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Shiva Garden

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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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shivagarden, Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience. As a matter of fact it is very difficult for us to keep a room late as we have experienced many no show ups.This has put pressure on us to keep rooms without advance payment .However, we do understand this was not communicated properly. We will rectify this mistake with immediate effect. The issue of... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 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 January 6, 2015

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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