I am a native of Trichy, but have been in USA for the past 42 years. For years, I have stayed at Sangam, the supposedly the premier hotel in Trichy and till about 6 years ago, I enjoyed staying there. But, looks like the hotel management figured that they really do not need to cater to the local clients, much less to the unsuspecting foreigners, as they were the only 3 star in town - I was the beneficiary (!) of this policy the last couple of times I stayed there.
So last time I stayed at Jenny's Residency, which was good. However, they are located near the bus stand and traffic, which created a lot of nose.
I decided to take the Trip Advisor recommendation this time and stayed at the Grand Gardenia. The room was clean. But being from the west, I really appreciated the shower stall (not integrated in to a bath tub), with an enclosure and a nice shower head/water temperature to boot. They also deliver the local copy of the English news paper.
The breakfast was included, at the roof stop, with both being in an air conditioned enclosure or a space open to elements but to the scenerey of Trichy is available.
If you are from South India, you will appreciate the breakfast fair, as the free breakfast is dominated by the ethnic fare, but, they also offer some dishes such us cereals, eggs, french toasts, pancakes and pastries to the western palate, but, in my opinion, these are just very ordinary.
There is a bar attached and so you can order room service based on their stock.
There is also a style of (chettinadu) non veg restaurant attached, which seems to be busy all the time.
There are also smoking and non-smoking rooms available.
Internet access is also free.
There have been a few glitches, but these have been resolved very quickly.
If you want a good stay at reasonable prices and a good service, then this is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests will find all of the finest amenities in each of the 38 rooms in this popular 3-star hotel. Guests will find television, desk, television LCD/plasma screen, air conditioning waiting in each room. In addition, this property in Trichy has restaurant, executive floor, room service, 24hr room service. Guests seeking exercise or leisure will be pleased to find sauna, steam room at the hotel. Everything the hotel does is centered around the guest' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Gardenia Tiruchirappalli, India - Tamil Nadu