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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kaiya House is a wonderful place for a stay in Varkala. Slightly remote (10 min walk) from the beach, it is a peaceful and elegantly decorated guesthouse. But Kaiya House is mostly remakably wonderful for its host, Debra. Debra (and her great team) takes care of her guests as friends would and is always ready to offer insiders advice on...

Thank jean Sébastien B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about the owner, Deb, her team and the beautiful guest house that is, Kaiya House. My friend and I travelled to Varkala and were only suppose to stay 4 nights and ended up staying 8! Deb knew how to help in every single way, the place is clean, comfy and beautiful (so much beautiful...

1Thank Shanlee H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, faultless homestay in the lovely waterfront town of Varkala. Debra is the perfect host - she made us feel instantly welcome and was always available to give us advice and help with our plans. The house is magnificent - exceptionally furnished and designed, spotless and with all the comforts of home. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a particular...

Thank Martin H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaiya House easily wins best accommodation I stayed in during my four-week trip across southern India. As soon as you arrive, you’re welcomed in and treated like one of the family. The house is stunning with beautiful artefacts from all over the world, the rooms are lovely and comfy, there’s a huge roof terrace and the atmosphere’s calm and relaxing....

Thank SuzannneD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just spent a wonderful 5 nights at Kaiya house. Debra is wonderful. More of a friend than a host. I got to experience the real India with early morning excursions and some late evenings on the balcony passing time. Spotless accomodation close to beach, cliff, cafes. I hired a scooter for the week and it made it easier to...

Thank Michael S
KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and so happy you enjoyed your time here. Today me and the other guests you met that are still here will be going to the Murugon festival, so wish you could have stayed that extra few days. Maybe next time. Thank you for your kind words and making the time to say them.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to Varkala after enjoying it so much last year and decided to try 3 nights in a home stay. The reviews of Kaiya House are true, it is a great place to stay and Debra goes the extra mile to help you enjoy your visit. With the help of her friend Appu and his tuk tuk they organise...

Thank Chris G
KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Given the other places you stay, this is so sweet of you to say. I enjoyed your visit with us and so happy that you stopped in to say goodbye before you left Varkala. Thank you so much for your kind words. I do hope we meet again.

Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Thanks Debra for a amazing 4 day stay at your wonderful home .We travelled with friends and stayed in the two air conditioned rooms, and found them both very comfortable .As all previous guests have said Debra was a fantastic host who organised everything we wanted to do during our stay, including the famous 5.50 walk .We were sorry to...

Thank LindaDoh
KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

I also hope to see you. I'm pleased you had a good time and were comfortable. Thank you so much for making the time to review us.

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fantastic welcome at this lovely house close to the cliffs at Varkala. We were given a really helpful tour of the area which really helped to get our bearings. The rooms are themed and wonderfully clean and welcoming - there is a great roof terrace where you can hang out or meet with other interesting people. The breakfasts were good...

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KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recommend. So pleased you had a good time at the fish market and temple, it is a lovely experience. Hope to see you again one day and thank you for making the time to review us.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt, the owner Debra arranged festival and other visits which we would otherwise would never have seen. 15000 women all cooking at the same time was the highlight and other than Debras guests not another tourist in sight...

Thank Peter S
KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed Pongala. Thank you so much for making the time to do this lovely review for us. Hope we meet again one day.

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Yvan and I stayed 4 nights as part of Yvan's retirement journey returning to India after 33 years. So thank you Debra for enabling many remarkable and priceless memories. Having never been to Varkala before Debra arranged for us that very evening to go to a village for the Elephant and Drums festival followed by two extraordinary festivals the next...

Thank Lesley S
KaiyaHouse, Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much and what a special journey after 33 years. I very much hope you return as well. It was lovely to meet you and thank you so much for making the time to write such lovely words.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: ₹ 2,000 - ₹ 2,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
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