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    Kaiya House

    Kaiya House,, Varkala 695141, India
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    31/12/2017 01/01/2018
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    • Very good4%
    • Average1%
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    “roof terrace” (30 reviews)
    “other guests” (38 reviews)
    “walking tour” (14 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Terrace
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    Reviewed 2 February 2016

    I stayed at Kaiya House for two nights in January but wished it could have been longer. It was my first visit and I was bowled over by Debra's hospitality, beautiful house and the warmth of her welcome. I loved all the unusual art that...More

    Thank Ev10925
    Response from KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya HouseResponded 19 February 2016

    It was so lovely to meet you. Thank you so much for taking time to post kind words and I'm really happy you had a great time in Varkala! I'm sure the rest of your trip was a wonderful adventure as well. I do hope...More

    Reviewed 29 January 2016

    Debra’s hospitality is top notch, as is her home, and for good reason. At first, my wife and I thought we had caught her in a good mood but quickly realised she genuinely cares for all her guests and goes out of her way to...More

    Thank PCandMC
    Response from KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya HouseResponded 1 February 2016

    It was wonderful to meet you two and so pleased that you came back after your 2 day stay elsewhere due to our lack of rooms. Lots of laughter on the rooftop which we may well have again in London. Thank you so much for...More

    Reviewed 24 January 2016

    What a beautiful house Debra has, decorated nicely and made to welcome people from all over the world. You can tell she knows what it's like to travel, small details make all the difference. We felt like we had someone really taking care of us,...More

    1  Thank sietsepiets
    Response from KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya HouseResponded 1 February 2016

    Thank you so much for taking time to do a review. Clean and bug free is important to us (although in a tropical climate an occasional one slips in thru the basins). I appreciate that you mentioned these. And I hope we meet again.

    Reviewed 23 January 2016

    I cannot think of a better place to stay. Our welcome direct from the airport at 5am could not have been warmer. Beautiful rooms, warm, kind and thoughtful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Debra has a wonderful art collection which is thought...More

    Thank tradergirl
    Response from KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya HouseResponded 1 February 2016

    It was wonderful to have you for an extended stay and thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to do a review for us. I'm looking forward to your return in April, hopefully some festivals will still be going on!

    Reviewed 20 January 2016

    Kaiya House is a beautiful place. The house feels like a museum, I loved just wandering around the house and looking at all the art and pictures on the wall. The room was nicely decorated, clean and with a very good bed. The roof top...More

    Thank Lore_123
    Response from KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya HouseResponded 1 February 2016

    Thank you so much for taking time to do a lovely review for us. It was really nice to meet you and I hope we meet again. And yes...wifi, a source of frustration in India. Always working on that one!

    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 Winner
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Price range
    • US$31 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
    • #2 Family Hotel in Varkala
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
    • Location
    • India >
    • Kerala >
    • Thiruvananthapuram District >
    • Varkala
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    Room & Suite (17)
    Dining (14)
    Pool & Beach (13)
    Hotel & Grounds (171)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
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    Ouseph M
    15 December 2016|
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    Response from KaiyaHouse | Property representative |
    There are loads of New Year's celebrations all around Kerala.
    Hazel T
    22 August 2016|
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    Response from tradergirl | Reviewed this property |
    I would echo the other answers - bikinis are really for tourist beaches. The sacred beach is not the place! Modesty still prevails in much of India... and why not? I was there December - April and the monsoons were about... More
    Nilanthi P
    1 August 2016|
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    Response from dodge | Reviewed this property |
    No it does not have private beach access but to my knowledge nowhere does. It's a ten minute walk to the public beach. However you will not be disappointed staying here. Deborah & her team are the best.
    Room Tips
    "All the rooms are individually decorated and you will not be disappointed."
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    "We loved the Indian room!"
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    "Excellent help and service, Good location, Reasonably Priced"
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    "All rooms are very differently themed, check them out 👍 I love the Indian one"
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