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“Hotel Is Nice But Do Not Book Hotel's Tourist Cab” 4 of 5 stars
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GRT Grand
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120, Sir Thyagaraya Road | T.Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India   |  
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Ranked #23 of 341 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Hotel Is Nice But Do Not Book Hotel's Tourist Cab”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

Hotel is excellent. I will stay there again and again. But the people who are in charge of booking hotel's tourist car (in the lobby) are not straight forward. We called from our room to rent a Ford Icon for 4 hours. They said it is available and the rate is Rs.750.00. When we went down to the lobby, the guy said that Icon is not available and he is arranging for a Tata Indica from an outside car rental agency. We agreed. When we asked the rate for Indica for 4 hours, the guy said "it is same as Icon..Rs.750". We could not believe this. Same rental charges for Icon and Indica? Indica should have lesser rate. That is what our previous experiences were. Since we were in a hurry, we had to agree. At the end of the 4 hours trip, we gave the driver Rs.750.00 in cash and he gave no receipt. We think the lobby guy and the car rental agency or its driver are hand in hand in this type of things.

Stayed December 2006
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you stay with us.

I have made note of the candid feedback that you have given and would like to assure you that necessary corrections would be brought in, from our end.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2007

A very nice modern Hotel with good helpful and friendly staff. Rooms very spacious and well appointed, but not very 'indian'. The Buffet restaurant was OK but the a la carte menu was better and cheaper if you don't have a huge appetite. The in-house Indian restaurant was absolutely superb, both food and decor. Wine was also available. The Spencer Plaza Shopping Centre is only a cheap TukTuk ride away, and all the tourist attractions are within easy reach.

  • Liked — Clean and efficient
  • Disliked — Irregular restauarant opening times
  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
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Bellevue, WA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2006

I only stayed here one night and certainly everything was 5-star.

However, you expect that when you are paying $240 a night (for a suite mind you) for a hotel in India.

Very clean and bright, and the staff are extra friendly. I had some great chats with some of the food and beverage supervisors in the bar ...

The restaurant, The Copper Pot, is excellent and moderately priced. I have had curry all over the world and the lamb curry they do is up there with the best.

Overall, this is definitely 5-star, but just a little too expensive, especially considering it is next door to the Residency Towers which is about half the price for an equally comfortable stay.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — A bit too expensive
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2006

We married in Chennai in December 2004 and my in-laws booked this hotel for our wedding night. We knew it was reasonably priced, as we were on a budget, but didn't know what else to expect. What we did get was a large professional clean modern hotel! The room was a decent size, clean and great decor with a nice bathroom. The lobby is impressive and the in-house restaurant served great food! Cant recommend this hotel enough! I stayed one night at the very expensive Sheraton before my wedding and the GRT grand was just as good for much much less. We were also pleased to see they left a cake and a basket of fruit in our room to make our special day more special! Nice to see a hotel that takes time to do the little extras. Stay at the Grand days and have a comfortable, friendly stay.

  • Liked — Value for money and clean bright rooms
  • Stayed December 2004, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
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Lund
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2006

Most of the time Chennai is congested, polluted, hot and pretty chaotic. Staying at GRT Grand Days is cool and comfortable. It's a welcome haven in a difficult city. The hotel is located kind of between the shopping and the business area. Most of the places you would want to go are just a short autoride away (unless you get stuck in a traffic jam), The interior architecture gives the hotel an interesting ambience. The rooms are situated around an open space extending from the ground floor lobby and up through the entire building. Two glass elevators carry guests up and down from the lobby, much like astronauts on their way to and from the launch pad. So if you are scared of heights it might be a bit scary to stay high up in the building as only the floor railing separates you from the abyss. I stayed there with my family (including two small kids) although Grand Days caters primarily to a (mainly Indian) business clientele. We had a room on the top floor (9th) with uninterupted views over southwestern Chennai. The children loved the elevator rides! The service and staff was good and flexible and you can tell that the place is under good management. Even at 4.30 in the morning when we checked out things were just as efficient and friendly as during daytime.

  • Liked — The efficiency of the service and the effortlessness in staying there.
  • Disliked — Being surrounded by males talking on mobile phones in the restaurant.
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't use the expensive minibar. Buy your own stuff at Spencer Plaza.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2006

Excellent service. Hotel staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. Rooms are also large, very cosy and clean. Except for the lack of TV programmes in the English language, this hotel is highly recommended as a home away from home for a foreign traveller...

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
General Manager
HP: 9840964282
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2006

Rooms are large, comfortable and well appointed with emperor bed, sofa and chair, kettle, minibar and hairdryer. Complimentary mineral water, fruit, chocolates and newspaper. Immaculately clean with good housekeeping service. Two restaurants open but there are normally three. Food superb and maitre D very helpful on choices. Service exceptional. A hotel that we would highly recommend as a retreat from the bustle of Chennai.

Stayed January 2006
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at GRT Grand, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
General Manager
HP: 9840964282
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about GRT Grand

Address: 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road | T.Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#19 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#20 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#24 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — GRT Grand 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GRT Grand, the best four star accommodations in India, has on offer the best possible lodging in town. With over 133 rooms of sheer luxury, GRT Grand provides rooms for the travelling executive at most affordable rates. Coupled with facilities such as in-house conference halls, convention centers and restaurants, we offer you our complete hospitality with a specially trained crew to make sure your stay with us is surely grand. ... more   less 
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