Clafouti Beach Resort

Clafouti Beach Resort

North Cliff Near Varkala, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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Fully refundable before Fri, 31 May
₹4,232
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3.5
#5 of 14 resorts in Varkala Town
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal family-friendly resort in Varkala does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Clafouti Beach Resort, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Vishnu Temple (0.9 mi) and Sivagiri (2.2 mi), guests of Clafouti Beach Resort can easily experience some of Varkala's most well known attractions.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and a sun terrace, and you can go online as Clafouti Beach Hotel offers guests public wifi. Guests are also welcome to enjoy breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Varkala burritos restaurant such as Coffee Temple, which is a short distance from Clafouti Beach Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Varkala Cliff (0.2 mi) and Janardhana Swami Temple (0.9 mi), which are some popular Varkala attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the resort.

Clafouti Beach Resort looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Varkala.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Restaurant
Beach
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Salon
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Room features
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

North Cliff Near Varkala, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Amit P wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India47 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's located on the Cliff in Varkala. In Varkala the cliff has a chain of hotels and resorts one beside each other. Clafouti is very good with respect to the location and is also very expensive for the standard of rooms they offer. The family rooms are big and better but for us a family of 3 it's not a good choice and the small ones are really small.
It has a good restaurant and u can try good sea food if u r a sea food lover.... try the calamaris.... lemon juice is waste of money as they seriously don't know to make it... rest all are fine

I would give 4 rating for the location, view and the property. But they can improve the room decor for the price
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shruti wrote a review Sept 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Giving 3 stars only because of the view it provides. The only good thing about this hotel is the breath-taking view from the cliff side facing rooms. The property is pretty good. However do not expect much with regards to service & quality.
They only provide one bottle of water per room per day & charge additional value (which I found was utterly ridiculous) . We booked a premium rook facing the ocean which included free breakfast (It's not a breakfast buffet, it's just a plate of breakfast offered from the breakfast menu) & the staff immediately told us there is limit of the price of the breakfast menu that you can order & that we have to pay the differential amount, which was utterly ridiculous. Everything for them is money - making gimmick.
Go with the intention of just spending the time soaking in the view, and experiment with other adjoining cafes & restaurants for good quality food.
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Date of stay: September 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose the ocean facing view.
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Arup Gupta wrote a review Jan 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India189 contributions123 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
No way is this a 3star property, not even by a stretch of imagination. Neither is it worth 3.5-4k for the room that we stayed in. It's more of 1.5-2k range kind of a room. The linen and the towels were clean, the room and the bathroom were clean and the location was bang on the famous Verkala Cliff overlooking the beach. That's all. Nothing more. The approach to this property is extremely narrow. The rooms are quite small for the price. They give no toiletries except a couple of mini herbal soaps. They don't have in room tea or coffee sachets. Yes, they gave us a electric kettle when we requested for it. They don't serve complimentary breakfast for the price that they charge. They staff roams around without any mask and neither do they sanitise what they touch in the room. There's hardly any space outside the room and we had people from the next room standing outside our room to look at the sea because that was the only space available.
All in all, it was quite disappointing.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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indian8001 wrote a review Jul 2023
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India41 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had enquired directly with the Akhil hotels group reservations and booked a Garden view room with breakfast (continental plan) in clafouti beach resort for ₹3400. We had made clear that our purpose of the booking is to solely enjoy the beach as the property did not even have a swimming pool.

When we reached the resort (if you can call it that) we were given this shabby room with the walls all wet and furniture rotten. We were asked to pay the whole amount in advance before checking in(Seems a weird policy as we had paid more than half the amount in advance). The room was not even worth paying ₹1000.
Still we endured it to go to the beach in the evening and since the beach was 15 minutes walk away from the place, we went via road. The life guards at the beach said that the beach was closed about a month back due to monsoon and rough sea. This was not at all informed to us at the time of booking. When we enquired about this with the resort reception, they told me they were not aware about this. We were about to leave as we didn't want to stay in the shabby old room as we can't even visit the beach. Then they told they had a strict non refund policy even if we did not have breakfast, they wouldn't agree to refund even the breakfast amount.
Posting pics of the room for reference.
May be the sea view rooms might be having good views but be wary about the cunning and deceptive behaviour of the reservations and the reception staff.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't choose any other rooms other than sea view rooms. Not worth the money you spend.
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Curiosity12562793172 wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Never book this hotel any TRAVEL AGENT.

Please do not book this hotel any Travel Agent because they cheated and not given the refund, when you canceled the booking even 15 days before of check in.

Very worst GM and administration of this property and rudely behavior we book 2 rooms and paid 3000 adv on 6th Jan 23, ( 24 Jan Ch in) and some emergency the guest cancel the booking on 9th Jan (15 Days before) but this hotel GM said the paid amount is not possible to refund.

We are not giving any booking to these Hotels

Clafouti Resort
Akhil beach Resort
Rajapalayam Beach Resort
Nikhil Residence
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Date of stay: January 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pranav wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst experience ever.
They misbehave with you if your room gets dirty. The worst thing is that they ill-treat you. Never ever come to this place if you to cool down your mind. They will give head ache. If your room gets dirty, then ask you to clean the room and they say no other way is there such as fine. They will not let you go until you clean the room. After that they will say w can't let others to get in this room because you didn't clean well. "Saala mein yaha hotel me customer banke aaya hu ya inka naukar". Again misbehave. I cleaned the room but now they show their true colors. They will say now pay fine. I said - "What did I hear?". Again I cleaned the room but they keep telling not cleaned yet. Finally, they saw that I not paying fine and that's reasonable I have cleaned, why should I pay fine now but they are stubborn as buffalo. They don't want to retain customers.

One guy throw the broom to me and it hit me. I kept telling the guy to say sorry for what he did but no he didn't.

If you want to spoil your vacation, then you are good to go and book rooms at Clafouti Beach Resort.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Akansha wrote a review Mar 2024
New Delhi, India24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Royal Villa Deluxe for 2 nights and 3 days, the room was pretty and decent but the staff and service was very bad, at first when we reach there the staff was unaware about the booking and took us to very cheap room as compared to what we booked. The receptionist doesn’t speak hindi or english so it was very frustrating. You have to pay for every second water bottle. staff is not at all friendly or polite. You can only book the room for the view. It is very close to the beach. The view from the room is also very pretty.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Second bottle is chargeable Weird smell in cheaper rooms
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Mark S wrote a review Dec 2023
Hereford, United Kingdom589 contributions349 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our 3 night stay here. Staff were friendly and professional. Location is excellent. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. It’s reasonable VFM. The restaurant does not look much from the outside, however the food is consistently excellent. Numerous travellers recommended it and once we tried it, we used it regularly. Fresh fish suppers, great breakfasts (particularly good Shakshuka). My criticism is that our rooms did not have WiFi - so we had to sit outside/go to restaurant to get online. There is a very good Yoga instructor next door, along with a decent ice cream shop! The walk to the beach is short, and there are loads of shops and restaurants nearby.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rohan R wrote a review Jan 2024
Mumbai, India139 contributions22 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located on the North Cliff, staying at Clafouti will keep you at the heart of the buzz in Varkala. We were in the cottages which look beautiful from the outside, but were in definite need of TLC inside. Bad decor and tacky lighting made the room completely tasteless... a lost opportunity.

Cleanliness and service quality were average. The staff at the reception were very helpful though.

Do not opt for meals, as there are several fabulous cafes and restaurants around you.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Geet Avaneesh wrote a review Jun 2023
Hyderabad, India9 contributions
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a been a nice experience. We opted for small rooms as per availability but they do provide villa type rooms which are pretty good. Family type resort. They had a magnificent cliff view by the beach multiple cafes around the corner. One can have a cool nytt lyff . U can capture beautiful pics and views . Must try their massage spa . Facial massage was very good . Must try the restaurant inside the resort , they serve tasty continental food. Must try Thai red curry and rice and also fried rice
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't opt for the rooms in ground floor and also go for villa type rooms if they are in ur budget...
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Santylockd asked a question Apr 2019
Chennai (Madras), India
What ia check in and check out time?
Answer from Akapoor_Traveller
Ghaziabad, India229 contributions22 helpful votes
Check-in 12:30 Check-out 11:00
Answer from BlueNaga
Chicago141 contributions27 helpful votes
Yes, it's safe and conveniently located.
Answer from abhijithbabu
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India83 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi Yes it has sea view. Following are the good and bad things Good things 1. Sea View 2. Great food Bad things 1.Very bad bed, gave us back ache 2.Problem with hot water, took the plumber more than half an hour to resolve the issue but still had issues 3.Has TV but doesn't work 4.Has fridge but doesn't work 5.Delux cottage on ground floor is on road side so people can peek inside, though its covered with curtains Enjoy your stay
Answer from ringsonmysole
Jodhpur, India253 contributions108 helpful votes
go to clafouti because it is beautiful ,the adjoining restaurant is fabulous for sea food and view ,the rates vary but the hotel is very accomodating and helpful,the places around are wonderful and the beach is clean ,rates start fm 2500 per day but is worth every penny
Akansha wrote a tip Mar 2024
New Delhi, India24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second bottle is chargeable Weird smell in cheaper rooms"
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harsh s wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"The approach road is very narrow and gets jammed often"
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indian8001 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India41 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't choose any other rooms other than sea view rooms. Not worth the money you spend."
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Geet Avaneesh wrote a tip Jun 2023
Hyderabad, India9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't opt for the rooms in ground floor and also go for villa type rooms if they are in ur budget . Must try their in house restaurant."
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Shruti wrote a tip Sept 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the ocean facing view."
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PRICE RANGE
₹3,414 - ₹6,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
clafouti beach hotel varkala
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clafouti Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Clafouti Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.4 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.3 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clafouti Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Clafouti Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Clafouti Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clafouti Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Clafouti, and Darjeeling Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clafouti Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Clafouti Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.5 km).
Does Clafouti Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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