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Madurai Residency
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Two days back I had went to Madurai for an official workshop. After reading through the reviews at trip advisor I booked this hotel through their website. Since I went alone, I have chosen a single occupancy AC room which costs 1700 plus taxes. I went with so much of doubts as it was the first time I had chosen this hotel. It was very close to Periyar Bus stand. The hotels exterior and interior design was also excellent. The room they have alloted for me is really worth for the money I had spend on this hotel. The room was spacious and neat. The bed was so good and the blankets and towels were also so neat. They provide a mineral water bottle, shaving kit, dental kit, shower cap, powder, oil, moisturizer, luxury soap and shampoo. Bathroom was also spacious and neat. One more excellent thing to mention is that even though the hotel is situated in a heavy traffic area, no noise came inside the room. The rooms were designed in such a way that it was so peaceful to stay in it.The staffs at the reception were so good and helpful but it will be more good if they try to smile. The complimentary buffet which was provided is of normal taste and I found the restaurant was not so spacious and people struggled to find a seat for the breakfast. Also I heard some people saying that they are waiting for a coffee for more than 15 minutes and the staffs response in the Mandapam Restaurant was not quite good. Overall the hotel is a perfect place to stay and its worth to put your money there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

Keep in mind there are not many options in the center of Madurai, and this is a budget hotel.
Pros:
Centrally located, about 10 min walk from Meenakshi Temple.
Really enjoyed the meal they served at dinner with reasonable price (however they definitely need to turn up the lights in the restaurant at night, bordering on creepy here!)
Travel desk - very helpful.
The bar below the hotel in the parking garage, I think pretty good for the area!
The rooftop view is awesome! You can also dine there, which I did not.
Cons:
The room...and I am referring to a standard room, very basic, TV did not work, room phone covered in dust so obvious enough it had to have been weeks since it was dusted, and if you want hot water get it before 0900 because after that hot water is off (luckily though they will inform you of that at check in). Also be prepared for the BIG rain storm when you turn on the water for your morning shower, the entire bathroom will be soaking wet so make sure everything is out of there!!
Breakfast buffet - not much selection, food luke warm to cold, and with that you might have difficulty finding seating.

Room Tip: If you choose to stay here, I would pay what little it cost for an upgrade
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

It is centrally located and walk able distance from most land marks like Bus Terminal, Train Station, Meenakshi Temple etc.The reception lounge and interiors are tastefully decorated with a heavy dose of ethnic flavor. The staff are very courteous but more comfortable in speaking Tamil causing a bit of discomfort to people from other regions. The complementary breakfast is entirely a south Indian delight with very limited variations, but very tasty nevertheless.
The rooms are well furnished. The treatment is Royal on the first day of arrival. But if you happen to stay longer, the "House Keeping" quality deteriorates. Probably a case of familiarity breeding disregard. Towels may remain unchanged, glasses not washed and toilet not cleaned.
But if you overlook that, then this place is real value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Budget and very nice hotel in Madurai, food so tasty, Service excellent and all staff's are friendly.
Roof top Restaurant with temple view. Rooms are neat and clean. Railway station , Bus stand & Meenakshi Amman Temple very near to this Hotel, Good Location .

Room Tip: Come and Enjoy
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

For Rs 2000 + Taxes, Madurai residency provides very clean, very neat, very well air-conditioned, very well located (near the station, busstand, market and temple) double-occupancy rooms including morning wonderful south indian breakfast. In addition, they provide 1L water, 2 brushes, tooth-paste, soaps, oil, shampoo, conditioner, towels, news paper, shaving razor, shower cover, etc. Morning breakfast was awesome with coffee, tea, idly, dosa, pongal, halwa/pudding, bread sandwich, omlet, fresh juice, fruit salads, kichdi, sambar, chutney, etc. They ensure power availability 24 hours, despite utility power outages for more than 8 hours everyday. I stayed for 3 nights with my family and very satisfied with what they'd offered us.

Room Tip: When you book for double occupancy, prefer the room with the double bed instead of two single beds...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Madurai Residency

Address: 14 - 15 Madurai Residency S Marret Street, Madurai 625001, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai District > Madurai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range: ₹ 2,338 - ₹ 3,702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Madurai Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO MADURAI RESIDENCYHaving won the hearts of many Indian and International guests, The Madurai Residency has earned a reputation providing the finest Quality of Hospitality in this region. Established in 1997, The Madurai Residency (formerly known as Classic Residency) attracts regular business class customers, pilgrims to the Meenakshi Amman Temple and International Tourists. The property is owned and managed by Hotel Agasthiya P Ltd., Madurai. ... more   less 
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