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“Villa Jacaranda is a place full of soul and heart and you can feel it all around.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Jacaranda
Ranked #8 of 96 Varkala B&B and Inns
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“Villa Jacaranda is a place full of soul and heart and you can feel it all around.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

I had a fantastic week at Villa Jacaranda, coming without expectations and going a great surprise due to Amazing people, spiritual atmosphere , focus on simple but correct and precise design , great food and wonderful location.
I will definitely be back

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

The Owner, the Staff and the location make Villa Jacaranda a very special place to stay. Previous reviews have decribed the wonderful breakfasts, the impeccable service, lovely rooms and beautiful garden.....there is really nothing to add......this was by far the best place we stayed at in India......what else can one add. Thank you Ajay.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

The owner, the staff and the location make Villa Jacaranda a very special place to stay.
Previous reviews have decribed the wonderful breakfasts, the impeccable service, lovely rooms and beautiful garden.....there really is nothing else to add......this was by far the best place we stayed in India.....what else can one add. Thank you Ajay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Peaceful, tranquil, Zen-garden-quiet place. Stayed here for 5 days and enjoyed every minute. The breakfast is great and served impeccably by the staff, who are very polite and efficient. The villa is conveniently located and beautifully designed and decorated in what I would term 'world decor', which may stem from the owner's (Ajay) travels. Great restaurants and beaches nearby. Fantastic Ayurvedic massage place next door with a hefty Villa Jacaranda guest discount. Fresh flowers every day at the entrance and on your table...makes one very special, indeed. I will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Villa Jacaranda is excellently placed, at the quieter South Cliff, but close to both South and North Beach, and not far from a number of restaurants. Our room was peaceful and elegant and replenished with flowers each day. Our verandah, situated in the beautiful garden, was a delight and a wonderful place to retreat to in the heat of the afternoon.

Breakfasts are excellent and we also really enjoyed the lunches we ate at the Villa. The host and staff were welcoming and unfailingly helpful. A wonderfully relaxing way to spend Christmas- we highly recommend it. Many thanks to Ajay and staff.

Room Tip: We loved having our verandah actually in the garden, but I'm sure the rooms above with balconies...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Reviewed 1 January 2014

We have had many nice hotel experiences over the years, but this is something absolutly exceptional! Stayed for 7 nights and had a really wonderful time! Beautiful balcony looking over a lush garden and the sea. Beautiful rooms and comfortable bed. Our breakfast was served daily out on our private balcony! Best breakfast ever! Everything homemade. Fresh flowers were delivered to our room everyday and the manager and staff was extremely helpful and kind! We can recommend this place to anyone!!! Thank you for a lovely stay!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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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1 Thank Robert R
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Wow, what a tranquil and relaxing place to stay.
From the offset with contacting Ajay to sort the room, through to arrival, stay and organising our taxi when we moved on - this was a super smooth and stress free experience.
Ajay has worked hard to create a super informal, relaxed and pleasant stay. Whilst he lives on the ground floor, guests are treated to a tastefully decorated and large room with a wonderful balcony overlooking (partially) the Arabian sea and a his gorgeous private garden. You can spend hours chilling out watching butterflies and birds, feeling the sun on your face. Breakfast in particular is a real highlight, with a choice of porridge, eggs, fantastic coffee (at last!), fresh fruit and smoothies. This is served to you on your balcony at a time of your choosing and is a great way to ease yourself into the tough day ahead of relaxing on the beach!
His staff are all super friendly too, and help create a nice relaxed vibe.
Ajay knows Varkala like the back of his hand so is a great resource for recommending restaurants. We did take his advice for ayurvedic massage - ok, it wasn't for me, but i can see why others may enjoy it, and it's just two doors down from this lovely home stay.
Only minor quibbles - please get thicker curtains so guests can sleep a little longer before the morning sun blasts in. Also, the hotel is on a corner near the main temple, so inevitably gets constant horn beeping when the temple is busy - we were there during a main festival, so probably worst time of year, but v noisy.

Room Tip: We had room 2 which has its own private balcony overlooking gardens with sea views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 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: Villa Jacaranda
Address: Temple Rd W South Cliff, Varkala | South Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
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Ranked #8 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bijou guesthouse in serene South Cliff area of Varkala overlooking the Arabian Sea. Just four individual rooms full of character, fragrant garden, lily pond & roof terrace. Ayurvedic massage and treatments on offer. ... more   less 
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