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Mummy Bamboo House
Ranked #12 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
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“Best stay in India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

I have stayed at Rani's for 4 nights in December 09. This is far the most comfortable and friendly stay I have experienced in India. First, we have planned to spend just 2 nights here, but we just couldn't have left :)

The rooms are spacious, clean and neat. Every room has a balcony, where you can spend the evenings. The toilets (western style) are clean and comfortable.

Rani is very helpful and friendly. Her family lives in a small house just outside the hostel, so is there for you everytime. Her cooking is another big advantage - delicious thali and (best of the best!) banana pancakes are worth every rupee :)

I definitely recommend this stay to every one!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

We've just got back from our trip to Kerela and Mummy Bamboo House has to be the highlight of the accomodation we had there. We initially booked two nights before travelling around and to make sure we were happy to stay there when we got back - from the moment we arrived the hospitality of Rani and her family was amazing. Regular cups of Chai appeared on our balcony in the morning and the breakfasts and lunch Rani cooked were amazing. Everyone was super helpful and we were always greeted with a huge smile. We came back after our trip around the state a day early and wondered if we would find room but our bags were out of the rickshaw and into our requested room before we could utter a word - I can't tell you how welcome that was after a day on the road from Periyar! This place won't be for everyone - it's spotless but basic - rooms have a good bed with a mozzie net, a fan, shelving and an en-suite well sized bathroom. There's no hot water but we didn't find that a problem and ditto for air con (I hate it anyway) but most importantly you have a hammock to swing in and watch the world go by and some of Kerela's best hosts to look after you. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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Mummy Bamboo House Varkala, Kerala

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