Nikhil Residence

Nikhil Residence

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3.5
#20 of 36 lodges in Varkala Town
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Wifi
Car hire
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
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North Cliff, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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Hoteltester0401 wrote a review Jun 2014
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia4 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was staying the almost whole April in 2014 in this nice quiet hotel. All staff there is so helpful and friendly. The restaurant offers very good food and drinks. The pool is very clean. The rooms are cosy. The Hotel is located behind the beach and restaurants at the back of the North Cliff.
The rooms could a little bit cleaner, but for India is it very clean. :-) Just recommendable.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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barrysmith2016 wrote a review Feb 2016
Girona, Spain1 contribution1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was clean and basic, but there was not much hot water in the bathroom.The Restaurant Manager Dor from Nepal was friendly and helpful and the Hotel Manager Dilip was good.
The main problem was that on the Expedia website the hotel was advertised as having free breakfast. When I showed this to Dilip he said the hotel did not provide free breakfast. I contacted Expedia who got it completely wrong, contacted them again and have not received a reply.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Itchy_feet49 wrote a review Jan 2016
Leicestershire14 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three weeks in December and had a very pleasant stay. The room was bright and airy with a view of the pool. All areas of the hotel were kept clean and tidy. The staff were all very helpful, particularly Dilip, the Manager who was happy to recommend places to visit and answer our many varied questions. The hotel is located in a quiet area a short distance from the cliff but within easy reach of all the restaurants and amenities and makes a perfect base in Varkala.
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Date of stay: December 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool have a good outlook.
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micosay98 wrote a review Nov 2016
Springfield, Missouri33 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
irst after checking in the room did not have running water. It was not until 4 hours that we finally got some flow. The next morning big surprise of no breakfast, even as it is mentioned twice in the listing. Blamed all people but took no responsibility for the problem. At least Expedia helped after their cheap attitude. NO HOT WATER EVER. There is an unwritten rule, where guests can not have visitors for more than five minutes. They call the room and then come to the door like thugs to make your friends leave.. you can talk with them at the restaurant they tell. Then finally the charge extra if paying with card. 3% additional charge for a room that already was overpriced
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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CorkGirl_1982 wrote a review Aug 2016
Cork34 contributions35 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First impressions are great - place looks great from the entrance. Rooms not good though. The beds are extremely hard, it's what I'd imagine a prison bed is like! The bed linen was stained, and there was no blanket - just a single top sheet.

The shower was poor, no hot was and water pressure was only a drizzle. The bathroom itself was grubby.

Plenty of dead flies collecting in the common areas. The whole place just felt dirty.

The pool was nice - but the pool area looked like a bit of an unfinished building site.

About a four minute walk to the north cliff.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Χρήστος Κ wrote a review Feb 2016
Athens, Greece9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't stay at the hotel but we were eating everyday in it's restaurant!Amazing food, good friendly service.Don't forget to eat vegetable spring rolls, fresh pineapple juice and soups! Good quality in low prices!
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barefoot_bohemian007 wrote a review Dec 2015
Rugby101 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for just over two weeks and had a very relaxing and pleasant stay.

The rooms are simple but kept spotlessly clean. The bed was firm and very comfortable and the shower room was quite spacious and there was always hot water available. Sheets were changed every couple of days.

The location is great. It's less than five minutes walk to the cliff where all the shops and restaurants are yet totally quiet when you want complete tranquillity. My only criticism would be the burning of rubbish nearby every afternoon which made it less pleasant lying relaxing by the pool.

The hotel does get busier at weekends with groups of quite noisy young Indian lads coming to Varkala from the city. It's a shame that some of them take bottles of beer into the pool with them and generally make it less pleasant to relax by the pool but this is only one day each week out of seven so it didn't really spoil my stay.

The pool was a real selling point for me. Fabulously peaceful, kept immaculately clean (despite the constant dropping of bamboo leaves into the pool which the pool boy immediately removed) and much of the time the only company had had to share the pool with were the crows. You do have to watch the crows though if you order any food from the restaurant to eat by the pool - they rather like Vegetable Pakoras - so don't turn your back on them for even two seconds!! :-)

The staff were all very friendly and helpful and if I visit Varkala again then I would certainly stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alice K wrote a review Jun 2015
Norwich, England, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a few nights here in low season so we got it for a very good price. The hotel is modern and our standard fan double room was clean and comfortable. The resturant/room service was not available during low season which was a bit of a pain!
The swimming pool was fun and a great relief from the hot weather. The security guards were friendly and always looked out for us to make sure we got back safe!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Evievv wrote a review Jul 2019
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom151 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a comfortable hotel, air con worked and staff were helpful. Our towels were dirty and stained when we arrived, they changed immediately. The groups in the other rooms also had dirty sheets, and they changed them with sheets that were still stained/dirty. 

The pool was too dirty for us to swim in, luckily they are part of a 3 hotel complex, and there's a nice pool down the road we were able to use.If I'm honest, I think we got the worst pick out of the 3.

The place was decent to sleep in, it was quiet and comfortable - but there isn't really anything else to offer with this one.
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Date of stay: May 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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psy420 wrote a review Feb 2019
India139 contributions34 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Was going to stay there but after we saw them burning plastic in the backyard decided against it. Even though there have been numerous complaints against them i guess they paid off the cops. This has an ayurvedic centre on their premises...shame on them...
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Melanie T asked a question Oct 2014
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have friends staying. At the Oceano Eco, how far away is theirhotel?
Melanie T asked a question Oct 2014
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have friends staying in the Oceano Eco, how far away is their hotel?
AlbuquerqueCissy wrote a tip Feb 2018
Texas36 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"You had better like super hard beds."
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Itchy_feet49 wrote a tip Jan 2016
Leicestershire14 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms overlooking the pool have a good outlook."
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Anna Y wrote a tip Jan 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom58 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Anything facing the pool, ask management to tell guests not to film you without permission"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,590 - ₹4,595 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nikhil Residence
Which popular attractions are close to Nikhil Residence?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.3 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.2 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nikhil Residence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Nikhil Residence?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nikhil Residence?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nikhil Residence?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Clafouti, and Darjeeling Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nikhil Residence?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nikhil Residence have airport transportation?
Yes, Nikhil Residence offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nikhil Residence?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nikhil Residence?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Nikhil Residence?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.4 km).
Is Nikhil Residence accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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