Location : Odayam Beach, Varkala
Date : 27th Jan 2022
Although the website says a ‘Guesthouse’ this is definitely not one. It's more like a boutique resort. So let's stick to calling it simply Magnolia!
Close to Odayam Village, Magnolia is tucked in the quaint lanes of #Varkala, a short rickshaw ride away from North Cliff. ( there is a direct path that goes from the beach if you are willing to walk. does not take more than 10-15 mins) It has huge rooms with private sit out area that overlooks the garden space or for some on the plus one level – overlooking the sea.
The rooftop terraces of these rooms are again, very spacious.
There is a dedicated staff that looks after the needs of the guests. Room service is also available.
Here's our experience.
Upon arrival at Magnolia, we were assisted by Sameer with the check in and we were allotted a room with a rooftop terrace. The room was spotless and bright!
Here is what the room looked like. Even the bathroom was quite spacious.
(this image was clicked in the evening, hence the low light)
Our terrace had a partial sea view so in the evening we sat there chilling with a hot cuppa chai watching the sunset.
It was very peaceful in the morning as well, as there are a variety of trees and plants at the property which attract a lot of birds. So the birdwatcher in me was quite pleased.
They have a restaurant that serves multi-cuisine food.
Magnolia also has an alluring swimming pool. Here are some pictures.
There is a mini-market / shop within the premise so for anything missed or any last minute purchase can be done here and you don’t have to go all the way to the market.
The owner was very helpful and although our travel dates changed a few times he accommodated us happily. Made sure we were comfortable.
The staff was helpful, they assisted us with the even fetching a rickshaw.
Pros: Spacious rooms, Peaceful settings
Cons : Breakfast could do with some improvement.
Note : There is no television in the room.
Here are all the details for Magnolia.
Address : Magnolia Guesthouse, Odayam Beach Road, Odayam, Varkala, Kerala 695141
Tripadvisor : Click here
Contact Number : 099461 42100
This boutique resort is away from the busy cliff yet just a minute away from the beach. Spacious rooms and peaceful setting, this is ideal for those who want a stress free holiday.
Rooms : 5/5
Food : 4/5
Service : 5/5