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“Very welcoming and pleasant stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rangerwood Nature Castle

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Rangerwood Nature Castle
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very welcoming and pleasant stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

We got rooms for good prices on the first floor, looking on to the forest area. At night you might see some wild buffalos too from the balcony.
The rooms are neat, big and everything was functional.

Awesome experience.

Room Tip: The higher the floor your room is, the better the view from the balcony. I would not choose the bott...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California, United States
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700 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is attractive and well situated. There is a lot of helpful staff around and the lobby though small is quite welcoming. We had room 202 which overlooked the preserve, is very spacious and clean. We negotiated the rate down to 4900 rps or $82, from the proposed rack rate of 10,000 rps, for the three, not including breakfast. We paid in cash, with no receipt.

We had an afternoon snack at the restaurant which located was delicious and a great surrounding located by the pool. The onsite spa is a must for massages. The staff were helpful in arranging to have a courier come by and get a package shipped.

The hotel is lovely and if you can afford it, an excellent choice.

Stayed February 2014
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Nashik, India
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Dear Travellers looking for stay at thekkedy avoid this hotel. First of all the owners and managers dont have the manners to talk to guest. As one of the other reviewer also mentioned. No courtesy. Once you pay the payments.

Rooms much better options you get in thekkedy . We went as family and Rooms given were worst.

Out of 4 couples one couple coulnot come due to family problems and these people do not refunded money even after informing 5 days before.

In all avoid this hotel at any cost. If you want to get disappointed with kerala tour stay at this hotel .

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New York
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

The location was the key selling point for me. Just a short time away from the entrance of the reserve, it is ideal for the mad rush for the morning boat ride. I cannot comment on the Spa and the dining experience. The staff overall was very nice and gracious. The only thing that ticked me off was the front desk manager when I checked in to the hotel. Before I even got in the guy started on the spa services which was fine but his sales tactics were really odd and frankly annoying. When I said that I would think about it, he got angry and said that I had to decide right there. When I refused the services, he calmed down and said if I decided later he would try to fit me in. Weird welcome experience. But my other interactions with staff were great so it could be just one odd guy having a bad day or something. The room was nice and clean,with a great balcony opening up to the woods.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ThunderingTyphoons
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

The staff and management are very professional, courteous, and know how to look after their guests needs and demands. During the Xmas-New Year rush season, they were extremely patient with the mob of gUests checking in & out every day. Service and pride in their jobs starts at the top and trickles all the way down to every employee.
We were lucky to be the first ones to stay in their new 'treehouse' suite and loved every minute of it. Talk to the staff as often as you can: they'll make you feel youre a part of their family. They sincerely mean it and want you to enjoy all that Thekkady has to offer.
Rooms are very clean and well maintained. The resTaurant is not spectacular, but the food is good, and the sTaff will not hesitate to guide you to nearby restaurants if you want a change.

Overall - great value for money. Its not upscale like Spice Village or other resorts, so if you need a clean, friendly place to come back to after a day's outing, Ranger Wood is worth every rupee spent.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Arvind R
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was very Wonderful experience in Rangerwood Hotel, Thekkady during our Christmas Holiday tour in Dec. 2013. Spacious & Luxrious room with nice view of hill & forest. Good Spa facilities in hotel itself.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Located right at the entrance gate of the Tiger Reserve, Rangerwood is an excellent choice for stay in Thekkady. Thanks to a friendly advice and excellent location, i could go for an early morning boat ride in the Tiger Reserve ... an event in itself (one has to reach at the ticket counter by 5 am and need to run to book a seat for the early morning sortie!). Pavilion room was also large and v spacious and provided an excellent view of jungle from the room's balcony. Breakfast buffet was average though.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Rangerwood Nature Castle

Property: Rangerwood Nature Castle
Address: near Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Rangerwood Nature Castle Thekkady, Kerala

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