For us, the real buzz of this hotel was in its colonial origins as I particularly love this style of archtecture. Happily for us, the heritage rooms were among the cheapest so we were thrilled. Our room was very spacious and tastefully decorated. It led through double doors to a smaller room with desk + chair as well as wardrobe, and from there into the well equipped bathroom. All excellent. As has been said, views from the hotel over the city are great and the grounds are a haven of peace away from a frenetic city. What wasn't so peaceful, was celebrations at a local temple which began at about 4am on 2 consecutive mornings !! Nothing the hotel could do about this of course but it was super-noisy. The peacocks were wonderful as is the concept of the Green Butler who was only too happy to take guests on a nature-spotting tour near the hotel buildings. We saw many birds. My small negative comments would be about the cloudy colour of water in the swimming pool, trays of left-over food left outside rooms for several hours and not 100% responsive staff in the restaurant. I'd still give the hotel 5 stars though as we enjoyed being there so much !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hundred year-old celebrated colonial property is perched atop the Pasumalai hill, amidst 63 acres of landscaped gardens, colonial buildings and natural bliss. The hotel offers a panoramic view of the famous MeenakshiTemple, Madurai City and the Kodai hills. It is a 15-minute drive from the famous Meenakshi temple and City center. Accessible by road, air (Madurai Airport – 15 km) and train (Madurai Jn - 5 km). ... more less
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