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Jickys Nest
Ranked #11 of 97 Varkala B&B and Inns
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Maine
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“The place to be...”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We are a group of friends from Switzerland and Jicky's rooms was recommended to us by our friends. Just amazing, excellent service, excellent people, especially the owner is an amazing lady and very humble. Varkala is a beautiful place but everyone tries to rip u off except Jicky's rooms. Jewel in the crown. INDIA JAJA TEAM

Room Tip: cottages are good and cosy.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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london
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

This is an excellent hotel run by the charming Minioscar and her family. She has rooms, bigger rooms and bungalows so she can accommodate all tastes. Not only were we delighted with our rooms, we were also grateful for her recommendations for outings, which were given freely, including a canoe tour of the backwaters. The place is very clean AND you can drink the water here.

Room Tip: all the rooms seemed to be great.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

My daughter and I had a memorable 4-day stay in one of the cottages over the New Year. Minioscar, the owner, and her staff were very friendly and helpful and wanted to clean the cottage every day. The immediate surroundings were very quiet and peaceful even though the hustle and bustle of the clifftop was only the other side of the gardens. A very conveniently situated accomodation, I would have no hesitation in recommending Jicky's. However, we were surprised to find that the nearest ATM was at Temple junction (15 mins walk), if it accepted your card, otherwise it was an auto-rickshaw ride to Varkala town.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Henley on Thames, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Stayed for five nights in October. Really enjoyed my stay.
Nice, extremely clean rooms with wi-fi (which is quite rare).
Had a great double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Very reasonably priced. Paid 500 rupees per night.
The staff constantly cleaned the guesthouse and changed my linen half way through my stay without me even asking.
Rooms have a nice shared veranda to relax at.
As a solo traveller, was great for meeting people. Was nice to chat and hang out with a couple next door. Had no problem chilling out on the veranda and using the wi-fi on rainy days.
Mini, the owner, was really friendly and helpful. Told me and a friend everything we needed to know during our stay.
There also some great looking cottages for couples and groups but did not stay in one.
Excellent location, just off the Varkala cliff so is quiet and peaceful. Set in leafy green surroundings.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Jicky's is set back from the Varkala cliff's, just a 3 minue walk to the sea, in gorgeous quiet leafy surroundings. Our room was beautifully clean, with a big mosquito net, we felt like princesses! We visited in October and paid 500 rupees a night, which was great value for what we got. We shared a groundfloor veranda with the room next door, which was nice as we got chatting to the person staying there. The room was a bit small but was equipped with lots of hanging space so you didn't feel the room was cluttered. We loved Varkala and we loved Jicky's, would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

After almost 2 weeks at Jicky's, we were reluctant to leave room No. 11. While all of the rooms are very nice and well kept up, No. 11 is exceptional. It affords complete privacy with a large private veranda. The room itself is large, comfortable beds w/mozzie net. Mini runs a tight ship, keeping the place spotless. Her staff, Mangal and Krishna, are constantly sweeping, and cleaning -- even the walls. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help in any way. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Varkala is a beach town where you should stay when you want to relax after a long trip. We stayed here for four nights and had a very huge room with a lot of space. I think the building was built new. The room was clean and tidy. Jicky's is a close to the cliff-front of Varkala and the beach, you just need one minute to walk there. The people were very helpful and let us know we could ask for everything we need. I really recommend Jicky's to anyone. I'll come back for sure

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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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 #11 of 97 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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Jicky`s Rooms Hotel Varkala
Jickys Nest Varkala, Kerala

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