Don't come here if you want your standard 4 star western luxury. This place is a treat to stay in because it is a long way from a Holiday Inn. The staff don't speak much English, but enough so you will usually get what you want, but you will get what you need. The men who run it are friendly and try hard to help in anyway they can. The rooms are not all that clean but it is all made up for by the crazy, noisy temple market street right outside. This is honkey, bustling commerical/religious India as its best or worst. The street is a market place with daily traffic jams and daily parades of devotees and gods from the temple across the street. There is a huge temple with a tank that is often filled with water. There are mad sadus on the street and dozens of fruit and flower sellers. Sangeetha is the best close restaurant, it is close to the main road. There are great coffee stalls.
If you are a music lover this is the place to stay as many of the greats of Indian classical music stay here. Enjoy