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Cliff Papanasam Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#10 of 127 in Varkala Town
Mummy Bamboo House is set back from the popular North Cliff at Varkala, which is a minute’s walk away. The hotel offers good accommodation – and food - at reasonable prices. It is also quiet.The hotel has been built in the traditional Keralan manner and has seven comfortable en suite double bedrooms, four of which are at ground level and three are upstairs, each with its own balcony and hammock
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay
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CarolfromNH wrote a review Dec 2018
Portsmouth, New Hampshire8 contributions8 helpful votes
I have stayed here previously and enjoyed the clean, friendly vibe. Rani is very nice and caring to her guests. Don’t miss the cooking class with Remya and Anesh. It was wonderful! We cooked about 7 dishes, which included fried fish. It was the best meal I had in Varkala.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled
jyothiravs wrote a review Jan 2018
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
Rani runs a lovely homey place. Rooms are super clean and only a minute's walk to the cliff and beach. Plenty of gorgeous cafes and places to shop on the cliff. Because it is located in one of small alleys, you can also choose to escape to your hammock and chill away from the bustle if you so please. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled
janerik_s89 wrote a review Jan 2018
Hamburg, Germany15 contributions3 helpful votes
A good place to stay at for one or two nights in Varkala. It's not right at the cliff, but you'll get there within 2 minutes on foot. The price-performance ratio is good and the staff helpful and friendly. Only down-side: the rooms are too hot (even with the fan running).
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Marta wrote a review Dec 2017
61 contributions33 helpful votes
Cockroaches in the room, VERY dishonest hosts (don't book transport with them- don't trust them) and mouldy pillows. Concrete wall as view. For reference, we book the most expensive a/c room that they offer thinking it would be the nicest. When you tell the hosts about the cockroaches and pillows they laugh on your face about it and they do nothing- great way of saying they don't care. They also kept asking if we wanted a tuk tuk/ taxi and when we said yes on the last day to go to the train station (3.1km) they asked for 100 Rs for a trip that had costed us the day before 50rs however they assured it was a big tuk tuk and better to carry our luggage- we thought it would be easier on the last day to have a bigger tuk tuk so we agreed to it. The tuk tuk arrived there late and we were stopped by the host to leave and look for other one saying it was coming (we needed to get a train so we were tight on time). When it arrived, it was a small tuk tuk and the tuk tuk driver wanted to charge 150rs- host instead of saying that they had agreed a price with us started laughing with the driver and pressured us again to go with 150rs- obviously we didn't accept. Such a sour experience where you realise the hosts only care about about getting as much as possible from you and don't care at all about the fact that higienic conditions are non-existent, pillows are literally black from mould, cockroaches are running everywhere. Very dishonest and dirty experience. Even if cheap, it is not worth it, look around for other accommodation. Talking to other guests from other homestays around they sounded much nicer for similar price.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
nooge19 wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed at the mummy bamboo house for 3 nights and had a lovely stay. The room was very clean and perfect distance to the restaurants and beach. Rani was very helpful and arranged a tuk tuk to take us to the station on our last morning. We stayed in a non ac room and the fan was good but when it was very hot it was a bit of a struggle. A mosquito net on the door to the balcony would have been great so that we could have let some air in. With all the mosquitos we didn't want to leave the door open and so the room did get a bit stuffy. Apart from this we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mummy Bamboo House
Which popular attractions are close to Mummy Bamboo House?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.2 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.2 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mummy Bamboo House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mummy Bamboo House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mummy Bamboo House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mummy Bamboo House?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Does Mummy Bamboo House have airport transportation?
Yes, Mummy Bamboo House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mummy Bamboo House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mummy Bamboo House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Mummy Bamboo House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.4 km).