I just heard from a reliable source that the new guest rooms that are being built at Sri Ramanasramam will be open this season, on 1 November 2012. I had previously reported in Update on Rooms at Ramana Ashram that they would not be open this year. I now understand that they will be. There will still be landscaping and other work continuing after that time. That is probably where the confusion came from.
Do not hesitate to come this year. Ask Ramana Ashram about housing for your stay. Here is a link to their booking page.
In a few days Ramana Ashram will open one of the new rooms furnished and open for inspection and photography. I hope to be able to publish photos and more information then.