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Villa Jacaranda

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Temple Rd W South Cliff, Varkala | South Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Villa Jacaranda
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A small guesthouse with a great and very personal service, wonderful fresh meals, lovingly decorated rooms, beautiful terraces with a view of the tropical garden and the ocean. We just loved it - a small taste of paradise. We, two ladies in there 50ies, spent 5 nights in Varkala at the end of our 4 week holiday in India and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had a lovely stay, terraces and garden are gorgeous, dinner was great and service very good - a little oasis in Varkala. Would definitely recommend to friends willing to spend a little more for a visit that is pure relaxation. One thing: real coffee would be a nice touch. Overall a great boutique experience.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Ajay's Villa Jacaranda is a charming, beautifully decorated and tidy guesthouse in south cliff, Varkala - far away from the busy markets of the northern cliff. The garden and rooftop terrace are meticulously maintained and I would strongly recommend going for the room next to the terrace as you will seldom find so much serenity anywhere else. The guesthouse is... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Quiet getaway. Only stayed 2 nights. Would have liked more. Nice room and excellent bathroom. Beautiful terrace. Good breakfast. Did not try the other meals. Beach towels were provided. Ajay was very helpful and informative. The staff are friendly.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed for 10 days at the lovely Villa Jacaranda with friends joining us for 5 days. In all that time we really could not fault it. Our room(s) were exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Villa Jacaranda was a haven to return to after a hot day out on the beach or visiting the bustling North Cliff of Varkala. Ajay... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our stay at Villa Jacaranda felt like a vacation in itself! Our room was beautiful, spacious, clean, and modern. We loved that they provided chilled, filtered water in recycled glass bottles. We looked forward to breakfast on the porch every morning and could have spent the whole day there! The banana milkshakes were our favorite! We appreciated the effort the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Villa Jacaranda is a beautiful place to stay in Varkala. The rooms and terraces are delightful and furnished to a very high standard with many charming details. Ajay and the staff were always helpful without being intrusive. The food was excellent, especially the breakfasts which were served on our terrace overlooking the garden. The location is perfect for the quiet... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a high point for accommodation on a recent trip to Kerala. There was great attention to detail in all aspects of the stay, from the flowers and art in the room to the beautiful garden and the beautiful breakfast on the veranda. Service was great but not intrusive. The feeling of solitude when you wanted it was wonderful.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our first stop in India, and our first ever visit to the country, so arriving in the middle of the night to what seemed quite a basic room was a little unnerving. There was no proper reception as this is a bit more like a homestay than a hotel, but come the morning when we opened the door... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

At first glance this place seems modest for the price, but soon you realise it's a real gem: the gardens are beautiful, and the place is full of art objects and flowers. The welcome from Ajay and his staff was warm and helpful but not intrusive. And we thought the location was ideal for Varkala - the quieter South Cliff,... More 

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