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Hotel Picnic
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Velankanni
Certificate of Excellence
Vadodara, India
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“not worth for money”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Pros: Proximity to the church, and behind the new Morning Star church, parking space, power back-up and one average restaurant.
Cons: it was not a pleasant stay in the hotel picnic. Even AC rooms are not maintained properly. don't expect hot water anytime. the control switch for heater will be with the reception and every time you will get the answer that the geyser is out of order and you have to wait for a bucket of hot water. They have different tariff for different seasons which may be common for most of the hotels near any pilgrim places.
The hotel staff are not friendly. if asked to clean the room, they may directly deny saying it was cleaned only this morning. AC wont be working without a help of electrician. Overall, not worth for the money and the rooms maintained by the shrine are far far better than hotel picnic.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank pradeepraj123
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Dear Mr. Pradeep Raj,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.

We have noted the areas of improvement you have mentioned.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 30, 2013

good morning all ,
hi i am joseph pradeep from chennai i stayed in hotel picnic velankanni with my family and friends many times i have enjoyed the stay every one can feel a pleasant and luxuries stay there , church is very near to picnic so we can fulfill for what we came to velankanni church room service and all other facilities are very maintain and we are well treated as a good guest , so go and enjoy in hotel picnic

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank joepradi
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Joepradi,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.
We are happy about your 'pleasant stay' here.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

good hotel. definitely very cheap compared to other good hotels. i just paid only 1350 for good a/c room. staffs are very polite and helpful. hotel is also very close to church. parking is also good and restaurant is also very good.

Room Tip: choose ground floor or first floor since there is no lift
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank prakesh a
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Mr.Prakesh,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 31, 2013

nice hotel near church. room service is good and staffs are very friendly. lots of power cuts but they have good power back up. restaurant is bit normal. we had a very good church view from our room (morning star).

Room Tip: good middle class hotel
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank antonytho
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Anthonytho,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Kochi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The hotel is a poorly maintained mansion.You will be welcomed by lots of cockroaches in the room.There is not even a soap or towel in the bathroom.They have cleaned the room only after my check in.Overall the service is very poor and if you want a neat and clean stay please avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank drjohnamosek
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Dr.John,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.
Kindly bear with us for the inconvenience. All the drawbacks will be rectified.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Bengaluru, India
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

We took two Non-AC rooms as it was just for getting fresh before going to church and for keeping luggage. The rooms were very old and one room was smelling bad. We informed this and they sprayed an air-freshener which was not enough. There were no un-occupied room to change the room too. The toilets too being old wasn't good.
We had to adjust in one room when we came back in the room at noon when it was real hot outside.
May be the AC rooms would be better, but am not sure. Anyway for half the cost of this, we can go for normal rooms in lodges nearby.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank DjSu
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Mr.DjSu,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your review which is really very encouraging and helpful.

We have noted the areas of improvement you have mentioned.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.

May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

this is our 2nd stay in this hotel , we have booked the hotel through hotel website , and the Director mr Vitus respond email very well

The room are very neat and clean and Ac also works very well

The best part of this hotel is the Room Svc , and all the Room Svc staff are very helpful and very prompt in ther SVC

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Nagu R
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hotelpicnic, Director of Sales at Hotel Picnic, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Nagu,

Greetings from HOTEL PICNIC Velankanni !!!

We thank you very much for your nice review which is really very encouraging and helpful.

We look forward to welcome you back at HOTEL PICNIC in near future and we assure you of our best services at all times.
May Mother Mary bless you all, always.

Thank you.
F.Vitus
Director
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Property: Hotel Picnic
Address: Main Road | Nagapatinam District, Velankanni 611111, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Nagapattinam District > Velankanni
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #5 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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