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“Relaxing and romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Jacaranda

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Villa Jacaranda
Ranked #6 of 97 Varkala B&B and Inns
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London
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing and romantic”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were the only people staying here and had the large room at the top with the balcony. It was definitely worth it - the view to the sea was lovely, even in the rain. Breakfast was delicious, served on the balcony and a great way to start the morning. We felt very looked after and were given suggestions for local places to eat and things to do. Near a good restaurant on the beach 'Therram' (I think), a good place to watch the sunset. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you, dear guest, for your lovely review. It made our day!

All of us at Villa Jacaranda hope to see you here again someday soon.
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Staying here was a real treat. We stayed in the large room at the top of the house which has a massive, lush roof terrace with sea views. The room is tastefully furnished and comfortable. The host provided everything we needed, torch for the evening, beach towels, Ayurvedic massage reservations, restaurant recommendations etc The breakfast was delicious. Location was good for both town and beach. A very relaxing break.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are all so pleased your stay with us was a pleasant one. We hope you will tell your friends and family about us - this is how small places like ours remain at your service. Best wishes,
Ajay
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in May and I have no real complaints about Villa Jacaranda, Ajay and the staff. I just feel that the place is a bit overpriced for what it is. The room was big and the bathroom was adequate, the big porch was nice. For over $100, with all the guesthouses in that area I felt it was bit overpriced for what it was.
Having said that it was relaxing, the Wifi worked on the porch and it was peaceful. No real complaints but I didn't feel the stay was worth what I paid.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
I am truly sorry you left us feeling less than fully satisfied. We constantly strive at Villa Jacaranda to give our guests the best we possibly can - be that in the form of hand-embroidered curtains from Lucknow, the best 100% cotton bedlinen and towels that can be sourced in Bangalore, art and objets d'art collected from various corners of the world (some of it commissioned by us from local artists), a well-tended garden replete with flowering plants that provide year-round colour and fragrance, making our own wholewheat bread and jams to be served at made-to-order breakfast, using the best produce available for each meal that leaves the kitchen. Or in knowing when our guests wish to be left alone and when they would be happy to pass the time of day with us. All the little and large things that to my mind make a difference to the quality of one's stay. As for price, I have had guests tell me we could be charging more. These are subjective matters. In my opinion, our room tariff is commensurate with what we offer.
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Villa Jacaranda as a solo traveller for 9 nights. i loved staying here, the Villa and the garden is peaceful and lovely and the rooms have everything you need including fridge, safe, Wi-Fi and a fantastic shower. Villa 1 has a lovely terrace that overlooks the Arabian Sea as well as being a nice and spacious room. I really enjoyed the location, it is in a quiet local area of the South Cliff, it is an easy walk into town and nice walk along the beach and cliffs to the very touristy North Cliff. Sonny from the Villa was very helpful, firendly and genuine which I really appreciated. Breakfast is great as well! I will definitely stay at Villa Jacaranda again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you for your appreciation - it makes all of us at Villa Jacaranda extremely proud and happy to know that our efforts to make your stay a memorable one were successful and that you left us with a desire to return. There can be no greater compliment for us!
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Villa Jacarda was everything and more than we expected. We had only booked for three nights as part of a trip through the coastal parts of Kerala but wished we had been able to stay here longer. Ajay and his wonderful staff are just great. Whatever they doing they are doing it right. Hope they don't change a thing because we will be back!

Room Tip: WE stayed in Room 1 on the ground floor but I'm sure they are all just as perfect.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you, dear guest, for your kind words. There is one complaint I hear so often from happy departing guests - "we wished we had been able to stay here longer". If I may, I will quote your words to all future guests. I promise that if there are any changes made at Villa Jacaranda, they will be made with the enhancement of your stay in mind. We eagerly await your return.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Villa Jacaranda is in a great location. The shops and restaurants of North Cliff are a short walk away. The less crowded neighborhoods and beaches of South Cliff are right there. You wake up to an amazing breakfast and garden everyday, and Ajay and staff are always friendly, approachable, and accommodating. An ayurvedic treatment center and the temple are neighbors. You may catch an elephant meandering by or walk a few short steps and look out over the Arabian Sea. Have fun!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
We are indebted for your words of praise. Thank you! Your delight in the garden and the many individual plants was a source of great pleasure for me during your stay. We look forward to your return to Villa Jacaranda.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

All the other reviews are accurate, including the lonely planets description as being the ultimate in "understated luxury." We had a great two days with Ajay and his soft spoken, gracious staff. The masala chai and breakfast were wonderfully prepared and having the meal on a balcony surrounded by flowers and overlooking the ocean was a magical moment for our family. In the premonsoon heat, be prepared for warm temps while sleeping.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
It was a pleasure playing host to you and your lovely family. I am so glad your stay was a pleasant one. It is rewarding to learn through our guests' comments and reviews that our efforts "backstage" have been noticed and appreciated. Thank you for taking the trouble in posting this review. We look forward to your return to Villa Jacaranda.
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Property: Villa Jacaranda
Address: Temple Rd W South Cliff, Varkala | South Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bijou guesthouse in serene South Cliff area of Varkala overlooking the Arabian Sea. Just four individual rooms full of character, fragrant garden, lily pond & roof terrace. Ayurvedic massage and treatments on offer. ... more   less 
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