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“OK BUT A BIT FAR OUT”
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Hotel Germanus
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Reviewed 23 February 2011

Our room was comfortable and clean. Food in restaurant was a small buffet, average and service fairly off-hand. Hotel is on edge of town so not convenient unless you are driving. They do have a 'Coffee Shop' situated 20 yds along from the hotel entrance, which serves light meals and snacks which were better than the restaurant.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

We stayed here for one night as part of a group tour to the region. First impressions of the hotel were good - a gleaming reception with smart staff, very clean and tidy. However, we were a little disappointed when we got to the room - whilst spacious and well furnished, the cleanliness was not good (stains on the sheets, cigarette ash in the bathroom sink, bit of a damp smell in the room).

Service and facilities were also very hit and miss - reception staff were very good, and the laundry service (whilst pricy) was done within the day and returned to us at exactly the time we requested it with no problems; however restaurant staff were clueless and inattentive. The downstairs bar is good (although slow service) but I took a dim view of the restaurant as there was a (live) insect in the rice at the evening buffet and breakfast options were very poor.

The hotel is a 20 minute bus/car ride away from Madurai's principal sights (the stunning Meenakshi Amman temple and Thirumalai Nayak palace) - not a problem for us on an organised tour but to bear in mind if travelling independently.

On the plus side, despite the hotel being situated on a very busy road, we did not experience any noise problems. Also, despite cleanliness issues in the bathroom, the shower was actually very good, with no hot water issues that you often find when travelling in India.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

What decided for us to stay at the Germanus at Madurai was the fact that it was on the highway from Trivandrum to Bangalore, so the approach was convenient and a large car parking facility which was not crowded and since we wanted to only visit the Meenakshi temple at Madurai, which was only 3kms away, it suited us perfectly. It claims to be a four star hotel and is priced accordingly but needs to spruce itself up a bit. It is quite comfortable though we had to shift rooms as our first room, the AC was malfunctioning. The second room was also having a very low AC output and msimatched sofa chairs, but it was large and go for a deluxe room, if you want a tea/coffee maker and a fridge, this is Rs.4250/- + taxes, which I felt was a little steep. Food is good and room service prompt. Breakfast buffet in the morning was adequate but not excellent. It is a very good hotel to stay at but a tad overpriced.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

Stayed here for two nights. Friendly staff. Food was good. Service can be improved. Front desk must improve on their PR skills. Rooms were quite clean. Only issues I had was with the water heater as it took a long time before the water was hot enough to have my shower. Overall, it's not all that bad.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 December 2010

Stayed here for one night on the 16th December. The taps are dirty but even so the room was clean by Indian standards. The restaurant isn't bad either, although service a tad slow at breakfast. They give you complimentary fruit and biscuits which was okay. Location wise this hotel is a bit far from the sights, and is on the main road so is noisy even at night.

Stayed: December 2010
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Additional Information about Hotel Germanus

Address: 28 By Pass Road, Madurai 625010, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai District > Madurai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range: ₹ 4,089 - ₹ 5,777 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Germanus 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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Also Known As:
Germanus Hotel Madurai
Hotel Germanus Madurai, Tamil Nadu

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