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KTDC Aranya Nivas Resort

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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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Room comfort and quality6.8
Value for money7.7
Food and dining6.3
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Viswanathan from India
Family with young children
Premium Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
Excellent facilities. Very courteous and cooperative staff.
Food was good, though expensive.
Reviewed September 11, 2017
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rekha from India
Family with teens
Premium Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Very good
you can serve morning tea as complimentary as well as evening tea , as the cost is relatively high you can also give the boating free for half the members who have booked in
Reviewed August 10, 2017
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Rajesh from India
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
nice stay
friendly staff and unique location..
Reviewed July 09, 2017
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Venkataraman from India
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
Great Place to be!
KTDC Aranya Nivas is absolutely wonderful place to be. The staff is courteous, very helpful, food is really good. If anybody likes to live in a jungle and have absolutely no vehicular noise this is the place to be. The staff even booked our boating trip tickets which helped us avoid long queue. Boating too is an excellent experience. Must visit. Real value for money. Food both veg and nonveg are good. Buffet has good variety all three times of the day. Always had warm/hot water available to shower. Swimming pool is clean too with no chemicals. Also have other recreational activities like table tennis, football, swings, carromboard, badminton. Overall an excellent place to be.
Reviewed May 17, 2017
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ANURAG from India
Family with young children
Premium Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017
Main attraction in Thekkady is Periyar Sanctury & considering that Aranya Niwas is one of best plac
Staying at hotel saves you from struggle to obtain Periyar boat ride ticket. Restaurant and beer bar are good . You cannot enter or leave premises after 5.00 pm since this is inside sanctury so that limits your freedom to move and curtails any plans to go out for dinner or shopping in the evening however the restaurant and beer bar at the hotel are good. The classical dance program at nearby Periyar house is an evening saver. All three KTDC hotels inside the sanctury are beautifully located however Periyar house seemed to be bigger and slightly better than Aranya Niwas. The third place, Lake palace is far inside the sanctury and can be reached by boat.Overall a nice place if you want to enjoy serenity and calmness of jungle.
Reviewed January 08, 2017
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Suresh from Singapore
Family with young children
Premium Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016
Nice hotel, large rooms average food
The Onam Sadya lacked taste. Generally the food at the restaurant was just average. When I called to inform that I will be checking in the next day, the reception asked me when did you make the booking. I'm giving them the agoda booking reference and all details. How can I remember the exact date of booking done 2 months back. I told them to check the list of people who are checking in tomorrow instead of asking me when I made the booking which is irrelevant question. Then they apologised. I think they want customers to service them instead of they doing it themselves. I hope they learn their lessons. That is why 0 rating for staff performance
Reviewed September 20, 2016
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Rahim from India
Family with young children
Premium Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
It was wonderful vacation with Arsnya
We throughly enjoyed during our stay.thanks
Reviewed July 30, 2016
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pramod from India
Family with young children
Premium Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
very good for family vacation
very nice resort & well maintained only negative is d staff who r not familiar with english or any other language except for malyalam they dont understand ur Qs & Query even d manager didnt know english or hindi. our stay was good. it was Hot in thekkedy & hence AC is reqd d rooms didnt have AC which is very negative for a comfortable stay v had booked a premium room but there was no AC in it. for d location i can give 9 out of 10 but staff is poorly qualified hence i will give 3 out of 10.
Reviewed May 12, 2016
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BRIAN from Canada
Premium Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
Monkeys in the pool.
Location steps away from the boat dock for the morning departure. Staff were friendly and helpful. food in the restaurant was good and reasonably priced.
Loved it! Upon arrival, as we were unloading our bags, a mother monkey with youngster clinging to her underside, moved with lightning like speed to grab and run off with an exposed bag of potato chips. Minutes later we were treated to the sight of the whole family (6 or 7 of them) swimming in the pool. I never knew that monkeys could swim underwater! Hotel rooms are large and very quiet. There's no AC but there are ceiling fans. So the nights were warm. Meals were very good and reasonably priced.
Reviewed March 08, 2015
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Yeseung from South Korea
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
nice place close to the lake
inside nature reserve, clean, friendly
I stayed here for 2 nights. The room was spacious and very clean. Staffs were helpful and kind. You can book a boat ticket in hotel front desk (and it's only one minute from here to the lake) Negative point was curfew. There were not many things to do in nights and dinner menu at restaurant was limited.
Reviewed February 23, 2015
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