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Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort

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Aliyarakkam beach, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#4 of 74 hotels in Varkala Town
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Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort, Varkala is perched atop the 150 feet cliff, having a 200 feet beach frontage, with a 180 degree panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. Spread across 2.5 Acres, the resort has sprawling lawns, beautiful gardens and a lush coconut grove that gives you the ideal recipe for a perfect, relaxing holiday. The Resort has 12 well appointed double bedrooms and 3 cottages. All the rooms are sea-facing and gives you a good view of the Aliyirakkam Beach. The music orchestrated by the waves hitting the rocks and the beach is pure magic. We offer personalized care at our Certified Ayurvedic Spa with qualified doctors and trained masseurs. Personalised yoga classes are also arranged on request.
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SGupta279 wrote a review Mar 2019
Mumbai, India11 contributions19 helpful votes
Mine would probably be the only review that gives such poor rating to this place. We went to Blooming Bay during what they classified as ‘off season’ which is mid March. We were the only visitors. The only staff present on the property were the kitchen staff. And they just didn’t care. One of the charms of the place is no Tv or intercom. But in a situation where there is no staff we struggled for even a cup of tea. Any place is made of its people, location and the food. They didn’t have any local food. Everything was just plain ordinary & served without a smile & almost grudgingly. The menu is the standard Chinese and North Indian fare. They just didn’t care whether we liked it or not. The only thing working for the property was its location. Pristine views and clean upkeep of the lawns and place. None of the staff even had a smile on their face except for the person who came for night duty & the ladies who came to sweep the lawns. The nearby restaurants are quite far so we were pretty much captive. The other reviews are raving...may be the place transforms during season time but we honestly had a trying time and cut short our visit by a day. So do check your visit time if you want to go to Blooming Bay though wouldn’t really recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from AbrahamL285, Owner at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Responded 22 Mar 2019
Dear Sayantini Good evening and thank you for taking time to review us. It is indeed unfortunate that you had a less than satisfactory experience at Blooming Bay. Yes, the main season is over and there were a few staff on leave at the time of you visiting the resort. However the staff that were there are normally warm with the guests and have got very good reviews from them. I would like to apologise on their behalf and I have already spoken to each of the and counselled them and updated them regarding your experience. I assure you that this was a one off and like most of the reviews would suggest the staff are generally very warm and obliging with the guests. Our main chef was on leave and hence there was a limited menu at the time of your visit. I would request you to do visit us once again on your next visit to Varkala and am assuring you that we you will have a much better time. We hope to see you again in Varkala and of course to Blooming Bay! Best regards Abraham
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Dnakum wrote a review Jan 2019
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a perfect December holiday at Blooming Bay with our large extended family. The place is perfect - away from the hustle and bustle, lovely views and extremely gracious and accommodating hosts and staff. The food was also superb and the chef is very flexible. We will come back.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from AbrahamL285, Owner at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Responded 22 Mar 2019
Dear Guest Good evening and thank you for taking the time to review us! It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay here. I have passed on your good wishes to all the staff and we look forward to your return to Varkala and to Blooming Bay! Best regards Abraham
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praveen s wrote a review Oct 2018
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They say “Travel does the heart good” and there are very few places that does my heart good better than Blooming Bay, Varkala. An ideal and idyllic resort to spend some quality time with family. The rooms were neat and the staff were extremely courteous and warm. The views from the room and the resort itself is simply spectacular. There are quite a few hammocks where you could just lie down and laze around for most part of the day. And to top it, you could almost have the beach to yourself. Don’t forget to soak in the breathtaking sunset. Good food options but you could also try some of the local restaurants. My second visit this year and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Sharing a few scenic clicks.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from AbrahamL285, Owner at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Dear Praveen Thank you for taking time to review us. It was great to have you visit us for the second time. We look forward to seeing you back at Blooming Bay in the near future! Best regards Abraham
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Umair A wrote a review Sep 2018
12 contributions13 helpful votes
Amazing resort with beautiful, clean rooms! The property has a hammock and dining area, and breakfast was delicious. The resort is close to a beautiful unspoiled beach that is just a five minute walk away. We visited in September and were the only people on this beach - it was like having your own private beach. The resort is a secret gem for people looking for a quiet unpeopled beach. The more popular but touristy Varkala Beach is a 20 minute walk/5-10 minute car ride away, with lots of restaurant and bar options on the cliff top. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from AbrahamL285, Owner at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Responded 2 Dec 2018
Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to review us. It is wonderful to note that you enjoyed your stay at Blooming Bay! We look forward to seeing you back at Varkala and at Blooming Bay in the near future. Best regards Abraham
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JohnsonsWorldTour wrote a review Jul 2018
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution2 helpful votes
I planned a Mini-Family Reunion from the United States with the Blooming Bay Staff and had a gut feeling Blooming Bay would be the resort of choice in Southern Kerala. Blooming Bay's online pictures reveal only a small amount of great experiences that await you and your Family. And speaking of Family, I found Blooming Bay went above and beyond to satisfy the needs of children and the elderly, from dietary needs to keeping kids active during their stay; the table tennis center was an added plus! We also decided to celebrate our Son's Sweet 16th Birthday while at Blooming Bay, and there was no disappointment. Blooming Bay Owner Mr. Abraham even organized a private fireworks show for our group and the timing of that event alone was impeccable. The staff there was always working on something and made sure the guests were happy and comfortable. If you need chai, mid-day snacks, assorted fruit, etc......just ask and the staff will be happy to get it for you. Varkala is a small, quaint Kerala town on the coast of the Arabian Sea. If you want complete tranquility during your stay, look no further than your hotel balcony. You can see miles and miles of sea side fair like commercial fishermen casting for their catch to lovers walking on the beach to people meditating towards the sea. If you get a chance, go to the Heli-Pad side of Varkala Town; there you'll find so many cool things to do. Blooming Bay was a hidden gem and got even better when we left and pondered back in time. Thank you Mr. Abraham & Staff for your kind hospitality. Definitely a 'must return resort' for sure!!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Abraham L, Owner at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Responded 8 Jul 2018
Dear Mr Johnson Firstly thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule and writing such an elaborate review about your stay at Blooming Bay. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you all for the three days that the group stayed and I had a wonderful time interacting with the members of your family who were a real fun bunch. It is great to know that that they enjoyed their stay and also the serene surroundings. I shall pass on your good wishes to the entire staff and we look forward to your return to Varkala and of course to Blooming Bay! Best regards Abraham
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (2.0 km), Varkala Beach (1.9 km), and Janardhana Swami Temple (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clafouti, Coffee Temple, and Darjeeling Cafe.
Does Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (2.6 km).
Does Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.