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Aranya Nivas KTDC

Kumily, Thekkady 685 536, India
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Ranked #18 of 34 Hotels in Thekkady
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hotel is a bit tired. The rooms are huge and could be made stunning with some love and attention. They really would benefit from air conditioning or at least mosquito netting at the windows. We were told not to open the windows because of the monkeys, so it was pretty uncomfortable at night. The food was surprisingly good. The... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location but is a disgrace. Plaster falling off the walls in the bedrooms and corridors and the whole place badly in need of refurbishment. Kerala being widely advertised on TV in UK. The Minister of Tourism should be made to stay in this place for a month and things might improve. Alternatively sack him... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

three of us stayed 2 nights Feb 2013 as part of our tour of Kerala. The hotel is adequate , but very tired and with a little investment could be so much better.The beds were rock hard ! Food pretty good & has the distinct advantage of a liquor licence ! Lack of animals very disappointing but that is just... More 

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Bangalore
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Location is great, it is inside the park so it feels as though you are in the jungle. But otherwise for the price you are paying, I think it is not worth it. The only advantage is that since you are closer to the boating area, you stand better chance of getting a ticket for the boat ride. Food, room,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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29 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Well it was a nice place to stay but seemed more like a jungle resort at the periphery of the jungle.........and definitely not like Dhikala forest lodge in corbett. Dhikala although is very basic in all other terms the location far outweighs the other negatives. Not so in case of Aranya Nivas. There are other resorts before the gate barely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were glad we chose this hotel for the excellent location right in the reserve near the water. Our air conditioned deluxe room was pleasant and spacious. We enjoyed the tasty buffet breakfast and dinners that were included in our room price. Other pluses were the swimming pool and video screening in the evening about the park. However the absolute... More 

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Biel
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Really nice location, but I think it's not worth the price!! You'll just pay the location in the forest. The rooms are not as nice as on the picture ("great" photoshop job!), the restaurant is really sadly decorated, if we can call this decoration... I was really disappointed. I got so much more for less money than that in other... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a dated property and you cant expect any luxuries, but as it you dont in the midst of the Periyar forest. The check in was smooth, very co-operative staff which helps you with the activities that you can do. We did the boat ride(recommended), jungle night walk(highly recommended) and a breakfast at the lake palace(recommended if you are... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The location is superb, being in the middle of the TIGER RESERVE. You actually live in the jungle (where movement is restricted after 6pm); simply adventurous and thrilling. They provide lovely adventure camps like the tiger trail and mountain trail and so on. There is also a royal hotel on an island in the lake in the middle of the... More 

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Bangalore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This resort is inside Periyar forest reserve and bang next to the lake. We are in the suite room which is the only unit with air conditioning. The room was huge with a separate living area. Staff was courteous, food ordered from room service was good and served promptly. Front desk arranges tickets for the jungle safari on a ferry... More 

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