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Simap Residency
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Very nice hotel with humble staff. Rooms are well equipped with wooden furniture. Bathrooms are clean. Specially the manager is very nice person and adhere to requests. Other staff is obedient as well. They adjust with the timings. Only problem is that they dont have restaurant. But they take orders and get it delivered in room from adyar bhawan.
Location is plus point as temple is hardly 100ft. Go and have a pleasant stay here.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Hotel was very clean and rooms were excellent. Have chosen the hotel due to its proximity to the Temple. Staff were very helpful. There was no dining facility, but the staff were able arrange the food from outside upon request. Overall had a comfortable stay and would be recommended for those who are looking to stay near Temple.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SSKiran
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stayed in this hotel to attend Madurai Menakshi Thiruvilla. Very close to the East entrance of the temple. During the festival most of the road leading to temple will be closed, So staying in this temple will be a plus point as you can just walked to the temple whenever you want. Staffs are very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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76 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed in this hotel for a night. The hotel is located steps away from the Meenakshi temple and is right in the hub of activities. The place is well suited to absorb the culture of the place and mingle with the local people. The closeness to the Meenakshi temple means that you can take the amazing walk around the temple late at night and in early mornings when the atmosphere is surreal. The people at Simap are very friendly and make you comfortable and help you overcome the distinct language problem that is faced in the region. The guy at the hotel came down with me at all times and talked to the rickshaw wallas, ensured that I was not overcharged and helped in every possible ways. The rooms were also neat and clean and very comfortable. The only negative that I could think of is that the place lacks an attached restaurant. But I found it to be a blessing in disguise and had all my meals at Murugan Idli that is 40 rupees on auto rickshaw from the hotel and has the awesomest south indian food that Ive ever tried.
The hotel is highly recommended and good value for money. I will definitely stay here again in case I return to Madurai.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same. In case you require more space you can go in for the higher category room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank vinayMumbai
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Bengaluru, India
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166 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

We booked this hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 infants. Their standard room cost INR 2500 ( incl Taxes) but for the cost, the room size and facilities offered does not match.

Positives +

- Great Location, Walkable to Madurai temple
- Clean Room

Negatives -

- Std Room size does not justify cost, no ventilation
- No common area for dining, Breakfast served in Room and you pretty much eat on bed ( as there is harpy any space)
- Solar heating for water hence do not expect hot water ( if your infant needs hot water bath)
- Nearby hotel is about 10 minutes walk and Simap does not have a hotel/kitchen

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Prabhu G
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Me and My family of 4 checked into this hotel for a night. We booked the suite room.
Pros:
1) Very near to Meenakshi Amman Temple(4 mins by Walk) and other major landmarks are very near.
2) Restrooms were very spacious and maintained properly.
3) Safety Lockers are provided.
4) Staffs were very friendly.

Cons:
1) The Hotel doesn't have its own restaurant.
2) Showers and taps were bit leaky.

Overall, If you ask me to recommend a good stay at Madurai, I would blindly say its "Simap Residency"

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kanpur, India
Level Contributor
58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

The Goods:
Location- The title shouts loud, Can’t be any better, not even a hundred steps from the East gate of the temple, Most centrally located with a wonderful shopping area adjacent to it.
Wifi: Good speed
Rooms: As shown in the pictures, generally clean, the washroom is big though the fittings require a change for sure.
The Bads:
No In House Restaurant: That’s a big minus, they get the breakfast from an adjacent south Indian restaurant and that’s the ONLY thing which is served during then, even if you bang your head against their walls, it won’t be anything else, and in case you’re a late night eater as I am then watch out, the nearby shops close completely by 930 pm, either sleep hungry or travel long to get a decent restaurant.
Rooms don't have any natural ventilation source, nor there is a source for natural sunlight, asking for a balcony room will be like looking for a luxury you wouldn't be ever availed.
Room Service: Pathetic, bed sheets were dirty, and when requested for a change, the replacement sheets were equally or more spotted, The staff will come, throw the linen on your bed, pillows here and there and will vanish, leaves you surprised. The guy at the reception stammers, by the time he might answer your query you kinda feel better leave the question unanswered.
During the noon we preferred coming back to the hotel and take rest for a while and found ourselves surprised to see that the only lift was under maintenance, upon request the staff assured that it should be functioning in a while which ended up the status quo for next 15 minutes or so, eventually we preferred taking the staircase to the second floor, and that was a pain to my elderly mother.
No tea/coffee arrangements in the room except a water boiler.
Tips:
1.Commuting to/from the railway station will cost you around Rs 80-100 by the auto.
2.Commuting to/from the Airport will cost you Rs 400 by an indica.
3.For a good Saari shopping there is a great shop by the name of Rajmahal near by, where you can buy amazing collections for the women in the family.
4.For a good south Indian food experience Sabarees is close to it, the autos take around Rs 50-70 one way from the hotel.
5.Tamil is the only language the people around generally understand, ensure that you make these autowalas and taxiwalas speak to the reception area for a better guidance to the hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Simap Residency
Address: 12 Simap Residency Meenakshi Kovil Street | Next to Central Bank, Madurai 625001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Simap Residency 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 90 feet from Meenakshi Temple and in prime place of Madurai city. Easy access to bus stand, railway junction, airport and all other leading shopping centers. Each room in our premises is fully well furnished with state of art design. ... more   less 
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