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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
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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
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I was recommended Gumnut by a friend, and it certainly did not disappoint. Owned by Rosemary and her husband, it's a great homestay about 5 mins walk from Varkala's bustling Temple Junction as well as the seafront. The rooms are spacious, clean and it pretty much feels like being at home. Rosemary is super helpful, going above and beyond the... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

From the moment we arrived at Gumnut Beach Homestay, Rosemary understood that we needed medical help because of our deep hacking cough and head colds. Rosemary escorted us to the Varkala Missions Hospital, took us straight into casualty and interpreted to the staff that we really needed a Doctor and proper treatment. This was only the start of Rosemary's ongoing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were recommended this accommodation by a couple of Australians we met in Alleppey and we decided to go for word of mouth rather than our guidebook for a change. This is a very modern house built in the local style. So modern, in fact, that the painters were just finishing off as we arrived. We hadn't booked in advance... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed at this lovely homestay two weeks ago, it was a wonderful experience. Rose & her husband have a beautiful home that is immaculate. The rooms are large with lovely attached bathrooms that are so spacious & plenty of hot water. As it is situated on the south cliff it is such a tranquil location. Our ground floor room... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Rose and Radha made us feel very welcome. their home was beautifully presented - clean,spacious, hot showers, mozzie screens, kitchen facilities for those that enjoy an early morning cuppa and ROse is a wealth of local information and good tips. We can't recommend gum nut highly enough - it's a must stay location. Thank you ROse & Radha

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Situated on the South Cliff, Gumnut Beach House Homestay is located away from the hustle and bustle, but within easy walking distance (albeit up and down steep hills and steps). Rose is kind and helpful, and the rooms spacious and well equipped. We would stay here again.

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Additional Information about Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Also Known As:
Gumnut Beach House Homestay Varkala, Kerala
Address: Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 Specialty lodging in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful new homestay: 3 spacious rooms with fans and hot water, all attached bathrooms. Large open kitchen and dining room for guests self use. Just 2 minutes walk from main beach and restaurants. Close to Janardhana Swami temple. Budget accommodation. Lovely quiet area on South Cliff With WiFi ... more   less 

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