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Vivekananda Kendra

Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari 629 702, India
Vivekananda Kendra
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here just for one night but it was the most horrible night I ever stayed in any place. We took one double AC room, it was fairly clean and not within the so called forest area but just opposite to canteen which is very crowdy all the time including late night. The institute always welcome group booking but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a cottage at this place. This is the only place in kanyakumari which is having serene environment, good accommodation and for every budget. It is necessary to book it early through its website. The centre has all type of rooms nd dormitories. The only negative point is the quality of food in the canteen and the hostile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good value for money. Clean room & bathroom. A well maintained canteen with good food & reasonable price. Most important part is the free bus service to near jetty & return. Nature friendly atmosphere with peacock sanctuary, sunrise view point. The road to sunrise view point also eye-capturing. Happy staying.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I and my wife stayed for two nights at one of the Vivekananda Kendra cottages recently in end of Feb 2015. If one is looking for peace, tranquility and green surroundings in Kanyakumari, undoubtedly, it is the perfect accommodation. The cottages have two air conditioned bedrooms each with attached large bathroom and a front lounge with sitting as well as... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place is like a haven for those who prefer solitude and quiet, perfect to introspect and lose yourself from the crowd.The cottages are spread across acres of unspoiled greenery.The kendra has peacock sanctuary with young peacocks roaming around freely. The sunrise from the beach is absolutely mesmerizing. Food for thought fantastic...food for stomach very average.Canteen serves only vegetarian food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There are both AC and non AC rooms which need to be booked online at least three days in advance. I booked a non AC room which was pretty decent for rs 300 i think. Food was a bit of a concern as the canteen inside the ashram was having a limited (and repetitive) menu of south indian dishes(which are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Located in a very pristine environment. They have many types of cottages and rooms. Have to book via online and its very easy. They take some 12-14% tax amount over and above what you paid online, once u reach their. The staff at reception are not so professional and behave like they are doing some charity work to people who... More 

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Kalyan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I stayed in this hotel from November 02, 2014 to November 04, 2014. I stayed in the Cottage Prithvi. The charges were Rs.2,000 for a night. I came to know about this hotel and specifically about this cottage after reading review from TripAdvisor's . Thanks to the fellow TripAdvisor's , i could enjoy my stay a the cottage. The best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The cottages r great .if u come to this place stay here not in those fancy hotels. The canteen is a negative mark. the bus service is helpful and a great climate . Sunset adds the beauty. This place rocks👍

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I Visited Kanyakumari in Sep 14 and stayed at Vivekananda Kendra in Double Bed AC room. The ashram is a very nice place to visit. however, the accommodation they provide is below average. if you are staying for meditation or something like that then it is fine. However, if you have come here as a tourist, this is the worst... More 

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