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Shiva Garden

North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had call for a room the day before arriving. They said they would hold One for me. When I arrived they said there were no rooms and put me in a place that was down the street that was pretty dead and a completely different vibe. They said they would have availability the next day. When I came in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy the shade lying on the hammocks or have a tea chilling out on the couches in the garden, just few minutes from the cliff. Cheap dorm on the rooftop and cheap bamboo hut in the garden. Friendly and helpful staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today me and my girlfriend decided to have lunch at the shiva garden because the place is nice and last year we ate very well. this year a real disappointment. we ordered two chai and two masala dosa, chai arrived cold, after half an hour I got a masala dosa and ten minutes after the other one. the dosa was... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to chill out on the backyard hammocks. Lots of friendly people, the host being the friendliest. I got the standard room, which to be honest, was a little underwhelming. A little under-ventilated but clean, and the bathroom was spacious and hygienic. The dormitories here seem to be a good option if you're travelling alone or with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us stayed here for just under a week and everything was lovely, we stayed in one of there apartment rooms which was so cheap but so good so much space and hot water. The area its self was lovely with great food served and also lovely chill out place Thanks UKbackpackers xo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

That kind of indian guesthouse where you can stay stucked all day long ! For all kind of budgets. Really nice garden with hamacs and sofas. People from all over the world. Food available. Yoga courses. 10 min walk from the cliffs and beach. The owners are really caring and helpful. Thank you, I had a really peaceful time!! Magneteyes... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This a place which I had always desired as my home ....a green garden right before your bedroom....with morning yoga place.....nice library....beautiful dining area surrounded by creepers of passion fruit....some odd 500 mtr from the cliff ....owner is very helpful ....we have stayed in suite and it was well maintained in that cost which we had paid for 1 week.....must... More 

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Riga Beach, Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you need stay in India, Kerala, I sincerely advice You Shiva Garden in Varkala (http://www.varkalahomestay.com/home.html). I was living there this year from September to the middle of November and had a very cozy room with private facilities only for 400 INR per night. Really pleasant, loving atmosphere, nice rooms in 3 minutes walking to the beach and cliff with... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Shiva Garden in Varkala was my first stop this time in India, and I stayed there for almost two weeks. I absolutly loved the place. I came alone and the staff took good care of me. Every morning I had yoga classes with Sonia. I'm a beginner in yoga and she has really inspired me to continue. After two hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with four children in march this year. We had spent about half a day looking around for the right place to stay, knowing little about Varkala. When we stumbled upon this place we knew we'd found it. We didn't take advantage of much of what this place has to offer- yoga and the like but it was a... More 

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Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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