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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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Langbank
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night and our cottage was quite magnificent. There are a huge number of steps here but they are good and safe. The staff were very friendly and excellent but the huge disappointment was the food which was buffet style and very average. Great food could make this place perfect.

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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. I would like to inform you that, when we have full occupancy, we arrange buffet dinner only. However, if the guests are requesting, we will provide ala-carte also.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here as part of a tour of Kerala organised by our UK travel agents Imagine India who did a great job of organizing brilliant private drivers and lovely hotels such as this. The room was well appointed and the setting was really stunning. We really enjoyed the food here and the service in the... 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 

Chennai (Madras), India
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic the views take your breath away. Rooms are large, spacious, spotlessly clean with everything.. Evening meal was a dinner but a large selection of fresh food with attentive service. Would recommend, will be back soon to here. thank you

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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 

Toronto
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68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a stand-alone cottage. There is no A/C in the room. However, there is good ventilation. There is a ceiling fan. However, if you prefer to have a colder room, you might want to stay somewhere else. Nonetheless, the experience of staying in a cottage in the middle of the jungle is quite unique. The hotel grounds are... More 

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing hotel all interior is made up of wood nice balcony outside my room huge varanda two long bed attached toilet with kettle for morning tea huge bed no ac as is hill station tv was there cool atmosphere

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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 

Ripon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a very testing 5 hr drive from Veena Beach Cottage we arrive to calmness, smiles and a warm greeting. Food was good. Great selection. Service is exceptional and all staff are always smiling with nothing to much trouble. Only disappointing thing was the bathrooms. We paid for the honeymoon cottage - sleep was good, feel was good but could... 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. Also we have noted your points about the rooms & bathrooms, the same we will look in and do the needful. We pride ourselves on excellent service and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shalimar spice garden was a little haven. Up a windy and bumpy road, one isn't quite sure what to expect but walking over the little footbridge into a cool foyer with delightful staff relives you of any concerns. The individual villas are beautifully decorated. A short ride from Periyar this was an ideal place from which to explore the park... 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 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Set amid tall trees and thick vegetation each accommodation is carefully located, peaceful and impeccably maintained. It is a spice garden, so time to learn about the spices you sprinkle and mingle with your food is absolutely worthwhile. The evenings are quiet with only moves from nature, and the mornings are accompanied by distant singing and bird calls. Dawn breaks... 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 

Mumbai
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just one word for this property PEACE PEACE and only PEACE !!! Amazing set up right in the spice plantation so quiet so serence and so beautful. Completely eco friendly no AC no TV !! So you are all by yourself to enjoy the pool, read a book and walk around the plantation. The food is ala carte if there... 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 points on in-house naturalist and we will definitely do the needful. Sorry for the inconvenience. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

An amazing place to stay, just up the mountain side near to Kumily and the Periyar National Park. The food here is spectacular, the rooms are lovely and the whole set up is brilliant. Lovely setting with great grounds and a nice swimming pool. Great place to stay.

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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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