The hotel is situated near to the bus stand and the Murga temple. This is not a luxury kind of hotel, but a very practical one with a good & clean room. The staff at reception and housekeeping are courteous and quite helpful. You get value for the money you spend.
We stayed there during the first week of October, 2019 with my family. Reached there late night and occupied non-ac room. The room was clean and staff were friendly. At around midnight we woke up due to mosquito problem. Checked around the windows, they had mosquito nets yet due to small openings in the edge of the mosquito nets, there is no control as such. I myself would have killed more than 50 mosquitoes...Finally at around five in the morning due to tiredness we all slept. Lesson learned: please get AC accommodation. One pro is that there is a decent restaurant beneath the lodge. Hotel Nalabakam. Food over here is good.
I reached this hotel after reading the review. initially i was told that there is no single room and i was offered a double room at a rate of Rs1000/- (he offered a discount of Rs500). since i would be checking out in the next day morning. i was given an old room with worn out plug points extremely dangerous and there is no other facility. there was not even towel or linen. next day morning i was asked to check out by 5 itself and collected Rs 1000/- and no receipt was provided stating that system is not working. it was utter waste of money and total disappointment.
When you are on a pilgrimage, I dont understand why people bother about luxury - referring to few negative ratings here..... When i look at this, a trip to palani - the rooms were booked by one of our family members at this lodge - i didn't have much expectations - all i wanted was washrooms having westeen style closet...... this hotel turned out to be much beyond my expectations.... it is as par with hotels we will see at cities..... well, lets not compare with star hotels..... decent rooms, very clean toilets, helpful staff.... nice traditional tamil style restaurant, ample parking space.... all good for me and if i am going back to palani, i wont be looking for any other place.. Please note, our rooms were in the new building - and the review is based on the experience there. …
Good place and clean and safe place to stay for business tourists. Reasonable rates and good food. All main utility services r nearby. During peak days I.e. during winter at times it is full and it is difficult to get bookings. One should take note of this.