Taj Gateway Hotel Pasumalai

Madurai | First Class

Sitting at the top of Pasumalai Hill, the Taj Gateway is a peaceful haven about 15 minutes from the centre of Madurai, with superb views over the town and the hills beyond.

A colonial bungalow built at the end of the 19th century for a British textiles magnate forms the heart of this hotel, surrounded by 60 acres of gardens where peacocks stroll. Accommodation is spread across five whitewashed period blocks. Many of the guest rooms have large bay windows overlooking the pool and greenery, while the pricier rooms deliver knockout views of Madurai down below from their private balconies. All rooms are spacious, with plenty of living space where you can practice yoga with the mats provided, and they’re furnished with classic furniture and wooden floors.

There are lots of places to relax with a drink and unwind, and the colonial-style bar is particularly pleasant, with deep verandahs, wicker chairs and whirring overhead fans. Wherever you eat in the hotel, you’ll enjoy the views over the town below, where lights twinkle at night. An alfresco restaurant in the gardens serves regional cuisine from Chettinad, Karaikudi, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur and Madurai, while the indoor all-day dining restaurant, open onto the gardens, offers international and local food. Breakfasts and lunches are buffet-style.

Enjoy the grounds by simply relaxing by the swimming pool, or take an early morning nature walk with the hotel’s green butler, who can identify the resident birdlife. There is also a spa, offering Ayurvedic massage and other treatments, a fitness centre that overlooks the pool, table tennis and billiards.

We Say

A colonial cracker in a hilltop location overlooking Madurai, offering old world charm and a quiet escape.

Address

No. 40 TPK Road

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Facilities

  • Your Accommodation
    • 63 rooms & suites
    • First Class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Vista restaurant
    • On Board restaurant
    • Harvey’s lounge bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Outdoor pool
    • Nalam Spa
    • Table tennis
    • Nature trail
    • Fitness centre
    • Badminton
    • Billiards

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