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The Bohemian Masala, Varkala

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Thiruvambadi Road near Black Beach Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#14 of 67 hotels in Varkala Town
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It's another world, the Varkala beach resort. Built around the eco-concept, it borrows its architecture from the natural science of the tribals. The handmade cottages made with mud, clay and flowers ensure maximum natural energy air flow, translate that into cool even during summer. In the midst of a thick green cover, and a 5-minute walk from the cliffs and the beach, The Bohemian Masala stands apart from the other beach resorts in Varkala. The resort promising all the sensual pursuits of a traveller, such as traditional temples, beaches, an eclectic food scene, as well as Ayurvedic massages, is ideal for a peaceful, tranquil vacation. Lounge around in the hammocks in peace and quiet, sample the traditional Kerala fare, walk around its herb and spice garden, or just sit around and meet interesting travellers from across the world. Those times, when you do feel like a walk, step out and hit the beach, indulge in water sports, or try your skills at surfing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Adult pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil

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80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
125Reviews6Q+A10Room tips
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traveller99666 wrote a review May 2018
Bengaluru, India134 contributions12 helpful votes
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Bohemian masala is located in quite part of varkala away from the hustle n bustle of the cliff, but within walking distance of the cliff n the beach. Quaint tribal cottages and ample greenery is a welcome change bohemian has to offer, cashew and jackfruit trees and ample greenery surrounds the cottages. Ideal for travellers seeking solace n peace and occassional squirrels for company. Resort staff were polite and professional and extremely helpful . I had planned to stay for couple of nights but ended up staying for nearly a week enjoying the bohemian feel of the place and stepping out in evening to the beach n cliff at a walking distance from the resort. Cottages are cozy , they have a yoga hall and an in house restaurant as well and they provide ayurvedic treatments for
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 10 May 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back at The Bohemian Masala soon. Warm regards.
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Jijoy V wrote a review Apr 2018
Kerala, India42 contributions17 helpful votes
The resort was located in a very good area with easy access to black beach and the cliff. The rooms were well decorated and had a nice village touch very similar to what a normal Kerala village would look. The manager and the chef were mos accomodative and helped us. Only con was that the dry weather left the vegetation a little rusty but the rains can help
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 7 May 2018
Dear Jijoy, Thank you for your review. We look forward to your visit again. Warm Regards.
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nikith j wrote a review Apr 2018
Coimbatore, India4 contributions
We booked 6 cottages for our large group. The staff are friendly and warm. They upgraded one of our cottages free of cost. We had a really late checkout yet Dilip had been courteous enough not to charge us for the extra late checkout. Personally, i had a small breakfast early in the morning that i liked. The place might seem a little run-down requiring some urgent renovation. Frankly, We were a little hesitant when the images on the site didnt compare to the actual. But the upgrades and the service did the deed for us. A sure recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from VResorts, Manager at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 6 Apr 2018
Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and appreciating our staff. Our concept is to provide the scenic view along with the experiential stay. We have noted down your mentioned concern and we will surely look into it and get it rectified before your next visit. Your feedback is valuable to us as it always motivates us to work more diligently in making your stay memorable in an experiential way. Hope to see you soon. Thank You V Resorts
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Glyn wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia366 contributions176 helpful votes
A few minutes from the cliffs in a quiet spot. The cottages are quirky and keep cool in the heat. Nice to sit on the balcony and hang out. But overall I felt the place was a bit run down and lifeless though and repairs needed to the cottages so good to know they’re starting renovations. Dilip and the staff were really nice and helpful but the food service was rather hapless. Great breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 3 Apr 2018
Dear Glyn, Thank you for your review. We have already initiated the renovation of a few facilities at the resort and are adding a chemical free swimming pool as well. These should be complete by end of April 2018. We hope to welcome you back to our humble resort soon. Warm Regards.
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MattGodwin wrote a review Mar 2018
Mumbai, India15 contributions3 helpful votes
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I love to seek out and visit places "less travelled". Varkala Beach is an amazing work of nature with a cliff overlooking the beach. The view is breathtaking from the cliff, not to speak of the beautiful beach itself. And Bohemian Masala is a little gem I found a short distance from the beach. The place has a quaint rustic feel, with huts nestled amongst lush greenery. It is a pleasant feeling to wake up in this setting, especially coming from a city like Mumbai. The resort is right on the road, which leads further down to the beach. There is a little pathway behind the resort, which takes you to the cliff. The hut (a little cottage really) I stayed in had a spacious bedroom with a mosquito net, and functional wood furniture. The ceiling decorated with colourful fabric is a
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Response from VResorts, Manager at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 20 Mar 2018
Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and appreciating our staff. Delighting our guest is our first priority. Our concept is to provide the scenic view and experiential stay so that one can enjoy the moments. Your feedback is valuable to us as it always motivates us to work more diligently to make the stay memorable in an experiential way. Hope to see you again. Thank you V Resorts
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 48 - US$ 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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