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“Our third stay at Gnanam”
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Hotel Gnanam
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
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“Our third stay at Gnanam”
Reviewed July 1, 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
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I visited Thanjavur with my family in early April and chose this hotel after looking at the other reviews. It's indeed a nice place and in fact on interacting with a few local drivers I came to know that it's one among the most preferred places of stay in Thanjavur.

Having said this, I think we were a bit unfortunate to have had problems while checking in. Although, I had booked two rooms, the reception wasn't able to give me 2 rooms at the time of check-in. I wasn't overly concerned as we just needed a place get ready and leave. But when the guy with our bags opened the room it was in a complete mess with the mattress folded and the room littered. It appears that the room was cleaned up after the last guest checked out. They then took us to another room only to find that the key wouldn't open the door. After a number of apologies, they managed to give us a hall temporarily to bathe and get ready. Eventually, they managed to open the door after a lot of struggle.

Although, it was annoying to go through this on a early Saturday morning, at hindsight I feel it could just be that we were unlucky. During all these times, the staff were trying to do their best to keep us comfortable. I think they are bunch of good people but probably not well trained.

Once the issue with the room was sorted out, everything else was a breeze at the hotel. They helped in arranging a vehicle and the staff at the restaurant was very courteous. I have to mention that the food in their vegetarian restaurant is really good.

The hotel is also very close to the big temple and is just a 5 minutes drive from the railway station. Its location is one of the key advantages. If you are not someone to expect things to be perfect, then this hotel isn't a bad choice and I would still suggest this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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124 reviews
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

We have used this hotel earlier also. They are good. The location is convenient to visit several location by road. The market is close by to meet any urgent requirement. The food is good and tasty. I would say it is value for money. The room service is also nice. The only drawback that I see is if you are there with your driver, they do not have the concept of rooms for drivers. I find that little uncomfortable as my driver had to manage his sleep in the car.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed here only one night, and were very happy with our stay. Large comfortable bed and room, clean bathroom, decent room service menu, peaceful clean hallways, and great location in the centre of town. Lacks the warmth or anything special that would've made it a '5', but there was nothing we weren't happy with, and I would definitely stay here again if back in Thanjavur.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

Great location! Right in the heart of the town. Easy access to the main shopping center. Good vegetarian food. Nice menu.
Rooms are spacious but not first class. Neatness is commendable. Service is above ordinary. but its a crowded place. Even when I visited in April when temperatures were near 40 C, the place was almost full.
Overall nice place for an overnight stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

The Gananam is a business-type hotel in the very middle of Thanjavur's busiest area. The rooms are OK, beds are comfortable. Breakfast was nothing to rave about.
The best part is the location, it is close to all the things why you could possibly come to Thanjavur. They also have 24 hour check-in, so if you want a late check-out, all you have to do is check-in late. (If you - like myself - are wondering what 24 chek-in means - your check-out time will be 24 hours from your check-in)
The worst is a consequence of the busy location, the hotel is extremely noisy, unfortunately as the vast majority of buldings in India, it has zero sound insulation. So if you are a light sleeper, this is not for you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Pune, India
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

I have stayed at Hotel Gnanam 3-4 times. everytime the experience was great. staff is good and helfpfull. I would recommend this hotel any time. Rooms are very clean. Room service is also good. Location is also good and in the heart of the city

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gnanam
Address: Market Road | Thanjavur, Thanjavur 613001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thanjavur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Gnanam 3.5*
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 to our guest, looking forward to welcome you to Hotel Gnanam. ... more   less 
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