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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
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Ranked #16 of 336 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lutz, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good acco. Very hospitable. Bang in the center and reasonably priced. Good amenities and restaurants. Check prices of incidentals! Easy to be swept off by their friendlines :) The best place in my view to sray and explore Chennai if thats one's plan. I was born and brought up here.

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Erode, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Situated in the heart of the city. Very close to Mount Road and many Govt offices and Business centers, Very clean and Quite place to stay in (which you cannot expect in this area. Restaurent is too good Complementry Break Fast was Good with enough varieties.

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai! We thank you for your thoughtful comments on our hotel's location and services on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and have cared to share your review on your overall experience. Look forward to your continued patronage. Kind regards, Samrat Datta General Manager More

Bangalore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In spite of the age and the creaky plumbing, the Connemara remains a favourite. Got upgraded to a massive Heritage Room, which is superb. And the food was great - both room service and coffee shop. And service is top class. Old old grouse things - the gym is still too small and limited in equipment - can improve.

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai! We thank you for your review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We appreciate that you have enjoyed your stay despite a few concerns about the plumbing systems. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. For a heritage hotel as ours, we have a year around preventive maintenance and... More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This historical hotel has an attractive layout with an atrium and a central pool surrounded by jasmine trees. It feels more relaxing than the more modern, corporate style hotels. Not all the staff speak fluent English, so please be a little patient because they strive to meet all your needs. We've spent 3 months here and love it. The staff... More

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai! Thank you for your very kind review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to learn that the overall warmth and genuineness of our staff has been successful in letting you finding yourself at home despite the occasional barriers that language and cultural variations might pose. I am most certain that your... More

Lummen, Limburg, Belgium
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hotel. Maybe little bit outdated, but the staff is great and the food is excellent. If you are planning to stay here, you must try the sunday brunch. It's a little Oasis in the middle of a chaotic city. I stayed here for 10 days and will come back for sure. Dont know what else to say, but... More

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. Its indeed very kind of you to believe that we are the best hotel in Chennai. We certainly believe that we try hard to not just meet but exceed guest expectations in line of the tradition of services that every Taj hotel globally... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The moment you walk into this place you know the service will be excellent and it didn't disappoint. Whatever your needs, the staff are attentive and there always seems to be a member of staff nearby, nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is clean and provided excellent facilities. The location is very central for Chennai and ideal for exploring... More

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your very kind review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to learn that everything from employee friendliness, location to food and beverage options in the hotel have matched your expectations of a Taj property. We indeed look forward to your return and facilitating yet another memorable visit. Kind... More

Secunderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I stay at Hotels like Taj Connemara, I feel privileged. If you just scan through the history associated with the place, you shall feel the same way. I was infact quite amazed when I found that Connemara had nothing to do with Tamil.. its a county in Ireland. And thus, the amazing story unfolded. So, heritage it is.... going... More

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your detailed review on Tripadvisor. It was heart warming to note that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay in a location as ours which has a legacy of 160 years behind it and the essence of a Taj property with it it's present day avatar. We take... More

Noida, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience in connemara with my family was excellent. We enjoyed a lot in there. The room was very spacious and clean and pleasant. The service there was very nice. the hotel staff is very friendly & helpful. in one word this is "Excellent

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and have written very kind words for our product and services. We look forward to your continued patronage, Kind Regards, Samrat Datta General Manager More

Mumbai
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peaceful, well maintained rooms. Well mannered staff. Good Buffet Breakfast Tamil Selvan the best among all the room houskeeping folks. Tamil knew that I am Lord Ganesha's fan and from day one onwards untill my last day at the Ganesh idol in my was decorated beautifull with flowers. I was Overwhelmed with the services provide inside the room. Not only... More

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your recent review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We are glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay and found our associate Tamil to be of great help in making your stay even more enjoyable. We have conveyed your kind sentiments to him and we are... More

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 days during our recent trip to Chennai, and in all a great experience. Rooms are really spacious and clean. Service is exceptional all around. The food and service and Verandah and Raintree are really good. The pool was good - our 5 and 2 year old kids had a good time. The staff around the entire... More

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your recent post on Tripadvisor on a stay experience at our hotel. We are glad to learn that you had a memorable stay and our associates ensured that you and your family were looked after well. We appreciate your kindness in sharing this feedback and do let... More

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Address: Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#9 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #11 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #11 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #15 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #20 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city's only heritage hotel, built in 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, renamed Albany in 1886, finally re-established as The Connemara in 1890. It was an Art Deco look that the Connemara sported when it ‘reopened’ in 1937. And the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa added his touch to the tower block and linking pool in 1974. Today it is infused with the spirited style of Vivanta by Taj. ... more   less 
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