Built in the 1940’s for a member of the Tanjore royal family, this property has recently been renovated by the Dune group and opened as a small boutique heritage hotel in early 2012. Situated in the heart of town it is just a short walk from the Tanjore Palace and Big Temple.
The 14 rooms are contemporary in style and hugely quirky with strongly contrasting blues and whites broken by unusual wall or ceiling paintings. There are no views but in-room facilities include wi-fi and a basic mini-bar. Take care on the slippery floors in the bathroom! In keeping with the hotel group’s environmental practices, hot water is solar heated and linen and bath products are organic. So are the vegetables from farms at Tanjore Hi’s sister hotels which are used in a variety of continental and Indian dishes served in the open-air rooftop restaurant.
There is no elevator to the three floors and as this is a new hotel there are bound to be one or two teething problems, but in our mind it looks as if it’s going to become a popular place to stay.
Contemporary styled hotel in a 1940's building with 14 guest rooms and rooftop restaurant
Too far south in India for invaders to reach and make their mark the architecture, music, culture and spirituality of Tamil Nadu developed in its own way. Religion dominates nearly every aspect of life and you are never far away from elaborately decorated temples, some of them so big they are like villages in their own right. Sensuously carved dancers and deities charm their way on to walls and columns, vibrant medieval paintings cling to ceilings and hand cast bronze statues shelter in holy niches. Read more?
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