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“Amazing views, poor maintenance”

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TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Rameswaram
Reviewed September 24, 2011

This hotel is at an excellent location without doubt, Day or Night you get amazing views of the Indian Ocean. It is in very close proximity to the bathing ghat and the main temple.

The hotel is well designed and there is plenty of light and air is every nook and corner. Relaxing on the roof of the building is a divine experience especially at sunset. The only drawback is the lack of cleanliness in the rooms. The sheets and towels provided were stained and dirty.

The room rates are very reasonable though. Breakfast is included and the attached restaurant offers a good variety and reasonably priced food.

I have written about my travel experience at http://www.cafeinks.com/archives/15

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I didn't listen to many of my Indian friends who wanted me to stay in a "good" Hotel instead of the Tamil Nadu Hotel. But many years ago I have been there and liked the place on the shore, thent it was old and very used.
So I was surprised to find new buildings with comfortable rooms, with and without AC, clean bathrooms and nice terraces to sit outside in the fresh wind. Also the restaurant offered a good choice, and specially the breakfast was excellent.
But what was really unique was the service. Whatever were our wishes, the people at the reception were extremely helpful, organized also special trips and fixed reasonable rates. I have been in many nice hotels in South India, but I never nerver found such a personal engagement.
When I will be back to Rameswaram I will certainly stay at the Tamil Nadu again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank gschwader
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

Food at restaurant is average. We have stayed in AC rooms. They are comfortable. Service of Room boys is good. But quality of upholstery needs improvement. Non AC Rooms are not good and away from sea view. Hospitality is poor at reception and Service is very slow. Renovation work is in progress.

The location of the hotel is away from the city. Transportation is a bit concern. But close to bathing ghat.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank ASMTRIP
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Reviewed June 29, 2010

I will never go to this hotel again even though price is reasonable. In my family no one was able sleep at night due to pathetic room and bed condition. That helps in go to temple early morning at 5AM.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank Advisor-Friend
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

Hi Everyone,

I would like to share with you all my staying experience with TTDC Rameswaram.
We toured rameswaram in Jan 2010 with the mercury soaring upto 33 degree even during that period of the year.
We checked into TTDC and were quite amused at the location where it is built (Close to the calm sea shore and 500 mtrs from Ramaswamy temple). We stayed there for 2 days to visit the Temple, Dhanushkodi and other surrounding holy places in Rameswaram.
There are pros and cons of staying TTDC rameswaram. I will start with its highlights:-

1.Very well located, (This is the only point which goes in its favour) close to the sea shore and one could take a stroll along the well maintained footpath just infront of the Hotel.
2.Rooms are quite clean and spacious.
3.You can easily manage a Special Jeep from the Hotel itself on Payment of 950/- for booking the entire vehicle to visit Dhanushkodi. The amount is not on per person basis.
4.Quite close to the Main Ramaswamy Temple and Angeeteertham sthal.

But watch out for the following:-

1.Pathetic..pathetic overall service-There will be no one to take care of ur luggage, their staff are all a menace. Guys maintianing the restaurant are very rude and speak to the guests as if we are asking them for some kinda charity.
2.Though rooms are spacious but u might encounter drainage problem in the restroom. We experienced the same. It was however taken care of after repeated attempts.
3.Not all the rooms are sea facing. We were given 2 rooms with 3 beds each without any sea facing. Guess they already reserve those rooms for parties booked through TTDC tourism buses.
3.There are no Autos available from that spot to carry u back to the railway station. Don`t even think of asking the Hotel manager to arrange for one, he will simply refuse to do it. So make sure u have ample time at hand to walk a few hundred meters upto the Autorikshaw stand and arrange for one.

Overall its a kind of 'OK' place. I would like to recommend the readers to stay at this place if they shed all the expectations of a quality Room/ Hotel service cuz the high point of its revenue is its location and room rates.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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11  Thank Shashank_Bangalore
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Reviewed April 28, 2010

This hotel is a bit far away from the Rameshwaram temple, but bang on the sea shore. However, since Rameshwaram is a very small town, it doesnt make much of a difference. Though the view from the hotel is good, the surroundings are not at all clean. Even the hotel is not too well maintained. Rooms are musty. Overall, avoid staying at this place.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank MDMumbai
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

I reached Rameswarm on 5th March 2010 alongwith my friend and occupied a double room at Hotel Tamilnadu. The room was nice and the location of the hotel was one of the best, facing the sea. The hotel staff were cooperative especially the Manager Mr.Shanmughasundaram who arranged for us a jeep to go to Dhanushkodi and other places. The restaurant was also good with tasty vegetarian food. I strongly recommend my friends and relatives to stay at Hotel Tamilnadu while at Rameswaram.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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4  Thank BARISHKOHINOOR
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Additional Information about TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel

Address: Near Agniteertham, Rameswaram 623526, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Ramanathapuram District > Rameswaram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Rameswaram
Price Range: $15 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only beach resort in the island.Operating since 1975.A government of Tamilnadu undertaking. ... more   less 

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