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North Cliff Varkala,Trivandrum, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#53 of 80 in Varkala Town
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Enjoy the best. Your vacation starts here. Haiwa's hot spot on the beach.We have a choice of air conditioned and non air condition rooms.
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Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Beach
Airport transportation
Massage
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Valet parking
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Salus wrote a review May 2019
4 contributions5 helpful votes
On the website booking.com I read that this guest house has 3 stars, but the conditions and qualifications of the staff do not correspond to this. Often there was no electricity, and the guest house did not even have a backup generator. Wi-Fi was available only in the corridor and the hall, the connection was often interrupted. The guest house had no adjacent territory at all. The toilets of the adjacent rooms had a common ventilation grill, so all sounds were audible. After I found the mouse excrements on the wardrobe, I was afraid walk barefoot. By the way, taking our shoes off in front of the building was a requirement of the school. Mice could enter the room through the windows because the mosquito nets were holey. Often there were problems with cold water. The food was the same every day, very poor diet. After the massage I had large bruises on my body, the massage was conducted in unhygienic conditions, there were no disposable sheets. The schedule was similar to the daily routine in the army. The organizers could better plan the day. As a result, army schedule of classes, constant noise, unhealthy diet, strange massage did not contribute to good health. After the course I was recovering for a long time.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Ter Diaz wrote a review May 2019
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I want to share my impressions. 1. Guest house Haiwa beach residency is situated in a very noisy place. The windows overlook a noisy road. Almost every Day at 5 o'clock a.m. praying started in the temple not far from Guest House, moreover the director of Rishikul organized disco parties in the dining hall late in the evening. All students were also forced to listen to loud music. 2. The food was monotonous and low-calorie. The food did not comply with Ayurvedic principles. The Ayurvedic doctor identified your dosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and type of food, but the food was the same for all students. Where was logic? 3. The director of Rishikul (Renjith) charged a higher price to those who booked on the website. Those who haggled on the spot had good discounts, which meant that the website price was initially inflated. 4. Masseurs did not use disposable bed-sheets. Nobody wiped or washed massage tables. Every new customer had to lay down on a dirty table stained with oil. 5. I did not have the necessary hygiene items in my room (soap, toilet paper). My room was not cleaned regularly, and cleaning time was always not convenient for me. There were no safes in all rooms, there were no safes at the reception desk too. The mosquito nets on the windows were torn. There was no desk in the room, I had to sit in the dining room. Wi-fi did not work in the rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Bruno Ferraz wrote a review Jan 2019
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Namaste, Kerala (Varkala) is wonderful and magic place. The stuff and the teachers they have open hearts with a lot of knowledges about life, soul and spiritual. We will come back to do more courses about ayurvedic&cooking classes and yoga&meditation. They showed really the true of life. They gave us many tools to help in ours daily lifes. Thank you Rishikul Ayurshala 🙏 Bruno & Gabriela
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Paul P wrote a review Feb 2018
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
This is India not the Ritz, right. Fantastic value for money, great location, 10 mins walk to the cliff front/beach. Clean rooms, cool ambiance from the communal seating area. Very quiet and peaceful. Fan or AC rooms, I chose AC and it worked well. Staff extremely friendly and willing to help. Wifi friendly.Safe and secure. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Clarkycott wrote a review May 2016
Cottingham, United Kingdom31 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for 1 night whilst travelling around the area. Quiet location 5 minutes walk to the cliff top. Room are basic and clean with a private bathroom. There is a good seating area were you can meet with other guests.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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PRICE RANGE
$129 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Haiwa Beach Residency
Which popular attractions are close to The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Nearby attractions include Janardhana Swami Temple (0.7 km), Asparagus (0.9 km), and Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a fitness centre, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Sun Cafe, Green Pepper Restaurant & Resort, and Mamma champos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Haiwa Beach Residency have airport transportation?
Yes, The Haiwa Beach Residency offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Haiwa Beach Residency located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.00 km away from the centre of Varkala Town.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Haiwa Beach Residency?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (1.8 km).
Is The Haiwa Beach Residency accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.