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Aranya Nivas KTDC

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
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Ranked #15 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rajkot, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hawick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Pune, India
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stayed in the hotel which is situated deep inside the Thekkady forest for 2 nights. The property is under renovation and hence a lot of building materials spread around in the premises. We stayed in the lone suite room as this was the only room with AC. The quality of stay was excellent. The hotel provides a complimentary service of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for boat tickets and to have a feel of jungle. The location of hotel is excellent but rooms are not as expected. The rooms are small and suffocating since you can not open windows. Restaurant service is also ordinary. Not much recreation facilities. After 6 pm one get bored in hotel.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For periyar lake wildlife boat safari this is undoubtedly the best location to stay as located on the bank of the lake. Rooms are spacious, views from room is good but food, specially dinner is really not at all upto the mark moreover on the pathetic side as compare to their higher tariff charges.

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Pune, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at KTDC aranya Nivas for 1 night and found out it was an amazing property. Actually they are renovating the property. So next time when I visit it, It will be a gem. The Rooms are very neat, clean and spacious. Bathroom fittings are awesome which cannot be expected from a government property. The staff is very professional,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at KTDC Aranya Nivas for a couple of nights in the second week of October. The renovation of the hotel was going on in full swing and I must say that the next time I visit, the hotel will be plush. The rooms were large and comfortable and the room service was just excellent! Since they were renovating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is situated few meters infront of the canteen inside the periyar reserve. It is close to the boating area and provides a lake view at a distance. I found the receptionist least bothered about the customer and also the language barrier existed.

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Additional Information about Aranya Nivas KTDC

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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