We chose Hotel Athithya after checking out from another hotel. We did check out the rooms before booking. Rooms are spacious, with a separate dressing corner, neat bathroom and a balcony, which, if facing the temples' side allows a neat view of the Adhi Kumbeswarar, Someswarar, Ramasamy temple Gopurams, etc. Divine sight!!
However, the pleasure ended here.
The bed linen were dirty, pillow cases dirty and mouldy smelling, towels were really bad. Since only blankets were provided, we asked for bedsheets, the reply was all bed linen had been sent to the laundry, and due to bad weather they hadnt been returned, hence no extra bed linen and no neat towels either. Thankfully we had our own towels, so we did not even touch the hotel ones. And of course, we found the ubiquitous roaches lurking aroung the AC.
The room boy promptly asked us in the evening what beverages we wanted in the morning and at what time, and that we can get anything at any hour. Very pleased we asked him to get coffee for us and bournvita for the kids at 6 am. But 6 am came and went. Several phone calls, and even threats later we received our order. Coffee was quite sad.
Went down for breakfast. Restaurant can definitely be better maintained and done up since they get a decent crowd. Floors are dirty, tables and chairs were of "dhaba" standard. They didnt have tea available for breakfast. Really surprised to find a hotel that could not serve tea in the morning !!!
Overall depressing experience. I would really not like to go back.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Athityaa Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu