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No. 7B, New No.17 | Sathyanarayana Avenue, Boat Club Road, Chennai (Madras) 600028, India
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Ranked #96 of 337 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed two times within a period of 2 weeks, the first time was the deluxe room the second was the suite (small price difference) both rooms being on the ground level. The differences were on the size of the room and the TV. You get basic amenities... BUT... I tend to appreciate certain basic things, such as comfortable bed,... More

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The staff were all very obliging. The rooms were very clean - not brand new or anything, but well maintained. It could benefit from mosquito nets in every window, for guests who prefer an open window to the a/c. The only problem we encountered was that it was hard for taxi/rickshaw drivers to find.

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Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Nice guest house with that homely feeling. Rooms are comfortable but wi if could be better . Nice lunch area and the food is very good value for the money. The neighborhood in chennai, boat club road, is really nice and peaceful place to walk around and yet it is only 10 min away from the main part chennai. Good... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

a lovely home, thoughtfully converted into a guest house with lovely touches all the way through and its in a charming area away from the noise of chennai despite being so centrally located.Service is a little slow. A good bed and breakfast place in chennai. We stayed there just the one night so hard to review every single aspect.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

No argument its a lovely home, thoughtfully converted into a guest house with lovely touches all the way through and its in a charming area away from the hurly burly of Chennai. Appearances over - my room was very gloomy with a view onto a washing line, it was noisy (whether from staff or neighbours) and it felt damp. I'm... More

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Tel Aviv
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We really loved this hotel. It's more like the family home it once was, full of personalised furniture an pictures, with little nooks to sit an read, in a very quiet and peaceful street, far from the noise of the city. It's in a rather upscale neighbourhood, and it's easy to understand that this was once a very upscale home!... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Niketana is a beautiful Chennai home, converted into a warm guesthouse, with personalised service and excellent, attentive staff. The made-to-order breakfast is another highly positive feature, which I remember very fondly. However, I would not stay in this place again because of the surroundings. While Niketana advertises itself as being located in a very good neighbourhood of Chennai (which is... More

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New Delhi, India
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Tucked into a peaceful corner of Boat Club Road, Niketana is an absolute gem of a non-hotel for a business traveler. The service is smart, personalized and efficient, the rooms are well-appointed, and food is wholesome. The breakfast spread is complimentary and extremely filling. The hotel also has a small gym for the fitness-minded traveler. A place I'll be happy... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I have been a regular visitor to Niketana for past 6 years and can not recommend this place enough to all who are looking for authentic classy stay experience. 1st its location off Adyar Boat Club Road – the toniest address, surrounded by elegant bungalows or premium low height buildings. Excellent place to walk in the mornings is a bonus.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great Value for the money. Free Wi Fi and an excellent neighborhood to walk around. Good south indian food.

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Address: No. 7B, New No.17 | Sathyanarayana Avenue, Boat Club Road, Chennai (Madras) 600028, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
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