We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kaiya House

Travelers' Choice award winner
Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141,, India
Kaiya House
Write a Review

258 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    246
    11
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
17
141
39
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (54)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (258)
  • Mar-May only
    (82)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (46)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (118)
All months
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 3 weeks 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

155 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (155)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (45)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (10)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Other (72)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question