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“Spotless rooms and excellent service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Signature Residence
Ranked #42 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spotless rooms and excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

This was the cleanest hotel I stayed in during three weeks in India. The room and bathroom, even the hallways were literally spotless. The furniture is simple and in good condition. The balcony was very pleasant. The best thing about this hotel is the service. The management staff (Mr. Arun and Mr. Joyson) were so genuinely friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond what I would expect from hotel service. I felt completely at ease here thanks to the staff. The hotel is a very short walk away from the cliff edge where all the shops and restaurants are located. I agree with others, definitely bring a flashlight along with you. It can even be useful while walking along the cliff at night. The included breakfast was also great. They made to order your breakfast, no stale buffet food here. It was also so pleasantly quiet here, no need for ear plugs. No complaints about this place!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Seattle, Washington
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59 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

I stayed at the Desadan up the street before here, and missed the other place. On the plus side, the grounds are lovely, the price is not bad (beach front are pricier), breakfest was decent, the AC worked, and the room is clean. On the downside, the wi-fi signal did not work 70% of the time, the tv's don't work, there was no hot water, the bathroom was a bit sad, there is no maid service, credit cards are frowned upon, and the overall service could be better. When adding taxes to the overall cost, i got a better value at Desaden for a bit more there. Next time, I would return, but only after looking a bit more.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Arona, Italy
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

It was a long stay for me at Signature Residence in Varkala: 40 days! What convinced me was the cleanliness (you can have your sheets changed every other day) and the top quality kitchen, serving delicious keralan food. The breakfast was included in the price (27 Euros for a solo stay in one of the A/C cottages, in low season). The food was healthy, delicate yet spicy, a real treat. Anyway you can have also a dear old continental breakfast, equally delicious.
The staff was very competent, efficient and outright friendly: Mr. Arun was able to arrange for me anything from an elephant ride to a trip to Munnar (4 days, accompanied by dear Mr. Jisho Joyson), to a trip to Kanyakumari (2 days), to a rental of a houseboat.
I had many pleasant and interesting conversations with Mr. Joyson and Mr. Arun, and I felt really at home.
The Hotel is just 2 minutes walk from the restaurant, the shops and the beaches on the Cliff, but I must say the food is much better at the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cheshire
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66 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights through Asia rooms, paid approx £27.00 for a standard room which does not have AC so we paid another 500 Rupees per night (approx £7). The hotel is set back approx 150/200 yards behind North Cliff which is where most of the restaurants and bars of Varkala are situated.
The rooms and hotel were very clean but the furnishings were basic and seemed quite old considering the hotel was only three years old. (small short wardrobe with cupboard underneath, cupboard at side, 1 bedside drawer, no mirror, no fridge, only soap and towels supplied, NO SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES IN ROOM OR AT RECEPTION). Breakfast was the usual coffee, tea, toast, jam, eggs and freshly made fruit juice ie:pineapple.
Staff were very friendly and wanted you to enjoy your stay. The hotel is in a nice quite position, easy to find from the cliff once you have made one trip. Saw a mongoose in the garden one morning. The thing that lets this hotel down for us was the price we paid, we feel £20/£25 with AC would have been a fairer price on reflection.
Would recommend this to a friend if the price was cheaper but not for more than 5 nights.
Good food in the restaurants, even Nepalese and half of the price of other places we stayed at in Kerala.
2 sunbeds and brolly on the beach are a rip off, 450 rupees (approx £6.50).

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Varkala, India
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2011

I have stayed att signature residence 3 times and it is like coming home every time! The staff is very caring and serviceminded. Nothing is a problem for them! The rooms is very nice with balcony and nice beds with comfortable madresses. The area is quite and calm and it takes only a short walk and you are on the cliff. Mind to take a torch though because the path is dark in the night.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Signature Residence

Property: Signature Residence
Address: North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,500 - ₹ 3,500
Hotel Class:3 star — Signature Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful, quiet and peaceful place with comfortable, clean stylish rooms and independent cottages, nicely situated in a tropical garden to relax and enjoy - that is Signature Residence at North Cliff Varkala, Kerala. With a choice of three unique cottages or well appointed hotel rooms, Signature Residence aims to offer you luxurious comfort and security. Only 2 minutes walk from Varkala's stunning Papanasham Cliffs and beach to Signature Residence. ... more   less 
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