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Review of Hotel Raya's & Raya's Annexe 1

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Hotel Raya's & Raya's Annexe 1
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Kumbakonam
Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I stayed here from Nov 10th to 12th 2012, We are four + 1 child, stayed in a double room, premier AC at Rayas Grand opposite to mahamaham tank. It is really worth, neat. Room is in excellent condition, service is excellent, Food is very good. We paid Rs1600 (rent) + 3*300 (extra/person) + tax +100 (current) per day. For five persons that double room is very comfortable, it's size may be 20' x 20' , in fact it is cheap for 5 of us, Definitely in chennai we have to pay 5000/= for this room. Room has AC, TV, small Fridge, very good bath room, it has dryer, phone, hot water all the time, western toilet. We stayed here to visit temples around kumbakonam, so get up early in the morning and take bath in hot water is very convenient. All three days we took food here (Rice in Spice), that also very good and price is reasonable, Variety of food is available, we took, iddly, dosa, vada, pongal, veg fried ride, veg pollav, chappathi, butter nan, fun & fruit ice, fruit salad with ice, etc. All are very good and tasty, Unlimited lunch is rs 85/= only. In chennai we can not imaging this quality at all. Next time I stay here only.

=== Happy journey my friend ===

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank tokumares
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Rayas G, General Manager at Hotel Raya's & Raya's Annexe 1, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Sir,

It is with immense pleasure, we inform you that we have been awarded, “Certificate of Excellence for 2013” for the consecutive second year by World’s leading Portal, “Trip Advisor.com”, who are the reporters of unbiased hotel reviews and travel advisors. This award has become possible because of valuable feedbacks and reviews from our valuable guests like you.

We are the leading handloom silk saree manufacturers since 1925 and we are in hospitality industry for the past 23 years. With commitment to serve our customers with excellence, we are marching towards 89th year in Silk Saree industry and into 25th year in hospitality industry.

Please accept our sincere thanks for sparing your valuable time in writing your reviews and suggestions regarding your stay at our properties. All of your reviews, advices and suggestions are really helpful to us as they motivate us to raise our standards consistenly to ensure impeccable service to YOU.

We also wish to thank “Tripadvisor.com” who hosted all these reviews in their website and for allowing us to respond to all of our guests who put in their reviews in their portal.

If you have suggestions still, you may also mail to suggestion@hotelrayas.com

We always treasure our relationship with our guests and hence, we wish to dedicate the award of Certificate of Excellence, 2012 and Certificate of Excellence 2013, both from TripAdvisor.com and Holiday IQ Best Performer Award for 2012, to YOU.

Thanks and regards
Raya’s Group of Hotels
Management +91-98429-23170 / 73730-23170 / 73730-23171
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I toured the Navagraha temples in Tanjavur. We included in the itinerary some other beautiful temples in the vicinity as well. Each temple that we visited there was both a spiritual treat and an architectural marvel. The temples are almost palatial in size and splendour - I only wish that some of them, including the magnificent Chidambaram temple, were better maintained.
in Kumbakonam, we stayed in Raya Annexe (I think it is also called Raya Grand), ovelooking the Mahamaaham Tank. The interiors of the hotel are very tastefully done, the rooms very spacious and comfortable, the service levels extremely good, and the food, of course, delicious. After an exhausting tour of the temples, it was a pleasure to get back to the comfort of this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Indirani
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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

we planed to visit temples at kumbakonam and we done a lot of research about the town and the stay. At-last we found the hotel name RAYAS.... compare to other hotel , it is cheap .. and worth too. i stayed in leisure room. the service is good.. and the reception guys are too helpful and nice in manner... And the restaurant also great ....but one thing i have to say ... dont go for non-veg restaurant (srathar's).. go for veg restaurant (taste and spice)....class restaurant with mouth watering food... i enjoyed the stay......

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank DAMIAN_TRUTH
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Sambalpur, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Excellent place to stay in Kumbakonam. The Staff are courteous. Parking is available. Located in the center of the town. Mahamaham tank is walkable as are the Nageswaram, Sarangapani temples. Their restaurant located in Raya Grand offers excellent vegetarian food. Booklet giving temples around Kumbakonam is given which is very helpful. Overall an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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6 Thank JagsChennai
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Rayas G, Manager at Hotel Raya's & Raya's Annexe 1, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Raya’s Group of Hotels!!!

We thank you for your excellent comments promoting our Raya’s Group of Hotels, and rating it at the level of maximum star. Our motto is to keen perception for all guests to the best facilities, comfort and luxurious services more than star quality in nominal tariff. so, that it would be a memorable stay in our Raya’s Group of Hotels.

We are looking forward and welcome for your next stay in our other properties located in Holy Mahamaham Tank. Thanks once again for spending your valuable time for complimenting us.
Heart felt happy from staff and management.

Thanks With regards,
Manager
Raya’s Group of Hotels,
Kumbakonam.
+91-98429-23170 Hotel Raya’s
+91-73730-23170 Raya’s Grand
+91-73730-23171 Raya’s Annexe-I
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed there in an airconditioned double-occupancy room for two nights and three days.
Central location, 100 metres from Mahamaham Tank/Pond.
Barely 1 km from railway station and bus stand
Restaurant downstairs (didn't eat there) and a nice vegetarian "Rice and Spice" restaurant they own around the corner in front of the Mahamaham Tank.
Rooms were clean, sheets was clean, only thin blanket given (God knows when it was cleaned). We instead asked for extra bedsheets that we used.
Very loud and noisy cleaning staff, who yell across the corridor to one another and it echoes across the hallway. Have told them. Let's see if it makes any difference.
Morning tea was available quickly
Rooms were quite small, but given the Rs.1300 price tag, it was a good deal.
Power outage is endemic in Tamil Nadu now (oct 2012) and so the power kept going off all the time, but the generator kicked in within 30 seconds.
Laundry service was efficient and delivered on time.
Front desk staff of varying courtesy; try to meet highest official there, who is able to take independent decisions.

Room Tip: Do NOT use former hotel driver Bhim Rao. He's unreliable and a cheat.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank palghat
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CHENNAI
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

One of the Best and Decent hotel in Kumbakonam. Rates are normal and it can be affordable by everyone. Hotel is Equal to 3 star category. I assure that evryone will be happy with rayas.

They got three different types of standard hotel in thier locality like Rays Garden, Rayas grand and Rays annexure..

Stay there and Enjoy Hospitality and Perfection

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank SHIVAPRABHU
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Chennai
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65 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Yesterday , we four of our family went on a pilgrimage.

We stayed in a twin bed suite.
It was fine
Food was good
Linen were clean
Staff were ok.
They offered a booklet with fill details of the temples around, a good job.
Further, their new restaurant , about 100 mtrs away , offer good food.
Even the room orders were given on time, totally unexpected in a pilgrim centre .
I would recommend to all
Anbumalar

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Chinnasamianbumalar
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Property: Hotel Raya's & Raya's Annexe 1
Address: 18,19 Head Post Office Rd | nr Holy Mahamaham Tank (City Centre), Kumbakonam 612 001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kumbakonam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Kumbakonam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 81
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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