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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been fortunate to stay in August for 10 days and I enjoyed every single one. Wonderful treatments by a lovely lady called Sindhu; Shirley from the reception just made me feel very welcome; the Chef was lovely and accommodating, preparing creative, healthy Keralite Detox dishes. The Yoga teacher Vargis was great and so was every other staff member,... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed over in this very nice bungalow hotel with pool, animation facilities and last but not least a beautiful surrounding. This Private hideaway is located away from the main road and crowded places, therefore it is the perfect get away form the busy Indian lifestyle. We were upgraded on our stay to luxurious bungalow with al the facilities that you... More 

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Worcester UK
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent small(ish) hotel near Periyar that is a delight to stay in. Accommodation is in separate chalets which are very well appointed. The hotel is within spice/tea plantations and is very quiet and peaceful (but smells great!). Pool is small but fine for cooling off on a hot day. The food is very good and you can eat inside or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hidden personal place for privacy. Beautiful swimming pool is just the right size surrounded by the spice garden. Artistic and good taste cottages with traditional Indian furniture and room design. It costs just a little more expensive for meals, drinks and maybe tips.

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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 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It a very good property in Periyar for those who want have rest and relax. Its a property blended with nature. Food & Hospitality is awesome. 100% value(morethan) for money.The property itself having lots of plantations inside.

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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 

Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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 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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153 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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