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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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New Delhi, India
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For once, a hotel that's just perfect for a solo woman traveller. Beautiful property, with old world charm and gushing hospitality. peaceful, calm, does not impose on your senses in any way. A place where I could just be. The rooms will feel like home to those used to stately family homes like me, tall wooden wardrobes, relaxed armchairs, jamevaar... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place with a rich history. It is going to be shut down for renovation very soon it seems. Very centrally located. Excellent food. Staff were outstanding. Rooms were comfortable and spacious. Newspapers were delivered before 6 am in true Chennai tradition. The only challenge was the gym which was not easy to locate, was not open even at 6.30... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was at Taj Connemara after about 6 years gap. had a wonderful 3 Night stay. Great place, great service, Friendly staff. This heritage property has been well maintained and retains the look and glory. One restaurant was under renovation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Taj Connemara is an iconic hotel, over hundred years old. The rooms are large but the age is visible. I faced problems with the lights, but these were set right very soon, thanks to Anant, the very helpful and energetic Front Office Manager, who personally supervised and ensured. The famous Raintree restaurant is under renovation but it's signature dishes, the... More 

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. However, we notice your feedback with regards to the lights in the room, we will definitely work on it to... More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Connemara after a long time. As usual, the hotel more than met the expectations in terms of both ambience and service. The rooms are spacious and very tastefully decorated. The staff are unfailingly courteous. Overall one of my favourite places to stay in Chennai.

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jishnuch, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which... More 

Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good experience, I love the garden, people extremely nice. Hotel will be renovate, still like it. coming to the place since 1984. Missing Raintree Chenidad fish, but it is serve in the restaurant. really good time

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Mijeja, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and... More 

Chennai, India
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed in Taj Cannemera.. room needs to be rennovated.. slow WIFI, toilets were not clean! Service is good, Food was great! Location is okay, if you want to go to city area. Traffic jams nearby due to Metro works till 9pm from morning!

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Renji, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara Chennai!! Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Chennai and taking time out to give us your feedback. At the outset, please accept my sincere apologies for the unpleasant experience which you had during your recent visit. We have taken note of your feedback and let me assure... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly stay Taj whenever we travel to different cities in India. I make it a point to ensure that Taj is there at that particular city which i visit as my travels are for leisure. Right from the time the security opens the gate and complete the formalities of scanning the car ( which they do religiously every time... More 

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Mr Raghavan, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product... More 

New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good rooms and placed very approproately in the city , this hotel has been one of my old favourites, The rainitree restaurant was down for renovation so had to miss , and make do with the verandah . the only downside was the plug points being too loose ( probably old and worn out)

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Suhas, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. We have also taken note of your feedback regarding the loose plug points which shall be addressed during our upcoming renovation. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am going to vote tactically and give this 5 stars. Not everyone would agree, but those who prioritize general ambiance and good food over the latest fads in hotel interior design could be very happy here. This was my first visit to Chennai and although I would be spending most of my daytime hours in the IT district, I... More 

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor and your valuable feedback about the facilities, food and services of the hotel. We are truly grateful for your kind words of praise for the staff, services and the food of our hotel. It is a great motivation for all of them who... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Address: Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
Price Range: $89 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#16 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#17 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
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