Overview of Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat

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Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat

3 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVarkala Beach9 min walk
    Popular LocationVarkala Cliff15 min walk
    Popular LocationJanardanaswamy Temple5 min drive
    AirportThiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.)96 min drive

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  • Deluxe Cottage, 1 Bedroom (A/c )

    Room amenities

    • 144 sq ft
    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Cottage, 1 Bedroom (A/c )
  • Family Suite

    Room amenities

    • 312 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Suite
  • Economy Non A/c Room

    Room amenities

    • 144 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More details Economy Non A/c Room
  • Classic Villa, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsClassic Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Standard Double

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 3196 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

About this area


Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Varkala Beach - 9 min walk
  • Varkala Cliff - 15 min walk
  • Janardanaswamy Temple - 5 min drive
  • Sivagiri - 7 min drive
  • Kappil Beach - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Kappil Station - 8 min drive
  • AirportThiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) - 96 min drive


  • Trattorias - 5 min walk
  • Cafe Arabica - 5 min walk
  • Abba Restaurant and Everest German Bakery - 8 min walk
  • Tibetan Kitchen - 10 min walk
  • Palm Tree - 10 min walk

About this property

Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat

3-star, family-friendly resort, walk to Varkala Beach
A full-service spa, a restaurant and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, an outdoor pool, a nightclub and a fitness centre are on-site. All 16 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find separate sitting areas and free bottled water.
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat offers 16 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and fridges can be requested.

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free children's club
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Desk
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing



Check-in time starts at noon
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 800.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 1500 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 800.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 2 children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Hotel Varkala
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Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Varkala
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Varkala, Kerala
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Resort Varkala
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Resort
Thiruvambadi Retreat Resort
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Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat Resort Varkala

Frequently asked questions

Does Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat?
Check-in begins at noon.
What time is check-out at Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of INR 1500 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat located?
This family-friendly Varkala resort is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Janardanaswamy Temple and Kappil Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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The Thiruvambadi is a great hotel. It’s in a convenient spot at the very end of the cliff ‘strip’ so, if you turn left out of the hotel, you’ve can walk along the clifftop past lots of shops and an endless choice of restaurants. However, turn left and you’re soon wandering along quiet, picturesque beaches. The aquarium’s good too. Our rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable with sea view balconies, modern bathrooms and comfortable beds. The hotel grounds and garden were attractive and immaculately kept. The friendly staff were always available. Unfortunately, when we arrived, at the beginning of November, the swimming pool was being serviced and was only refilled and useable on the day we left. It was a very slow start to the season (Because of the floods in July) and the restaurant was only open for breakfast. There were problems with the WiFi and engineers were there trying to fix it without much luck. Fortunately, the manager provided us with a dongle which enabled us to get internet access in our rooms. Probably the most difficult thing was that there was no hot water while we were there. Staff would gladly bring us up buckets of really hot water when requested but that’s not quite the same. We were old hands at Indian hotels and understood that the hot water could be unreliable or only on at certain times but none at all was a bit too much! However, we did get the impression that these issues were all temporary and, as a rule everything would be fine. If
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

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nyc !!! had nyc tym wth frnds... stay in this hotel have nyc swim with coke or beer... the staff r ver helpful !!!
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Over all great resort ..
This guest house location is very great , 1) Beach Facing 2) not so crowdy so very peaceful .. - Rooms are very comparatively big and very clean .. - resort very spacious .. - Comparitively big and clean swimming pool near to beach . - need to mention manager Mr. ANNOP who is very helpful and adjustable and very caring.. Only negative morning breakfast can be improved .
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2018

3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Good in parts
Position was good although not directly on the beach. Pool was lovely. The rooms in the larger block were probably better although our were basic. The WiFi was unreliable. The food was slightly dubious so ate out even for breakfast. Varkala was lovely which made up for it.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

4/5 Good

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Nice Hotel close to the beach with WONDERFUL staff
First of all I can`t rate this Hotel highly enough for the friendliness and helpfulness of the Staff. The manager is extremely approachable, professional and speaks excellent English. He helped to make our holiday a very enjoyable one. We really enjoyed our breakfast as there was so much choice and our waiter will never be forgotten, he`s lovely. If you want your towels and bed linen changed you only have to ask and the staff are very willing to do it. We think that this Hotel is excellent value for the money and have no complaints. On the plus side as well is that the small beach is only 2 mins walk from the Hotel. Plus transport and shops are only a short walk away. The air conditioning is excellent in the room as is the fan. We also had a fridge in the room. There is also free WIFI which is good.
Stayed 16 nights in Nov 2017

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