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“A little more smartness please !!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Smart Haven
Ranked #110 of 362 Chennai (Madras) B&B and Inns
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
“A little more smartness please !!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I spent 15 nights at Smart Haven and should say that overall it was very satisfying.Few reasons why i would not rate it as excellent:

a.) The complimentary breakfast that is served daily is repetitive and kinda gets boring for the taste buds. Considering i stayed there for 15 days, i found it absolutely boring to have Idli/Vada/Pongal & Poori every single day. They could so with some variation. (The breakfast menu card placed inside the rooms states a different breakfast item for every single day though which is not the case).

b.) The Wi-Fi internet was off and on on some days. Speed was at an all time low.

c.) The A/C in some rooms is super chilling (106) while does not even do basic cooling in some (203). I stayed in both the rooms.

Room Tip: Corner suites are spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NareshNair
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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Mr Nair,

We are sorry for bit late response but I guess better late then never. Thank you for your kind word of appreciation. Your feedback is very important to us. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused due to Ac malfunctioning and need to change the room. The problem was attended immediately by our maintenance team and got rectified. Thank you for helping us to serve you better .

We would looking forward to serve you once again on your next travel plan to Chennai.

Regards
Smart Haven Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Smart Haven gives a live definition for its name. It is simple and calm. The interiors are maintained good. Undisturbed by the noise and pollution, it gives a comfy stay midst the busy city. Breakfast was of south Indian and additional demands were also addressed. Overall, a serene stay for a subdued weekend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cherry_Thomas
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PHaven, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Haven, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you so much for your kind word. Your feedback is valuable to us. We would be looking forward to serve you once again on your next visit to Smart Haven Service Apartment.

Regards
Smart Haven Team.
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Mumbai
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Friendly staff, good value for money, modern rooms with attached bathrooms and pretty good service. It's located right next to Five Lights, which seemed to be a well known landmark in Chennai. You get a kitchen (shared with 2 other rooms) with all facilities for cooking your own meals (microwave, oven, stove, refrigerator, dishes etc.). There is no in-house restaurant but there are decent restaurants nearby who deliver to your room. Breakfast (mostly South Indian) is served everyday...which is quite filling. Located around 5kms away from popular shopping malls and cinemas like Escape & Sathyam. Overall, it was a good stay for me for 6 nights...would definitely stay here again whenever I'm in Chennai.

PS: If anyone from the hotel management team is reading this, please do something about your wi-fi internet. It was slow and signal was very weak on the first floor. This was the only issue I had with Smart Haven.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank indiantraveller88
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We arrived @ SMART Haven around 4pm on the 16th Jan , finding it may be a bit tricky even with a GPS , need to ask for mentioned landmarks .. stayed 2 nights and 3 days with family , Cons- Water pressure in the bathrooms is not like the star hotels .. can live with it .. No other things to complain about .

Pro's - Staff were courteous and very polite and went the extra mile for Customer satisfaction - We were traveling with a toddler so the attached Kitchen came handy as we could cook food for her , the Kitchen was well equipped with Hob , Microwave , Fridge and sufficient Cutlery ;they have few nearby restaurants which do door delivery , so you can use them for the adults. The place was clean and well maintained , Breakfast was more south indian and bread and omlette's for continental .. Overall I would surely stay here and recommend to my friends traveling to chennai.

Room Tip: Car parking is available only for 2 cars .. so block yours with the booking
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Naresh2004
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

The rooms are good, with attached living and kitchenette area for every 3 rooms. Well maintained and clean. Good part of this hotel is that it has few Hindi speaking staff. Rooms are self contained with attached bathroom, AC and DTH TV. Breakfast is ok but the stay is value for money if you have to choose a hotel in T-Nagar area. The rooms have wired internet, which runs fast.Would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Pratik57
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed here for 1 week. Very affordable and great value for your money. Room was a decent size, clean washroom, running cold/hot water, AC in room, TV and comfortable bed. Having a kitchen outside the room was also good. TV had many channels (mainly indian).
The best part of the stay was the great customer service. Staff were wiling to help at any extent to ensure we were comfortable. They helped with getting taxis, locating areas nearby, provided us with mineral water every day and more. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an affordable place, clean, with basic amenities and excellent customer service. The auto/taxi do find it a bit hard locating the place, but if you mention 'Rangarajapuram and 5 lights they should be able to get you there. The only area of improvement I would suggest is better air circulation - but this seems to be a common need for improvement in a lot of hotels in chennai.
Overall, good value.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Keth P
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Sikkim, India
Level Contributor
415 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have been mulling to try out this property for a while; ultimately taken the plunge to visit this place for my business trip. I must say its one of the finest option of B&Bs in this region( T Nagar). I have been staying at near by places in and around T Nagar and Kodambakkam for a while. Now on the overall experience:

Location: Off from the main road: quite locale. Signage could be improved or directions can be given enroute to this property. Signage can be lit in the night as well: say at 11pm +
Ambience: nothing to rave about; just ordinary; can be made chic and inviting definitely
Service: proactive, professional, genuinely warm n helpful
Facilities: just fine; good bed; clean linen; but the bed covers cleanliness need to be improved.
Bath room: very good; well maintained. But toiletries can be provided proactively on complimentary basis.
Breakfast: just about OK; but one has better options if chooses to try outside
TV: in the room, TV virtually doesnt work; wish its made in operational condition; and also guest is freed up from the agony of selection/deselection or figuring out the mechanisms to navigate the dish system. Not many options for the english channels. Felt left out.
Room: spacious enough for the short time business traveller and for one person; also has good cupboards to maintain the clothes.
Complimentary bottled water can be provided.
I am impressed at the overall professional touch that they wish to accord and a nice experience to the guest in general.
However the lobby / sitting place in between the rooms is just stinking with food smell and cigarette smoke early in the morning. Perhaps exhaust fan could be put to use.
There is not much privacy: ( in terms of sound proofing) between the rooms.
Lobby can be air conditioned.

Room Tip: Location: From Anju Villakku, go down straight uptill the dead end of the road and you will find thi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank PavalikaV
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Additional Information about Smart Haven

Property: Smart Haven
Address: Abhilashaa Old No 15 New No 22 | Corporation Colony Main Rd, Rangarajapuram, Kodambakkam( just in 5 light junction), Chennai (Madras) 600024, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 362 B&Bs / Inns in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Smart Haven 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location advantage . US consulate 4km, T-Nagar Shopping are 500 meter, Trade Centre 7Km, Airport 12 Km, Guindy Industrial Zone 4 Km , Vadapalani 1.5Km , Railway Station 7 KM , Mount Road 3KM , DLF 8KM , Olympia tech park 5.5KmSmart Haven Corporate Rooms and Residences, a budget-class hospitality solution for the corporate business traveller. The Smart Haven property is unique, contemporary in design keeping in mind the requirements of the corporate and business traveller and ‘smart’ both in terms of aesthetics and value for money. The property totally comprises 5 split air-conditioned apartments of 3 rooms each with double bed/ Twin beds and an attached bathroom and a Living cum Kitchenette area. The Living area offers daily newspapers and a 26’ LCD TV with set-top box (a DVD Player can be provided on request) for your entertainment. The kitchenette is equipped with a hob-n-chimney, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, electric kettle, a hot-n-cold water dispenser and a full-set of crockery, cutlery, glassware and hollow-ware. We welcome our guests to make use of the kitchen, but if you aren’t in the mood to cook, you will find Menu cards in the kitchenette area for different restaurants that deliver food. The rooms are equipped with a twin/double bed, a 20’ LCD TV with set-top box, large twin wardrobes, a life-size mirror and glass rack, a Luggage Rack, a Writing Desk and chair, a telephone with voice mail and direct dialing facility and an attached bathroom with a separate glass-partitioned shower cubicle. Fresh bed and bath linen is provided and changed regularly. ... more   less 
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