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“Typical "business" hotel in India”
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Hotel Aida
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Kottayam
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We were in Kottayam for a night before heading to the Periyer Animal Reserve. The staff were helpful, and the hotel served its purpose, though it was nothing to write home about. It's a typical "business" hotel in India. Nothing fancy, but it serves its purpose.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

I happened to go to Kottayam with family for shopping recently and realized that Hotel Aida is synonymous with taste! Its not the first time I felt this but now I think I should share my experience...I recommend Chicken Bharta for Non vegetarians and the Navaratna Kurma for Vegetarians...

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

The Best thing about this hotel is its location. It is not located in the market area. So you are out of the mindless traffic of kottayam. The Hotel has many facilities such as a banquet hall, a restaurant, restobar, launge, spacious parking and many much more. The hotel is old as it was established in 1979 and this can be seen from the non ac rooms that are located in the 1st floor.However the ac rooms in the 4th floor are decently sized and well furnished. And as for the service, it seems service is meant for ac rooms only. We needed two rooms but managed to get only one ac room, and so I had to be satisfied with the non ac room. Well the service was hideous for the non ac rooms. I had ordered for a bottle of water at 7 am to take my medicines. It never came even till 10 am when I had my breakfast out in the restaurant. The worst part was that even the phone in my room was not working. I had to go up and down to the ac room to ask for anything. However even if the service was no good, the people were atleast courteous in the way they talked. Another thing the elevator doesn't work.

Room Tip: My only tip is please don't take non ac room. Stick to the ac rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

My whole family had to attend a wedding reception in Kottayam. The event was taking place at Aida, so the host booked our rooms there. Our stay was really a pleasant experience. The lobby looks a little old, but the rooms were really new and spacious and the staff were really really friendly. They have a live band playing old Hindi music and even let my cousin sister sang two songs which we all enjoyed. They even arranged us a houseboat to see Kumarakom on a short notice. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

The hotel is located less than 1 km from the Transport Bus Stand in Kottayam town. It is quite close to various famous churches and temples. Kumarakom famous for Kerala' back waters and house boats is only about 20 kms from the hotel. Thekkady Wild life sanctuary is about 80 kms from the hotel. Hotel has banquet halls, bar, restaurant and ample parking space. Staff are quite helpful and service is quite good. Although the towels were of very good quality, i would not say the same about the bedding.

Room Tip: If you are a non smoker suggest to request for a no smoking room.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

I have booked the hotel for 2 nights. The hotel is very good to stay. The staffs are friendly. Location is easily accessible. The hotel is very cost effective. Family stay seems safe. I feel it is an affordable hotel for middle class Indian family

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

I just took one double economy room for one day on 1st May related to my wedding anniversary that room was good for what Iam paid but it' need good maintenance and cleanliness,housekeeping need more attention and management want to do something for renovation I am sure its will reflect in your business(Try to change old looking interior).front office,service and production are very good and appreciable.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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jacobkelachandra, Owner at Hotel Aida, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2011

Dear Guest

Greetings to you from Hotel Aida, Kottayam

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

We are in the process of renovating the entire property and have completed more than 60% of the work. We are hopeful to complete the remaining work by the year end so that next time you visit us, you are able to enjoy the new amenities . Also we are delighted to know that the services rendered were up to your expectations. It is feedback such as yours that inspire us to strive for greater heights of excellence in our services.

Thanking you once again for your valuable feedback and looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hotel Aida, Kottayam.

Sincerely Yours

Jacob Kelachandra
Managing Director

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Additional Information about Hotel Aida

Address: Aida Junction | M. C. Road, Kottayam 686001, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kottayam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Kottayam
Price Range: $34 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aida 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AIDA, the name of our hotel is intimately connected with the Greek heaven-piercing mountain - IDA, where the Muses and the Graces dwell. The Muses and Graces sing and dance melodiously, healing all sorrows in life. In Aida, the Muses and Graces give life its bloom.For over three decades, Hotel Aida stands talls in the rubber town of India - Kottayam, delighting thristy travellers and Kottayamites equally with its whole hearted hospitality. Aida is Kottayam, more so than any other hotel. If you'd like to capture the essence of Kottayam, stay at Aida. Aida is currently a Three Star Classified Hotel. ... more   less 
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