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Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Young family: a yoga teacher, a journalist and two little children, 6 and 2 years old. It has been our perfect homestay in Kerala, perfect for us and for the children too, with a lot of space to play. Good people around, good atmosphere and energy and a really friendly welcome: you can ask the staff to help ypu in...

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Mornington
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We were very disappointed that the family room we booked, which was advertised as having two bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas was actually a two bedroom and one bathroom place. There was meant to be a double bed and two single, but there was only one single and a couch. We had to request sheets for this, so...

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shivaom1122, Owner at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

The Family who stayed in Our Apartment they booked Apartment Plan 2 ,The occupancy is 4 .We charged only for that (Apartment plan 2).The family who misunderstood the Apartment plan 2 n Plan 3. We are sorry for that. There was power went off at night time in their Apartment.But they never informed us.We knew only morning time.we are so...

UK
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Shiva is about 300 mtrs from the cliff, which you access by track and 'path'. So the homestay is in a quiet enough location. i paid 800r for a room in the house with ensuite bathroom. The vibe there is chilled out and relaxed, many people smoking 'relaxant' - so go with an open mind. the garden area has a...

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1Thank T_Fluffbunny
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2013

My Girlfriend and I stayed her for 3 nights during our recent trip to India and loved it! It is so relaxing and makes you feel so comfortable. We had one of the apartments and we were amazed with how much we got for our money - clean and quiet, really lovely. The staff are welcoming and the food is...

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3Thank Livermoregreen
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I'm not fussy in the slightest, especially after three months of travelling in India...but this place just does not live up to the reviews! The 'gardens' aren't up to much, thought the sitting/dining area is a nice touch, and the rooms were only just better than average - the severe smell of moth balls in ours was off putting! The...

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Fleamike
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Writing a review about Shiva Garden is like writing a review of the Sistine Chapel. How could I ever do it justice? After 11 months on the road, this remains my very favorite guest house. I stumbled on it by luck and made friendships with people who I traveled with, met up with, and am still in touch with. It...

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4Thank Fleamike
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I came to Siva Garden after a friends recommendation and felt totally at home for the first time in my 4 month stay in India. (which included changing accommodation every 3 dayd so by this point i had been resident jn ALOT of guesthouses) Owner Jayan and the staff immediately made me feel welcome and comfortable. It offers excellent value...

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4Thank Oneblondejess
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We loved staying at Shiva Garden. Location is good, walking distance to beach. Breakfast included and delicious. Deluxe room was not so deluxe but clean and comfy beds. Thank god for the fan! Owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. One negative - a bit overpriced. There are cheaper (and newer) rooms around closer to the beach if you...

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3Thank ELB5555
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We had an incredible two week stay at Shiva Garden in Varkala! The owners, Jayan and Sonia, made us feel at home and are two of the kindest people I've ever met! The food there was incredible. We ate a traditional Keralan thali almost every day, and the prices were more than reasonable. The accommodation was lovely, and after a...

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3Thank caipriestley
Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 25 September 2012

I stayed at Shiva Garden twice - once in high season, once in low season. Both times were fantastic - Jayan and Sonia are so down to earth, and really will try to accommodate you no matter what you budget and requirements are. It's tucked slightly back further from the beach, which means it's a total square of peace, away...

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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 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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Shiva Garden Varkala, Kerala
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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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