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“Easily one of the best in Rameshwaram”

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TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Rameswaram
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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40 reviews
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“Easily one of the best in Rameshwaram”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were a group of 7 people and had to book two rooms. As usual, true to our group's reputation, we could not book rooms till the last week of our travel (last week of May 2013) and unfortunately there was only one 3-bedded A/C room available and the rest were all Double A/C. So, I booked one 3-bed and one 2-bed with extra pax. Their website mentions a check-in time of 10 AM, which is plain stupid as most trains arrive early morning in Rameshwaram, but need not worry as the reception takes the actual check-in time as the benchmark.

Coming to the positives and negatives:
Positives:
1. Very close to the temple/Bay of Bengal (aka Agnitheertham). In fact, the hotel's backyard is on the shores. One can get lovely sunrise and sunset views from the reception itself. One can as well request for first-floor rooms so as to enjoy the sea view. There is a boat jetty just behind the hotel, from where one can go on pleasure trips. Having seen the crowd at Gateway of India in Mumbai and other similar places like Kanyakumari, I would say there are not many takers for this facility in Rameshwaram, wondering why. Of course, even I did not take a boat ride because of lack of time.
2. The campus is sprawling and huge. It has a huge parking lot being a government hotel. The campus has a small garden, children play area, etc. The surprise was that none of play equipment was rusted. There were a few birds too. Looks eco-friendly.
3. Multicuisine vegetarian restaurant and permit room within the campus. I did not try their food, though coffee was okay.
4. Laundry services are really good. Within 2-3 hours, you get back your clothes.
5. Rooms were moderate in size and have sit-outs on the sea-facing side and okay in maintenance, but one cannot expect for such a competitive tariff.
6. Please ask for complimentary breakfast.

Negatives:
1. Of course, as with every other TTDC property, room service is something they have not heard of. Absolutely nobody to your help, but on checking out, all of sudden, you see a lot of people gathering around you for tips, the only way to take attendance is to announce that you are checking out.
2. Rooms can be maintained a bit better having seen their property in Kanyakumari which was exceptionally good. Do not think cottages are available, only rooms I suppose.
3. No lifts, of course, there is no need as it is only G+1.

Overall, if you do not find it difficult to help yourself.with small things like coffee, breakfast, etc., then this must easily the best budget property in Rameshwaram.

NB: There seems to be a change in tariff effective June 1, 2013, with roughly 20-25% increase.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed for 1 night.
Probably the best located hotel in Rameswaram.
The sea is very close to the hotel premises.

Room is spacious and clean.
Food is average, better to avoid it and eat outside.
The rates are reasonable.
Better to book in advance.
do not expect great service, it is a government enterprises.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Nice government run hotel by tamilnadu tourisoum.
Good: 1.restaurant serves you with tasty South Indian meals.
2. You can buy ice creams and potato chips.
3.there is a children's play area .
4. Hotel location is next to temple and beach.
5. Hotel arranges for guide/ priest.
6. Huge parking space . It can be also used for walking.
7. The staff are helpful.
Ok:1. Rooms are average but ok.
Bad:1. Acces road is too narrow
2. Restaurant has limited choices.
Conclusion: nice hotel but acces road is not good and limited varieties of food.

Room Tip: Always choose AC deluxe rooms. They have all facilities.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank aryaman_kumar11
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Jaipur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

i visited rameshwarum in december 2012 with my family. our train reached there in early morning . i have booked this hotel on internet but reaching there i have to wait for two hours for the room. later on they gave me the room.
locaton wise the hotel is very nice. it is near to temple and overlooking the beach. staff is good. the rooms are ok but the bathroom of both the rooms we used were not good. they are very untidy. the tv was not working.
brearfast and lunch is good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Overlooking the beach. Fresh air, clean. Staff very courteous and responsive. The rooms are clean, and the breakfast and lunch are good.
I even got my clothes Laundered !!
The hotel has a resort like feel to it. I will highly recommend this hotel for Rameshwaram visits. Very close to the temple.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sambalpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is an excellent hotel. I had apprehension as it was a government property but once I entered all my worries were washed away. Excellent staff, excellent room. Neat and tidy place. The property is on the beach and very close to the temple. Food is ok. I took a AC deluxe room sea facing room. They arranged for visit to Dhanushkodi also. Car parking is available

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room. These rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Cochin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I booked in the TTDC hotel since it is close to the rameswaram temple and also close to the area where we are supposed to do the rites for our ancestors. Except for the proximity of location to the temple, rest all were below average for the money paid. The rooms were not well maintained. The air conditioner in the room was working only suboptimally. Never had a good cooling effect in the room in this hot humid climate. One of the room that I had booked didn't have a working A/C, and the authorities were least bothered even after complaining about the same. Finally they shifted one of our rooms to another block which was very poorly maintained. The floor looked as if it was never cleaned for days, the walls were all stained and broken and the bed sheets were not washed properly.
I would never ever go back to this hotel in the future if i visit rameswaram and I would never advice
anyone to book rooms in this hotel as it is below average for the money you spend.

Room Tip: Don't go there.!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: 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
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Rameswaram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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