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Grenoble, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I was traveling in south india last summer and spent about 1 week at the Shiva Garden Homestay. The homestay is beautiful, has good food and is close to the beach. Sonia and her whole family provide a warm atmosphere, and you can have Yoga every morning on the rooftop, which is just amazing. But the most important thing was... More 

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4 Thank Silvia G
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Made my trip a dream! The staff are friendly, there's badminton, rooms are enormous considering price, dogs are cute, great for local knowledge, friendly travelers, easy access to the beach, food is malayali, there's a convenience store opposite, nirvana yoga next door. My only complaint is that the WiFi is patchy, but this will be the case literally everywhere. Buy... More 

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4 Thank Prabhath P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I visited this hostel for 2 nights in March 2015 and, as the other reviewers have said, it was lovely. Pros: -Really nice energy in the garden -Friendly guests and a welcoming common area (with wifi) -The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a room we liked and felt comfortable during our stay -Walking distance to... More 

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4 Thank joyb123
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Shiva Garden is a really lovely place with lots of different options for rooms. It's a great place to meet people and it's close to the beach. The staff were all really helpful and friendly! You can easily spend all day relaxing in the garden drinking masala chai.

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2 Thank Clementine M
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Accommodation We were a huge and enthusiastic (read raucous) group of 8 and we found Shiva Garden the best to accommodate us. We had booked two apartments over phone and contrary to quite a few reviews on Tripadvisor, we got our apartments as soon as we arrived. The apartments felt like home. The wash rooms were spacious and clean. There... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

A very warm welcome from Manor. A place I will defo be travelling back too! A great place to meet people. Lovely rooms suited to your needs, great activities and helpful information. Very comfortable place to chill, a home from home.

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4 Thank lucylulu1989
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Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

A friend of mine and I stayed at Shiva Garden for 2 weeks in January 2015. You hear beautiful things about Shiva Garden, but none of them cannot compare to the feeling you get the first time you step into the garden... Calm, green, comfy, beautiful are just some of the words that come to your lips. All the staff... More 

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8 Thank marioz962
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I reserved a room here and at the time of arrival they said they were fully booked and showed me to a resort close by, which was not nice a all. They didn't even bother to apologize. Unfortunately I didn't pay any attention to former warnings who reported the same. Shiva Garden seems to have a deal with the Guest... More 

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5 Thank Matheo123
shivagarden, Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

Shivagarden is a small family run business. We have experienced many no show ups and it put us in a very difficult situation. At times we gets over booking (not on a usual basis) and in situation like that we help our customers to find another place. It is not a business but only a service. No one is forced... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

I had call for a room the day before arriving. They said they would hold One for me. When I arrived they said there were no rooms and put me in a place that was down the street that was pretty dead and a completely different vibe. They said they would have availability the next day. When I came in... More 

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3 Thank koganya
shivagarden, Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience. As a matter of fact it is very difficult for us to keep a room late as we have experienced many no show ups.This has put pressure on us to keep rooms without advance payment .However, we do understand this was not communicated properly. We will rectify this mistake with immediate effect. The issue of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

Enjoy the shade lying on the hammocks or have a tea chilling out on the couches in the garden, just few minutes from the cliff. Cheap dorm on the rooftop and cheap bamboo hut in the garden. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SHIVA GARDEN is one among the most reputed home stays in Varkala. Perched near a majestic red cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea, this charming home stay offers many warm hospitable services as well as a fantastic garden view. Here we have a magnificent garden growing many famous Ayurvedic plants and trees, surrounding the resort. Guests are only minutes away from the famous 2000 years old Janardhana Swamy Temple, Kappil beach and Angengo Fort built by the British East India company in the 17th century. Shiva Garden is the perfect base for leisure and you may never forget this in your life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva Garden

Address: North Cliff Kurakkanni | Kurakkanni, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Varkala
Price Range: RM71 - RM188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Check the price of the treehouse - they have 2. When i stayed it was R400, which is only 100 rupees more than dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles MysticX, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is wifi in the hallway and the commons area, front room did not have wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles AniaNYC, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the main building is old, the building behind are a bit newer.”
 of 5 bubbles Rachel_Korah, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Awesome garden inside. Best place to chill in the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles marcioc186, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Do not book online and pay in advance as there is no point - they do not manage online bookings well.”
 of 5 bubbles Aritra2101, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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