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Shiva Garden

North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The world is a better place knowing Shiva Garden is in it. Just a safe haven to come to and chill, meet nice people, surf, beach, eat good food & sleep. Really good cook Good service Close to the beach "Shanti" as the boss told me one time.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 enthusiastic people travelling together for New Year. We had booked our rooms at Shiva Garden two months in advance. Unfortunately, when we arrived, they had been attributed to other persons. Without any apology, and pretending that it was our fault because we arrived too late in the afternoon, the director sent us to a... More 

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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival at Shiva Garden at 6pm, we found out that our room had been given to someone else, even though we had booked and exchanged emails with the boss. We insisted on getting a room but it was not possible until the next day (we had booked for three nights). We were sent to spend the night in a... More 

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2 Thank HappyCece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place with nice dorms on the roof. The garden with the hammock is absolutely lovely. Enjoying a book there is just a delight. It's fairly close to the beach (less than 10 minutes if you know the shortcuts). Staff is nice, the food you can have here is relatively good and cheap (but you can find better on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 9days at shiva garden over the Christmas and new year period. We had a great time, the owners are a very lovely family. We were there with my 5 year old son and it's a perfect place for kids, lots of games and swings in the garden. Communal area is great. Food is lovely. It's a sociable... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very disappointed. I had made an online booking for a tree house three months in advance (at a premium). My room was cancelled. I was given a room which was not upto the standards. I had to wait till 2 o clock before the room was made ready. My money was not refunded or set-off. The owners did... More 

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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent three nights at Shiva garden, in the homestay, and we had very high expectations about the place, given the very positive reviews we garnered here and there. Call it "budget" or "no frills", but it was very disappointing: the rooms were very mediocre, the mattresses very shallow, little charm. The amenities (sport courts) are oversold. Service at breakfast... More 

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1 Thank David S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Not a good experience, they fooled us. I had booked 2 rooms for 2 nights more than a month ago with 100% payment(30th and 31st Dec), I had confirmed the booking before travel, I knew there will be rush and I was traveling with the family and kids. On arrival they said that there are no availability of rooms, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. The rooms are budget and simple but the staff is super friendly and helpful. Its a great vibe at the restaurant which is small, cosy and often busy with people. Shiva garden has a pretty sweet location, only about 5 min walk to the cliff and beach.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place set back from the cliff in its own community area with Secret Garden hostel next door and the brilliant South Indian food across the road (they do lessons too). I didn't manage to get to know any one else other than Shilal the manager who was always around and very full of energy and really cared about her... More 

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