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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Words can't express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me feel at home, looked after me when I was ill and always had a big... More 

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johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have stayed at Shiva Garden three times and have always experienced true family hospitality. On the second visit my daughter was recovering from a motorbike accident and Jayan really made sure she was looked after.

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was traveling in south india last summer and spent about 1 week at the Shiva Garden Homestay. The homestay is beautiful, has good food and is close to the beach. Sonia and her whole family provide a warm atmosphere, and you can have Yoga every morning on the rooftop, which is just amazing. But the most important thing was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Made my trip a dream! The staff are friendly, there's badminton, rooms are enormous considering price, dogs are cute, great for local knowledge, friendly travelers, easy access to the beach, food is malayali, there's a convenience store opposite, nirvana yoga next door. My only complaint is that the WiFi is patchy, but this will be the case literally everywhere. Buy... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I visited this hostel for 2 nights in March 2015 and, as the other reviewers have said, it was lovely. Pros: -Really nice energy in the garden -Friendly guests and a welcoming common area (with wifi) -The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a room we liked and felt comfortable during our stay -Walking distance to... More 

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Shiva Garden is a really lovely place with lots of different options for rooms. It's a great place to meet people and it's close to the beach. The staff were all really helpful and friendly! You can easily spend all day relaxing in the garden drinking masala chai.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Accommodation We were a huge and enthusiastic (read raucous) group of 8 and we found Shiva Garden the best to accommodate us. We had booked two apartments over phone and contrary to quite a few reviews on Tripadvisor, we got our apartments as soon as we arrived. The apartments felt like home. The wash rooms were spacious and clean. There... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A very warm welcome from Manor. A place I will defo be travelling back too! A great place to meet people. Lovely rooms suited to your needs, great activities and helpful information. Very comfortable place to chill, a home from home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A friend of mine and I stayed at Shiva Garden for 2 weeks in January 2015. You hear beautiful things about Shiva Garden, but none of them cannot compare to the feeling you get the first time you step into the garden... Calm, green, comfy, beautiful are just some of the words that come to your lips. All the staff... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I reserved a room here and at the time of arrival they said they were fully booked and showed me to a resort close by, which was not nice a all. They didn't even bother to apologize. Unfortunately I didn't pay any attention to former warnings who reported the same. Shiva Garden seems to have a deal with the Guest... More 

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shivagarden, Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

Shivagarden is a small family run business. We have experienced many no show ups and it put us in a very difficult situation. At times we gets over booking (not on a usual basis) and in situation like that we help our customers to find another place. It is not a business but only a service. No one is forced... More 

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