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Ilchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But completely let down by its staff! The room we had was fantastic with a lovely enclosed verandah, all windows are kept closed to stop monkeys getting in. Lovely walk around park and make a very short walk from hotel. We went to bar, all in darkness, go to restaurant ask for drink, ushered back to bar, which is just...

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

Thank you for your feedback about Aranya Nivas and giving us the opportunity to serve you better. We would like to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant attitude shown by our front office staff during your stay. The feedback has been taken up seriously with all the members of the team and would like to assure you that we will provide...

Ruthin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long drive we arrived at this haven after passing tea and coffee plantations.The hotel is built in the colonial style being a one time summer retreat for the British. The staff were very welcoming and we soon found our rooms to relax in. Although there was no air con we had a large fan which did the job....

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

Thank you so much for the excellent comment in TripAdvisor site. We will consider this review as a tool of encouragement to work the best to explore more in the future. We as team are happy to observe that your stay was a memorable one. We look forward to welcome you and your family once again.

Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nature plays the perfect host and the ambience that the resort exudes is irresistibly appealing to every lover of Nature. Set against the bewitching backdrop of the periyar lake and Hills, this resort is for the discerning traveler who looks for a more enriching experience than a mere vacation.Even the way to the resort is deserted , feels like even...

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

We thank you for your inspiring review. You are the reason we are in the hospitality space. Please do come again and give us the opportunity to be a part of your holidays or any special occasion. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As this is my second visit this jungle home is an amazing place for the bird watchers, book worms and tranquility seeking souls.But now we can feel something special ,even animals can be seen from the way , it feels like we are the only guests in the road as the park entry is limited, . good places are judged...

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

First of all i would like to thank you for sparing your valuable time for posting a splendid review in the Trip Advisor , reviews like this is indispensable to us which will motivate our entire team and will help to develop internally and to offer best in hospitality. We look forward to expect you and your family next time.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The resort is located in the forest and has peaceful atmosphere. The resort is at the walking distance to Periar lake boating site. The services of the resort are very good and is a well maintained property of Kerala Government. The resort is the best place to relax with friends and family.

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

Thanks for giving us a 5 star review and for choosing our 'jungle home' as your holiday destination. As we are the wildlife resort we always welcome our guests with tranquility and unutterable beauty of the periyar tiger reserve. We will look forward to receive you in the next time.

Ernakulam, India
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Hotel ambiance was good and nature friendly.Rooms are good,neat and clean.Good view from room.But Deluxe rooms don't have Balcony.Pool was good. Restaurant is small,food was tasty but limited choices.service was good.Over all Happy with the stay.

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

We thank you for your kind review of your stay with us. We will look into your suggestions for improvement. It is our constant endeavour to offer the best hospitality for our guests and we look forward to repeat visits

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel is inside the forest but outside buffer. The rooms are very spacious almost close to 800 sqft including a verandah. Matches with any 4 star hotel. Food quality is good but variety is very limited. However one should not at all consider this as a wildlife sanctuary visit as other than monkey, deer, wild boar and birds nothing...

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

Thank you so much for your excellent comment on the TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your valuable time to pen down the wonderful experience had on the stay with us. We as a team are very happy to notice that the facilities are enjoyed by you. We take your comment as an encouragement for the improvement of the concern. Hope to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stayed in the hotel for one night which was enough. The room was not clean, the fridge was covered in black mould. Bed frame sticky and covered in dust. Toilet bowl was brown and badly stained. The drain in the shower was covered in hair. Food cold and limited. Staff are helpful and friendly which is one bonus! We...

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

At the onset please allow me to apologize for the delay in responding to you and also for the inconveniences caused to you during your stay with us .As mentioned. It is really a matter of great concern for me and my team to realize that we could not live up to the standards of deliverance and I am greatly...

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via 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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aranyanivas, General Manager at Aranya Nivas KTDC, responded to this review

First of all thank you for choosing us and sparing your valuable time for posting this review here on Trip Advisor. We are extremely glad to hear that you had a memorable stay experience during your time with us. We have also noted your concerns and will definitely do the needful. We look forward to hosting your stay once again.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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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: RM238 - RM356 (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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“go for premium rooms as there are some nominal differences between the other types”
samsonjacob, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room no 103 have the best jungle view”
Movinalmeida, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to see the room first.”
  • Bed frame
  • Very dirty fridge
  • Bed frame all sticky and stained
  • Toilet which smelt and was dark brown.
buck674, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The first floor rooms have the best views and apparently one room has a balcony which would be great for viewing.”
SteveLichfield, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms good”
olddave1, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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