4 Heritage Hotels In Madurai, India - Updated 2024

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Madurai is an ancient city nestled on the Vaigai River in Tamil Nadu, South India. The iconic skyline of the city features the 14 gopurams or colorful gateway towers of the Meenakshi Amman Temple. The temple is a major pilgrimage site and is adorned with colorful carvings of the Hindu gods. Another temple worth visiting is the Koodal Azhagar Temple, which honors Lord Vishnu. Also of interest is the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, a beautifully ornate palace which offers tours and shows about its history. Those interested in Mahatma Gandhi can enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Memorial Museum, which offers interesting exhibits and artifacts relating to the famous man. The building is one of five Gandhi Museums in India and features a portion of the blood-stained clothing worn by Gandhi when Nathuram Godse assassinated him. While visiting this historic and interesting area of the country, stay in style in one of the heritage hotels in Madurai, India, listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 05, 2024.

1. The Heritage Madurai Hotel (from USD 66)

The Heritage Madurai Hotel is a resort located within the Temple City and is perfect for a cultural trip to Madurai. The building is a restored British-era clubhouse, converted into luxury villas. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden and has an outdoor and an indoor swimming pool. There are also restaurants offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a 24-hour front desk. Air-conditioned guest rooms offer a TV with satellite or cable channels, a free Wi-Fi internet connection, and a bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.

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The Heritage Madurai Hotel

Address: 11 Melakkal Main Road, Kochadi, Melakkal, Madurai, India, 625016
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from Pleasant Tours

2. The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai (from USD 229)

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai is located on the top of Pasumalai Hill and is set in a large and peaceful landscaped garden. The hotel has an outdoor pool, Ayurvedic treatment center, and tennis courts. Guests can enjoy lovely views over the famous Meenakshi Temple, the Kodai Hills, and Madurai City, which is a 15-minute drive away. A range of local and international cuisine is on offer at the Vista restaurant and imported liquors can be enjoyed at Harvey’s Lounge Bar in the hotel, which also features a billiards table. Guest rooms feature satellite TV and a minibar and most offer lovely views over the garden. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and free toiletries are provided.

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The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: No. 40 TPK Road, Pasumalai
4.8 km (3.0 mi) from Pleasant Tours

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

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3. Home stay near Meenakshi Temple

This comfortable homestay offers two rooms and an en-suite bathroom set in a heritage house in the beautiful temple city of Madurai. The Meena room features a king-size bed and bathroom with a bathtub while the Pandia room has a queen-size bed and shares the bathroom. Both rooms are air-conditioned and offer free Wi-Fi and overlook the fascinating temple towers. Guests also have access to the living area, a terrace and the kitchen in the home where they can cook their own meals.

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Madurai- 1, Tamil Nadu, India
5.36 km (3.4 mi) from Pleasant Tours
12 reviews  
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is really a royal room with all imaginable comfort
balaji’s king room does make you feel like a king out there
rooms were very clean
this place is nice and jagan is really helpful with all the help we needed
great place with great location
the location of the place is superb as you can just walk to meenakshi temple
good place to stay near the temple and the heart of the city
madurai is a crowded place and therefore one can easily feel a bit claustrophobic
perfect place to stay in madurai and for visiting the temple
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4. Rajakkad Estate

Posted by Rajakkad Estate on Thursday, 14 March 2019

Rahjajjad Estate is a beautiful resort located in the foothills of the Western Ghats and is the ideal place for relaxation and tranquillity in the heart of nature. The estate was constructed in the 18th century and offers seven attractively decorated rooms, while surrounded by a small, manicured garden. The property is also surrounded by the Palani Hills with their coffee estates and forests. The hotel offers three courtyards for relaxation and a library. Guests can enjoy meals prepared from fresh ingredients grown on the estate’s organic farm. Comfortable and spacious guest rooms feature an Internet connection and bathrobes. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer available on request. Room service is available and yoga and guided tours can be arranged.

Rajakkad Estate

Address: Manjelparappu, Perumparai, Tamil Nadu, India

Price: from 73 USD

Star Rating: 2 Star

Travelers Review: 4.6 Very good (from 37 reviews)

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Enjoy the splendor of this lovely temple city

Explore all the fascinating temples and museums on offer in the city while staying in comfort and style in one of the heritage hotels, resorts or other heritage properties in and around Madurai, India.

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