We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 338 Chennai (Madras) hotels

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai to your Saves list
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
85%
Ranked #17 of 338 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
RobHitch Reading, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (518)
  • Photos (236)
  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (119)
  • More
true
Write a Review

518 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    237
    201
    59
    17
    4
See reviews for
64
85
55
287
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (119)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment of my arrival for a 4 might stay at the Vivanta by Taj Connemara, the staff never failed to impress in levels of customer service! An in depth review including pictures can be found at: http://www.robhitch.com/travel/2014/8/22/vivanta-by-taj-connemara-hotel-chennai

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Connemara conjures up nostalgia! Yes, it is probably the oldest building in Chennai, but as a hotel, it is no less than the newest wannabe 5-Star, in fact it is better, abd probably like old wine age has only added to the charm. Good Housekeeping, courteous counter staff, accommodating banquet persons, ever willing waiters, mouthwatering delicacies, et all... I just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to learn that you had a memorable stay and appreciate your kind comments for our staff and services. Look forward to having you back! Kind Regards, Samrat Datta General Manager More

Perth Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to India and stayed at the Connemara for 2 weeks holiday. Very impressed with Hotel. The room was large and comfortable and the service was excellent. The house-keeping staff serviced my room each morning as soon as I left for breakfast. Wide range of food available at the breakfast buffet both Indian and Western. Service was always... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your well written and detailed review of the hotel. Its very kind of you to have left kind words of appreciation for several of our services and associates with a particular mention of Spa associate Guru. We are also concerned to... More

San Francisco, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had two extended stays at the Taj in Chennai two year apart and the experience overall was excellent. Chennai (Madras) had no real heritage hotels and the old Connemara is the last old fashioned styled luxury hotel in the city. Low rising, huge quiet rooms, pleasing décor and a great location central to both shopping and sites are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 recent review on Tripadvisor. Its heartwarming to read a well documented note of your observations on the property from its décor, ambience to our facilities and most prided of our assets, our team. We also take note of your observations on the limitations of the a-la-carte... More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great hotel in the middle of the city, right next to Spencer Plaza. We walked there most evenings of our stay. It is very conveniently located, very near to Marina beach as well. We had a room on the ground floor, I felt the amenities of the room were basic, not too plush. The bathroom too had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad to learn that you have enjoyed the hotel's ambience, layout, locational advantage and most of all, its people. We are a hotel with a certain age and character and hence we are in the constant process of cyclic... More

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent three weeks at this hotel. I was on a business trip. It was my secong visit , having been there five years earlier. We found the place to have maintained the impressive standards, service and comfort levels of our previous visit. The staff are attentive, very pleasant and courteous, and most importantly, well trained... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your patronage and your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are indeed delighted to learn that over a period of time, you have seen desirable standards of product and services maintained at par. It's reassuring to hear that from our discerning guests as you. We also appreciate your kind comments on our most prided assets, our... More

Lutz, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 coming back home to stay with us in Chennai and your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate the fact that you have enjoyed the hotel's facility, locational advantage and above all, our prided assets, our people. Thank you for your recommendations and we look forward to... More

Dehradun, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in the hotel for almost 3 days and had all good things to share about my experience. The rooms are quiet big, we could see the panoramic view of outside. The staff is extremely cordial and very helpful. Right from the morning breakfast to the evening tea, they always were very cordial and on their toes to make... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erode, India
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Orbitz, Priceline, Tingo, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Otel so you can book your Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai

236 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (217)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (28)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (37)
Viewed
Room/suite (55)
Viewed
Bathroom (14)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Other (60)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Near Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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) #10 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #12 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #15 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras) #20 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
150

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer