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Thiruvambadi Beach Beach Road Thiruvambadi, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#26 of 80 in Varkala Town
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Varkala does not have to be difficult. Welcome to WoodHouse Beach Resort, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Woodhouse Beach Hotel offer air conditioning.

Guests of WoodHouse Beach Resort are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While staying at WoodHouse Beach Resort, visitors can check out Vishnu Temple (1.1 mi) and Sivagiri (2.3 mi), some of Varkala's top attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Varkala fish and chips restaurant such as Darjeeling Cafe, which is a short distance from WoodHouse Beach Resort.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Varkala Cliff (0.5 mi) or Janardhana Swami Temple (1.1 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

WoodHouse Beach Resort puts the best of Varkala at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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John wrote a review Apr 2022
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The stay was good with sea facing rooms with easy beach access.Food is also Tasty.Nice Ambience.Good Wi Fi Connection.All the services are Very good.For relaxation this is one of the choice to choose.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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fifi_lacarnivali wrote a review Feb 2020
vancouver406 contributions164 helpful votes
we are an adult family of five who booked three sea view deluxe rooms and two of the rooms were upgraded to two sea view bungalows. the rooms were decent and clean and the property is quiet. the hexagonal sea view cottages are very woodsy and we liked the feel of them. for information purposes it is important to note there are no t.v.s or safes in the rooms (not an issue for us but they are advertised as having them). they offered us a small fridge but only one between three rooms. when we asked about wifi, the manager just said, "sorry, no wifi", so we hijacked the wifi from the cafe next door. halfway through our one week stay we asked again and he fumbled around for a bit and then got us in on a hot spot. seems like they are limited and only accessible for a few customers at a time. the included breakfast is kerala style (specifically chana dhal, fried toast...(yummy), idli, coconut curry, vegetable curry, banana pancakes, chapatis, watermelon juice, coffee or tea and toast and jam) and is sufficient and convenient. the women who provide breakfast and cleaning services are lovely yet very shy. you must request your room to be cleaned, otherwise very little housekeeping is done. manager is pleasant but not present.he smiles a lot but does very little and we would often have to ask him a few times about matters we needed dealt with. with a little more presence and focus on communicating with customers and practising hospitality and management skills, this place could be much better. garbage is scattered all around the property edges including on the sun deck area (which also had broken furniture and only three useable sun chairs) and we cleaned up the area and the path around the property while the manager stood and watched and smiled at us. great location, sweet ambience and garden. i recommend for the right price. (not exceeding 1500 rupees) for an a.c. room) we found some rooms to have better furnishings than others so it is kind of the luck of the draw what room you get. either way, if you get a good price on this place it is definitely worth it! it is decidedly a budget hotel and a nice one. i would definitely recommend staying here if you are not expecting a fancy resort and are ok with possible minor inconveniences. there is a security man on at night which was a plus. black beach is a few minutes walk and has great swimming! we had a blast playing in the waves here... but be warned, there is no shade. the view from the rooms is lovely, especially from the sea view deluxe rooms. the sunset view from the property is stunning. varkala has a special magic about it and woodhouse beach resort is a very pleasant place to make your home while visiting. the right place for the right price!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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RAKZ_86 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India5 contributions
Not worth. I booked seaview delux cottage for Rs 3500. One best things i cud trace ws the location. Thats really awsum. But u hv bettr resorts close by. Sunview and krishnatheeram seems to be better. My finding or my dislikes are listed below. Bathroom not at all clean and taps wer in very bad shape. evn the window @ bathroom is not covered. Had to hang towel to take a bath. There were spider webs on the window. Need to improve house keeping. U wont get a blanket, need to adjust with a bedsheet which is like a thin polyster sheet. U wont get a ac remote unless u req for atleast 5times. No hot water. Bathroom amenities are so bad that u hv to wait for atleast an hr to get a bucket of water. There is no reception and no proper checkin. Have to carry ur luggage all d way to ur room. Hardly one car can be parked in their parking area. In bath u only get a small medimix soap and 2 stained towels Worst part was the breakfast.. better u go out and hv fud Cmon guys. Pls do the min job to attract ur guests. U have a grt location than any other resort on the cliff. Try to cash it by gvg bettr service..
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Parul wrote a review Jan 2020
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This place we stayed for 2 nights with family. The view to sea is great and beach is easily accessible just 2-3 minutes walk. Breakfast was included and is basic one but good enough and also tastes good. Owner is quite helpful. There is security at night monitoring the place. Overall great stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Book this place for decent sea view and accessibility to beach
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Rohit_Nayal wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India31 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel's location is great. Its at the end of the cliff. You can enjoy the beach just by walking out of your room. Sevice is good and it doesnt have its own restaurant. There are cafes jusi in front of the hotel. Book the hotel for its proximity to beach.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Joseph F Reidy wrote a review Jun 2019
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great place to stay beside the beach ... practically on the beach ... u can hear the waves in your rooms. beautiful garden with palm trees and seating for outdoor breakfast on the lawn watching the waves rolling in. But be wary of the overhead coconuts in this great garden ... don't sit underneath ...ouch !! Good wifi signal here too when you ask for it. great rooms with balconies and views. AC if you wish en suite bathrooms fans and I haven't seen one mosquito yet and im here almost 3 weeks already ... cant leave !! there is even an inhouse full time Ayurvedic Therapist/masseuse here as well - Ratheesh who will rub all your aches and pains and stress away at very good hourly rates .. well worth it too i can assure you. and the boss man owner manager Mr Alzar will help and advise in any way possible - as he does ... might even show you one of his short movie clips that is his passion when the hotel may be quiet. staff are very courteous helpful and kind and will organise your laundry service too and free water each day . Simple but tasty breakfast from Shams as well. Tea or coffee to your room or breakfast in bed for those honeymooners who cant leave the bed !! well worth a visit at the most economical rates around. Enjoy your sojourn here and you will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: all nice rooms ... take your pick
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ajie111 wrote a review Feb 2019
Goa, India3 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel as it looks in pictures is not the same when u see it, so don’t get fooled with the pictures. You may screw your holiday by checking here, the first and the foremost thing which annoys you is the team at the hotel. So unprofessional, rude and disrespectful towards guest. All the things in the hotel are royally screwed on top of that the staff makes it worst, the GM of the hotel is the only good thing there in the hotel and he is the only one who can sort your issues (a gem of a person). The moment we entered in the room we saw a fridge totally rusted and dirty and dead, on asking they said we don’t provide fridge in the room this was kept by mistake (seriously? ) and basic lodge this days also provides a small fridge. Just to not allow me to forget that incident when I went to take shower the water went of half the way and I ended up half showered, on complaining the same to the hotel they took half an hour to come and check the issue. Again to not forget me this incident while going around the room I got my leg hurt due to the sharp edges of the bed( a total wrong furniture for hotel, be careful) on asking a bandaid from the hotel they never bothered to get me that till two days I stayed in the hotel. The staff of the hotel is a complete disaster in the hotel. Please avoid staying there as far as possible.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from woodhouse v, Manager at WoodHouse Beach Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Hi sir , you are mistaken .this is wood house beach resort,varkala, kerala . this is not a resort in goa. please remove this review.
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Rajit Misra wrote a review Dec 2018
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We were 2 families and checked in for two nights on 9th December 2018. We had booked two adjacent cottages. The picture which is shown on net on their website and various other websites, the rooms were not setup in that beautiful manner but was still acceptable. The location is very good and close by to black beach. There was only one person in the reception who continued to be the sole person available for anything and everything. One of the two rooms had soiled pillow covers and bedsheet which were stinking. There were lots of ants inside both the rooms, about which the sole person Mr. Rathish couldn't do anything. There was no intercom or room service on the call. There is a restaurant nearby where one needs to go and order and then it can be delivered to the rooms. Again no one comes to pick up the plates back even after a call. There was no electric kettle provided in any of the cottages with no tea/coffee options obviously. Both the families had one infant each so there was requirement of hot water. So in the morning of the second day, we were told that there are solar heaters available but hot water did not appear in any of the taps in both the cottages due to which there was a lot of problem faced by all of us. Everything was conveyed to Mr. Rathish but he seemed helpless as he was again the lone man standing. To anyone's surprise as it will be, the cottage rooms did not have TV. One more thing, the resort can accommodate only one car parking. Thereafter, the car owners have to find space outside the resort nearby and park it at their risk. When nothing could be sorted out after repeatedly telling to Mr. Rathish, we decided to check out and not stay the second day. The resort also had taken one day advance from us so it just worked out otherwise had we decided to check out the same day of check in, i doubt about any positive response from the resort's side. And let me tell you about the nail in the coffin regarding our decision to check out; on the morning of the second day, when we were contemplating whether to leave or to stay back, the electricity went and their DG set also did not come up till the time we checked out. So, overall it was a terrible experience and we would recommend anyone against check in here.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from woodhouse v, Manager at WoodHouse Beach Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2019
sir you are misteken . this is woodhouse beachresort. this is not goa resort. please remove this review.
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Anil T wrote a review May 2018
Mumbai, India1418 contributions264 helpful votes
Location wise it's very good. We had a sea facing cottage. Even they serve breakfast at a spot from where you get a good sea view. Look wise also it is nice green outside. However the quality of the room from inside is average. The cleaning etc. is not very good. When we reached with a prior booking, the reception was empty. We found a room service staff and asked him if our room was ready but he did not know. He said the manager will come after half an hour as he is taking a massage right now and we have to wait. This was not a very good experience.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Anirudh Menon wrote a review Mar 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India17 contributions1 helpful vote
A really good place to just relax and spend time with your loved ones. Caring and pleasant staff.. A seaside view to soothe your mind from a hectic work schedule.Authentic Kerala food is really good..
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about WoodHouse Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Royal Art Gallery (0.4 km) and Varkala Aquarium (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattorias Restaurant, Eco Puccini Lala Art Cafe, and Boatman's Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to WoodHouse Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.7 km).
Does WoodHouse Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.