Breeze, Mahabalipuram - Incredible location on the beach and
in the middle of town and yet very private. Very nice facilities for the
money. Quite safe. Situated on at least a couple of acres of land. One can
walk to the beach and the shops, seashore temple and other monuments.
Service is very good. Has a good swimming pool. Provides inexpensive
Ayurvedic massages. We did have some problems with hotwater, but the
management assured us that it was a temporary problem and due to their new
solar heating system.
Parisutham, Thanjavur - Very nice and clean hotel. It's rather
expensive. Safe location. Has a pool and a couple of handicraft
shops. The food and service is very good. The location is good and right in
the middle of town and yet has total privacy. It has a nice pool and
View Resort, Thanjavur - Very
nice heritage hotel situated on a few acres. Priced very reasonable. It is
located a few kms from town, but in a very beautiful woodsy setting on the
banks of the river Cavery. You wake up with the music of birds in this nice
setting. The food is good and the service is very good. It has a nice pool
and Ayurvedic massages.
Germanus, Madurai - Nice &
safe location, considering Madurai is a congested town. Clean hotel and good
food. This is more a business hotel and not a fancy resort. The staff were
courteous and the service was good. It is good for basic amenities.
Resorts, Tuticorin - Situated on many acres and in a very nice
setting with tall palmyra palm trees and dotted all over the property
and huge lawn areas with the different buildings & cottages dispersed
between. The rooms are very clean and the food is good. The service is
excellent and the staff are very courteous.
Resorts, Courtallam - Situated
in the middle of town and yet very private. Has a bunch of cottages, an old
renovated mansion and a three level building. The place is new, clean and
the food and service are excellent. You can walk to town, the waterfalls and
shops from this resort. This is a great place to go and spend 2 weeks.
Kancheepuram - Situated in the
middle of town. It's a business hotel with clean rooms, good food and
Saradharam, Chidambaram - Very nice building and location, but the
place is run down.
The food is good and vegetarian, but the restaurant service is not good. Not
recommended for a western traveller.
folks said they were opening a new hotel in Chidambaram.
the Beach, Tranquebar: Great
location on the beach, beautifully renovated mansion and a peaceful place to
stay. The little town is charming and the people at the hotel and the town
are very hospitable. The food is pricey, but good.
Southern, Tiruchy (SRM Hotel): Very nice
location in a peaceful setting, considering Tiruchy is a congested large
city. It's a business hotel. It is clean and the service is adequate. The
food is good.
Park, Rameswaram: Small hotel. Offers basic facilities, but it's
clean. The staff were very courteous and helped to arrange a jeep trip
to Dhanushkodi, the ruined town which is in the midst of sand dunes today.
Vestin Park, Chennai: Great
location. Nice business hotel. Very courteous staff, basic and good
amenities, and quite clean. The food is very good in both restaurants. This
location is central to shopping, museum and other attractions. It's in a
View, Cape Comorin (Kanya Kumari):
This is a business hotel on the beach. The location is great and it's right
in the midst of the charming little town and great for shopping, boat ride
etc. It's great to see sunrise from here. The hotel is clean and adequate.
The food is good. The service is very good and the staff were courteous.
Ashok : Incredible beach
setting. Very nice rooms and in a peaceful location out of town. The food
was very good and the service excellent. It's very reasonably priced for
what it offers.
Inn, Pondicherry: Business
hotel, great location and very clean. Walking distance to shopping, French
quarters to the Promenade. Courteous staff, very nice service and good food