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Pleasant Stay Guest House
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

We were recommended this guest house through a British Expats forum and having been in touch with the owner to make our booking we were impressed before we arrived by the helpfulness and the attention to detail. We arrived by taxi from the airport and met the owner, Mr. George. After an initial hello and greeting we went to our lovely suite. The rooms are very clean and neat. The bathroom was clean and practical.
It is possible to order your meals from a selection of menus from local restaurants and have it delivered where you can eat it in the dining room. There is free water, coffee and tea available at any time.
Mr. George went out of his way to make us welcome and feel like we were part of the family. He organised a small taxi tour of the city and negotiated with the driver a sensible price. Half day tour should be about 900 to 1000 rupees.
The guest house is very conveniently situated to walk the 170 steps to St. Thomas Mount where it is possible to get the best views if the city. There are also local shops nearby.
We were very impressed and will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Monda15
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Hello Siolim,

YES. Our Guest House is recommended by the "British Expats Form" as many British people came and stayed in our Guest House and they have strongly recommended our Guest house to other travelers through this FORM.

As stated by this guest, we offer a clean and comfortable place to stay.

YES. Our guests can go by walk and take the steps to go on top of the St. Thomas Mountain. It is very beautiful to see the entire Chennai city from the top of the mountain. Some times when some of the guests do not have much time to visit other places in Chennai, we suggest them to go on top of the mountain to enjoy the view. There good clean air too. The Portuguese Chapel on top of this mountain is also a nice place to visit.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our Guest House.

Regards,

George.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Pleasant Stay Guest House truly lives up to its name. The owner, Mr. George, is a very dedicated man who has lived overseas, so knows the ins and outs of being a foreigner. Therefore, he goes out of his way to care for his guests and to see that their various needs are met. In this very clean family run hotel itself, there is a communal refrigerator and hot water pot for tea or coffee at any time. Mr. George also arranges day tours of the city and surrounding areas. He truly cares about and for his guests, treating each one as if he/she were personally invited there by his family. If I ever return to Chennai, that is where I will surely stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank AinJ234
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Hello AinJ234,

Thanks for your comments on our Guest House. The words you had used to express your experience truly shows how much you had enjoyed your stay in our Guest House. YES. We treat every one of our guests as our own personal / family friends who had come to stay with us on special invitation - as you say in your comments. We are glad that you felt that type of treatment at your heart.

We are grateful to you for making such a wonderful comment.

Thank you very much.

George.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Sorry George for taking so long to write this review. I stayed at Pleasant Stay Guest House after a long flight from California, before heading out the next day to Tiruvannamalai. Because of the late arrival hour, I asked George to arrange for a car, even though Pleasant Stay is very close to the airport.

I couldn't have been more comfortable, and the breakfast that George arranged for in the morning was wonderful. If you want to feel like you are at home, rather than just another face in a large hotel, you should really give Pleasant Stay a try.

Everything went without a hitch.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Mark R
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Hello Mark,

It is very nice of you to spare time to write the review on our Guest House in-spite of your busy schedule. We are glad to note that you had a comfortable stay.

With best regards,

George

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

I think it is the best value for the money... if you dont like the hotel effect.. then this is what you need with a homely laid back atmosphere coupled with the traditional indian hospitality and equipped with good amenities and excellent staff.
A Cozy home close to the Airport !

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank PRV25
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Hello PRV25,

Thanks for making your comments in TripAdvisor about our Guest House.

Your comments were crisp, to the point and well expressed / said.

Your comment, stating that your selection of our Guest House is " Best value for money" spent after staying here, makes it very clear to the readers that they too can compare prices and quality of accommodation & service with other options of accommodation available in Chennai and they will finally realize that if they stay in our place, they will not be disappointed - as it is good value for the money spent.

Also your comments stating that we had offered good quality amenities and service make us feel happy.

Your heading " Overall Stay" gives a feel to the reader that considering all the aspect of stay, you had said these words. Thank you.

With best regards,

George.

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was an amazing place to stay in. The place was very nice and cleaned everyday. George was super helpful in getting us around the city with city and made sure that we experienced local food. He even lets us store some of our luggage at his place when we were off travelling in Kerala. I would definitely come stay again if I were in town and would definitely recommend it to family and friends.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Sara C
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Hello SaraC,

Thanks for your comments.

YES, when people arrive in our Guest House and after staying, if they want to go to other places to see in India and if they have plans to come back to Chennai again, they we offer them FREE storage of their items and luggage. This helps them to take only limited quantity of items for their LOCAL travel. When the luggage is simple and can be hand carried, they can select local simple and cheaper transport. Many had done like this and saved a lot of funds.

We suggest such arrangements to the readers.

With best regards,

George.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

George (and his lovely wife) run a great little B+B very near the airport, yet not too far from the city center.
Rooms are clean and spacious. Staff and 2 dogs very friendly. George arranged take-out meals from local restaurants at all hours for us. And provided great advice for trips to Kanchipuram and Mamallapuram.
We also made some daytrips in the city to temples, markets and museums---not to mention stopping for yummy meals at various Saravana Bhavan, all with George's help.
A very Pleasant Stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank NewYorkLuna
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Hello NewYorkLuna,

We are very happy to see your positive comments on our Guest House.

We are humbled to get such a good report on our Guest House by a very senior reviewer of TripAdvisor. Only people who travel to various places will be able to compare the places of stay and TRULY judge the quality and service offered by the host.

YES. As stated by this guest, we offer a clean place to stay. Cleanliness is given one of the topmost priority.

We are glad to note that you enjoyed the Mahabalipuram and Kancheepuram trip which we organised for you - in the most economical way with new car to travel and also in the the safest way.

Your comments will help those readers looking for arrangements to visit places around Chennai.

With best regards,

George.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place certainly lives up to its name - it was a very pleasant stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and George was very helpful - arranging for breakfast, taxis, dinner and so on. I would definitely stay here again. It is particularly ideal if you are visiting IIT Madras, as it is positioned well between the airport and IIT Madras.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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pleasantstay2004, Owner at Pleasant Stay Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Hello Jackio68,

Thanks for making comments in TripAdvisor about our Guest House.

We are happy to know that your stay in our Guest House was comfortable.

YES. For those who wanted to visit IIT Madras, or those coming for conference or for exhibition in Chennai Trade Center or coming for work at DLF, or Olympia or IBM Tech Parks, it is preferable to stay at our place as our Guest House is very close to these locations.

Many of the people connected with the above offices had visited our Guest House and use it as "Preferred Place of Stay" for their guests.

With best regards,

George.

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Address: 4/18. St. Patricks Church Main Road | St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600016, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 414 B&Bs / Inns in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: $45 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest House and Furnished Accommodation of International Standard offered for foreign tourists, Non-Resident Indians ( NRIs)and for those coming on work assignments to Chennai, India. Exceptionally clean and safe accommodation at a very reasonable rate. ... more   less 
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