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Varkala Helipad Road near Chembakam Supermarket, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#65 of 127 in Varkala Town
Nestled in the quiet and laid back town of Varkala in Kerala, Cliff & Coral Homestel is the perfect getaway for all you travelling souls. We are hosting you in a century old heritage house with an acre of open space with a Cafe, a yoga shed, a lounge space and a picturesque terrace for you to relax and unwind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi


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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Appuapuz wrote a review 1 May
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Cliff and corals is a beautiful place to stay specially when you are with friends you will enjoy the peak .. specially best for bagpackers,option of dormentry and private rooms etc with good wifi connection and good reception team... explore varkala beach and the cliff nearby to the place Explore the local food Rather than going to cafes
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Hussain217 wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India121 contributions27 helpful votes
Visited Cliff and coral in Varkala recently with my wife on our honeymoon. Our stay was fantastic. The private rooms are clean and has all the necessary amenities. Nikhil and Kishmita are super hosts. They will give you the most amazing recommendations. Their cafe is also very good with yummy food.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Sarga wrote a review Dec 2021
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Disappointed with them but there is so much scope for improvement. So, we booked the stay in the dorm at Cliff and corals during this Christmas time. From what we read online and after charging us 6k for just 1 day, we were hoping for pretty decent rooms with basic amenities. But, we were highly disappointed by their service and rooms. Rooms: The fans were so dusty. There were no toiletries ( soap, towel, lotions) except a handwash in the bathroom. When asked to the owners, they said that it is a "budget" room. Charging 1000 per head for a non-ac room and calling it as budget, LOL! and that they expect the travelers to carry along. They haven't mentioned anywhere on their site that the basic amenities won't be provided unless paid extra. The rooms didn't even have proper locks. But thanks, for at least providing us with bedcovers and pillows ( that too one less) as pillows would've taken up more space in the bag. Service: The owners were friendly whom we met just at the time of arrival and over calls. But, the one with whom we had most interaction, a lady caretaker, her behavior was so rude and nosy, who even judged us for being on a vacation. She ordered us not to wear our slippers inside the room, we were concerned to keep them outside as there were 2 dogs and god knows whether it will be there the next time. Hence, we assured her that, we will wear them inside only after washing them if it gets dirty. She agreed! we were satisfied. But, on the same day, afternoon, when we wore the slipper inside, she shouted and insulted us in front of other guests for wearing them. As it was Christmas, we expected them to have some event at the cafe. But when we arrived, it was just Vidya Vox's songs played on an LED!!! Though we had booked for 3 scooters on the 2nd day, they failed to fulfill the requirement and we had to search elsewhere. The only good thing we experienced was, they allowed us to keep our bags in their living room after checking out as we had to go sightseeing and allowed us to use the washroom when leaving. (whether it must be considered as a humane character for the service industry or not, we are grateful to them for that) I would strongly recommend the owners to take action asap for their good. A happy customer will always bring in more customers, hence, making sure your guests are comfortable, and at least providing the value wrt to the charges ensures you have strong word of mouth marketing. Focus on improving the quality of service, customer-friendly caretakers, providing basic amenities or at least being transparent about it in the site which is easily accessible, addressing the guests needs and answering them with satisfactory answers (speaking fluent English to the guests to coverup the issue won't suffice ), will improve Cliff and corals. There are many other better homestays nearby which we found later but aren't so popular on media. So, please do thorough research for places nearby before confirming.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Making guests comfortable and please carry your own blanks and toiletries
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Greeshma Hegde wrote a review Sep 2021
Navi Mumbai, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
I was solo travelling along the coast of Kerala and stayed at Cliff and Coral. Kishmita and Nikhil are sweet hosts. I had booked myself a room in the cottage and loved my stay there. Their property is cozy, close to the cliff/beach, and has options of shared rooms with bunk beds, as well as individual cottages. They also offer breakfast at the their property. The hosts are also clued into the outdoor activities such as surfing/ yoga, and fun parties, so do ask them about these :) I'd recommend this place to other solo female travellers who are on a budget, but want a clean and chill place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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$13 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff and Coral
Which popular attractions are close to Cliff and Coral?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.4 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.3 km), and Jewels Sky (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cliff and Coral?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cliff and Coral?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cliff and Coral?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cliff and Coral?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Coffee Temple, and The Juice Shack.
Does Cliff and Coral have airport transportation?
Yes, Cliff and Coral offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Cliff and Coral?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cliff and Coral?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Cliff and Coral?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.9 km).