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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A wounderful place to stay . Beautiful garden, great food , helpful staff. The perfect place too rest as well as to use as a base when exploring the peryvarireserve. We stayed four night and we could happily stayed longer.

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We have noted your suggestion of the music and we will do the needful. Also would like to inform you that, the activities are not in our...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort - It is a retreat in real terms - You can go there and be sure to feel relaxed and rejuvenated just by the laid-back ambience. It is nestled within natural lush greenery. Jackfruit trees, cocoa trees, wildly growing poinsettia, coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations around - it is a green sight. The hilly terrain and the arrangement...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel absolutely lives up to its reputation. It is set in such a tranquil and beautiful setting. The cottages are very nice and it is great to have such privacy. We also took advantage of the massage (we did the couples session) which was actually done separately and was sheer heaven for 2 solid hours each. We were both...

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We have noted your suggestion of the music and we will do the needful. Also would like to inform you that, the activities are not in our...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to stay in the Keralan hills. Clean and spacious rooms, beautiful surroundings and friendly staff. Family-friendly. Great place for discovering the forests and hills and impressive landscape. Very nice garden. Food a bit pricey but good.

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We have noted your comment on the food price, but comparing with the other hotels in same or different destination, we are still reasonable price. We pride...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A delightful resort, with its thatched cottages arranged on a richly-planted hill slope and with craft items, including a mini-wagon!, to provide character and a welcoming appeal. You need to keep aside a little time from exploring Periyar National Park and its beautiful lake to enjoy the Shalimar's pool in its relaxing setting. The evening buffet in the restaurant has...

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Gireesh297636, Guest Relations Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very peaceful setting.Great if you want to relax. Plenty of trips that can be taken from the resort. Staff very helpful. They even packed a lunch for us as we were travelling a long way.Sitting in the lounge with the fire on was beautiful

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed here for three nights and loved every moment. This boutique sized resort is tucked away off the NH185 just outside Thekkady. Set on a secluded tropical hillside the approach is unprepossessing as we bumped down a narrow stoney lane. Once through the gates however, a little piece of paradise awaited us! The staff were all...

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 24, 2016

This place is pretty much perfect. The rooms are quiet and comfotable, The surroundings are lush and green, the food is great and the service impecable. We had masssages which were a real treat. From teh moment of arrival to the time we left we felt at home. Will stay longer next time.

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh

Kovalam, India
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. A bit of a way from the main town but the hotel is very peaceful. The hotel is set in lush gardens. The local food dishes were delicious. We had an early start one day and so the chef packed us a breakfast to take with us. We enjoyed a couples Ayuvedic message. Very different...

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Gireesh297636, General Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. It was wonderful having you with us. We are delighted that your stay at Shalimar Spice Garden met your expectations. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Gireesh

Varanasi, India
Reviewed November 7, 2016

I with my wife stayed two nights, no doubts it's a nature beauty and far from main market place, if you come here by taxi management will not provide any accommodation to the driver while in my travel to various cities and countries most of the hotels provides a bed and breakfast to driver, any way but I would also...

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Dear Guest With reference to your review on the trip advisor, please find the following points on your review. - Please note, we never advised that ours is a Modern Resort. Shalimar Spice Garden is a plantation resort and we don’t have modern amenities. However, we are providing the required amenities. - We are providing the accommodation for the driver....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The bridge to Shalimar, over a mountain stream meandering through the resort, transcends you to another world, seemingly untouched by man. Shalimar Spice Garden is a celebration of scents and colours. Pepper vines snake through your room balconies, butterflies dance to the sound of silence and orchids smile into your windows every morning. This Sublime Journey through waterfalls, tea estates, spice & vegetable plantations, and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary only enhances the invitation to live the Shalimar experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

Address: Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $121 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Kumily
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway Thekkady, Kerala
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Family Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
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“All rooms are equally good.”
 of 5 bubbles sangeetha06, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Someone less mobile might find the main stepping-stone route to the cottages slightly challenging, so could ask for a cottage not far from the reception building, but there's an alternative, mainly concreted, way to the upper cottages that can be taken instead .”
 of 5 bubbles triphappywimbledon, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“excellent rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles sangeetao2016, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We were happy in an Elegant Room.”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms further away from the reception were quieter, but wilder as further to walk.”
 of 5 bubbles wintryguy, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
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