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InDa Hotel
3 out of 5
Kurakkani, North Cliff, Varkala
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0.5 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (14 reviews)
Great place with character!

"We had a really nice stay in this hidden gem. The hotel was clean, comfortable and in a great location. Bathroom was clean. Service and restaurant was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2019

InDa Hotel
Eden Garden Ayurvedic Health Retreat
3 out of 5
Eden Garden, Papanasam Beach, Varkala, Kerala
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0.58 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)
Nice surroundings but wouldn’t return

"Interesting stay here. The lobby area is beautiful, centred around a supposedly natural pool and banyan trees, water flowing alongside the paths. We stayed in their cheapest room which was poor condition but pretty clean. Can’t really complain for the price. The owner/manager was like a movie villain ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2019

Eden Garden Ayurvedic Health Retreat
Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
3 out of 5
Thiruvambadi Road, North End cliff, Varkala, Kerela
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0.61 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (15 reviews)

"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 ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2018

Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat
Varkala Beach Resort
2 out of 5
Near Helipad, Cliff Beach, Varkala, Kerala
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0.36 mi from city centre
Varkala Beach Resort
Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
4 out of 5
Near Government Guest House, Trivandrum, Varkala, Kerala
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0.58 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (85 reviews)
Very nice hotel

"Very nice hotel, staff were very polite Able to walk to the beach Room was very good Perfect hotel for looking around this area"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

Gateway Varkala - IHCL SeleQtions
The Haiwa Beach Residency
3 out of 5
CLIFF,, Varkala, Kerala
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0.58 mi from city centre
3.1/5 (14 reviews)
Do not waste your time

"I didn’t stay. I showed up and no one was there. Someone near by said the owner left and was having a hard time finding employees. I made phone calls and emails and no one for back so walked down the road to another hotel. The location is good but it’s not mapped correctly. The lobby was very dirty. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2017

The Haiwa Beach Residency
Shiva Garden Home Stay
North Cliff, Kurakkani, Varkala, Kerala
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0.41 mi from city centre
Shiva Garden Home Stay
The Oceano
3 out of 5
Perumkulam, Oceano Cliff Road, Varkala, Kerala
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1.15 mi from city centre
3.7/5Good! (23 reviews)
Not worth the dollars

"Not worth the almost $80 a night charge for a room that's old and mouldy with no air conditioning in the heat of Kerala. Much better options available elsewhere in this town for the same price and even less where you can find better conditions with professional and courteous staff."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

The Oceano
Namasthe Varkala
3.5 out of 5
Thiruvambadi Rd, Thiruvambadi, Varkala, Kerala
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £21 per night
0.61 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
good place to stay

"It was good stay , Property is renovated recently , rooms are clean enough , Great view from the rooms ."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Namasthe Varkala
Satta Beach Residence
2.5 out of 5
Odayam Beach, Varkala, Kerala
Free cancellation
The price is £19 per night
0.98 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)
Not great

"Was not really why we were looking for and left after first night bed was rock hard and food was pretty bad"…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2019

Satta Beach Residence
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Pocket Guide: Varkala

Visiting Varkala

Luxury-minded travelers will find upscale places to stay in Varkala, though all visitors are sure to appreciate the restaurants, beaches, and gardens. Welcoming and relaxing, this seaside city also attracts visitors with its boating, bars, and doing yoga.
  • There are 33 Varkala hotels
  • January is the most expensive month to travel here, while July tends to be the cheapest
  • Closest major airport is in Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.), 23.3 mi (37.5 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Varkala

  • The beach, gardens, and seaside highlight the natural beauty, and places to visit include Varkala Beach, Kappil Beach, and Kollam Beach
  • Also well-known for its boating and lakefront

Getting around Varkala

There are many transportation options in Varkala. If you want to venture outside of the area, take a train from Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station.

Staying in Varkala

With 33 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, Varkala offers holiday retreats at affordable prices:
  • 18 hotels, ranging from GBP 11/night to GBP 74/night
  • 7 resorts, ranging from GBP 17/night to GBP 68/night
Looking for a romantic getaway, a cosy spot, or a boutique stay? You might like these highly rated smaller hotels or specialty properties:
  • Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat, averaging GBP 21.45/night
  • Vedanta Wake up - Varkala, Helipad North Cliff, averaging GBP 23.49/night
A 3-star favourite with Expedia travellers is Thiruvambadi Beach Retreat with a 5 out of 5 user rating while Vedanta Wake up - Varkala, Helipad North Cliff has a 4.7 rating by guests.

Dressing for Varkala

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 33°C during the day and 22°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 33°C, while the average at night is 24°C
  • July through September has daytime averages of 31°C with nighttime averages of 23°C
  • In October–December, you can expect daytime averages of 32°C and nighttime averages of 23°C
  • Varkala gets about 64 millimetres of rain per year

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Varkala?
The Haiwa Beach Residency is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data. This 3-star hotel offers parking and laundry facilities. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Varkala Beach. Other good choices for your trip include Satta Beach Residence and Satta Beach Deluxe.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Varkala, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals in Varkala.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Varkala?
Blooming Bay - Clifftop Beach Resort is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free valet parking. Other good choices to stay with the children include Nikhil Residence and Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Varkala?
Hindustan Beach Retreat is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a poolside restaurant.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Varkala?
Magnolia Guest House is a top guesthouse for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Varkala?
Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort is a top pick for your beach holiday. Other good choices for your beach trip include Kshetra Boutique Retreat, Varkala and Raja Park Beach Resort. Head to Varkala Beach or Kappil Beach for some quality time by the water.
How is it staying in Varkala?
Visitors to Varkala will definitely enjoy the beaches and gardens. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s monuments, breweries and spas. Top sights in the city include Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. In Varkala, there are 40 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Varkala?
The beaches and gardens exemplify the city’s natural beauty, and places to visit include Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Additionally, you might want to add Janardanaswamy Temple to your itinerary.
How can I get around Varkala?
To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station. Varkala may not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.
What's the seasonal weather like in Varkala?
The hottest months are usually March and April, with an average temperature of 29°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. Average annual rainfall for Varkala is 1814 mm.

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