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Hotel Oriental Towers
Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
UK
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed March 16, 2011

I have stayed at business type hotels in this price range in India a number of times and its been ok but this place is awful. Its dirty (the door in our bathroom was actually rotten), very noisy (busy road and train yard adjacent) and the food is very poor. We checked out after one night and went to the Ideal Resort Hotel.
Oh and dont even think of using the swimming pool - its a green pit of algae

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

This is a very nice hotel around thanjavur. I never seen in the royality and big loby like this in Tamil Nadu. Their is two restaurant with good service. The service persones are very kind. But the roomservice rates are very high.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Shipley, West Yorskshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2011

Stayed here as part of a tour of South India. The room was dirty and drab with paint peeling off furniture and intermittent hot water. Probably a good job the door to the balcony was locked as there was a large crack in the wall.

The restaurant was dingy and lots of things on the menu were unavailable. Our tour leader had to assist serving us, or I think we would still be waiting.

Best avoided.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

It is very good hotel located just nearby Railway junction of Thanjavur and also with accessible distance to tourist places in Thanjavur. The major advantage of this hotel is it is having separate restaurants for Vegeterian and Non-Vegeterian foods and those who are pure veg (maily of locale where majority are pure veg) can take food without any hesitation.

It is also private food courts like Chick bun etc and also having a shopping complex in the basement. Other than nice location, the hotel is having spacious rooms and the view from the stairs which are located on the pheriphery of building are excellent and you can see big temple tower.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Cairns, Queensland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed one night in this hotel on a small group tour. This is a mid range hotel by Indian standards. Foyer dark ind dingy as 70% of bulbs blown. Got up to room to find open to adjoining room with guests in it! I bolted the door from ourside. The bathrooms were disgusting, the bath with shower in it had been painted over with some sort of silver paint that was all peeling. There towls were horrifying. Our friends rooms were the same except the sheets had not been changed in their room! We went to a very nice resort for dinner so there are nice hotels in this town. At 0120 hrs the phone went in the room and a man was saying I had ordered a sandwhich on room service. I explained that it was not me then he started shouting a nd screaming at me so I hung up. Next thing someone is ringing door bell and knocking on the door. I was too afraid to answer.
In the morning I complained as did our group leader. The Manger apologised for what its worth.
There are two restaurants in the hotel. We had lunch in veg restuarant and breakfast too as it was included. The Thali lunch was fine but the restaurant looked awful. Breakfast was inedible.
Having visited India 3 times this was the worst. Supposed to be a business hotel and has had no money spent on it in years. The manager has been there since it opened 12 years ago and I almost felt sorry for him as seemed sorry about what happened. The company I was with have pulled out of that hotel following our visit.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Sheena C
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england
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2010

This has got to be the worse hotel i have ever stayed in. The baths were hand painted silver!!!! The room was cleanish but with paint peeling off one wall with damp. The restaurant was awful. The floor covering (linoluem) was cracked and coming up i couldn't move the chair as a large peice came up with the cahair moving. You could see the wash room with only a shower curtain hiding it from diners. We are sure on waiter urinatedin the sink!!!! The table cloth didn't look like it had been changed in months. So we decided to try the vegetarian restaurant which was cleaner but only served snacks. with nowhere else anywhere around to eat it was a snack or nothing!!!!!! I'm so pleased we were only there one night. my advise to anyone thinking of using this hotel GO SOMEWHERE ELSE

  • Stayed September 2010
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4 Thank fetus
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Changes
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Wants to be in a higher category than it is. Air-con rooms well overpriced although the non-aircon rooms offered good value. Rooms were large and clean with well appointed bathrooms. Restaurant offered good food although towards the expensive side.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank RoundOak
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Property: Hotel Oriental Towers
Address: No.2889, Thanjavur 613001, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Thanjavur District > Thanjavur
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #24 of 24 Hotels in Thanjavur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Oriental Towers 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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