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“Very good hotel and great food” 4 of 5 stars
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Arpanaa
No 7, Sriram Nagar, Polur Road, Thiruvannaamalai 606601, India   |  
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San Francisco, California
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“Very good hotel and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a very good hotel in Thiruvannamalai. The food in the restaurant was very good and a feast to out taste buds.

The rooms were clean and had only 20 rooms which was well maintained. The pricing and discounts was not always consistent between the receptionists.

Otherwise had a pleasant experience and will recommend to my friends.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.
Hope we will give you and maintain the same service with our serenity comfort in the future stays. We will guide the Receptionist for your requirement of pricing.
Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.
With Regards,
G. Peter
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We travel a lot, and we found this hotel way up there among the very best.

1. Clean hygienic place
2. Smiling service, trained and courteous staff - all of them. This one is very difficult to find, that is, the fact that not even one of their staff behaved badly/performed less than expected. Starting from the welcome drink to the check out procedure everything was a breeze.
3. They upgraded us to a bigger room at zero cost. Furniture in the room and the bathroom is all very well thought out. Every single bit in their hotel is very thoughtfully done.
4. Food was healthy, not spicy, yet very tasty.
5. They even have live classical music being played in their restaurant!
6. View of Sri Arunachala (mountain Lord Shiva) from the balcony of the room.
7. They even gave us gifts (Vibhooti Prasad from Thiruvannamalai) when we left, awesome. We were just bowled over.

Room Tip: You can ask for a room facing the mountain.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.
Hope we will give you and maintain the same service with our serenity comfort in the future stays. Thanks for your appreciating lines on staff and we all love and serve for Arpanaa.
Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.
With Regards,
G. Peter
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Besancon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Excellent friendliness and helpfulness of staff. We had a very good night at the Arpanaa and can heartily recommend this hotel. The room was clean, comfortable and well-appointed, the bathroom very functional. We would have liked to have a lower fan speed of the A/C than probably possible, but no complaints.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.
Hope we will give you and maintain the same service with our serenity comfort in the future stays. Surely we will look in to the speed of the fan in the Aircondition and make appropriate for you.
Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.
With Regards,
G. Peter
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Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Was visiting Thiruvanamali and after a good darshan went to have lunch in Arpanaa. We started with tomato soup followed with Phulkas, Dal Makhani, Vegetable curry and Fresh lime soda. Food was well prepared and tasted good. Place is clean but service a bit slow. Rates are a bit high for Thiruvanamalai.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.

We will maintain the service timing in the near future and will serve you better. Pricing of food is lower then the other star hotels in our city and we will further look in to the same.

Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.
With Regards,
G. Peter
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Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were a bit surprised by this hotel, thanks to Tripadvisor which helped us find this one. It was really an amazing experience of world class for our entire family. Personally i found this hotel to be truly meeting some of the world class hotels that i have stayed in, though with the local touch flavor especially their delicious south indian veg. food.
The hotel is definitely bit expensive, but quality overtakes the price here as they are covering up with very clean rooms, welcome courtesy, great restaurant, good room services, spacious room and good location with car parking. we stayed here for one night, but was something we enjoyed and definitely will stay again when we visit the temple town.

Room Tip: Rooms on the rear side may help as its likely to be less noisy from the road traffic
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.

Hope we will give you and maintain the same service with our serenity comfort in the future stays.

Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.

With Regards,
G. Peter
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Chennai (Madras), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for a day with my family on a short trip to the temple town. The hotel is clean and has a contemporary look and furnishing. The room we had booked in was large and even with an extra bed didn't feel cramped. The bed and toilets were clean and except for the shower not working - nothing to complain about. The staff were exceptionally friendly and very helpful. We dined in the restaurant twice for dinner and the free breakfast- food was average. I have stayed in Thirunvannamalai several times before and can definitely say that if you are looking for a comfortable and decent accommodation and willing to pay for it in this small town - look no further!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

the hotel has a very basic exterior - right onto the highway - but a very good hotel - certainly not one you expect in Tiruvannamalai - in Chennai? sure

a little expensive though for the location - saw only western guests in the lobby and the restaurant

very comfortable rooms and good amenities in the room - the rain shower in the bathroom (suite) was excellent

food and service at the restaurant was excellent - ate there the entire visit - they had hired some local hotel management graduates (girls) who provided excellent service in the restaurant - was very happy to see India's economic growth benefiting rural kids - i realize this is a hotel review but needed to commend the owner for his efforts to provide employment to the rural poor.

only complaint - wifi only in the lobby

Room Tip: get a room towards the back of the hotel - they are quieter
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AnusshPrajan, Manager at Arpanaa, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Sir,
Greetings from Arpanaa – Tiruvannamalai
We are thankful for choosing Arpanaa for your stay at tiruvannamalai. We are happy to see your wonderful words in the review about our hotel.

Our owner gave and giving employment to rural people and they are now well equipped with the standard of our hotel. This is just for your information and thanks for your suggestion on that. Hope we will give you and maintain the same service with our serenity comfort in the future stays.

Thank you once again and always welcoming you for the stay and enjoy the same comfort with the grace of Lord Arunachala and the Guidance of Maharishis of sacred mountain.

With Regards,

G. Peter
Manager - Sales and Marketing
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Address: No 7, Sriram Nagar, Polur Road, Thiruvannaamalai 606601, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thiruvannaamalai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Thiruvannaamal...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome and be one of the first to experience a world we have created just for you.Reverberating the splendour of our heritage.Arpanaa Nestled in the calm and green environs of South India’s most significant pilgrimage centre of Tiruvannamalai (185kms from Chennai), Arpanaa offers every seeker the familiar comfort of home with the sublimity of a pilgrim centre. The serene beauty of the venerated sit is reflected in the warmth and simplicity of service offered to the guests.Tiruvannamalai is one of the most ancient heritage sites of India and its magnificence is reflected in the time tested architectural legacy of ancient temples. The scenic and idyllic environs of the Arunachala hill has nurtured great literature, inspired saints and is home to Saiva religion. In this region of rich tradition, historical and spiritual values is situated Arpanaa-an offering of serene comfort. Located less than one kilometer from the Arunachala Siva temple of Tiruvannamalai on the Girivalam Road encircling sacred Mt.Arunachala, our rooms fitted with top class amenities(Wi-fi access,Plasma TV,spa,mini bar and more) are designed to provide comfort and a visual treat to our guests.Enjoy the gastronomical delights proffered at The Aakash restaurant. The eclectic menu across three continents is created to titillate your taste buds, whether a full meal or a light snack accompanied by a variety of beverages. The banquet hall ARUNACHALA, caters for up to 75 people and can be comfortably customized to suit the occasion - private, corporate or other events. The wholesome service, food and attention devoted to ensure your special occasion will ever remain memorable. ... more   less 
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