the cliff with less hassle but is still only a minute walk to shops and restaurants, and is next door to the main backpacker coffee shop. It's set a few metres back from the cliff path so feels like it's in its own little garden. Great communal balcony overlooking the sea and rooftop for yoga. Navèén is a great host and helped us to organise ourselves a lot for a long trip in India and gave some great film recommendations. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$15 - US$32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arabian Soul
Which popular attractions are close to Arabian Soul?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.1 km), Varkala Beach (0.05 km), and Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arabian Soul?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Arabian Soul?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
Is parking available at Arabian Soul?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arabian Soul?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Temple, Darjeeling Cafe, and Abba Restaurant and Everest German Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arabian Soul?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Arabian Soul have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arabian Soul offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arabian Soul?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arabian Soul?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Arabian Soul?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.1 km).