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“Jewel in Varkala’s crown” 5 of 5 stars
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Mango Villa
North Cliff, Kurakkanni | Behind Tibetan Market, Varkala 695141, India   |  
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Ranked #5 of 78 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Jewel in Varkala’s crown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Wow. 6 days of perfect accommodation to start our three weeks in Kerala. Vincianne, the owner was the perfect host and was very helpful and friendly. We liked it so much that we tried to rebook a room for the last few days of our stay - but it was fully booked! Vincianne recommended other places to stay. We found somewhere, but not as good as Mango Villa. We cannot recommend it highly enough. If clean, spacious rooms are what you require, then go ahead and book now, as the place is getting busy on word-of-mouth alone! There was no TV in the room, which for us was a bonus, and there was a fridge on the veranda so we could enjoy chilled water whenever we wanted (also the chocolate we brought from the UK). Varkala also had the best beach we visited and the most choice of food and drink.

Room Tip: We loved the upstairs as there was a nice view
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed here five days after scanning the whole north cliff for a nice place to stay, and this one was just perfect : spotless, comfortable, nicely decorated rooms with a great spacious bathroom, all this in a quiet location just a couple minutes away from the beach, shops and restaurants. Our host Vinciane is a gem, always there to make sure we had all we needed and that we felt at home. Probably the best guesthouse we stayed at in three months on the road.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Very kind and helpful owners. Place is very clean and good value.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

We stayed at Mango Villa at the end of May for 9 nights and enjoyed every minute. The place was spotless and the a/c room very comfortable and spacious. We were given clean towels and the room was cleaned when we asked. The owners are really friendly too and nothing was too much trouble they provided a torch for the walks out in the night and lots of tips and advice about places to visit, eat and how much things should cost off season. Perfect location too close to restuarants, bars, pool and shops. Thoroughly recommend this place you can't go wrong and amazing value for money too.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We stayed at The Mango Villa for 3 x nights in May and it was absolutely amazing. The Belgian owners are polite, homely and extremely helpful. The garden is kept beautifully and Our rooms were spotless, clean & we loved it .In our 11 days in Kerela the rooms here were by far the cleanest , you get fresh towels and the bathrooms were so big and clean. The north cliff and beach is only 2 minutes walk away with stunning views with lots of shops and resturants. We would HIGHLY recommend Mango Villa, it is incredible value for money .

Room Tip: Very good value for money
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

Extremely well presented, spacious A/C rooms in a handy location a few minutes away from "the strip". Great base for Vakala run by a very helpful family.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

I booked last minute with Mango Villa when I got caught up in the travel chaos from Heathrow over Christmas. I had a lovely time staying with Vinciane, Fred and their little boy. My room was spotlessly clean, quiet, with a lovely balcony. Mango Villa is set back from the cliff and the main strip so is in a perfect location. A little bit pricey compared to some other accomodation in Varkala but good value for money. All round a very good choice if you're looking for a friendly, personable and quiet + clean place to stay. Carmel

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: North Cliff, Kurakkanni | Behind Tibetan Market, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango Villa is a guesthouse having two categories of rooms, AC and Non-AC. The guesthouse is located in a secluded and quiet area with local atmosphere but in the heart of Varkala activities. Only 200m from the beach, Mango Villa is surrounded by a beautiful small garden. Each room is individually decorated and has its own big bathroom with hot water and comfortable balcony. Mango Villa is situated behind the Tibetan Market and should not be confused with Mango House which is another guesthouse. ... more   less 
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