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Mummy Bamboo House
Ranked #12 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hyderabad, India
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3 reviews
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“nice stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Very warm and lovely host family. The room and bathroom are small, with basic facility but clean, especially liked the balcony. Also enjoyed the home made Kerala food. cliff is close, but no view of sea.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at mummys 5 nights and we really enjoyed our stay. Location is GREAT, really Close To the cliff Walk.

This is were we felt that we got the most out of our money on the entire 1 mounth trip. Rooms are really clean and nice. I was suprised by the standard (although it is still basic)

Mummy was so friendly and helpful and ger food. OHMYGOD her food. We did a cooking course and I still dream about that meal. On of the best meals in My Life.

Go there, stay there and EAT THERE :)

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Such a lovely place to stay! Everyone is so friendly and I can imagine its a great place to come to if you are travelling alone - Mummy will look after you :) The rooms have what you need - a clean toilet and shower (there's no hot water, but you really appreciate cool showers in the heat here!) The beds are clean with mosquito nets, and the air conditioned rooms are great to escape the heat at night time! Having a hammock was great after a long day at the beach! Mummy Bamboo house is very close to the beach, and very close to the restaurants and bars along the cliff top - but you cannot hear the noise from these places, which is great :)
I highly recommend you try Mummy's Dosas with coconut chutney, and her Indian milk tea - filling and tasty, and just what you need before you go for a day on the beach :)

Bottled water is supplied (you pay when you leave), but remember to take out enough money at the airport/station/town ATMs before you come to Varkala cliff, as there are no ATMs there and not everyone has the facilities to pay by card. You will need to bring enough money in cash to pay for your stay at Mummy Bamboo house, however, there is a taxi/rick service (extra cost) you can use to get into town if you need to.

Room Tip: Go for a hammock and air conditioning. The air conditioning units are new and silent, and if it happ...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I stayed at Mummys Bamboo House on two occasions, first upon arrival in Kerala and then I wanted to come back and rest after two weeks ' on the road' . The family Sudhanen takes good care of you, and are always there to assist. Let's say that they make you feel at home. I paid 650 rupees for my single room. And it's good value for that kind of money. My room, on 2nd floor, facing the backside, was not the best room. I'd recommend that you ask for room facing the front.
As someone else wrote, basic bathroom with only cool water, which is perfectly ok. / Magnus

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

A very warm welcome to India, water bottles already in the room on arrival, great if you just got off the plane. Convent for wlkong to the clifftop/ beach, Miskito nets in TT he rooms and generally quite clean. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

The Mummy bamboo house definitely is a superb place to stay whilst in Varkala. I think that on a three month trip through India and SE Asia, Mummy bamboo house offered the cleanest and most spacious room we've had for the 800R per night (high season). You get a private bathroom (no hot water though, but a cool refreshing shower) and a large balcony, plus a large bed with mosquito net. The guesthouse is owned by a really nice family and 'mummy' often cooks meals for her guests. Free autoricksjah pick-up from the station as well!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed 4 nights . Room fair size with big bathroom . No hot water, but it was ok as it was so hot outside!We had fan room , so bit hot at night , but you can get an AC room if you pay the extra.
Near beach on top of the cliff with all restaurants and shops in the strip running along top of cliff , so fab to sit in one of the restaurants and watch the sun set. Kerala cafe did the most awesome tandoori fish and wonderful muesli fruit and curd for breakfast .
Rani is a very easy hostess and nothing is too much bother for her. She did washing for us and kept our stuff when we needed to leave it with her for a few days .
They hire out Scooters .
Rani cooked Thali for us one night. Really good. I would stay here again .

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Mummy Bamboo House
Address: Cliff Papanasam | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mummy Bamboo House is set back from the popular North Cliff at Varkala, which is a minute’s walk away. The hotel offers good accommodation – and food - at reasonable prices. It is also quiet.The hotel has been built in the traditional Keralan manner and has seven comfortable en suite double bedrooms, four of which are at ground level and three are upstairs, each with its own balcony and hammock ... more   less 
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