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Chengam Road | 4th Street, Thiruvannamalai 606 603, India   |  
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“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The hotel seemed to be very full for the time of year. The room was clean and well kept though some features were a little run down. The Ac was good. Found the hotel staff to be polite and informative.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Ramana Towers offers good accommodation close to Ramana Ashram. (5 min. walk) The rooms are clean and every room has a kitchen. The price is however quite high compared to guesthouses in this area. The staff is not really friendly and helpful. It takes days till they manage to empty a garbage bin. The hotel has a noisy water pump that starts and stops about 5 times per minute. It works from 6 am till 10 pm (sometimes longer). You have to be very close to enlightenment to not be disturbed by this sound if you want to sit silently. It is not a silent place.
Good point: Reservation via internet works. Make reservation in advance because in high season the place seems to be always full.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Stayed here for three nights while we explored area. Ramanas Ashram and Arunachala. Staff courteous and helpful. No restaurant but there is a small shop by the side of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Pros:
1) Very near to Ramana Ashram (abt 300mts off Main Rd)
2) Clean small suites with AC (for one room) , fridge , TV
3) Car parking (abt 10/12 cars - with driver bathrooms) , car cleaning/washing also done
4) Nice family place
5) Power backup
6) Near to Annamalaiyar Temple (abt 2/3 kms)

Cons:
1) no restaurant attached (coffee available)
2) Bathrooms are clean but some attachments loose.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The hotel is quite new, most of the rooms are spacious, more apartment style. At the beginning we had a very small room which we didn't like but we could change to a nice bigger one. The room has been clean, the bathroom looked a bit battered for only 2 years of use. The surrounding is quite, the rooftop allows a nice view to Arunachala and there is also a meditation hall available. Everything you need is in walking distance. There is no restaurant attached.
Minus points: there was no room cleaning for the whole week, although they promised every day to come. The internet&travel office was almost never open. When it was open, they had not been helpful at all. Service and friendlyness at the front desk could also be improved.

Around the Ashram area this is still the best more upmarket place you can find.

Room Tip: The rooms with windows to the inner court are small and dark, ask for the bigger ones
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The hotel is very nice, clean with lots of space for parking. This is actually an apartment turned into a hotel. Rooms are good & is walkable distance from Ramana Ashram. Since it is not on the main road a very quite place to stay.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A fantastic and super clean hotel. The rooms are very spacious and reasonable priced.

The location just below Sri Ramanas Ashram is great, but not too noisy either, plus off street parking. Good restaurants are all in walking distance.

The athmosphere is a little less personal than in many smaller hotels and there was no internet connection on our stay.

Leaving the hotel on pradakshina days is challenging as it is on route, and thus may take you a few hours to clear the town to go to Chennai or Bangalore.

Room Tip: There are rooms with terrrace and some without, price varies I think.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Chengam Road | 4th Street, Thiruvannamalai 606 603, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thiruvannamalai
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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