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18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
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Broadlands Hotel
Ranked #104 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't managed to know about this supposed "no indians" policy, which would definitely be a let down. However, apart from that it's a great place. Crumbling, indeed. But it still has this special feeling. We had a room on the first floor, which was absolutely worth its price. No hot water, simple but sufficient features. The place is quite... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, this place is a good choice if you're accustomed to travel in India and budget accommodation in India. Yes, it's a bit dirty and the beds are a bit lumpy but it's OK. The building itself (and old colonial house) is quite charming, in that crumbling held together with paint sort of way. The manager is a very friendly... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Broadland's three times over the past year. Don't think that I therefore love this place - as I certainly have no such feelings. However, there are certain reasons why one would return. The Positives - Generally a very nice atmosphere. Always met decent people whilst staying here, which is perhaps the most important thing in any budget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Settled in an old fascinating colonial building where often movies are shooted, the staff and the atmosphere are friendly. Rooms with concrete floors are bright, fresh and clean, as well as the shared bathrooms. Nice view from the roof, where you can sit alone reading a book. Wifi is Rs.50/day only close to the reception. In the area there's plenty... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a 3 night stay online. They wanted payment as soon as we arrived to ensure that we didn't up and leave. Even by India standards this is the worst we have seen. Filthy beyond belief. I had to use a travel pillow because the pillow smelt of unmentionable things. Who smells a hostel pillow before they pay...and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nostalgic hotel in a former city palace, basic but clean, plenty of ambience, friendly helpful stuff, central location, you can't find better value for your money. I have stayed there so many times since I discovered it in 1996.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I loved this beautiful guest house. I told my brother to go there on his trip to India. I will hope to return at some point in the next years. An excellent place to go if spending some time in chennai.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Don't let the mixed reviews of nostalgic or young uber-bohemian backpackers fool you into thinking this is an ok place to stay a few nights--it's an absolute dump. Maybe if you just want to meet other backpackers or are under 25 years old, you might like it here as some obviously have, but my partner and I, who have stayed... More 

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Nr Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I love this place, I've stayed here twice already on my trip, for 2 days then two wks and ill be back for another week. The roof terrace was awesome on diwali! The staff are so friendly and helpful. The building had lots of character but is comfy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If I could give this zero stars I would. The room was a dump, the beds were rock hard, the sheets were dirty, there were no towels, no toilet paper, and when we tried to shower, the water stopped completely. Then the tap in the sink stopped as well. So no shower, no clean teeth, and we ran to a... More 

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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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