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Maadathil Cottages
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“Best place to be in Verkala !!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

If you wish to have a quite stay, a bit far from the hectic Verkala cliff, Maadathil Cottages is your place.
Cottages are new, clean and nice decorated with a balcony facing the sea. It is located between coconut trees and a small pond with lilies and lotus plants.
In the morning, you can join the fishermen, helping them to pull their nets out of the water.
There are few restaurants around, if you wish to get variety.
I wish we had more time to spend there.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

My husband and I spent a week at Maadathil Cottages in December 2011 after some days staying at the north cliff. We were looking for a quiet place to stay in terms of noise and of tourism and we were so lucky to find Maadathil.

It is 3 or 4 km away from the cliff, so far away but close enough to walk if you need to buy something or want to have food at one of the restaurants. Although you will find nice little restaurants near Maadathil cottages so there is no need to move! We really enjoyed the food at maadathil, especially our breakfasts and the best banana porridge we've had in our lives!

The beaches are beautiful, sunsets are beautufil and the staff are fantastic and very friendly.

We highly recommend this place to anyone with children or anyone wanting to spend some quality time in nature. Perhaps try to avoid Christmas time as the prices do increase and you'll have to share this beautiful place with many others... ;)

Thanks Muhajir and your brother, Ganesh and Roy!

Big hug from Spain

Rocio & Paco :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

we just spent our time enjoying this gorgeous place at the palm-lined seaside in the comfortable cottage.
If you're planning some beach holiday in kerala: varkala is the only reasonable choice and the ne plus ultra for your over-night stay are the Maadathil Cottages!
I truly can recommand this place managed by the most friendly staff - I'll be back...

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

My partner and I stayed at Maadathil just last week for four nights and positively fell in love with it. Muhajir and the rest of the team there couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating to us during our stay.
The cottage itself is relatively basic but you have everything you need (plus all the lodging is like this in South India). The room is very clean, the bed is comfy, the shower works well and the little porch with a table and chairs to relax in is absolute bliss. We sat here everyday for breakfast, with the beach just 100 yards ahead of us and felt as though we were in our very own little paradise.
Maadathil is on Odayam beach which is clean, quiet and postcard perfect. Although the water can be a bit choppy at times so be careful when swimming! (Once you get past the breakers you can swim perfectly well. But it's getting past them which can be the problem..).
The food at Maadathil is pretty basic but it's pleasant none the less. We found it best to ask the staff what was good to have that day and they were honest about what was fresh. As you would expect the fruit salad was always fresh and delicious.
Every evening Muhajir arranged for a tuc tuc to collect us and take us to the cliff for dinner, as there are a dozen or so restaurants to eat at. We loved it along the little strip as the food was lovely, the atmosphere was funky but chilled, and the people were so very friendly. Also most places offer free Wifi which is a nice bonus!
The shops along the cliff are great too. They are stacked with beautiful jewellery and keepsakes which are relatively inexpensive but as you would expect you need to haggle! We often knocked the price down by up to 75%! The best deals are to be had first thing in the morning as the shop keepers believe that giving their first customer a good deal, will bring them good luck throughout their day.
To dine out I would recommend a trip to the Rock'n'Roll Cafe as our meal here was great and the service was prompt. Be warned that in this area the service is (generally) very very very slow! We found it to be a good idea to go for dinner at about 6pm to ensure that we were well and truely settled come 7:30pm as this is when the restaurants got busy and therefore the service becomes snail-like.
Overall I would definitely return to the Maadathil Cottages, as well as recommend them to a friend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

It was a wonderful place with beautiful and clean rooms. The view was amazing.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Maadathil Cottages

Property: Maadathil Cottages
Address: Manthara Temple Road | Edava, Varkala 695311, India
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Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Varkala
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,093 - ₹ 4,774
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maadathil Cottages are a collection of 10 traditional Kerala style bungalows (built 2011) on Odayam beach. Each cottage includes one large double bed (with mosquito net), en-suite bathroom with shower and hot water, a verandah overlooking the palm trees and sea where you can enjoy our home cooked breakfasts and fresh seafood dinners caught straight from the beach. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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