Svatma – The Heritage Residence is a 100 year old restored heritage building, built as a family residence and was constructed as a low two storied structure, with tiled roofs, open terraces and arched doorways, columns and arches accentuating its colonial design, yet traditional and contemporary in its décor and features.
To its left is built a four storied structure which houses more suites and rooms, spa, pool, restaurants, and other features. Behind the heritage residence is a program venue called the Mandapam which is ideal for performances, small events, and weddings.
The property’s Luxury Heritage Rooms faithfully follow the architectural framework of the heritage home and spread between the heritage residence and the new block. Each guest accommodation has been designed as large private rooms within family homes leading to large open verandahs, hallways, and secluded nooks, shaded, and lit with natural light at the same time. All rooms are air-conditioned with modern ensuite bathrooms, a tea/coffee station, antique furniture, and object d’art which give the rooms a period charm.
Dining at three unique restaurants namely Aaharam, Palaharam and Nila Rooftop Bar named to reflect its ambience which highlight the rich and elegant cuisine of the region. Vegetarian Tamil Cuisine is the highlight of Svatma's dining experiences and is flavoured with the well-known Thanjavur hospitality. The culinary expertise of home style pure vegetarian cooking is brought to the guest and as an art form. All day dining restaurant Palaharam which is located under the shade of trees and the arched doorways of the Heritage Residence will serve all the well-known snacks and ‘tiffins’ (small in-between meals) from the region while Aaharam, the main dining restaurant will serve authentic cuisine of the region with a traditional display kitchen that overlooks the pool and some interesting fusion recipes. It has a unique menu - an exploration of Tamil cuisine available a la carte in an exclusive bouquet of plated mini meals. Ideal for health-conscious foodies wanting to explore the flavors of the region, the ingredients are organic and carefully prepared by trained specialist chefs.
Both Nila and Aaharam have a bar which aims to serve quality wines and beers. Svatma has a Spa and Gym namely Soukyam Spa to gently lull you to relaxation, with four treatment rooms including one which is for a couple, largely following the traditional Ayurvedic wellness therapies and treatments. Arogyam gym to help you continue with your regime should you want to.
Banqueting facilities, meeting rooms are some of the other facilities which is integral to Svatma, hence inviting everyone from conference organizers to leisure seeker, culture buffs to art enthusiasts. Every world traveler who wishes to touch upon an era of the past will find his soul seeking to rest in Svatma.
Total no. of rooms : 38 Luxury Heritage Room in two wings
Nearest Airport : Tiruchirappalli (60 kms) & Madurai (130 kms)
Nearest Railhead : Thanjavur