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“excellent staff n services” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India   |  
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Ranked #23 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“excellent staff n services”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

welcome 2 d old charm of chennai city and deep dive in history and heritage... excellent services and ever smiling helpful staff.... definitely try d local dishes... der r amazin.... rooms r well done... however d access 2 rooms frm main lobbey is a maze... yet a good hotel 2 visit... esp for business tours...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Probably the best the city can offer, though they are newer properties, this is an iconic hotel, full of history, heritage, even though a century has elapsed in excellent condition, great hospitality, service and staff in keeping with the TAJ (TATA) Culture, a place not to be missed

Room Tip: ask for the rooms in the heritage wing, more expensive than the others, but worth every penny
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Well appointed property in the heart of the city. Nice rooms and very courteous staff. The buffet food (breakfast and dinner) could be better. The Japanese restaurant is nice, the bar was good too. Although the restaurants open a bit late than one would like.

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Had the opportunity to stay at Connemara...as always with Taj - excellent service, courteous staff, and good breakfast....the plumbing needs some improvement though as one of the wash basins got choked...
Apart from that, had a good experience

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I was delighted to experience the personal touch and attention demonstrated by the staff at Taj . A special mention to bhaskaran from verandah to have taken such wonderful care of us . The staff understand varied needs of the customers n responds in a manner that is truly satisfying n delighting ... A hotel must go .. Must c .. Must try !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the TAJ - CONNEMARA for 4 nights over the xmas period. The personal touch and attention to detail could not be faulted.
Our room was spotless, the staff were both friendly and professional, the food was appetising.
Value for money. Smiling faces.
What more does a person need ?.

  • 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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Wellington Town, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stay at this hotel!! To set the standard let us begin with the laundry delivered in a leather box with a red carnation. Overwhelmingly superb service during our 3 day stay here. After 7 months in India, spending Christmas here was one of the most pleasant and thoroughly satisfying experiences yet. The buffet breakfast was the best I've sampled and the buffet lunch on Christmas day was a massive spread of vast proportions, flavours and delights. Of the three hotel restaurants, we went to Hip Asia 3 nights in a row as the food and service was so fresh and entertaining we couldn't even bring ourselves to try anything different. We've been in many hotels in India in the last 7 months (including many from the Taj chain) and this is the best by a considerable margin. A massive room with lounge, spotlessly clean, and the most amazing and attentive staff. The impeccable and personable service is a standout feature and reflects on the good training and ongoing management. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • 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
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Address: Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#14 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#16 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#19 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#20 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city's only heritage hotel, built in 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, renamed Albany in 1886, finally re-established as The Connemara in 1890. It was an Art Deco look that the Connemara sported when it ‘reopened’ in 1937. And the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa added his touch to the tower block and linking pool in 1974. Today it is infused with the spirited style of Vivanta by Taj. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai

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