Grand Chola hotel is really big and very we'll decorated. White marble is everywhere, starting from a huge staircase next to the reception desk to the buffet restaurant. Room are spacious, clean and very well equipped, especially with the centralized system on the iPad (controlling everything in the room A/C, lights, tv, door...)
Staff are kind and helpful, sometime a bite slow (espresso coffee should be served in short time...)
I've spent there a short week several month ago and had the chance to try the Italian restaurant, pan-Asia and the buffet for breakfast.
The breakfast is really amazing and from my French picky point of view, the croissant section is really, really, really good... Choice is amazing. Perfect to start a day, but I'd advice to skip the lunch after such an enjoyable choice.
I was disappointed by pan-Asia, living in china for 7 years, loving Japanese food, I didn't enjoy the cod fish that I ordered covered with a sweet sauce, nothing Japanese there.
The Italian restaurant is quite good, and the choice is interesting, but I had the feeling that it was very very salty (I had the same feeling of salty meal with a room service of the Indian menu).
At last, the gym and swimming pool, everything is there, but so cold, so empty... The only human I saw were the employees of the hotel, it's a bit strange to be always alone is such a big place.
That's my feeling of this hotel, everything is there and fine, but it's very cold and dehumanized.
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- Set in an opulent, palatial design which pays homage to Southern India’s grand empires, the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai overlooks verdant parks and gardens. Experience understated Indian hospitality in an exquisite property with a distinct personality. ... more less
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