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Picasso Castle
Ranked #49 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
Cologne, Germany
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Price and Value dismatch”
Reviewed 10 November 2012

The first impression of the hotel is very good, it looks nice and staff seems to be very nice and helpful. On the second look, the rooms are rundown and in bad conditions. The windows do not close properly and there are mosquitos everywhere, no hot water, the sheets and floor is not clean and we even had a cockroach in our room. The manager did not feel any of that was a problem. On top, he screwed us by "helping" negotiating with a rikshaw driver (rate back without his "help" was a lot cheaper even though he promised us that he negotiated a good price). The breakfast was of the same category, plates, forks and knifes and cups where filthy and dirty and the food average at max for a overall rate of 2,000 Rs a night.

Worst choices of the travel - avoid if possible!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Room floor was filled with dust n had a musty smell. Friends room smelled of alcohol. Door mat looked like a rag from a dustbin. Not one plug point to charge cell phone. Bathroom light does not work. Dirty dingy bath. Bad service. Door lock keeps getting stuck as u open da room door.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Bombay
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Though we did not stay at the hotel, we visited the restaurant in search of decent food and it proved to be worth it. We ordered Indian Chinese and thought the chicken cooked had bones in them, the flavor and taste was still decent.

They had a decent number of dishes on the menu and the hosts seemed to be nice people.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night. It was the last day of our honeymoon 8th feb 2012. We recieved a warm welcome at arrival, though it took about 20 mins to provide us a room probably because someone else checked out late and they took some time to clean up the room. Our room was beautifull, well maintained. The bathroom was also neat & clean with all modern fittings.

All over our expierence in this hotel was nice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2012

I visited Alleppey this month. I stayed with my family at hotel Picasso Castle. I want to share my overall experiences with you.

First the positives:
1. Clean rooms with most modern amneties
2. Location of the hotel is convenient, approx 1km from Back waters area.
3. Very helpful nature of their manager Mr. Suresh
4. Good food prepared by their cook. However, they do not have a full fledged restaurant.

Negatives:
1. The rooms electrical connections are extremely weird. Many switches do not work and sometimes the light shades come falling down.All the three pin connections are Chinese type. For charging laptops and mobile, you have to go to the reception, where only one Indian type three pin connections
2. The room service is poor with respect to the prices charged. After 7 pm, the persons staying in hotel have extreme difficulty in communication and its difficult for foreigners/North Indian people to communicate.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the road have balconies, the opposite rooms do not have. choose a room facing the road.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Chennai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

I'd give it to the staff in this hotel. Very friendly and always ready to help. Every service request is given an immediate response. But the hotel did not seem to have a maintenance schedule. For every bit, right from cleaning your rooms to providing towels to water to anything you might want, you have to place a request. And you need to explain every bit of the tasks to be done. Asking for cleaning the room doesn't double up as a request replace used glasses, clean dustbins etc. Many parts of the interiors seem to be coming off, broken lights, etc.

The hotel signage shows that it has a restaurant but it doesn't have one. The staff buy the food you request from the local shops around the place. The places they buy the food from are not often the best of places in the locality and tastes poor.

They seem to be working on a coffee shop which might be open shortly.

Good night's sleep and friendly staff. That's to sum up Picasso Castle.

Room Tip: Inspect the room all by yourself before you move in and request the staff to fix everything you need...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Pune, India
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2010

Stayed there while it was still a very new hotel. Very nice rooms. Preferable to take a room facing the main road. Perfect to stay there as a base for a houseboat cruise. Complete value for money as the main market is also close by.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Picasso Castle
Address: Thondankulangara, Alappuzha 688013, India
Region: India > Kerala > Alappuzha District > Alappuzha
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 67 Hotels in Alappuzha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Picasso Castle 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We, the pioneers to create the state-of-the-art in Hospitality Industry in “Gods Own Country”, “Picasso Castle” build up with luxurious touch in the lap of the Punnamada Lake and in the Arabian Sea. Well furnished rooms with imported supplies to flock the global standards and spacious to get significance, while you share your imperial experience with us. ... more   less 
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