We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A big hotel with a poor Restaurant”
Review of Hotel MGM Grand

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Hotel MGM Grand
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Srikalahasti
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A big hotel with a poor Restaurant”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I'm from TamilNadu and we as a family came for holy trip.After seeing the hotels majestic view and aesthetics,we decided to have our lunch in the hotel's Restaurant.The ambiance was ok only.No varieties in food.The food we ordered was not completely cooked and very few dishes were tasty.We left the hotel after paying money for worthless food.On our way to home,everyone started nauseating.We suffered food poison for next two days.It was an horrible experience.Better try to avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank VijayKrish001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

121 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    19
    56
    33
    7
    6
See reviews for
78
9
8
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Checked in 20th May 2013 for 1 night stay. Traveled all the way from Malaysia and even before we reach Chennai, we started to hear a lot of stories with regards to the hotel cleanliness and etc. But when we reach MGM Grand, we felt so much relieved. The lobby smells so pleasant. The hotel room was very decent, neat and clean. After a long journey from Chennai Airport to MGM Grand (Kalahasthi) we went to their restaurant since no other eatery place nearby, and return with disappointment since the staff told us they will only open in the evening at 6pm. No ala-carte menu that they can offer during. We were hungry and ended up eating some cookies and rest in our room till 6pm. The room bed was a bit smaller and hard but since we were tired, we slept with no condition. Food was OK and the waiter was so much in a rush wanting to clear our table. No proper customer service. Overall, it’s a good place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Navyns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pondicherry, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2013

I am a cardiothoracic surgeon from Puducherry, I have come to srikalahasti with my son and his friends for attending All India Tennis tournament. Initially we have stayed in other hotel - but very much disappointed due to very poor conditions and facilities with no car parking facilities and main problem is power failure for 6 hours (during summer -2013) with no AC and with no lights. Then desperately searching for other hotels - most of them are of the same type in this town.
Finally we found MGM hotel - Absolutely amazing facilities for quite an affordable cost with clean & luxurious rooms with 24 hour power supply, spacious car parking, quite near the temple (just 3 minutes walk), free wi-fi connectivity, with attached restaurant, etc. I would boldly recommend to all my friends & relatives about this hotel. I don't think any other hotel would match it in terms of quality with affordability in this place at present. - Dr. B.V.SAI CHANDRAN (bvschandran@gmail.com).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank SAICHANDRAN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trivandrum
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Booked here after recommendations on tripadvisor, will say not bad at all for the location, the rooms are decent and so is the service. The staff is also quite helpful, there is ample parking space available, the hotel is very close to the temple and is a convenient base camp for doing early morning puja.

Wanted a suite but after seeing it decided against it, all rooms are the same the suite has an very narrow ante room with a couple of chairs in it, not a real hotel suite. Paid 500 for an extra bed and got a mattress on the floor for my 8 year old son.

Pros
Clean rooms
Decent service
Helpful staff
Proximity to Temple

Cons
Limited food options
No ironing facility or service at the hotel.
Old school bathrooms
Does not have a real suite
Does not have Z beds for extra bed

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank stirfried
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is easily the best place to stay in Srikalahasti. Very near to the temple, good parking area and a nice view of the river. Slightly expensive I think. But given the lack of potions in this place, I guess the owners can price it on a higher side. They could improve the restaurant a bit though. The tea was horrible. Don't expect 5 star treatment and you will come back satisfied. The PRO of the hotel also assisted us with details of various poojas and sevas in the temple.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms which have a view of the river
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank addy1280
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chennai
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This hotel is near to Srikalhasthi temple. Its just walkable distance. The hotel room is clean and spacious but not worth as a star hotel. The check-in was easy and they had spacious parking area. The breakfast was not worth.

Overall good value and I found this hotel to be quiet decent in the place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank norohna7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The hotel is very closely situated to the temple. We got up early in the morning and walked the few meters. Hotel is clean and neat. Restaurant is decent. Rooms are ok. Nothing special. A nice place to stay. If we don't expect star hotel treatment, everything is reasonable. View of the river Suvarnamukhi from the rooms is not worth a special mention. Lots of parking space. On the whole, a good advice from Trip Advisor.

Room Tip: Rooms with river view are not worth the expectation, but may be for some time only. Some work going...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Murali T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Srikalahasti
18.7 mi away
Marasa Sarovar Premiere
Marasa Sarovar Premiere
#2 of 41 in Tirupati
4.5 of 5 bubbles 532 reviews
19.6 mi away
Fortune Select Grand Ridge
19.3 mi away
Best Western Tirupati
Best Western Tirupati
#7 of 41 in Tirupati
4.0 of 5 bubbles 73 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
19.8 mi away
Hotel Govind Heights
Hotel Govind Heights
#19 of 41 in Tirupati
4.0 of 5 bubbles 9 reviews
0.3 mi away
KPR Residency
KPR Residency
#1 of 16 in Srikalahasti
4.5 of 5 bubbles 30 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel KSR Grand
Hotel KSR Grand
#4 of 9 in Srikalahasti
3.5 of 5 bubbles 85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel MGM Grand? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel MGM Grand

Property: Hotel MGM Grand
Address: Opp. Srikalahasteeswara Swamivari Temple | Sannidhi Street, Srikalahasti 517644, India
Location: India > Andhra Pradesh > Chittoor District > Srikalahasti
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Srikalahasti
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel MGM Grand 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel comprises of good and safe parking facility, restaurant, a/c room for drivers, shower cabins in rooms, we have hill view river view from windows and much more. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Hotel MGM Grand reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel MGM Grand Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing