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No. 516 Chengam Main Road 1 Km from Ramanashramam, Tiruvannamalai 606603 India
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#4 of 33 hotels in Tiruvannamalai
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The elegant & luxurious property has been very well planned to satisfy all the needs of the discerning traveler. The hotel combines Indian culture with modern ambiance and adorned with luxury. The hotel is strategically located on Bangalore highway and also 5 minutes drive from the center of the town to offer proximity and peaceful environment to our guests. This unique location boasts the view of the Holy Mountain as well as the nature (vayal) in our guest rooms ( 1 Km from Ramanashramam ). The Guest of Athena will have full use of a roof top yoga hall with a clear mountain view to meditate, a swimming pool to chill and relax and green peaceful surrounding to walk and move around.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Game room
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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TSinParis wrote a review Jan. 2023
Paris, France1973 contributions449 helpful votes
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We stayed here last week for two nights. It is a bit out of the way so you need to take a tuktuk from town if you arrive by bus or train. We were welcomed by their absolutely charming staff (thank you). The mountain facing room was fine but really need refreshing. The bathroom too was a bit basis. The hotel description describes the hotel as ´elegant and luxurious’ but perhaps the common areas and gardens are but the rooms are not. The dinners are excellent as are the breakfasts. That’s a good thing because the hotel is far from any restaurants. You can start walking around the holy mountain as we did from the hotel. I would certainly recommend that even if you are not religious. Can’t praise the staff enough. One young man helped us with a small problem we had with a driver. Overall: Very peaceful and quiet. A great place to stay - just the rooms need updating.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ramkumar Y wrote a review Dec. 2022
Chennai (Madras), India12 contributions
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A Pilgrimage friendly town. The temple was grand and commoners friendly. Inner sanctum appears to be more than 1000 years old. Engravings were mysterious. Roads appeared to be a bit chaotic for some one from a big metro city but that's the way of life here. One needs to be easy going and fun loving. Stay at Athena hotel was very good. Good buffet food at a cheaper price. Rooms were functional and comfortable. Gingee fort about 25 km away was a pleasant surprise. A hugely underrated historical monument. A good hiking trip to the top of the hill offers splendid views. Well maintained as well by ASI.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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bala c wrote a review Dec. 2022
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Not worth the Rs 6000 we payed. We stayed for one night on Nov 5, 2022 as we were traveling from Chennai ( we came from USA on Nov 4 2022). Nov 4 we stayed at the Ramada Plaza, Chardar Patel Road, Chennai and paid Rs 7559 for a great room with fantastic amenities and bathroom. Buffet BF was amazing. Mountain to mole hill comparison between the Ramada and the Athena hotel. It was difficult to find the Athena hotel around 8 PM as the hotel is in a small side street away from the main road and there were no clear lit signs. . Front desk staff were courteous. A big plus. Not the person at the small eating place- rude and won't provide us the menu for dinner although others were seeing a menu. Room was big. Plus. But the bed was not good. Sheets and pillows were worn out and not clean. Towels were really worn out and not at all good. Bathroom is very substandard and not in par for the Rs paid. Buffet BF was free which was OK. By comparison we stayed at Theni Western Gatz hotel for five days for only Rs 3012 per night with a great free BF which was suburb and in par with USA hotels that charge $100 per night (without BF). Overall will not stay in the hotel gain and will look for others in the area when we go to the temple next time when we visit India..
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Date of stay: November 2022
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MirkaCph wrote a review Nov. 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark27 contributions10 helpful votes
The itself hotel is ok, but the way they cheat about the location is not. No, it is not by the Ramana ashram. No, it is not 1 km from the ashram like they write in the confirmation. It is 3 km away which is not a walking distance! There is no walking path either, you need to walk by a motorway. Don’t be fooled. Pool area is tiny and without any place with a shade.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Only choose if you have a car. Triple check the location.
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Senthil S wrote a review May 2022
Bengaluru, India60 contributions67 helpful votes
Stayed with family (2 kids) - Booked Queen Suite - Very spacious and clean. Loved it. Location: Great - 3.4 KM from temple/town center. Located beside plantations/paddy fields. Serene. Parking: Ample space, easy and hassle-free. Food: Had breakfast. Homely. Loved it. Staff: Very friendly. Summary: Stay again in my next visit and highly recommend to other travelers.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Queen Suite on the terrace was awesome. Try that for sure...
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KVWAR wrote a review Dec. 2021
bangalore21 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Athena in the last week of December 2021. We were a group of 8 people spread across 3 rooms. We had booked 2 balcony rooms (queen suite) and one without balcony (queen suite). The queen suite has 2 separate double beds. This is very helpful when you have kids along with you. The balcony opens to an empty plot outside of the property. They have provided chairs in balcony which is a welcome move. The rooms are clean and very spacious. The hotel is located away from the city/town, atleast 4 kms. The photos posted in the portal are all true, nothing fake about them. Pros: Cleanliness Spacious Responsive staff Away from noise Good breakfast Pool Cons: The dining hall in located quite a distance from the kitchen. This adds to slowness in service. Especially when it comes to refilling stuff at breakfast buffet. Since the property is 4kms away from city, the restaurant is only used by people staying in the property. That brings down the numbers and hence everything is calculated in minimum quantities. In other words things can get over quite quickly.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Arjun wrote a review Dec. 2021
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Neat and clean rooms. Staffs were very polite. Property is little outskirts. It was calm. We had dinner and breakfast. Excellent food. Swimming pool was little and can improve on the water quality. Tasted like home food. Took us 15 mins drive to temple. Overall nice experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nagesh wrote a review Oct. 2021
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We are from Hyderabad and we stayed in Athena in April 2021 where I rated them 5 star. Went with family again, just amazed at their service, cleanliness and Food. If you are ever going to thiruvanmalai, this is the hotel to stay with no guessing. Great location and view as well.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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RadhishKurup wrote a review Aug. 2021
Bengaluru, India149 contributions58 helpful votes
Pros : Nice clean hotel. Located 4.5km away from temple. Very courteous staff. Tasty food. Food menu Options were limited. Breakfast was good. Cons : Did not get hot water in the morning. Restaurant staff not trained well I guess. Cutlery was not available in the restaurant. Water was not served on time. Few glitches I could see.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best place to stay if we have our own transport. Ask for rooms facing the Thiruvannamalai hill....
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Nagesh wrote a review Apr. 2021
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We travelled from Hyderabad and stayed here on Apr 9, 10, 11 and 12 of 2021. Place is really clean and staff is awesome and very helpful. Food is also true TN food and to die for. If you are looking to visit Thiruvannamali, won't be disappointed if you stayed here. Close to everything as well. True 5 star in every aspect
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$37 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduTiruvannamalai DistrictTiruvannamalai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athena Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Athena Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sri Ramana Ashram (3.5 km), Arunachaleshwara Temple (3.9 km), and Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Athena Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Athena Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Athena Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Athena Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Athena Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dreaming Tree, The Inner Child, and Auro Usha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Athena Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Athena Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Athena Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Athena Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Athena Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Athena Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Athena Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.