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The Oceano

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On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
Suite, 2 twin bed, Ocean View | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Oceano

The Oceano

3.0 star property
Beachfront resort in Varkala with spa and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Spa
  • 24/7 front desk
Perumkulam, Oceano Cliff Road, Varkala, Kerala, 695141

Guests rated this location 7.3/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Beach towels
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • Trivandrum Intl. Airport (TRV) - 118 min drive
  • Kappil Station - 10 min drive
  • Akathumuri Station - 12 min drive
  • Kadakavur Station - 14 min drive


  • Chimney - 20 min walk
  • Trip Is Life - 2 min walk
  • The Buddha Bar Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Trip Is Life - 3 min walk
  • Coconuts - 19 min walk

About this property

The Oceano

Located near a train station, The Oceano is a great choice for a stay in Varkala. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials, or Ayurvedic treatments. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, German, Hindi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from noon - 5:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2004
  • Garden
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English
  • German
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Desk

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the onsite spa, which has 6 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, detox wraps, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.


Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2500.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 3500.00


<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>
Please note: To comply with local law, no alcohol will be served in this property on the first day of every month.

Also known as

Oceano Hotel Varkala
Oceano Varkala
Oceano Resort Varkala
The Oceano Resort
The Oceano Varkala
The Oceano Resort Varkala

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at The Oceano?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Oceano?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Oceano?
You can check in from noon - 5:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Oceano and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, parasailing, and windsurfing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Oceano?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, Indian cuisine, and garden views.
What's the area around The Oceano like?
The Oceano is a short 14-minute walk from Varkala Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Varkala Cliff. Travelers recommend the resort for its quiet location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Not worth the dollars
Not worth the almost $80 a night charge for a room that's old and mouldy with no air conditioning in the heat of Kerala. Much better options available elsewhere in this town for the same price and even less where you can find better conditions with professional and courteous staff.
3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great place to stay with a secluded serene beach 2 mins walk down from the hotel.
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

below average
Not up to body was picking the phone. food orderd the preivious was not arranged. managment explained that all these problems as this not the season.
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10/10 Exceptional

It not what it says on the tin
We checked out within 30 mins shoddy hotel.surprized hotel com features this hotel
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6/10 Good

Ayurvedic Centre on cliff top with access to beach
I stayed here for the first 10 days in December 2015. The resort was a bit difficult to find in amongst a sparse neighbourhood that was quiet. I did not take the Ayurvedic Package but had booked room with breakfast only. I stayed in Room 20 quite close to the reception area. The room was a basic room and being on ground floor attracted a lot of creepy crawlies which was my only concern and criticism. The building is surrounded by lush greenery and trees and plants which combined with frequent rain (rained most of the time I was there) lends itself to increased appearances from mosquitoes and other insects which could interfere with enjoyment. The eating area is also outside (shack type setting) which again attracts crows etc but it is something one gets accustomed to. I think the hotel could do more in terms of making it pest free, only requires a small amount of effort and minor repairs which could make a big difference though. Had to put up with a few electricity cuts during stay but the benefit of being in a room near the reception area is that you get wifi and internet access which is not available in other parts of the resort. The resort is small with limited rooms so there can be a nice family type feel and safe environment. The food was good and cheap and chefs were very accommodating in cooking dishes to your requirements. All /kitchen staff and waiters were most pleasant. The resident doctors also very pleasant and had always had time to talk. Had a good holiday!
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8/10 Very good

bionic man
i really enjoyed was off season and i had hotel to myself.hotel very comfortable with a nice homely touch.the staff unreal and super friendly.made it real easy for me as i was recovering from hip surgery indian people kind and friendly!!
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8/10 Very good

Rustic, Chilled and Friendly
I stayed in the older building which is more rustic than the new place along the road. I was solo in a double room, fan, no a/c, it was comfortable, quiet and clean, although it would be cosy for two people and there's little storeage area for clothes. I loved the chilled location, cliff-top overlooking the Arabian Sea, with access by steps to quiet beaches. Great food, friendly service. I didn't partake in the yoga or treatment as I was just there for 4 days. Its just a 20 minute walk (or cheap tuk-tuk)to the busier beach and restaurants in the North Cliff town
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

great location
Lovely location on edge of cliff with walk down to a semi private beach. Happyservice.
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8/10 Very good

Very nice place to stay with great service, food and surroundings. The personnel was very attentive. Rooms are not particularly luxurious or modern, but have everything you need. Though a little too expensive if compared to other places nearby with similar properties. Anyway enjoyed my stay a lot!
4-night trip
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