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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 #5 of 31 hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Gurgaon, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first thought's were WOW, located approx 5 Kms from the Periyar national reserve this is an extremely exclusive property. As soon as you cross the bridge, you notice the duck pond which is so full of life. We were upgraded to their elegant cottages. Extremely well done cottages and the whole resort is done with refined taste. They even... 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 Resort Manager More

Madurai, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location. it was very pleasant stay in above hotel. the entire staff was very co-operative and helpful. the service was excellent at the restaurant. the ambiance in the hotel was also very nice. the location of hotel is just in front of spices

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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 Resort Manager More

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful resort and done up very well. The staff was very friendly. The food was also very tasty especially the breakfast. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Though no TV in the room but a separate common TV room is there.

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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 Resort Manager More

North Yorks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as part of a tour of South India. We were upgraded to the Honeymoon cottage which was amazing! very private, quiet, good wet room, bedroom, sitting room, private terrace. It was our Silver Wedding Anniversary, so very special. No TV in the room, but there was a communal tv room no distance away. A quiet oasis, which was... 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 Resort Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good stay!! The initial drive from kumargom to thekkady is so scenic through curvy roads and rubber estates...!!! Once you get to the hotel....you can hardly say there is a hotel inside when you look at the entrance. The bungalows look as if they have popped up within the jungle bushes!! Rooms were good and spacious...was cleaned everyday. We had... 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 Resort Manager More

Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful resort . Clean . Food was good , a little overpriced . The resort staff made sure we had an enjoyable vacation. Rooms were good size with clean bathrooms. The swimming pool was nice but the water was cold. The resort is perfect for families and couples looking for a nice getaway. We will definitely return .

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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 Resort Manager More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Unlike most hotels and resorts which are located in the busy town of Kumily, Shalimar Spice garden is located about 4-5 kms from Kumily. So if you are looking for some tranquility nestled in a scented spice plantation this is a great choice. This is one of the resorts which feels like the greenery and plants grew around the resort... 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 Resort Manager More

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A friendly and personnal welcome, tastefull food, charming room in a wonderfull setting... Shalimar has it all.There must be more small resorts as this. Just one minus: you need a driver to get there.

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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 Resort Manager More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were blown away from the moment we arrived at Shalimar Spice Garden and soon escaped into a surreal world deep into the forests and plantations of Thekaddy. The relatively small resort (20ish cottages) blends so effortlessly into the topography of its natural environment that its almost as if the cottages grew out of the ground like the trees that... 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 Resort Manager More

Coimbatore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The resort is located in a nice forest location which is serene. And that and that alone is the plus. The value for money is worse. We stayed in The Elephant Court on previous day which s half the price with more amenities and quality service. Here, The extra person check charge is Rs. 2000 which is nearly half the... 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*
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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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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady #4 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady #5 Family Hotel in Thekkady
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The bridge to Shalimar, over a mountain stream meandering through the resort, transcends you to another world, seemingly untouched by man. Shalimar Spice Garden is a celebration of scents and colours. Pepper vines snake through your room balconies, butterflies dance to the sound of silence and orchids smile into your windows every morning. This Sublime Journey through waterfalls, tea estates, spice & vegetable plantations, and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary only enhances the invitation to live the Shalimar experience. ... more   less 
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