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Aranya Nivas KTDC

Kumily, Thekkady 685 536, India
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Ranked #21 of 35 Hotels in Thekkady
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

At Aranyanivas, we stayed in Room No:116 between 19th and 21st of May 2015. This was a premium category room facing the forest. The room was very spacious, clean with comfy bed. The bathroom was quite big with the latest jaguar fittings. On the whole, I would rate the room to be very good.No A/C in the room though, in... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at Aranya Nivas for 2 nights recently. The hotel is located right on the banks of the Thekkady lake in the midst of forests. It appears to have been recently renovated with new flooring and bathrooms. The hotel is clean and so was the room. The bathroom, though recently redone, was still stinking. The staff was not bad,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Feels exciting staying in the forest however due to monkey problems each and every door and windows needs to be shut all the time which makes the rooms stuffy. The boat safari is skip hop and jump distance from this property. Nothing to do after 5.30 pm as the forest officials do not let you out of the property after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights, hotel was an older building, but rooms were updated. We stayed in the suite as we wanted airconditioning and were happy there. Swimming pool is frequently visited by monkeys, looking for a drink, restaurant was adequate but not excellent with a buffet every night. After 5.30pm you cannot leave the hotel grounds - maybe for your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Government staff.. who do not wish to work. Cold and soggy food is served and if you insist on fresh serving the staff refuses. Had to argue to get fresh food. Big Rooms but stinking and no Air-condition. Worst you cannot open the windows during the day as Monkeys could visit you and in the night mosquitos are your... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

KTDC Aranya Nivas, as the name suggests, is nestled inside the forest of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Location wise its nice but the hotel itself is pretty average. Rooms were clean but service was not up to the mark. Be it housekeeping or at the restaurant, service is pretty slow. But that I think is common for any govt. run hotel.... More 

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very 3 star. The rooms were clean and comfortable but were plain in decoration. The food was ok. Alcohol is not available here. It has a pool but the water looked cloudy so we didn't use it. The hotel has a good location within the huge park but you cannot really see the lake from it. It... More 

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pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aranya nivas What an awesome location- deep within the forest, almost touching the blue waters of the vast Periyar lake, surrounded by the verdant western ghats, a stay at Aranya Nivas [ aranya means forest] is truly a memorable one. You are allowed inside the protected forest area after a a small wait at the check-post at the gates and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is excellent in terms of comfort and service. Their location is right next to the Periyar Lake, and has a magnificent view. Their complementary breakfast spread was sumptuous. On the downside, the lodgers are are not allowed to leave the premises after 5PM, so be prepared to have a lazy evening in your room.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night whilst on a tour of Kerala. It was not the best but neither was it the worst. It is handily placed for the early morning boat trip on the lake during which it is said that you might see the tiger. Who is kidding who!!! ? Nevertheless a good clean hotel with fairly small rooms... More 

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