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Kshetra Boutique Retreat, Varkala

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.2 / 5
20 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Varkala Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Varkala Cliff
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Janardanaswamy Temple
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)
    46 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Located in Varkala, Kshetra Boutique Retreat, Varkala is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Varkala Beach - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Varkala Cliff - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Janardanaswamy Temple - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Kappil Beach - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kollam Beach - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • Kappil Station - 8 min drive
    • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 86 min drive

    About this property

    Kshetra Boutique Retreat, Varkala

    At Kshetra Boutique Retreat, Varkala, spend the day relaxing on the nearby beach or pampering yourself at the hotel's full-service spa. All 18 rooms offer comforts such as memory foam beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, plus free WiFi and room service (during limited hours). Rainfall showerheads, pillow menu and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free valet parking

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10:00 AM: INR 199 for adults and INR 125 for children
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa
    • Playground
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground


    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Business services

    • Business centre


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • Ayurvedic treatments
    • Spa open daily


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan
    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Memory foam mattress
    • Pillow menu
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Rainfall showerhead
    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water
    • Shared kitchen

    Nearby things to do



    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stay - Extra comfy bed in King room with huge bathroom and central courtyard. Loved the theme and cleanliness. Breakfast was huge and enough!! Beach is just 2 minutes but you can't hear much of the waves. Dinner was delecious and plentiful. Thank you Manjulal for the care. Ayurveda Treatment- I was there several years ago by recommendations of my friends who had treatment there several times. It was absolutely great! Great value, super pancha karma and of course service of the doctor Sunil and everyone who worked with me, i loved it, thank you again and again. Would highly recommend...

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Dysfunctional Budget hotel

    Worst stay at a hotel possibly ever. Most of my complaints have been mentioned in other reviews going back years. Management prefers to respond with ‘new management sir no worry’ or ‘maybe you stayed somewhere else’ This isn’t a retreat of any kind. The entrance and courtyard is quite nice but that’s just a facade literally and figuratively. Room wasn’t cleaned both days, breakfast was inedible, trash was deposited right outside my room. Know this property is 15 MINUTES from the beach, an indirect route the first few hundred metres of which is not lit at night. The property misleads people by stating 0.1 km away give me a break. Compare my pictures of the yoga floor with their own. Sadly the property has potential, but management is a mess. I would bet against them making changes. I should also mention the open window in the bathroom has NO mosquito net, needless to say i was eaten alive. In a nutshell...the poor service at this property does not make up its less than ideal location.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019


    • Liked: Room comfort

    Massive let down

    We arrived with high expectations and left disappointed. Paying a little extra to stay in a place that gave the impression of a spa and yoga facilities clearly didn’t have any. The reception and eating area were lovely, a big open space with trees going through the centre off the building. We ate breakfast on the first morning and it felt lovely and relaxed. The downsides, we were woken every morning by banging and crashing above our room. Thinking it may be from the yoga studio, we ventured upstairs to find a completely empty space with old furniture in it. This happened every morning around 6:00am. The hot water and air con didn’t now work in our room and to be fair to the staff, they offered to move us on the last night. The view from the window overlooked a part of the hotel that was full of rubbish. To cap it off, a member of staff walked into our room on day two without knocking. We were changing at the time and there was no apology. It was a complete accident but all the same, not good. Shame because it promised so much and didn’t live up to it’s expectations.

    Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Beautiful peaceful stay- Absolutely Loved it!!

    Cosy bright room, nicely decorated with traditional and yoga postures! Exceptional breakfast with a combination of continental and local delicacies. Very cordial staffs. We will definitely return for next year! if anyone wants to relax and enjoy the property this is the right place to be. I would definitely return again and recommend to my friends.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Poor stay but could have been so much better.

    Our room was basic: bed; ceiling fan; bathroom. The cleanliness of the room was poor: mould on the bathroom tiles and some on bedroom walls. The 'included' breakfast was meagre by the standards we have so far experienced in our 8 week trip to India: 3 pieces of toast; 1 egg omelette; tea/coffee. It was served with varying degrees of efficiency: sometimes the omelette was cold; or the toast was cold. The staff were pleasant. The pity is that all the factors which were poor could easily be rectified i.e clean the room properly and repainted it; have some organisation at breakfast. I think if these things were to happen our scoring for the property would have been significantly higher, and it might have justified the price of the room!

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