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“lush, friendly and beautiful oasis”
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Villa Jacaranda
Ranked #9 of 100 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Me and my girlfriend just visited Ajay and his beautiful Jacaranda. We actually stayed there twice, since we were so happy with the stay, that we returned. And when not staying with Ajay he helped arrange a stay at his wonderful sisters place. Where to start....Ajay is a wonderful host with an explicit sense of decorating in a natural but yet very elegant way. Ajay is also a fantastic person that you enjoy from the moment you arrive. The service and help you get from the staff is also very proffessional and friendly. The kitchen AND the cookies are fantastic. We still have 3-4 cookies left the we have brougth with us home, but need to go back for some more soon. We are trying to copy the recipe, but damn difficult. The place and the rooms are all beautifull and expecially the top room is impressive. The surroundings are tropical and lush and you wake up to the birds singing. If you want to arrange trips to anywhere we recommend that you Ajay to call Sanil (who is a tuck-tuck driver who is fluent in English and the kindest person) , whom we spend three days with, and had a really good time. We give Jacaranda, Ajay and his staff (and sister) our best recommendations and hope to visit him again in the future.

/Christina and Jacob

Room Tip: The top balcony is obviously the best choice, secluded and romantic and yet againg close to the sea...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

I stayed at Villa Jacaranda for two days in March, if you are considering booking a room at Villa Jacaranda, definitely do it! You will not be disappointed, Ajay and his staff are welcoming, hospital and knowledgeable about the area. We stayed in room 2, breakfast on the room's private balcony was a highlight. Ajay made excellent recommendations for the rest of our trip (all of which were spot on).

Room Tip: Room 2 was large and had an excellent balcony
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Our second visit to Villa Jacaranda and just as good as the first time. Very peaceful and relaxing and our lovely host Ajay was always on hand for a chat and information about the area. So nice to sit out on private balcony (room 2) overlooking the garden and out to sea with breakfast. The staff are very friendly and attentive without being over the top. Only comment would be to have real South Indian filter coffee as I am a coffee freak! We will return...

Room Tip: Room 2 has a private balcony
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

.. this really says it all. It's a haven of peace, style, tranquillity, somewhere you can really, truly unwind and feel at home, in the beautiful surrounds of Varkala's South Cliff. Elegant décor, low key, care and attention taken on every detail, discreet yet friendly staff who look after you just as you wish, nice touches on a daily basis such as jasmine strings left on your terrace and candles lit around the garden and terraces in the evening, kingfishers that love playing around in the garden pond... Ajay and his close team have created a wonderful, wonderful place to stay. I can highly recommend it, and shall be going back soon myself :-)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

A lovely peaceful place to stay in the much more tranquil area of South Cliff. With a pretty garden and close to a private beach. Staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Clean, comfortable room with good en-suite and plenty of hot water. Fresh flowers - a nice touch and was impressed with the night watchman's arrangement of petals in a bowl of water by the steps up to the rooms. Breakfast delicious and beautifully prepared, served on a terrace over-looking the garden. What more could one wish for. A big thank you to Pramod and all the staff who helped to make our stay so pleasurable, your hospitality was much appreciated.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

After an intensive trip through India's North, I spent all by myself four nights at Villa Jacaranda, room no.2. An excellent choice! Clean, very friendly and helpful staff, silent, with an excellent breakfast on your veranda, which is also an nice place to read your book and enjoy the day. after three days I was again revitalized and ready for the nice little excursion to the temple on the lake - a different experience to all the crowded Hindu temples before. Last but not least I would also rcommed the neighbouring Ayurveda center, where I enjoyed a three day package.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

Having just spent 2 weeks touring my family around Rajasthan , Villa Jacaranda was a great place to stay . A room and garden out of Elle decoration , the candle lit garden at night was gorgeous . Pramod and the other boys and ladies looked after me and cooked delicious local food which I ate alone by candle light ! By day , swam at the Black Beach, less touristy ( and no thongs) than the stunning main beaches.
Villa Jacaranda is certainly a notch above the numerous cliff top hotels , private and intimate .
Thanks Ajay !

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about 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 #9 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Varkala
Price Range: £87 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Villa Jacaranda Varkala, Kerala

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