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18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
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Broadlands Hotel
Ranked #101 of 337 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Broadlands Hotel is an old hotel with poor services, but if you are looking for a cheap hotel, (acceptable) clean room, air-con, and most of all: an old Indian house, you are looking at right place. It's located near the beach (and the city center), so you may want to wake up early to take a walk to see the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Shocking experience here. If you've got no other options it's good for a one night stop. First of all 2 WHOLE DAYS after checking in i was asked if i had paid my deposit. I had paid a deposit of 450 rupees, which i was flat out told by one of the staff he was 'DAMN SURE' i hadn't and... More

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Krakow, Poland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I spent 2 days there in February 2014. Hotel is not expensive and this is the main advantage. The place has unique atmosphere which is difficult to describe. It could be really lovely if well-mantained. Rooms are simple but quite clean. Wi-fi is only downstairs and they charge for an hour.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed there in March 2013 for one night. When we were there the facilities were run-down, however the house complex itself is really beautiful. But typically Indian: really nice place, but not maintained. The manager is friendly, but very bureaucratic. The area around the hostel is also okay and not too far from the central railway station. Getting to... More

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Lady Lake, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Now, I won't pretend that Broadlands is for everybody. Indeed, it's a bit of an acquired passion. You need a bit of soul to dig it, because that's what this place is all about.. Soul. It's a great rambling grubby place; full of odd nooks crannies and secrets. Good ghosts haunt it; old ravens roost in the eves and great... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Not a very nice/safe area in Chennai. Although very friendly night staff, that couldn't make up for the old sheets dirty and smelly (like mould) bathroom. If you have to go cheap its bearable but if you can adjust your budget to go somewhere a bit nicer I would highly suggest that in Chennai, go cheap in other cities when... More

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very far from airport, triplicane. Dirty, bathroom smells like asbestos. Was cooler outside room than in. Beds were rock hard, had the worst night sleep I've had in a long time. The staff on arrival were unwelcoming and very rude. I was told on the phone they had rooms from 525-600rupees with attached bathrooms and upon arrival given a room... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The Broadlands Hotel, located just on a sidestreet of Triplicane High Road, can be a little difficult to find. But once entered, a whole palace (this was the building's old function) opens up. This 'palace' is totally old and all the paint is worn of. But it for some reason breathes a lot of athmosphere. The rooms are very basic,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Many of the other reviews stay "not the cleanest" or "run-down but charming" which is exactly the kinds of places I've found good bargains all over Asia and been perfectly happy with. But Broadlands is different - our room was not just a little dirty but rather it looked like it had never been swept. The sink in the bathroom... More

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Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I loved this place for what it is: A 5 star backpacker hotel. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is a little rough around the edges but the service from the staff was excellent and the room was big and clean. This was one of my favorite hotels in India for sure.

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Address: 18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50

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