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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Lovely place with nice dorms on the roof. The garden with the hammock is absolutely lovely. Enjoying a book there is just a delight. It's fairly close to the beach (less than 10 minutes if you know the shortcuts). Staff is nice, the food you can have here is relatively good and cheap (but you can find better on the...

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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 9days at shiva garden over the Christmas and new year period. We had a great time, the owners are a very lovely family. We were there with my 5 year old son and it's a perfect place for kids, lots of games and swings in the garden. Communal area is great. Food is lovely. It's a sociable...

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1Thank Lily B
Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I was very disappointed. I had made an online booking for a tree house three months in advance (at a premium). My room was cancelled. I was given a room which was not upto the standards. I had to wait till 2 o clock before the room was made ready. My money was not refunded or set-off. The owners did...

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4Thank Aritra2101
Paris
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We spent three nights at Shiva garden, in the homestay, and we had very high expectations about the place, given the very positive reviews we garnered here and there. Call it "budget" or "no frills", but it was very disappointing: the rooms were very mediocre, the mattresses very shallow, little charm. The amenities (sport courts) are oversold. Service at breakfast...

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1Thank David S
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Not a good experience, they fooled us. I had booked 2 rooms for 2 nights more than a month ago with 100% payment(30th and 31st Dec), I had confirmed the booking before travel, I knew there will be rush and I was traveling with the family and kids. On arrival they said that there are no availability of rooms, we...

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4Thank aniltarte .
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights. The rooms are budget and simple but the staff is super friendly and helpful. Its a great vibe at the restaurant which is small, cosy and often busy with people. Shiva garden has a pretty sweet location, only about 5 min walk to the cliff and beach.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place set back from the cliff in its own community area with Secret Garden hostel next door and the brilliant South Indian food across the road (they do lessons too). I didn't manage to get to know any one else other than Shilal the manager who was always around and very full of energy and really cared about her...

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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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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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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: $21 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala
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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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