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“Deceptive exterior, overpriced rooms”
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Hotel Germanus
Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Deceptive exterior, overpriced rooms”
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
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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
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chennai
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

I frequently travel to madurai regarding my textile business. I travel more than 4 times a month to madurai and i had the opportunity to try out all the hotels in madurai but none of the hotels were as satisfactory as Germanus.
since the hotel is located in the main area of madurai, it is very helpful to commute to all the places..
since i'm a frequent visitor the front office manager(Mr.langston fernandez) offered me 15% discount once. it was a pleasure to receive such reward and previlege when u least expect it.

the rooms are really well-furnished.compared to 3years back. all the rooms seem renovated now and give a royal feel to the eyes. they receive me really well each time i visit the place...

last but not least, ask anybody in madurai and they will tell you that hotel germanus is the best for its food...now i always prefer hotel germanus for my stay at madurai...

i recommend this hotel to everyone who expect clean and luxurious rooms within your budget. and for the food alone its worth the stay. i just made my reservation for my next visit that is on 12th of december. so i decided to write a review.

Room Tip: The garden side rooms are quieter but the
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2011

Germanus hotel is worth a stay for a night or two when you are on a short visit to Madurai. Very good ambience and service. The rooms are quite spacious, but I felt a strong damp smell while entering into the room. If this factor is negated then it s an awesome place to stay.

The quality of food is also moderate to good. Nice hospitality. Worth a stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Patna,biha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2011

nice hotel
very good food quality
nice behaviour of all staff

but one thing about this hotel is showers are of local quality
wifi should be free

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Good base for a one night stay to explore from. Rooms good but smelt a bit musty. Good food in the coffee shop. Excellent breakfast.

Room Tip: Room on the south side was quiet
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thane, India
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2011

The good thing abt the hotel is the location is closer to the city.
break fast served in the hotel is good.
room facilites were good.
attitude of staffs were good.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Germanus
Address: 28 By Pass Road, Madurai 625010, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai District > Madurai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #10 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Germanus 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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