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Hindustan Beach Retreat

Papanasam Beach Janardhanapuram PO, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#16 of 64 hotels in Varkala Town
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Varkala. The new tourist destination in God's Own Country, Kerala. It is 55 km North of Thiruvananthapuram accessible by road NH-47 via Kallambalam. By train, Varkala is a station from where a short drive by taxi will get you to Hindustan Beach Retreat. Hindustan Beach Retreat is a venture of the reputed Hindustan Textiles Group based in Kannur since 1939. We have 27 well appointed rooms each one with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea giving you the luxury of the solitude that you can enjoy with the sounds of nature. · Accommodation o Standard Room - 12 (6 king size + 6 twin bed) o Executive Room (Balcony) - 12 (10 king size + 2 twin bed) o Suite Room (Balcony + Living Room) - 03 (3 king size) · Food o Nothin' Doing - The Restaurant near the Pool Side o Wait'n Watch - Coffee Shop on the Roof Top o Slow motion - The Bar. O Room service - 24 Hrs.· Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi (costumes a must) · Kid's Pool · 100 Seater Conference Hall · Turtle - The Souvenir Shop · Travel Desk · Beautiful Lawn · Wi-fi Internet · Television/Cable · Mini-bar· Telephone · Library · Turtle Bay - The Spa · Coffee makers· Doctor on call.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
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Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
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Spa
Rooftop terrace
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
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Seaside07281112104 wrote a review 7 Apr
New Delhi, India2 contributions
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Our stay at Hindustan Beach Retreat in Varkala was a complete letdown. From start to finish, it was a mess. The people working there weren't helpful at all. The pool was so dirty we couldn't use it, and the beach view they promised was nowhere near as nice as they showed in the pictures. The food was terrible - some of it was even uncooked! They kept running out of stuff, and when they did have it, it took forever to get served. Housekeeping didn't care about our requests. We asked for bandages, and they said they'd bring them, but they never did. We had to go looking for them ourselves. The reception was a joke. There was hardly ever anyone there, so if you needed something, tough luck. And to top it off, they charged us way too much for simple things like a can of soft drink but they did not even compensate for the unavailable amenities we were promised and were included in the room charges. Overall, it was a disaster. We paid good money for 4 rooms with good view, which was supposed to be a great stay, but it turned out to be a total waste. Don't make the same mistake we did - steer clear of Hindustan Beach Retreat.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not book this hotel, too overpriced and no amenities. there are better stays with you will...
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Ayyappan Kutty wrote a review Mar 2024
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India51 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed in this beautiful resort which is right by the beach. One can get the best of the beach view sitting in their rooms. Mr. Anoop was so kind enough a person who did all arrangements for us there. I met the GM there who was so nice in guiding us about places to see around. The most interesting part of this place is their southindian thali meal that they serve during lunch. It was much more than awesome. A great place for someone to be there to relax and go stress free. I will defenitely recommend this place to all my friends and relatives.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Nothing of that sort to avoid.
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MUSKAN S wrote a review Mar 2024
New Delhi, India2 contributions
I had a very pleasant stay. Overall the property is not very big but clean and well kept. Room size is very good. For 3 people even after extra bed we had enough space to move around freely. The view is amazing, you can see the entire Varkala beach and Location is their biggest plus point. The hotel is right on the beach with easy access to both the cliff and all the water sports. Breakfast buffet has the yummiest filter coffee and small but good spread.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Chris G wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom48 contributions18 helpful votes
This place is well located right by the stunning beach with some great cafes & shops nearby. Also on the 5th floor is a bar/restaurant with great sunset views across the bay. The room was spacious & also had a great view over the pool & beach, but it loses one star due to the aircon. It had 2 modes, on or off! Adjusting the speed or temperature did nothing. We'd willingly stay here again though, and probably will.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Åke wrote a review Jan 2024
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Verey nice veiw and decoration at tje top floor BUT extremely nonchalant and not prfessionel service. The missed an extra order to my food. I waited for a long tim. First happy when i thought it would be fresh coocked but when too long time passed U tried to contact borh of the 2 waiters. Both looked everyvhere else left in to the ceiling. (?ee ehere the only gests). The rest of my food got cold. After 35 minutes i rise upp and rhen it becane vlear the forgotten the order ! We paid and whent and got a very small ” sorry”. The standard ( and prices) looks a bit over generall so do not let it lead you to go there for a nice meal.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tn R wrote a review Oct 2023
Bengaluru, India160 contributions54 helpful votes
Stayed in Room #303- have best views of the pool and beach. I think this hotel has best views from the room in Varkala. Little outdated furniture, but the management is trying best to keep it up. Breakfast could be better and staff could be more trained to deal with non-Malayalam speaking guests.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anjan Acharya wrote a review Jul 2023
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Usually I highlight the positive sides of a hotel. So, here I shall start with how beautiful the location of the hotel is..it is really found once in a hundred stay. The furniture and fixtures, like bathy fittings, sea facing bay window, writing desk, an wooden couch by the window, wood panellings, channel AC, a mini bar...all indicate good intentions. Sadly absolute lack of maintenance and renovation has almost ruined the place. Entire place, starting from the lift to the room reeks of dusty, damp smell which no amount of room freshner could set right. The large sea facing windows are dirty, AC works poorly (the rooms are actually sealed without any ventilation or fan). The restaurant is on the top floor, and, hold yourself tight, is without AC or even fans. The sofas at the reception seating area are worn out. I could go on & on. But my purpose is not to demean the property. Varkala has a few hotels and Hindustan is one of the best available options. It just seems that post Covid the property has not been refurbished at all.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Restaurant on the top floor, without AC or even a basic ceiling fan. Food is average.
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Guindian wrote a review Jul 2023
Ohio77 contributions45 helpful votes
Some rooms specifically say those are air-conditioned, and some do not mention air-conditioning. A Kerala friend says, rooms are NOT air-conditioned unless it specifically states as such. Is it true? Air HBR rooms air-conditioned? We are a party of three adults wanting to reserve an executive room. Do they have 3 "proper" mattresses for all three? Or will it be a folding cot for the third person?
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Call and find out about AC. Kerala is hot and humid.
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somshukla wrote a review May 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India43 contributions14 helpful votes
This resort is right on the beach. The rooms have excellent views of the pool and the sea and are very spacious. We stayed in the Executive rooms. The view from the balcony is wonderful. One can watch the beautiful sunset right from the beach in front of the resort. The food is very good. We tried the local cuisines and Chinese food - we loved it. This resort is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Executive rooms are great. Try the local cuisines - excellent!
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adi_pundak_mintz wrote a review Mar 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel132 contributions18 helpful votes
We booked this hotel on a friends trip in south India. We knew Verkala was different and booked based on rating. we planned to arrive late. and wanted to book something ‘good enough’ or safe to the needs of 3 people. We were disappointed The hotel is rundown, porch was dirty with bird droppings Furniture old, style old, There are some pros: Location, friendly staff Other than that most things are horrible: Breakfast - un appealing . Staff has given up. No joy Shower, beds, ambiance, lobby, welcome All terrible. I think TripAdvisor should reset this place’s rating It would not get close to what is is The rating is very VERY V E R Y misleading We left as soon as we could Two of us, upon arrival Those we remained, regretted the experience
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Do not book this place
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PRICE RANGE
₹4,933 - ₹7,023 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hindustan beach retreat varkala
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hindustan Beach Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Beach (0.10 km), Asparagus (0.2 km), and Janardhana Swami Temple (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Temple, Theeram, and Sea Sun Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hindustan Beach Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Hindustan Beach Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hindustan Beach Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hindustan Beach Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.