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Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for a night - our only complaint, should have made it 2 nights at least. This turned out to be one of the best hotels during our trip to Southern India. Walking distance to the shore. People at the hotel are nice. Rooms were good. Ambiance was awesome. The shop were you could get souvenirs was nice touch. We enjoyed our stay.

Nice spot perched up on a hill near the beach. had a nice late lunch here which was both cheap and enjoyable, ate so much i couldnt fit the ice cream in at the finish, even after a solid mornings cycling. Nice pool here as well and breakfast was indian fare and plenty of it. Would have liked another night here. friendly staff as well.

Stayed at this property for 3 nights . I have to say the first impression was pretty average as i wasn’t really happy with the room however the manager promptly changed the room on complain. The location of the resort is just perfect , 2-3minutes walk from the cliff. This ensures that you are away from the crowd yet so close to the beach . But the best part is the services of the staff . Helpful , courteous and so human . People expecting hotel kind of facilities may be disappointed however if you want to just cool off n relax like home then this is the place. One of the staff Rinzi ( i hope i spell it correctly) is a charm there. Good to see people with genuine smile on their face ( apologies too sometimes). Beer at the pool is my one of best memory there.Find it funny though that rooms didn’t have couple of sockets for phone charging ....Looking forward to see you guys again

Dear Sajin and team Must appreciate your leadership and extremely focussed approach in treating guests the very reason why we keep coming here only : Have referred my colleague and family and they also expressed heartfelt thanks for the hospitality Kudos Sajin you rock as always !! The ambience and neatness is highly appreciated

This is a funny, mixed place: the location is excellent (an easy walk to the bustle of the cliff front bars and restaurants but tucked away in a quiet street), the pool and poolside are nice enough, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the food isn't bad. But the opulence of the reception writes cheques the rooms can't cash - they're cheaply furnished and under-equipped. No safe, no tea/coffee, no fridge - we had these everywhere else we stayed in Kerala, though admittedly we probably paid more for those places. We had to get mouldy, stained pillows replaced. And I've posted photos of the sad state of the bathroom that they don't show you in their glossy brochure. But, despite all that, on balance I'd happily stay there again!

This was the last hotel on my tour around Kerala and couldn't have been a more perfect place to end my trip. The hotel is situated in a quiet location, a way from all the hustle and bustle but just a short walk to the beach. My room was clean and the bed was so comfortable! All the staff here were excellent. They were polite, courteous and extremely helpful. A big thank you to Rinzi in the restaurant for helping me with my special dietary needs and of course the chef who cooked all the delicious meals for me. A great little hotel for relaxing!

The resort is conveniently located at a walkable distance from the beach on a clifftop. You get an awesome view of Arabian Sea from there. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Staff is equally well trained to take care of the guests. Food is awesome with a mix of authentic kerala cuisines plus continental. Great experience. Kudos to team!!

Good ambiance, helpful staff & proximity to beach are the key ingredients for this resort. Limited breakfast spread and food options but can be made plentiful with courteous staff. Good pool with picturesque garden set up makes up for the pretty holiday

We booked 9 rooms and were of the noisy side. 12 kids. Rooms are around the center pool. If we were your neighbours trust me.. your weekend at this resort would be hell. We loved every moment of it. Room service was very slow and their menu for dinner/bfast/lunch was okay. Re-filling of the food items were way to slow. Hotel Staff were friendly and they guided regarsing what to do at varkala. Bike on rent is available.

My wife and i were searching for a place close to the cliff and we decided to stay at the property after reading the positive reviews in 'trip advisor'. But for us the room was complete let down. Rooms were just an average rooms, common walls & bathroom walls were not clean and we also saw worms inside our bathroom. I Really got no clue about how other rooms at the property are, but the room we got was not so good. Apart from the rooms, the staffs were really good and the food was also OK !!! Overall it was just an so-so experience at the deshadans. Cheers

Kurakkanni Cliff Varkala Kerala

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Varkala Beach, Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Janardanaswamy Temple. This 16-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Kappil Beach is also close to this Varkala hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


All of Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort's 16 air-conditioned rooms provide free newspapers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Deshadan Cliff and Beach Resort offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom, Ground Floor

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 280 reviews