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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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....

Appin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, peaceful, characterful and comfortable place with lovely staff and good food. Gardens are stunning and our room was spacious and furnished with style. Shirley was hospitable and helpful- thank you for a lovely stay.

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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

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Feels like you are in the jungle. The sounds all around especially at night give it a great atmosphere. The food was especially good, the breakfasts were amazing and they were happy to cook us anything we requested.

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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

St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful resort.staff so friendly & helpful.nothing too much trouble Rooms set as chalets in the grounds- very clean & spacious.smoked for mosquitos every night Falling Leaves restaurant made excellent food especially the curries. A great start to the holiday

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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

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely two nights here on our trip through magical Kerala. Impeccably welcome from Shirley as we crossed the bridge. Great food, perfect service, lovely (cool!) pool. Room spacious and bathroom well equipped though possibly in need of regrouting. Shame the coffee bar wasn't open but few fellow guests so fair enough. I managed to get good internet coverage sitting...

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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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It is a must go to and totally recommend it as 1 of the finest examples of kindness and hospitality of the people not to mention the property is gorgeous a real gem tucked in the interiors ... people are very polite and so beckoning to all your wishes that I think kerala reinstates politeness and niceness back again in...

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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

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 5 days here at the end of a whistle stop tour through India. It's an epic 5hr drive through the mountains but my, was it worth it. We did one of the organised tours which was great and then spent the rest of the time eating, reading and mooching around the grounds and into the village where there...

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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

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I almost booked other resort for Thekkady and suddenly my wife showed me this resort on TripAdvisor. I quickly stopped my previous booking and went for this. Later we both were so happy to choose this hidden gem. Resort is just 4-5 km from the city. A beautiful high quality property in the middle of the forest in the mountains....

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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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Room types
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
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
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: $203 - $395 (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
#6 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
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