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2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Abhilashaa Old No 15 New No 22 | Corporation Colony Main Rd, Rangarajapuram, Kodambakkam( just in 5 light junction), Chennai (Madras) 600024, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014
Prem_16 New Delhi, India
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is actually more of corporate guest house and not hotel. i mistook to be a hotel. All you find will be folks from some or other corporate undergoing a training and staying here. rooms were neat and clean though. Our room had some smell, and they changed it quickly on request. It serves only breakfast ( not something to... More

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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review

Dear Mr Prem, Thank you for staying with us. I agreed with you that we are not hotel but an service apartment. Service apartment concept is slightly different from regular Hotels. In Service Apartment you get the feeling more of homeliness. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused during your stay and need to change the room instantly. The issue... More

Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Good about the place: - 1) Quick response right from I contacted them. 2) Arranged for a pick up ( I was charged Rs 600) which I felt was on the higher side. ( I feel its better if you take cab from airport) 3) Clean room 4) Clean bed 5) Good breakfast 6) Kitchen ... if you want to... More

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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We have taken all necessary step to ensure there is no - mosquito problem any more and also have planned to keep informed our clients not keep open the windows . Also regarding Wi-Fi, we have spoken to our service provider and things have been sorted out. We would once again like... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I spent 15 nights at Smart Haven and should say that overall it was very satisfying.Few reasons why i would not rate it as excellent: a.) The complimentary breakfast that is served daily is repetitive and kinda gets boring for the taste buds. Considering i stayed there for 15 days, i found it absolutely boring to have Idli/Vada/Pongal & Poori... More

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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review

Dear Mr Nair, We are sorry for bit late response but I guess better late then never. Thank you for your kind word of appreciation. Your feedback is very important to us. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused due to Ac malfunctioning and need to change the room. The problem was attended immediately by our maintenance team and got... More

Bangalore, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Smart Haven gives a live definition for its name. It is simple and calm. The interiors are maintained good. Undisturbed by the noise and pollution, it gives a comfy stay midst the busy city. Breakfast was of south Indian and additional demands were also addressed. Overall, a serene stay for a subdued weekend.

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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your kind word. Your feedback is valuable to us. We would be looking forward to serve you once again on your next visit to Smart Haven Service Apartment. Regards Smart Haven Team. More

Mumbai
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Friendly staff, good value for money, modern rooms with attached bathrooms and pretty good service. It's located right next to Five Lights, which seemed to be a well known landmark in Chennai. You get a kitchen (shared with 2 other rooms) with all facilities for cooking your own meals (microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes etc.). There is no in-house restaurant... More

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We arrived @ SMART Haven around 4pm on the 16th Jan , finding it may be a bit tricky even with a GPS , need to ask for mentioned landmarks .. stayed 2 nights and 3 days with family , Cons- Water pressure in the bathrooms is not like the star hotels .. can live with it .. No other... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The rooms are good, with attached living and kitchenette area for every 3 rooms. Well maintained and clean. Good part of this hotel is that it has few Hindi speaking staff. Rooms are self contained with attached bathroom, AC and DTH TV. Breakfast is ok but the stay is value for money if you have to choose a hotel in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here for 1 week. Very affordable and great value for your money. Room was a decent size, clean washroom, running cold/hot water, AC in room, TV and comfortable bed. Having a kitchen outside the room was also good. TV had many channels (mainly indian). The best part of the stay was the great customer service. Staff were wiling... More

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Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
45 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have been mulling to try out this property for a while; ultimately taken the plunge to visit this place for my business trip. I must say its one of the finest option of B&Bs in this region( T Nagar). I have been staying at near by places in and around T Nagar and Kodambakkam for a while. Now on... More

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Canberra, Australia
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46 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights on business and was delighted with the place. My room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and everything worked. After a hard day at the office it was just great to have a pleasant shower then flop in front of the TV with the AC on. The staff were extremely helpful and went... More

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Address: Abhilashaa Old No 15 New No 22 | Corporation Colony Main Rd, Rangarajapuram, Kodambakkam( just in 5 light junction), Chennai (Madras) 600024, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 191 B&Bs / Inns in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smart Haven 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location advantage . US consulate 4km, T-Nagar Shopping are 500 meter, Trade Centre 7Km, Airport 12 Km, Guindy Industrial Zone 4 Km , Vadapalani 1.5Km , Railway Station 7 KM , Mount Road 3KM , DLF 8KM , Olympia tech park 5.5KmSmart Haven Corporate Rooms and Residences, a budget-class hospitality solution for the corporate business traveller. The Smart Haven property is unique, contemporary in design keeping in mind the requirements of the corporate and business traveller and ‘smart’ both in terms of aesthetics and value for money. The property totally comprises 5 split air-conditioned apartments of 3 rooms each with double bed/ Twin beds and an attached bathroom and a Living cum Kitchenette area. The Living area offers daily newspapers and a 26’ LCD TV with set-top box (a DVD Player can be provided on request) for your entertainment. The kitchenette is equipped with a hob-n-chimney, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle, a hot-n-cold water dispenser and a full-set of crockery, cutlery, glassware and hollow-ware. We welcome our guests to make use of the kitchen, but if you aren’t in the mood to cook, you will find Menu cards in the kitchenette area for different restaurants that deliver food. The rooms are equipped with a twin/double bed, a 20’ LCD TV with set-top box, large twin wardrobes, a life-size mirror and glass rack, a Luggage Rack, a Writing Desk and chair, a telephone with voice mail and direct dialing facility and an attached bathroom with a separate glass-partitioned shower cubicle. Fresh bed and bath linen is provided and changed regularly. ... more   less 
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