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Aranya Nivas KTDC

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
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Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
AsishSanyal Chennai (Madras), India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good property, right in the middle of the jungle, well maintained/renovated premises, looks clean and friendly, well dressed staff ready to help with a smile at all times! After sunset, all entry/exit stops, come out in the lawn in front of the hotel to absorb wild smell of nature and night time forest noise of myriad of birds, owls... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located inside the forest, very near to the boat ticketing area. Colonial style construction. Reception and lobby though is small gel well with the construction style. Staff are friendly. Stayed in recently renovated rooms. Rooms are good and cozy. No balcony. You can feel the real wilderness at night.

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for a day in december.The staff is very friendly ,however the property is under renovation hence its quite boring in the evning as theres nothing else to do.The advantage of this property is that the Boat ride tickets can be booked at the reception.The major issue is that since this property is within the sanctuary you are literally... More 

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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night in premium rooms on the ground floor .. We booked two rooms and though the rooms were spacious enough had to deal with very strong paint fumes emitting from the walls and doors . Renovation work is going on and there is dust everywhere . Our rooms were next to the pool and we... More 

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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for one night. However the price they charge during Christmas time is pretty high. Only good thing is they assure you of boat safari ticket without getting into queue. Rooms are decent and large and the hotel is under renovation. The thekkadi forest and the safari is not to the scale of other forests in MP or Gujarat... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We chose the property given the assured tickets for Periyar Lake boats avoiding the crazy rush. As others have shared refurbishment in progress but the room was like a suite. Huge hall with lots of windows facing the Periyar lake then the bedroom. All have seen a passage of time. You cannot open the windows in day for Monkeys might... More 

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

In the lap of Forest Aranya Niwas is the fascinating natural spot. Much needed renovation is going on. Refurbished rooms are fairly good. Food at the restaurant was quite good and enjoyable with good service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our group stayed here for one night and arrived to find the hotel upside down with a major refurbishment going on (and probably needed as well!) so there were paint, various materials and many tradesmen all over the place. In fairness, the tour Company may not have been aware of this; however it did spoil the stay and I wouldn't... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This hotel is in the Periyar Reserve. There is extensive renovation work being carried out. This meant that the corridors were littered with tins of paint, piles of tiles, electric cable, piles of rubbish, furniture and workmen! Our room had a strong smell of paint. It was a fairly small but adequate room. The beds were rock hard, just like... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stayed at this hotel one night whilst on tour with Mercury Direct. Definitely the worst hotel we stayed in and should never have been used whilst all the renovations were being done. It was filthy in all the corridors and stairs with furniture piled up in the corridors and tiling painting and banging going on until early evening. The... More 

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Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Aranya Nivas Idukki
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