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Thu, 16 Feb – Fri, 17 Feb (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

The Oceano

Perumkulam, Oceano Cliff Road, South Cliff, Varkala , 695141  |  Show on map




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    • The Oceano

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Not luxurious, but simple with a stunning location. Not luxurious, but simple with a stunning location.

by Lizzy064 on February 20, 2017

We have just spent 10 nights at the Oceano cliff. When we first arrived, we were disappointed in the room because it bore no resemblance to any of the photos we had seen on the internet! We had also booked a standard room and it was really small with nowhere to store any personal items, nor any cupboards, so we wondered if we had been given a lower grade room - which, it transpired, we hadn't.(we decided that Standard rooms are the same as budget rooms, only you get a little balcony or terrace as well). My advice is not to look at the management photos of the rooms before you go. Lower your expectations of what the room will be like, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. :-) I am going to start with the less positive things about the hotel - and then I'll talk about why we had such a lovely time there and would probably return at a future date. So: This hotel is not suitable for people who demand a high standard of accommodation - the rooms do not have air conditioning, there is just a fan above the bed. Our room had two tiny bedside tables, one larger table with a thin drawer and an open area with a few coat hangers, but no "cupboard" to put any clothes away from general view, and no chest of drawers. In fact, no furniture to speak of, other than the beds. The bathroom was also basic, nowhere to store anything and the shower water simply goes on the floor so it stays wet for quite a lot of the time. If you have mobility difficulties, this hotel might not be the best choice, because there are 200 steps down to the beach, assuming you'd want to head down there - and then you've got to get back up again... ( we were grateful for the exercise, as the food was much too good... but, just to let you know...) Now the positive things: If you are the kind of person who loves to "get back to nature" without actually camping outside (!), this hotel would probably be just up your street. We loved the gardens and the tranquility of the place. We enjoyed the simplicity of the hotel (once we had put away our higher expectations) and the views from the garden across the water below are divine. After just 24 hours there, I felt completely relaxed and had seriously begun to unwind. There is a "sister" hotel, the Oceano Eco, which is a few steps along the road. The rooms there are apparently a lot bigger, but not necessarily more plush (we didn't see them, just heard about them). The Eco has the most glorious pool which we were invited to use - and we certainly did use! It was so quiet, so we often had the whole pool to ourselves. There was never a fight for sun loungers, although maybe it was a quiet time for them. But, having read some other reviews about the Oceano Cliff, I am puzzled why the staff are not more highly praised. We both felt that the staff were one of the best things about the hotel! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The staff on reception are lovely and all the staff who look after the gardens and the rooms were always smiling and happy to greet us. The "Maitre d' " of the restaurant, Shama, was absolutely perfect. Nothing was too much trouble. We left early on our return home, and he made sure we had a little picnic breakfast ready for us. Every breakfast time, he made sure we had everything we needed - by the way, breakfast is fantastic. Lots to choose from. The dinners and lunches were nice too and you can sit at the little huts and overlook the ocean as you dine. Glorious! One evening, the stars were so bright, we could see Venus, Mars and Uranus! Back to earth, there is filtered water permanently on tap in the restaurant area and in reception, and the bottled water in the rooms is replenished daily. We had 3 massages during our stay and they were wonderful - Jubeeriya is the lady to see, if you like a strong massage - we had rejuvanation, 1.5 hours of serious, deep tissue massage. Great! So, to sum up, provided you are fairly fit with reasonable mobility, and if value the beauty of nature above man-made creature comforts, this hotel would be a good choice. We didn't want to leave and have returned home feeling completely refreshed and ready to get back to work.

Potentially a nice place but sadly very rude staff Potentially a nice place but sadly very rude staff

by Katherine S on February 11, 2017

On arrival no-one knew about our booking, the hotel is a bit like a building site though the pool is lovely, the rooms are wierd with gravel on the floor which makes most of the area unusable and I dread to think how filthy it all is, there is no wifi, and the Manager is sooo rude and made us feel completely unwelcome because we had booked a deal through He complained about us not paying the top price and banned us from the restaurant for breakfast presumably to avoid us telling the other guests what we thought, he also told us that he was in a difficult financial situation which is why he had let the rooms at a cheaper rate to fill up the hotel. The actual place is half built and some way out of Varkala itself. There are steps down to the beach which are very tricky and the sea is often too rough for safe swimming. This was the most unfriendly place we stayed during our time in India, let down by the main staff.

Great Resort Great Resort

by yeocoker on January 24, 2017

Great resort , location beautiful fantastic beach.Rooms could be better bit dated and not very willing to offer exchange but still very comfortable . Good not too bad .The Areyvedic clinic was excellent and the staff first class especially the lady doctor, tried loads of treatment in the UK for sciatica without much success but in 5 days at the Oceano i seem to be so much better than I have been for years. All in all a very good experience. thank you.

Ups and downs at The oceano Cliff Ups and downs at The oceano Cliff

by JamieAndPhil on January 22, 2017

The Oceano Cliff is picturesque with a pretty garden & with a short walk down the cliff steps to the beach which is nice. Unfortunately we did have a mix up with the rooms on arrival though it was resolved amicably. However, we felt a lot less at home here than most other places we stayed in India; maybe it was the fact we wern't engaged in the Ayurvedic treatment, which is a major feature of this hotel, or that apart from Suneil & Rita who were nice and made an effort with us, the rest of the upper management staff seemed overtired, overworked and disinterested in us. It was okay but not good enough that we would return.

unpleasant management, not good value for the money we paid unpleasant management, not good value for the money we paid

by Heather M on January 16, 2017

We stayed here for the middle four days of our honeymoon with our one year old. I could have sworn I booked a room with air con (I cant find the documents to prove that, so this part of the review is subjective), we were shown to a quite nice room (not as good as the pictures) that was stifling and hot, there was no way we could have let our toddler sleep in there. WE explained to the management that we needed a room with aircon or we'd have to go elsewhere, the manager got very shouty and unpleasant about it, he was very explicit about telling us to like or lump it but no refund would be given if we needed to go elsewhere. We EVENTUALLY got an alternative room with aircon but were told (not in a pleasant way) that we had to pay 682 rupees extra a night for the aircon. The room we ended up with had floor space that was 60% very sharp stones, the management did offer us rugs to cover the stones up with as we had a child with us but it was still a stupid layout for a room. They tried to bill us twice for the room (I'd already paid on line- funny how these mistakes are always in their favour!!) and more than the agreed amount for the aircon, I refused to pay EVEN more than agreed for the aircon which resulted in another unpleasant conversation. We had already paid a lot for the room. I note that another review on here states that no refund was given after service criteria wasn't met, I wish I'd read the review before booking. The staff (not the manager) were very very nice, it is in a great location and the massage was wonderful, food and the pool were good but not amazing. Overall, I'd find somewhere else to stay.....

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Demo Trip Don't go for the fact don't bother to stay there but choose a much nicer place altogether

by Katherine S on February 11, 2017

Demo Trip Wooden loft rooms seemed preferable with balcony.

by JamieAndPhil on January 22, 2017

Demo Trip stay somewhere else

by Heather M on January 16, 2017

Demo Trip ask for ocean front to maximise the seabreeze

by Sheralee08 on December 8, 2016

Demo Trip Loft rooms are not air conditioned but have a fan over the bed and our the most interesting with the best view

by AmeliaBoo on January 3, 2016


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  • The primary guest must be at least 18 years of age to check into this hotel.
  • As per Government regulations, It is mandatory for all guests above 18 years of age to carry a valid photo identity card & address proof at the time of check-in. In case, check-in is denied by the hotel due to lack of required documents, you cannot claim for the refund & the booking will be considered as NO SHOW.
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