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Near Varkala North Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#23 of 80 in Varkala Town

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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Free parking
Public wifi
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Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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English, Hindi
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ROBIN wrote a review Mar 2022
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Room was quite neat and could sleep properly, that is the only positive. Everything else was challenging, there was not even a single bottle of water/glass in the room. Staff from reception to caretaker all were rude and unfriendly.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Austin wrote a review Feb 2022
Nagercoil, India138 contributions11 helpful votes
Very nice and beautiful resort in the north cliff of Varkala. The rooms are comfortable with all amenities. An affordable resort. The view from the resort is breath taking. The restaurant provides very tasty foods.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Amit P wrote a review Jan 2022
33 contributions3 helpful votes
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
Arup Gupta wrote a review Jan 2022
Bengaluru, India130 contributions112 helpful votes
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
Pranav wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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
3 Helpful votes
rjaffelieb wrote a review Feb 2020
Jerusalem, Israel187 contributions88 helpful votes
A bit run down, the air conditioner didnt work well, but the view is fabulous and the location is not to be beat. Too expensive even for India, they should lower the price. Great restaurant onsite. Beautiful beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Rajesh Marokey wrote a review Dec 2019
Thrissur, India119 contributions20 helpful votes
Clafouti is perched on top of Varkala cliff with a magnificent sight overlooking the sea. Good English breakfast. It's an okay place to stay. Bed linen and towels not very best. Breakfast was not complimentary though
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Uditya wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had stayed for two days. In off season I have booked it. The room is very small even cupboard was not there.We had to ask even for the basic toiletry everyday. No room service, no daily cleaning of room, for setting the bedding we had to ask every time to send someone. Didn't change the towels everyday and when we have asked to change the towel they just left the new towel on the bed but didn't take back the used wet towels with them as you can see in below attached pic. Even I asked for an extra blanket they don't have manners, I was sitting outside on terrace and was on call the room service person came and gave it in my hand instead of putting it on bed and also the extra blanket was so stingy that I cant even breath, also they provide a bike on rent but it's in a condition like service is not done from decades and we were worried all the way that if it stops what will we do. Overall we had a pathetic experience and this place ruined our trip. I would not recommend anyone to stay here ever.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Anish wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had booked my room through goibibo and found that my room was ready before my checkin time..the room was spic and span and it had a sea facing view., 2 chairs facing the seas (view is partial in the distance of about 20mtrs due to the other cottages and restaurant of the resort)...it was a excellent place to sit and have a drink and alot of space to have food infront of your room itself giving yourself privacy. The restaurant served satisfactory food and would deliver the food to your room ( though one of the staff there was very hesitant to bring the food and informed us that he wouldnt bring it..which was very rude behaviour..the manager later apologized and brought my food to the door.) It is a 200mtr walk to the beach and about 60 to 80 steps downhill to reach the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
sparklesbvj wrote a review Jul 2019
kottayam8 contributions9 helpful votes
We didn't stay at the resort. Just went to the restaurant seeing the good reviews online. But was very disappointed. The food was not at all great... Very bland, not at all tasty. It was even missing salt! Also, there were lot of flies and stray dogs.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
$24 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
clafouti beach hotel varkala
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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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 (0.4 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, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
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 (3.6 km).
Does Clafouti Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.