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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a few days here in February 2016 (slight delay). This place is so well run with great attention to detail. From bottles for purified water, complimentary tote bags and incense in the rooms to the incredible breakfasts (after an early morning surf session) and the BBQ nights. This definitely isnt super cheap but its is such a good...

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

Thank you for such a lovely review, better late than never is what we always say :) And if it's been a year already then maybe it's about time you started planning a return trip? All the best and we'll see you again sometime soon! Best, Siona

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very bad experience with these guys! None of the staff or instructors are local and there is a very aggressive vibe! They charge 10,000.... yes thats ten thousand rupees per day just for accommodation, wouldn't like to think how much lessons cost, if you want to learn to surf in India make sure your taking lessons from an...

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

Hello Harry, we thought we might be hearing from you on here. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with our second ever ‘Terrible’ review. I would like to address both of your points if I may. I wanted to respond to your first point with a photo taken at our surf competition last week. It shows Varghese,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect week of winter sun spent here - a great mix of activities(surf lessons each morning, and yoga sessions at sun-set) with plenty of relaxing in between, in the peaceful garden, or on the beach just a short walk away. Incredibly well fed throughout my stay, post-surf breakfasts were an absolute feast, and the homemade cakes were a great...

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

Thank you for the brilliant review, it's always so great for us to hear what our guests thought and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back any time! Best, Siona

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend this place enough! We booked a 'really nice room' which was indeed really nice, with much attention to detail. All the staff from the reception and the cafe to the yoga & surf teachers were so friendly, welcoming, chatty and accommodating. Waking up to do AM yoga and finishing with sunset yoga on the rooftop was a...

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

Katie it was lovely to have you guys to stay, thanks for writing such a great review! You're absolutely going to have to come back and see us, either here or in Sri Lanka so that we can get you in the water and charging down waves! Take care, Siona

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the lovely Gumnut homestay opposite Soul and Surf and decided to have dinner at the Soul and Surf cafe. It was pizza night and we ordered the Mushroom pizza and fish tacos and some drinks. Just delicious. Special mention of my banana and cardamom lassi - yummy! Great staff and efficiently run. Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed...

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

It's a really special thing when a daily guest takes the time to write about their experience of Soul & Surf so thank you so much for taking the time to do that. We're so glad you got to come out here and hopefully next time we'll be able to host you in the hotel! Best, Siona

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took surf lessons with Varghees, Shah and Rahul. They are all great instructors. I was very affraid when I started surfing first but they helped me to get over it. I enjoyed the lessons a lot and I made a lot of progress. Thanks guys for the amazing time.

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

Hi Linda, thanks so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed the surf, our boys are committed to what they do and we love that you overcame your fear and rocked it out in the surf! Keep up the great work and we'll hopefully see you in the lineup somewhere soon! Best, Siona

Morzine, France
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at soul and surf over Christmas and had an amazing time! I had a 'quite nice room' which was lovely, very bright and clean. The design of the hotel is super cool, there's a real attention to detail in the whole place. It's an easy walk along the beach to the north cliff which has tonnes of cafes...

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

Mel thank you so much for your lovely review, we loved having you to stay over Christmas and were so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. You're welcome back any time! Best, Siona

Reviewed 15 January 2017

I had the most fantastic week at Soul and Surf in November - it was the perfect way to balance my first India trip. After a jam packed week in the Northern cities, I arrived in Varkala late at night and was shown to my 'quite nice room', which was large, clean and comfortable. I joined the surf lesson the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the most beautiful place to stay, on top of the cliff looking out to stunning views of the sea. The hotel rooms are lovely, the staff are extremely helpful and go above and beyond the call of duty all the time. The food is delicious, and the yoga and surf teachers are fantastic for any level - from...

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

What a lovely review, thank you so much for coming to stay with us we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back any time you like! Best, Siona

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I'm very sad now that I am not on the Varkala cliff top. It was too good so now the rest of my life seems bad. I ate a lot of curry x 100. My face is a freckle metropolis. My body is hard af from all the surfing. Marry me.

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

Lucy we accept your proposal of marriage and suggest our clifftop garden as the perfect location. Which is great because it means you'll need to come back here for another holiday and for the ceremony and the wedding breakfast can be all curry :) Problem solved! Best, Siona

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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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 > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: ₹ 2,254 - ₹ 4,091 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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Soul & Surf Varkala, Kerala
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“Best views”
 of 5 bubbles 882drewh, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Really Nice Room! Has AC and a beautiful terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 78pattyc, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“"nice rooms bit noisier if not surfing early"”
 of 5 bubbles lisannec, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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