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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Thekkady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay and the staff went above and beyond to make sure all my tours were arranged and my needs were met. I also really liked that they had a tipping box at the end -- and didn't feel obligated to give out small bills every few minutes (wish more hotels would adopt this idea!). Overall, couldn't... More 

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We also noted your inconvenience about the Wi-Fi, it is actually the problem with the local service provider. However, we will take up the wi-fi issue seriously and... More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

if you want a peaceful and relaxed stay than it is perfect resort... staff was genuine ...neat and clean rooms...you will feel you are in a forest .early morning you enjoyed chirping of birds ...in the evening love to sit in veranda...truly relaxed because there is no television in your room... we loved the nice cottages .memorable and peaceful stay....

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Shalimar is wonderfully peaceful and we really relaxed and enjoyed the sounds of the wildlife from our verandah in the evenings. The staff were very helpful, kind and polite and the food was excellent. We had expected to eat out more but you could not have found anywhere to match it for ambiance and freshly cooked delicious meals: breakfast lunch... More 

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We also noted your criticism about the black paints in the room and we will definitely look in to that. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spent 3 days in this lovely resort . Although its actual location is 'in the suburbs ' you feel as if you are somewhere in the middle of the jungle surrounded by birdsong and lush vegetation . We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere , the al fresco dining and the imaginative construction of the place . We loved the simple... More 

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to have the whole resort to myself. Lucky for some who like the peace and quiet. Although would also love to visit in its vibrancy in full Occupancy in season. I stayed 5 days and although I was informed people often drop by for only a day or two in thekkady I could have stayed longer.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights and staff could not have been more helpful, especially Shirley.It was my birthday and Shirley organized a surprise cake for me from the staff. The food was delicious and everyone was very friendly.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

Illinois
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is difficult for me to make time for writing reviews due to my busy schedule but I definitely felt like sparing a few minutes for this superior boutique resort hidden in the middle of a garden of spices.Shirley the reception desk in charge, made efforts to show us around the garden, give interesting information about spice trees and plants.... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at the Shalimar spice garden resort for 2 nights. What a hidden retreat, suddenly one goes through that door and is in the jungle in a beautiful hotel. We liked the bungalows, they are nicely decorated although a little bit on the dark side. The pool is nice but cold. The laundry service was fast and good. Dinner... More 

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. Our sincere apology for the tandoori item was not available during your stay. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail. We welcome you back in... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Enter the bumpy lane then over the footbridge to a peaceful and relaxing oasis. No TV / radio or business centre ! So you can get away from it all. But free wifi is available and very good. Rooms are a little rustic but have lovely bathrooms ..lovely handmade soaps too. Staff at the Shalimar are so friendly and attentive,... More 

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

london
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a really special place to stay. The staff could not have been more obliging or friendly. Our room and all the beauty products were great. The breakfast & dinners provided some of the very best food we ate in India - unusual items too. The decor throughout was interesting and varied with lovely colour schemes. I wish we... More 

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Gireesh297636, Guest Relations Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh More 

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