The exterior images of High Point don't really do this hotel justice. It is on the fourth floor over a cinema food court and supermarket. The elevator access works and soon you are in air-conditioned comfort in what is clearly quite a newly built property.
The rooms are generous in size and have fairly small windows which is not a bad plan in such a hot climate. Everything works in the bathroom as it should with a shower enclosure rather than a wet room setup.
The bedroom has a high ceiling with a fan and an efficient and quiet aircon unit and a flat screen TV with movies (but only CNN as the international English news channel). There is generous closet space and a tea/coffee making facilities. The bed is softer than the norm in India and gave me an exceptionally good sleep as the room is also well soundproofed.
Breakfast is comprehensive and good offering an Indian buffet or juice, eggs cooked to order plus toast and coffee.
As managent knows, my only gripe is with the internet arrangements. The service is provided by a third party which means that while wifi works in the room, a login/password combo is needed for a browser based login screen. This has to be obtained by reception which is about a 10 minute process but annoyingly it seems to reset every night and a new login has to be obtained in the morning. Also it is restricted to one device, so if you have more than one pc/tablet/smartphone, you will need a separate login for each. It's workable and management are keen to help but it's just more hard work than it should be for such a simple facility.
That said, management and reception staff are extremely obliging in terms of good advice on what to see and the best times of day to make the trip. There is a hotel SUV if you wish transport to (say) Tanjore as an afternoon trip.
Security on the ground floor will get an autorickshaw for local journeys. The rates are marked up by those drivers but still not as greedily as in Madurai. The hotel is in a the modern Cantonment area and thus some distance from the fort and Sriringam (about 20 minutes and 45 minutes respectively by autorickshaw).
The supermarket below will serve for basic items and about 400metres right out of the hotel there is a vegetarian restaurant and a Chettinad one with a large variety of good offerings (named Southern Spices)..
The rate at the hotel represents very good value for somewhere as well constructed and well-served as this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel High Point is the first designer hotel in the heart and soul of the Rock city - Tiruchirapalli. It is a fully air-conditioned luxurious business class hotel situated in the most vibrant and enterprising shopping mall - Manghalam Towers. The hotel is in the top floor of the mall which comprises of a shopping centre, a food court and multiplex theatre. The location provides activity as well as peace and tranquility. We take pride in providing you the comfort you deserve. Hotel High Point is the treasure chest of living in Trichy.The hotel has 22 elegantly designed rooms. All the rooms have been spaciously designed and fitted with all modern amenities which would suffice your urge to relax. The decor in the rooms gives you the impression that life is more interesting than it really is. The calm, peaceful and friendly ambience would make your stay pleasant. It will be a home away from home.The hotel has a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi access.The hotel is situated a 20-minute drive from Trichy Airport and only 1 km from Trichy Railway Station. It takes a 10-minute walk from High Point Hotel to Ayyappa Temple. The Kallanai Dam is a 20 km away.The rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a work desk, a flat-screen cable TV and a wardrobe. They also have a safety deposit box and a wardrobe.An airport shuttle service is available on request. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk.Serving the daily buffet breakfast, Bamboo Lounge restaurant offers a selection of Indian, Chinese and European dishes. Room service is also available. One More bar offers the best of all cocktails with an amazing ambience. ... more less
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