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Broadlands Hotel

18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm always lazy with writing reviews on TripAdvisor but now as I am sitting on my bed in my beautiful and cheap room (number 39) in this peaceful and charming old hotel I feel like I must share and invite travelers to experience this place. Be simple, friendly and happy and everything will work out fine...

Thank Gilad E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in good budget for me. Located near to some great places. Very near to market, mall, beach and some other places. Makes us feel like we are some place old. But the calmness is soothing. No food arrangements but, library is there. Water is there.

1 Thank Soumya S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

After reading some dubious comments about this place I was apprehensive in staying here on my arrival in Chennai so I went next door to Paradise after a day there I had a look at the rooms here and decided to give this a shot, in my opinion this place wins hands down if your after something a bit more... More 

Thank Warren C
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great old buildings with courtyards, trees, greenery. Big terraces on roofs tops. Simple room with high ceiling. Good quality / price ratio. Fashioned charm, that quiet place is perfect to rest from the bustle of the capital.

1 Thank Angela B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Charming 'hotel' because of the company of fellow neighbors and the beautiful old architecture of the place. For some quiet privacy it will do. Decent money exchange, the staff can get a bit invading on personal space, but harmless. The beds are hard but good for your back... In a city like this everything is dusty so be prepared to... More 

Thank Bianca S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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 

1 Thank Rubeshoops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 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

Thank Peterzzzzzz
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

8 Thank Kim S
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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 

9 Thank Eric D
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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 

8 Thank dejongwout
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