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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I could write a small book about our experience at Kaiya house...it literally was like a dream. After my husband and I had been travelling for our honeymoon around Kerala, we came across Debra's B&B except she wasn't due to open her place until the week after but she offered to have tea with us and find us a suitable...

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

Aw, thank you so much! And by the way, I was absolutely right about your stay starting my season with "good luck!" It's been wonderful with so many lovely people passing thru my door! I really hope we meet again either here or London...and thank you for your first ever trip advisor review!

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We had booked our room at Kaiya house without hesitating a minute after having read all the great reviews on TripAdvisor. Expectations were high, although not very concrete. So when we arrived, we asked ourselves: 'why have we chosen Kaiya house and has it been the right choice?' After the first twenty-four hours, the answer was clear. We couldn't have...

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

Thank you so much, it was lovely to have you two here and so nice to keep in touch, love getting the updates. I hope your plans to come back to Varkala happen sometime in the next year. It would be great to share more stories.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I stayed at Debra's Kaya House last February. The guesthouse is a beautiful two floors villa, set on the edge of tropical jungle gardens, of real Western standards, very clean and tidy all throughout. All the rooms and hallways and reception areas are filled with amazing old arts pieces, paintings, prints, sculptures and textiles, and you feel like living in...

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

It was so nice to have you here at the beginning of your new life adventure. Thank you also for leaving your beautiful drawings, so many people have enjoyed them. I hope wherever you are you're having a wonderful time and perhaps we'll meet again which would be lovely. Maybe some art lessons for me?

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I stayed at Kaiya House in January 2013. It was my first time in India. From the moment we arrived at 4am Debra was waiting in person with her lovely smile to greet us, it felt like staying with my family. Debra is so amazing, she is warm and friendly and cannot help you enough. The Kaiya house team are...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely words. I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your stay and it's still on your mind after a gap from being here. I hope we meet again sometime, somewhere.

Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The reviews on Trip Advisor were just so good that we left our lovely cottage by the sea in Varkala to spend a couple of nights here. Whilst India is full of lovely hotels, often they are rather sterile and it is rare to find somewhere where you meet and chat to all the other guests like you do here....

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

It was so nice to meet you two and as often happens, my only regret about your visit was it would have been nice to have you here a few more days. Thank you for your appreciation of our guest book and for putting in your lovely entry. Happy future travels and I hope we meet again.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Rustic yet characterful would be how I would describe Kaiya House. Owner/proprietor Debra makes all the the difference as compared to other lodging options, as she's is always accommodating and helpful. It may not be right on the cliff, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. A stay at Kaiya House starts off with a quick walking tour of the...

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

Thank you so much, I'm really happy you stayed with us and as is this case often with wonderful guests that pass thru my door, I only wish you would have had more time. Absolutely loved your amazing photography, so happy to see those photos that have inspired me to take photos of small, small creatures as well!

Reviewed 23 October 2014

I rarely find accommodation with this number of consistently good reviews however with the welcome i received i can see why Kaiya house has achieved this status. I was made feel at home as soon as i arrived by Debra and her staff and was given an excellent tour of the area which made exploring easier for my short trip....

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

It was lovely to meet you and I also wish you would have had more days here. Thank you so much for giving my dogs an all over health check! I hope we meet again.

Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Debra and her team provide a level of service I have not received anywhere else other than with close friends and family. To stay at Kaiya House was like visiting old friends, they made my husband and I feel completely at home from the very first phone call, to the subsequent 2 when I had to alter the booking. Debra...

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

So nice to meet you both and I'm happy you had a nice time while you were here. And yes, most definitely 6kgs for the elephants! Thank you so much!

Reviewed 18 October 2014

Kaiya house offers very comfortable, attractive, clean rooms and has a fantastic roof terrace to socialise with other guests or just relax with a good book. However what makes Kaiya House so special is the opportunity to spend time with Debra and her excellent staff. Debra made us feel very welcome right from the start giving us a walking tour...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. It was great to meet you and I also wished you could have stayed longer. Maybe we'll meet in London for a Kaiya House in London party!

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I think you have to be plain simple "Lucky" to chance upon a place like Kaiya House. And if you have traveled fairly wide &often, from the moment you write your first email to Debra, you would know that you are going to have once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Mine definitely started that way. I just couldn't wait to see Debra. The rooms are...

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

Oh how lovely, you're too sweet. Thank you so much for your kind words and it was so nice to meet you both. You said you would likely come back and I hope so! And perhaps we'll have a chance to one day meet for a "piping hot coffee" in your city!

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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 > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: €28 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Varkala
#3 Family Hotel in Varkala
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