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Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden

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Murikkady, Kumily Periyar, Thekkady 685535 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 81 hotels in Thekkady
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Badminton
Game room
Kids stay free
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Adult pool
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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Anand G wrote a review 13 Jan
Kochi (Cochin), India1898 contributions544 helpful votes
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The access road to the resort is unspeakable with very rough random stones on the unpaved road pose serious threat to the underside and tyres of cars. There is very limited parking space available. The entrance has a long wooden bridge which makes the entrance attractive. Below the bridge we see a small artificial water body and some birds kept there. The staff at the reception are pleasant and helpful. The hotel has limited local vehicle service and the visitor ideally need to depend on own vehicles to move around. The resort has a good layout and the rooms with all modern amenities inside is located in such a way that you stay there in sync with nature. The restaurant is quite good with nice arrangement. The chef has an interesting system of preparing warm drinks like coffee, tea etc only on receiving the order so that the same can be served in warm conditions (since the ambient temperature is too low for most of the time). There is a good walking trail within the property which is pleasant, refreshing and energising. The rent appears a but too high for the facilities
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Gireesh Kumar, General Manager at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. Thank you for taking out your precious time to share your valuable feedback. We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best luxury hotel in Thekkady, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful resort accommodation in Periyar, close to Kumily! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottages, Swimming pool, Private pool villas, alfresco dining by the bar that serves beer & wine, spice trails, game viewing options and the beautiful natural land all around. Also we would like to inform you that the local body government will do the maintenance of road soon. We have local transportation available easily on request. Wishing you a great day ahead! Look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm regards, Gireesh
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AdvisorUnni wrote a review Dec 2021
Kochi (Cochin), India1 contribution
What I liked : Location Property is really blending with nature. Heritage touch. Staff Private pool villa Breakfast Table and chairs made of rock, swing, library What i didn't like: Toilet doors were too much heritage, sometimes , it was difficult to keep it closed. Properly area is so less. Nothing to explore. Cardamom plantation tour should be complimentary just like the breakfast. Its sad to say that, i didn't see life cycle of a cardamom after staying in a cardamom plantation. We stayed in a different property for one night after staying here. That property per night rent was much cheaper than the rooms of here and we got a better experience there.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Gireesh Kumar, General Manager at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. Thank you for taking out your precious time to share your valuable feedback. We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best luxury hotel in Thekkady, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful resort accommodation in Periyar, close to Kumily! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottages, Swimming pool, Private pool villas, alfresco dining by the bar that serves beer & wine, spice trails, game viewing options and the beautiful natural land all around. We have noted your feedback about the toilet door and will do the needful. Please note that we are offering our cardamom plantation tour is complimentary only and we not charging at all. Also we are not processing the cardamon at the resort and we are sending the local shop for the processing. Wishing you a great day ahead! Look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm regards, Gireesh
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Manickkam K wrote a review Dec 2021
Chennai (Madras), India23 contributions22 helpful votes
I had visited the property with my wife for a quick two day holiday. It’s easy to find once you enter Thekkady with google maps. You’ll be welcomed by a beautiful bridge to the reception which will isn’t any give you this warm and cozy feel. The rooms are a bit old fashioned but are maintained really well. The linen was fresh and clean. The toilets were impeccable. Pros - The staff were amazing. They are very informative and literally go out of the way to help you out. The property is very well maintained and has this serene atmosphere within the wilderness. The location is very close to the town and major tourist spots. The quality of the food was good and they serve it in your rooms. Cons - The variety offered on food could have been better. The rooms could be upgraded with safety lockers and safer door locks. On the whole it was a wonderful escape for three days.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gireesh Kumar, General Manager at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. Thank you for taking out your precious time to share your valuable feedback. We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best luxury hotel in Thekkady, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful resort accommodation in Periyar, close to Kumily! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottages, Swimming pool, Private pool villas, alfresco dining by the bar that serves beer & wine, spice trails, game viewing options and the beautiful natural land all around. Also we will improve the variety of food and the safety lockers in the rooms. Wishing you a great day ahead! Look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm regards, Gireesh
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Sunny Singh wrote a review Dec 2021
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Living was comfortable and they made sure to maintain the standards. Highly recommendable to couples and family And specially who seeks to find peace. I would like to specially mention about the staff who made the entire stay comfortable and unforgettable.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. Thank you for taking out your precious time to share your valuable feedback. We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best luxury hotel in Thekkady, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful resort accommodation in Periyar, close to Kumily! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottages, Swimming pool, Private pool villas, alfresco dining by the bar that serves beer & wine, spice trails, game viewing options and the beautiful natural land all around. Wishing you a great day ahead! Look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm regards, Gireesh
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NorfolkFozzy wrote a review Nov 2021
Trowse Newton, United Kingdom146 contributions61 helpful votes
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Do NOT think of staying anywhere else - this hotel is terrific and will not be beaten! Everything offered to us, from the room to the relaxation areas to the food to the spa, was absolutely perfect. Added to that, every single member of staff was charming and ultra-helpful too. Don’t get short-changed by staying elsewhere - chose the best; choose Shalimar Spice Garden!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Nov 2021
Dear Sir/Ma’am, Namaskar and Season's Greetings! It was a pleasure to welcome you at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden, Thekkady. Thank you for taking out your precious time to share your valuable feedback. We welcome you once again to visit & relive the unforgettable experiences at the best luxury hotel in Thekkady, Kerala by Amritara Hotels & Resorts. Please keep visiting our website & please ‘like’ our social media pages for the latest seasonal offers of this beautiful resort accommodation in Periyar, close to Kumily! You may please recommend friends & family and request to experience our unique & private cottages, Swimming pool, Private pool villas, alfresco dining by the bar that serves beer & wine, spice trails, game viewing options and the beautiful natural land all around. Wishing you a great day ahead! Look forward to welcoming you back in near future. Warm regards, Gireesh
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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
shalimar spice garden hotel kumily, shalimar spice garden thekkady
LOCATION
IndiaKeralaIdukki DistrictThekkady
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Nearby attractions include Yodha Cultural Village Thekkady (3.7 km), Abraham's Spice Garden (1.7 km), and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar-B-Que, Grandma's Cafe, and Coffee Garden.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (4.2 km).
Does Amritara Shalimar Spice Garden have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.