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Hotel Padmam
Ranked #28 of 57 Hotels in Madurai
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights recently and was very pleased with all things. We were happy with food, service and room. Room was large and big with nice decoration and clean nice bathroom. Food was in nice rooftop area, breakfast ok. Reception staff were also good and cheerful. Very top rated hotel with all good services.

Room Tip: Balcony room
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank soniatinket
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your valuable time in providing a feedback to our hotel . We are extremely happy with your feedback provided. we are taking special attention on guests after the feedback from other tourists. we are highly motivated and would like to serve the tourists in a best in class way.we would be really happy if we get more opportunities in serving you.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My family and I stayed here for a few nights in December. It was an okay stay. The place is clean but very old so I think that when some people say it is dirty they are just thinking about the peeling pain and stains, etc. The rooms definitely need painting! I noticed that someone said the staff was fluent in English? I guess we had a completely different staff than because there was not one person I would consider fluent in English. The rooms with the balconies are definitely much better than the ones without. When we first checked in there was a strong smell of petrol and were very nervous about it. The staff said that it was their cleaning products and that when we got back from dinner it would be better. If anything it was worse so we asked to change rooms. Unfortunately that mean a non balcony room so we kicked our teens out of the nice balcony one and gave them the other. My spoiled American daughter had a breakdown and said she felt like she was staying in the ghetto, lol. The staff were very nice. We sent laundry out and some of the pieces came back dirtier than we sent them but all nicely pressed. I don't know what was up about that. The hotel is on a dirty side street but I loved the location. My husband has insomnia and he was always going out at odd hours walking around and felt safe. I felt we were really staying in the "real" Madurai. We only had the toast for breakfast at the restaurant and ate at lots of other great local restaurants. I highly suggest the Foodies day out tour if you are in Madurai and the storytrails tour.

Room Tip: Stay in a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Tamwam
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2013

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your valuable time in providing a feedback to our hotel . We are extremely happy with your feedback provided. we are taking special attention on guests after the feedback from other tourists. we are highly motivated and would like to serve the tourists in a best in class way.we would be really happy if we get more opportunities in serving you.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Good location, nice rooftop resto with fresh-cooked food. Spotless room with balcony view to temple. Welcoming staff with fluent English. Ideal. And a reasonable price compared to nearby hotels, I looked - all of them are absolutely awful. This place is a gem.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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9  Thank buieboy
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,

We are extremely happy with your feedback provided. we are taking special attention on guests after the feedback from other tourists. we are highly motivated and would like to serve the tourists in a best in class way.we would be really happy if we get more opportunities in serving you.

Thank You

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here one night here and found this hotel overpriced for the dated rooms on offer. All the money spent in the last couple of decades on updating the rooms on the hotel seemed to have been spent on the giant flat screen tv. Otherwise, the rooms seemed in need of a paint, mattresses needed replacing (ours had a huge lump that protruded into my back) and refreshing - the smell of cigarette smoke lingered throughout our room.

On the plus side it has a good location a short distance from the Meenakshi temple. Also a staff member(owner?) who was keen and attentive to hear our feedback on our stay. And a good breakfast at the rooftop cafe.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,

We thank you for your precious time on the review. we are happy on the positive side feedback. we have taken your views on renovation front and have set up a plan on improving. you can expect a better stay on you next visit.

Thank you

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The only thing this place has going for it is its proximity to the Meenakshi temple -- apart from that, it is quite over-priced (although very clean). You can only get hot water for a couple of hours in the morning (although, given how warm Madurai is even in December, you might not miss it); the "rooftop restaurant" is a joke, as is its supposed view of the temple (you cam make out a couple of towers, but it's not something worth going to the building's terrace for; and the lane the hotel is in had (at least when I visited) a sewage problem -- in stark contrast to others in the vicinity. That being said, if one wants to stay at a 5 minute-walk from the temple (as I did), perhaps one needs to suck it up.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Umair M
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,

We thank you for the feedback. we have taken the point on the roof terrace restaurant and are making necessary steps to improve it. regarding the over priced feeling , it is based on the demand supply equation and competitors. however we have priced it quite reasonably as mentioned by fellow tourist in other reviews. we would like to serve you better in the future.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This hotel is located right at the heart of madurai, 10min auto distance from the bus stand and temple.Had visited this hotel with my friends.From outside its located on a very dingy road and looks shabby.It is nested within a complex with many shops.During checkin the staff showed me into the wrong room, when i insisted that i had booked and paid for a deluxe double room they then shifted me. The deluxe room was decent with clean bathrooms and a neat bed.It had a balcony with view of the temple.The morning breakfast was quiet tasty.Its walking distance from all major attractions.Good place for business trips and overnight stay.

Room Tip: Dont go for anything below the deluxe double room
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank johnkottaram
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,

we thank you for the review. we are highly motivated on your positive feedback and would like to serve you much better on your future visits.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Good Value for money. Lil old and bad location. But compared to price , its nice overall. In the market. Walking distance to meenakshi temple.in te heart of the city. Clean but old fashioned. But thats the catch , u pay too less an get a decent deal

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Naresh K
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ramprabhu, General Manager at Hotel Padmam, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Sir,

We thank you for your time on the review. the location has improved now as the Thar roads have been replaced with hollow blocks. we would like to serve you on your future trips also.

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Address: 1 Perumal Tank West Street | Town Hall Road, Madurai 625001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai District > Madurai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 57 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range: $15 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Padmam 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the city and very near to Meenakshi Amman Temple, Thirumalai Naicker palace,Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Gandhi museum. The Railway station and Bus station are within walking distance from the hotel. A All rooms and suites have direct dialing telephone facility, color television, attached bathrooms with western style toiletry and running hot and cold water. ... more   less 
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