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“A boutique hotel that looks like a club.” 3 of 5 stars
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The Park Pod
4.5 of 5 Inn   |   23/13 Khader Nawaz Khan Road, | Chennai (Madras) 600006, India, Chennai (Madras) 600006, India   |  
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Ranked #16 of 225 Chennai (Madras) B&B and Inns
Gurgaon, India
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A boutique hotel that looks like a club.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Great rooms, All big brands in interior design are used. Awesome toilets help take the stress away.
You are greeted by Rajnikant (Caricature on wall) as soon as you enter the room.

But thats about it. The breakfast has very limited options. The reception is a glass box structure where I did not find an AC.
Cleaning happens in the open to sky court all the time and it is not a pleasant sight when one checks into the hotel.
A great room is all that this hotel has on offer. And the location is great.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Mr. Amitabh,

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us during your recent visit to Chennai.
I am glad we met your expectation of our rooms, however, our endeavor is to exceed them and I assure you that the efforts are ongoing. Each of the areas you have marked your feedback as okay are being focused upon and I assure you that effective measures will be taken with regard to your comments regarding the air conditioning in the reception, breakfast options and on-going cleaning.

We at The Park Pod Chennai look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Chennai.

Regards,
Cameron Quintal
Director | Operations
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

it has no customers, no reception, hardly anything called service, no one comes to dine...it looks empty..no place for guests...overpriced..

more a house owner trying to run a hotel....attempt at hotel running but not happening..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Mr. Deven,

I write to you to acknowledge your feedback given to us. We have taken a special note of your feedback/ suggestions on your experience during your recent stay at The Park Pod . We do regret that we did not succeed to match your expectations on the facilities or ambience of the hotel; Your comments have been shared with the management for appropriate action to be taken.

We thank you once again for your valuable feedback. We hope to welcome you back during your next visit to Chennai.

Regards,
Cameron Quintal
Director | Operations
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Chennai
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153 reviews 153 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The moment you set your foot inside this place the who environment changes from chaotic to sublime. There is a zen feel to this place which is so rare in Chennai. The POD is Chennai's island of peace. The food in signature (Italian)is outstanding, the service is good. There is limited choices in the menu but every item is well thought and crafted. The taste will bring you back. The ambiance is loaded. Over all a classy place. It is expensive then it is worth it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Mr. Praveen,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Park Pod, Chennai. All of us at The Park Pod are delighted to know that you had a memorable experience and that you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant , Italia. The Kitchen team focuses all their efforts on our service and the quality of food that we serve. Your kind and motivating words will definitely go a long way in motivating the team at the hotel to serve you better with your every visit. The location of the hotel is one of our plus points as even though we are located in the heart of the city it is very quiet ,private and detached from the bustling city.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward welcoming you during your next visit in the near future.

Regards,
Cameron Quintal
Director | Operations
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Bangalore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

When I entered the Park Pod, it really did take me by surprise. It was that perfect Private space that I wanted after my friend had a break-up. The rooms were super clean, fab-food and an Awesome stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Mr. Sachin,

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Park Pod, Chennai. All of us at The Park Pod are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that our services were to your satisfaction. We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable and satisfactory meal at our restaurant, Italia at The Park Pod as the Kitchen Team focuses all its efforts on the quality of the food that we serve. We thank you for your gracious comments.

It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us during you recent visit to Chennai. We look forward to welcoming you during your next visit in the near future.

Regards,
Sudhanshu Singh
Director | Operations
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Park Pod recently and it turned out to be a refreshingly different and pleasant experience when compared to my other hotel stays, the hotel is beautifully designed and offers a quiet and private stay even though you are in the centre of the city, it has one beautiful Italian restaurant serving Authentic Italian cuisine. Rooms are in the range of Rs 4500 exclusive of taxes, breakfast buffet is limited but good. Will definitely return!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Mr. Jayant,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park Pod, Chennai. All of us at The Park Pod are happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that our services were to your satisfaction. Your feedback motivates all of us to sustain and enhance our efforts on our service and quality.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and hope to become the preferred destination for you whenever you travel to Chennai.

Regards,
Sudhanshu Singh
Director | Operations
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great hotel, I have stayed it other park hotels as well, though I think that this hotel has a great ambiance The pool side area is done up really well and is a great place to sit and enjoy a relaxed evening with a drink or two. The menu is limited to only Italian food, though the they can provide Indian food on request from their other Park hotel which is in the vicinity. Rooms are quite large as well, and the staff are great.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Mr. Jayanth,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Park Pod, Chennai. All of us at The Park Pod are happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that our services were to your satisfaction. Your feedback motivates all of us to sustain and enhance our efforts on our service and quality.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and hope to become the preferred destination for you whenever you travel to Chennai.

Regards,
Sudhanshu Singh
Director | Operations
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very nice hotel with nice spacious rooms, the unconventional art adds a lot of character to the room. Excellent authentic Italian food available in the restaurant as well as room service. The staff are friendly as well. Keep up the good work guys!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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TheParkChennai, Manager at The Park Pod, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Dear Ms. Rashmi,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. All of us at The Park Pod are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that our services were to your satisfaction. We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable and satisfactory meal at our restaurant, Italia at The Park Pod as the Kitchen Team focuses all its efforts on the quality of the food that we serve. We thank you for your gracious comments. Your feedback motivates all of us to sustain and enhance our efforts on our service and quality.
It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward welcoming you during your next visit to Chennai.

Regards,
Sudhanshu Singh
Director | Operations
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Address: 23/13 Khader Nawaz Khan Road, | Chennai (Madras) 600006, India, Chennai (Madras) 600006, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 225 B&Bs / Inns in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Park Pod 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park Pod is a 20 room boutique hotel located in the high street of Chennai’s fashion district - Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam. Designed by Vikram Phadke, this elegant contemporary hotel features a collection of individualistic spaces. A driveway studded with twinkling lights slips into a space dominated by floating lights & lots of lustrous glass. Enjoy a swim in the startling red mosaic-tiled lap pool while the Resident DJ plays lounge & house tracks. ... more   less 
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