Tanjore | Superior

In the historic town of Tanjore, Svatma is a hotel offering boutique luxury – indulgent spa, elegant rooms, great service – whilst also celebrating Tamil Nadu’s unique cultural heritage through its cuisine, décor and arts experiences.

Svatma’s main building was originally the colonnaded colonial-style home of a British trader, built a century and a half ago. Carefully restored after many decades of lying empty, the hotel has deep verandas, elegant lounges and a leafy garden. It’s decorated with recycled and salvaged pieces and local artworks, creating a part-home, part-museum feel. There are seven heritage rooms in this main building, decorated with antiques and bright local fabrics, and a further 27 rooms with a slightly more contemporary style, in the adjoining new wing. Some rooms have private balconies.

Explore the flavours of the region in the airy restaurant or on its deep, colonnaded verandah overlooking the garden. Home-style Tamil vegetarian food is served in the fine dining restaurant, and there’s also an informal outdoor restaurant that serves an all day international menu, and does a great tiffin and coffee. Team daily guided meditation and yoga with spa treatments for a hollistic and healthy stay. There is even a sound spa, with a unique massage table-cum-sound bed which creates vibrations that nurture health. The hotel is committed to promoting regional arts, so look out for the music recitals and classes in Tanjore-style painting, Vedic chanting and cookery.

We Say

This is Tanjore’s standout hotel, marrying boutique facilities with a celebration of Tamil culture.


No. 4/1116, Blake Hr Sec School Road, Maharnonbu Chavadi

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 34 rooms & suites
    • Superior room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Aaharam restaurant
    • Palaharam restaurant
    • Nila rooftop bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Swimming pool
    • Arogyam gym & yoga centre
    • Soukyam spa
    • Swaram sound spa
    • Yoga & guided meditation

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