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Samudra Inn
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Looking for a cool and budget hotel near to Chennai Central station, I came across the Hotel. Photos and facilities appeared to what i was looking for, but not the best choice, thought I have to accept this was good choice given the price I paid. Problem is that it is in congested locality on main road and hence the room does not have any windows and view. Bathroom was clean with . geyser fitted and no water problem. A/c was working properly. Rooms Service is a bit slow. No attached restaurant but good eating places in vicinity so that was ok.

Room Tip: Dont go there if you are looking for a room with a view. Price is the only plus
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Tirumala_Rao_K
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

it's a cheap hotel to stay if you are spending a night in Chennai. It's very close to the central railway station. There is no restaurant in this hotel. Rooms are small, but ok for a night. It's clean and the A/C is not in the best condition, but working.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sumit_29_Dutta
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The hotel & rooms are good, pleasant and calm. But the area (the whole waltax road) is very bad just like a slum area. How can a place hardly 100 m from Central railway station could be like this? Shame on the all responsible peoples.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Prakash P
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I booked the hotel by viewing the photographs on the website but i was shocked to see the room interiors !.You may chose to stay here for atmost 1 night if you are very low on budget. Infact I think you may get better hotels in the same price band.The rooms smelled awful !The electricity was not there for 2 pm ..The AC was not working for most of the duration !! The beds were old and uncomfortable.There were mosquitoes and cockroaches in the room.The bed sheet was dirty.The bathroom was dirty !! Forget about this hotel ...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Amit_Mohanty
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We(Me and my husband) opted to stay at Samudra Inn because we had a meeting at Rippon Building campus the next day very early morning. We were given a room in the first floor. As we were climbing the stairs cigarette smoke was all around the place and unbearable. When I entered the room, I could smell of fungus and the damp smell. I was unable to breathe and told my husband to open the windows and check for another room. They said that they do not have any other room. The receptionist, room boy everyone did their best to be good. The A/c was working good. The room was not very clean but I would not say it was not dirty either. It has accumulated dirt on the corners etc. The bathroom was clean but the doors had mushroom kind of thing growing all over and it gave me a very creepy feeling. I did not feel like bathing after the train journey because I was feeling that I am not going to become clean by doing that. I wanted to sterilise myself on checking out asap due to the fungus atmosphere. My husband started scratching himself all over immediately on entering the room, meaning there were microbes in the air.
There were no bed bugs but tiny termites everywhere on all furniture, so tiny that you will notice them only if you take a closer look.
Each time a bus passes the road, the building vibrates. The surrounding area is so unclean and stinking due to a horse stable that is closeby.
If you are a person who is fussy about cleanliness and quality of life - please do not stay here. If you are able to compromise in order to be frugal then maybe you will be able to adjust.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank honeyrosalind
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