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Papanasam, Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#24 of 171 in Varkala Town
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English, Malay
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Convenience store
Mosquito net
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Sun terrace
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Courtney.Ann. wrote a review Jan 2020
Lombok, Indonesia8 contributions2 helpful votes
I love this place. I just kept extended my stay because I felt so at home. The rooms are simple but spacious. The room is spacious, it has a wardrobe and SOFT double (or two single) beds, good size bathroom with hot water, fan or A/C and a balcony or porch. Its CLEAN and quiet and over looks palm trees to the front and the ocean to the side. Its nearly on the cliff edge, but its set just a few 100 meters back, which is perfect because you have some privacy. Its in walking distnace to everything you need. The family is lovely. The husband and wife do it all together. The are kind and helpful but they also are very respectful of your space and time. I would recommend this place to anyone and I will absolutely return.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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volpe where are you wrote a review Nov 2019
Miami, Florida48 contributions90 helpful votes
The bed is really comfy. Good price. Ac option or non ac is available. Warm water available as well and next day laundry service. Wifi is good for browsing and watching youtube. 1 minute walk from the beach. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Caroline G wrote a review Dec 2018
4 contributions
Lovely room, great location near the cliff. Excellent cooking class - we learned to cook thali. Good taxi from the airport. Sujeeta and her mother Saroja are friendly, helpful hosts. The Raj Palace is a family business and felt safe and secure.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ground floor rooms v quiet
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Veronika M wrote a review Sep 2018
Basel, Switzerland10 contributions3 helpful votes
I spent at Raj Palace 27 days in August 2018 and it was beyond me expectations! Moving out from a near by ashram where I was doing my yoga teacher's training I felt like in a 5* hotel. No exaggeration. The family is very friendly and was helpful through all the time. I should mention I was there when the monzoon season was exceeding its maximum and as a result there was a lot of water in all Kerala which was effecting not only the electricity suppply. Rooms were clean and nice. I asked for a mosquito net which at the end was not really necessary. When I needed a new towel or sheets, it was always exchanged. Bathroom was clean with running cold and hot water. Ocassionally I used a laundry service, which was fair to its price (20 rupees per peace, which is cheapest at the cliff). I was spending my time in the first floor which has a shared balcony (great for making friends, but everyone respects his space) with a hammock. Raj Palace is situated a 30 sec walk from the cliff. You can hear the sound of the ocean all the time. Plus there is a beautiful view in the garden with coconut palms. The little street is very secure even in the night. Families are locking the main entrance gate in the night so that no one from outside could enter. It is quiet place but remember, there is a lot of life in the night, especially cicadas which are noisy so I recommend ear protectors (use in all India), bring them from your contry if available because there is no chance to get them in Varkala ;)
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Date of stay: August 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Corner rooms have more windows meaning more light. Recommend first floor to have more privacy...
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SaskiaMo wrote a review Jan 2018
Saska Kepa36 contributions34 helpful votes
I cannot tell many good words about Raj Palace. PLUS: terrace and location MINUS: - AC not working, - water in bathroom very wird (you can use only cold or only hot water - it is not possible to use together) - we were pressed to leave room almost 2 hours before check out time
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled
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Kirsty78_11 wrote a review Jan 2018
Rossendale, United Kingdom244 contributions99 helpful votes
We arrived to be greeted by the Grandma of the family. She showed us to the room and said her daughter would come. We waited 40 mins before going out. The location is excellent on north cliff. Room is basic, fan is good. No hot water unless you wash Indian style as the overhead shower only has a cold tap. No toilet roll or soap provided despite booking saying it was. A few hours later a man pushed the registration form in front of my husband. They photographed our passports and visa's. The daughter arrived later and was friendly enough, but no explanation of anything. We owed 2430 rupees and I gave her 2500 and she never offered any change. My husband was sitting on the balcony one evening and the man came and switched off the fairy lights on the bush on our balcony which he thought was very rude. We were later sitting on the balcony at 23.45 making absolutely no noise when he came past and asked us "are you not sleeping?" I felt they just wanted to save the electricity. Booking.com said breakfast was provided for 100 rupees, this was one of the main reasons I booked. When asked she does not do breakfast. It also advertised lunch and dinner for 125 rupees. I presume this is not provided either. The bathroom was dirty, the soap dish and mirror covered in old soap. We did not ask for our room to be cleaned in the 2 days we stayed. Annoyed the next day after the fairy lights incident I asked for my 70 rupees, I don't think she was impressed. We found the whole experience pretty unfriendly. However good enough basic to in excellent location.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled
anupam nair wrote a review Jan 2017
Bengaluru, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
Raja palace is perfectly situated, a mere 30 sec walk from the top of the north cliff. That's a huge bonus coz varkala is all about the north cliff and all the sights and sounds you would want to experience in varkala are situated here. The rooms are not even remotely fancy, but they are exceptionally clean. The property doesn't promise you anything that it doesn't provide. Supremely clean rooms, and bathrooms, helpful staff and hassle free formalities are all that you should look for when traveling to varkala. I have been to varkala and stayed elsewhere. Those rooms were fancier but not as centrally located as Raj palace. I will definitely visit varkala again n I'll stay at Raj palace again. Affordable, clean and very close to the cliff - you don't need much else here.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled
Dania wrote a review Apr 2016
San Onofre, Colombia97 contributions42 helpful votes
This wonderful guesthouse, run by a local family, is in a great location at the middle of the cliff, 2 mins to the beach. The rooms are super clean, with mosquito nets and hammock outside to relax in the hottest hours. Rooms upstairs are more private but the rooms downstairs are very convenient. Very recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2016
ola79 wrote a review Dec 2015
Szczecin, Poland131 contributions49 helpful votes
Run by a very friendly family, this place offer quiet, clean and relaxing rooms. It is located just in the middle of the Cliff, two minutes from the beach, one from the busy bar-restaurant and shops area. But what makes it so wonderful is the family who runs it, always ready to help you no matter what time is it and happy to share their family events together with tourists from all nearby guesthouses. A huge cake was distributed among all guests and family members during a birthday party celebrated when I was there. I can sincerely recommend this place for a wonderful stay in Varkala.
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Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled
NorthStar563843 wrote a review Dec 2015
2 contributions4 helpful votes
I had very good tine in taj palace! All the family are amazing and very cind. The room are clean and comftroble, hot water, free wi fi and very close to the beach. Im very recommend to stay here. Have fun!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled
$10 - $12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raj Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Raj Palace?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.2 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.3 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Raj Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and room service.
Is parking available at Raj Palace?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raj Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Does Raj Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Raj Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Raj Palace?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Raj Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Raj Palace?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.4 km).