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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed staying inside the national park for two nights especially if an amazing dinner buffet is offered. The pool is perfect after a 16K hike through the forest and we even got a cold and cheap beer in the evening. The staff tries its best to be helpful but didn't manage to fix the boiler during our stay. This...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the property in january with family and friends. The resort is located in the middle of the jungle and hence you can not venture out of the resort premises after 6.00PM The hotel has a swimming pool and library along with a recreation center that has Table tennis and Carrom available. A few more activities could be helpful in...

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Pune, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed for a day with family in the last week of December 2016 at this beautiful property. I felt very happy and proud to see a Government owned property being maintained and run so well. The service was excellent right from the reception at the hotel. We were informed of various facilities including a evening entertainment show of classical...

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

First of all i thank you for giving us a splendid review regarding your stay at our hotel, we are happy that the ambience, service and the activities made your stay a pleasant one, We look forward to expect you and your family next time.

New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is right in the reserve and worth staying in if you want to see Thekkady. It has comfortable rooms, a good dining room, good staff and is walking distance from the nature reserve. I would stay here if I were visiting Thekkady.

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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 lovely review, we are happy that the hotel , the service and the location had pleased you and we will share your kind words with our entire team. We will love to receive you and your family next year.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well spent weekend with family at this property. The rooms are really good and sleep comfort is top notch. They have a good pool. Wi-fi is available and the beer parlour is good enough to spend couple of hours. The receptionist arranged out boating ticket for 7.30am and that's so kindful of them. Food is okay, it tasted good but...

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

Thank you for sparing the time to share your review. We are glad that we were able to meet your holiday expectations. Appreciate your compliments on our services and facilities. Thanking you once again and sincerely look forward to welcoming you again with us

kolkata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

KTDC Aranya Nivas, Thekkady After enjoying the beauty of Kumarakom , our next destination is KTDC Aranya Nivas at thekkady to taste of wild life & spice garden. It is about 4 hrs journey from Kumarakom . We have visited a spice garden on the way & bought some spices from garden for our dear ones. The hotel is amidst...

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

It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a detailed remarkable review about your holiday with us. It gives us great contentment to read such reviews and motivates our staff further in achieving even higher guest satisfaction levels. Your kind words of appreciation has been shared with the entire...

Lichfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for patronizing our pristine jungle resort . At the onset kindly accept our sincere apologies for all the inconvenience caused to you during your recent visit with us. We regret the hassle caused to you due to the boat ticket reservation , as its an artificial lake due to rainfall shortage boat trips were minimised to 3 from...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 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 13 January 2017

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 7 January 2017 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...

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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: €52 - €114 (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, India - Kerala
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#11 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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