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Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaiya House helps you remember that a trip is not only about the places you see or the meals you eat but also, and more importantly about the people you meet. Debra is the most helpful hostess who will not only make sure you make the most of your stay, but also let you share her love for Varkala. The... More 

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

It was so lovely to meet you and I'm really happy to hear you had a great time on Munroe Island and I hope the rest of your India adventure was fabulous as well. Perhaps you'll still be living in London if we have another Kaiya House Comes to London party, maybe this summer. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaiya guesthouse is a little away from the central strip, though only about a 10 minute walk to the coast. We stayed in the English room, which was nice but pretty small ( the one chair in the room was an antique and ' not for sitting on' which in a room this size isn't very practical!). Only cold showers... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review. I do want to be straight forward when taking bookings and mention cool showers in my initial reply. Sorry if that wasn't comfortable for you. Hope you had a great rest of your time in India. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inivitive idea for room design themes, each room has a separate theme. Rooftop breakfast / chill out area is lovely. Good fitness / yoga equipment included. Owner very helpful with finding yournway around the area - personally showed us the main areas. Would have liked hot water but nothing unusual for Indian accommodation - did not distract from a great... More 

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

I'm happy to hear you had a relaxing time here and in Varkala. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Happy travels. More 

North Wales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's difficult to think of something that hasn't already been said, but here goes. We visited Kaiya House for the second time and it was just as brilliant as the first time. Debra is the perfect host - warm, friendly and very funny! There has been an eclectic mix of people each time we stayed, which adds to the Kaiya... More 

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

Thank you so much, it was absolutely lovely to see you again and have your great energy in the house. I'll think of you both when I attend the Muragon Festival in February and will surely have new photos to send to you. More 

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We only spent one night at Kaiya House but that was enough to see how it has earned so many accolades on Tripadvisor. We have travelled widely and stayed in a variety of places from high-end to budget/back-pack and Debra is the possibly the best manager we have met in all these years. Her attention to detail, generous service and... More 

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

It was lovely to meet you also and yes, I hope our next meeting is not too far in the future. And I'm looking forward to writing more seriously due to you inspiring me. Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the Southern India of your dreams, the India which hasn't really changed, and the one I marvelled at in the now politically incorrect Sambo books by Helen Bannerman. As an older couple (who first came to India by bus in the Seventies) we have been travelling around for a month and spent a wonderful 4 days with Debra.... More 

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

Oooo, thank you so much, it was a fun and special group here that week and I really hope to see you again! You brought a marvelous and lively energy to our house and great memories. I hope we meet again. More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Myself and my partner had been travelling around Kerala and decided to spend the last few days in Varkala for a bit of a chill out. We decided upon Kaiya House due to the other very good reviews and we were so glad that we did. We were met by Debra, the owner of the guest house, and were immediately... More 

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

Thank you so much! You two brought major laughter to the rooftop and I'll never look at a bat in the same way again! Love your drawing. Who knows, maybe another Kaiya House comes to London party this summer! More 

vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were travelin around the southern of India. When we arrived at Kaiya House it was like an oasis of peace, tranquility and pleasure. Debra makes you feel like you are at home with her kindness and attention towards the guests. Rooms are elegant, spotless and very nice....definitely a home in India. Thanks for all, Debra.

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

Thank you so much, it means a lot to us for people to feel at home. It was so lovely to meet you and I do hope we cross paths again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I could write a small book about our experience at Kaiya house...it literally was like a dream. After my husband and I had been travelling for our honeymoon around Kerala, we came across Debra's B&B except she wasn't due to open her place until the week after but she offered to have tea with us and find us a suitable... More 

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

Aw, thank you so much! And by the way, I was absolutely right about your stay starting my season with "good luck!" It's been wonderful with so many lovely people passing thru my door! I really hope we meet again either here or London...and thank you for your first ever trip advisor review! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had booked our room at Kaiya house without hesitating a minute after having read all the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Expectations were high, although not very concrete. So when we arrived, we asked ourselves: 'why have we chosen Kaiya house and has it been the right choice?' After the first twenty-four hours, the answer was clear. We couldn't have... More 

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

Thank you so much, it was lovely to have you two here and so nice to keep in touch, love getting the updates. I hope your plans to come back to Varkala happen sometime in the next year. It would be great to share more stories. More 

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Additional Information about Kaiya House

Address: Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#5 Family Hotel in Varkala

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