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Ideal River View Resort
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
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12 reviews
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“A wonderful, relaxing time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed for a number of nights during February. The setting on the river bank is glorious with farmers and bullock carts coming down to the water while we ate a wonderful breakfast on the patio. The rooms were delightful, the staff very accommodating and there was even Indian classical music on Saturday night. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort

We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday getaway! We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us. We take great pride in being seamless located by the banks of the Cauvery.
We are thrilled that you appreciated the ambiance of your room as well as the level of hospitality provide by our staff. We hope to see you soon. Have a nice day

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for 2nights in the month of February.the property is really beautiful on the river bank in a big lush green area.all the staff members are welcoming with a smiling face.Rooms are of good size and the bathroom is really as big as room,with all they necessities.breakfast is wide spread with good choices of breads,cold and hot one.we took both the dinners and of very good taste with added Indian classical music during your dinner time.swimming pool also very good.you can really relax for a day or two.i like the property and will definitely recommend to every one.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Mr. Durgaprasad,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday destination! We would like to extend our appreciation for providing us with feedback of your stay. We are glad that you appreciated our luscious green surrounding as well as the scenic view of the Cauvery Banks.
We are contented that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast spread as well as the entertainment that evening. We hope to see you soon. Have a good day!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

After a long drive though the dust and dirt of southern India, we came to this wonderful "oasis". The welcome was genuine and we relaxed. The room was spacious and comfortable, the food and entertainment in the evening was very enjoyable. The gardens gave a sense of a quiet, tropical resort. I am sorry we could not stay longer. Thank you Robin (manager) for your hospitality and if we are in the region again we will certainly stay at your resort.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fran M
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Mr. Fran,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday destination! It brings us a great deal of satisfaction receiving such positive and motivational feedback from our guests. To begin we are glad that you appreciated the welcome extended by our staff as well as the atmosphere of your room.
We here at Ideal River View Resort take great pride in our luscious greeneries surrounding our property and we are contented that you savoured it. We do hope to see you very soon. Have a great day!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thanjavur is not on the mainstream of western tourist activity in India. This is a pity as it is a vibrant and bustling town, which prides itself as the artistic centre of Tamil Nadu, with extensive temple, palace, museums and artistic manifestations by inhabitants. The number of establishments in which western tourists would find acceptable is limited, but Ideal River Resort (about 6km outside of Thanjavur centre) is probably the best of this small number. It is about 17yrs old and purpose built in a well-maintained garden environment. It is next to one of the many distributaries of the Cauvery river and even in the dry season managed to keep a reasonable level of water next to the gardens: the down-side is the inevitable mosquitoes. Reception is excellent, with your meet-and-greet point of reference giving a clear and full explanation of the Resort’s functions. The rooms are spacious, each with a separate balcony. Rooms are either ground floor or 1st floor and the steps up to the 1st floor are steep: the baggage lad had to admit defeat and took one bag at a time. Beds are unusually soft, but bed linen and towels were of high quality. Bathrooms were well appointed, but you need to wait several minutes to get the effects of solar heating of water to reach you. Bottled water is complimentary and the usual kettle and tea/coffee equipment is available. TV and a/c are standard: you will need the a/c, but it is rather noisy and finding some lower level of activity still leads to a noisy nighttime. The windows are screened with modern fabric Venetian-type blinds that lets in substantial amounts of ambient light for the earlier riser! WiFI is very good: fast for 100 INR a day, with connections from all rooms. The restaurant is open air. Breakfast is standard Indo-western fare, but pleasant to eat under a rising sun. The one unfortunate aspect is that the choice of mid-day and evening meals proved to be the same thing, when we were there. The big eating element here is fish, either prawns or “swordfish’ (as the attendant called it). It’s basic to the meal, with slightly steamed vegetables (forget the one sprout that is presented!), some dal and some rice. Sweet was the same each time – crème caramel. There is a slightly disconcerting habit of a range of men standing around the restaurant. I think they are staff, but there is no indication of what they do: other than stand and stare. Attendants at the tables are generally OK, but language does cause some breakdown in communications and one is left wondering what is going on, and what will turn-up on the plate after ordering twice. Minor service aspects aside, a one or two night stay at this hotel is reasonable for the price, and a welcomed rest spot for a south India traveller.

Room Tip: Ground floor suite means you miss the steps.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Littoral744
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Large rural complex sit on the banks of a river. The grounds are mostly very well maintained, a grubby "lazy river" being the exception. Good sized clean swimming pool.

Rooms are very large, nicely decorated and generally excellent.

The hotel is let down by two issues. The first is minor, in that wifi is not free. The second is more significant.

The restaurant menu is very ordinary for a hotel of this quality. Almost entirely North Indian dishes which were very poorly executed.

On our second night we asked whether we cold have a South Indian Thali, which was not on the menu. The chef was only too happy to oblige and the result was a first class meal. Therefore the main improvement would be the inclusion on the menu of local dishes, about which the chefs are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tim_H_from_Lincs_UK
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Tim,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort !!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday destination! We would like to express our gratitude for taking the time to share your “Ideal” experience with us. We take great pride is being seamlessly located by the banks of the Cauvery which creates a picturesque view for our guests to enjoy.
We are glad that you appreciated the ambiance of our room. In relation to your comments regarding the Wi-Fi and menu, please know that we will ensure that the needful be done to rectify this mistake.
We are more than happy to be of service to all your needs and we are glad that you enjoyed the thali meal. See you soon. Have a wonderful day !!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

A well hidden place so wonderful! Near the city and yet so far away from the hustle and bustle. Simply incredible. The early morning is a wonder when you look at the riverbank. It made me think of our beautiful beach hotels in mauritius. I felt at home in this place. A must for anybody who visit Thanjavur. The personnel is well trained and so helpful. I wish I had stayed longer but had a tight schedule. The food is excellent and the breakfast buffet is a delight. Will definitely visit again and again.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the river
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marykanaksabee
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort !!!
We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday getaway! We would like to begin by addressing our content for all the wonderful remarks made regarding your stay with us. We are glad that you appreciated the view of the Cauvery.

It brings us great joy in knowing that you were comfortable and at home at our property. To add, we are pleased that you relished the food as well. We hope to see you soon. Have a nice day !!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent 1 month in January 2014 traveling through out South India and selected hotels recommended by Trip Advisor including the Ideal River Resort. The location was great - quiet on a river and a short driving distance to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Thanjavur. The food was excellent and they had a nightly show that classical Tamil dance and music. Our room had a balcony.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rockcreekpark
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal River View Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings from Ideal River View Resort !!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal River View Resort as your holiday destination! We would like to extend our deep appreciation for the positive feedback shared about your stay with us. We are glad that you had a comfortable stay and you appreciated the classical music provided.
We hope to see you soon. Have a good day !!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Property: Ideal River View Resort
Address: Vennar Bank, Pali Agraharam, Thanjavur 613003, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thanjavur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ideal River View Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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