We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Broadlands Hotel

18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
Broadlands Hotel
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    12
    19
    6
    2
    10
See reviews for
2
17
18
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (49)
  • Mar-May only
    (6)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (9)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (18)
All months
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had stayed here 25 years ago when I was a little kid, and my Dad tells me the place hasn’t changed a bit when we revisited, the paintwork is crumbling and the place is in a state of disrepair. However, do not let this fool you. We did not expect to find such reasonably priced, large rooms in Chennai.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to have a room for less than 800 ruppee in the center of chennai. Ask for the private cottages on the roof top. The building is old and the bathroom is very basic, however it's quite and a solid location for a stopover

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

“Broadlands” remains the classic Chennai lodge for many good reasons: First of all, it is a charming, over two hundred year old building with two courtyards and a large accessible roof with a view of the Great Mosque which wakes up even the most exhausted traveler when the Muezzin calls for the first prayer of the day. Then, it is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Havelock, North Carolina
Level Contributor
82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Some people will find the Broad Lands, two words, a dump. I found it an absolute jewel, elegant in her fading glory. My room had 16 foot ceilings, two big ceiling fans, large bed, desk and chair. Beautifully shuttered doors and windows that should have been replaced 50 years ago. Explore the nooks and crannies to find a magical property.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Broadlands was the first and best hotel we had in India so far. The price is good and the rooms are the good kind of basic. The place has a special feel to it. The tree in the court and rooftop make it a calming place in the middle of Chennai's busy center. The staff is really great. Especially Raja... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers are raving about these Chennai (Madras) hotels

Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities