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Sanctum Spring

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
21 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Varkala Cliff
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Varkala Beach
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Janardanaswamy Temple
    3 min drive
  • Airport
    Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)
    45 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


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

    Visit our Varkala travel guide

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Varkala Cliff - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Varkala Beach - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Janardanaswamy Temple - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sivagiri - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Anchuthengu and Anjengo Fort - 7 min drive

    Getting around

    • Edava Station - 4 min drive
    • Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 45 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • On-site dining venue – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

    About this property

    Sanctum Spring

    Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and a picnic area. All 17 rooms offer balconies or patios, 24-hour room service and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, free newspapers and ceiling fans.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    • Free nearby parking
    • Self parking: INR 100 per night
    • Valet parking: INR 100 per night
    • Extended parking: INR 100 per night
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Bike hire
    • Parasailing
    • Playground
    • Spa services

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free babysitting/childcare
    • Free supervised childcare/activities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground


    • Front-desk safe
    • Library
    • No lifts

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance


    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Rooftop terrace


    • Ayurvedic treatments
    • Body treatments
    • Massages
    • Massage/treatment rooms


    • 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

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan


    • Free toiletries
    • Shower


    • 21-inch TV
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Minibar

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony or patio


    • Desk
    • Free newspapers

    Nearby things to do


    Where to eat

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


    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The room was not ready when we arrived. It was not clean and the bulbs were flickering. The fridge was not working. There was no sufficient plug points. Bathroom was clean but there was no hot water. Room was big enough and AC was good. Staff were nice and helpful and food was good. There was no lift and had to climb up and down which was not comfortable in a hot weather. Balcony was not clean enough, but the sea view as amazing. Overall not worth the money we spent.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Clean and affordable place to stay that is well located for exploring Varkala. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Beds were very hard though - just a thin mattress on a plank of wood, also breakfast service was very basic - but there are many great affordable places nearby- so not a major issue- overall a great stay !

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Nice hotel but not 4 star

    We stayed for 2 nights in March, the hotel is ok but doesn’t quite live up to its description, there was no restaurant or terrace. It is in a good location, only 100m from Varkala cliff with numerous restaurants etc. The staff were very helpful, they just need to update their listing.


      Close to the beach and restaurants

      Sanctum Spring is in a great location on top of the cliff on the helipad, and is a short walk to Varkala Beach and the main street of restaurants and cafes and shops on the cliff side. However the room itself is in need of an upgrade - the mattresses were very hard, the bathroom had cracked tiles on the wall, and generally looked very dated. The bathroom is more like a traditional wet room as well and after a shower the whole bathroom will be wet for a while making it inconvenient if you are sharing a room with anyone else. Also had a bad experience with the manager who didn’t check my boooing details properly but was quickly sorted and never saw him or dealt with him again. Luckily the other staff member on reception was friendly and accommodating.

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2018

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

      Memorable stay - go for location not luxury

      Overall: highly recommended. Good: location! - across the beach, close to great restaurants and amazing views. Friendly staff. Quiet and family friendly. Bad: included breakfast was average, basic amenities like hot water and front desk were very erratic. Spare bed provided was rusty and broken.

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