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Thanal Beach Resort

Papanasam Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#4 of 36 lodges in Varkala Town
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Sea Front rooms. Big, very clean rooms with a beautiful view on the sea. AC rooms. Hot shower 24 hours.
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karthisn wrote a review Oct 2023
Madurai, India17 contributions2 helpful votes
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Well maintained property with nature touch of bamboo, wood and plants. Easily accessible place in Cliff with car parking. Nearby Club Discotheque disturbs the calmness and subsides the wave sound. The helper is not able to understand English so we are helpless. Glass door separates the access to open Balcony which has no locks.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Park your car early as police doesn’t allow till 11 pm. Need to wake until 11pm to park car.
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patrik1234 wrote a review Dec 2019
Stockholm, Sweden12 contributions5 helpful votes
We had booked six nights at Thanal during our three week tour of Kerala (Swedish fam with kids at 14,16). As things turned out we added two more nights after a not-so-nice stay in Kovalam. Thanal is one of those places you hesitate to review on line because you kind of like to keep it as a secret for closes friends... Stylish rooms and common areas with lots of light. Nice sea fronting balconies. Kind and service oriented staff. Situated in the heart of Varkala, your yoga place, restaurants and shopping is literally at your fingertips. At the back of the hotel is a nice massage treatment enjoyed by the whole family. Looking forward going back! Hopefully they will have availability;)
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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hilltopsinger wrote a review Nov 2019
Chennai (Madras), India36 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights. The property has good parking space and comfortable rooms. Since we stayed in the first floor we did not have a good view of the beach/cliff. Rooms are large and clean. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Request for rooms in higher floors for better view.
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vaish j wrote a review Sept 2019
Tirunelveli, India52 contributions6 helpful votes
The rooms are comfortable, clean and cozy. We loved the view from the balcony. Didn't try the food offerings, so no idea. But there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby for yummy food anytime. Request a room on the higher floors for better views.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Okayyo wrote a review Mar 2019
Jaipur, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
This place made us fall in love with Varkala. We had an amazing view of the ocean from our room. The staff was very nice and the rooms were clean. It had nothing fancy but the view compensated for everything.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paula wrote a review Feb 2019
Warsaw, Poland15 contributions4 helpful votes
The place was recommended to me by a friend and I can confirm high level of knowledge and professional approach of the doctor and the stuff towards a patient. I used to come daily for the treatment, while living at another place. It took 7 days of massages, one steaming bath, a day of purgation and a month of drinking herbal medicine twice a day. From the first day I could feel my body relaxing and cleansing. I'm already thinking about coming back and repeating the treatment in order to maintain the current good state of health. Greatly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Rahul V wrote a review Jan 2019
Bengaluru, India28 contributions6 helpful votes
There were recently constructed rooms right behind the 2nd property which Thanal resort owns. I must say, Mr. Subhash (the owner) goes out of the way to help his guests. The rooms were spectacular, with not even a single spec of dirt/marks anywhere in the rooms. We had booked 2 rooms for 5 of us and stayed for 5 nights. Just go ahead and book without thinking twice. Prices are slightly on the higher side as compared to other resorts but you do get what you pay for! And not to mention, there’s space to park your car too. Thank you Mr. Subhash!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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seatbackupright wrote a review Feb 2018
Chennai (Madras), India220 contributions39 helpful votes
I visited this place on my anniversary. The rooms are beautiful and elegant and the best part about it is the huge window that overlooks the sea and a balcony! It is right on the cliff and at close distance to all the eating joints and places to visit. I would love to go back to varkala and stay no where else
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Date of stay: March 2017
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JanesPlane wrote a review Jan 2018
Bromley, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel is comfortable and inviting, without doubt I would stay here again. I stayed here under the care of Dr Sharun, Thanal Ayurveda. My ground floor bedroom was a very generous size, and pleasing to remain in, which happened to be quite a lot, due to the treatment I was receiving. I needed to rest a lot and the beauty and quietness was perfect. However if I wanted to see life then I could do so by simply stepping into the garden. I enjoyed a very comfortable king size bed. Relaxing sofa and chairs to enjoy on my private veranda. Inside the room there’s an additional seating area. The bathroom is spotless and very easy for a person with limited mobility. From my bedroom I had direct access to the garden. Other benefits of this hotel is electric fans and aircon in the bedrooms. The location of this hotel is excellent and very near to shops and restaurants. The accommodation has proved a wonderful combination for me. Subash the owner is a lovely man and his team of staff are very kind and helpful without exception.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Divya D wrote a review Nov 2017
Hyderabad, India33 contributions6 helpful votes
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After a break, I decided once again to travel. A new place - Varkala. I took the early morning flight from Hyderabad-Chennai-Trivandrum. Started 23rd Nov at 6:50am and reach Trivandrum by 12:00noon. Costed me 7k INR return, booked on 30th Oct-Indigo. Great choice! Called Subhash (owner)- for booking my room. Told him single female traveller and the rest is history. He arranged a cab to pick me up from Trivandrum airport - Driver #919947505920 Rajendran, who charges 1500/- each way. Polite, neatly dressed in local attire and simple middle aged man. Who will go OUT OF HIS WAY to help with small stuff you need. My request was for some mussel - Kalamakai (famous thru parts of Kerala & Dubai) to carry back home. I hadn't gotten it during my short stay, so he went to the fish village, got me a handful, cleaned it at home, had his wife fry it and wrapped it in a banana leaf for me to carry it back to Hyd, as a farewell gift. I was hit in my gut by his gesture and graciousness. He can speak bits and bobs of basic English. Now to the resort - Thanal. I was welcomed by the owner and his beautiful wife. The room I got was #7. With a view to kill! Decor in the hotel and the room was amazing, with just the right touch of wow and simplicity! No food available at Thanal but the helper Rishi is very friendly and can get you breakfast/coffee but my suggestion is to step out and eat out. The place Varkala is littered with shops, hotels and foreigners and the inspiring massive water body. Thanal resort gets the credit for a good view as nothing beats waking up to watch the blue water. The room has bed, towels, soap, water bottle, plates, basic cutlery, ashtray, few chairs and a gorgeous balcony. They have 2 properties - Thanal Beach Resort. I stayed at the lower one. Next time, will stay on the other one, halfway up the cliff, it's a smaller property. Loved the place! Book in advance, as it gets crowded due to it's popularity. Gets a 5* from me for sure!
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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₹7,045 - ₹7,045 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thanal Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Thanal Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.1 km), Varkala Beach (0.5 km), and Shalimar Weaves (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thanal Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and car hire.
Is parking available at Thanal Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thanal Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Coffee Temple, and Darjeeling Cafe.
Does Thanal Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Thanal Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Thanal Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Thanal Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.2 km).
Does Thanal Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Thanal Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.