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“Excellent stay! Great location, great rooms & lovely owners!”
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Jickys Nest
Ranked #11 of 97 Varkala B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
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“Excellent stay! Great location, great rooms & lovely owners!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

I ended up staying at Jickys for 9 nights after I was originally supposed to stay for 5! Just felt so happy and comfortable there. My room was perfect, good size and the balcony was great! They cleaned the rooms ever other day which was amazing. Oscar and mini Oscar were the most lovely and gracious hosts! Very helpful too! The veg restaurant was delicious, suppers were brill but breakfast not amazing.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed a week in bungalow. Large clean rooms with fan &hot water shower. Friendly helpful staff. Rooms cleaned every other day, gardens patrolled each night to see you're ok. Just behind oottupura veggie restaurant (next to Helipad) and couple minutes from beach. Peaceful oasis. Wouldn't hesitate to return thanks again for ensuring a great stay in Varkala.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

I planned to stay here for 1-2 nights, ended up staying for a week. Rooms are small but comfortable and only 2 minutes walk to cliff-top restaurants and the beach. The owners and staff were helpful and friendly throughout. Rooms were meticulously cleaned every couple of days. I would definitely stay here again.

Also, the veg restaurant at the end of the lane, owned by Jicky's, is definitely worth visiting.

Only one word of advice - a few of the books available to borrow at reception were riddled with bookworm - be careful if you are leaving these around your own books.

Thanks to the everyone at Jicky's for a very enjoyable week in Varkala.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Jicky's is where I go to relax from the craziness that can be India. Beds that are comfy with crisp clean cotton sheets; quietness after the noise of the cliff; staff that are always friendly and obliging. Many are the days I have sat with morning tea on the terrace. Nothing is to much trouble for Mini and Oscar. They'll sort out airport pick ups, get the laundry cleaner than anywhere else manages it, look after you if you get sick...the list could go on and on. I haven't managed to get there this winter but next it's my 60th Birthday so me, son and friends will all be staying in this wonderful haven of tranquility. Maybe it is a little dearer than some rooms but it's well worth paying a little extra for the comfort and service.....why would anyone want to go to one of the 'hotels' when there is Jickys!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Turned up for a few nights,stayed for the week.Says it all really.
We had two of the cottages in the grounds has travelling with friends,the rooms where big and very clean,fell in love with them from the start.More to point, the garden did it for me,so peacefull,made it hard to believe the north cliff was just around the corner.
The lady that showed us round and the staff were lovely,very happy,friendly and made you feel like family.A great feeling when your along way from home.
So ,go stay enjoy and relax there,and if you do ,give that lovely lady a big hug from me.
Big love to all at jickys.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

All the staff at Jicky's were incredibly happy and helpful! Although just a short walk from Varkala's busy North cliff, you wouldn't know it as it is so peaceful...making this a perfect location! We stayed in one of their air conditioned bungalows, situated with 5 others, in a small garden...it was beautiful. Although breakfast is not included in the price, Jicky's has a restaurant, a short walk away which serves the most delicious food!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Booked for 3 days but ended up staying 5 - these very clean rooms just off the beach road are set amongst trees with free unlimited clean water for the guests, excellent service and a roof terrace for doing yoga/chilling in the evening. All rooms have a little balcony / seating area just outside and altho there is no air con the room fan will do the job. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Jickys Nest
Address: Kurakkanni Near Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jickys Nest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Jickys Nest Varkala, Kerala

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