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5.0 out of 5

"We booked this hotel the night before we arrived, and the hotel staff were very accomodating. Our room was wonderful--we had a nice bed with good line ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 27 Apr 2008

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront hotel near Varkala Beach

On the beach

Within a 5-minute walk of this Varkala hotel, you'll find Varkala Beach and Varkala Cliff. Also, Janardanaswamy Temple is within half a mile (1 km) and Sivagiri is within 3 miles (5 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this hotel. Families will appreciate the children's pool, onsite laundry facilities, and free childcare. Enjoy the fitness center and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 27 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, minibars, and free weekday newspapers.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$95* Per night/room Feb 23 - Feb 24

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hindustan Beach Retreat ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Hindustan Beach Retreat

5 out of 5

Great hotel--amazing view!

We booked this hotel the night before we arrived, and the hotel staff were very accomodating. Our room was wonderful--we had a nice bed with good linens, cable television (HBO), etc..., but the best part was the location. Our room overlooked both the pool and, more importantly, the ocean. Every morning we watched from our balcony as the local Hindu would come worship at the beach. The complimentary breakfast has something for everyone and can be eaten overlooking the beach. Varkala is the perfect little beach town. Nice soft sand, warm water, and enough tourists to make wearing a bikini commonplace, unlike in many parts of India. The beach is encircled by cliffs, atop which dozens of shops and restaurants sit. Great atmosphere--we wish we could have stayed much longer than we did!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2008

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About the Hindustan Beach Retreat

Location Papnasam Beach, Varkala, Kerala 695141

Property Features

Hindustan Beach Retreat offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A children's pool, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Hindustan Beach Retreat. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Thiruvananthapuram (TRV-Trivandrum Intl.) (43.4 km / 27 mi)
  • Train station: Thiruvananthapuram Varkala Station (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hindustan Beach Retreat offers 27 accommodations with minibars and safes. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

NOTHING DOING - This poolside restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Slow motion - Onsite bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

Turtle Bay – The Ayurved has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include body wraps, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.

Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 1000 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 1200
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 600 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2000
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1000 (from 5 to 12 years old)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 1300 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 1000 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hindustan Beach
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Hotel
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Hotel Varkala
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala, Kerala
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Hotel
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Varkala
  • Hindustan Beach Retreat Hotel Varkala
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