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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

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Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, 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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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, though Rose was kind of a nightmare. Very rude - got the sense she doesn't like Americans. Rooms were fine for the price - though they can get very hot. Soul and Surf is right down the road. If you can afford it I would suggest going there.

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varkalarose, Owner at Gumnut Beach House Homestay, responded to this review

Normally I do not respond to reviews because my guests know how much I appreciate what they have to write BUT I do not appreciate your racist comments. American guests have always been welcome at Gumnut. We haven't had any American guests even staying this past 1 year which can be proven by checking our guest register - so I... More 

Lucknow, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Gumnut Beach House through net and booked immediately for our two-day stay at Varkala without knowing what a wonderful experience is awaiting us. Any query before arriving was promptly replied. We reached Varkala before lunch time and there was Rose with her husband Radhakrishnan standing near the gate waiting for us with a sweet smile on their face.... More 

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked off the street after a recommendation from our previous quest house owner, Rosemary greeted us and showed us the available room which we took without hesitation. Great to chat with rosemary about the area, how it's changed since she arrived and just a generally good chin wag. Rosemary can organise a tuc tuc for the surfboards, or to go... More 

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Dongen, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived in Varkala early in the morning. Our primarily plan was to surf for two weeks and we didn't know what to expect. The moment we met Rose at Gumnut we knew we were in good hands and that everything will be fine! After a long journey we felt immediately at home. Travelling with my 13.5 years old daughter... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After a lovely time spent at Gumnut this time last year we decided to stay there again this year. This is such a lovely homestay with large spacious rooms, we had the upstairs bedroom this year, an enormous room with huge private balcony & lovely attached bathroom. Rose & her husband Radha are such wonderful hosts & very kind people.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I really loved this place! It operates somewhere between a guesthouse and a homestay, so you could have as much privacy as you wanted, but as I was travelling alone i left my door open while I was in and popped into the kitchen for a chat occasionally etc. Rose was very kind and helpful on giving advice about Varkala... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The guest house was very comfortable, and Rose was amazing. She brought in fresh papaya from the trees growing in the yard every day to eat. Loved it. Gumnut is not far from stunning cliffs overlooking the ocean, and a short walk to the beach and restaurants. It is also very reasonably priced.

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

very neat and clean... Rose was lovely... beautiful place, right next to the cliff (walking distance to the beach)...clean big room with a nice terrace...clean kitchen, accessible, highly recommended !!!

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London, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I just stayed in this beachhouse for 2 weeks. Its a perfect base for solo or groups of friends travelling. Really big rooms (Rose will add extra mattresses), clean bathrooms, excellent kitchen and filtered water available! It is right next to the beach, with the surf break below if banks are OK. If not Rose, will help you sort out... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Gumnut is one of the best places I've stayed in. Rose is a lovely lady who keeps the place tip top; so clean that it's so refreshing to be there and to come back to. Really well located, away from all the hub-bub but right near the quieter spot on the beach. The rooms were excellent, spacious; all the necessary... More 

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Address: Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Gumnut Beach House Homestay Varkala, Kerala

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