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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Temple Road West, South Cliff | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Gumnut Beach House Homestay
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is walking distance to the beach and to eating places (and right next to Surf&Soul which is what I came to join) . The owner, Rose, is very helpful or can also leave you to your own device if needs be :-). There is a fridge available for you to keep your food or make yourself a breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a whole month at Gumnut and we loved it! Rose is a fantastic host! The only downside is that the nearby temple will play loud music at 6 in the morning but that's mostly during festival season in February.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

As previously mentioned by others Rose is a tremendous host. She is ver welcoming and kind. We felt very well looked after! We stayed in the top family room which for us has to be our best room so far on our travels. Very spacious and has 4 comfy beds. The room also had a massive terrace with nice views.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stayed at the Gumnut Beach House form 26/12 to 31/12/2014. I was in Varkala to surf but ended up doing a lot more. The Gumnut House is a great place to stay. Clean rooms and house, hot water, nice roof top and kitchen, free fresh papaya, and close to the beach. Other house guests were very friendly also, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived exhausted at 5.30 am from UK to be met by Rose who took care of us all (5) for the next 6 days. So much so we left our son behind who was unwell and she cared for him and he was able to join us a few days later. Rose has a great relationship with Soul and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been in Gumnut homestay for four nights with my wife and my 10 years old son. We really had a good time. The room are very spacious and very clean, the building is new and it is on the south cliff in a very quiet place. It takes 5 minutes to reach the beach by walk. Rose, the owner,... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Gumnut Beach House is a perfect place in Varkala. We stayed there for 7 nights with three guys in the family room with a nice and big balcony. Rose, who runs the homestay together with her husband, is very helpful and friendly and looks after you. If you are interested in surfing, Rose can give you a lot of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Gumnut was spotless and extremely comfortable and well thought out. From the great bathroom to the lovely veranda and bed and special touches in the room (i.e. shelving, places to hang your clothes, art work on the wall, provision of playing cards and books, use of kitchen with fridge/toaster/sink, unlimited safe drinking water) we were extremely comfortable. Rosemary went to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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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