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Ambica Empire
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   #79, 100 Feet Road | 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras) 600026, India   |  
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Ranked #158 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Good Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Hard to miss. Bank on the vadapalani road. The lobby looks very ornate. However, the rooms are very basic. The flooring was very cold with A/C running in full blast and no carpeted or wooden flooring. Other than that, the stay was quite good. Comfortable bed and clean room.

The restaurant was a bit crammed. They had arranged the breakfast spread in the corridor leading to the lift. Could have done it better.

Overall a decent property and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

They try and cheat you out of more money after your booking. Annoying room service too. I had a bad experience with them throughout my stay. The porters are helpful though. Front desk treat you like criminals

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Our second stay at this hotel. The staff really care and respect foreigners. The chef went out his way to prepare Jain food for us. Food was nice (South Indian) and good spread for breakfast. We are small eaters and staff was concerned that food might be no good. We have to explain the food was excellent but we are small eaters.

The management of this hotel are very competent.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The hotel looks good from outside. good ambience, good rooms gym spa bla bla bla.
but staying here was a not so good experience. to start, i stayed there for 3 nights on two different occasions in same week. two different rooms, different floors. but same kind of problems.

poor maintenence.

the wall sockets broken, tv cable wires broken so u get to see only a few channels clear. shower knob broken. coffee kettle not working. almirah door does not lock. and to add to it continuous humming sound specially on top floor. with a jhankar beats kinda effect of trafiic sound all night long.

food was good, i had a la carte as well as buffet.

Room Tip: dont take top floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

overall it is the nice palace to stay. Services was good. Staff persons are also good. But Breakfast was same all days nothing change. And i found best deal via cleartrip for this Hotel Ambica Empire.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

As soon as you enter this hotel you feel as is you have entered a palace.
The hotel receptions is made to resemble the entrance of a palace with beautiful ceilings and antique art pieces all around.
The rooms are clean and well kept.
The food has got multiple options and is very tasty.
The service though lags behind and spoils the over all experience.
It appears that the hotel is running short of their man power.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 9 days. Had problems with card key and power supply for first couple of days. Thanks to Mr. Shabir, who sorted out the problems effectively The rest of the stay was quite comfortable, The food was not up to the mark, but the restaurant staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambica Empire

Address: #79, 100 Feet Road | 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras) 600026, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambica Empire 3.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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