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Kaiya House

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Top-location to touch ground in India. Nice, clean, arty & friendly. PLUS host Debra will organize trips, very little tourists can catch. Festivals, local markets, temples, fireworks, music, home-cooking, etc. Almost every day & night there is at least one activity you can join via rickshaw, which will pick you up & bring you back later for a service charge.... More 

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

Thank you so much for listing all of your activities, we did have a fabulous time when you were here. And happy to know this is where your dedicated love of India began. Hope to see you here again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is THE place to stay in Varkala. Debra is a wonderful host - wonderful - and you soon feel like you are staying at a friend's house rather than at a guesthouse/hotel. Debra's house is beautifully decorated with a wealth of artefacts from all over the world and the rooftop terrace is a lovely place to sit and have... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I was so pleased you came back. I'd also like to thank you for sending your wonderful friend. I do hope we meet again. More 

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I booked at Kaiya House after reading so many great reviews already on TripAdvisor. This was my first trip travelling on my own and I loved reading about how helpful Debra was with her guests. Even with high expectations, I was blown away. Arriving in the evening after Debra kindly arranged a car to come pick me up at the... More 

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

It was so wonderful to meet you and I'm so happy that it was a fabulous time to be in Kerala...you completely embraced it and did everything on offer. I really hope to see you again and I thank you so much for your lovely review with so much attention to detail. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant experience made special by Debra our host whose energy and enthusiasm for the local culture is infectious and never wavers. We were as happy relaxing on the roof terrace as sitting on the nearby beach or strolling down to the shops on the cliff top. So much effort was given to ensuring we had the greatest experience,... More 

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

Thank you so much for making the time to post a lovely review. It was wonderful having you two here and I'm so happy lots was going on. I do hope we meet again! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

After reading the reviews we thought we'd take a pun. After already visiting Goa the previous year and not liking it very much we thought that we would never travel to India again.......well we were so glad we did. We stayed for 10 nights at Debra's Kaiya House. For the first 3-4 days it was none stop from the day... More 

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

It was so lovely to have you stay and great that so many festivals were happening almost from the moment of your arrival. I love Mancunians, fabulously fun guests with that great sense of humour. I'm hoping to see you again and I thank you so much for your lovely and details review. More 

Canberra, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We landed on our feet at Kaiya House. We arrived in Varkala with no booking and were lucky enough Debra took us in. We stayed 2 nights & wished we could've stayed more. Debra was a wonderful host. Over the time we spent there, she took us on a walking tour of the town, we went to a gorgeous beach... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time to post a lovely review for us. I'm so happy we were able to make the most of 2 days, festival season is the best. I hope we meet again, it was a pleasure More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We had such a great stay at Kaiya House. Debra was amazing and so welcoming. This was our first port of call in India and we couldn't of had a better introduction! Debra showed us around the area and got us established which was just what we needed to settle into our first time in India! The place in very... More 

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

First time in India and I hope that will be followed with more visits, quite an amazing country. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and I do hope you come back. More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

First of all, Varkala is a town you easily fall in love with. Its wonderful beach, small cafes and restaurants on top of the cliff - overlooking majestic sunsets and everywhere we went, we were met with the greatest hospitality! You should definitely set at least 3-4 days aside for your stay here. And once in Varkala why not stay... More 

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

It's wonderful to know you want to come back, really hope that happens. Thank you so much for your kind words and I do hope we meet again. More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Debra is the most welcoming hostess we've encountered - it was almost like staying with a relative for all the genuine care and concern she showed for all her guests safety and enjoyment during their stay. She provided us with all the information we could need to make the most of our stay, took us on an orientation walk to... More 

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

So happy to know you felt comfortable and at home. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope our paths cross again. More 

Garrison, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I and our two kids (ages 13 and 10) spent ten great days here. The small house (there are only about 5 guest rooms) is a welcoming oasis of clean and calm. Debra, the owner is an American well-settled in Varkala, with her finger on the pulse of various goings-on in the area, an excellent staff, and... More 

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

It was wonderful to have your family for a longer stay. All of you were lovely to have here and I wish you more wonderful adventures as you see other parts of the globe with your children. Thank you for the time and effort to write such a detailed review. Hope to see you all again. 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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