The location between central railway station and egmore railway station is perfect. Staff is friendly and helpful. We could check in the room already at 7am.
Any room at this hotel has got windows that you can open! So the room smelt awfully and was humid. AC has just one temperature (rather warm). Wifi didn't work. At 3 am we received a phone call from the reception, telling us to open the room as the foreigner police wants to check our room and identity. This was the first time I was asked to open the room in the middle of the night! We refused and they let us sleep. The next morning at check-out they appologized for the call and said it was for our security that the police was searching in all the hotels for Tamils and Pakistani (Terrorism). We definitely felt unsafe after that call and were very surprised that the police forces didn't insist on checking our room and expected our refusal... We don't know whether the staff's explanation was true or whether they tried to get access to our room for any other reason...
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- Emarald Hotel,Chennai, Good value for money budget hotel a stone throw away from Chennai Central Railway Station and 18 Km from the airport.Marina beach is very near to Emarald hotel.24 Hrs Room service is available in the hotel. ... more less
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