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Gumnut Beach House

South Cliff, Temple Road West Janardhanapuram, Varkala 695141 India See on map
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Multilingual Staff
Beautiful new homestay: 6 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 More Janardhana Swami temple. Budget accommodation. Lovely quiet area on South Cliff With free WiFi Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$14 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Gumnut Beach House Varkala, Kerala
India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
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We spent 6 wonderful nights in this lovely Homestay and nothing was too much trouble for Rosemary who bent over backwards to ensure a happy stay! The room we had was super clean and airy with an en suite bathroom and big terrace. The shared kitchen was well equipped and really us
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We stayed at Gumnut for 7 nights in April 2018. The room was very clean & spacious, without air con but with a fan which did keep us relatively cool (although you are not allowed to put it on full speed). It felt like we were treading on eggshells with the owner Roz. She seemed m
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Response from EnAuIn, Owner at Gumnut Beach House
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Any hotel with keycard entry would automatically turn off the electricity when the guest leaves the room. We have to rely on guests doing it themselves as we do not have keycard system - Its not hard to do - just have to turn off the 2 main switches ( 1 is mains, 1 is solar) when you exit the room. You were give 2 X 5 L containers of filtered water every day which you quickly used up because of all the cooking you did in our guest kitchen. You were not friendly from day 1, that is probably why you did not feel welcome. I don't go out of my way to be friendly with unfriendly people, I have better things to do with my time. I hope this feedback is helpful for you.
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We stayed at Gumnut by fortuitous accident! Rose, who runs it with her husband greeted us. when we turned up with no booking and gave my son and his friend a top floor ensuite room with a huge balcony and two double beds.I had a smaller though similar room for one night and then
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Rose made me feel really welcome & she took care of me when I had food poisoning. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean and quiet. I would definitely stay here again, great for solo travellers and couples. Value for money. Close to the beach and 30 seconds walk to the Sou
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Slightly unusual review as I didn’t actually stay a night at Gumnut but I spent enough time with the owner, Rose, who was extremely understanding when I had issues at another property in Varkala and saw the rooms and spoke with other guests to know that this is a little gem of a
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Shared 1st floor balcony
WC and shower
Hi Rose, I received an email asking me to transfer the reservation room cost to a bank account. Just making sure this is ok and the email came from you because I had input my credit card details when I booked. Thankyou! :-)
hi,we are a family with 2 kids (3,5) do you have room for us 15/1/15-19/1/15? and what is the exact location? thank you!
Please could we have an email address, looking for double room 28th -31st Jan please Anne and John
"Take the room with a terrace"
"Ask for one with the balcony"
"rooms on the first floor have a large shared balcony and a light breeze."
"Do ask for a room with a balcony if available. Great place to unwind with friends and family."
"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."
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