ALA Resort is a decent and quite place on the North bank of River Cauvery, about 4 km from Thiruvaiyaru on the picturesque and historical Thiruvaiyaru - Kumbakonam Road. By no stretch of imagination can it be called a "Resort" but the rooms are relatively large and clean, with courteous staff and decent vegetarian food. However, they seem to have no connection whatsoever with Tripadvisor! After booking through Tripadvisor, I played it safe and called up the hotel to verify if the rooms were indeed booked. I was shocked to learn that they had no information from Tripadvisor and infact had no connection with them. Though a busy weekend due to the Thyagaraja Aradhana they were kind enough to accommodate me and my family.