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“Basic Hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel ARK International
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21, T.S.R, Big Street, Kumbakonam 612 001, India (Formerly Hotel ARR)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Kumbakonam
Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Basic Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This hotel is situated ideally in the heart of Kumbakonam. This hotel provides basic amenities required for sleeping overnight while traveling to Kumbakonam. The deluxe room is quite big and they provide a TV and A/c for this room. If we require hot water, we need to call up the reception to switch on the centralized heater. The blankets they provided us were rough and they did not provide a lining or a sheet to cover us beneath the blanket. The A/c stopped working in the middle of the night and I was the victim of mosquito bites. The towel they provided was quite old as it was torn in a few places. The cost of a deluxe room(a/c) per night was Rs 1,400 + tax.
They do not have a restaurant , however they will arrange for food on request from a nearby restaurant. So, if you are looking for a basic hotel in the middle of town, this might suit you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Either u r a solo traveler, taking in the culture and heritage of this temple town, or travelling as a family visiting all the temples in and aroound kumbakonam, this hotel offers a very decent and clean accomodation for your stay.

Positives - Ideally located on TSR big street, which is walking distance from Kumbeshwarar and Sarangapani temple. Rooms are clean and well laid. Service is prompt. A big plus is the 24hr power backup, so u have the convenience of the a/c even during the frequent powercuts which is common here.

Negatives - No in-house restaurant except tea/coffee for room service, but with the famous venkatramana restaurant located just down the street, and hotel archana located in the adjacent bazaar street, choice for food is not a issue.

To summarize, hotel ARK delivers what it promises. Nothing more.. Nothing less..

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21, T.S.R, Big Street, Kumbakonam 612 001, India (Formerly Hotel ARR)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kumbakonam
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Kumbakonam
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Number of rooms: 60

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