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“A gem with a very nice hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mango Villa

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Mango Villa
Ranked #6 of 97 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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“A gem with a very nice hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This place is very clean and we really like the simplistic yet very nice rooms and furniture, including the marble finish on the floor, which helps giving it a spotless finish. It is perfect for most sorts of travellers.The exterior is also beautiful and location is only 100m from cliff edge and walkway.
It is located in a relatively quiet cul-de-sac and sleep quality is therefore good.
The hostess helped us out with all our queries, washing and even allowed us to print out our onward itinerary-thank you, Vinciane! :-)

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I had to move out of the hotel I was staying in and it just so happened I had dinner with an American couple who told me how much they loved Mango Villa. What luck! I moved into their room when they moved out a day later and the room was perfect! Vincianne was super helpful about getting me situated. Mango Villa has got to be the CLEANEST place I have ever stayed at out of 6 trips to India. MV is a very short walk to the beach through the Tibetan Market. No breakfast is served but you can easily find it cheaply on the clifftop. She can send your laundry out, but Vincianne will let you use her washing machine for 100 Rs. and you can hang your laundry on the roof which is what I did. This would be the ONLY place I would stay in Varkala. I almost cried when I had to leave!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Bangalore,India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Can easily say that this is one of the most well managed & cleanest guesthouses in south india..stayed there for a long weekend and loved it...vincianne,the owner was super helpful and went out of the way to make sure that our stay was perfect (especially since we were travelling with our 9month old daughter).she also gave us good tips about things to do around varkala (though we didn't do much :)

The rooms are clean and attention to small detail is taken care off and the bathrooms are spacious and it's located in a nice quiet location surrounded by greenery and a nice little garden with a mango tree..only a short walk to the cliff/beach..

Will definitely return to varkala n manage villa..perfect setting

Room Tip: Rooms on the top are a/c..we stayed on the ground floor as we had a push cart for our baby..room dow...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Wow. 6 days of perfect accommodation to start our three weeks in Kerala. Vincianne, the owner was the perfect host and was very helpful and friendly. We liked it so much that we tried to rebook a room for the last few days of our stay - but it was fully booked! Vincianne recommended other places to stay. We found somewhere, but not as good as Mango Villa. We cannot recommend it highly enough. If clean, spacious rooms are what you require, then go ahead and book now, as the place is getting busy on word-of-mouth alone! There was no TV in the room, which for us was a bonus, and there was a fridge on the veranda so we could enjoy chilled water whenever we wanted (also the chocolate we brought from the UK). Varkala also had the best beach we visited and the most choice of food and drink.

Room Tip: We loved the upstairs as there was a nice view
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed here five days after scanning the whole north cliff for a nice place to stay, and this one was just perfect : spotless, comfortable, nicely decorated rooms with a great spacious bathroom, all this in a quiet location just a couple minutes away from the beach, shops and restaurants. Our host Vinciane is a gem, always there to make sure we had all we needed and that we felt at home. Probably the best guesthouse we stayed at in three months on the road.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mango Villa

Property: Mango Villa
Address: North Cliff, Kurakkanni | Behind Tibetan Market, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,755
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango Villa is a guesthouse having two categories of rooms, AC and Non-AC. The guesthouse is located in a secluded and quiet area with local atmosphere but in the heart of Varkala activities. Only 200m from the beach, Mango Villa is surrounded by a beautiful small garden. Each room is individually decorated and has its own big bathroom with hot water and comfortable balcony. Mango Villa is situated behind the Tibetan Market and should not be confused with Mango House which is another guesthouse. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Mango Villa Varkala, Kerala

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