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Kaiya House

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This exquisite guesthouse is so much more than a place to lay your head. Debra, Babuchi and the rest of the Kaiya House family have perfected hospitality. Considerate and immersive. Staying here was the perfect end to our India trip and we still talk about our long evenings on the rooftop terrace and the wonderful 7km morning walk with Debra... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words and I'm so happy you two started my season, a fabulous beginning. I so hope the last line, coming for festival season happens! It would be lovely to have your warm energy in the house again and I think you would absolutely love it! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Kaiya House is more than a bed and breakfast. It's an art gallery with one of the most remarkable hosts you will ever meet on this planet. Debra is magic. She is gold. My wife and I first stayed here back in 2014. We had such a good time we stayed in touch with Debra and invited her to our... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

I must start with an apology for taking such a long time to respond to these lovely words. Somehow I just lost time along the way and suddenly it's months later. Thank you so much for your beautiful review, really warmed my heart. I know your travels are taking you many places and I hope the end of your year... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I was visiting at Kaiya House in January 2015, I think it was one of the best places in our trip. We were coming to Kaiya House from Allepey. Host Debra was already waiting us when we came out from the taxi. She was really friendly like all her staff. First what she did was that she was showing us... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to meet both of you and I hope to see you again. I so hope you'll return to Varkala one day. Thank you so much for making time to do a lovely review for us. I keep repeating this in my responses but I do so appreciate each and every one that comes in. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I came to Varkala from Manila to meet up with my friend who had been backpacking around India for a few months. I desperately needed a change of scenery and was rather hoping to fast-track enlightenment. Figuring out life, purpose and love in 8 days isn't quite possible but I had an immensely enjoyable time and I have to attribute... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much, your words truly warmed my heart. I'm so happy to know you felt warm and safe and healing, the best bit. And I so hope you do come back, it would be lovely to have your energy and smiles back in the house. I really appreciate your time to post this for us. More 

Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were only visiting Varkala one night from Trivandrum. Sweet Debra was absolutely the best hostess ever. Upon arrival we wanted to get to the beach ASAP, so we quickly checked in, and Debra gave us the names of a couple restaurants on the cliff. We relaxed on the beach, and had a marvelous dinner per her recommendation. After arriving... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was so nice to meet you and I'm so happy that though your time was short you made the most of it. Hopefully we will have more time on the roof one day. Thank you so much for making the time to post these lovely words. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Kaiya House will be the one event of all our years travelling that I will always remember. Yes the house is beautiful, quirky and oh so comfortable but it is the people within Kaiya House that make a stay here worthwhile. Debra is a true ambassador for Varkala & Kerala. Her passion for making sure her guests... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and it was magic for me also! Still can't believe we worked with the same man in London, how random was that. I'm sure we'll meet again and yes, come during festival time, even more magical! More 

London
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stayed for 8 nights having originally booked for 4. The reason we stayed longer was Debra & her small team. Kaiya House can be described as a small boutique hotel / guesthouse / homestay / bed & breakfast, but it is actually all the above and more!. In a nutshell Kaiya House delivered even more than we expected and... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was such a gift to have you stay an extra 4 days, great stories shared on the roof. I'm sure we'll meet again either here or at a Kaiya House comes to London party. Keep having all those fabulous travels and adventures. More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Our stay in Varkala was one of the higlights of our trip to India. We only expected to see red cliffs but ended up discovering much more. Kayia House itself was very good (with breakfast included, great wifi and a lovely rooftop terrace). But what made a difference was that Debra showed us around, she invited us to join her... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm always happy when guests have the opportunity to witness festivals, they are quite extraordinary. I hope we meet again. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

When I was looking for somewhere to stay in Varkala the description of Kaiya House in Lonely Planet made it the most appealing option for me. Reading all of the glowing Trip Advisor reviews sealed the deal and Kaiya House didn’t disappoint. From my first email enquiry, Debra was so friendly, helpful and generous with offering any information/tips she could... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely works, so happy you had a great adventure. Hope to see you again in the future. I did the morning walk yesterday, glorious. More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is my third time in Varkala, and I always come back to Debra and the Kaiya House. Why? It's simply different – the rooms have a personal touch, it's a bit away but still close enough to the way too touristy cliff and ocean front, it's peaceful and you feel "treated". Breakfast on the roof has its special charme,... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

I was so happy to have you come back and really happy you feel a sense of home here. Hope to see you again next season and all the best with your wonderful continuing projects, they are amazing. More 

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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 

Additional Information about Kaiya House

Address: Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $30 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
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