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“SUNSHINE INDEED” 5 of 5 stars
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5 Annamalai Nagar | Perumbakkam Road, Thiruvannamalai 606603, India   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nasik, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
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“SUNSHINE INDEED”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I booked this guest house at the spur of the moment on having decided to go to Thirvanamalai. Usually temple towns in India are filled with Hotels with very tacky decor and absolutely no relevance to the actual spirituality of the place itself.

This place is different, firstly like every other review that is written about the guest house, its the view of the arunachala. Magnificent. Secondly the courteous staff and the well prepared food, which adds to the experience of being a calm place to just sit and watch the mountain.

Would surely recommend it to anybody interested in experiencing the Arunachala.

Best thing to do would be to enjoy the Arunachala and the chanting at the ramanaashram staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Best place to stay. It is out of the town which is very good. It is quiet and beautiful. The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff is very friendly and the food is good. You have view of Arunachala.
Thank you for the beautiful stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I recently stayed at Sunshine Guest House. It is a very peaceful place with a great view of the mountain. The staff are very helpful and kind. I felt completely at home. The place is well maintained.

Thanks to Raju and Sathish for making it an enjoyable stay.

Kavitha
Pondicherry

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Mysore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were in Tiruvannamalai last weekend for Girivalam(14km circumbulation around the sacred ARUNACHALA Hill on Pournami) and our extended family of 8 members stayed at Sunshine Guest House.We had booked well ahead anticipating Girivalam rush.Located on the Perumbakkam Road, away from the regular tourist rush areas, the rooms have a wonderful view of the ARUNACHALA Hill.I enjoyed sitting on the verandah and meditating on the Jagat Pitah and JagannMata.Ideal place to stay, if looking for a peaceful stay away from the maddening crowd.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Sunshine Guest House is a delightful and peaceful place to stay in Tiruvannamalai: beautiful view of the Arunachala montain, a quiet place without the noise of the center of Tiruvannamalai but at the same time very near of the center (1or 2km).

Room were spacious, clean and well accomodated, hot water in bathroom, a covered roof for yoga with a beautiful view on the montain, internet available.

Sathish, Rajju and the other members of the staff took care of us very nicely and make our trip in Tiruvannamali very enjoyable!

You will find in this guesthouse everything you need for the traveller: You will feel at home and you will not want to leave this place!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Sunshine Guest House is one of the best places to stay in Tiruvannamalai. It all starts with a great view of Arunachala. The rooms are spacious, well appointed, and each is differently decorated. There are nice large bathrooms wit hot water, AC available, and restaurant onsite, and a covered roof where you can sit and meditate looking at the sacred mountain.

During the season there are often yoga classes onsite, and they can arrange any touring you need, local and throughout India. They are also happy to arrange an airport pickup when you arrive in Chennai. They make you fee welcome and at home.

The owners, Sathya and Corrine take good care of the guests. This place is a real jewel!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Kitimat, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The warmth of Sunshine Guesthouse reached us before we even saw it. Our ride from the airport to the hotel, the welcome call and the lovely drive the next morning, was all arranged by our hosts Sathya & Corrine. We were warmly greeted on arrival at the guest house and made to feel at home. Chia tea on the thatch covered patio, while we got acquainted with our hosts, staff and other guests. Our room was cheerful, spacious, clean and well appointed. The fresh flower leis were a lovely touch.
The gardens were delightful and very well kept. The large thatched, screened dining room was the gathering place for meals, internet, and companionship. The rooftop was a great place to enjoy the spectacular view, do some yoga or just meditate your cares away. Even the power interruptions brought beauty to this place. Our first night I saw my first firefly in the garden when the power went out.
The staff prepared delicious meals, with Sathya making culinary contributions from time to time. Special requests were cheerfully accommodated.
Sathya arranged rides, gave directions and general advice on almost any topic. He is a very entertaining and informative tour guide, who brought special meaning to the places we visited. We always felt safe and well cared for. India is a busy, beautiful, intense place and at times, it can be overwhelming. We cherished our peaceful mid day rest in our cool room with a soft breeze blowing through the colorful curtains. A delightful stay indeed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Annamalai Nagar | Perumbakkam Road, Thiruvannamalai 606603, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thiruvannamalai
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Thiruvannamala...
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