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Shalimar Spice Garden - An Amritara Private Hideaway

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New Delhi, India
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We visited this place with our friends. We had a wonderful stay. We were touched with the way the staff welcomed us with so much affection. The staff also upgraded our room to our liking as it was an off season. The staff was very cooperative throughout our stay. The property and the rooms are surrounded with local spice plants...

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Cheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Shalimar Spice garden for two nights at the end of February. It was lovely to be in the trees and jungle after a week and a half in cities. It was very relaxing and whilst we were there my husband was ill and the staff couldn't have been more attentive. Our cabin was very spacious and...

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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

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here including New year's Eve, when various activities were put on, including dinner and a series of rather homely performances (rather a lot of which involved heavy drumming). I have to admit that even with a campfire being lit it was too chilly for my wife and to stay the course, due to the fact that...

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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

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average customer service, below average rooms, Bad food. stayed here for a day in October, and the whole experience was average. The location and the setting is great, but everything else is average. .

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

Dear Guest, Noted your review on the trip advisor and apologies for the inconvenience. I would like to inform you that I am unable to find you which period in October you stayed at Shalimar Spice Garden and which room. So requesting you to write your inconvenience to rmssg@amritara.co.in, so that we can understand where its gone wrong. Kindly help....

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised that a tuc tuc ride was arranged to get us from the road to the hotel. But it was a uneven & undulating lane to the main hotel entrance gateway. Our room was up a very steep set of unevenly spaced granite steps, which we had not been warned about. My husband needed to use his inhaler half way...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down a rickety track so they lay on a fleet of auto-rickshaws/cars to get you to reception, or you can walk. Seems odd for a self-proclaimed eco hotel, but targets (proudly framed in reception) are vague, non-SMART aims (use less plastic, more solar energy). Room pleasant enough - individual bungalow - but silly, fiddle double doors which are hard to...

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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. We would like to inform you that our accommodations are spread over 6 acres of land area and the accommodations are in different levels, accessible by steps. We have noted your points about the shaving mirror and sink plug in bathroom. Of course, we are going to...

United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel in February 2017, arrived after long day of touring and driving - upon our arrival we met the most wonderful lovely woman, Shirley, who welcomed us with a big smile and took us to our cottage, in it was a large size room - with all that you need , very clean, comfortable, balcony with...

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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

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome we received at the Shalimar Spice Garden was warm and welcoming. All staff at the hotel were gracious and extremely helpful. Nothing being too much trouble, even down to Chef sharing his recipe with me for Banana Paysam! The rooms are in thatched cottages and are very clean, very comfortable and cool even in the heat of the...

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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

Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable rooms, good location, helpful staff. Spent an enjoyable couple of nights here and enjoyed the buffet meals. Would use again as base for Periyar should we ever go back (and I hope we shall)

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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

Redditch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for just two nights and that was enough we felt. Had a huge room that really was uneccesarily large but lacked storage space. Lovely outlook to the gardens, comfortable bed and good bathroom. Fan heater provided for the chilly late evenings. Mean with the provision of drinking water compared to other places we stayed in. The restaurant...

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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 are sorry that you feel uncomfortable about the courtesy comfort check during your stay. We pride ourselves on excellent service and attention to detail and hope...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $147 - $309 (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
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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“We chose an individual cottage which was secluded from others”
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 of 5 bubbles geraldhalon, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the cottages are on a hillside, using stairs only - if you have a problem walking or climbing ask for the cottage near the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles OdiZiki, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sure any would be fine but there are quite a lot of steps to climb to some rooms so be aware if you have mobility problems.”
 of 5 bubbles TheJsRedditch, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The resort has very limited number of cottages and all are more or less equally good, as the setting/ambience is the same and just the amount of room space/size varies. We were in cottage No 222 which was just lovvveely and romantic.”
 of 5 bubbles RajeshG432, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms have ceiling fans which is perfectly adequate at this time of year. They don't have TV but you can always talk to each other.”
 of 5 bubbles DerekfromErko, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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