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Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

We have stayed for a week at Mektoub beach resort at Odayam beach. We have had a beautiful week thanks to the owner Rafiq and his fantastic staff. The beach in front of the resort is very quiet compared to the cliff beach but anyway you have everything you need, some restaurants, umbrellas on the beach for rent and if... More 

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Asheville, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Ahhh... where to start. ...Rafiq, the owner, is one of the most beautiful people we have met. Kind, compassionate, humble, and full of life. A true pleasure to have met. Our room was great... spacious with two balconies overlooking palm trees and the beach. Quiet oasis from the chaos of india. Much gratitude... we will be back. Kristin and Colin... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

First things first: Rafiq, the owner is an absolutely lovely person, always greeted with a big, warm, welcoming smile. And the name - Mektoub (meaning fate) - says everything. It was true fate that we found this place in Varkala. After traveling in India for 5 weeks, this place was by far the best place we stayed in for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2013

This is a lovely, earthy, beautiful and gentle place. It is in step with the natural environment of the area and the livelihoods of the local fisherman who work on the quieter and more rustic beach of Odayam just in front. The rooms are clean, comfortable; many with balconies and lush, warm sea breezes. We loved our philosophical chats with... More 

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1 Thank Richard M
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2012

no words to describe ,best place to stay in kerala awesome manager-rafiq(gem of a person) awesome food awesome staff awesome ambience very neat and clean feels like u r not in varkala somewhere else ideal for any one family,couple or single travellers

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1 Thank immusole
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2012

This was my second time to stay at the Mektoub in Verkala. This place has the perfect combination of comfort and nature. The rooms are simple and elegant, with a rustic feel, just moments away from the beautiful uncrowded Odayam beach and surrounded by lush palms and grass. One drifts to sleep to the sound of crashing waves and wakes... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2012 via mobile

Mektoub resort is on the far side of Odayam beach or black beach. It's a place to relax and enjoy the quietness broken only by the crashing waves. The cottages / rooms are sea facing, clean, spacious and well maintained. Rafiq and his team makes sure you are well looked after. The north cliff is around 15 minutes by walk... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

My stay here was my first time to India. A few of us left Abu Dhabi to go see a friend who lives in Goa, but we decided to meet in Varkaka and stay at the Mektoub. I was really looking forward to a relaxing weekend with friends and that is exactly what we got. I didn't miss TV, phones,... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

While traveling through South of India we stumbeld over this very nice,cosy and quiet place.We stayed there in the off season(August) The Hotel itself is hidden in the woods, walking distance to the sea shore and a little path will guide you to the more busy part of Varkala(10,15 minutes walk at the Cliff/beach),so you can still enjoy the fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

After travelling India for some months I had the luck to find this place by chance and have to mention that at last I found PEACE. It's a simple build hotel, clean and well equiped, located out of the noisy Cliff but on a walking distance, infront of scluded small beach, sorrounded by locals and a profound silence. The restaurant... More 

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RafiqMektoub, Owner at Mektoub, responded to this review

My salutations to you! PEACE - even in its entirety, is found in Mektoub and that for the earnest seeker and right within the heart's trembling grasp... and that is less of a coincidence but a burnt yearning... of both the wanderer and his refuge as their luminous paths collide... Rafiq. More 

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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 > Varkala
Price Range: RM185 - RM607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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