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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Our one night stay at The Rayas was disappointing due to the fact that staff were not as friendly and helpful as front desk staff should be. When we inquired about the cost of hiring a car & driver, I felt that they were too pushy in trying to get us to use their driver-however, after we did our own checking and made our own arrangements, Rayas front desk staff acted offended and tried to get us to change our plans.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank lfiebert
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Stay in Hotel Raya's was a pleasant surprise. The room services, cleanliness and hospitality was good. They also provide more details about the temple to visit nearby. They also provide assistance for quick transfers.

Room Tip: Choose Raya Grand opposite to Maha Maham Tank
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank rmuralik1972
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at Rayas Annexe and have consistently liked this place from a proximity to railway station, well laid out standard rooms and its veg breakfast restaurant. We usually go as a family and book their standard room and this time was the same with booking done 2 months prior and confirmed. When we reached at 7 AM on that day, only one room was available and they gave us excuses. Finally it was settled by Noon and we got another room on a temporary basis till noon.

+ves
1. Good location, well laid out spacious standard rooms
2. The room service is good and the service levels adequate.
3. Early morning AM restaurant at Raya main building serves good tasty south indian food.
4. Children friendly rooms will large bathrooms and good general room layout.

Things to Improve
1. Rooms are getting dates and may need to look into replacing fixtures.
2. Front desk needs to be better at communication as well as accommodating reserved guests. For Example, They could have just given us an upgraded room since their standard was not available and the guests had arrived.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Prabhu G
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed in Rayas Grand earlier in the week. The rooms were brightly lit and clean. The corridors were clean. Staff were very courteous and we had a good time. The hotel is centrally located in Kumbakonam

Breakfast - average.

On the negative side, Wi-fi was not working,which was not ideal, otherwise this is a best place in Kumbakonam.

If you have to stay in Kumbakonam for whatever reason, choose this hotel. This is easily the best

The best thing I liked is, I got an instant SMS confirming my registration, a call from reception to double confirm my check-in time, instant sms after I checked out thanking us for the stay

Room Tip: A/C Deluxe room is perfect
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank prabhakar_narayanan
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

My 76 year old mother are here now. I liked the first room alloted. Truly spacious, quite modern, separate shower which matters to me and the sheets and towel were clean. One minor con was the view..of a wall. Another correctable con was the ugly maroon mats. But the big con with first room - it is not for the old or those with leg issues.one has to climb into the bathroom. My old mother went twice and then she gave up. So we asked for a change and they gave a just vacated room with better view and no jump to bathroom. The maroon mats are filthier though. They said the room was ready, but as i entered they were still hurriedly cleaning. I said i would wait..but they said it was done. But they forgot to clean table. Asked them to change dirty maroon mat, toilet paper and glass but they didnt. These are small correctable issues which they can and should fix. It would make it
perfect. Also i had informed rayas grand i was coming with 76 yr old woman. They should have given us age appropriate room in the first place. So many pros and few cons that can be fixed. Overall however like this place, will come back and recommend. The clean sheets, big room with modern fittings, big window, modern bath with separate shower, provision of blowdryer, fridge, water heater and great veg food are a winner. Next time hopefully mat will be clean, there will be a clock and better front desk service. Btw i am talking about Raya Grand.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank jitravelji
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