My friend and I booked into Hotel Raya's ( next to Post office ) after reading several reviews on Tripadvisor. This place is pretty good considering the rates that they charge. We stayed in a first floor room which was not too big but good enough for 2 ppl to stay ( it might be small if you add in an extra bed or if you have kids ). The toilet was clean and a geyser is provided.
The best part about this hotel is that it is located at a very convenient and central area in Kumbakonam. You could literally walk to all the important temples in the town viz ; Kumbeshwarar, Sarangapani, Ramaswamy temple etc. You can also easily hail autos from outside the hotel. We tried b'fast at a small restaurant behind the hotel ( Veg ) which was pretty good ( nothing fancy but a decent south indian bfast ).
The front office staff were courteous and provided us with information about nearby temples and also helped with organizing a cab for us. The only annoying thing was with the service staff - they seem to expect tips for everything : even when they get you a simple cup of coffee ! However, we did request for extra pillows and they were delivered very quickly, which was a good thing as most hotels in such temple towns either don't answer to such requests or delay in providing the same.
Overall, a good hotel to stay for friends, families etc - book in advance as this hotel seems to be a favorite one and apparently gets fully booked during wedding and festival seasons. They also seem to have Suites - didn't get a chance to look at one but may be worth trying for larger families !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the hub of Kumbakonam Thanjavur District, Hotel Raya’s stands out Majestically to offer Mahamaham tank view for the guests. This is known to be the “Best value for money” in Kumbakonam with the atmosphere and facilities of a star hotel. Hotel Raya’s combines efficiency with the Traditional culture of Kumbakonam to provide a pleasant stay for all its guests.3 star facilities only in Raya's Group of Hotels for the nominal tariff.Real Hospitality service is our motto.... Since 24 Years of Hospitality Experiences... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rayas Hotel Kumbakonam