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“Not worth!” 2 of 5 stars
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Fortel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3,Gandhi-Irwin Road | Near Egmore Railway Station, Chennai (Madras) 600008, India (Egmore)   |  
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Ranked #119 of 336 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Bangalore
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“Not worth!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is located about 5 minutes walk from Egmore and 10minutes drive from Chennai Central. This is the only plus point if you are reaching Chennai by train/bus.

The hotel is not maintained well. The rooms are not so great for the price. If you need a sound sleep without any disturbance then perhaps this is not nice place as you can hear the trains running and vehicle honking from your room.

My room was not cleaned even after requesting twice. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 7:30am but on all the days of my stay they were not ready even at 8am.

Mosquitos!!!! Everywhere in the lobby and the restaurant. Luckily not in the rooms!

So simply avoid if possible.

Room Tip: If you can not avoid, please take the room away from the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Please Please don't use banquet in hotel fortal Chennai egmore.

It was one of the worst management in Chennai compare to all .

They will treat u as a slave not like the customer.

Specially the manager an old lady , she doesn't know to talk with the customer she will use all bad and worst words.

So please don't go for hotel fortel

Room Tip: The Worst Hotel in Chennai
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Rooms are very nice but the service and the amenities provided by the hotel has to be improved. Food was also good. Only thing is that for the lunch and dinner it is almost the same food. Other than that quality is good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chennai
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for three days which is was pleasant and comfortable.food was very tasty. Very nice and cooperative staff. Nice to stay here. Only draw back is near railway station.at times noisy. R else a cool one!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The USP of the hotel is its location. I was on an official trip to Chennai.I had to take local trains to reach various parts of city.Fortel's location made it easier to return late with convenience. Rooms are clean. good housekeeping. Restaurant needs some improvement in terms of no. of buffet food items. we had very less items to choose from.

Room Tip: Road facing rooms are best especially above 4th floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Chennai
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

My stay with this hotel was very comfortable within my Budget. All Service provided was Super. Rooms are cleaned well regularly. Everything is working perfect. It is equipped with large no of rooms & two restaurants and it is available very near to egmore railway station.

Room Tip: Take rooms in 13th Floor. Nice to see the city.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Suppose to be a good hotel initially but not the response is too bad, loud music when some one waits at the lobby because of function in the basement hall. No hot water only warm water, price was too good as stay one day get another day free

Cooperate staff

Room Tip: For price wise good
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3,Gandhi-Irwin Road | Near Egmore Railway Station, Chennai (Madras) 600008, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras) > Egmore , Nungambakkam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 336 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fortel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fortel, Chennai, is a recently developed Business Class Hotel located at a prime spot at Egmore, the commercial business district of the city, which enables your business enhancement and also shopping and leisure at hand. It is closed to both the historical railway stations Egmore & Central which connects the north and south of India. Airport (Domestic & international) is 14km away. Fortel, Chennai, presents 95 aesthetically designed contemporary rooms and suites emphasizing the needs of the business traveler. ... more   less 
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