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Papanasam, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#30 of 127 in Varkala Town
OmSam Guest Home is a dream project of three medical doctors, Dr. K.K. Krishnamma, Dr. V. Lohi Das and Dr. Thulika Rohan – to offer tourists the elusive, intangible feel of how native Malayalis lived in their traditional homes. Since Om Sam Guest Home is perched almost at the crest of South Cliff, all rooms, even those in the ground floor, offer panoramic views of the sea and the sunset. Guests can sun-bath on the balconies leading out from every room, or simply indulge themselves by soaking in the view of the sea. Mana with Mansard Roof Traditional homes in Kerala used to have one or two small raised steps at the entrance to the compound, with accompanying overhead covering, which would offer protection from the sun as well as rain. The native Malayalam language word for step is padi, and the word for overhead structure is pura. Padippura therefore can best be translated as step(s) with overhead covering. The padippura at Om Sam Guest Home is one of its distinctive characteristics. Traditional families of Kerala used abundant wood and wood materials for making their homes. Keeping this in mind, wood of all kinds has been sourced from all parts of Kerala, especially from rich orthodox homes and palaces; wood fresh-cut from the forest has been shunned : this was primarily to capture the evanescent spirit of the Malayali home.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast in the room
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Vipin Arora wrote a review Jan 2020
Lucknow, India5917 contributions219 helpful votes
Very good stay with a free of cost upgradation from a deluxe air-conditioned room to a super deluxe sea facing huge room . Room was quite big and spacious with modern furnishings . Staff was very nice . Free breakfast was good. Very good option to stay in a nice secluded location near the Varkala beach .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Ken W wrote a review Nov 2019
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom395 contributions164 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night and was pleasantly surprised by the wood finish and atmosphere in the bedroom. The bed was clean, comfortable and everything in the room worked ok and the wifi was pretty stable. There isn't a bar at the hotel, but if you want a beer there are some restaurants / bars on the beach which can be reached just a minute away down a very steep hill. Breakfast was ok...fresh fruit and omelette, toast etc
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Date of stay: October 2019
shashank b wrote a review Feb 2019
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The place is over 10 years old, deteriorated and does not look anyway close to pictures. The rooms are small and ill maintained. Bathrooms are dirty and even the Towels provided were torn. Kitchen only opens for an extremely limited breakfast so even coffee/tea is not available at other times. Our room was on the 3rd floor and we found it too small. There is one person at the property who acts as attendant, waiter, conceirge and everything else. The only positive is that it's a 5 min walk to the beach. It's like a back packers hostel and wouldn't recommend it for families at all.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Go27262961671, Resort Manager at Omsam Guest Home
Responded 12 Jun 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Omsam guest home, We are sorry to hear that our service and facility not met your expectation, Please give us a second chance to serve you better.
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Thoms wrote a review Dec 2018
Kottayam District, India6 contributions
Very good guest house, one of my friend suggested this guest house, really wonderdul experience, staffs are very nice and corporative, only one problem they do t have the dinner athkme stay but if we reauest they will get it from out side
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from Go27262961671, Manager at Omsam Guest Home
Responded 5 Dec 2018
Thank you for your positive comments and I am pleased that you had a good stay overall.Your problem noted sorry for that one will rectified in next time.
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satheesh d wrote a review Dec 2018
Thodupuzha, India2 contributions
Good guest house ,everything is good except breakfast ,they don't have much choice , I booked deluxe room that room have balcony with sea view ,wooden furnished room ,staffs are supportive ,shanthi giri madham also very nice .
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled
Response from Go27262961671, Manager at Omsam Guest Home
Responded 5 Dec 2018
Dear Guest. Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us except breakfast. We rectified that one ! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with.
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$22 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Omsam Guest Home
Which popular attractions are close to Omsam Guest Home?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (1.0 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.8 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Omsam Guest Home?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Omsam Guest Home?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Omsam Guest Home?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Are there any historical sites close to Omsam Guest Home?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.3 km).