Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Kurakkanni Cliff, Varkala, Varkala, India, 695141 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Front desk [24-hour]
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Nearby landmarks
Janardhana Swami Temple 70 m
Asparagus 290 m
Moon Stone Arts 780 m
Jewels Sky 850 m
Shalimar Weaves 1.2 km
Caraliza Designs 1.25 km
Sivagiri 2.62 km
Trivandrum International Airport 35.94 km
Tuticorin Airport 144.79 km
Cochin International Airport 161.79 km
8.1

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Excellent location
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Varkala in the last 24 hoursCompared to 332 Varkala properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.3
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.9
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
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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
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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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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort?

            Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort?

            Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Varkala with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

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            8.9/10
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            Room size
            87 sqm.
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            9.0/10
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            Overall rating:
            8.4
            Excellent
            60 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.6
            Facilities
            8.0
            Location
            8.1
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            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

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

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            Asian
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            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 (60)Booking.com Reviews (44)
            8.4
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            10
            Cleanliness8.6
            Facilities8.0
            Location8.1
            Room comfort and quality8.9
            Service9.0
            Value for money8.3
            High score for Varkala
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            9+ Exceptional (15)
            8-9 Excellent (10)
            7-8 Very Good (13)
            6-7 Good (5)
            <6 Below Expectation (1)
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            Mar - May (12)
            Jun - Aug (9)
            Sep - Nov (13)
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            123
            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
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Lua from Vietnam
            Couple
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 1 night in July 2013

            Nice and comfortable hotel”

            Friendly staff, very helpful, nice pool and garden

            We stayed 02 nights at Deshadan. We are very happy and satisfied about the hotel. The room is clean, the bed is comfortable, the pool and garden are very nice. It is also located near by the cliff about 10 minutes-walking. The most impression to us is that the staff at hotel is very nice and helpful. The breakfast was including the hotel cost but they was willing to cook for us the different-menu-breakfast that we asked for (cause we could not eat more curry or sandwich with butter). Atlthough we stayed there in the off-season and there were not many things to do, we feel happy with the kindness of the hotel's staff.

            Reviewed July 15, 2013
            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
            8.0
            Excellent
            Sara from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

            A lovely relaxing stay”

            Great staff, quiet location, lovely pool

            Stayed here for four nights, most enjoyable. Staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Lovely breakfasts, room service was efficient and nicely prepared meals. Bed was super comfortable. only negative for me was dim lighting in the room. Would definately recommend for cilled out sty in the lovely little town of Varkala. Ideally located, only few minutes walk to beaches and cliff top.

            Reviewed August 31, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sian from United Kingdom
            Group
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

            lovely room next to pool”

            comfortable room and very clean. enjoyed the buffet breakfasts. All the staff very helpfull. Loved the pool.

            After travelling through Kerala my daugher and I decided to finish our holiday at a resort. We were impressed with all the facilities at Deshadan particularly the pool as the sea was too rough to swim in. We enjoyed our massage. The beach was only a short walk away. We liked the dining area and the food was good. All the staff were friendly and helpful.

            Reviewed November 06, 2012
            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
            8.3
            Excellent
            Amy from New Zealand
            Couple
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            Great pool, very relaxing”

            Pool and nice room

            Our room was lovely, nice and cool. Very clean and comfortable bed. Plenty of room for luggage, and also had 2chairs and coffee table which was nice. Good hot water and wifi. Pool was lovely. Breakfast was ok. Short walk to the main cliff top area where the shops and restaurants are. We really enjoyed our 2 nights here.

            Reviewed February 11, 2013
            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
            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
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Emma from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

            fantastic, very friendly staff”

            staff, cleanliness, food

            our stay was fantastic from the start, our room was clean, comfortable and had lots of little extras. The staff were outstanding, going out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, all our sightseeing and houseboat was arranged by the staff. cannot say enough how lovely they all are.

            Reviewed September 06, 2013
            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
            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
            8.7
            Excellent
            Karon from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

            Fabulous small hotel”

            Fantastic location for exploring Varkala, relaxed atmosphere & friendly staff

            We had a great time at the Dashadan. The staff were so helpful and even organised trips to the markets and temples for us. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Rooms were big, all with views of the pool.

            Reviewed November 19, 2012
            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
            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
            7.7
            Very good
            Jacqueline from Australia
            Group
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            Good hotel, comfortable. ”

            Good breakfast.

            Great hotel, clean sheets, great shower, hot water. The only problem would be the pool is the main focus of the hotel gardens. Can be noisy if there are to many children. Great if you have children, but single or couple travellers might find it a bit noisy at times.

            Reviewed January 25, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Geraldine from Ireland
            Couple
            Pool Side Room
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

            Peaceful,great pool,lovely staff”

            Pool,distance to beach,staff

            Breakfast definitely needs improving but this place gains vast points on everything else..great value for money..lovely chilled out atmosphere with nice pool area..lovely staff.

            Reviewed August 09, 2013
            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
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