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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 34 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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 1 week ago

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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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
63 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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 

Robin Hood Country
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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