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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have so many positives to shout about this gem in Varkala, it’s hard to know where to begin! • Booking – easiest and most helpful process. Have a chat with them if you’re not sure what’s best for you surf package wise, they’ll see you straight • Rooms – ‘Really Nice Room’ we found was a great spot for... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's so hard as to where to start with a rave review... Does one commence with the ease of booking the stay? Online booking went smooth and easy, and questions were promptly answered by Amrith. The organized pick-up in the middle of the night at TRV airport put a smile on my sleepy face when I got to hop in... More 

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berks
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week here on the last stop on my month long tour of Kerala. These guys have created not just a beautiful space but a truly special community. All the staff, without exception, were brilliant, and as a solo female traveller I felt completely at home. I was surrounded by like-minded souls with whom I surfed (badly), laughed... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's 1 degrees this morning and I am desperately missing the sun and warmth of @soulandsurf India. Not just the warmth of the sun but the warm welcome from everyone I met during my whistlestop stay at @soulandsurf. Yes, the early starts were difficult, but being met with coffee and bananas and wonderful people from all walks of life made... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Kat this is such a lovely review thank you so much! We're so happy to hear that your memories of Varkala are keeping you warm on a frosty commute. Have a gingerbread latte on us, it's not quite a morning surf chai but it's not bad! Come back any time! Best, Siona More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 10 days with Soul & Surf in Varkala and loved every minute of it! The atmosphere is so chilled out that I felt super at home right away. The space is beautiful, very well maintained and has an amazing view of the beach! (also, I am still in disbelief that I did not have any mosquito problems!) I... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

We love reading such positive, happy reviews, thank you so much NYVenn! It's a big thing for us that everyone feels at home when they're staying with us and we're so happy that you got some good waves here. Come back any time and take care! Best, Siona More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure this place needs another fab review but just wanted to write one ;) A truly amazing place : surf instructors are great (thanks especially so much Rakhul , Andy and Halina for putting up with me!) and bring all different tips, yoga with Hayley is inspiring , a massage with Emma is a moment you don't want... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Emilie, thanks so much for your lovely review and for being such a great guest. You really became a part of our clifftop community very quickly and would be welcome back any time! Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Thanks so much to everyone at Soul and Surf for making my 10 days in India AMAZING. Who knew that early mornings and early nights on holiday were the key to a peaceful soul? I feel challenged but relaxed, and most definitely refreshed. The staff are lovely here; your every need is catered for and there's always a friendly chat... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Jennie, thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We absolutely loved having you to stay with us, you are welcome back any time! We hope all is well back in London (it was great to run in to you the other week! Small world eh?) and keep us updated on the surf progress. Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Soul & Surf in Verkala has a stunning location in a beautiful part of the world. The team there have lovingly brought to life their vision of a supportive, friendly, fun little community pursuing their passions and sharing them with their guests. It is a perfect place to spend some time to chill out whilst being active and healthy. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Soul & Surf is more than just a place to stay - it is a community, a retreat, a vibe and a fantastic introduction to a vast country, full of charm, chaos, culture and excitement. This is the perfect home base for anyone who wants to explore the diversity of southern India's tranquil Arabian Sea coastline and Keralan backwaters. Soul... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Hi Annie, thank you so much for your wonderful review and for being such a wonderful part of the S&S community! You are welcome back any time :) Best, Siona More 

London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I stayed at Soul&Surf as part of my solo-travel experience. I loved the place. The place looks amazing and the location is great, but the people working there even top that. It's a great combination of surfing, yoga and just hanging out. The surfing instructors are super helpful (even though I pretty much suck in surfing) and friendly, and I... More 

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sionarose, Guest Relations Manager at Soul & Surf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for coming to stay with us in India, we absolutely loved having you! You're always welcome back :) Best, Siona More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Join us at our new cliff-top, sea-gazing venue in Varkala, Kerala where our team will make you as welcome and comfortable as possible. Come alone, with friends or make it a romantic getaway as a couple. We welcome guests from all over the world to surf and practice yoga in India.We love the combination of surfing and yoga, they compliment one another on both a physical and mental level which is why we try to do both every day, so we’ll drive you to the surf, give you surf lessons if you want, teach you yoga, advise you on how best to experience this wonderful part of the world and organise a few special evenings during your stay. It's really much more than your usual surf camp holiday! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Soul & Surf

Address: South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: ₹ 2,325 - ₹ 4,219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
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“I had the "Really Nice Room" and enjoyed having the A/C during hotter nights.”
 of 5 bubbles Sfoersch, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I'd rather have a room in the little house in the garden (107) - Quiet and lovely view”
 of 5 bubbles 108eliset, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for AC if you go in April!”
 of 5 bubbles SofieM33, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“AC rooms are a must its so hot”
 of 5 bubbles 32katm, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We paid extra for the really nice room with AC. Worth it as it was hot outside but usually had a good sea breeze by mid morning.”
 of 5 bubbles MiltonB260, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
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