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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 5 nights here, loved every minute of it. The place is just gorgeous, green and secluded, just like the name suggests. Rooms are spacious and decorated the traditional Kerala way. Thora gave us a tour of the honeymoon suite too on our last day, it was just perfect! Very quiet at night. Only one thing bugged me, the breakfast... More 

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norfolk, england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secret Garden was the first stay of our holiday in Kerala booked through Kerala Connections who I must congratulate on sourcing unique properties offering wonderful hospitality. Having missed a night's sleep travelling we were hot, tired and bit weary when we arrived but our energy levels picked up immediately we drove through the gates of Secret Garden - a lovely... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

India Someday booked this hotel for my husband and I and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautifully renovated heritage property and friendly helpful staff. Refreshing pool right outside our door. There are mosquitos here but we just had to remember to apply our natural insect repellant - if you didn't bring any supposedly there is a local natural repellant that... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

You could do no better than start your visit to Kerala by staying at this 100 year old traditional Kerala home, now converted to a boutique hotel that is more like a relaxed homestay property. Nine beautifully appointed rooms that comfortably sleep from 1 to 4 persons, set in three 2-storey blocks around a lovely swimming pool, is run by... More 

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and relaxed setting, most of the important tourist places are walking or cycling distance. We were 7 adults and a kid.....had a great time, special mention for Sunesh who was very helpful and kind to all of us.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Secret Garden is delightful. A perfect place to relax after a long flight. We stayed in the Temple Suite as a family which is beautifully designed with a hand painted mural surrounding one of the beds. It was incredibly spacious and had a lovely outdoor seating area looking over the pool. All the staff are very friendly and helpful... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I love the staff, very efficient and friedly. Upon my arrival the offer a complementary delicious natural pineapple juice. Management explained me in great detail touristic map with all the places to see and enjoy. Restaurants, cafes, shopping, cultural events. The international friendly guests atmosphere is great. At this time I met two artists from Australia that were in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

After travelling for a month in India I was delighted to arrive at The Secret Garden for a bit of peace and quiet (and a swim in the pool!). It is a beautiful property hidden in the backstreets of Fort Kochi. The room was perfect for us and had everything we needed, plus a daybed! The breakfast was delicious as... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

tucked away in a quiet residential maze of buildings, you would not expect to find this quiet gem. after the hustle and bustle of Mumbai this was the perfect antidote. there were only 3 other guest in the time i was there, 3 lads traveling together who left soon after i arrived so i had the place to myself. Sunesh... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hideaway hotel. We stayed in the master suite - a beautiful room - well appointed with beautiful murals on the walls and a large balcony overlooking the pool The staff are wonderful - accommodating & nothing is too much trouble My only suggestion for improvement is some parasols over the sun loungers by the pool; otherwise, it can be... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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An indulgent heritage guesthouse in Fort Cochin that offers finer accommodations than any home stay or hotel within a mid range budget; maybe better than what you can find even in the luxury bracket! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Secret Garden

Address: Bishop Garden Lane 2, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range: £95 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Near the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles U8625NHrobertm, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The family Suite has two comfy double/ king beds and a huge balcony for children to enjoy.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulandCatrin, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the only two suites on the ground floor with large day bed in addition to our four-poster.”
 of 5 bubbles LouiseM464, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it, splash out on either the suite or the family room - both are magnificent and have private balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles Tiggerlot1, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are a few rooms on the first floor (2nd floor to Americans) with an extra day bed inside and private balconies on the outside.”
 of 5 bubbles NovemberTango, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
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