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“Most enjoyable stay in India”
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Casa Eva Luna
Ranked #1 of 102 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2010

We booked a room online via Kerala Konnections website. Katrina met us at Varkala station, which was great and saved us a lot of hassle with the rickshaw drivers. Our first impression of the house was fantastic and then when we saw our room we were even more impressed. We stayed in the Bubble room on the ground floor, it was full of colour and spotlessly clean. Katrina did all our check in and gave us full information on things to do and see in and around Varkala, as well as provinding us with a full 25 page information booklet which we found very useful during our stay.

We loved waking up to the sound of the birds singing and the smell of excellent freshly brewed coffee which is Casa Eva Luna's own blend. We had breakfast and dinner every day, as after having travelled India for the last few months we just wanted some home comforts and Esthers cooking certainly is. We also took a Tibetan cooking class with Tashi and learned how to make Tibetan momos and Tibetan bread, it was a great experience.

We really enjoyed the ayurveda rejuvination massage and during our stay had a few different massages. We loved Casa Eva Luna and would recommend it to anyone who prefers to be away from the thick of things and surrounded by nature and local residents. It's the nicest place we have stayed during our India trip, a real gem of place, specially after having travelled India for a few months it was a real bonus to end our trip here.

Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2010

We booked into Casa Eva Luna for a 14 day ayurveda panchakarma treatment. We had already been sent all the information by mail, with a full programme and ayurveda diet sheet. When we arrived Kat & Esther gave us a briefing of what the next 14 days would consist of and we then met the medical team and therapists. During our entire stay we were pampered non stop, both by Kat & Esther (I can still taste Esther’s delicious cooking!!) and by the doctors. They were constantly making sure we wanted for nothing and made us feel totally at home, especially as we spent the first 8 days resting as directed by the doctors as a necessary part of the treatment. After 14 days treatment we felt absolutely fantastic, our skin had never looked so good and we felt totally energised both physically and mentally. We would definitely like to return next year and do more ayurvedic treatments. We would definitely recommend Casa Eva Luna as an ideal place to unwind and experience ayurveda in a very clean and well maintained environment.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2009

this is really a hidden gem. warm, welcoming, clean, delicious snacks...just the perfect retreat to give your mind and soul a break from the bustling indian impressions. thanks a lot for having us and make it an easier start to our indian adventure!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

one of the best guest houses we visited in india. a great opportunity to feel at home in varkala. enough separated from the cliff to be calm but near enough as to go walking. we were suposed to stay there for 3 nights and we stayed 5. kat and esther are great, very helpful and seem to be an excellent connection between indians and occidental turists. having breakfast or dinner at their garden in the middle of coconut trees and kerala's sky, is great. don't lave without tasting their food! its amazing!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2008

a little off the beaten path in varkala, this nice hotel, which was more like a homestay, is very worthwhile. besides being clean, charmingly and intelligently decorated the personnel is great. it is run by a spanish english woman and a spanish chef. they both are very considerate and professional, katrina has apparently worked in tourism for many years before opening this place for guests.
the surroundings make up a bit of everyday indian life in this southern keralan village, with hindu families of different casts as well as muslims.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2008

We had a wonderful stay here. Kat was a superb host (and -note to european travellers - is perfectly bilingual in english and spanish).

The rooms were spacious and very very clean. Kat has also decorated the place beautifully and colourfully. We'd been travelling a month, so it was a delight to be abe to cook a meal for ourselves, which we did for 2 nights.

The house is a short 10 minute walk from the beach (helipad end).

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2008

Casa Luna was recommended to me by a dutch couple we met in Delhi. So phoned from Delhi to book.

Arrived at Casa Eva Luna and was met by Katrina the proprietor. Found a very friendly relaxed enviroment. Casa Eva Luna has 3 rentable rooms all with ensuite bathrooms. The property is situated about 200 metres from the road in the middle of a coconut grove. Large plot with gardens to the front and a lovely terrace. Also a very nice front porch. At the back of the property there is also a small terrace.

My room consisted of two single beds, plenty of shelving small dressing table all in co-ordinated colours. Ceiling fan and two lights.

The ensuite had western toiilet as well as asian and hand basin. Although there was no hot water I found that the water was fine to shower in the afternoon/evening although a little cool for a shower first thing in the morning.

On numerous occasions I asked for an evening meal and this was prepared by Gulam a chef from Kashmir. I have to say it was the best food I had whilst I was in India and I had stayed at 5* accommodation throughout India.

Katrina organised a boat trip for my friend and I in the backwaters of Varkala although it was only a 2 hours excursion it gave us a real taster. It was fantastic.

I would highly recommend this guest house for the money it is fantastic.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Eva Luna

Address: Off Kurrakkani Road | Near Krishna supermarket, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: £15 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa Eva Luna 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Eva Luna is the name of Kerala Konnections homestay, located a short distance from the beach and cliff. We offer a total of seven well appointed rooms in two different categories, three Standard and four Superior. Each room category is located in a different building but on the same plot of 3000m2 land. The standard room building two floors and all rooms have marble floors, ceiling fans, attached bathroom, fitted shelves, desk, chair, hanging space, and come with mosquito nets and towels. There is also two large lounges and two communal terraces on each floor. We also have an ayurveda treatment and massage room where guests can enjoy a wide range of treatments and massages. The superior rooms are housed in a separate one story building with rooms on each side and two large lounges and a communal terrace. All rooms come with modern attached bathroom with hot water in the shower, ceiling fans, soft mattresses, wardrobe, desk, chair, bedside table, mosquito net and towels. ... more   less 
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