"The place was clean and lovely."
December 23, 2017
|Value for money||6.8|
|Distance to city center||3 km|
"The resort is just by the beach and close to the several restaurants, shops, massage centres, other beaches, etc."
June 18, 2018
"PS: location of the hotel is great."
October 21, 2018
"the staff is really polite and friendly."
May 22, 2018
"The breakfast staff was friendly and the food was good."
December 23, 2017
Conveniently located in Varkala, Woodhouse Beach Resort is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only 3 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Varkala hotel. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include massage, garden, steamroom are designed for escape and relaxation. Woodhouse Beach Resort is a smart choice for travelers to Varkala, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"This is a wonderful place to stay at."
June 18, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
I just love the service..clean and neat
No TV, No Power back up Wash room was horrible
No Breakfast for Vegetarians, No variety of food, Untrained 3 staff members, Manager Ritish was Nice person, No Hot water in Bathroom, Leaking taps, No net on windows, you can not open window because of Mosquitos and flies etc. Un mentained property. Not worth of money, Adjoining Restaurant Jai ram Cafe is very good for all kind of food.
The apartment didn’t feel st all secure. The breakfast area wasn’t very clean so we didn’t eat thre.”
Not worth the money unfortunately, ripped curtains in a very dark room. Not very good storage, one small wardrobe with two hangers. The Manager Radeesh was very friendly and helpful.
Ritesh - the Hotel Manager was great .”
Ritesh - the Hotel Manager was great . His dedication and ready to help attitude covered up for all the short comings in the room. PS: location of the hotel is great. Beach side and near for eateries in North cliff still not crowded.
Great place to stay at”
This is a wonderful place to stay at. The resort is just by the beach and close to the several restaurants, shops, massage centres, other beaches, etc. The staff members were very friendly, helpful and hospitable, including the manager himself. Our return train tickets did not get confirmed and we had to book a bus, which was 5 hours later, meaning we had to extend our stay and the staff gladly allowed us to do so, without charging us any money for the extra hours or making us move from the two rooms that we booked, to one room. We will definitely stay at Woodhouse Beach resort again.
Not value for money”
I booked the cottage because I was getting a very good discount. However, at INR 4000 the cottage is quite basic and needs to be better kept. I was hoping for a fancier room at INR 4000. While the room was clean, the AC and lights were not working properly. However, the staff is really polite and friendly. I got the feeling that things were slow because of off season.
Great location. Nice value for money. Needs to improve on cleanliness in the room. Not ideal massage service place. So pick wisely.
Great spot by the sea ”
This hotel is in a great location at the end of the stretch of restaurant, hotels and shops on the Varkala cliffs. It's easy to go out for a nice dinner but is really quiet as it's just tucked away. We stayed in the standard room which is a good size and arguably has a better sea view from the balcony then the wooden cottages. If you want to go to a quiet spot there is a small, clean bay a minutes walk to the right. The manager is very friendly and willing to help. The hot water is dependent on the solar panels so as long as it's sunny you have hot water. On a cloudy day the staff brought us buckets of hot water.
Great place and friendly staff”
We had an amazing stay at Woodhouse, super friendly staff.. and nice, chilled and quiet! Thanks :-)
One day trip”
We stayed at a standard room, not the cottage. It has a balcony and we can see the sea through the coconut trees. Sea is just few metres away. Room is small with very basic things like wardrobe, chair and table. A/C wasn’t working. The bathroom was clean enough. The complimentary breakfast has just bread, cornflakes, and one kerala dish - Appam and egg roast, fruit juice. Reasonable for the price I paid.
It’s at the end of the busy strip and a little bit tucked away. The place was clean and lovely. The breakfast staff was friendly and the food was good. I liked the patios to sit on in the afternoon while reading and listening to the waves.
You Could Do Better”
Guest house is ok, but not particularly good value for money. Very close to the beach (rocks), however, so are countless other places in Varkala, and a lot of them work out much cheaper for similar, or even better, facilities. Noisy, uncontrollable a/c - not really needed at night, and just as well. Breakfast - toast and jam - who wants that sort of stuff on a visit to India?
Laid Back Place”
Quite a good choice for the money you spend. The private cottages are situated right on the edgeof the cliff and you can hear the sea roar beneath you. Rooms are tidy. The staffs are excellent.
2 days stay in woodhouse resort.”
I booked independent cottage but instead manager provided me other room due to unavailability. however new room was on first floor and well maintained. Room was clean and spacious for 3 person. View from cafeteria was best. This place is near to black beach a small isolated beach and at walking distance from helipad which is the highest point of cliff. Staff was nice. Eating options are very limited but Sanjeev G (kitcen owner) have some really good recipes in hand. Over all good experience with woodhouse.
I enjoyed it very much. The location was good although a little far from the beach. The gardens were well kept and pretty. Small amount of room so very friendly.
Arrived at 8.30pm ,wouldn't let us in”
Arrived at around 8.30 pm and the night watchman refused to let us in as he was eating. After roughly 10 mins he reluctantly let us in and the manager was sent for. Our booking was for 9 nights staying in a bungalow. We were told our booking was for 2 nights and we were not expected till the next day. After a heated debate we finally had to accept our first night in the hotel transferring to a bungalow the following day, all this even though we had booked several months previously. No one seemed interested in the well being of any of the guests unless the guest asked for something, in fact I would say instead of an organised team running this resort it just seemed to have a caretaker or temporary staff .We were there 9 nights but only had 3 hot showers. Saying all this but in fact the location of the resort was absolutely fantastic and you did get the service if you asked for it.
Woodhouse Beach Resort