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Kaiya House

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Kaiya House for 3 nights in November. We absolutely loved it. We received a very warm welcome from Debra and her lovely team. The house is beautiful, especially the rooftop area, and Debra organised some really interesting things for us to do in Varkala. Her local knowledge is incredible. We especially enjoyed the 7km... More 

Thank Libby2603
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much, happy you enjoyed the walk and festival. So happy you saw a Pongala and also fabulous it poured with rain right when the fires were lit, make it all the more wild and fun. More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't recommend staying with Debra and her wonderful team highly enough. We enjoyed absolutely every moment of our stay, from Debra's hospitable welcome to her brilliant recommendations for local tours and walks. We also got to understand far more about Keralan culture and local festivals from Debra. The house itself is beautiful and very clean, with the gorgeous rooftop... More 

Thank Emily R
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

You were very fast in writing, thank you so much. I can't believe you were only here for 2 days, felt like longer and your smiles were contagious. Thank you and do hope to see you at a Kaiya House Comes to London party. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time staying with Debra in Kaiya House. Debra and her staff are amazing. Her kindness and recommendations are priceless and it is worth every penny. The rooms are comfortable, clean and full of character. Breakfast on the rooftop is also great. We highly recommend Kaiya House.

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

Thank you. It was lovely to meet you and I appreciate the time you made t write a review for us. Hope you had continued happy travels. More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My whole experience of Kaiya house from the day I first wrote to enquire to the day I left was amazing. As a solo female traveller Debra immediately made me feel at ease with her reassuring emails and assistance when I first booked. She also made me feel very comfortable with the airport pick up she arranged and on the... More 

Thank JoannaTUk
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

I'm so happy you enjoyed your time here and even happier that I will be seeing you again in a short time. Thank you so muc for your kind words and I look forward to your return. More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kaiya house was truly amazing. The wonderful host Debra goes to great lengths to ensure your stay is authentic and as interesting as possible. Debra is the most generous and thoughtful host we have ever stayed with.The house is absolutely stunning and filled with Debra's beautiful art collection. The rooms are themed and very comfortable with an indian style bathroom... More 

Thank k8tytravels
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your time in Varkala and with us. I'm hoping for a return visit sometime perhaps during festival season. Thank you so much for taking the time for a lovely reivew.. More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We choose Kaiya House based on the many excellent reviews it was given. We were not disappointed. Debra, the owner was gracious, informative, knowledgeable and very personable. She welcomed us into her home and treated us like family - a refreshing change after weeks of traveling around India. She took the time to show us around the area, pointed out... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It's lovely to know you felt at home with us. It was so nice to meet you and I'm pleased you felt relaxed and refreshed after a lot of travel. I do hope we meet again, always wonderful to have return guests! More 

Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Genuinely loved this home stay / bnb experience - Debra and her staff are incredibly warm and thoughtful. We arrived early in the morning and Debra was waiting for us to check in, immediately got us coffee and breakfast and even took us for a walk around town. The rooftop is a great for meals and lounging around, and the... More 

Thank appyrae
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It was lovely to meet your friends and have you stay with us, so happy you enjoyed your time here. I hope we will meet again in the not too distant future. More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I selected this place from the trip adviser from the top ratings it got and when now I know why it deserved this place. I was a bit worried since most of the people who raved about this place are from other countries but the hospitality Debra and her team offered us changed all my view points. From the day... More 

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KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and the time and thought you put into doing a review for us. To say you "saw your own county with a different set of eyes" really warmed my heart. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you back in Varkala soon. Enjoy all those weekends away! More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have just spent 4 nights at Kaiya House to have a break after a very intense 5 week Cert TESOL course. I couldn't have made a better choice, following recommendations from a friend in Mysore. Debra's hospitality is spot on. I stayed in the Japanese room which was tranquil and spotlessly clean. The house is a delight.....paintings and objet... More 

Thank Simbobski
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your kind words. It was so nice meeting you, sharing stories and seeing your amazing photos. I wish you a continued marvellous adventure in India and hope we meet again. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just stayed here for three nights (we originally only booked two nights but ended up extending our stay as we loved it so much) and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The house feels more like a gallery than a guesthouse and the rooftop terrace is a great place to have breakfast (something... More 

Thank Zoey F
KaiyaHouse, General Manager at Kaiya House, responded to this review

I'm so happy you had a great time and stayed an extra day. It was lovely to have you here and I do hope you'll make it back sometime for festival season. A pleasure to meet you and thank you so much for you kind words and making the time to post it. More 

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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 > Varkala
Price Range: $40 - $49 (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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“Chose a room with AC as Varkala is a vey hot place”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request an A/C room if you want A/C - not all of them have it”
 of 5 bubbles KristenfromSydney, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Everyone I talked to there was happy with their rooms, although travelling in March/April I would definitely get an AC room if available.”
 of 5 bubbles 560aaronv, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are quieter rooms away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles m19abs, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I Didn't stay there but I think the 'Chinese' room is the best as it is one of the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles sapphojanmaat, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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