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Reviewed 15 May 2016

The location on south cliff is perfect... Easily accessible to the quieter end of the beach and easy walk or ride into the main town. The guesthouse is spotless clean, the rooms extremely comfortable with fan and all windows covered by mosquito nets! The house also has a large communal kitchen that you can use to make tea coffees etc...

2Thank Megan D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Gumnut is a beautiful green and pink house surrounded by plants on the quieter south cliff in Varkala. The rooms are comfortable, very clean and cool too, without air con- which I never use anyway. Mosquito nets over the windows give you a hassel free nights sleep. There is a large kitchen space with a fridge/kettle guests are welcome to...

2Thank bessyoga
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The homestay is very clean, the rooms are big as well as the bathroom. it is very comfortable, quite and close to the beach and the restaurants. The owner is a lovely and helpful lady, who is caring for her customers. I could relax, enjoy Varkala and the surroundings. It is a place I could suggest to young, elders, family,...

2Thank sbirulina
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Rosi is a very friendly woman from Australia who made sure that we are well taken care of. We got water in the room and there was always fresh filtered water in the open door kitchen that is there for all guest to use. The internet work, don't forget it's still india :-). We loved the bed, since we enjoy...

2Thank rolandhey
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Rose who owns and runs the homestay is really accommodating, friendly and helpful. Her home is exactly what we needed: comfortable, good value, less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and very very clean. We had a very large room with private bathroom and access to the guest kitchen, which is the perfect place to have breakfast and...

2Thank Kasia D
Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I had a lovely 3 days stay here. As a single woman I felt extremely safe and secure in this wonderful homestay. It had been recommended to me by some friends who had stayed there the year before. It is excellently located near to the beach and restaurants. The owner was very kind and welcoming.

2Thank Ruth D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We had a nice stay over here. It is situated at in a quiet street. You can walk to the cliff with all the shops and restaurant, but also walk very easy to the south cliff quiet beaches. So for us it was a good spot.Good value for money.

2Thank Marcel V
Frome, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Booked on a suggestion from nearby Soul & Surf (even though we didn't surf) and based on positive reviews. Rosemary was very helpful from the start and kindly organised a taxi from TRV airport which was great (even if hot and longer than I imagined - 70mins). On arriving late in the evening Rosemary was kind enough to walk me...

Thank Timmsoclock
St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The house situated in a quite location, not too far from beaches. Spacious and light rooms with a nice big terrace, a lot of green in the garden. Rosa is a great host, always very helpful and friendly.

1Thank Alexey-Komarov
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We booked with Rose on the recommendation of a friend and we weren't disappointed. Our room was clean and comfortable and the house has a large kitchen for the use of guests. Rose couldn't do enough to make us feel at home and familiarise us with th locality.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful new homestay: 5 spacious rooms with fans and hot water, all attached bathrooms. 2 Minutes walk from main beach and restaurants. Guest kitchen has complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water. Close to Janardhana Swami temple. Budget accommodation. Lovely quiet area on South Cliff With free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gumnut Beach House Homestay

Address: South Cliff Temple Road West | Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: $39 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for one with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Sha_Blore, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the first floor have a large shared balcony and a light breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles bessyoga, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Do ask for a room with a balcony if available. Great place to unwind with friends and family.”
 of 5 bubbles anand_sriraman, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The music from a nearby temple which was having a festival was quite loud, although it only lasted a few days and did not stop me enjoying my stay. I would recommend earplugs if one is to travel at festival time.”
 of 5 bubbles H5169BEjanb, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Two rooms avail on ground floor. One big family room up on the 3rd/top floor with big open balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Taylorliyue, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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