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Star Residency
No 43 & 44, Collector Office Road | near Anna bus stand, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai 625020, India   |  
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Ranked #9 of 47 hotels in Madurai
Bangalore, India
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“More than I expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights in June'13. I booked through a travel website at the last minute and got a a very good discount.

The Premium room was way beyond my expectation - very clean, good interiors, decor, mini-fridge (but no tea/coffee maker), wardrobe, safe, big flat TV, writing desk, chair, sofa, centre table, double curtains, good light fittings, efficient a/c. Bed and linen were clean, sleep quality after a long day's sighseeing was peaceful.

Bathroom was very clean and hygienic with complimentary toiletries and kits. The fittings and fixtures were of very good quality both in the room and bathroom.

Complimentary b/f was the best we ever had in quite a while - huge variety and quite tasty too. Couldn't have enough of it :)

They have 24 hour checkin/checkout policy which was helpful. Front-office staff was quite polite and helpful and checkin/checkout was smooth.

Housekeeping service was quite efficient and prompt. They would come within a few minutes of calling.

They have an open roof-top restaurant where we had dinner - quite an experience that.

For the discounted price we paid, all this was just fantastic VFM!

The hotel is not within walking distance from the temple so you need to hire a auto for that. Autos are available aplenty outside the hotel.

The only pain point was that the housekeeping staff kept banging the door of the store room on our floor very frequently. Quite a racket! Someone needs to tell them to close the door softly without disturbing the guests.

Would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Madurai.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors are preferable to get a good view and minimise the road noise.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I stayed here as part of a tour of Southern India. The staff were the best I've met and went that extra mile for us - particularly Vijay.
Comfortable beds, great rooftop restaurant, and great breakfasts! Just don't ask to watch anything other than the cricket!

Room Tip: Try and get a room on the upper floors.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Hotel was acceptably clean, well located and the staff was very helpful. The room I had was quiet an due wifi was decent. I would stay here again without issue. This hotel would represent your average Indian mid-range hotel in this area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed here for a night back in Nov last year. Rooms are very decent with clean bathrooms. The staff was very courteous as well. Food was pretty good except for the complimentary which was just about average. Autos are available easily outside the hotel which are a recommended mode of transport to visit the temple. Overall it was a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Booking was easy, but the person who booked was too lazy to type what was included in the stay. He replied to my mail stating "booking confirmed as per below mail" , which was my questions.

We have recently went to Madurai and booked a room in star residency. This place always used to be over crowded and never got a booking in the past. Since we wanted to go to Aravind eye hospital, this is one of the closest hospitals in the area.

We have checked in around 9PM and only good thing about the room was bed. Room and bath room is very small. Had to buy the drinking water by separately paying for it. Free Breakfast included in the tariff was not good.

The staff were really courteous and well behaved.

Drink TEA only if you have a deep pockets. one TEA costs 55 RS !!!

On top of all these they charged luxury Tax and service tax in the bill. I failed to understand where was the luxury other than the STAR in the hotel name.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in Feb 2013 for one night. The hotel was pretty crowded during this time. The rooms are well-sized, the shower/toilets are clean and overall the stay was comfortable. The staff were also friendly, polite and accomodating. I would have prefered them to be a little more attentive and efficient during serving.
The dining area could not accomodate the crowd at that time. Furthermore, the dining area had several flies and insects constantly buzzing around our food which made it uncomfortable for us. Hopefully the management will be able to sort this out.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We stayed there in December 2012 for one night. For the price, we were expecting a better standard. The room in itself was nice, but the windows did not close properly and are of poor quality. There is a lot of noise from the traffic but mainly from a small temple just opposite the street which was making loud music from very early in the morning (before 6am) and woke us up. Breakfast buffet was ok. We didnt eat in the hotel otherwise.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No 43 & 44, Collector Office Road | near Anna bus stand, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai 625020, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #9 of 47 hotels in Madurai
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