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“A really lovely family-run guest house”
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MK Gardens
Ranked #4 of 98 Varkala B&B and Inns
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“A really lovely family-run guest house”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

We stayed here for several nights and thought it was a great place. Clean and tidy, big rooms with bathroom attached (hot water but Indian shower) and run by a local family - unlike many of the places here. MK Gardens was nicer than the other guest houses we looked at in Varkala. A reasonable rate per night also.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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We stayed four nights. We could have easily stayed a lot longer. MK Gardens is run by Rita and family. The guesthouse is set among coconut palms and is a very short walk to the cliffs and beach. Restaurants are nearby. MK Gardens is a spacious two storey modern house with a number of guest rooms, all self contained. We had a great room and balcony on the second floor. The atmosphere is relaxed, low key and friendly. Rita took our phone call when we called to book. She was helpful on the phone and very pleasant in person. Rita lives with her family in another house across from MK Gardens. Good value at Christmas time and probably even better value off season. A short breakfast menu was available courtesy of Salim who helps out. Salim also happened to be a pretty good chef who worked in one of the local cliff side restaurants.

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Property: MK Gardens
Address: | Near Helipad Cliff Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to MK Gardens! Recently under new management, MK Gardens is a charming, homely and clean guest house perfectly located in Varkala within 50m of the beautiful Main Beach and its wide array of local restaurants and shops. There are 6 spacious rooms available all uniquely decorated. All rooms have en-suite with hot water and free wi-fi is available throughout the building. There is a well equipped communal kitchen which guests are free to use plus a large roof terrace and garden where you can relax in one of our hammocks or on the house swing. The reception also contains a seating area with library and we have a projector for rooftop film nights. The staff have a great knowledge of the local area and we are more than happy to help organise surf lessons, fishing trips, yoga and meditation classes / one-on-one tuition, ayurvedic massage / treatments and customised tours of the local area. Whatever the reason for your visit to Varkala we aim to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. If you have any questions in the meantime please let us know and we will do our best to help. MK Gardens ... more   less 
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