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What We Love

  • Chalet-style rooms look out at the Kodai Hills
  • Close to the airport, railway station and city center
  • The peaceful, tree-shaded outdoor pool

What To Know

  • Spacious guestrooms start at 377 square feet
  • The treatment center offers ayurvedic treatments
  • Free WiFi for up to two devices

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Hilltop retreat overlooking India’s Temple City, with an outdoor pool and an ayurvedic wellness center

The Lowdown

Set on 62 acres, this hilltop retreat provides an ideal base outside the rush of central Madurai, one of South India’s oldest cities. The chalet-style suites are decorated in earth tones (olive bedspreads, sand-colored walls) and have big bay windows that let in plenty of light. Upgrade to a spacious Executive Room for cool views of the city, the Meenakshi Temple towers and the Kodai hills. The on-site eatery Gad serves continental and Indian specialties: pancakes or dosas for breakfast, club sandwiches or kathi rolls for lunch. Harvey’s Lounge Bar offers imported beers, wines, aperitifs, liquors and a handful of specialty cocktails. On the grounds you’ll find an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a wellness center that offers ayurvedic treatments.

In the Area

The hotel overlooks one of Madurai’s most famous attractions, the Meenakshi Temple. The massive 12-towered Hindu tribute to Lord Siva and his wife, the goddess Meenakshi, is covered in a staggering number of carved and vividly painted statues of demons, gods and goddesses. The city itself is older than the temple, dating all the way back to the third century B.C., when Greek merchants would trade here. Take in the rich history and culture at Alagar Koll, a hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Alagar; the Gandhi Museum, which details the leader’s Freedom Struggle; or by feasting on local delicacies like appam (rice batter and coconut milk pancakes) and idiyappam, a steamed rice noodle dish typically served for breakfast.

How to Get There

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai
Number 40 T P K Road
Madurai, 625004 India

Reviews

For a relaxing sojourn - Taj Pasumalai
Siva G

Relaxing and rejuvenating. The stay is part of the holiday experience. A beautiful resort with Taj's brand of service. Great for the short holiday or restful even for a business traveller. Best hotel in Madurai in my opinion.

MARVELLOUS
ashitravelglobe

I am writing this on behalf of Mr. Sagar Nagpal.
I would like to thank Mr. karthik for wonderful housekeeping service and cleanliness offered.
Special mention to womderful team at Vista Resturaunt for their excellent service .
Thanks to Ms. Shamna (FB services, Vista), Mr, Ramesh.
Mr. Bala Murugan thanks again for delicious food offered in breakfast. what a magic in hand.
Ashmita kaushik
Dehradun

WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE
Ankittravelworld

I am writing this on behalf of Mr. Sagar Nagpal . It was pleasure to be at Gateway hotel, Pasumalai, Madurai. It is at a very picturesque hill top location where scenic beauty was mesmerizing.
I would like to thank Mr. santosh Loni, sales manager for a warm welcome to the hotel and providing us a five star service. I would always look forward to have him whensoever i stay here again.
I would not want to forget Mr. karhikeyan, housekeeping for wonderful assistance and service and keeping us on time by avoiding any delays in service, thumbs up to cleanliness.
i would also like to mention Miss. Subhasri, FOA for assisting us at front office.
Thanks to Mr. Mohan, Steward, Vista resturaunt for his service and Mr.sanjay Chef for amazing breakfast .