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Varkala Town, Varkala India
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#15 of 80 in Varkala Town
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Theja wrote a review Jul 2021
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Super amazing sea food, beautiful view, private entry to beach, chill vibes, staff is friendly and kind. Wonderful people out there. Totally loved the place and it's vibes. Must visit when at varkala.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
andygdp wrote a review Mar 2020
Ulverston, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a fabulous and very friendly place to stay. The rooms were pretty basic but very clean. The staff were absolutely first class and very helpful and even booked our onward train travel for us. The garden area has a large covered chill out area with sofas and a great place to chat and meet other travelers. Breakfast was great with traditional Keralan options to try.
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Date of stay: March 2020
kainbj wrote a review Feb 2020
Bellbrae, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I stayed for 3 nights. We loved the quiet location, the stunning view from the garden, and the helpful and friendly staff. Our room was very comfortable. It was about a 20 minute walk along beach to the busy cliff area (I’m glad we didn’t stay there, but it was fun to visit there and a great place to eat), or a short tuk tuk drive. The beach at the bottom of the cliffs was quiet, uncrowded, clean and beautiful. Lovely to easily go down for a dip in the warm water whenever we wanted. The kitchen in the resort was always open, so you could easily sit in the deck chairs, read a book, soak up the peace, snack, and sip on cool drinks throughout the day. A very relaxing time was had, and we thoroughly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Janni K wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions
I really enjoyed staying at Cliff Stories. After being at the North Cliff for 8 days it was so nice to arrive to this peaceful and calm hotel at the South Cliff. With the most spectacular view from the garden to the ocean, one could sit there the whole day just soaking it all in. The staff is very friendly, always smiling and greeting you - you feel at home. And not to forget - Sheela, the hotel dog with the most adorable panda eyes! Thank you Deepak, Supeed and the rest of the staff - and of course Sheela!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Shanti C wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada98 contributions15 helpful votes
From the moment I arrived, Deepak made me feel completely safe and at home. The property is located on the cliff top overlooking the ocean, there are steps down to the beach and you can hear the waves crashing all night. The accommodations are basic but charming and very very clean. I found the beds and pillows comfortable, and I slept incredibly well. But what really made this hotel stand out was the hospitality provided by Deepak. He cares about his guests, makes them feel welcome, and will arrange any sort of activity you like. I arrived at the hotel in the evening, indicated I wanted to surf, and he promptly arranged lessons for me the very next morning at 630am at Soul and Surf - a mere 10 minute walk away. There is also a Varkala “Experience” he offers, which was simply fabulous and took you around to the real Varkala, both touristy points but mainly the hidden gems. I’d highly suggest that for anyone wanting to get the real feel of this beautiful town. And finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the food at Cliff Stories. The Kerala Lunch, served on a banana leaf is divine, as are all the fresh fruit juices. I cannot thank Deepak and his team enough for the wonderful experience and many memories. As a solo female traveler, it was liberating to arrive at a place and feel so safe and independent (like coming home) so quickly. Highly highly recommended for all travellers wanting an authentic, comfortable and delicious experience in Varkala.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff Stories
Which popular attractions are close to Cliff Stories?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (1.0 km), Janardhana Swami Temple (0.7 km), and Asparagus (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cliff Stories?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cliff Stories?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cliff Stories?
Conveniently located restaurants include Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant, Sea Sun Cafe, and Theeram.
Does Cliff Stories have airport transportation?
Yes, Cliff Stories offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cliff Stories located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Varkala Town.
Are there any historical sites close to Cliff Stories?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.7 km).