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Lichfield
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location near to the lake. The building is in need of refurbishment, for example in our room we could either have the TV on or the fridge but not both. The staff were very pleasant but did not appear to be well managed. For example breakfast started at 7.30 but it was 7.45 before...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival it was - Wow. Then the room was - well OK ish. But the restautant was - Oh dear, and certainly needed a re-make. However the staff were polite and very attentive. But the jewel in tbe crown was the morning boat trip on the lake. Saw Elephants and Buffalo but sadly no Tigers. Great place for a...

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing your valuable time for giving us a feedback on your experience at hotel.We acknowledge your feedback with regard to the ambience of the restaurant , we assure you that a renovation project is on the chart and you will notice a change at the next time when you visit us. We look forward to see you...

Weybridge surrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I initially booked to stay here for 3 nights but that was too long and left after 2. My friend suggested the place and unfortunately, I didn't research via trip adviser because based on reviews, that were accurate, I would not have booked this. The main sales point is that you are the only hotel in the wildlife park and...

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are deeply pained to know that your experience at our resort was not up to your expectation . Please note that aranya nivas is located inside a tiger reserve and therefore we need to obey the rules applicable for a wildlife sanctuary along with highest level of service delivery for our guest. Rules of sanctuary 1. Entry...

Pune, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The facility is state run, so we can't expect too much out of it. The accomodation is decent. The food is strictly average. The service and hospitality offered is excellent. The reception is helpful and good. We were given a room where recently pest control treatment was done hence the smell was unbearable. They promptly changed our rooms on request...

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your valuable time for giving us a feedback on your recent stay.It is indeed a pleasure to know that no visit to thekkady is completed without a visit to the ktdc resorts. I have shared your feedback with the entire team at the resort. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me...

Liphook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this state run hotel because it is in the middle of the wildlife reserve - reality pointless as stuck in hotel from 5pm with nowhere to go... Couldn't see lake and animals from the hotel and couldn't use pool as full of children (nothing for them to do either) and only 2 sun beds without cushions! Sun beds were...

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

We really regret to know that your experience at our jungle resort was not up to your expectations. We deeply value your relationship and are committed to provide our guests with the best product and highest level of service. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay at our resort. First of all i would like...

Bangalore India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has 2000 elephants & some 45 Tigers . The suite is huge. The food good esp the NV. The staff are young n energetic. The GM is ABI CHANDRAN - aldo young and energetic! He invited me to stay in the LAKE PALACE on an island in the sanctuary - next time. I said yes!

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review regarding your stay in the hotel. Your kind words of appreciation will motivate our team to make an excellent way of hospitality.We are waiting in the peninsular palace for receiving you and to treat you like a king in the tranquil island.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good and clean rooms, good location next to boating in Periyar. They guarantee the boat tours but call early to make sure you get the time you want. Food is not that great (spoken as American desi) but overall nice staff and cultural show at 7 pm (not fancy) included

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

First of all thank you for your heartfelt feedback regarding your stay in our jungle resort. We are extremely sorry regarding the inconvenience in the food that we offered and we will enquire about the menu offered and we will look upon the matter with serious concern.We will look forward to expect you and your family next time.

chennai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are well maintained and attached bath well done. Staff very courteous. Food quality and taste good. Near by attractions not to be missed are the boat ride on periyar lake, a walk into the woods, ayurvedic massage etc. Overall a very good place to stay.

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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review regarding your stay in ktdc aranya nivas. We are very happy that our service offered you indelible memories of the wilderness. We hope to expect you and your family next year.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited thekkady as part of our south india sojourn. The hotel was truly very good. Staff was very warm friendly and helpful. Since it is located inside the periyar tiger reserve it becomes both its USP and its limitation. The entry and exit time is limited to 5 to 1700. But its truly worth it. Its serene calm and...

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We are very happy that you had a nice stay in our hotel .Feedback like this will help our resort to enrich its service to our beloved guests. Hope to expect you and your family next year.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

hotel is in tiger reserve, very good hotel with a good size pool rooms very nice clean and modern, comfortable bed and seating area, tasty and varied food in the restaurant with very good service from staff . lots of walks in reserve with lots of animals and birds to see boat trips are available from the lakeside to see...

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We are very happy that you did had a marvelous time in our pristine resort whispering to the wilderness . Thank you for your kind appreciation about our service and amenities . We hope to welcome you back again soon .

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aranya Nivas is the only premium jungle lodge of its kind situated inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve(Thekkady). The resort provides avenue for close interaction with the tropical rain forest and wild life. The resort is located on the banks of Periyar lake. Entry to Periyar Sanctuary will be closed by 5.00 pm. Hence please ensure to reach inside the sanctuary before 5.00 pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aranya Nivas KTDC

Address: Kumily, Thekkady 685536, India
Region: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Price Range: ₹ 4,161 - ₹ 8,253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aranya Nivas KTDC 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Aranya Nivas Ktdc Hotel Thekkady
Aranya Nivas Idukki
Aranya Nivas Hotel Idukki
Aranya Nivas KTDC Thekkady, Kerala
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#10 Spa Hotel in Thekkady
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“The first floor rooms have the best views and apparently one room has a balcony which would be great for viewing.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveLichfield, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms good”
 of 5 bubbles olddave1, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles 111princej, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“beware of monkey menace if you open your windows and keep your luggage near windows..Rooms 105 and 106 just adjacent to reception is ok.”
 of 5 bubbles DrFrancisXavier, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Prefer top floor side corner, You can feel the nature”
 of 5 bubbles HelnaJames, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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