Just returned from a trip to India where we stayed a few nights in Varkala. We chose Kaiya House because of the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor; needless to say we weren't disapointed. Debra was as friendly and helpful as the reviews stated, as was her husband and staff. The rooms are beautifully furnished and so clean, as is the whole house. The Varkala cliff top/beach area is a hive of activity and I liked the fact that it was set away from all of this, allowing you to escape from the hustle and bustle but only being a few minutes walk away when you wanted to go there. I loved the rooftop of the house, where we could sit and the staff would bring us up a coffee when we wanted, or our breakfast. You can also do yoga here if you want or have some reflexology. We had our binoculars with us so liked to birdwatch from here. From the rooftop you can see many birds such as Bee-eaters, Kites, Orioles, Treepies, Parakeets, Sunbirds, Kingfishers, Drongos, etc. If I ever went back to Varkala I would definitely stay here again and would certainly recommend it to anyone doing an Indian trip for the first time. If you are opting to stay a few nights in Varkala at the start of your trip (being not far from both major airports) this is a safe, clean place to stay so that you can gently adjust to being in India. A wonderful place to stay.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Kaiya House Varkala, Kerala