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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We booked a room here, they were just ok. They are more interested to get the money from guest then rendering service. Overall I am not satisfied and this is not at all value for money. And the owner refused to meet us even after charging us for an extra day even tho we didnt stay there. Think twice before...

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2Thank angie182015
shivagarden, Owner at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience of the Guest who Stayed with us.They have been Booked for 5 nights,We didn't asked the advance payment,(most of the guest houses they make pay the guest advance payment)but we blocked the Room for them 5 nights.After 2 nights,they change their plan n would like to check out .We asked them " please pay for 3...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Words can't express how wonderful my time was at Shiva Gardens. I arrived intending to stay for 3 days at the beginning of March 2015 and stayed for 7 weeks! The place has a beautiful atmosphere, the hosts and staff are amazing and made me feel at home, looked after me when I was ill and always had a big...

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2Thank Georgina W
johannesburg
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Have stayed at Shiva Garden three times and have always experienced true family hospitality. On the second visit my daughter was recovering from a motorbike accident and Jayan really made sure she was looked after.

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4Thank JohannesburgPeter
Grenoble, France
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...

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4Thank Silvia G
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...

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4Thank Prabhath P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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...

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4Thank joyb123
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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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2Thank Clementine M
Bengaluru, India
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...

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5Thank NiveditaBasu
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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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4Thank lucylulu1989
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...

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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 - RM116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“sleeping in the dorms is an experience and also individual rooms are just perfect, big, double beds, plenty of light. Very convinient”
 of 5 bubbles cooperviajando, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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