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8.4
Excellent
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Housekeeping3
Swimming Pool2
Breakfast1
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8.1
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
Parking
FREE
3.5-star Resort
Free Wi-Fi

Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India - See map
"The staff were top notch and advised us on how to get to Munnar and arranged tuk tuks when required."
Michael - May 6, 2016
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.9 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.0 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Varkala in the last 24 hoursCompared to 547 Varkala properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Pool Side Room
Pool Side Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed & 2 single bed...
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Two-Bedroom Cottage
Two-Bedroom Cottage
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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1 Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory
1 Bunk Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Pool Side Deluxe Room
Pool Side Deluxe Room
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  • Shower
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Pool Side Deluxe Room
Pool Side Deluxe Room
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  • Shower
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Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom, Ground Fl
Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom, Ground Fl
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    Room Deluxe Pool View
    Room Deluxe Pool View
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      Double Room Pool View
      Double Room Pool View
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        What people love about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "The hotel was a good location."

          Suzanne

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          December 7, 2016

        • 6.8
          Good

          "Food and rooms were good."

          Ajay

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          April 27, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Good service & staffs"

          GODWIN

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          July 13, 2018

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        Service score
        9.0/10
        Room comfort score
        8.9/10
        Cheapest price score
        Room size
        87 sqm.
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        Overall rating:

        8.4

        Excellent
        58 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.6
        Facilities
        8.0
        Location
        8.1
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        What travelers say they love:
        Staff are always ready to help.
        Vinko from Croatia
        Solo traveler
        More about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

        More about Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

        Conveniently located in Varkala, Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        At Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, restaurant are just a few of the facilities that set Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort apart from other hotels in the city.

        The hotel features 16 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include towels, closet, air conditioning, desk, telephone. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including outdoor pool, massage, pool (kids). Whatever your purpose of visit, Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort is an excellent choice for your stay in Varkala.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Swimming Pool
        11 mentions
        Breakfast
        3 mentions
        Beach
        2 mentions
        Food & Dining
        1 mention

        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "The pool is clean and tidy."

        Vinko

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        May 6, 2017

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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        American
        Asian
        Continental

        Restaurants on site

        Restaurant
        Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Indian
        Menu:Buffet

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        Reviews of Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (58)Booking.com Reviews (49)
        8.4
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.6
        Facilities8.0
        Location8.1
        Room comfort and quality8.9
        Service9.0
        Value for money8.3
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        9+ Exceptional (15)
        8-9 Excellent (10)
        7-8 Very Good (13)
        6-7 Good (5)
        <6 Below Expectation (1)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (12)
        Jun - Aug (9)
        Sep - Nov (13)
        Dec - Feb (10)
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        123
        7.6
        Very good
        Pooja from India
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Great Service!”

        Liked our stay here! Maintenance could've been better but the friendly and helpful staff made up for it! Thankful for arranging a cab to the airport!

        Reviewed June 07, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sarath
        Family with young children
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        A relaxing stay”

        Stayed at Deshadan for a day during a weekend getaway with our two little ones. We're immensely satisfied with the facilities. Luxurious, relaxing and fit for those who'd prefer a certain extent of privacy. The room (top floor, pool-facing) was spotless and clean. The swimming pool is great. The restaurant served some yummy dishes. The proximity to the beach is another highlight. It's only around 300m while taking a short route via the Tibetan market. All in all, a relaxing stay. Our only regret was we hadn't planned to stay longer.

        Reviewed March 03, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        GODWIN from Singapore
        Group
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

        One of the best resorts”

        Good service & staffs

        Reviewed July 13, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        Ajay from India
        Family with young children
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Good stay with family - but need to rectify below mentioned issues. ”

        Food and rooms were good. Pool was okay. No proper card payment facility in the hotel, that was the only major drawback. Seems like they need liquid cash, so not supporting card payments and for name sake just kept a device which is not working. Coffee powder or tea bags not provided in the room, very bad considering the class of the hotel. Rest everything was okay. Even if these are minor issues, need to rectify it

        Reviewed April 27, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        Anil from India
        Family with teens
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2017

        While it was a nice stay thanks to thr excellent response and courteous nature of the staff”

        While it was a nice stay thanks to the excellent response and courteous nature of the staff, there is a scope to improve the existing facilities. Pool tiles need repair. Restaurant had a certain smell that needs to be taken care of. But full marks to complete staff (top to bottom) for being at beck and call all the time, helping out with every kind of query and generally being nice and pleasant.

        Reviewed June 18, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Vinko from Croatia
        Solo traveler
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 7 nights in April 2017

        The best hotel in Varkala”

        Staff are always ready to help. The pool is clean and tidy. Breakfast is good. Good value for money.

        Reviewed May 06, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        Suzanne from Australia
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

        Value for money”

        The hotel was a good location. Staff were friendly and helpful and the garden well maintained. Breakfast was basic, one choice of juice and same everyday also one jam, same everyday. A bit of variety would be good as if you don't like the one on offer there's nothing else. I would like to see the management get rid of the curtains as they are old and look as though they haven't been washed for years, hated touching them. Apart from that the rooms were clean although you were lucky to get hot water for long.

        Reviewed December 07, 2016
        3.2
        Peter from Germany
        Family with teens
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 7 nights in October 2016

        Definitly No Beach Resort - Needs refurbishment”

        Don't think you are in a Beach Resort. For that labelling it is far to much away from the beach. Dark rooms with mould spots on the walls and the shower curtain. Hairs of the last guests on the floor. Tattered parasols, sun loungers and bath towels. Nice staff at the reception, but only there. Not worth the price.

        Reviewed October 30, 2016
        6.4
        Good
        Yuen-Pak from China
        Solo traveler
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

        Shoddy service; forgetful”

        Stayed for three nights and room did not get cleaned once. Hung the clean sign first morning, and it had disappeared when I returned, with room uncleaned. Reminded them to clean twice, but it never got done. On last night slept terribly because air conditioner attached to other unit was humming too loudly all night long. Pool is nice. Location is a walk in the dark away from beach. Staff are polite but not that useful. Service disappointing for this price.

        Reviewed August 08, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Michael from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

        Absolutely fantastic! ”

        We were really surprised at the high level of the accommodation and service we received at Dashadan! We had one of the AC rooms which ticked every box for us and for the price paid was an absolute steal! The hotel is relatively small and not a big resort, which we had been concerned about - it actually had a real homely feel and has only a small number of rooms. The pool was great and breakfast good with both western and indian options. We didn't eat dinner in the restaurant but ordered some Kingfisher 'pop' from the bar, which was delivered poolside. It's a 5 minute walk from the cliffs, but that could be a good thing for some.We got tuk tuks home from the cliff bars in the evening as the path home wasn't lit but that cost less than 100 rupees. The staff were top notch and advised us on how to get to Munnar and arranged tuk tuks when required. I would definitely stay at Dashadan again and recommend to friends!

        Reviewed May 06, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        russell from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

        Great place”

        Lovely clean pool, very kind staff & good room.

        Reviewed March 17, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        tanya from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2014

        most comfortable bed in kerala!”

        The big soft bed, swimming pool, location

        Very quiet location but only a few minutes walk away from the main strip of restaurants and shops and the beach. The best and most comfortable nights sleep since we arrived in India.. most beds are very hard but this was like sleeping on a cloud! The pool was clean and well maintained with a few beds around and fresh towels put out every day. Not many guests when we were there and so we could choose what we liked for breakfast... cut fruits and banana porridge were lovely. Coffee could be a little stronger though. We only booked for 1 night but decided to stay for 3 as it was so comfortable and convenient. Waiters and staff very helpful and pleasant. The only down side was the bathroom had a slight drain smell but nothing too bad. Complimentary toothbrush and soap. Would definitely stay again.

        Reviewed December 03, 2014
        7.3
        Very good
        Pradeep from India
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

        great value for money.”

        food, staff, ambience
        Reviewed August 02, 2014
        7.0
        Very good
        diane from Canada
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

        Very quiet”

        The pool, quiet and cozy

        We enjoyed it, the room was large and comfy but need a bit more housekeeping. 10 minutes walk to beach but streets and rows are dark at knight. Overall would recommand.

        Reviewed April 21, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        May from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

        Fantastic Hotel”

        Clean, well furnished room with comfortable bed, great air con . A sparkling pool. Helpful, staff with knowledge about places of interest and events to see.

        Great little hotel with rooms situated around a sparkling swimming pool. Clean, comfortable rooms with very comfortable beds. We were offered a choice of room, ground floor or first floor. Complimentary towels to use on sun beds. Deshadan is situated a short walk to cliffs and clean beach with stunning views. An excellent range of good quality value for money restaurants close by The staff were on hand to help in any way possible, with excellent knowledge of local sites to visit and arranging transport. We had a great stay at Deshaden and will be returning next year.

        Reviewed April 21, 2014
        7.3
        Very good
        Paul from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

        Comfortable and enjoyable”

        Food pool and staff
        Reviewed March 20, 2014
        7.7
        Very good
        Louise from Australia
        Group
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

        Excellent location”

        Location, Pool & Beds

        Unfortunately our flights were changed and thus we couldn't stay the second night. The one night we did stay though was excellent. We were able to check in very quickly, the room was immaculate and after a month around India we finally found a bed that wasn't like rock! I felt like I slept on a cloud!! The only negatives were the WIFI was hopeless -they give you 2 options to log onto for free but both dropped out regularly and weren't available in the room - which is not essential to some but as we were trying to confirm flights it was annoying. The other would be the food. We were starving when we arrived so ordered food from the restaurant and literally out of 4 dishes we ate about 6 mouthfuls...horrible....and they charged for everything. We didn't realize how close it is to a HUGE amount of restaurants....we found out shortly after. Neither would prevent me from coming back, I would definitely stay here again - its close enough to everything but being a little stroll away gave us the peace and quiet we were craving.

        Reviewed January 09, 2014
        8.3
        Excellent
        VISHNU from India
        Group
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

        Close to the beach and secluded enough ”

        Location, proximity to the beach, quality crowd

        Had a lovely time there. The staff were friendly. Proximity to the beach was the main attraction and the reason we booked this resort in the first place. Overall a good stay and would recommend to others.

        Reviewed December 04, 2013
        8.3
        Excellent
        VISHNU from India
        Group
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2013

        Lovely Time at Varkala”

        Location, Value for money and closeness to the beach

        The staff were ready to help. We had to sort out a minor change in one of the bookings and the staff did the needful over the phone. The 1st impression was really good. The crowd at the hotel was interesting and contributed a great deal to us having a real good time.

        Reviewed November 29, 2013
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Deborah from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Pool Side Room
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

        One of the nicest places we stayed in Kerala. ”

        Clean, comfortable room and swimming pool. Friendly staff.

        No problems at all except it rained every day but not all day!

        Reviewed September 25, 2013
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