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Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

Shiva is run by friendly helpful staff. They have a loverly communal area which is very relaxed and has wifi if there is electricity! Stayed in a private double room which was great. My only issue was walking back from the cliff at night meant walking through a dark alley. It was safe but I wouldn't want to do it alone.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Cpen17
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Shiva garden is a good place when you are going for Ayurveda treatment and swimming in the sea or take yoga.
Our room is clean, simple no a/c but nice to stay
People are friendly here. Food is good.
If you like to take Ayurveda treatment then I recommend Siddhi Ayurveda.
They are very good, normale prices and Allways good oil. That is what you can expect, the doctor there is also interested and follow you every day of the treatment.

Stayed: November 2013
2  Thank mrgkemme
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Really glad we found this place, really relaxed vibe. Good food, great service, Jayan and Lijur were really helpful arranging trips, transport and stays at other homestays as well. Lots of the other guests were friendly too. Great value, would love to go back for longer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank IAmAshleigh
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

shiva garden is a magical place. i have returned there time and time again over the years. its located just a 3 minute walk from the beautiful main beach. shivagarden is probably the most budget friendly place near the main beach. the owner Jayan is a very sweet man. he always treats customers like a guest in his home. this place has a very peaceful energy. the owner and his wife have a beautiful baby that smiles at everybody. when ever i stay here i always stay longer than expected. this is one of the few places in Varkala where you dont feel like anybody is trying to scam you. the food is excellent. really its all about the atmosphere. Shivagarden has the good vibes!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank David99108
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I was so lucky to have been lead to Shiva Garden. I spent one week here very happily. I learned yoga from the owner on a beautiful deck in the treetops on property. She also offered one to one life coaching which was very helpful to my on my path. As I was taking flute lessons from a local artist, Venu the guests got the pleasure of hearing his divine melodies as well. The guests seam to enjoy the community atmosphere and there was often a good conversation happening in the backyard hut where one could also order good traditional Kerala food and western food as well. There was one long term resident from England who was writing a book here as well as tourists passing through. Shiva Garden was a cozy and peaceful, clean and friendly home away from home. Thank you for the memorable visit!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank vnoooo
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