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Rangerwood Nature Castle

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near Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady 685536, India
Rangerwood Nature Castle
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights. It was definitely the most expensive hotel during our vacation in India, but it was absolutely worth it! Breakfast is ok, service ok, what is truly amazing is the resort itself.The room is HUGE, and with a super cool wooden bed. I got food poisoned in Thekkady, so i spent a lot of time... More 

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wood175, General Manager at Rangerwood Nature Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest Namaskaram! We are very thankful to you in taking your time to review us. Happy to hear that we could meet your expectations. Thanks for the compliment that the name of Ranger wood Resort and the ambiance sink well with the name. We always welcome you for your next visit with more length of stay with us. Best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for a room with Pavillion view. The balcony was opening up directly on tiger reserve and we actually could spot a group of Deers and birds from our room. The room was very spacious and well decorated. It is located very close to the gate of Periyar reserve away from city traffic.

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wood175, General Manager at Rangerwood Nature Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest Namaskaram! We are very thankful to you in taking your time to review us. Happy to hear that we could meet your expectations. Thanks for the compliment that the name of Ranger wood Resort and the ambiance sink well with the name. We always welcome you for your next visit with more length of stay with us. Best... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stay was good. Rooms were large n well built. However, were not maintained properly. The small refrigerator and TV made the room ugly. The ambience was not proper. The swimming pool was also "Closed for maintence". However, the location of the hotel is in heart of Thekkady, and is good for 1-2 days stay.

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wood175, General Manager at Rangerwood Nature Castle, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Namaskaram !!! Thanks you so much for your valuable time spend for writing the feedback about our resort. Let me apologize first regarding the swimming pool & maintenance issue during your stay, Further you review we have taken preventive action about this issue and will make sure it not happened your next visit.. Once again thank you for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb stay at ranger woods. Beautiful view frm the balcony.the double bed was damn comfortable just didnt want to get up in the morning.and yes the staff was awsum and very polite.Surely will recommend others to stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ranger wood a beautiful hotel at best location n great view. Big spacious rooms. Beautifully furnished. Best relaxing space. Breakfast included Cooperative hotel staff. They can atrange elephant safari n taxi at request.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Kerala is Gods gift to mankind.Travelling to the eastern end of this state gets you to Thekkady a wildlife resort with boating facility on a lake. The Hotel is located on the main road towards the tiger reserve.The front-view is not very inviting but as we enter one receives a friendly welcome. There are 3 levels a basement and two... More 

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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stayed here for a night and liked the place. It is very close to Periyar Tiger Reserve and hence easier to get the tickets for the Reserve at 5.30 am. Owner, Mr. Sathish is helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel also, is know to be one of the good destination for Ayurveda Massage. Though, our experience say that, there could... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The hotel is metres to the entrance of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and benefits from the green space at the rear, which could be part of the Sanctuary. Delighted to see so many animals and birds from my balcony. Accomodation wise- my room was at the lowest level of the hotel, many stairs, but this level gave a ground level view... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Located right beside the entrance to the Periya Tiger Reserve - but this does not matter much as you are not going to walk into the reserve from there are you - so it wouldn't matter even if you were on the other side of town. Not too bad a place. Room was good and large with a nice outlook... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was our first trip to Thekkady. We were super excited about seeing wild animals and taking pictures of them. Googling for resorts in Thekkady we came across Rangerwood resort which happened to be super close to the forest. In fact the entrance gate of Periyar tiger reserve is just about 15-20 meters from Rangerwood. The resort is half concrete... More 

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