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Kaiya House

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Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled around India for 6 months on my own as a solo female traveler and this place was top! Before even meeting me I was impressed by the excellent customer service provided by Debra and accommodating me as a solo female. During my stay both herself and Suraj provided excellent care for me and friendship. Extremely welcoming, friendly and... More 

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

And I so hope you do come back. It was lovely to meet you and hear of your plans and adventures. Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a lovely review for us and apologies for taking a bit to long to reply, in and out of internet connection recently. Hope to see you in the... More 

Vancouver
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87 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great place to stay with a very informative hostess. Like others have noted, I did feel I was being lectured to but I realized she has the best of intentions. Debra excelled at making arrangements for us and making sure we got the most out of our visit. I was prepared for the cold water showers but... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to do a lovely review for us. I know I give a lot of information when people arrive but I do try to time it so they're not overwhelmed. I want people to have the best possible stay and good memories and sometimes that little bit of extra information helps. And good that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really loved my stay, perfect place to let go of the stress of everyday life, located between the cliff and the Temple area. Spotlessly clean.The roof terrace is a place to chill out, delicious breakfast, different local dish available every day of the week in addition to your regular omelette, toast, muesli porridge. Debra is a fantastic host, and the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I know we'll meet again as you said you will be back next season which I really look forward to. And hopefully we will meet in London at a Kaiya House reunion party! More 

Pune, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was a lucky day indeed, when based on scores of great reviews on Tripadvisor, I emailed Debra at Kaiya House. She very generously extended her closing date, AND went out of her way to make my birthday one of the most memorable ones!!! Cannot thank Debra enough for the special wine, for my kinda music, and dance!! And of... More 

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

So sweet, thank you for your lovely review. It was wonderful to have you as one of the last guests of my season. The only thing that would have made it better would have been the 7km walk we had to miss. Next time! I know we'll meet again. More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A short 10 minute walk from the busy cliff top - just far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful bnb. Debra the host is one of the loveliest, most helpful and welcoming people we've met on our travels. Her second in command, Babachee, is also a delight. The top floor open sided 'chill out' area... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for us. You mentioned some good things for me to think about and for incoming guests to understand. It was lovely to meet you and thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Cochin, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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

It was lovely to meet you and your mum. It was good timing to have you here during festival time to enjoy what people in Kerala look forward to the whole year. Since you've been here 8 months I'm sure this part of the world will long be in your heart and you will be back. I look forward to... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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

It is so wonderful to have you come back and thank you so much for your lovely words. It makes us all really happy to know guests feel welcomed and at home. I look forward to your return in January. Cheers! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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 

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