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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Raya's Grand

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Raya's Grand
Ranked #1 of 33 Kumbakonam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chennai (Madras), India
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30 reviews
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“Neat and Comfortable Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The first thing about the Stay in Raya's Grand is the Value for money for the excellent, clean, tidy and comfortable room that they had provided. Good Parking space for the guests. Booked through Yatra and no hassles at the Check-in. Offer 24-hour Check-out. Very good restaurant attached (Rice n Spice) providing good Vegetarian food. I had two rooms booked for my entire family and they provided with an inter-linked room which as a good advantage for us. This was done without any request. The service of the reception staff or the Room service or the House-keeping are all excellent. The rooms look very new and well maintained. Hope this kind of maintenance continues further. If at all something needs to be improved, I would say it is the wash area of the restaurant that can be maintained little better and clean. Otherwise no complaints and everyone in my family were impressed with the stay. A value of money in the temple town. The place may be little away from the hub of temples, but it wasn't our concern as we had our vehicle to commute. Better option in Kumbakonam is to take the Auto as the lanes are very small and parking spaces are very limited in the crowded town.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Excellent hotel, fantastic rooms and a very clean . It is definitely the best hotel at the location. It also has a good restaurant, Good room service polite and helping staff. Overall, it is a very good hotel!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

In a place like kumbakonam this hotel is a great relief...... A hassle free place. The staff are good and so is their restaurant.....if you get a chance do not miss their coffee!this place is very close to all temples and still is located in a relatively calm environment
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Excellent hotel, fantastic rooms and a very clean ambience. It is definitely the best hotel at the location. It also has a good restaurant, attached to the Raya's Silks and other shopping centres. Overall, it is a very good hotel!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Evening sambrani smoke is very traditional and charging.It gave a very divine atmosphere and I have not seen in any other hotels in TN.This experience was very nice to feel and see.The rooms are very reasonably priced and the ambiance was very good.The cleanliness of the hotel is appreciable and the staff are very humble.

The drivers dormitory is very remarkable and air conditioned for free of cost.This is very unique and for this type of hotel I have not came across anywhere in Tamil Nadu or even other parts of India also.

Rice n Spice is a classy vegetarian restaurant ,offers a big variety of mouth watering dishes to satisfy our taste buds.

It is very well located in the center of the temple city and all the important places are walk able distance from the hotel.

The stay was very pleasant and enjoyable.

Room Tip: All rooms and floors are good
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

Service is good and rooms are well maintained. Arranged travel service for us to visit temples in Kumbakonam. Value for money. Restaurant near to the hotel is not offering a good food as compared to other restaurants in Kumbakonam. Try to choose an another restaurant if you can manage to travel for a few distance. Good stay overall.

Room Tip: Good stay. No need to rethink. Value for money
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed two nights. The hotel is to be commended for its commitment to provide excellent service with a smile .... Every member of staff we came across, whether in the restaurant, or the doorman, or security, or bellboy, or front office .... Were consistently polite, attentive and responsive. Well done !!!

The corridors are gleaming and tastefully done, the rooms really spacious, with loads of storage, kettle, hair dryer, vey comfortable large bed, excellent bathroom with lovely hot water, excellent airconditioning, extremely well lit ( too many lights in fact ). The sound proofing is excellent, so very little road noise.

The hotel can certainly attend to minor details. For example, the panel behind the bathroom door had been blistered by repeated impact of the damp and water splash. There were a few cobwebs behind the door. The towels are large, no face towels. The light switches are located near the bed, therefore a bit of a nuisance when entering a dark room at night. The switches on both sides of the bed are unique, duplicate switches on both sides would have been nice. There are no dark drapes, only thin window curtains, so there can be light coming into the room, dont expect a darkened room if that is what you want. There is free wifi except that it was not working when we were there. And yes you do keep tripping over the two small floor mats in the room. But these are by no means major shortcomings, and i would strongly recommend a stay herefor its hospitality and the briiliantly low tariffs. Just amazing !!

The restaurant has a huge a la carte menu, and the thali is excellent too. The portions are in fact larger than i could consume e.g the dosa or the uthappam. Service is swift and warm.

The most astounding thing about this place.... I have never heard of such a facility anywhere....is that, like us, if you have hired a car and driver for your trip and stay, the driver gets FREE accomodation in a dormitory with bedlinen and shared bathrooms ! WOW !!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Raya's Grand
Address: 23-25, Mahamaham Tank West, Kumbakonam 612001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Kumbakonam
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Kumbakonam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Raya's Grand 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our property is situated on the western banks of Holy Mahamaham Tank, in the heart of the City. You can have a view of Holy Mahamaham Tank from our Grand Club Suite Rooms. Holy Mahamaham Tank is one where once in twelve years Mahamaham Festival (Like Kumbhamela) is celebrated. ... more   less 
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