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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)
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“Best experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is one of those places which is a must stay in. If you cant afford it, save up for it. It will be a treat to your self which you will not regret. The staff are great and extremely polished. The food is great. Closest to perfection!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is an old heritage property with beautiful rooms, the furniture is antique and well maintained. Service was impeccable and the breakfast lavish. For my travel around the city I got an ambassador car through the hotel and Mr Srinivasan the chauffeur was one of the best I have met. Check-in and check-out were swift. All in all a great place to stay in Chennai.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I landed in Chennai after 6 years and reached hotel few hours before scheduled check-in time. Was pleasantly surprised when I was handed the room key warmly without even doing usual tantrums like let me check it for you sir, or our usual check-in timings are blah blah. Stafff was very courteous and friendly..
Over next three days I enjoyed the warm atmosphere, including GYM, restaurants and Pool and all this in between my hectic business schedule full of meetings and sudden requests from partners to accommodate more meetings..
Do try the Non Veg Nalli Biryani (Can't go wrong with it)

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Situated next door to Spencer Plaza, this hotel is a wonderful base to explore the vibrant city of Chennai. Close to Express Avenue Mall and a short Auto ride to T Nagar. The hotel has spacious and modern rooms which are well equipped and the range of food option is superb. With a large outdoor pool, spa and hairdressers it definitely caters to all your holiday needs.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Ahmedabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The quiet hotel with spacious rooms and friendly staff is a delight after a long journey/ long day at work. I stay in Taj Connemara very often and is perfect for casual as well as business travellers. The gym is fully equipped, the swimming pool is beautiful and the pub is vibrant.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

And always a pleasure to stay. Things slow down and a oasis of tranquility in Chennai. Highly recommended . The pool and the central courtyard is a great place to unwind. Verandah is a great place for breakfast

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Hospitality was at its best in this hotel, staff so receptive to your requests. Very friendly and helpful staff members. very comfortable rooms with good amenities. There were minor problems with the shower cable but was rectified immediately. Food was excellent. Location is central as we had gone with the core objective of shopping for south indian saris on the occasion of our son's wedding, we were very happy with the close proximity to all stores. We had a great holiday-cum-purpose shopping because after a tiring day; we were so comfortable in the room with super tasting food each day.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai

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