taj garden retreat varkala: "an exotic getaway" Varkkala Hotel Tip by pravdr

Varkkala Hotels: 4 reviews and 12 photos

  the taj garden retreat on a pristine afternoon
by pravdr
 
 

i had decided to getaway from the busy schedule of my life. i was looking out for a place which was exotic yet was untouched by the problems of tourism destinations.

the taj garden retreat varkala was one such location which satisfied me in my leisure holiday.

the hotel affords some great views of the ocean and on a clear morning it is a delight to take a walk in the hotel grounds as well as surrounding roads.

the most enchanting walk is up to the helipad and the famous varkala cliffs of which i will mention in other tips.

Unique Qualities: the pool is nice and has a small poolside bar.

in hot kerala sun it can give you a nice cool relaxation.

there is 1 hotel restaurant cape comorin which serves up a multicontinental fare. however the use of black pepper !!!!please make sure that you instruct about not using it excessively in every dish.however the preparations are good. especially the kerala ones like "appam" "meen moily" fish cooked in leaves.

there is only 1 fish that is available all the times"seer" other fish varieties are either not available or have to be ordered . the same goes for lobster too.

the library is small and the collection has some good books which you can read sitting in the hotel lounge in the evening. especially interesting are books on wildlife.

however varkala is still unpoilt and is a perfect getaway.

small businesses and corporates can have holiday conferences here combining business with relaxation.

kerala ayurvedic massages are available

Address: Taj Garden Retreat Near Government Guest House
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: 55 kms from thiruvananthapuram(trivandrum) 40 kms from kollam(quillon) railway station and 3 kms from varkala railway station at janardhanapuram.
othercontact: Email: retreat.varkala@tajhotels
Phone: Tel:(91-470) 2603000
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.tajhotels.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2004
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