We thoroughly enjoyed our stay of over one month here. The apartment is very clean and spacious. It comprises one large bedroom/sitting room, large kitchen and wet room and a dressing room plus a balcony. With the temperature being mostly in the 30 degrees centigrade the space within the apartment is very welcome. The kitchen has a two-ring gas hob and a large refrigerator. The hot water in the shower is hot and plentiful whenever you need it. Saieed, the owner/manager arranged cleaning and laundry services and delivery of water whenever needed. The property is situated less than 10 minutes from Varkala Beach and there are plenty of affordable restaurants catering for all tastes and shops. There is a supermarket about 10 minutes walk in the other direction. We made a few trips by train in to Trivandrum and other places from Varkala railway station that were very interesting. It is a good place to explore other areas.
Saieed is a marvellous host, he is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. He just wants you to enjoy your stay!! He even took us out for a number of trips in his car!! We also had the honour of meeting his lovely family. We enjoyed chatting to Saieed and discussing many topics. We arrived at his place as guests but left as friends. We will not forget him and his hospitality! If we do return to Varkala we will definitively stay at Silent Villas and have no hesitation in recommending the apartments.
The Silent Villas are wonderful. The flat is clean and spacious and its owner - Saeed - is a sweetie. He could not be more helpful. The house is far enough from the Cliff to be quiet and calm but only a five minute walk from the Cliff where you find all the restaurants and shops. There is also a good connexion to the town either by scooter, bicycle, bus, foot if so inclined or rickshaw. The town is lively and offers everything you need including a railway station.
I highly recommend this peaceful haven, especially if you want to stay a little longer as having a kitchen makes it more homely.
Four very nice apartments all with private balcony, kitchen, badroom and large sleep/sitting room. The kitchen has a large refrigerator and a 2 pitts gasstove.
It's just a few minutes walk from North Cliff beach, with many shops and restaurants.
We planned to stay four nights in Varkala, but, because we found this place, we stayed two weeks.
The owner Saeed is very helpful, a great host and nice to talk with.
We stayed December to March and the owner Saeed could not have been more helpful. Good location within 5 mins or so walk to North Cliff with all the bars and restaurants you could wish for and great beaches. We had a large living room/ bedroom, massive wet room/w.c, big kitchen (you will have to pay for a gas bottle if you intend cooking) and a dressing room. There is a private balcony, and a communal roof top area for drying any laundry. You will need to pre agree any maid services. Saeed can organise scooter hire, taxis, drinking water delivery, laundry etc. We were very happy with the accommodation and felt we had good value for money.
My 6 friends and I stayed at Silent Villas for 12+ days. I shared a room with one of my friends. Our room had 2 twin size beds with a dresser, little table and 2 chairs. On the balcony there was a dining table with more chairs and a bench. The room also had AC, as well as water heater in the bathroom, so we could take warm showers. The dressing room (a little room between the bedroom and the bathroom) had a dryer rack for clothes. We were hand washing our clothes, but pay washing machines were available in the neighborhood. WiFi worked fine, we were able to connect with our families back home daily. Our room did not have TV, but we didn't really need it. Nice simple kitchen had a portable gas stove, a little fridge, some dishes. Groceries were available in few nearby kiosks and stores. Also we could get groceries in Varkala Town, were we could get on a little taxi Tuk-Tuk. The taxis were waiting for people at the corner of the street 1 minute walk from Silent Villas. If we didn't feel like cooking, there were plenty inexpensive restaurants in a walking distance, on the cliff near the beach, all with nice sea views. I paid $3 to $6 per vegetarian meal with fresh squeezed juice or nice cappuccino. A lot of tourist shops and a nice Varkala Beach were right there, near the restaurants and in 5-10 minutes walk distance from the Silent Villas! The owner of Silent Villas, Saidukutty, was friendly and helpful. Lilly, the maintenance lady, had a big motherly smile for all of us. She worked hard to keep the property clean, and flowers blooming!
I liked staying at Silent Villas, and I would go back there with my friends or family, as well as I would recommend it to anybody.