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 333 Chennai (Madras) hotels

Madras Hotel Ashoka

47, Pantheon Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 600 008, India
Hotel amenities
Madras Hotel Ashoka
Ranked #128 of 333 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Chennai (Madras)
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

42 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please avoid this hotel if possible. Although, the location is excellent and felt very safe as a single woman travelling with a young child, found the lack of sanitation completely off putting. Every morning, there were rat dropping all around the bathroom sink and different areas throughout the room. This was cleaned away during the day by hotel staff, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had been to this hotel for two nights on an official work. The campus of hotel is very big. The hotel must be very nice once upon a time. However, due to lac of up-keeping, it looks dated now. Rooms are fairly neat and clean but the fixtures are not maintained properly. Doors and window frames to are unattended. This... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Even though there are a few new hotels and service apartments in chennai, i still prefer the old Madras Ashoka hotel for the rooms are clean and food is brilliant. and it's in the center of the city. the prices though could have been a little lesser. I would still go back to this hotel :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The hotel is good but old.The bathrooms are spacious ,but no modern amenities.two blocks are very old.one block is new.The main advantage is the hotel is situated in the heart of city.very near to railway stations.The restaurant is good ,but only vegetarian dishes are available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A great choice , the rooms are large and clean , an old hotel but full of charm , the staff are very proffessional , well trained . Stayed for three days , really enjoyed our stay , we ate every meal at their restaurant , simply superb as stated in all the comments , fantastic stay , highly reccommended... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
65 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We had been to the restaurant for lunch many times in the past 25 yrs. The amazing thing is there is no change from the staff to furniture and cutlery and the food tastes great as always.A variety is served for thali and food is sumptuous and the service will make you over eat. A real wonderful experience of old... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

They have two type of meals, South Indian and Andhra thaali. The menu for both of them is similar except that the Andhara thaali has Pappulu podi,ghee and kongura chutney as additions. I have had both the Tallis. The taste is authentic and awe some. The ghee they supply has the taste od suddh ghee. They supply puri/chapatis before the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have been to Chennai only twice. Once in 2009 and second in 2012, Both the times we have stayed in Egmore Ashoka Hotel. The Hotel is nicely located and nice parking lot, And it has a nice spacious compound. The hotel employees were very friendly and they have mostly very senior members for responsible posts. The restaurant was the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We came for the wedding party. The hotel property is very old one. We checked in the room and found the room was full of smell. They have used lotion to clean the room as the floor is made from tiles. It was difficult for us to breath. The bathroom was full of cockroach. We has small kids and they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bangalore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have been a guest since 10 years' + . Whenever I am in Chennai, I choose this place to stay for its comfortable and homely. Clean and spacious rooms with friendly staff. All though the hotel is old, it has its charm. The food in the restaurant is just amazing, very tasty and clean too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Madras Hotel Ashoka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Madras Hotel Ashoka

Address: 47, Pantheon Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 600 008, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 333 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Madras Hotel Ashoka, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Madras Hotel Ashoka to your Saves list