Keys Hotel Vihas, Tirupati
18-8-40/B Tirumala bypass Road
Sreejith Bhaskaran Nair
Arun Raj Pillai
On December I planned a Trip to Thirupathi, for my family including my wife and son. We booked a room at Hotel Keys Vihas, Thirupathi. I went by car from Kollam. The Hotel was situated in a convenient place along Thirumala Bypass Road. I liked the ambiance of the Hotel. The service was very good. When I reached Salem the Hotel people called and enquired about my journey. So they had directed me to the hotel, without no hassles. When I reached Hotel, everything was ready, the room was very good and neat. My son liked the Hotel and Staff very much. The Travel Desk helped me a lot in the Dharshan at Thiurmala and directed me to all nearby places. The most highlighted one is the Restaurant of the Hotel. We stayed there for 2 days, and tasted all most all South Indian Foods including Veg & Non Veg. They had given a proper for my car, as it had covered almost 1, 000 kiliometres in a single day. The staff of every department was very keen to help us throughout our stay. HolidayIQ helped me to find this Hotel. Thanks for the lead to the HolidayIQ Team. The WiFi connectivity is the only problem I faced, and the signal strength was very feeble.
I have stayed with Keys at Shirdi and Pune before this, and both those experiences were very good. Because of good prior experience, I did not give a second thought when I booked our rooms at the Keys Hotel in Tirupati. The location itself is pretty good. The hotel is just about 3-4 km from the Alamelu Manga Temple and about 6 km from the Govindarajaswamy temple. Even to go to Tirumala, this hotel is just about 1 km away from the start of the ghat. When we reached the hotel, our first surprise was that the card access to our room didn't work. We had to use a physical key to open the room each time. The rooms are pretty spacious and comfortable. Having settled in the room, we realized that there was no facility to make a cup of tea in the room. The tea/coffee sachets and kettle, which are standard in 3 star and higher hotels these days weren't available in the room. This was quite surprising since we've never faced this in any hotel across the country, and never in a Keys hotel before this. We had to request for a kettle and some tea sachets. The kettle which was sent was dirty, probably not cleaned after the previous use. There were no milk powder sachets sent. We asked for the kettle to be cleaned and replaced. The cleaned kettle never came back during our 2 night stay. Having reached late in the evening, we decided to have dinner in the hotel itself, and went to the in-house restaurant for dinner. That was clearly a bad choice. The food was really poor and barely palatable. The scaled 'Andhra Meals' did not have pickle, gongura etc. Which are standard in any Andhra meal anywhere else. We decided to avoid eating in the hotel after that. At 6. 25 am next morning, there was a ring on the doorbell to deliver tea sachets, without a kettle in the room !! Again, there was no milk powder sent. My in-laws, who stayed in the next room were luckier than us. They at least got a kettle and some tea sachets. When they asked for milk powder, they were told that the store being close, milk powder could not be delivered. We abandoned all hopes of having tea in the room, and simply headed down for the breakfast 'buffet'. The breakfast spread could not really be described as a buffet. Since we were in a hurry to get to Tirumala and get into the line for darshan, we just gobbled what we could and left early. Once again, getting 3 cups of coffee took about 15 minutes and at least 4 reminders. This was despite the restaurant being barely half full. That evening, when my in laws asked for some more tea sachets, they were told that each room got only 2 in a day, and they couldn't get more. Next morning at breakfast, once again the coffee took ages to come. The toaster wouldn't work, so we could not have toast. Overall, the staff didn't seem interested in making the stay enjoyable for any guest. After this stay, I don't think I'm going to stay with Keys again. For people visiting Tirupati, I would strongly recommend not to stay at the Keys.
Tirupati is a nice place to visit as a devotee and the hotel keys Vihas Hotel was very fine to stay with family and administration, staff was very friendly and it was a great trip with my friends and you people have a great time with your dear ones happy journey.
I have stayed 3 days in this hotel. Its very nice and clean. We will get nice view of tirumala mountain. I have visited near by places and relaxed in keys hotel. This hotel is very near to all places like bus stand and alipiri and iskcon temple and govindaraja temple and groups theatres.
The food, service, appearance and rooms is best compare to other in that area. Its front looking appearance is also very good. In that function hall interior designs is excellent. Totally, hotel location and view is best. Actual location of vihas hotel is in Tirumala byepass road in the hotel the Tirumala hills and atmosphere will seen clearly and looking beautiful scenery from that hotel.
Keys Hotel Vihas is ranked #13 among the 332 hotels in Tirupati with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 249, 0-star in Tirupati. It is part of the "Keys hotels & Resorts" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 18 photos, 331 text reviews and 1 video reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 3,400 to Rs 3,700 per night. to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (53%) and Couple (23%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 43% of guests enjoy the hotel's peaceful atmosphere, whereas 37% have rated the ambience as relaxed.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Oct, Nov and Dec for the best experience.
Keys Hotel Vihas is located at Tirumala which is approximately 2 Kms from Tirupati Main railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Papavinasam Theertham (1 Km), Sitamma Theertham (1 Km), Japali Theertham (1 Km), Gurramkonda Fort (2 Kms) and Sri Agastyaswamy Temple (2 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and AC. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.