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Bell Hotel - Chennai
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Door No 21, New Door No 47 | Poonamallee High Road, Periamet, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu, 600003, India   |  
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Ranked #45 of 343 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Happy to choose Bell”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I was on a one day trip to Chennai with my wife and have to book a decent hotel with good bus and train connectivity. I have come across Bell and I know about standard of Bell as I am from Madurai. I looked at their website and sent an email for booking as they have rooms with tariff ranging from 2k(it does not show in any other booking websites).
Booked a double room for 2k, and was pleasantly surprised by looking at the room. It was too good for that money and the location which is 5 mins walk from Central Station. It had Wi-Fi, good interior, bed and pillows, cupboard, safe, chairs etc. with adequate light and centralized A/C. Had LCD TV with airtel d2h connection. Bath room was also too good with adequate power supply for electric shavers and separate glass fitted bath place with good shower. Entire room & bathrooms were very clean. Nonstop hot water was available.
The room was facing towards railway line and you might hear the sound but it was not disturbing. Staffs were courteous. The food was good, but costly. Restaurant again was very well maintained with efficient servers. If they serve in your room then add 20% extra. Anyhow there are lot of good vegetarian and non-vegetarian restaurants nearby. Hence you can limit your food in the hotel restaurant.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your recent stay at our hotel.

By reading your feedback, we got to understand that your stay was pleasant and that our accomodations and services were acceptible to you.

We look forward to your next visit to Chennai.

Please contact us for any future requirement.


Yours in Service,

Bagya Lakshmi S
Accommodation Officer
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  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I stayed in this Hotel with family i.e. Wife & 2 kids for 3 Nights from 7th Nov 2012. Initially I was apprehensive as the booking was made on just a phone call, from their website, with no initial deposit money etc unlike in other hotels / places. But when I reached the Hotel, the scenario was entirely different. It's located diagonally opposite the Rippon building & Chennai central. The reception staff was good & very helpful. Special thanks to Mr. Manikandan (Mani) / Mr. Prashant. Yes, it's located in busy Periyamet area, but there is no disturbance. The roof mounted A/c in the room was powerful & silent with good clean bathroom. The stay was comfortable. Restaurant is in the ground floor, clean & serves tasty Indian food. The staff is well behaved, courteous. No crowd & excellent service. I liked the hotels' standard, service and staff's helping nature. They are helpful in all matters including speaking with the taxi drivers when faced with language problem, as many of them speak local language only. It is worth for money. Good... Keep it up...

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

We at Bell Hotel - Chennai thank you for your appreciation of your experiences in our Hotel.

We shall strive hard to live up to your assessment in the years to come.

We look forward to your next visit to Chennai.

Please contact us for any future requirement.


Yours in Service,

Bagya Lakshmi S
Accommodation Officer
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Chennai
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I had booked a double room in this hotel for attending a conference in Chennai one month prior to my arrival. I and my cousin sister, both in our early twenties were attending this conference.

However, the day we arrived, the receptionist refused to give us a room because apparently they couldn't allow two unmarried people of different genders to stay together even if they are cousins!
They were not even ready to provide us with two single rooms. During booking, the ages and genders were provided and the hotel never mentioned anything then about there being a problem.

Finally, we were left without a place to stay, at 10pm at night and that too in an alien city. Because we didn't have any other reservation, it was only with great difficulty that we managed to find a hotel. And that too was well above our budget.

It is very disappointing to see that a hotel of such good repute would be this careless and shake the trust of customers who choose this hotel. It was a terrible mistake to go for Bell Central!

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are extremely concerned to note your dissatisfaction in the following area - unavailability of a room to accommodate you. Please accept our sincere apology.

We want you to know that the comments & suggestions we receive from our Guests are taken seriously. Your willingness to share your recent experience is genuinely appreciated.

Please be assured that the issues you have raised have been addressed, and the appropriate action has been taken.

We want to thank you for taking the time to share your concern with us.

We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you the best in your business, personal endeavours.

If you have any clarification, please do not hesitate to call us.

With Regards,

Bagya Lakshmi S
Accommodation Officer
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Excellent service, comfortable stay, Budgeted hotel. Hotel have good interior finishing. Very good and kind staff's. This is my second visit to the hotel. I like the hotels' standard service and staff's kindness. It is very near to Chennai, Central & Egmore railway stations and center of the city. It is valuable for money. Good... Keep it up...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

We want to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

We look forward to your continued patronage and wish you the best in your business, personal endeavours.

Regards,

Bagya Lakshmi S
Accommodation Officer
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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed two nights in this hotel in August 2012 and we like it. The room was quiet, the bed confortable, the bathroom convenient, the shower powerfull, but the cleanliness of the ground was average (of course it's india, but for this price a little bit disappointing). We particulary like the restaurant of this hotel, certainly the best hotel local food of all our indian trip (the best palak paneer we have eaten in all India). You must try it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

my husband and i stayed at Bell Central in june 2012 for about 3 nights. we loved our stay. the rooms were very comfortable and cozy, bathrooms very clean. the railways were situated behind our rooms but it was not that noisy.
the staff at the hotel were very helpful and prompt. as i had an earlier booking with them, the check in was very fast.
it is very near to all the places that we visited. autos easily available, even the guard is very helpful and quickly hails an auto when you want to go out.
we had room service a couple of times, as nearest clean restaurant is bout 5-10 min walk. food taste was average.
lastly i love the ambience of this hotel, although from outside you can be skeptical, but once you step inside, its just wonderful.
am already planning our next stay at Bell Central Chennai.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Room is a little small, but the bathroom is big very neat. The hotel is adjacent to the local train track so the sound and vibration of the passing by train is very evident. The service is very good. The b'fast had only few items but the items that were available were good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Address: Old Door No 21, New Door No 47 | Poonamallee High Road, Periamet, Chennai (Madras) Tamil Nadu, 600003, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 343 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bell Hotel - Chennai 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BELL HOTEL - CHENNAI is a building which has heritage that goes back to 1930's. The restored theme reflects of the culture, heritage and the life of what the city was called then "Madras". The hotel has a 50 cover multi-cuisine restaurant "Bell Restaurant". With a total of 51 rooms, we have furnished all the rooms in contemporary style. The rooms are equipped with LCD Televisions with satellite connection and Wi-Fi for internet access, and other essential services. ... more   less 
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