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Shiva Garden

05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My favorite thing about Shiva Garden is the communal area; there are tables, hammocks, hanging chairs, swings, and floor seating area. This area brings a lot of people together; the host family, solo, couple, and family travelers. A great place to chill and relax at!

Thank teefoz
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Fine if you’re on a tight budget - rough and ready, not too far from the beach and cheap. Negative points: very noisy at night, uncomfortable bed, unhelpful staff, no information provided on arrival. This place could be dramatically improved by a warm welcome. If you can afford to go elsewhere, do.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Shiva Garden is such an awesome place to stay. Really clean, great variety of rooms, excellent staff and super helpful. Cool ambience and great mix of travelers. The restaurant serves yummy food and the garden is shaded and cool. Only minutes walk from cliff. Best stay we have had in India!!!!!

Thank NatashaRao- J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Booked 3 nights here online at booking.com. Unfortunately all the space in the dorm was taken so I stayed in a Deluxe Double Room for 3900 INR. The room was ok, very expensive for a room that didn't have AC and had cold water from the shower. Also the wifi didn't work in my room and the fan was very...

Thank Pete2591
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Shiva Garden is an amazing place to be. Varkala is a strange place. It's touristy but also relaxed and chill. Shiva garden is the best place to stay, I'm sure. The rooms are basic but clean (and not expensive!). Just ask to see all the rooms available because some are nicer then others. But all are fine. The morning yoga...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed for 4 nights on 2 separate occasions and both times enjoyed the lively atmosphere, chilled out vibe, good food and great company. I slept in the dorm, situated on a rooftop, the mattresses are very comfortable and mosquito nets effective. The staff are attentive, friendly and warm and the cost very reasonable..... They offer Yoga in the mornings,...

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

When I was leaving Shiva Garden the saying from Winnie the Pooh came up to my mind: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodby so hard... I spend in Varkala more than one month and visited most of the places and Shiva Garden was still my favorite place to come back and call it home for...

Thank Andrej D
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It is the perfect place to relax, meet cool people, socialize discover all the things India has to offer. It is not placed on the clift which makes the location calm but only 2 min walk away from all the shops and the restaurants. Rooms and the toilets in them are clean following the indian standards. the owner is extremly...

Thank cooperviajando
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice, the food is OK, the prices are accessible, the familiar environment is peaceful, the playground is super with its hammocks, volleyball net, balls and swings. It even has a slackline. But the strong point of Shiva Garden is that is THE place for long term solo travellers. So be sure to meet interesting people and to...

Thank Vitor F
shivagarden, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here. We try to keep a friendly atmosphere and assist whenever we can, and hope to see you again at your home away from home in India.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stayed there a couple of nights and i would totally recommend it. Rooms are cheap and clean. The owner is very helpful and friendly. The hammocks in the garden are worth every roupie. Short way to the beach.

Thank Jupdng
shivagarden, Guest Relations Manager at Shiva Garden, responded to this review

Thanks and glad you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.

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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 > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Price Range: ₹ 970 - ₹ 2,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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Shiva Garden Hotel Varkala
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”
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.”
MysticX, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is wifi in the hallway and the commons area, front room did not have wifi.”
AniaNYC, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the main building is old, the building behind are a bit newer.”
Rachel_Korah, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Awesome garden inside. Best place to chill in the afternoon”
marcioc186, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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