This smart modern hotel is a comfortable base in Madurai and is just 4 kilometres from the Meenakshi Amman Temple, the city's best known site. The hotel provides a good range of amenities for travellers including a swimming pool, gym and free internet access.
Rooms are arranged over five floors and have plenty of built-in drawer and hanging space for clothes and other possessions, and are equipped with flatscreen TV, a docking station with a music system and radio, tea and coffee maker, bottled drinking water. All are air conditioinned and en-suite. There are double and twin rooms, all with views of the city.
The main restaurant, Madurai Kitchen, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a choice of local and international dishes. The balcony bar serves snacks as well as drinks, and you can pick up sandwiches and cakes at the deli in the lobby to take away.
The outdoor pool is a great place to cool off adfn there's an adjacent shallow children's pool. The large fitness centre has a selection of exercise machines and weights and is open 24 hours a day for seven days a week.
Open: Courtyard by Marriott is open all year.
Location: The hotel is in Madurai city, close to Meenakshi Amman Temple. It is about 14kms from Madurai airport.
Rooms: There are 82 rooms (deluxe and premium, both 31sqm) and 4 suites (79sqm) arranged over 5 floors. All are air conditioned, have cable TV, minibar, hot drinks maker, bottled drinking water and safe. All are en-suite with bathrobes, slippers and hairdryers provided. Suites have a living area. There is Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms. The hotel provides 24 hour room service.
Activities: Sightseeing in Madurai. Facilities: The lobby includes a restaurant (see below), sitting area and has free Wi-Fi for communication. Other facilities include a giftshop, foreign exchange, concierge service, laundry and dry cleaning services. In terms of recreation the hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool and a gym.
Dining: Madurai Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is situated in the main lobby. Balcony bar serves drinks and food at lunch and dinner time, while the delicatessen, MLounge, provides cakes, sandwiches and drinks to go.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in the lobby.
An exciting combination of rural South India, the key ancient temples, cardamom and tea plantations, and the backwaters of Kerala.