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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

the location is just great bang next to the Egmore railway station the car park is decent the reception looks OK nothing very grand but clearly business style the conference hall is big food decent.. but nothing like the great south Indian aromas I asked for a coffee and got a free ant.. they should focus on cleanliness buck up... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Many people had given a poor rating to this hotel and staffs behaviour. I just thought of taking a chance and stayed twice in this hotel. Be it the staff service or the rooms I felt comfortable staying here. May be the ambience and cleanliness outside this hotel is a concern(but who cares about it). The staffs at restaurant need... More 

Thank shiva1981
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A very clean and tidy hotel with a nice restauarnt and concierge service. Room was spacious and clean and I had a room that overlooked the station with a lovely church in view. Above all, this hotel is exceptionally well located being close to the main trunk road in downtown and close to all points in the City.

Thank Peter C
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is not a 4 stars hotel for sure!! I only recommend it if you willing to pay charge for four-star hotel but receive service as local hotel. I stayed at Fortel for one day and it was an unpleasant experience. The bathrooms were durty, I found a very unfriendly staff,Food was terrible.

Thank Mozin G

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Vijayawada, India
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

good locality, easy to heck in. polite and professional staff.Nice and reachable distance from railway station,.. Free wifi, low speed..... Tips;NO Snacks in rooms, No Fridge. value for money hotel...

Thank maheshbhorkade66
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Stay was nice, rooms were clean. Only thing which cause lot of problems is the internet connection provided by the hotel. Speed was horribly slow. I could not even check my emails. Food was good and Staff was very co-operative.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Spotless clean room well kitted out.The staff second to none so polite and helpful especially the wonderful lady on reception who works extremely hard.Thanks to every one for making my stay so pleasant.

Thank 458razzel
Kerala, India
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

All the rooms here are beautifully decorated to attract the guests and all of them have plenty of space within, also they are all equipped with the most modern amenities that needed for a 4star property. Their main attraction is 24 hours coffee shop, they are catering a wide variety of coffees, as most of there tastes are not available... More 

Thank kikku2016
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

It is my 7th or 8th time stay at fortel . I prefer to stay in this whenever I come to chennai by Shatabdi from b'lore . It is hardly 10 minutes from central railway station and walkable to egmore railway station . The hotel is diagonally opposite to the heavily crowded egmore railway station inspite of that the stay... More 

New Delhi, India
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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Circumstances, I checked-in this hotel, made it a 5 Star for me. But in normal course, I would like to avoid. Rooms were Ok. Receptionists were good. No room service. No Ala Carta service in restaurant. Travel Desk was hopeless, unreliable and exploiting the situation.

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fortel, Chennai, is a recently developed Business Class Hotel located at a prime spot at Egmore, the commercial business district of the city, which enables your business enhancement and also shopping and leisure at hand. It is closed to both the historical railway stations Egmore & Central which connects the north and south of India. Airport (Domestic & international) is 14km away. Fortel, Chennai, presents 95 aesthetically designed contemporary rooms and suites emphasizing the needs of the business traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortel

Address: 3,Gandhi-Irwin Road | Near Egmore Railway Station, Chennai (Madras), India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: $44 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fortel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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