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Kaiya House

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Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This homestay is located on the main road that runs parallel with the coast and is an easy walk to Varkala beach. The rooms are themed; we had China and India which were both good. There is a massive covered area on the roof where guests have breakfast and generally chill out. Debra has put a huge amount of thought... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kaiya House three years ago and since then we couldn't wait to return. This is a special place made all the more special by our wonderful host Debra, who greeted us like old friends. Photograph galleries of the house and it's individually designed bedrooms speak for themselves but only when you stay as a guest can you really... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Kaiya House for two nights in January but wished it could have been longer. It was my first visit and I was bowled over by Debra's hospitality, beautiful house and the warmth of her welcome. I loved all the unusual art that she has collected on her travels. I stayed in the India room which was spotless... More 

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brighton
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Debra’s hospitality is top notch, as is her home, and for good reason. At first, my wife and I thought we had caught her in a good mood but quickly realised she genuinely cares for all her guests and goes out of her way to make their stay comfortable and memorable. Her home is beautiful and each room has its... More 

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

It was wonderful to meet you two and so pleased that you came back after your 2 day stay elsewhere due to our lack of rooms. Lots of laughter on the rooftop which we may well have again in London. Thank you so much for your sweet words. I do hope we meet again. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful house Debra has, decorated nicely and made to welcome people from all over the world. You can tell she knows what it's like to travel, small details make all the difference. We felt like we had someone really taking care of us, checking constantly if everything was OK. I loved the fact that it was so clean... 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 review. Clean and bug free is important to us (although in a tropical climate an occasional one slips in thru the basins). I appreciate that you mentioned these. And I hope we meet again. More 

yorkshire
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot think of a better place to stay. Our welcome direct from the airport at 5am could not have been warmer. Beautiful rooms, warm, kind and thoughtful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Debra has a wonderful art collection which is thought provoking and beautiful. Generously, it is distributed in the guest rooms so we can all... More 

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

It was wonderful to have you for an extended stay and thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to do a review for us. I'm looking forward to your return in April, hopefully some festivals will still be going on! More 

Auckland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaiya House is a beautiful place. The house feels like a museum, I loved just wandering around the house and looking at all the art and pictures on the wall. The room was nicely decorated, clean and with a very good bed. The roof top terrace is nice to unwind and come to rest, talk with other guests, ...Debra and... 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. It was really nice to meet you and I hope we meet again. And yes...wifi, a source of frustration in India. Always working on that one! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The moment we stepped in Kaiya House we liked it! Debra has put a lot of love in creating this beautiful guesthouse. She's very welcoming and made sure my husband and I had a very pleasant stay. We stayed for 2 nights, but could have stayed for a very long time... Breakfasts are delicious and eating on the beautiful roof... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and the speed of getting your review in. I also enjoyed meeting both of you and I'm really happy you had a nice stay with us. I hope we meet again! More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

As an older, single, woman, I could not have had a better experience than what I received at Kaiya House, thanks to Debra. No matter what, Debra will take care of you while in Varkala. She helps guide you through the town, the culture, the locals, and then-some. And you share a table with the other guests so company is... More 

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

It was wonderful to meet you and I thank you so much for sharing the story of your brother and his ultimate sacrifice for others. I have watched "Heroes of the 88th Floor" 3 times, unbelievable story of courage and integrity. Thank you so much for staying with us and posting this lovely review. I do hope we meet again. More 

Cairo Governorate, Egypt
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I stayed at Kaiya after being on the road in India for almost 3 months. Debrah, the host, was a godsend: a kinder, more empathetic, and considerate host you will not find. Kaiya house is clean, green and the roof is off the charts. Each room has its own theme and set decor- India Room, Africa Room, Japan Room etc.... More 

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

Thank you so much and thank you for going and coming back. It was lovely to meet all of you. I enjoyed our chats and stories also. And yes, agreed, the internet can be a source of frustration. Keep changing our plan in hopes of better connection...sometimes yes, others no. Hope to see you all again. More 

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