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Kaiya House

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rustic yet characterful would be how I would describe Kaiya House. Owner/proprietor Debra makes all the the difference as compared to other lodging options, as she's is always accommodating and helpful. It may not be right on the cliff, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. A stay at Kaiya House starts off with a quick walking tour of the... More 

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

Thank you so much, I'm really happy you stayed with us and as is this case often with wonderful guests that pass thru my door, I only wish you would have had more time. Absolutely loved your amazing photography, so happy to see those photos that have inspired me to take photos of small, small creatures as well! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I rarely find accommodation with this number of consistently good reviews however with the welcome i received i can see why Kaiya house has achieved this status. I was made feel at home as soon as i arrived by Debra and her staff and was given an excellent tour of the area which made exploring easier for my short trip.... More 

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

It was lovely to meet you and I also wish you would have had more days here. Thank you so much for giving my dogs an all over health check! I hope we meet again. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Debra and her team provide a level of service I have not received anywhere else other than with close friends and family. To stay at Kaiya House was like visiting old friends, they made my husband and I feel completely at home from the very first phone call, to the subsequent 2 when I had to alter the booking. Debra... More 

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

So nice to meet you both and I'm happy you had a nice time while you were here. And yes, most definitely 6kgs for the elephants! Thank you so much! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Kaiya house offers very comfortable, attractive, clean rooms and has a fantastic roof terrace to socialise with other guests or just relax with a good book. However what makes Kaiya House so special is the opportunity to spend time with Debra and her excellent staff. Debra made us feel very welcome right from the start giving us a walking tour... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. It was great to meet you and I also wished you could have stayed longer. Maybe we'll meet in London for a Kaiya House in London party! More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I think you have to be plain simple "Lucky" to chance upon a place like Kaiya House. And if you have traveled fairly wide &often, from the moment you write your first email to Debra, you would know that you are going to have once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Mine definitely started that way. I just couldn't wait to see Debra. The rooms are... More 

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

Oh how lovely, you're too sweet. Thank you so much for your kind words and it was so nice to meet you both. You said you would likely come back and I hope so! And perhaps we'll have a chance to one day meet for a "piping hot coffee" in your city! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Kaiya House is a really special place.Deb and her team take great care to help you make your stay just how you want it to be. Deb makes sure to show you both tourist and "real" India,which adds lots to your stay. Really tasty Indian/western style breakfasts set you up for the day. The location is good too - 10... More 

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

Thanks Jen, so nice to meet you and have our rather interesting accidental spiritual week. I do hope I see you in your country for that pint! More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Maybe you need to travel all over India, for many months, on seven different trips -- as I have -- to really appreciate Kaiya House. It is one of those rare places, where all the stars line up, to give the weary travel a true respite from the travails of the road. Set back from the cliff top scene, in... More 

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

I really appreciate your time in writing this lovely review for us, espcially with your experience in so many trips to India. It was so nice to meet you and have talks about our varied experiences in this magical place. I hope our paths cross again and I wish you wonderful adventures. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

All thumbs up for the place, food and hospitality. It was really a warm and comforting feeling staying at Kaiya house. Debra, the host is an energetic and a keen observer of things will definitely give you the essence of culture and local life around by taking you around. You don't have to worry much if you haven't planed/researched much... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was really nice to meet you and I hope your dreams of world travel come soon and that it includes another trip to Varkala. More 

Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

This was a lovely, clean place to stay in Varkala village. Deborah was an interesting host who gave us a gentle introduction to this amazing country. Apu the driver she organised for our stay was a very jolly chap who seemed happy to look after us and was not pushy like rickshaw drivers i have encountered in other parts of... More 

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

Thank you so much and it was lovely to have you stay. Appu is really lovely, isn't he? I'm so grateful to have wonderful Kerala people that help us make your stay a good one. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The cleanest accom that I stayed in in India. Debra the owner goes the extrA in making sure her guests feel welcome and enjoy their stay. She absolutely goes above and beyond and as a solo female traveller it was so nice to have the staff taking care of you, giving you advice and creating a warm environment. The roof... More 

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

Thank you so much! I hope we'll meet in Australia one day! It was lovely to meet you! 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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