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.
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- Also Known As:
- Jicky`s Rooms Hotel Varkala
- Jickys Nest Varkala, Kerala