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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to get two days stay at KTDC run Aranyaniwas ...the resort proved yo be nicely organised for a pleasant stay coupled with well planned and laid out wildlife safari in form of jungle trails, river boating, night jungle camping.... Shall remain etched in our memory for ever...

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Thank Devanand R
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Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon and thank you for sharing this experience More 

Kottayam, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful getaway right in the middle of the jungle reserve and a stones throw away from the boating area.. This place has a nice pool (along with a kids pool) a small and clean beer parlor. A good place to stay in Thekkady. Could not stay here as I had already booked in an adjacent ktdc run jungle resort..... More 

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Thank you for investing your valuable time to share your opinion about us.. We express our gratefulness towards the same. We are humbled with your token of appreciation. We hope to see you again and be given the Opportunity to serve you much better More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been on 13 days trip in Kerala staying at different KTDC hotels and resorts. There are few consistent things I have observed - 1. Very attentive staff 2. Very good and timely service 3. Spacious and clean rooms 4. Large size property 5. Meals cost above than average Aranya Nivas is specifically located with in a national tiger... More 

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Thank you for the review for your stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed this experience and service at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again soon and thank you for sharing this experience. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forgot about everything and immerse into the jungle. KTDC has three properties inside the National Park while all others are outside. Aranya Nivas is a 3-4 star property. They have a swimming pool and a beer parlour. The lake is situated in a walking distance and you get assured tickets. But you need to reach the hotel before 5 and... More 

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Our sincere thanks to you for the motivating comments on your experience with Aranya Nivas . Glad to know that you had some quality time with us. People like you are our motivation to uplift the service quality. We will improve our food quality to the uttermost and we are working on it. Once again thank you so much for... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beyond expectation what we want to have we had everything there it was an awesome stay full of greeneries great food servuce at the top notch ,we did not felt this is govt hotel how the staffs are behaving and their service it was wonderful highly recommended

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Thank Nithin R
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Thank you so much for your valuable comments with us. please visit again More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a day. Rooms are in good condition. The boating starts right next to the hotel. However limitation of forest area timings as far as coming back after 1730 from market area restricts your other places visit like the kathakali show and martial art show.Food in hotel is good but the service is super duper slow. It... More 

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Thank Siddharth R
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Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed and authenthic feedback following your stay at Aranya nivas ,Thekkady. Your kind feedback regarding our hotel is highly appreciated and is of great motivation to our team. But we are very sorry with your inconvenience with the restaurant service, as a simple menu it was so delayed , we have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night. Mostly friendly staff. Room is spacious and 5 star comfort. Swimming pool is clean and good to spend time with family and friends. Complimentary dinner and breakfast had varieties but none were tastier as no spice on it. There was a group of westerners in hotel when we visited seems like the food was... More 

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1 Thank Prince J
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We thank you for sharing your experience with us on trip advisor. We are very much delighted that we could make your stay a memorable one. Open reviews like this will help us to strive to maintain our standards. We are sorry that our cuisines can't tickle your taste buds, we hereby apologize for your inconvenience . In our restaurant,... More 

Thrissur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aranya Nivas is still the same from many years back.Owned by Kerala State Tourism department under Government of Kerala puts it into the non changeable bureaucratic frame..Rooms are old but for every thing related to house keeping you have to ask!.Restaurant has ordinary food but priced very very high.Web site gives the glorious past history of Kings and summer homes... More 

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respected sir, Thank you for talking time to review us. we are really disappointed to see that our resort and facilities did not meet your expectation. we have noted your comments regarding housekeeping. As we are located inside the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary it is our responsibility to minimize the usage of plastic containers , usage of linen etc to... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hotel in total is very good place to stay with friendly staff, good food, clean and well maintained rooms. set near the periyar lake, one can walk near the boat ride points from where wild animals on the other side of the lake can be viewed. in total very nice place to stay.

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1 Thank g_sudeshna
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Firstly i would like to thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent stay at Aranya nivas thekkady . It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary , improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests. . We look forward to continue the same... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

don't think twice, just close ur eyes and book ur rooms! most beautiful place that i have visited till now. the rooms are big with glass windows to treat yourself with the jungle view, just remove the curtains and treat urself. room service was very prompt, provided with whatever we needed. hotel booked our ferry service, we didn't had to... More 

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DEAR GUEST, We are thankful to you for sparing your time to post a review in Tripadvisor You kind words of appreciation will certainly help our team to be consistent on their performance. Happy to know that you enjoyed our service We look forward to host you . More 

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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: RM393 - RM656 (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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“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
“The pool is nice”
 of 5 bubbles puneman, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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