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Jickys Nest
Ranked #13 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
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“Great place - friendly, clean and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

I stayed for 3 nights around New Year and was thoroughly impressed by Jicky's and really enjoyed my stay.

Friendly - The couple who own and run Jicky's are extremely helpful, friendly and clearly put the well being of their guests first.

Accommodation - I had 2 nights in a lovely and very spacious cottage and then 1 night in a room. The cottage was bigger but both were great, although I struggled to get the hot water working in the room. What I liked was that both had really nice sitting areas outside.

Cleanliness - it's VERY clean and they clearly take pride in this! They clean the rooms and change the towels daily and there are always people cleaning the common areas.

Location - I really liked being in a quiet area but only a few minutes walk from the cliff. It really was the best of both worlds and I slept well.

The breakfast was served in the vegetarian restaurant a few minutes away. It consisted of toast/jam, egg, coffee/tea so fairly basic but perfectly adequate.

Overall I thoroughly recommend Jicky's and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We ended our Kerala journy in Varkala and were so pleased we visited. We only had one night but it was exremely worthwhile. We were travelling with another couple and had a cottage each, the cottages were new, spacious, well appointed and private. Varkala is a chilled destination and no real hype, fab cafes - good coffee! free wireless and most of all great views from the cliffs.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

My boyfriend and I spent 10 weeks traveling around India and how happy we were when we landed in beautiful Varkala. Especially when we rocked up at Jicky's and they made us feel welcome and at home! They sort everything out for you - laundry, trips, mopeds, even a trip to the doctor (and all without scamming)! The madam here runs a tight ship and always puts her guests first. We couldn't leave - we ended up staying 10 days!!! Thank-you Jicky's - THANK_YOU

Room Tip: Depends on price range - but all rooms and clean, bright and airy!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

We stayed in the private cottage at Jicky's Rooms in Varkala, South India. It was perfect place to relax, and it was very close to the beach, restaurants, etc. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I stayed eight night at the main building of Jicky's. The staff were so kind and full of informations. The rooms are very clean and calm, among the palmtrees and bird's sounds.
I definitely recommand that place which is worth trying and very close to the main tourist area and a fabulous vegearian restaurent, Otupuram.

Room Tip: Rooms at the first floor are more daylighted.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

My partner and I stayed in one of the large, newly built (I think) bungalows in September 2011, and can highly recommend this place as a budget option. The room was spotless, and cleaned every two days. Any problems were addressed immediately, and the staff were friendly. It's low key, and set in a lovely and quiet tropical garden. Take a torch - it's set back a couple of minutes from the main strip, and you'll need it walking back to your room at night. We would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

This accommodation was one of the best experience on my entire 2 month India trip. The location is not on the front of the cliffs but in return it's not that noisy and you reach the beach, the cliffs and helipad in a few minutes.

The rooms are very nice with marble floors and cabinet in wood. There are nice patios in front of every room. They provide beach mats and parasols for free. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

The price/performance ratio is excellent

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Jickys Nest
Address: Kurakkanni Near Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jickys Nest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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