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“Way overpriced” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Royal Court
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
London, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
260 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“Way overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Centrally placed across the road from the Railway Station, it is a walkable (just) distance from the Meenakshi temple. However the traffic in Madurai has become so awful you are better off taking an autorickshaw. The lobby has a veneer of comfort and the staff if not overfriendly are reasonably helpful. We had a standard type room which was of a reasonable size. however the floor was dirty, and the sheets grubby. There was a poor quality old fashioned TV. There were almost no plugs in the room (well there was one). The shower was good with abundant hot water. There was also a slow free wifi service. The worst feature was the hotel generator which went on at 6am and reverberated through our room booming and throbbing. Sleep at this point was impossible. There is room service but when we ordered a large pot of coffee we were essentially given hot milk.
The hotel has a large South Indian buffet breakfast; unfortunately there was no attempt to keep it warm so by the time we got there at 8.30 it was cold and greasy.
Overall the hotel was way overpriced (£60 sterling incl. taxes). We had paid in advance for nights but left a day early with no refund. My suggestion would be stay at the GRT, it is a bit further out but it has a great restaurant.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Its a good hotel if you are traveling by train and visiting Meenakshi Temple. Its very near to the railway station and the temple is also not far. The rooms were nice and clean. The food was tasty. The chef was a very nice guy, he cooked customized food for my kid who was not well.
All in all a very good hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is recommended for a no-frills, average-cost, comfortable stay in the centre of the city. Royal Court doesn't pretend to be a classy hotel, and so you're never disappointed.

The hotel is just a 10-15 minute walk from the Meenakshi Temple and very close to the train station as well. I stayed for 2 nights (November 2011). I found everyone, from the doorman to the reception staff, eager to help.

The rooftop restaurant is a nice spot for pleasant dinners, though be warned, they do not serve alcohol. The food is nothing remarkable though.

Although the buffet is included, I ordered breakfast in my room the day I checked out because I needed to leave early. They did not charge me for breakfast, and I appreciated that gesture.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ThinkingCrampsTravel
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Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Stayed in hotel for a day. The 24 hours check out it plus point. From hotel room size and provisions you can sat that the hotel might be good at sometime but is not maintained well. The rooms are not very clean and evidence of previous stay could be found around. The room rates are on the higher side for the cleanliness. The staff needs to be more professional. They don't seem to be willing to extend the support for cusomers. I complaint for loss of mobile and to my surprise when I checked out there was no assurance( even no mention of complaint) that they would look for it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Traveller_2201
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2011

This was my second visit to this hotel. The first time was last year march. Stayed for 3 nights. It was quite well maintained. Comfortable bed and the rooms are clean. Breakfast provided. Free wifi available at the lobby area. The highlight of this hotel would be the food.We had buffet lunch and i have to admit that the food here is very tasty compared to the other hotels that i've tried. Wide variety of vegetarian selections and it was really good. Good location as it was quite near to the Meenakshi temple and Madurai town.Overall, We had a good stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tanusya_M
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Additional Information about Royal Court

Property: Royal Court
Address: West Veli Street, Madurai 625001, India
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Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,025 - ₹ 6,685
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Court 3.5*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description provided by Bala.KN Property : Location Located in Madurai, Royal Court is convenient to Meenakshi Amman Temple and Thirumalai Nayak Palace. This hotel is within close proximity of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.Rooms : Make yourself at home in one of the 69 air-conditioned rooms featuring 24hrs Room Service. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include direct-dial phones, as well as safes and ceiling fans.Enjoy Dining At the end of the day a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and audiovisual equipment, currency exchange and 24-hours Front Desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Self parking is available onsite. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request) ... more   less 
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