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“Decent Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Germanus
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   28 By Pass Road, Madurai 625010, India   |  
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Ranked #17 of 50 Hotels in Madurai
Jaipur
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Decent Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Our travel company had booked the hotel for us this March for three nights. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by the hotel........decent sized rooms, good housekeeping and a well laid out multicuisine breakfast. the staff was very attentive and the prices were very competitive. All in all a good experience

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Our hire car company had booked this room for us and we were aghast when we got to the hotel: it's miles away from the temples and just as noisy as the city centre. We looked at the room anyway and it didn't appeal at all (old-fashioned and a bit worn down) so we simply refused to stay there and went to a modern well-located one. Anyway the price they were asking was just as high as the centrally-located ones. Definitely not for families or tourists in general, you can find heaps better for the same price.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Nice Hotel in Madurai...Germanus is one of the 5 star hotel in madurai.
I was visit last year hermanus hotel..In germanus hotel service is very good.its low cost compare to other hotel.

Nice Hotel in Madurai...Germanus is one of the 5 star hotel in madurai.
I was visit last year hermanus hotel..In germanus hotel service is very good.its low cost compare to other hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

This is a business hotel, not for families.
It actually provides you a place to sleep in a strange city. That is all. Located on the bypass road, its a noisy place.
The lobby looks neat and welcoming.
The food is poor in taste and quality ( you can actually see small flies on the bread). Considering you are in south India, good idlis and dosas can make a great breakfast but the local flavour is missing at Germanus. The food quality does not appeal to the kids.
The rooms are average and nothing to write about.
The cups and saucers have stains ( show age and usage).
There are no other facilities like a pool or recreational place.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Tariff in this hotel in my view is worth £30 or Indian Rupee worth Rs. 2000. The actual charge is double the service they provide. The only positive side is that they provide good breakfast and that is complimentary. Bed rooms is standard, but bathroom is not of the standard that they charge for.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Hotel Germanus is an old hotel. It used to be one of the best hotels in Madurai until some time ago. On my recent visit, the thing that struck most was that the exterior had been well maintained, the lobby area modernised but as soon as you got into the room, it was a very ordinary experience.

The rooms are functional, comfortable, not particularly spacious but acceptable. But for Rs.3000+ standard single per night in Madurai one expects more. The room compares almost on par with another hotel in Madurai Hotel North Gate which charges Rs.1500. The location of Germanus though is slightly more central. The complimentary buffet breakfast comprised of idlis, vadas, parathas and eggs to order. Quite ample but not particularly tasty.

Overall a mediocre experience

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We found the Germanus a very large but welcoming hotel. The room was a decent size with a good bathroom. We negotiated a reduction in price even though it was the Christmas season so do try it before settling on a rate.
There is a large restaurant which serves a typical south Indian buffet breakfast but with fresh eggs or omelette cooked to order in the restaurant.
Our evening meal was a-la-carte by choice (the hot Buffet option didn't look too appealing and some of the hot serving dishes were only warm - could lead to dodgy results!). The food we chose was very hot and tasty with an excellent mulligatawny soup, followed by a much better Chicken Tikka Masala than we get at home, and finally a great choice of fresh desserts from the buffet. The staff were quietly attentive and the chef came over before we had finished and chatted with us.
All in all, a good choice, near to the centre of town and good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Germanus

Address: 28 By Pass Road, Madurai 625010, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 50 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Germanus 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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