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Kaiya House

Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
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Kaiya House
Ranked #1 of 38 hotels in Varkala
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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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Manchester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This was a lovely, clean place to stay in Varkala village. Deborah was an interesting host who gave us a gentle introduction to this amazing country. Apu the driver she organised for our stay was a very jolly chap who seemed happy to look after us and was not pushy like rickshaw drivers i have encountered in other parts of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The cleanest accom that I stayed in in India. Debra the owner goes the extrA in making sure her guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. She absolutely goes above and beyond and as a solo female traveller it was so nice to have the staff taking care of you, giving you advice and creating a warm environment. The roof... More

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

Thank you so much! I hope we'll meet in Australia one day! It was lovely to meet you! More

Llanwrtyd Wells
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed at Kaiya House in March with 3 friends while travelling in Kerala and Goa. As a B&B owner myself I know how hard it is to cater for all tastes and requirements but Debra certainly succeeds. The rooms and bathrooms were comfortable, tastefully and individually decorated and, most importantly, spotless, The breakfasts were served on the lovely roof... More

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

Thank you for your kind words and it means a lot as you do the same thing! Your busy season must be coming and I wish you all the fun you brought to my home to come back to you. More

Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Having never visited India before we read plenty reviews of different places all over Kerala and Varkala. In the end, we settled for Kaiya House as our number one choice, and it turned out to be a very good one! Debra was very kind and showed us 'the ropes' as far as tourism goes. She explained lots of "do's and... More

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

Ooooo, I have such a difficult relationship with technology. I think I just deleted my entire iPod and replied to the wrong review! Opps! But I'd do want to thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write them! Who knows, perhaps we'll meet in Sweden one day! Enjoy! More

Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Really nice people who take care of you. Good service, good food and nice rooms. Varkala beach is like Goa in Kerala. Beautiful beach and nice restaurants and shops. (Tibetan shops were especially great) We really enjoyed the experience.

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and I'm delighted you had a good time. Thank you! More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We can agree with the previous reviews that Debra is one of the most conscientious and hardworking hosts we have had. She went out of her way to be helpful, and is willing to try to solve any problems that might come up. The seven km morning walk was really fun and good exercise. She was very helpful in arranging... More

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

Thank you so much! I'm laughing as I type this remembering the power cut night and how gracefully you managed it with hugs smiles! It was such a pleasure to meet you and I hope to see you again sometime! More

Vossem, Brabant, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and Debra and her staff could not have done more for us or made us more welcome. Our room was spacious and spotless and breakfast on the top terrace was very pleasant. The beautifully decorated house is in a quiet street but within walking distance of the beach and the cliff. However if you... More

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

Thank you so much. You had such a great sense of humour and adventure with your arrival in a full on power cut! The only sadness is you couldn't stay a few more days. All the best! More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We, a family of two adults and one teenage child, stayed at Kaiya House for 3 nights, and, thanks largely to our host Debra, had a wonderful and memorable time. We stayed in two rooms- one air-conditioned, and one non air-conditioned, and both were spacious, comfortable and even the non AC was not too hot. The rooms were decorated interestingly... More

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

It was or great that you arrived in time for the festival and brought a spirit of adventure! Thank you so much for your kind words! More

London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Kaiya House is an excellent choice for a home away from home. Varkala cliff and beach are but a few minutes walk away and where restaurants and bars are located. Kaiya is clean and comfortable with eclectic interior decor and themed bedrooms. The rooftop communal area is thoughtfully designed, spacious, well equipped and the place to chill out and meet... More

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

That roof dance was too much fun! We had a lovely group of people up for a late night of playing under the stars! Perhaps we can meet for a repeat in London! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Kaiya House is really all about Debra, who turned a rather run down house on the edge of town into a stylish and really comfortable home. It was our first visit to Kerala and this was our first stop...what made it an ideal introduction was Debra's insistence on making sure we knew where to go, what to see, what to... More

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

I'm so happy the 4 of you had a great time and we're happy with the places I recommended for you. Thank you so much for your lovely words! More

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Address: Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala

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Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala #2 Family Hotel in Varkala
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located only a 10 minute walk from Varkala's famous cliff tops, this lovely boutique hotel, Kaiya House, offers the traveler a calm and beautiful environment to enjoy the sights and sounds of India in a relaxed atmosphere. The 7 guest rooms all have a theme from different parts of the world ranging from the African room to the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Native American and English.Suraj and Debra offer a unique experience of India in this family run business. Babuchi, Ledah and Ajit are there to take care of the guests needs and to provide a traditional Kerala breakfast. Other options would also be available with advance notice.Also available are private Pilates classes, yoga by appointment and massage. ... more   less 
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