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Kaiya House

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Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
Kaiya House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cochin, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For four nights Istayed with my mother in the Kaiya House and I was so happy that I found this little jewel. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the rooftop-veranda is so beautifully decorated that you are enjoying taking breakfast and spending time there. We always took the indian breakfast and it was everytime a great choice because... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed with Deb (once you have stayed you soon realise you are staying with a person, not at some nameless resort) three times now and am, frankly, overwhelmed by it. The whole experience fits what I am looking for when I go on holiday - relaxation. You will never be hassled to do anything or not do anything... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your average Indian guesthouse. When we arrived, Debbie took us on a tour of Varkala so we could get our bearings of the town (which is a beautiful place). She is very knowledgable about the area and will become your friend while you're there. She was comforting and caring when I was feeling sick and when I... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a lovely review. I'm really happy you had a nice time here and hope you'll keep fond memories of Kerala with you. More 

Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

that hasn't been said before by so many other people? We stayed 9 nights when Debra took us in at short notice after we had got ourselves "in a pickle" with hotel bookings. She and her in house team + Pema the masseuse + Apu the tuk tuk driver gave us a warm welcome to Varkala and that warmth and... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. The timing was great for a variety of festivals and although it was loud at times with that booming speaker you got the best of Kerala. I've really grown to love festival season. All the best with your new adventures and I hope you enjoy Greece. More 

Cologne, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaiya House is an extremely clean and nicely decorated place. Debra, the owner, is an amazing lady who takes good care of her guests. She provided a deep insight into Kerala. We were lucky to gain a unique and intense experience at several Hindu festivals with her. The food at Kaiya House is delicious, too. We always chose the Indian... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was wonderful to meet you and such good timing for festivals! Thank you so much for your kind words and I do hope you come back. You are always welcome. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this property via Trip Advisor and the reviews were 'spot on'. The house and rooms were creatively put together and were very pleasant. The rooms are not overly spacious but then again, they are not promoted as such. They are most adequate for people who travel lightly as there is plenty of relaxation place elsewhere in the property... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so wonderful to meet your lovely family, the only sadness is you couldn't stay longer but it was a joy and pleasure to have you for the time you were here. Tucked into the Vegimite yesterday. Many thanks for that also and I hope to see you all again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Kaiya House beginning of March and had a fantastic experience. The house itself is well located, extremely clean, various style rooms and loads of artefacts throughout the house. However, the owner Debra and her staff make this place very special. She has in-depth local knowledge and gave us a walking tour of the area on the day... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much and yes, it was lovely having chats on the roof. I so appreciate your taking the time to write such kind words. I do hope we meet again. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish, Debra and her Kaiya House were outstanding!!! A call to the taxi driver to make sure we had arrived at Trivandrum ok and then to greet us at some un-godly hour were the pre-cursors of the care for our stay at Kaiya House. The room was comfortable, with AC and shower, not hot but you really... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have you and I felt you were part of our house as well! I really look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future, maybe a Kaiya House Comes to London party again this summer. Thank you so much! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are considering a trip to Kerala a stay at Kaiya House, a boutique seven room bed and breakfast is a must. My husband and I have just returned from a two week holiday and we can say with absolute sincerity this is the best holiday we have ever had and a large amount of credit must go to... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you both here for a long stay and I really look forward to seeing you next year. Your booking is in the calendar! Have wonderful adventures until then and thank you so much for taking the time to do such a lovely review for us. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You could not ask for a better introduction to India! Debra, the owner, is welcoming and provides a great introduction to the area, from a walk around town to how to say no to people trying to sell you something! The rooms were spotless, breakfast on the rooftop was lovely - a choice of Indian or western style. The coffee... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was so nice to meet you and I'm really pleased you had a great stay. I hope we'll meet again and thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to do a review for us. More 

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