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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 #15 of 333 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel had spacious rooms but with old furniture. View outside the room was not good. It also didnt have dual curtains to block view inside the room. Bathroom also had a bathtub apart from the shower cubicle.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor further to your experience at the Connemara. We take note of your comments with regrads to the room furnishing and we would definitely be working on these aspects going forward.... More

Dunsmore, England
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel after a 2 week tour of Southern India. We had upgraded to a higher quality room with a garden view but that turned out to be a dingy room overlooking trees. We were shown several other rooms and eventually had a poolside room which was also dingy (in fact dark) due to the overgrown plants.... More

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor further to your experience at the Connemara. It is a matter of great concern for us that your stay experience was marred owing to your overall impressions of the room... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always wondered what the Taj Group meant by classing the outstanding Connemara as a "Vivanta" hotel. Surely this beautiful property with a proper swimming pool, great food, fantastic location and outstanding staff is not at par with say the Delhi Vivanta, the Ambassador? The Connemara is great for family stay as well as for business. Have stayed in the... 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! Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us and taking time out to write a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words for the property, its employees and Ashirbad in particular. Do keep coming back and look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Connemara at the end of nearly a month touring in India. We had a beautiful suite, quiet, air-conditioned, comfortable, with a good bathroom well supplied with toiletries. The food was excellent, as was the service, and it was a haven of peace for two nights before we set off on the long journey home to the... More

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Mumbai, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Taj Connemara umpteen times to get the best of the city and be able to visit friends. The hotel is great and the service is second to none. With the weather being too hot on some days, the hotel had everything we needed. Peace in beautiful surroundings, with staff who would go all the way... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent place towards the southern part of India in the famous city of Chennai. As the name so is the fame of this hotel. The lavish interiors and mind blowing facilities is something to note on. The excellent food and ambience further makes it enjoyable.

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Cardiff
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30 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 2a.m a after a long flight from London and the staff were very welcoming. We had a very spacious and comfortable room, the bathroom was a bit tired but was very clean and had a good shower. Breakfast and lunch in the Veranda restaurant were good and in the evening we ate in Hipasia which was mixed-... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to the Taj experience, alas the hotel has seen better days, its really like going back in time, we had a room that opened onto the swimming pool area which should have been good, but it stunk and the bed felt damp - probably the humidity, the room was also very tired. On a plus the... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The experience at Taj was simply amazing... This property is not exactly in the center of the city but has bustling streets around it. The rooms are comfortable and the service is great. The staff at the hotel greet customers with a Smile..:) On the downside, it is an old hotel and you may get that feel once in a... More

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newde lhi
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8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i have stayed here a number of times and find this the best place to stay in Chennai. beautiful property with lovely swimming pool and breakfast lounge ! buffet breakfast is one of the best you can find in the world , suitable to the liking of so many tastes of various nationalities ! in particular the bakery is great... More

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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Taj Connemara
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai
Taj Connemara Chennai
Taj Connemara Hotel
Address: Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#12 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#14 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#16 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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