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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway
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Ranked #4 of 35 Hotels in Thekkady
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay at Shalimar Spice Garden. The hotel is tucked away amid beautiful vegetation and offers everything you need including a lovely, clean swimming pool, spa, restaurant, shop and reception. The staff are most welcoming and kind, and catered to all our needs. The food in the restaurant is superb with an excellent choice compared to... 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 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This hotel was a perfect treat after the chaos of the Golden Triangle. Shirley the manager was wonderful - giving me aloe vera for my mosquite bites and medicine for my husband's bad stomach. The grounds are beautiful tropical lansdscape and the birdsong is a wonder. Would definitely return for the peace and solitude. Wonderful good value treatments 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 

Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a small boutique hotel in the heart of Kerala ,high lights were ,excellent food in'Falling leaves "restaurant, the resident white bird family,spice garden walk,ayurvedic massage treatments for both of us ,evening dance programmes,and warm enough in Jan for a swim in the afternoon. Areal gem ,recommend to include in Kerala trip.

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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 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The hotel is set in lovely grounds and the pool is excellent, however the rooms are disappointing. We had no wardrobe (just a hanging rail) and no chest of drawers - we had to live out of our suitcases. The rooms are locked externally by padlock so it is obvious when you are not in your room - which could... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to write a review. We apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. Requesting you to kindly provide your period of stay and room number which you stayed, so that we can find out and rectify the issue. We welcome you back in near future and serve you better. With kind... More 

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