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Jickys Nest
Ranked #10 of 98 Varkala B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Myself, my partner and our 2 year daughter stayed at Jicky's November 2008 and absolutely loved the place. We arrived by taxi after spending a testing week in Kovalam (delayed baggage, constant hassle from hawkers, inflated prices snd construction work on the beach).
A friend who had stayed there several times before told us about Jicky's rooms and advised us to check out the cottage.
We were welcomed by Akash and my partner went to have a look at the rooms and cottage. We were told the cottage was occupied but that we could have it the next day.
The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable and we immediately relaxed and felt at home.
The next morning we moved into the cottage. The cottage is set back from the rooms and consists of one large room with a double bed, a dressing/storage room and a clean showeroom with hot water - not that you need it. There is also a small area outside where you can sit and eat breakfast - kindly collected from the Oottupura restuarant and delivered by Akash or Javeed. We also spent several evenings sitting outside the cottage drinking cold Kingfishers and listening to the sounds of the night.
We stayed at the cottage for over a week before travelling north for a few days. The owners Oscar and Mini let us store our luggage in their house, enabling us to travel light before returning for another 4 days.
I cannot say enough good things about this place. The staff were fantastic. Akash will go out of his way to help you and make your stay a great one. We enjoyed chatting to him, and he was fantastic with our daughter. In fact everyone we met in Varkala was fantastic with our daughter!!
The Oottupura restuarant does a great breakfast and very nice vegetarian food. Check out the Sunset restuarant for great seafood and fish. The prawns were huge and very tasty!
There are loads of places to stay in Varkala but you'd be hard pushed to beat Jicky's rooms on value, cleanliness and a relaxing hassle free stay.
We will definately return to Jicky's.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2008

Had a great couple of days at Jicky's rooms and could easily have stayed longer. Can't comment on the rooms in the main building but the cottage was wonderful, small but perfectly formed with lots of privacy as it is well away from the main building and has a nice area outside to take breakfast. Staff were professional, friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Reviewed 8 November 2008

It was the 3rd time staying at Jickys earlier this year, and I want to go back!! Set back from the main strip behind Ottapurra restaurant ( mmm gorgeous fresh veggie food) Jickys is set quietly amongst the coconut groves. The rooms are all extremely clean, well furnished with their own mossie nets, hot water & most are spacious some even with their own private balcony over looking the palm trees. We stayed in a larger room and was the most expensive at just under £8 per night, but well worth it, others rooms are as little as £4-£5.. The Varkalan family who owns Jickys are extremely welcoming and friendly people, who will help with anything!! We love returning to India, especially to be greeted with such warmth as you do when you return to Jickys!!
Cant recommend enough! Looking forward to visiting for a 4th time..... if you visit make sure you eat at Ottapurra.. the food is fresh, cheap and really really good...so good i fact we didnt eat anywhere else!!

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #10 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: £8 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Jickys Nest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Jicky`s Rooms Hotel Varkala
Jickys Nest Varkala, Kerala

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