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Alappuzha, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wanna know how a typical old chennai house looks like, this is the place for you. Everything is neat and clean. And the staffs are friendly. You can meet travelers around the world here. Only downside was i didn't get any bill after paying!! That's suspicious.

Thank Nandu_Muraleedharan
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is definitely not the cleanest place in India. There is a lot of charm in this old guest house. A maze of corridors, stairs and patios. The rooms are unequal in quality, so you'll have to check a few before settling on price and your choice. Watch out, after agreeing on the price we were charged an extra 50Rs...

Thank FredericFur
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night and it was great! The building is so unique and huge (ex-palace for a king), I spent a good half an hour exploring and it has a good view from the rooftop terrace. There is a social area with TV but to be honest you can chill anywhere. Raja (a member of staff) was...

Thank Chris W
Madre, Maranhao, Brazil
Reviewed August 15, 2016

we came directly to broadlands from the airport. I was impressed with how promptly they had answered my emails . they showed me 2 upstairs rooms , they were 600 rs / 700 rs . those rooms were huge, with seating areas and seemed very hot ! so I choose a cheaper room on ground floor close to reception ,where...

1Thank BeLight87
Sri Lanka
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived in Chennai we had no where booked and the taxi driver, who laughed at me when I asked for somewhere cheep 400-500 rupees took us to somewhere that was 900 saying that's as cheep as it gets and as it was 4.30 am we just wanted to sleep. And for 900 rupees that place was not...

1Thank Angela S
Mussoorie, India
Reviewed March 19, 2016

The staff is very helpful and there is a man who will grand get chai and coffee in the morning for you. He is very sweet and a character. Broadland is a great place for a long or short stay. There is no AC but they will offer fans and make sure you are comfortable. While I was here, there...

2Thank RainingAlbums
Belper, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Lovely place, I would recommend splashing out on the rooftop cottage. After arriving at the airport and braving the hustle and bustle this place is an oasis of calm to sit and plan your next move! Owners are really helpful and friendly, whole building is gorgeous fading grandeur. Wifi only downstairs, but views from the roof fantastic.

1Thank carole b
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed March 10, 2016

I spent three nights at Broadlands as a solo female traveler in the beginning of March 2016 and I loved this place. It isn’t luxurious by any means, but the old Muslim palace has tons of ambience, there’s a nice set of independent travelers and writers working in the rooms long-term and hanging out with their doors open, and the...

Thank Leonora Christi... S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We read about this place in Lonely Planet and after seeing appalling reviews for most other places on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a go. We emailed ahead to check the rates and requested a double with bathroom for Rs450. When we arrived we were told that the Rs450 room was not available so we were given a...

1Thank Edgar K
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed February 3, 2016

It is a wonderful set of old houses looking like a maze. It reminded me of the movie Exotic Marigold Hotel. Unfortunately, the attention is not like in the movie. The gentlemen who attend do so without any pleasure, with much selflessness and impolitely. Bathrooms are shared and are not in good condition. If you wish, you can stay for...

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  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about Broadlands Hotel

Address: 18, Vallabha Agraharam Street | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600005, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Business Center with Internet Access
Price Range: $10 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“maybe the upstairs room have less mosquitos”
 of 5 bubbles BeLight87, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
“Rooftop cottage is fun!”
 of 5 bubbles caroleb799, Mar 16, 2016 | Read review
“Choose one of the rooms at the back facing the Mosque - they are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles leonorachristinas, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
“Coutyard views!”
 of 5 bubbles martalofesser, Jan 31, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms with attached bathroom, some with common one.”
 of 5 bubbles ManikandanArtGallery, Aug 7, 2015 | Read review
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