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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in December as part of our tour booked through Kerala Connections. Debra is a wonderful host supported by friendly and efficient staff. As soon as you arrive she makes you feel at home in her lovely quirky house with its splendid rooftop terrace. If she offers to take you on an early morning coastal walk...

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

So lovely to meet you and I thank you for making the time for reviewing us. It's festival season now and wish you were back, you would love it. Hopefully we will meet again and many thanks.

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Originally i booked to stay for 6 nights but quickly decided to extend it to 11 and i wish I'd stayed longer. Debra is an amazing host offering the warmest hospitality I've ever come across. We got on immediately and are still in touch now. Travelling on my own i tried to book somewhere sociable and Kaiya was definitely that....

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

I was so happy you extended your stay with us. Such a pleasure to have your warm energy in the house and the card games were too funny. I wish you a wonderful rest of your trip and so hope we meet again. Perhaps you can end your journey back here. The cash situation has become easier. Thank you for...

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Kaiya House is a fantastic guest house only a short walk away from the beach and cliff top, Deborah and her staff were incredibly kind, attentive and helpful (given the currency situation). There was no shortage of tea (I'm british) and a wonderful Indian breakfast every morning. It is difficult to do it truly do it justice in a review,...

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

You're fast, this must have been written while you were still here and thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you and so pleased you had a good time. You owe me an entry in my guest book so I guess that means you'll have to come back!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our stay at Kaiya house was absolutely amazing. Debra is incredibly thoughtful and helpful; she emailed us before our visit to give advice on how to handle the money chaos, she gave us a really warm welcome and great tips on things to do in Varkala, and she accompanied us on walks to the cliff and the beach to ensure...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It was absolutely lovely meeting you and I hope to see you again. Many, many thank you's!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at Kaiya House for 3 nights in November. We absolutely loved it. We received a very warm welcome from Debra and her lovely team. The house is beautiful, especially the rooftop area, and Debra organised some really interesting things for us to do in Varkala. Her local knowledge is incredible. We especially enjoyed the 7km...

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

Thank you so much, happy you enjoyed the walk and festival. So happy you saw a Pongala and also fabulous it poured with rain right when the fires were lit, make it all the more wild and fun.

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I couldn't recommend staying with Debra and her wonderful team highly enough. We enjoyed absolutely every moment of our stay, from Debra's hospitable welcome to her brilliant recommendations for local tours and walks. We also got to understand far more about Keralan culture and local festivals from Debra. The house itself is beautiful and very clean, with the gorgeous rooftop...

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

You were very fast in writing, thank you so much. I can't believe you were only here for 2 days, felt like longer and your smiles were contagious. Thank you and do hope to see you at a Kaiya House Comes to London party.

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying with Debra in Kaiya House. Debra and her staff are amazing. Her kindness and recommendations are priceless and it is worth every penny. The rooms are comfortable, clean and full of character. Breakfast on the rooftop is also great. We highly recommend Kaiya House.

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

Thank you. It was lovely to meet you and I appreciate the time you made t write a review for us. Hope you had continued happy travels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My whole experience of Kaiya house from the day I first wrote to enquire to the day I left was amazing. As a solo female traveller Debra immediately made me feel at ease with her reassuring emails and assistance when I first booked. She also made me feel very comfortable with the airport pick up she arranged and on the...

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed your time here and even happier that I will be seeing you again in a short time. Thank you so muc for your kind words and I look forward to your return.

Australia
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Kaiya house was truly amazing. The wonderful host Debra goes to great lengths to ensure your stay is authentic and as interesting as possible. Debra is the most generous and thoughtful host we have ever stayed with.The house is absolutely stunning and filled with Debra's beautiful art collection. The rooms are themed and very comfortable with an indian style bathroom...

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So happy you enjoyed your time in Varkala and with us. I'm hoping for a return visit sometime perhaps during festival season. Thank you so much for taking the time for a lovely reivew..

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We choose Kaiya House based on the many excellent reviews it was given. We were not disappointed. Debra, the owner was gracious, informative, knowledgeable and very personable. She welcomed us into her home and treated us like family - a refreshing change after weeks of traveling around India. She took the time to show us around the area, pointed out...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It's lovely to know you felt at home with us. It was so nice to meet you and I'm pleased you felt relaxed and refreshed after a lot of travel. I do hope we meet again, always wonderful to have return guests!

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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
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: RM133 - RM166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
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