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“Absolute comfort in the heart of the city!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Residency
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.49, G.N.Chetty Road,, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India   |  
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Ranked #35 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
New Delhi, India
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolute comfort in the heart of the city!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Neat and clean rooms with a great view of the city from the higher floors makes for a delightful stay at The Residency. The rooms at the back look out over Chennai's famous SAREE shopping hub at T. Nagar, which is just a few minutes away. The Chinese Restaurant and the Coffee Shop were really good. Room service is prompt enough. The staff quite helpful, and the breakfast (if it is part of your room plan) is sumptuous and truly filling. The location of The Residency also makes it a convenient place to get local transport. The Wi-fi access works well. When I stayed there, there was parrot in the lobby that was reading the fortunes of guests. I did not want to know mine. But anyway, if it has not flown away by now, then you could try it out for fun!! All in all, one can book in to The Residency with a sense of confidence. A good place to stay!!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

The Residency is a very clean hotel that provides great value for the money paid.
We spent two nights here. We were more than satisfied!
The location cannot be beat. Very central and right in the thick of T.Nagar!

Breakfast was included in our room price.(very nice as well).

The gym is decent; and there is a professional to help / guide you at the gym.
Elevators are somewhat slow. (there are only 6 floors or so).


I have eaten at the restaurants on several other occassions.

Important:
1. All guests need Government issued Photo ID. (No credit cards with photos).
2. Check-out is 24 hours time....which means, you have the room for 24 hours from the moment you check-in. This is very convenient if you are taking late night flights, etc.

Room Tip: Elevators are slow; so get a room on the lower floor.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We stayed 3 nights in July 2011. The room was spacious and well equipped for a business traveler. The room and toilet were modern and clean. The view out of the window is dull. WiFi internet access was reliable and fast. The hotel has an excellent gym on the top floor.
The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was huge and quite tasty. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Hotel was good.

Rooms are almost like 5 Star Hotel rooms, though due to ageing they are smelling, the pesticide smell is all around that was the only NEGATIVE THING i had.

Breakfast is really good, you will be lost in variety, food taste was also genuinely good.

Service is excellent, hotel staff is damm good, they will really care for you.

Gym at top floor was a eye opener, good instructor and small but enough equipment levels, totally neat and clean. Though BOSE MUSIC SYSTEM speakers were switched off when i went there in morning.

Rooms are designed in 5 Star room like manner, lot of small small things are there, separate working table, Wi-Fi Internet service is also very good, nicely designed cup boards, tea-coffee stand, very cosy environment. Bed was of Superlative comfort. Central AC also worked well, no noise.

Recommended if you can't afford their new Hotel Residency Towers, which is little more expensive.

Room Tip: Just take care of the pesticide smell, rest all fine
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 October 9, 2011

I have been to the Residency a couple of years back and we (my Family along with a few relatives) recently went there (in March 2011) and i was pleasantly surprised with the same courtesy levels.. I wanted to take my relatives some hotel nice & where the food is yummy and i always try food where i have good experiences before..

Residency is furnished with interior decorations & it looks even better than the last time.. The food tastes great like i remember the last time, a hassle-free car parking, and everything will be a piece of cake from the beginning till the end.. It was a great experience for me & my family.. I recommend it to anyone who wanna have a taste of Yummy food.. Go & have a great time..

Room Tip: Pick a room that has a great view or that is near the Fire escape.. (Just in case)!!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Had been there after the renovation work was done.. the rooms very well designed...
The breakfast spread is good.. If you need a good price for the rooms, you will need to do a bit of negotiation with the Reservations...

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This is by farone of th ebest hotels I have stayed in. I have been staying here during my trips to Chennai for over 10 years. Many staff are still the same ! The best part of this hotel is the break fast buffet. For someone travelling on work, this is a buffet that can beat any 5 star. DO NOT FORGET to taste their tea. Yea.. just the humble tea at the break fast buffet made from tea dicoction mixed in front of you ! The feedback form in the room is always acted upon. The price is reasonable and you can be sure that your friendcant get a better price just because he works for a bigger company. This hotel does NOT give discounts to any and keeps the price rational.

Room Tip: All rooms are really good and recently renovated. Dont worry !
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.49, G.N.Chetty Road,, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 338 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Residency 4*
Number of rooms: 112
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