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Mektoub

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Dharamsala, India
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Our train reached at an odd timing at Kollam railway station around 4am. it took us 45mins drive to reach parking space of meqtub. as we walked the pathways leading to Meqtub we were welcomed by the reflection of the dipping moon and the rhyme of the ocean waves. it should be less than two minutes walk but we may...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Searching the internet for a place to stay in Varkala was tricky. We didn't want to stay up on North Cliff, as we didn't want to wake up to tourist noise every day! Mektoub is easily the best place to stay. We booked 5 nights initially but ended up staying 10! It's just too easy to sit among the palm...

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2Thank Libby C
Trivandrum
Reviewed 17 January 2014

After the long flight from Canada and a 3:30 am arrival it was a delight to find myself in a unique, simple guest room at Odayam beach. Having travelled extensively in Asia in the 70's I rediscovered here something of the ambiance and hospitality of those times that often seem long past. Set back from the beach in a lovely...

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Thank Ruth S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I stayed at Mektoub for about two weeks in December 2013. It is a pretty place with clean, airy rooms and is located within a 20-minute walk of the tourist cluster on Varkala Cliff. I left in disgust, however. The billing was dishonest, with double charges casually presented and surprise charges for "services" never mentioned when I checked in. I'm...

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Schleswig - Holstein
Reviewed 28 October 2013

To stay in "Mektoub" is an experience, you will miss, if you don´t try...:-) M - Much more than a homestay or Hotel, because the owner, Rafiq, is ful of love for everybody E - Enjoy the spirit of the natural garden with kingfishers, cows, fireflights, Sound of the see,... K - Knowledge and help of Rafiq for you in...

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Thank Marianne19651965
Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 27 August 2013

When you arrive in your tastefully lit and decorated, spotless room and find it sprinkled with fresh jasmine and scented with incense, you know you've likely made a good choice. :) So did we, and instead of staying for a night or two, we spent four nights in this fantastically peaceful resort, situated in a coconut palm grove near a...

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Thank juliajowita
Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This is the first review that I am writing on TripAdvisor and that is because Mektoub deserves to be well publicized here. I and my girlfriend were there in August '13 - just as the monsoon season was ending and Rafique - the owner - graciously gave us discounted rates. Our room and its sea facing balcony were tastefully lit...

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Thank rawneck
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We wanted to spend 2 weeks in Rafiq's paradise in January/February 2013, but we were not able to leave and so we spent one more week in heaven ... :) We were searching for a beautiful and special place in Varkala for a long time. Nothing attracted us as much as Rafiq's Mektoub. We were hungry for peace and tranquility,...

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1Thank Himalaya20101112
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I have mixed feelings about this place The pluses - Rafiq is a very welcoming host and the rooms clean and are in a beautiful location creating an incredibly relaxing atmosphere, you are well away from the worst of Varkala The negative - the food is overpriced and of average quality - and as with other reviewers you only really...

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Thank FinnClaw1
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Of course it's a wonderful spot in India, clean, quite and authentic. Rafiq welcoms you warmly and makes you feel comfortable from the first second but please check your bill with precaution as some dishes might be evaluated 10 times more that the reality. It happened to me personally. One tiny fish was billed 10$, and the real value was...

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mektoub is a Green Hotel with natural and endless wilderness, set in simple, peaceful, rustic ambience in Varkala, secluded and rightly placed in Odayam Beach where the traveler halts and rests. Mektoub is passionately eco-conscious, friendly and helpful, envisioned to bridge tourism and the local community pro-creatively through sustainable developments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mektoub

Address: Odayam Beach, Varkala 695311, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: RM181 - RM190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“First floor rooms have the best view”
GandharP, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Double Room with a lawn view on the 1st floor.”
Surbhil, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“the room overlooking both the sea and paddy fields”
Ifham2013, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Our room was a bit small to my taste but perfect in any other points...”
Har0un, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Number 8 is double one, very nice and with a very good views. Sorry, there is no swimming pool”
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