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“Bedbugs, unclean, bad service” 1 of 5 stars
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Samudra Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1111/54, Poonamallee High Road | Periamet Park Town, Chennai (Madras) 600003, India   |  
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Ranked #102 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Pune, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Bedbugs, unclean, bad service”
1 of 5 stars
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We stayed in this hotel for a night to catch a flight next morning. Had few bad experience.
- There were bed bugs and we could not sleep the whole night. We got bug bites all over the body.
- The toilet was not clean enough
- The hotel staff gave us wrong information about touring Chennai so that we could take the taxi from them. They offered us a Taxi for 700 for 5 hours to go to San Thome Church, Saravana Bhavan and Marina beach telling us that we will have to spend more if we take auto, whereas we spent less than 300 in auto.
- Our call taxi was waiting for us in the early morning to pick us up for airport. He informed the front desk reception. But the hotel reception did not bother to call us and inform. I did not find their service good at all. We got delayed because of this.
- There is continuous noise from the road

One good thing about the hotel is that although they are budget hotel they have wifi. The location is also an advantage as it is nearby Central station.

I will not come back to this hotel primarily because of bed bugs.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Dont expect anything else apart from access to the Chennai Central Railway Station. There are too many lodges and hotels near this one, but this the only one offering cheap and neat accommodation. Though you will find garbage in front of the hotel, it wont bother you apart from those times you enter and leave the hotel. But remember, its not your fancy stay. Its business or the night before the train where you only want to take some rest, get freshened and catch the train without any hassle.

Room Tip: Choose only the AC rooms, otherwise you'll end up suffocating to death.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a no frills hotel with nice hospitable stay always eager to help the customers out. There are many eating joints outside and the Station is just 2 minutes walk. A good value for money if you want to travel with friends.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was a stopover journey for us before going to Trivandrum. Therefore we searched a hotel near to the Chennai Central railway station and zeroed on this one.

Pros: One and only, very close to railway station.

Cons: Rooms were very small and bathroom was not very clean which we could have ignored given the price and we had to stay one night only. But we had to deal with another occupant in the room, a big 'RAT'. We informed the reception but none responded our call. In the meantime, Mr RAT was hiding behind the cupboard. At night (around 10) it was again visible running all around us. We called a stuff but he didn't believe us until he saw. Finally we (the stuff and me) had to run for around 15 minutes with brooms before we could kill that. Then the stuff said it was all because of the garbage dump beside the hotel, and we should keep the (only) window shut. In the morning when we again reported it to reception, they also gave the same excuse of the garbage dump. I guess they should have made better protections for the rooms.
No food was available in the hotel.
Overall it was a wrong decision on our side to stay there.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The matter of the fact is, Kids loved to stay here.. They were fond of the room service which they got. They appreciated about the service provided and ambiance in the Hotel. Food's little expensive, but manageable..Well maintained rooms and cleaner toilets. Effectively a budget hotel for a family for short stay ..

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I would strongly recommend this hotel for economic users. I had a one day stay with no hazzles. The hotel is close to the railway station and serves the purpose for people who commute by train. The place is clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: If your priority is to have a nice sleep ask for room 102. A cozy dark room best suited for sleep.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calcutta,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Located at Poonamallee High Road which falls between the Central and Egmore stations, Samudra Inn is an excellent place to put up in Chennai. The room was very clean and so was the wash room. The staff was well mannered and helpful too. Because of its close proximity to the two principal junctions, Samudra Inn is and should always be the best place to put up in Chennai. A big thumbs up to Samudra Inn...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1111/54, Poonamallee High Road | Periamet Park Town, Chennai (Madras) 600003, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
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Ranked #102 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Samudra Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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