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Gumnut Beach House Homestay

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Reviewed 19 March 2015

We stayed a whole month at Gumnut and we loved it! Rose is a fantastic host! The only downside is that the nearby temple will play loud music at 6 in the morning but that's mostly during festival season in February.

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2Thank Meybod K
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

As previously mentioned by others Rose is a tremendous host. She is ver welcoming and kind. We felt very well looked after! We stayed in the top family room which for us has to be our best room so far on our travels. Very spacious and has 4 comfy beds. The room also had a massive terrace with nice views....

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7Thank Arculus
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I stayed at the Gumnut Beach House form 26/12 to 31/12/2014. I was in Varkala to surf but ended up doing a lot more. The Gumnut House is a great place to stay. Clean rooms and house, hot water, nice roof top and kitchen, free fresh papaya, and close to the beach. Other house guests were very friendly also, which...

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7Thank Maitreya J
Reviewed 17 January 2015

We arrived exhausted at 5.30 am from UK to be met by Rose who took care of us all (5) for the next 6 days. So much so we left our son behind who was unwell and she cared for him and he was able to join us a few days later. Rose has a great relationship with Soul and...

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7Thank Camilla H
Province of Cuneo, Italy
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I've been in Gumnut homestay for four nights with my wife and my 10 years old son. We really had a good time. The room are very spacious and very clean, the building is new and it is on the south cliff in a very quiet place. It takes 5 minutes to reach the beach by walk. Rose, the owner,...

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3Thank marcosilvestro
Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 3 January 2015

The Gumnut Beach House is a perfect place in Varkala. We stayed there for 7 nights with three guys in the family room with a nice and big balcony. Rose, who runs the homestay together with her husband, is very helpful and friendly and looks after you. If you are interested in surfing, Rose can give you a lot of...

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3Thank Moritz1989
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Gumnut was spotless and extremely comfortable and well thought out. From the great bathroom to the lovely veranda and bed and special touches in the room (i.e. shelving, places to hang your clothes, art work on the wall, provision of playing cards and books, use of kitchen with fridge/toaster/sink, unlimited safe drinking water) we were extremely comfortable. Rosemary went to...

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3Thank mangolassi1975
New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Great location, though Rose was kind of a nightmare. Very rude - got the sense she doesn't like Americans. Rooms were fine for the price - though they can get very hot. Soul and Surf is right down the road. If you can afford it I would suggest going there.

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Lucknow, India
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We chose Gumnut Beach House through net and booked immediately for our two-day stay at Varkala without knowing what a wonderful experience is awaiting us. Any query before arriving was promptly replied. We reached Varkala before lunch time and there was Rose with her husband Radhakrishnan standing near the gate waiting for us with a sweet smile on their face....

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4Thank CMandira
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Walked off the street after a recommendation from our previous quest house owner, Rosemary greeted us and showed us the available room which we took without hesitation. Great to chat with rosemary about the area, how it's changed since she arrived and just a generally good chin wag. Rosemary can organise a tuc tuc for the surfboards, or to go...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful new homestay: 5 spacious rooms with fans and hot water, all attached bathrooms. 2 Minutes walk from main beach and restaurants. Guest kitchen has complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water. Close to Janardhana Swami temple. Budget accommodation. Lovely quiet area on South Cliff With free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Address: South Cliff Temple Road West | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: RM120 - RM248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for one with the balcony”
Sha_Blore, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the first floor have a large shared balcony and a light breeze.”
bessyoga, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Do ask for a room with a balcony if available. Great place to unwind with friends and family.”
anand_sriraman, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The music from a nearby temple which was having a festival was quite loud, although it only lasted a few days and did not stop me enjoying my stay. I would recommend earplugs if one is to travel at festival time.”
H5169BEjanb, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Two rooms avail on ground floor. One big family room up on the 3rd/top floor with big open balcony.”
Taylorliyue, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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