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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
63 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first good decision was to ask Shalimar to arrange our travel from Kovalam to their property. Asking the property TO which you will be travelling to arrange travel, as opposed to perhaps the more normal asking the property from which you will be travelling is a general point worth remembering in India. Why? Often these properties are hidden away,... 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 

Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

His hotel,up in the jungle above Thekkady is a real gem. The cottages are nestled into the hillside. In the quiet of the evening, one can truly enjoy the sounds of nature far away from the raucous horn blowing of much of India. The dining room offered a good Indian buffet and the after dinner entertainment was enjoyable.

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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, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful stay. Excellent staff who were very friendly and efficient. Food very good, high quality and reasonably priced. Laundry service excellent too. Very secluded resort offering peace and tranquility. We struggled to book a massage due to availability so worth booking ahead.

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Robin Hood Country
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you arrive from the road and walk down over the bridge to the thatched reception building it feels as if you are entering a calm garden retreat, with birdsong and flowers all around. This is a delightful setting and our bungalow was a climb up quite a few steep steps (not for the infirm!) set amongst beautiful trees and... 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little oasis in the hills nice rooms we had 210 it was nicely decorated nice bathroom and very clean Good food Al a carte one might then buffet the next and huge portions Nice breakfast and attentive staff I had a great head massage for just under £10 Laundry was good and beautifully folded As mentioned on... 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 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is situated inside the cardamom plantation. A place out from the town, close to the nature, good ambiance. Resort staffs were really helpful. Food was tasty and reasonable. Rooms were clean. Rooms, garden and the play area were well maintained.

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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel set amongst lush tropical gardens. Excellent spa with very good massages. Beautiful pool although the weather was too cold when we were there for swimming. The food was delicious too. Well worth a visit.

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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 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place, excellent in all respects unless you have mobility issues (which we don't). It lies off the beaten track just outside a small and charming village. It is well away from the bustle of kumilly (where the Cardomom County resort is located), so all you hear is the sound of the forest and the many wild birds.... 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 

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was as close as I have ever gotten to my image of the Garden of Eden. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by an upgrade to the honeymoon suite, which was a stand-alone, two room, high end hut with interesting carved wood doors and a patio. The huts and main building are in an extraordinarily beautiful and well-kept... 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 

Paderborn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little hotel, far away from the frenetic pace of Indian life. Fabulous staff, especially Shirley and Aneesh, and good atmosphere all round. Nice room, tucked away, with outside seating to sit and listen to the wildlife. Very good pool and we enjoyed some outstanding massages whilst we stayed. Food in the restaurant was very good throughout our stay.... 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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Address: Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Kumily
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway Thekkady, Kerala
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#2 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#3 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Family Hotel in Thekkady

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