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Aranya Lodge
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We reached at 9.30 pm & got down from bus which was on its way to Jorhat. It was raining & power cut was there. Once bus left, it was dark & we were frightened. We were standing in front of one bar. One good Samaritan crossed the road with torch and called us in his small restaurant, he was one Mr. Ghosh. We were confused with the name of the lodge, we told Ghosh that it is Annanya not Arranya. He helped us a lot & arranged us to reach Aranya lodge by Jeep. Manager of the Lodge , another Ghosh is very nice person. We enjoyed a lot there. The place is good for for one day stay. You must go with big group not only one family. We will never forget the trip. We can write a story on this trip. Good bye.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Stayed in April 2013, with family including my 3.5 year daughter. Big property with ample open space and a small children's park. Children will enjoy the most. The staff, unlike most govt prorerties, are very helpful. Rooms are big, can't say about the cottages as I didin't opt for it. The rooms all have a small verandah attached, that adds to the convenience. Rooms are quite clean, but do not have intercoms. Room service is not available, but they were kind enough to serve it to our room as a special case, as I had two senior citizens with me. The food menu is a limited, but very much manageable. The Buffalo Bar adds to the value of the property. As a whole I was very satisfied with the cordial behaviour of the staff. Overall, recommended as a budget property.

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2  Thank KorakBasu
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed at this hotel on 6th & 7th April. We had booked 2 rooms.The location of the hotel is excellent. First they showed us cottages. These cottages look very attractive from outside. However from inside,they are dated,with old tiles & furniture. We opted for delux rooms which have excellent view of jungle and some what renovated bathroom & tiles in rooms. The rooms are spacious. Being a govt. hotel, do not expect great service, then you will enjoy your stay for the very reasonable room rent.They will show you a hand written menu card which have very few items. You need to tell them to show printed menu card and items you need. Must order your food in advance or else you will not get the food. They also do not arrange elephant safari, which you need to do yourself. However the office is very closeby. Overall experience was good.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank 1Ashok1
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

we have booked a room on this hotel but when we discovered the room we immediatly change.
we have paid 2 différents hotel for one night but it was better to not stay on this place who had a perfume of moisture.
a éviter. hôtel de fonctionnaires flemmards et pas sympas. odeur de moisi dans les chambres, propreté douteuse etc.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank domdom69
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed here in 2011. The location is great and is close to the highway. The staff is very helpful and the service is good. They also arrange trips to the forest. We were very happy to stay here and would highly recommend anybody to this place.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank blitzg99
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We traveled to Kaziranga on March '11. The location of this hotel is excellent since the starting point of the elephant safari for Western sector of the National Park is close by while the entry point for central sector is just at the opposite side of the road. Moreover, the approach road to this hotel from the highway is through a tea garden which adds to the beauty.

Inside the property there are sprawling lawns and trees. The main lawn has different play facilities for small children, though most of them aren't maintained well. The rooms are OK with basic amenities. We didn't expect a very good condition of room or service so our frustrations were much less. Very limited menu of foods and service befitting to any Govt. organisation. Barring one or two instances, never saw any smiling face among the staffs. Though basic, the foods were well cooked. This hotel has got very good parking facility.

However, at that price range the stay was OK. And, if one considers the benefit of staying close to the national park ....... its definitely good.

Room Tip: Ask for the cottages, if they are available. They are better than the rooms in the main building
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Arunabha D
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

We took the Calcutta - Guwahati - Jorhat Jetkonnect flight. Drove down from Jorhat to Kaziranga.

We took 4 cottages here. The cottages, rooms, surroundings and decor are nice. However the food and service was pathetic.

We had small children with us but we were not expecting any extraordinary service. Simple things like having dinner at 9 pm were a difficulty. I don't know what seems to be the problem. Maybe they are understaffed. Maybe they don't work on shift system. Or maybe they are simply not interested. But everyone from the the people at the reception to the waiters to the dining room manager wore long faces. Kept cribbing that we were eating very late. Kept one plate of vegetable in front of us and when we asked that we had asked for 2 they said 'this is it....we serve it like this. It includes two platefuls'. Very strange behaviour.

In the morning also, despite telling that we were going to go for the 5:30 am safari, the staff was still sleeping when we went to the dining hall.

The walk down to the curio shop and the souvenir shop is pleasant and safe. Step out of the Aranya lodge gate, take a right and walk 200 mtrs, you will find a curio shop. It is ok. Not so great. But take a right from that shop, go 200 mtrs right and take a left. You will see a better souvenir shop. If you do a lot of shopping they might throw in a free gift as well. Well finished products. Bamboo hairclips and bamboo jug keyrings are nice to buy in bulk. Very reasonable. T shirts are Rs 480 each. I picked up one but totally avoidable. The rubber print wears off fast.

There is a big playground with swings and slides for children right in front of the rooms. It is secured and withing a walled compound. Good people people with young children who like to run around a lot.

Parking - You can either park near the reception or park close to the cottages in the front. Both options are available.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice. If you have young children pick up the rooms named 'Bison', 'Rhino...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Vandana N
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Address: Kaziranga National Park 785612, India
Region: India > Assam > Nagaon District > Kaziranga National Park
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Ranked #5 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Kaziranga National Park
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Aranya Lodge Kaziranga National Park, Assam

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