Ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.9 out of 5
63% of guests recommend
2.8 Room cleanliness
3.1 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
2.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Kochi, India

Thekkady National Park stay

Posted Dec 29, 2014
Periyar house is a nice experience only because you get to stay in the national park premises. The food at the restaurant was good. But the room as such can be rated as 2 star. But it's a good facility for a night's stay, not beyond that. The biggest advantage is that it's just 10 minutes walk from the boat launch and the trekking point. Since one cannot go out or get in the park after 5.30pm, the restaurant inside is the only option for dinner.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Thomasfrom Irving Us

My getaway to the Gods own country woods.

Posted Oct 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
for Couples
by Akankshafrom delhi

in the woods

Posted Oct 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
Hi , I have stayed in periyaar house for 2 days. Its a very nice location but it has some pros n cons too. Pros- 1. One of the best experience of living in woods 2. Periyaar lake is on walking distance and hotel will provide u the tickets of boat ride so u don't need to be in long queue. 3. Nature walk in the periyaar forest in a very reachable location near to lake. 4. First trip to boat ride is best, this view can't be beat by any other time. 5 we were lucky enough to see many animals like elephant etc while our boat ride. Cons- 1. After 5:30pm u need to be in the hotel only. Can't go even beyond 50 MTS due to safety reasons. 2. Rooms are OK , don't expect much if u r on looking for fancy one. 3. 2 days are too much to be here , one night stay for all the activities would be suffice. Second day was kind of boring as there is nothing much to do.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Locality of Hotel

Posted Mar 1, 2014
Pros: nothing special
Cons: Nothing
Location: n
Location of the hotel is to far away from the city. and after 6 pm no check in and in the evening you can't go any where outside because the hotel is in the forest area.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

No entry in hotel periphery after 5 PM.

Posted Jan 22, 2014
No entry in hotel periphery after 5 PM. So you cannot enjoy outside the city. Only inside jungle you have to go for trekking or jungle ride.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Biplabfrom India

Good hotel inside the forest reserve.

Posted Jan 12, 2014
Pros: Clean spacious rooms, courteous staffs, food options, very close to nature.
Cons: The food, more staffs to cater to guests in peak time. more options for jungle safari.
Location: Major attraction is the periar lake boat ride, take the early morning ride which starts from 7.30AM. jeep safari and elephant ride would be awesome.
The experience in Periar house inside the thekkady tiger reserve was one of the pleasant experiences of my holiday in Kerala. I was here for one night (30-31, December 2013). The hotel is right the middle of the forest, which gives you a very serene experience of staying right in the middle of the forest, away from the chaos of the city life, there is a dining hall which serves buffet breakfast and dinner , and snacks options are also available in the evening. Quality of the food was good. The hotel area was very big , with wide alleys and spacious rooms. there are gardens, where you can just sit and relax, its very calm and peaceful. The staffs were very courteous , and arranged for the periar lake boating tickets at the checkin time, (this is the major attraction ), try to book the early morning boat seats which starts from 7.30AM. The are 2 more hotels inside the reserve, Aranya Niwas and one more.(all are KTDC hotels) I took a walk with my wife in the evening till the entrance of the boating, it was really pleasant and the stay here was very fulfilling. we enjoyed thoroughly here , we wished to stay one more night here, but since we had our bookings in allepey so we had to move on. Stay here for atleast 2 nights , and enjoy many other options like elephant ride and jeep safaris, all which can be arranged from the reception. For your keral trip this is one place which cannot be missed at any cost if you love nature! Biplab sarkar.
2 out of 5
by AAAfrom Bangalore

Excellent location and advantages end here !

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Pros: Location and experience to stay in forest. You get priority in booking ticket for boat ride.
Cons: Food, services, accountability - everything except location needs to improve. The staff is careless about tourists staying there, no concern at all
Location: Periyar lake, spice gardens
Location is excellent, you get priority in booking boat ride tickets for periyar lake. But thats all. All positives end here. Then all negatives start - Food - Terrible. Particularly with a limitation that you cannot go out of forest after 5pm, the food has to be good but it was really horrible. Many people complained during the stay but no improvement. Reception staff says, we don't have control over restaurant. The only option is buffet, which was terrible. You cannot order what you want. Once we ordered snacks, nothing came for more than hour (it was just sandwiches and Pakoda), when contracted restaurant, they said they delivered in a wrong room - who on earth will accept a snacks order when its not ordered by them :-) That was a complete lie. Information available in hotel says for any outside tours/trips contact reception. Reception says we don't have any information. You need to go out and search for yourself as you don't get mobile or internet connectivity there. Aranya Nivas (another KTDC resort near lake could be good but no idea). When we checked out, they asked us to pay for food bills - a certain amount. But they didnot have all the bills. We could have simply said no and they would not have any option. We just approximated and paid in good spirit but we could have avoided to pay considering other experience. Good experience to stay in forest.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very well located hotel. good morning walks.

Posted Dec 6, 2013
Pros: location
Cons: food service
Location: just walk and walk and walk. it is fantastic
5 out of 5
for Families
by zakir sabugarfrom himatnagar

great location

Posted Nov 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
we really enjoy there at night because we have the group of 12 fantastic atmosphere of jungle i like very much
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Not a good hotel at all, poor quality of the rooms, feels like a prison, poor food quality. Nice personel though. You have to pay entrance to the park even though you stay at the hotel. Make sure you book trips before arriving to the hotel. No pool and you cannot use another pool at different hotel even though the personel say so. No beer and only buffe. Would recommend a different KTDC in the park with Pool. You cannot leave the hotel after 6 pm.