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Odayam Beach Road Odayam, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#2 of 80 in Varkala Town
Magnolia Guest House is a little paradise in Varkala, Kerala. Magnolia has beautiful view over Indian Ocean. From Magnolia, there is only 3 minutes walk to a number of beautiful and romantic beaches which provides privacy and happy times. 10 minutes walk away from Magnolia is the Varkala North Cliff and the main beach where you can enjoy the thrills and pills of various restaurants, shopping or a game of beach football or volleyball.
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24-hour front desk
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Grade: 45 out of 100
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Claudia G wrote a review Apr 2022
Wismar, Germany2 contributions
I spent three wonderful weeks at Magnolia Guesthouse in March/April. I had a bungalow with a view of the sea and the palm trees. The owner Ameersha Salim and his staff were always very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant is also very tasty. Attention was also paid to the cleaning of the pool. I was particularly impressed by the design of the garden with the flowering variety of plants. The beautiful, quiet Odayam Beach is only a 2-minute walk from the guesthouse. Thank you Magnolia Guesthouse team for a great time!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Shankar N wrote a review Mar 2022
Chennai (Madras), India122 contributions43 helpful votes
This place feels like home. From the outside this looks small and cramped. But once inside, you will be amazed at the size of the rooms and the facility offered. Travelled with my wife and two boys (10 yrs & 8yrs). Opted for the Deluxe sea view room. The room is quite big, with two double beds and a large bathroom. Then the balcony.... such a huge balcony overlooking the sea. We spent most of our time in the balcony just lazing around and reading. The terrace is accessible too. It has got some stone benches for groups to spend time. Their food is awesome and their service is really good. Particularly the person John.. who was available round the clock for my beck and call. The pool is adequate and maintained well. Also forms a good backdrop for the photo shoots. This place is pretty close to the beach and the balcony provides a good view of the sea as well. Just walk 100steps to the beach and take a walk along the shore where you can find a path amidst the rocks to access the beach. Surprised to know that it was a black soil beach, which is quite a rarity. Their owner is very friendly and he has been coordinating with me 1 week before my stay itself. Even after checkin , he frequently checked with me about my satisfaction level. He helped me with a bike for visiting the aquarium and cliff. Perfect for all kinds of people, especially families. Even group of families can go and have privacy along with good group time.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Opt for the sea view rooms on the first floor.
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MatthieuBLA wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India4 contributions
- Extremely friendly staff ; - clean swimming pool ; - good location, 10-15min walking from the main cliff ; - quite beach nearby (5min walking) ; - Delicious food ! We enjoyed our stay and we recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
The Talking Bee wrote a review Mar 2022
Mumbai, India284 contributions45 helpful votes
Although the website says a ‘Guesthouse’ this is definitely not one. This is more like a boutique resort. So lets stick to calling it simply Magnolia! Close to Odayam Village, Magnolia is tucked in the quaint lanes of Varkala, a short rickshaw ride away from North Cliff. It has huge rooms with private sit out area that overlooks the garden space or for some on the plus one level – overlooking the sea. The rooftop terraces of these rooms are again, very spacious. Magnolia also has a gorgeous swimming pool. Here’s a picture. There is a dedicated staff that looks after the needs of the guests. Room service is also available. Upon arrival here we were assisted by Sameer with the check in and we were Room was spacious. Even the bathroom was quite spacious. Our terrace had a partial sea view so on the evening we sat there chilling with a hot cuppa chai. It was very peaceful in the morning as well as there are a variety of trees and plants at the property which attracts a lot of birds. So the birdwatcher in me was quite happy. They have a restaurant that serves multi-cuisine food. There is a mini-market / shop within the premise so that for anything missed or any last minute purchase can be done here and you don’t have to go all the way to the market. The owner was very helpful and although our travel dates changed a few times he accommodated us happily. Made sure we were comfortable. The staff was very attentive they assisted us with the even fetching a rickshaw. Pros: Spacious rooms, Peaceful settings Cons : Breakfast could do with some improvement. Note : There is no television in the room.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Anand S wrote a review Feb 2022
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I enjoyed the stay at magnolia a lot and its nearby beaches was something good and the resort do have a good pool and surrounding and ofcourse clean and neat room. And the staff here is soo frndly and good co- operation especially deepak bro 🤩🎉...
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
$45 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magnolia Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Magnolia Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Royal Art Gallery (1.1 km) and Varkala Aquarium (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magnolia Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Magnolia Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Magnolia Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magnolia Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clafouti, Trattorias Restaurant, and Babu Farm Restaurant.
Does Magnolia Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Magnolia Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Magnolia Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (4.2 km).
Is Magnolia Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.