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Hotel Picnic
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Velankanni
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
1 review
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“good hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

good hotel to stay for budget customers. there is lot of powercuts in velankanni but this hotel has good power backup for a/c. a/c rooms are 1350 and definately worth for budget customers. staffs are very polite and one mr.anand is really good (manager). this hotel has very good view to morning star church and overall this hotel is very good

Room Tip: prefer ground floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Since My Trip Was Not A Planned Trip, I Went To Velankanni Without a Reservation On October 27th. I Went To Hotel Seagate and was told that all rooms were full and occupied, Hence, they Offered A Room In Hotel Picnic Which Was Their Sister Concern.

First I Was Not conformable To Take a Room In Picnic, Since I Have Read Some Negative Reviews. But My experience is totally opposite to some negative reviews. Hotel Picnic is indeed a Very Good Budget Hotel. Room Boys Were Very Friendly And Polite. Rooms Were Neat And Clean.

I Know For The Amount which I Pay, I can’t Expect A Swimming Pool Or Other Luxuries Which Are Available In Seagate or Clinton Park

Overall I Was Very Happy With My Stay. People Who Are Willing To Spend 1500 For A/C Room Or 700 For Non A/C Room, Hotel Picnic is definitely ‘The Best Choice’.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank Prabhakar245
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Alappuzha, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Horrible never stay in this hotel, bed linen was stained pillows were stinking, blankets dusty,room was full of dust, bathroom was very dirty, broken buckets in the bathroom,A/C made a terrible noise.The only plus point of this hotel is the location all the places are just a walk able distance from this hotel.
I'll never come back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank Ajith_thoppil
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Worst experience at Velankanni.
A/C gives out noise like geneartor.When I asked them about it they say it is usual sound.
Then i asked for new room, they just played pranks.
At last I had to make some noise to get it shifted.Management is just pathetic

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Chennai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Subject: Hotel Picnic
Location: Velankanni, Tamil Nadu, India, Asia
Title: Bear the discomfort for God's sake
ID#: 126329699

I have stayed there four times in the last 3 years latest Jan.2012. I have stayed in their suite rooms only....For the price they charge the hotel lacks quality, dirty bathrooms, non-working A/c. Each time the electrician comes and starts the A/c for you when you complain. As we have come on a pilgrimage we did not mind the discomforts much

The good things about this hotel is that it is near the Church and the main market center. The food is cheap and good mainly non vegetarian. One person who is working in this hotel for a long time is Ramesh and he is always around when you call on the intercom. Besides food he can guide you on many matters in and around. Small tips of Rs.5/- and 10/- gets you very good service... No use tipping them big when you leave.
Additional attraction is that guests of this hotel are allowed to use the swimming pool which is located in Hotel Seagate next door. (on payment of a small fee).

Average place to stay but you there are other plus points too

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

We had stayed here for one night, it is an average family accommodation safe to stay with family. this hotel is very convenient because everything is walkable i.e. bus station, Church and beach. food is not all that good. overall its a good hotel but tariff is little expensive for the room what they offering.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Vijay988
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

My family loves visiting the holy place of Velankanni. Only concern over the years has been the cleanliness and availability of good hotels. Have tried different hotels different times. Picnic is not a new hotel but is on the main road and near to the church. Its OK compared to other hotels in Velankanni. Some things I would like to highlight is the bathroom. Its very very ordinary and very old taps that too leaking. Furniture too is quite ordinary and rooms OK. Staff is not that active, but cleans up and helps if you ask for. There's a Kerala style restaurant in its compound and they have parking space. Everything is average, OK if you are just on a pilgrim visit and don't mind to compromise a bit.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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5 Thank S_Pravasi
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Property: Hotel Picnic
Address: Main Road | Nagapatinam District, Velankanni 611111, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Velankanni
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Velankanni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel picnic is a budget hotel near velankanni church with direct view of morning star church ... more   less 

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