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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Our family has stayed at Bohemian Masala three different times and each time was magical & beautiful. Bohemian Masala is tucked away in it's own beautiful garden, full of cashew trees, palms, flowers and vines. The "Bohemians" have created such a loving & comfortable environment (for all living creatures!) that it's inspiring to feel so relaxed and happy. The cabins...

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Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Here, you can feel not commercial 'organic' but real tribal organic cottage and Ayurveda! Every staff is so friendly and heart warming person. If you are tired of 'not real Ayurveda' in Kerala, you should choice here to stay!!!

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2Thank sakiikeda
Reviewed 3 April 2012

There are so Many hotels In north cliff In Varkara. Althogh,almost all of them are very commercial, But there is a place called The bohemian Masara is beautiffully built with wonderful local traditional texhnic, they has a very different attitude for accomodate customer as a philosofi for respect local tradition and Indian culture. staff are very friendly and funny, -...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Fantastic place!! very helpful staff, organised a fantastic boathouse trip for me, the surroundings are beautiful and well kept, the hut is really lovely!! the hotel taxi driver Sangee is very respectful, drives very calmly and has a nice car with a/c.....I highly recommend this place, I will def go back there!!!

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London, England
Reviewed 12 January 2012

This was our favourite place in all of Kerala. The beach huts are gorgeous and the central open garden was super relaxing. And don't forget the incredibly friendly Sunshine. If you're lucky you can even take her down to the beach. Unforgettable place, can't wait to go back.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 December 2011

It is the best decorated place on the cliff: very pretty mud huts for fair prices with a nice bohemian interior in 2 sizes: Cosmic (l) and Universe (xl). Great garden with lounge chairs and trees for shade, a super place to hide from the stir on the cliff. And nice facilities for yoga and ayurvedic treatments. But, there is...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 11 November 2011

This place is really a case of pro's and cons. However overall, I'd have to give it a rating of below average. The pro's - Very friendly and communicative staff, reasonable price. The cons - Noise, noise and noise. Our first night's sleep was cut short in the early hours of the morning by the construction/maintenance workers right outside our...

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1Thank Mick M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2011

I Had dinner at the Bohemian Masala in Varkala with a friend. We both ordered fish dishes to be honest the food was awful. We also ordered minestrone soup which was unedible. Our food took 1 hour 15 mins to finally come. The cook was tipsy and the reception staff was having alchohol on the sly. Really overpriced and a...

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3Thank alisonedward
Brisbane
Reviewed 11 June 2011

When my daughter and i walked into Bohemian Masala looking for a place to stay, we just looked at each other and smiled. We wanted somewhere for a week to relax and the energy was perfect. The vibe in Varkala is hectic, but walk into Bohemian Masala and the feeling is one of calm and cool. Such a welcome find...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 13 May 2011

This is a nice little collection of cottages on a quiet secluded well kept garden just minutes away from the action on the cliff. The place is well designed and looked after and has nice touches - thought the cottages would have been nicer distributed around the garden rather than sitting so close to each other. The rooms are simple...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about The Bohemian Masala

Address: Thiruvambadi Road | near Black Beach Kurakkanni, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Price Range: RM33 - RM262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
The Bohemian Masala Kerala/Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“Both Universe and Cosmic cottages are nice... All have a garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles 553366, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't choose anything but the cosmic or the universal rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Ginaparis1, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The main cottages are the best”
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 of 5 bubbles Prabhu_Prakash1980, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Universal cottages have a larger veranda, the rooms are actualy not mutch bigger than the cosmic cottages, but far more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles Ruud363, 6 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Choose the universal huts”
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaV53, 16 Jan 2013 | Read review
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