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“Back to nature-- a cool way to stay in Varkala” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kerala Bamboo House

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Kerala Bamboo House
Ranked #34 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews
145 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Back to nature-- a cool way to stay in Varkala”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

Came on a Friday night and just walked upon this place after walking along the cliff and searching. Loved the garden and relaxing on the hammock, and love the touch of a candle. Actually a decent bed and pillow for India, and neat decor. The cooking class was super-fun and yummy, but they put us down for the wrong time accidentally and the chef and crew were a bit miffed even though it wasn't our fault. Be sure to try out the one free class of yoga they offer down the cliff a ways-- great practice A bit spendy for India, but an awesome stay nonetheless.

  • Stayed February 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

they charge waaaay toooo much for what it is. The room was far away from being clean, they were absolutly unfriendly, we checked out 2 nights earlier than planned and checked in at the mango villa (half the price, double as friendly & clean). and dont even think about using their laundry service, you wont be able to wear your clothes ever again, ours were full of holes (but the guy at the reception just did not care). No way, never again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

The place is not fantstic but it is on the cliff with a very easy acces to the beach. The rooms could not be considered as really clean, but it is ok. Be carefull not to take the room close to the kitchens... and I had a nice visit of a mouse in the room, but in the end I think it was more afraid that me. !!!
You can bargain the prices as well, they have an internet cafe and cooking classes (did not try) they can help you find things to do, I would not recommend the elephant ride (very far away, they make you do a tour on the road for 10 mn and that's it.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

Kerala Bamboo House is one of many hotels to choose from were you visiting Varkala, but it is worth staying. It is rather a midrange when it comes to price, but you know what you are paying for. And it is your private bamboo house, which is not the biggest. but it is your own, separate and private house just of the Varkala cliff.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

Kerala Bamboo House was one of the nicest stay that we had during our travels in India. Huts are very nice, cosy and clean. It is just next to the other hotels and restaurants. Staff is nice, but their tourist agency is definitely not you cheapest option, especially if you want to book a cab is better to do it directly with a taxi driver.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kerala Bamboo House

Property: Kerala Bamboo House
Address: On The Cliff, Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #34 of 49 Hotels in Varkala
Price range (per night): ₹ 805 - ₹ 4,092
Hotel Class:2 star — Kerala Bamboo House 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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