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“Needs Makeover” 3 of 5 stars
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Le Royal Meridien Chennai
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 GST Road | St Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600016, India   |  
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Ranked #36 of 336 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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“Needs Makeover”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

Stayed in the Meridien Chennai for two nights. Lobby ok. Exterior of the hotel - hmm - tatty to name it (example: when the walls were painted the contractors obviously did not know about adhesive tape to protect the window frames from colour spots).

The room was old and smelly. Furniture was used up almost completely, electrical insulation from the 1970ies, old TV and the room was not really clean.

The breakfast was average to poor - the service was bad. The cook forgot my order on all two occasions. Orange juice was available only in Tetra packs - not fresh. The staff was ripping the plates off the table before you could empty your mouth. Not a great esperience.

The discounted rate was EURO 270 for two nights including tax. Don`t forget the tax in India. This has always been an issue when discussing room rates.

Final verdict: Not a 5-star place. Not at all.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

I was on a short business visit (conference) to Chennai when I stayed here. Le-Meridien has all the facilities which is needed to host a summit/conference. One important thing that I would definitely like to mention is the food, most of the menu items were awesome and new to me. I have never has such good unique food in any of the other five star hotels I stayed across India. Excellent hospitality and room service too…

  • Stayed May 2008, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

it is mid on city and near to airport and many business center near and near many hotel and near to beach

Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2010

Can liveup in the cool shades of trees. well build and near to airport. can get best access for going out. Service was good

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

One of the best hotels that i have ever seen. truly comparable to international standards. Love staying here.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

Excellent hotel, worth staying - great experience - cozy and comfortable rooms

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

its really nice hotel and very near to the airport.
if you wanna feel comfort you can go for that.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Le Royal Meridien Chennai

Address: 1 GST Road | St Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600016, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#30 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#32 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Royal Meridien Chennai 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very close to the airport and to several commercial landmarks and strategically located in Chennai’s prime business district, Le Royal Meridien Chennai exudes grace and charisma offering a promise of unrivalled hospitality.Le Royal Méridien Chennai features meeting and banquet space for up 1,500 guests, five restaurants and bars, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a splendid outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool. A travel desk is in the hotel’s lobby assists guests as they experience the sights of Chennai, including the Marina Beach, temple architecture, a vibrant theatre scene, and a five week-long Music Season, one of the world’s largest cultural events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Le Royal Meridien Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Chennai Meridien

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