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“Comfortable and Lively” 4 of 5 stars
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Samaya Inn a Lane
Old No. 5 & 6 III Street, | Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600006, India   |  
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Ranked #59 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Coimbatore
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“Comfortable and Lively”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

Actually one of my friend recommended this hotel and i went with my friends. Samaya Inn is very nice place to stay when compared with others because we felt like in home. Everything we need is situated near by this inn and services are easily accessible. Interiors of the are decorated with a theme i feel. communication facilities in hotel are too good with Television,internet, Telephone etc. If you choose these kinds of hotel to stay with friends it will nice.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

Samaya Inn a Lane is a comfortable Serviced Apartment in Chennai. Its a small cozy place with all the comforts you need. The rooms are clean, fresh towels, sheets etc. The aircon, the TV, the separate glass shower, the wardrobes etc were all just fine.

The staff at Samaya are very accomodating. Its a bed and breakfast place - you get toast, with egg, butter, jam and a glass of juice which was adequate. There is a super market just opposite this place. This is an upmarket area and there are a lot of restaurants and boutiques around. The Apollo hospitals is just around the corner.

The owner is a very friendly person who is also very helpful who also let my 16 year old cousin who was staying alone for a couple of days after we left stay at a discount. She took special care of him.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2010

I came to Chennai for medical treatment at the Apollo Speciality Hospital, accompanied by my wife. While staying the first month in a hotel, we were on the lookout for a suitable serviced apartment with cooking facilities, closer to the hospital. After checking out many apartments, we were very pleased to have found Samaya Inn A Lane, which is clean, convenient and homely. It is located in an upmarket residential area, with the roads lined with flowering shade trees. The apartments are very clean and tastefully furnished, with a mini frig and a flat screen TV. The supermarket immediately opposite the apartment block is a real asset. Continental breakfast is provided as a part of the package. If one is tired of doing ones own cooking, there are plenty of quality restaurants within walking distance to eat, take away or for home delivery. The locality is interspersed with a few offices and many shops selling designer clothes. Internet facilities are provided free of charge and this is a boon to those who want to be in touch with the world. The main Apollo Hospital is within a minute walk. The staff is very courteous and ever willing to please but I wish they could have been more fluent in English. The owner, Samantha has been very helpful and accommodating and went out of the way to help us on many occasions. We would be leaving shortly after a pleasant stay of close to a month. I have no hesitation in recommending the apartments, especially for long term guests.
Walter A. G. Sri Lanka

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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basra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

I felt safe and comfortable.the 24-hour internet service was very helpful.A supermarket is just in
front of the house.It was easy to reach city center,
main hospitals,main market and books store.
Madam Samatha, the owner of this place is a special person she would support you with informations about the city.in summary I felt it was a home.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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bangalore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

A home away from home , a place where the heart feels secure and the mind is relaxed ...no fears to drive you crazy , a kind and efficient staff thank god your never going to be in a frenzy ... this is no palace im talking about , no not even a five star hotel , im actually talking about a cute , clean caring space not a cold caluclating one .... one that comforts you right away .... in the heart of the city , and yet so affordable .... all i can say being the jet setter i am , that i had a wonderful time and a great experience at this high energy bed and breakfast inn .....way to go i hope everyone who goes there will experience the tranquility and peace i did ....thank you everyone at samaya inn a lane ...

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

Samaya Inn a Lane was recommended by a friend and we decided to give it a shot. We were pleasantly surprised to find a cozy, quiet little place with five well-appointed rooms and four more being added next door. My two boys felt like it was a home away from home.

Samaya's greatest asset is its location, there is a supermarket across the road, Apollo Hospital is near by, the bus-stop is a short walk, the US Consulate is also nearby. The area also has some of the best restaurants and shops in the city!

We were initially a little concerned that there was no restaurant attached but a quick look around the area made that concern vanish. There are fantastic places to eat within a five-minute walk from Samaya. And just in case we didn't want to venture out, we had take away menus from the eateries around provided so that we could order in. A complimentary continental breakfast is also provided.

The staff were and proprietor were most accommodating, and ensured that our every request was met. They even organized our airport pick-up and travel around the city.

Overall we had a great experience and at a price that was easy our pockets! Will definitely not look another place if we are visiting Chennai again!

  • Liked — Small homely feel, location and price
  • Disliked — No view, recreation area
  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Old No. 5 & 6 III Street, | Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600006, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premium 8 room Bed & Breakfast located in the most fashionable neighborhood. Each room is air-conditioned and is equipped with LCD Tv,mini refrigerator, electronic safe. High speed WiFi is complimentary.We have 24hr back up generator in case of power failure.Centrally located in Wallace Garden, its closer to Hospitals, Popular Gymnasiums, and High end fashion stores like Espirt,UCB, Nautica, Evoluzione.Popular hangouts like Subway, Barista, Amadora and about 22 eating places with cuisines ranging from Indian,Italian, Chinese, Greek are all close by. We are also about 1.6 km from the US Consulate . ... more   less 
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