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“Very good location near the temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Simap Residency

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Simap Residency
Ranked #7 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence
Pune
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very good location near the temple”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The hotel is a walking distance from one of the main temple entrances. Besides, it being in the heart of the town, shopping and quick eating places are nearby but not all may be walkable.

The service staff is very helpful and prompt, so is the manager.

We had a couple of not so good experiences - first while checking in, even though we had done an online booking for the suites (since we had kids accompanying us), we didn't get even one on checkin, the staff cited plumbing problems in the suite, apparently due to rains - sounded unconvincing to us then. As a compensation they offered us a mattress on the floor without any extra charges for the kid. Additionally, there was no water in the rooms for the entire night, manager blamed some guest for keeping taps open - again wasn't very convincing. Finally, at checkout they couldn't accept a credit card - citing machine failure and couldn't give us a printed bill for the stay - again citing internet failure ! Wifi works near the reception but could be down some times.

Rooms are spacious and so are bathrooms, however there's no restaurant, though they claim to have a kitchen. The morning breakfast was very good.

Overall the experience wasn't as good as we had expected.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Excellent location for temple visit and shopping in Madurai.
Hotel is small but maintained very well, rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished.
Car parking is limited, all places are nearby so better to go out in Autos once vehicle is parked.
Staff is excellent service and most of the front desk staff speak English.

No attached restaurant but you can order food, excellent complimentary breakfast served in the morning.

Strongly recommend for anyone travelling for temple visit and shopping in madurai

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

A great location very near to the Meenakshi temple and with a reasonable price. Warm welcome. Though our car was blocked by Police from entering the street due to Diwali rush the hotel manager immediately came and talked to the police to let us through. The rooms were well maintained with good furniture and a nice bed. Great hospitality from the staff and they served an incredible breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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hyderabad, andhrapradesh
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice decent hotel . Very much nearer to temple. Clean decent rooms. Pleasant stay. You won't regret for choosing this. Gone through all the reviews from trip advisor and Google. Finally I choose this hotel. Comfortable and satisfied.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are looking for a clean & safe budget hotel which is nearest to the Meenakshi Amman temple(with car park, thats a real luxury near the temple!), then SIMAP Residency is the best bet.Madurai Adheenam is the best landmark to reach this hotel.You can walk into the temple in few minutes from this hotel. They have these super efficient runner boys who multi-task swiftly as bell boy, concierge, receptionist and anything else you need, including getting food from nearby restaurants.
The hotel DOESNT have a restaurant yet, they serve fixed south indian breakfast in your room, it tasted like home cooked food. They served us a plate with idli,vada & pongal. While the tariif includes breakfast, the coffee/tea you may ask with the breakfast is chargeable, what a quirk ! Adyar Ananda Bhavan is in walking distance, which we went to for dinner.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed here one night, excellent location if you want to visit the Temple. Rooms were big, modern and really nice but the bed sheets were not clean. Quite unfortunate, so little needed to reach perfection.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in last week of August 2013 and overall we had a good stay in this hotel. Its proximity to Meenakshi temple is an important plus. Rooms were well maintained and we enjoyed the morning breakfast. This hotel does not have its own travel desk. They do arrange for an external cab service and our experience was not good with the external cab service. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Simap Residency
Address: 12 Simap Residency Meenakshi Kovil Street | Next to Central Bank, Madurai 625001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 55 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Simap Residency 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 90 feet from Meenakshi Temple and in prime place of Madurai city. Easy access to bus stand, railway junction, airport and all other leading shopping centers. Each room in our premises is fully well furnished with state of art design. ... more   less 
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