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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We stayed with Rani and her family in August last year on a month long trip of India. We were made to feel like family. We loved the tucked away location close to the beach and town. So close you can hear the palms and waves from bed. The cooking lessons were fantastic and we loved every meal we ate...

Thank Catriona7
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 6 September 2011

One of the best homestays in varkala that I've come across in our travel around Kerala. This place is by far one of the best places you can stay in varkala for the price you pay. We, ourselves an avid traveling couple, were initially apprehensive about the place when we came to know the price. Boy, were we glad that...

Thank Metalleg79
Lancashire, UK
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We originally booked 5 nights at Mummy Bamboo House, and then stayed for ten. After travelling around Kerala, we went back for another 9 nights, then stayed in Alleppey for a few days, and then came back for another 4 nights! The reason? It's just a great place to stay! We stayed in three different rooms, and all were very...

1Thank TraderWoody
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Stayed at Mummy Bamboo House at the end of a 7 week visit to Kanataka and Kerala. It was our 5th visit to Varkala in the last 8 years. We choose Mummy Bamboo House due to it's Trip Advisor Reviews as we were on a tight budget and our usual choice Sea Breeze was too expensive and is now cut...

Thank HertsOldie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2011

I had a lovely stay at the Mummy Bamboo house. The rooms were clean and a good distance away from the busy beach. Rani showed me how to cook the favourite family curry in her kitchen.... I would definately recommend requesting to eat dinner here. She also made the best banana pancake and chai to start off the day. Thank...

Thank CharlieArlie
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2011

Mummy Bamboo House provided us with the highlight of our month long India trip. Good old fashioned friendly service and hospitality. Nothing was a problem for Rani and her family. The ultimate experience - home cooked meals, cooking lessons, grocery, fish and vegetable shopping at the local markets, a beautiful family wedding and many hours of chat about the local...

2Thank Susan010264
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2011

We had the loveliest time chilling out at Mummy Bamboos but mostly we want to say a huge thank you to Rani and Sudanem. Marcia broke her arm when she slipped on the cliff path and they immediately swung into action, driving us around to the hospital, translating and explaining how Indian hospitals work. They could not have done more...

Thank cathyakbar
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2011

I came to Mummy Bamboo for a week and stayed for 3 weeks - need I say more? Rani and her family are warm, welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. I cannot sing their praises highly enough. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with mosquito nets around the bed, although mosquitoes were not a problem during...

Thank DeeWho
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2011

went here with the idea of moving on after a few days but it was such a welcoming place we ended up spending 12 days,its close to the cliff but if you want to just laze about in a hammock reading its very peaceful.Rani's cooking is great with the food as fresh as you'll get anywhere ,the rooms were clean...

1Thank debbyian
Reviewed 12 April 2011

Nice basic clean rooms central to Varkala beach. Just off the main path of the cliff but enough to be a bit secluded and quiet. Beds clean and comfortable. Good mozzie net. Clean bathroom. Cold water only but not a problem as tends to come out warmish! AC if wanted. Very good value. Nice hosts though didn't end up seeing...

Thank JamesRushby

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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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Address: Cliff Papanasam | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: $23 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“The rooms are split on two floors, if you are in a group ask for the rooms on a single floor if need be.”
 of 5 bubbles Sonal251, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go for a hammock and air conditioning. The air conditioning units are new and silent, and if it happens to be unseasonably hot and humid, you'll really appreciate them when you sleep at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Teaceratops, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room facing the front. Maybe a bit livelier there, but the ground floor rooms have seating space outside, and the upper rooms have hammocks. Nice to sit/lie there and read.”
 of 5 bubbles 343magnush, 26 Mar 2014 | Read review
“she has a sister who runs another hotel right next door, so request for rooms if theis place is fully booked”
 of 5 bubbles KCezan, 6 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The 1st floor rooms have private balcony, but i love the ground floor front room with the hammocks and chairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles S0hni, 21 Aug 2013 | Read review
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