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Treebo Simap Residency
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 4, 2014

The Goods:
Location- The title shouts loud, Can’t be any better, not even a hundred steps from the East gate of the temple, Most centrally located with a wonderful shopping area adjacent to it.
Wifi: Good speed
Rooms: As shown in the pictures, generally clean, the washroom is big though the fittings require a change for sure.
The Bads:
No In House Restaurant: That’s a big minus, they get the breakfast from an adjacent south Indian restaurant and that’s the ONLY thing which is served during then, even if you bang your head against their walls, it won’t be anything else, and in case you’re a late night eater as I am then watch out, the nearby shops close completely by 930 pm, either sleep hungry or travel long to get a decent restaurant.
Rooms don't have any natural ventilation source, nor there is a source for natural sunlight, asking for a balcony room will be like looking for a luxury you wouldn't be ever availed.
Room Service: Pathetic, bed sheets were dirty, and when requested for a change, the replacement sheets were equally or more spotted, The staff will come, throw the linen on your bed, pillows here and there and will vanish, leaves you surprised. The guy at the reception stammers, by the time he might answer your query you kinda feel better leave the question unanswered.
During the noon we preferred coming back to the hotel and take rest for a while and found ourselves surprised to see that the only lift was under maintenance, upon request the staff assured that it should be functioning in a while which ended up the status quo for next 15 minutes or so, eventually we preferred taking the staircase to the second floor, and that was a pain to my elderly mother.
No tea/coffee arrangements in the room except a water boiler.
Tips:
1.Commuting to/from the railway station will cost you around Rs 80-100 by the auto.
2.Commuting to/from the Airport will cost you Rs 400 by an indica.
3.For a good Saari shopping there is a great shop by the name of Rajmahal near by, where you can buy amazing collections for the women in the family.
4.For a good south Indian food experience Sabarees is close to it, the autos take around Rs 50-70 one way from the hotel.
5.Tamil is the only language the people around generally understand, ensure that you make these autowalas and taxiwalas speak to the reception area for a better guidance to the hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms are same, No ventilation, No direct sunlight, For all the claustrophobic people out th...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were on a 3 day whirlwind tour of about 20 temples in Madurai and surrounding areas and it was so lovely to come back to SIMAP for a comfortable place to rest at night or in the afternoons. Its location at just a 3 minute leisurely walk from the temple's east entrance came in so very handy. One day I went to the temple at 4.30 am by myself and it was really safe area.

The decor was very tasteful - lovely carved pillars even in the small area of the reception. The rooms are clean, well equipped with well made furniture and comfortable bed comforters and pillows. No hassle for extra pillows or towels. A big plus are the clean bathrooms. It looked like a new or renovated place and I really really hope they maintain it like this. Room rent comes with decent free wifi connection and breakfast served in room - in a way it was convenient because you can get ready in the morning without having to wait in a restaurant or cafe. Room cleaning was done promptly. Extremely courteous desk people. Even when electricity went off, basic amenities including fan, air conditioner and important lights worked without disrupting our stay.

Suggestions for improvements: The bathroom desperately needs a long bar to hang clothes and also a spacious shelf to place toiletries. Hope management will read this and take action.

It got noisy sometimes at night because the night-duty staff who sleep at the reception carry on conversations. But I went and told them to keep it down and they obliged immediately.

Room Tip: Three of us went and we chose a room with king size bed. They said if we can adjust in one bed they...
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Thank Ramaa B
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Location, cleanliness and service quality are the best things about this hotel. I stayed with my dad & mom at Simap Residency. All of us were very happy to stay in this hotel. Extremely close to the east gate of the Meenakshi Madurai Temple, quality of service is good and cleanliness of the room was very good. Even though there is no restaurant, the room service breakfast was very tasty. Worth its price.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Anisha T
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The best thing about this hotel was its location- quite near the huge Meenakshi Amman temple and the markets. The staff contacted a good guide who met us for a tour of the temple. It was nice to have a refrigerator in our room.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We booked into this hotel by phone. We were driving from Rameshwaram. Finding the location was a bit tricky. In the narrow streets that surround the meenakshi temple. But once in, it was a great experience. The manager there was very helpful and guided us perfectly during our stay. The room was very good, neat and modern. The location , one couldn't ask for a better one ! 100 meters from the entrance of meenakshi temple. Even though they have no restaurant , they provided what I could easily say was an outstanding South Indian breakfast. Tea coffee is available round the clock, all you need to do us ask. The whole staff take care of your every need. I haven't seen service like this in most 5 stars! They even gave a discount to my tariff. Talking of tariff, it's not exactly budget or thereabouts at all. But if you are willing to spend the extra, it's worth every dime. The location alone is worth it, you can walk through most streets and gives one a very old world great shopping experience. It's on jewellery street and I haven't seen so many kewellery shops in one street, EVER! SIMAP perfectly complements the town Madurai is, old, eclectic , spiritual and all that is good in life! Definitely a place to stay when in Madurai.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Sanju P
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Some of things i liked
1) very close to the temple ( less than 200 meters)
2) very friendly staff and good service
3)Nice and clean room
4) Able to arrange trips to nearby places as they know people around
5) Centrally located.

Some things that can be improved

1) Have in house canteen. As they take time to serve breakfast /tea
2) Price ( found it to be on the higher side) though it is ok

Having said that i would stay with them

Room Tip: I took Room 107 which is a standard rooms . there are some good eateries close to the temple and if...
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The rooms were very clean and staff were very co operative and efficient. They serve pretty good breakfast. A special thanks to the staff Mr. Guhan and Sarvanan. The plus point is that one can walk it down to the temple as it is stone throw away. We loved this place and will definitely come back soon.

Room Tip: All Rooms were good.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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SIMAP8888, Manager at Treebo Simap Residency, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from SIMAP RESIDENCY Madurai !

Entire team here joins me in thanking you for selecting us for your stay here in Madurai. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the view of the city from the hotel. We thank you very much for staying with us & Thank you for appreciating the quality of food and our services.

t is the feedback from valued guests like you that enables us to keep improving and remain motivated to deliver services of the highest standards.

We look forward to having you return to Madurai and staying with us in the future as well.

Best regards,

GUHAN M
MANAGER
09487802088

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Additional Information about Treebo Simap Residency

Address: No. 12, A-1, Meenakshi Kovil Street, Madurai 625001, India (Formerly Simap Residency)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Madurai District > Madurai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Madurai
Price Range: $26 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Treebo Simap Residency 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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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