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The Bohemian Masala, Varkala

Thiruvambadi Road near Black Beach Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#14 of 67 hotels in Varkala Town
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Adult pool
Breakfast available
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil


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Grade: 80 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Rajesh R wrote a review Jan 2020
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam7 contributions1 helpful vote
I visited here and stayed for 1 week and I find utmost pleasure and peace from all the disturbances of outside commercial stay. I recommend this place as the manager mr. Dilip and and the staff found it very friendly and helpful and more importantly took care of me during my stay . Something we need in hospitality. The ambience is perfect for solace filled with greenery and natural scenic.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Rajesh, Thank you for your wonderful review. Do visit us again. Warm Regards.
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Abhijith wrote a review Jan 2020
Trivandrum, India1 contribution
Excellent stay, excellent service. The property is very neat and well kept. It is also very close from the cliff. The management is very friendly and helpful. 24/7 help is available. They even washed my car by the next morning. And when I lost my jbl speakers, they found it and called and made me aware of it. In short, superb stay worth 5 start rating.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Dear Abhijeet, Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards.
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FBH65 wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions
Randomly picked this resort based on existing reviews, and remoteness (albeit a short 5-minute walk away) from the beach front which can get frantic late in the day, and was most pleasantly surprised by the quiet and solitude. The warmth of the entire staff, from the Manager (Dilip) on, touched me deeply. I nicknamed the support team The Five Pandavaas: they made me feel welcome and pampered. After eating out on the first night (where they got my order completely wrong!), I decided to “eat in”, and did not regret my decision: they bring in fresh ingredients daily, and the kitchen is visible to guests, which totally allayed my fears, based on what I imagined happening on the beach row - fresh fish was brought in based on my preferences and (of course) availability. I am already
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review!
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Voyageuse wrote a review Oct 2019
Bali, Indonesia11 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed for two weeks at Bohemian Masala in Varkala and it has been fantastic! In my opinion, BM is the best accomodation available in Varkala area. The manager and staff were lovely and I felt very spoil, garden is beautiful and peaceful, the cook is very talented and customized all meals on my liking and the pool was like the cherry on the sunday. This little boutique hotel is a gem, just go for it!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. 🙏🏽 Warm Regards.
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lottalund wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions4 helpful votes
This beautiful resort made me feel total reborn after 9 days of staying. The service was so good and felt so familiar that sometimes you could think they read your thoughts. we also had firstclass auyruvedic treatments and yoga every day which also made us feel so relaxed and taken care of. I can´t wait until I can come back again!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from 553366, Owner at The Bohemian Masala, Varkala
Responded 12 Aug 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you will return soon. Warm Regards.
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US$ 48 - US$ 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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