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Reviewed May 14, 2016

This was my second stay at Villa Jacaranda (first time in 2013). It is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. The location of the South Cliff is more upmarket than the North Cliff. Everything is nearby and there is even a tuk tuk stop over the road.

The Villas and overlooking gardens are lovely and have everything you need, there is also AC and as a solo traveller I felt very safe. The breakfast is great too.

Ajay is so warm and helpful as are the staff.

If you stay at Villa Jacaranda you can visit Absolute Ayuerveda a few doors up for some relaxing treatments and I also found the yoga at Soul and Surf (opposite) very convenient too.

Look forward to a return visit one day. Thank you for making my stay in Varkala so happy and memorable.

Room Tip: Room 2 is my favourite
  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled solo
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5  Thank PrincessCoco2004
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thank you for your uplifting words of praise. It was a huge compliment and an even bigger pleasure to have you stay with us again. Really!

We look forward to your return visit, hopefully someday soon. Take good care of yourself in the meanwhile. Our very best wishes, from all of us at Villa Jacaranda.

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Reviewed April 13, 2016

We happily booked this beautiful boutique hotel while still in the UK to be a "treat" at the end of a month-long trip. However -for me- it didn't feel like it warranted being quadruple+ the price of any other (lovely!) accommodation we stayed in throughout our trip or viewed in the immediate area of Varkala. The splurge would have been better spent elsewhere...

However... the interior decoration was finished to a gorgeous standard. Room 2 had a huge bathroom and a private balcony, so lots of space. The staff were very attentive and the owner is a wonderful man and made sure to come and say hello and check we were having a great time. It's a 2 minute walk to an amazing beach and you get a good breakfast.

If you're less worried about cost/ value, and would like to stay in a beautiful and quiet part of Varkala... then this is a great choice for you!

Room Tip: Room 2 has a huge bathroom and a private terrace with a good view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Joanne W
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2016

Thank you for taking the trouble to share your views about us here. I am pleased you had positive things to say about us, namely our well-located, well-decorated and spacious accommodation with attentive staff and a caring owner, within walking distance from most amenities and yet removed enough to remain "a beautiful oasis of calm" (to quote your words in our guest-book).

However, it pained me to read you found us over-priced. "Expensive" and "cheap", as you yourself indicate, are relative terms. My staff and I put in a lot of effort and thought into ensuring our guests leave us with nothing but pleasant memories of their stay with us. Our tariff, in my opinion, is commensurate with the high standard of accommodation and service we provide our mostly satisfied guests with. If one is mainly concerned with price above quality and all the little things that go into making one's stay special, then it is true, Villa Jacaranda is not the right choice of place to stay when in Varkala.

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Reviewed April 4, 2016

We (couple, 50+) stayed for 5 nights in this very nice guest house in room #1. This is ground-level with a nice terrace and access to the wonderful garden. The room was very spacious and well equipped. Ajay and his staff are very friendly and helpful. The fresh flowers for the room every day were lovely! And so was the well prepared beakfast.
Location of the house on south-cliff is good for all excursions. Tuck-Tuck station in front of the house.
There was a temple celebration during our stay which was very noisy all nights...

  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank conny-roland
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2016

dear guests, it was a pleasure to see your delight with the garden. you chose to stay in the garden room, room one, for a good reason - you are both garden lovers! i am so pleased your stay went well. yes, the festivals in kerala are boisterous affairs but they leave lasting impressions on those who are fortunate enough to witness them. thank you for your kind review, it is much appreciated.

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Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had an amazing 12 days here - we stayed in the roof terrace and the garden room - both were fantastic - great food - unobtrusive service, lovely clean bright rooms - definitely coming back next year. There are cheaper places to stay in the area but I thought it was great value.
Really enjoyed the beach, the Yoga @ Soul & Surf and the food at Theeram and Cafe del Mer.

  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Brig W
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Just like some migratory birds, we hope you will be back next season - your nest here will be waiting for you!

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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

A real treasure of a place. The location was great, shaort walking distance to the beach and at the quieter south cliff side. This place is so special because of all the little touches, beautiful fresh flowers in decorate pots in small inlays in the walls, and tables and bathroom. Candles int he bathroom and sandlewood soap. Delicious breakfast served in style on your private balcony with beautiful table settings. A fantastic hot shower too. The staff were really kind and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Stayed: January 2016, traveled with friends
1  Thank Anne M
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VillaJacaranda, Owner at Villa Jacaranda, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2016

So very glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you!

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