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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway
Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
Coimbatore, India
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Greedy hotel with good location ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

The resort is located in a nice forest location which is serene. And that and that alone is the plus.

The value for money is worse. We stayed in The Elephant Court on previous day which s half the price with more amenities and quality service.

Here, The extra person check charge is Rs. 2000 which is nearly half the room rent. The complementary breakfast limit is Rs. 250 for which we could not even order a bread toast and egg.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a lovely resort in a beautiful setting. The staff are friendly and professional and Shirley front of house/ manager is a delight. Faultless. We did not use the pool as we had a busy schedule but it was very attractively set in the grounds that surround the bungalows. There are quite a few steps which was ok as we did not have to carry our cases to the room and I did have the opportunity to use my torch when we returned after dinner, although it wasn't necessary. Good choice from the kitchen and again nothing too much trouble.

Room Tip: We upgraded and were very pleased with the honeymoon suite as it was right on the edge of the jungle...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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Surrey
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

There was a lovely welcome to this property. All the staff were extremely helpful. The cottages are set amongst the spice gardens so you can enjoy lovely views and relax. Food was good too, breakfasts were ample and the lunches and dinners were of a very good quality.

Room Tip: We upgraded ( for about £40 a night) to a bigger cottage closer to the main building and thought tha...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

This was a really enchanting place to stay amidst a busy schedule visiting as many places as we could, during our visit to India. The staff were so helpful and friendly, the food was excellent and the whole environment was amazing. The massage was such a welcome treat and helped me relax prior to the next leg of our journey south. Thank you everyone.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I had a very nice experience in Shalimar Spice Garden. It was indeed a hideaway place from busy life. The staff were all friendly and professional. The property gives a flavor of jungle and I have experienced one of my best and peaceful morning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Krits84
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We han a very nice experience in Shalimar Spice Garden. Wonderful place in the middle of spices plantations with a flavor of jungle. Nice and professional people, wonderful massage and great food.Thanks to everybody

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was so lovely. We had refused to stay at the so called ambient hotel we were booked into and this hotel offered us a choice of 3 rooms at very short notice. The staff were all so friendly and just couldn't do any more to make our unexpected stay a joy. A lovely welcome and drink drink when we arrived was gratefully received. The food was outstanding, the pool well kept, in fact everything was tidy and clean. A brilliant place to stay and relatively near to attractions. A must!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room at the far end which was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jill8858
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Gireesh297636, Resort Manager at Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a 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
Resort Manager
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Additional Information about Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

Property: Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway
Address: Murikkady | Periyar, Thekkady 685535, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Family Hotel in Thekkady
#4 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
#7 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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Shalimar Spice Garden Hotel Kumily
Shalimar Spice Garden Thekkady
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