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Hotel Gnanam
Anna Salai (Market Road), Thanjavur 613 001, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Thanjavur
Hyderabad, India
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17 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We were on road and decided to check out the hotel based on the reviews on TA and were not disappointed - We had a hassle free stay. A major plus is their food - although pure vegetarian, the food was tasty and we returned to eat lunch at the hotel itself. Another plus is that they are located very close to the temple, which works well when the objective of the trip is to be able to visit the temple with ease. For a town like this, the hotel serves well as a stopover for visitors with basic offerings like good service and clean rooms. Go with basic expectations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I booked the hotel by calling them and when we reached it took no time to check in. Hotel is located in the central part of Thanjavur. Restaurent & Bar were very expensive. So we had food from ouside. Room is just okay. We took deluxe double a/c room for around 2000Rs. But it is no that much value for money. But I think Gnanam is one of the decent accomodation which we can get in Thanjavur.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We spent 2 nights at Gnanam hotel in January 2012. The hotel is located within walking distance from the bus stand and the temple. Don’t except anything fancy or luxurious but the rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. WiFi is available in the lobby. The complimentary breakfast is OK (except the fact that the toaster didn’t work). There is a travel desk that can help you arrange a taxi to the other Great Living Chola Temples or to Puducherry.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Nice hotel!
When I decided to make a trip to Tanjore, I was confused as to which hotel I should select. I finally decided on Hotel Gnanum based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, but I was slightly apprehensive. Booked the hotel over phone - absolutely no hassles. When I landed at the hotel - at about 4:00 AM - I was pleasantly surprised that the front desk was operational, and the check-in was quick and friendly. I had chosen the room that was more expensive than the cheapest type that the hotel offered. The room was not very large, but not cramped - just about sufficient, unless your expectations are very high. The room and the bath were not very modern looking, but sufficiently good and well kept. And the staff very courteous. Clean and sufficiently large bed. The TV was the old CRT type - not the modern LCD ones. Free wifi - with separate access points for each floor. Quite fast too. The restaurant was large, again not very modern looking, but good. The food quality was good, the spread large - something that I had missed in more expensive hotels in neighboring towns.

The only put off was the couple of small cockroaches that I found in the bath. A great put off - that too when we least expected it, as the hotel front desk reeked of pesticides for a hour when we entered the hotel.The location is also good - no problems if you want to take the local autorickshaw. The place is close to the old bus station.

Overall - nice hotel, not very modern looking, nice, courteous staff, good travel desk, good location. Needs to look into the cockroach issue.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My wife and I stayed one night in Hotel Gnanam when we visited Thanjavur in January. I am sorry it has taken me a while to write this review. The room was nice and the food at the vegetarian restaurant good. We also had a few beers in the other restaurant with some snacks and it was also very good. I always stayed at other hotels costing lot more in Thanjavur in my previous trip. From now on I'll stay at Gnanam.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Coimbatore, India
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The hotel is well-located in the heart of the city. The rooms are well maintained, and priced reasonably. The parking lot could be bigger. The staff is courteous and friendly. The food in the vegetarian restaurant was quite tasty, but for some reason, the restaurant was totally empty every time we visited. It almost seemed like we were the only patrons.

The sound-proofing on the balcony doors/windows could be better. As it is located next to a crowded marketplace, the ambient noise was a bit too high, in my opinion. But it was tolerable.

Overall, quite happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Over the years we have stayed here several times. Rooms are clean, cool, and comfortable, service is very good, and the food in the restaurant is excellent. It is a short auto rickshaw drive to the Big Temple, which is a real advantage.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Gnanam

Address: Anna Salai (Market Road), Thanjavur 613 001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thanjavur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Thanjavur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Gnanam combines the charm of the Old World and modern hospitality with every convenience at your fingertips. With the greatest pleasure, we are delighted to extend our hospitality to our guests. Our property will surprise you with its central location, the high comfort, the friendly and professional service. The hotel is dedicated our guest, looking forward to welcome you to Hotel Gnanam. ... more   less 
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