Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Perico from San Francisco

The best place to visit Periyar Tiger Reserve

Posted Dec 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Our local friend recommended we stay at Aranya Nivas for our visit to Periyar, and I think it was a great choice. It's the best location if you're going to be visiting the park, which we did in several occasions. The staff were very helpful in arranging all the tickets for us and giving us proper indications to make the most of our stay. The only complaint is that the accommodations, although clean, were quite worn out. Food was also very nice, with both breakfast and dinner included, buffet style, traditional Kerala fare.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by george from sheffield,uk

good for nature reserve

Posted Nov 18, 2013
Pros: great location, need more front office staff as one/two people try and do everything, good food, nice rooms, jump the queue for the boat ride if stayi
Cons: need more front office satff who cater to international tourists
Location: trekking, elephant ride, boat trip for wildlife, shopping in nearby kumily for spices
great location, need more front office staff as one/two people try and do everything, good food, nice rooms, jump the queue for the boat ride if staying here, front office staff helpful in suggesting extra excursions like the elephant ride
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by mazahir

Good location

Posted Nov 11, 2013
Pros: Location
Cons: Amenities in the room
Location: Boating in the lake is good but remember to book the tickets from the hotel itself to avoid long queues.
Location of the hotel is very good ,right I'n the periyar tiger resort and the staff very helpful , but the rooms are a little cramped ,overall a good stay .
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by vidwans from mumbai

Even govt. hotels can be good

Posted Nov 9, 2013
Pros: food - Indian style.
Cons: interior
Location: boat ride
This hotel is a good for the visitors of Sanctury. You don't need to stand in long que of boat ride because hotel people arrange boat ride passes at hotel reception.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Kolkata, West Bengal, India

KTDC - ARANYA NIWAS

Posted Dec 30, 2012
Pros: LOCATION
Location: BY THE SIDE OF PERRYAR LAKE. WILDLIFE CAN BE SEEN FROM NEAR THE HOTEL.
THIS IS ONLY TRULY ONE OF THE TWO RESORTS LOCATED INSIDE THE PERRYAR TIGER RESERVE, THE OTHERS BEING KTDC LAKE PALACE. THE LOCATION NEAR THE PERRYAR LAKE IS ITS ADVANTAGE. RECEPTION STAFFS ARE GOOD SO ALSO THE RESTAURANT. HOUSE KEEPING IS NOT UP TO THE MARK. REEPTION STAFF WILL HELP YOU BOOK THE BOAT RIDING TICKET DURING THE PEAK SEASON.