We stayed at Kaiya House for two nights in mid April, just a week before everything closes down in Varkala at the end of the season. Debra is a gracious and tremendously considerate host. We felt welcomed and taken care of the moment we arrived. We also appreciated the considerate emails and reservation process leading up to our stay. The house is thoughtfully decorated and laid out with individually styled rooms. We would have liked to stay in each of them for a least a night. Everything in the house is pleasantly clean, spacious and beautifully maintained. The roof terrace is a great place to hang out and meet fellow travelers, have breakfast, chai or a beer. It seems to invite yoga or drawing classes and Debra mentioned that she would like to see the space used to create art and exchange ideas. Kaiya House was a perfect place for us to rest from our busy travel schedule and escape the touristy bustle of Varkala Beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only a 10 minute walk from Varkala's famous cliff tops, this lovely boutique hotel, Kaiya House, offers the traveler a calm and beautiful environment to enjoy the sights and sounds of India in a relaxed atmosphere. The 7 guest rooms all have a theme from different parts of the world ranging from the African room to the Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Native American and English.Suraj and Debra offer a unique experience of India in this family run business. Babuchi, Ledah and Ajit are there to take care of the guests needs and to provide a traditional Kerala breakfast. Other options would also be available with advance notice.Also available are private Pilates classes, yoga by appointment and massage. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala