Been to Coimbatore for some personal work in March 2013 for 3 days. Thought of booking a budget hotel & thus booked Hotel Green Palace Lodge through makemytrip. Was somewhat skeptical because of the cheap rates the hotel offered. In fact I was prepared to shift to another hotel if I found it unsuitable upon reaching.
But that was not to be :)
The hotel staff called me up & confirmed my arrival time a day in advance. Upon reaching the hotel from airport (took bus no. 2 from the main road around 500-600 metres off Peelamedu airport - the bus dropped me at Town Hall - fare: Rs 11 against the Rs 450 being asked by the taxis) I was greeted by a smiling Mr. Abdul Rahaman, the manager. He is extremely courteous and helpful. Couldn't help mentioning his name here.
The location of the hotel is great. It's around 12 kms from airport and 1.2 km (walkable) from the railway station and is hardly 40-50 metres from the Town Hall crossing.
The check-in was seamless, I was led to a room on 2nd floor. The room was far better than I expected. It was spacious, clean (not the best, but pretty clean), had a balcony overlooking the busy Oppannakara Street/Big Bazar) and had a big bathroom.
If you are not expecting a 4 or 5 star hotel room at this price, then this hotel is just great. They provide mineral water in each of the floors from where you can collect in your own bottle.
Overall, at this price, they deserve a 4* rating and much of it is due to the staffs' attitude.
Cons: the bathroom didn't have a shower (had to use bucket & mug, they were clean though) and a mirror (shaving was a problem, there was one in the room though) :)