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North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
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Shiva Garden
Ranked #17 of 73 Varkala B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Montpellier, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very nice hostel on a big garden: cool and friendly atmosphere with hamacs and big chairs in the shadow of big trees. Prices are very low, especially if you take a bad in the orginal dormitory (only 200 INR per night). Beaches are not so far (possible to access after 5 min of walk). Free wifi available but very low.... More

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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Excellent relaxing 2 weeks after a hectic whistle stop tour Delhi area. I loved the hot sun but my partner preferred February last year ,not as hot and no rain on three occasions in the late afternoon/evening .back next Jan/ Feb. We arrived 5th April,be advised it's near end of season then.Some nice people at Shiva and hosts Jayan &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was one of the nicest and welcoming and friendliest places I stayed in India. Perfect budget option (200 rupees) for a dorm bed on the roof, clean and comfortable. Wonderful garden and seating area, perfect to relax and meet new people. Great location too just 3 minute walk to the Cliff. Family were amazing hosts.. so warm and welcoming... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Shiva Garden is the perfect place to wile away the hottest hours of the day. The backyard is an oasis with a common sitting area, nice food, hammocks, a badminton court, a rooftop for yoga, and a good book collection. Wonderful staff and great value.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Room (4/5): Considering the price of rs 700 in a tourist ghetto like varkala the rooms were large, clean and in general very homely. Sure for this price you don't get any amenities like an AC or flatscreen TV but time is better spent in one of the nice cliff side restaurants or on the porch of the hostel exchanging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

By far the best place I visited in India the love and welcome that I felt there was more than I could have ever antisapated , I spent nearly over a month there on and off I went and came back twice cause I missed the people I met and the family which runs shiva wish I could have spent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent 3 and a half weeks at shiva. The accommodation is clean and comfortable. We stayed in the dorm for the majority of time which is a perfect budget option for backpackers, we treated ourselves to a few nights in a ensuite room and even a couple in the apartment. All the options were excellent and value for money!... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Budget accommodation but clean. Outside shower and toilet but perfectly pleasant to use. Beautiful garden with lovely communal seating area. Drinks and meals available to buy. Very welcoming staff. 5 minutes from beaches, shops and restaurants. If you are happy to go simple, look no further and book!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I visited Shiva Garden in November when I was on holiday in Varkala, when I returned in late December it was a no brainer that I was going to stay here. So for two months Shiva Garden was my home, the rooms offer everything you need, I had an en suite bathroom (cold water only, but this was no issue,... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed in Shiva Guest House for one night in Febraury. The room was really nice but a little expensive if i compare it to the rest of the trip. Also there was a fight between the locals and tourists which went on through the night. Overall the place is really good.

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Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Location: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Shiva Garden Hotel Varkala
Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala

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SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 
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