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“MARINA INN”
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Marina Inn
Ranked #99 of 415 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Hotel is close built in a nice place , close to all the ATMS , close to the Station from where you can travel all over south and 2 mins walk to a market where you can get everything. Its close to a stadium where you can talk a walk in the evening as well. The hotel has decent food and free wi fi for business and working people or even kids to just surf...

The coffee shop has a nice ambiance, but the service is very slow, they really need to be prompt and the morning breakfast quality and variety is so so ... The hotel staff is very polite and always smiling , but they need to be more professional.

Now the cooling , the acs are fine in the rooms , but the coffee shops a/c is seldom working ...

And sorry , the last thing the lifts are VERY small !!!


Overall I would say its a good experience if you are not looking for something fancy , and just want to relax ...

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are less noisier and cooler somehow... stay on the 2nd 0r 3rd floor...for a...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

My short stay at Marina Inn was very pleasant. The room that I got was on the western side with sunlight streaming in the room as sun was about to set. Being winter it was no botheration to me. The reception staff was very brief and got me a single room in a short time.
The room was clean, well spread and the tea/ coffee maker stocked.
The bathroom though a lil small is good enough, unless you are burly and cant accomodate yourself on a small WC. The other rooms specially the double rooms are well arranged and spacious. The colours and lighting in the rooms is very appealing and soft.
The food I would say is good. he only downturn is the breakfast buffet is wrapped up by 10 am and the guests arent notified untill checked upon. The south Indian fare along with continental is sumptuous.
The checkout was as fastidious as check in and billing was to the point. The staff was cordial if not overly helpful. The best point is the CCD in its foyer ;) you dont need to depend upon the galley for those nibbles during the day.
Only if they stocked a few more varieties of beer for the thirsty travellers.
Overall the hotel is a breath of fresh air for its budget travellers. Families can plan their stay without any fuss. Singles and couples anyway dont think twice before stepping in with their baggage as I saw.
They didnt have wi-fi... that would give it a big brownie point.
Pick up and drop available and its jus a furlong away from Egmore station.

Room Tip: Go for the rooms on the right side of the elevator on first or second floor for that away from the w...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

It is one of the Better looking hotels in the Egmore area and is just 2 mins walking from the Station.

It has the look and feel of a high end boutique kind of hotel but the prices are pretty budget.
Rooms are nice, but quite small compared to other hotels in the area. Rooms offer Kettle for Coffee-tea which is not usually found in hotels of these range.

The Bed was nice and comfortable and toilets were clean.

Lobby is nice with attached restaurant. the Food is pretty standard and of decent quality.

It has an attached Cafe Coffee Day which make it a good landmark as well as place for quick meetings.

Service is OK. i had requested for a Wake up call which i didn't get.

On the whole value for money for the price, location and Amenities.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank KartikRI
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Stayed in an 'Executive room' charged at Rs.2000/-, though room feels acceptable comparing the neatness of rooms/lodges in the locality the price paid may not match the size of the room. In fact entering the hotel you shall find the surroundings airy. As soon as you catch the lift you will come to a conclusion on the size of the room. Lift 2 in nos., suitable for one traveller per lift. 2 can accomodate if they dont have luggage. First time understood that lifts can be made small to the maximum possible extent. Probably a 'nano' concept. Rooms are made the smallest 'nano concept' here too..... Service is average. Breakfast is complimentary but not that great. This can be a choice if other hotels in the price tag Rs. 1600-2200 are found occupied.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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7  Thank aja5381
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Reviewed September 1, 2015
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Room Tip: エレベーターが遅いのでできたら低層の階がいい。
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  • Stayed: August 2015, traveled solo
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Thank castella995
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Reviewed July 29, 2015
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  • Stayed: June 2015, traveled as a couple
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Thank kyosei
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Reviewed March 9, 2015
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  • Stayed: February 2015, traveled solo
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Thank chihirodeo
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Additional Information about Marina Inn

Address: 55/31 Gandhi Irwin Road | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 600008, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 415 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: $23 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Boutique Hotel, located diagonally opposite to the Chennai Egmore Station.. The hotels offers 48 rooms with choice of Veg and Non-Veg restaurants and a Lounge Bar.. ... more   less 
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