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“Only if you want to stay near the 'Chennai Central'”
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Samudra Inn
Ranked #203 of 437 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Booked it with booking.com, stayed here for three nights. On the first look we didn't like the room and location.Plenty of mosquitoes in and outside the room, TV plug was broken, remote of the old fashion AC was mended with adhesive tape. Hotel People sorted out the problems at some level. Only thing positive is it is near to the 'Chennai Central' [ if you have to catch an early morning train]. Best Coffee and tea available at down stare.Auto driver can ask for three or more times then meter, negotiate in advance. Choose it if you are desperate to live near the C.C.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

i stay here from 11th jan to 14th jan 13, very nice exp. it is budget nice hotel, service is also good ! this hotel is near Chennai Central Railway Station, just a walkable distance, if u don't have much luggage; otherwise hired a auto through pre-paid booth, it's only Rs. 40/-

Room Tip: rooms on upper floors r nice
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I stayed at the hotel from 30-12-2012 to 01-01-2013 after making online booking through 'cleartrip.com'. I was visiting Chennai with my wife and 2 children. The booking was made for 3 adults and was duly charged for extra bed. Even the photograph on the site showed the room with 3 beds. Yet upon reaching the hotel, one moron namely Santosh, manager of the place, told that only extra 'mattress' and not extra 'bed' would be provided as according to the hotel policy 'cot' is not part of extra 'bed'. Upon being asked about the photograph of the room as shown on site, I was told that the room is not available. On being asked about this cheating, Santosh was brazen and rude enough to say that people make online booking to save money and then expect world class service. On this I told him that everyone has right to save hard-earned money. Later, he even asked me to pay extra for my 10-year old child also which I paid. Overall, what was supposed to be holidays with my family was ruined due to cheating and fraud by Samudra Inn. If you don't mind being treated as freeloader just because you booked online and don't mind the stink and smell and the seedy and shady feeling of the place, then go ahead and have experience of this place. Definitely a place not to stay with your family at any cost. Also, I now believe that those writing good reviews about this hotel are somehow fake or paid.

Room Tip: Just avoid any room.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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8  Thank Rajesh777
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I asked for one room for three adults one day prior to my visit and on phone they said rooms is available but when i went there with my family the staff at reception started asking a lots of stupid questions they asked for id and address proof of all members i gave them but i have a driving licence in book format and he was saying that its fake...very terrible experience...one of auto driver helped me and found me a decent hotel near to this hotel to stay...he said that they always do this thing with students and north Indians...i was ready to pay money what they asked for i was giving them all the id and address proof but still they were asking lots of questions. i was not able to understand why he did this with me...i was with my Fiance and her brother ..i dont know about others experience with this hotel but mine was terrible in my life i will never go to to this hotel again...

Room Tip: no idea about rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank nikhil848
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MantiBangalore
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

I really had a comfortable stay at Samudra Inn which i had booked through cleartrip.com
The hospitality and service from the hotel people was very nice. The rooms are though little small but are maintained well. And the location is also very close to chennai central station so very convenient. Even though there is no direct hot water connection to rooms but at just a call they provide ample amount of hot water to your room. I really had a nice time and if i visit chennai next time i am surely going to stay in Samudra Inn as it is worth for whatever the money we pay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sudeep S
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Booked through hotels.com, the pictures are clearly NOT from the last years... I have only one good thing to say, and that is that the staff was fairly polite, not overly helpful but was not expecting that either...
Now to the rest... I have stayed at hotels were I have paid 200 RS a night that have been better than this! (payed 1000 here, they charged more when we stayed an extra night and they were not even full). If I had known more abot Chennai at the time I would have changed hotel.
We payed for A/C - did NOT work. TV - did NOT work. Bathroom was filthy with spiders and swarming with mosqitoes. The bed was NOT clean, found stains and hair in it. Charged us RS 500 for staying 3 hrs extra, have a 24 hrs checkout system so wanted us to checkout at 6 am!

Someone would have to pay me a lot for staying another night at this hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank SaraEmilia
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Address: 1111/54, Poonamallee High Road | Periamet Park Town, Chennai (Madras) 600003, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
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Ranked #203 of 437 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: $10 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Samudra Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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