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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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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 January 31, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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ribblevalley
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed one night in Shalimar excellent room ,food,superb breakfast ..Beautiful setting so very different from the coastal areas.The staff were very attentive nothing was too much trouble ,certainly would recommend this hotel.

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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 

Vancouver
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Although it is out of town and a bit far from "the action" it is a charming place with free internet and great food. The best was the evening entertainment - two young Indian dancers who were accomplished and charming. You would need some form of transport to stay here. but it is peaceful and the people are 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 Resort Manager More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had travelled for a month around Rajasthan and Kerala and the welcome we received at Shalimar Spice Garden was warm. friendly and efficient. All members of staff went out of their way to be helpful and the cuisine was perfect for europeans unused to strong spicy food. Delightful surroundings, very comfortable accommodation and excellent facilities both in the reception... 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 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

One day/night in the mountain in jewel place,with delicious home/room in a beautiful private garden. Excellent service. Breakfast delicious. Excellent rest for few days.very well decorated and in a quiet area, but close from the village.

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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 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

From the warm welcome to the quiet cottages and the wonderful service our two day stay was a special part of our South India trip. The food was good and the evening fire in the lobby fireplace made it a good place to chat with fellow guests.

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Shalimar Spice garden is the best you can get in Thekkady. It has delicious food, spacious rooms and friendly service. It is home away home. The pool is clean and very well maintained. It also provides free wifi. The entrance is very impressive and is truly a spice garden. The bathrooms are very clean. It has an ambience you would... 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 

Knebworth,
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

As we passed old faded signs to the hotel and went up a bumpy unmade road, we wondered what we would find at the end. The hotel is a haven of tranquillity (apart from the nearby Hindu temple belting out canned music!) and the rooms are extremely comfortable. Our package included a free full-body Ayurvedic massage, which was wonderfully relaxing.... 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 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Our two night at Shalimar Spice garden included Christmas Eve. We were relaxing in our comfortable thatched cottage when drums aroused us. Santa was calling, room by room. We went to the poolside for drinks and to watch a ritualised martial arts display. Down at the restaurant, a turkey from the garden had been sacrificed and combined with curry 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 Resort Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This hotel was a sanctuary away from the hustle and dust of Thekkady on the edge of Periyar. The approach to the hotel is a great beginning. We walked over a wooden bridge/ walkway to reach the hotel. The rooms are cleverly spread out across the Spice Plantation nestled in the trees. The rooms are beautifully appointed. We enjoyed 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 Resort Manager More 

London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had a lovely stay here for two days during a trip to Kerala. The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings, set in spice plantations and lush greenery. The air is fresh compared to the humidity of the coast, and the hotel are really efficient when organising activities such as a trip to periyar nature reserve and taxis to 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. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to seeing you in the forthcoming future in any of the properties under... More 

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