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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for just one night and unfortunately it rained the whole time so we were not tempted to use the pool, we did,however decide to use the spa instead...i had a wonderful fresh fruit facial and my husband had a head massage. Both were great and very reasonably priced. The food was excellent and the staff were absolutely charming.... 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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Kochi to this charming piece of garden, we spend 3 weeks all over Kerala and I for one absolutely loved this hotel best of all. Just walking about the garden is an education about spices. And thankfully this hotel has an Alcohol licence (the local Govt. is cracking down on issuing alcohol licences), a gin and tonic... 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 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled a lot in this part of the world but have not seen a hotel like this before. The accommodation is in blocks of 5 or six thatched chalets. This meant we felt slightly awkward venturing off our own porch - wandering the fabulous tropical gardens - when others were sitting on theirs. However, the chalets were quiet... 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 

Swaffham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is out of town and approached by a very rough track. When you get there it is charming. Bungalow rooms are sizeable and with well equipped bathrooms. The grounds are full of different species of bushes and trees and particularly a large selection of spices. There is a nice swimming pool. The food was unexceptional. I was there... 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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I wrote a review about this hotel a few weeks ago, but to my surprise it's no longer on trip advisor? Apart from the great location and a great welcome the service overall was not so great. Food orders were not honored, several items not provided and no apology or explanation why. Bedding dirty and clearing of rooms somewhat poor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We recently spent two nights at Shalimar Spice Garden while on a tour of Kerala. It turned out to be one of the nicest hotels we visited. It is situated outside of town, in lush tropical surroundings, with a garden filled with birds and very diverse vegetation. The rooms (cabin style) are very comfortable and have nice verandas. Service and... 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 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After an unpromising drive up a bumpy lane, you arrive at a gatehouse and look down on a hidden paradise. The cottages are lovely, each tucked away in the jungle, that is the beautiful gardens of this wonderful retreat. The food was superb, the massage heaven and staff delightful. The hotel would not suit someone who wants to wander out... 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 

Auckland, NZ
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

No surprises here. A nice location with great staff, great service, great massage, and great food. A wee out of the way so if walking to shops is your thing this may not be suitable, but if a great natural retreat is what you are after with delicious food then this place is a must!

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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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of the most beautiful and scenic properties in Thekaddy. Originally started by a Swiss lady, this has undergone a management change but the service and experience levels have remained the same. First impressions on going through the arch gate is impressive. You walk through a wooden bridge like entering into a tharvad. Dont expect to have TV or wifi... 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 

Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I spent 4 days and nights at Shalimar Spice Garden and enjoyed this time incredibly. Management and staff are friendly, efficient and do everything to make your stay enjoyable. The Environment of the Hotel offers lots of activities of all kinds, but you can also spend a very relaxing and enjoyable day within the hotel's premises. I highly recommend this... 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 

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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
#4 Family Hotel in Thekkady
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