4* Heritage Hotel - Madurai

Set in extensive grounds, not too far to the centre of Madurai, the four-star Heritage Hotel was originally a British club during the Raj and is considered one of the city’s best properties. The hotel’s 17 acres of mature gardens surround a large sunken pool, around which are clustered the open-air lobby, restaurant, coffee shop and bar. The 73 spacious simply-furnished air-conditioned rooms are all in low-rise blocks and feature a shower, twin or double beds, shower, hairdryer, safe, minifridge, TV and free WiFi.

Rating: Four Stars