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North Cliff Kurakkanni Kurakkanni, Varkala Town, Varkala 695141 India
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#13 of 128 in Varkala Town
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.
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Free parking
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Baggage storage
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
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Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Hindi and 1 more
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1... wrote a review May 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Very unprofessional. The room had snails. The rooms were dirty. Never men of their words. One of the worst places in Varkala. They have a lot of interest in guests' personal matters. They should have professional boundaries. They should speak only when required. Very uncivilized.
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Date of stay: November 2019
mark benoit wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We stayed for 3days at shiva garden over the December and really We had a great time, the owners are a very lovely family. We were a couple and it's a perfect place for kids also lots of games and swings in the garden. Communal area is great. Food is lovely. The best place to keep our mind free and relaxed,Then staff are great. Rooms are basic.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Clarabelle wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Highly recommend Shiva Garden in Varkala, had a great 4 night stay at the beginning of my trip in India. Highlights: staff are so friendly, welcoming, helpful and really accommodating. Food is nice and a wide range on offer and someone is always around to serve you. Yoga Shala available to use at your leisure, they also put classes on. Really nice garden chill out area to meet people or just relax. Also just a short walk from the cliff.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Jasmine Butcher wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at shiva garden twice in the past few years, once in low season and once in high season, both experiences were thoroughly enjoyable. The rooms are clean and large with a beautiful balcony overlooking the surrounding trees. The guesthouse is set in a peaceful area of Varakala, just 10 minutes walk from the beach and main shops and resturants. The guesthouse itself provides exceptional food! The property boats a huge open space with hammocks and swings, perfect for socialising with fellow guests or gazing up into the palm trees. In the summer they held movie and salsa nights as well as group meditations. Jayan the owner is friendly and welcoming and goes out of his way to ensure that his guests have everything they need. The guesthouse really feels like a home and both times I found it very hard to leave! Until next time shiva garden!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Emillesime wrote a review Apr 2019
48 contributions18 helpful votes
As soon as I stepped into the guesthouse with a warm welcome by Vinod I felt like home. Owner and staff are all very friendly and helpful. I stayed only 2 nights but felt like staying longer. Quiet at night, quick access to the cliff (ask it follow Google maps for shortcuts), comfortable outdoor seating and food and drinks available. They also rent bicycles. The owner arranged a taxi pick up from the airport as I arrived in the evening. And a rickshaw to Varkala station. Very good choice and value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled
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JacquiB1107 wrote a review Feb 2019
Calne, United Kingdom317 contributions113 helpful votes
Stayed here for our first 3 nights in India and could not of wished for a better start to our travels .. the rooms were basic but adequate.. the outside area was nicely set out where you could order breakfast lunch dinner and snacks all day .. they even went out to the bar next door to get us a nice cold beer !! The owner was extremely helpful and the staff also .. the north cliff is just a short walk where you will find a good selection of restaurants serving fresh fish and the beach is just a short walk .. bit of a hike back but worth it
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
Haleythetraveler wrote a review Feb 2019
Jodhpur, India9 contributions2 helpful votes
I came here with the intention of staying 2-3 nights and just kept on extending my stay. Peaceful, serene and beautiful! It has a great mixture of both foreign and Indian tourists. The staff was so kind and helpful. Overall an amazing stay. Will definitely be coming back for more!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from shivaom1122, Manager at Shiva Garden
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback. See you soon. bye
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Hars wrote a review Jan 2019
3 contributions
This place is very peaceful and perfect for all travelers solo/family. It is very close to the cliff. They also have space to play basketball and board-games etc. The restaurant is average. The rooms and toilets are clean. The owner is an awesome person and ensures that you have a nice peaceful stay. He will help you with everything in Varkala.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The dorms are awesome.
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Naty wrote a review Jan 2019
2 contributions
Hey people! I styed one week at the Shiva Garden and the hospitality was amazing!! The owner was sweet and really nice. He hosted me medically and gave me everything I needed. The place is very clean and there is a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. I usually do not record responses but in this case I had to.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
Shlomi wrote a review Jan 2019
1 contribution
We were here four days for two weeks in this hostel and was so nice. The owner of the hostel is always smiling and happy and all you wish is to help you. The place is always clean and fun and feel like home. I'm very recommended to be here!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled
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IndiaKeralaThiruvananthapuram DistrictVarkalaVarkala Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shiva Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Shiva Garden?
Nearby attractions include Varkala Cliff (0.3 km), Shalimar Weaves (0.1 km), and Royal Art Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shiva Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Shiva Garden?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Shiva Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shiva Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include InDa Cafe, Darjeeling Cafe, and Clafouti.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shiva Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Shiva Garden?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sivagiri (3.3 km).