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“Decent” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ambica Empire
Ranked #135 of 386 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Delhi
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2009

Prompt service, nice clean roomsconvinient loaction, Tasty food and free wifi in the room. That is what I look forward to.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2009

Hotel is quite away from the city of Chennai - my family had a personal driver so it was not an hassle.

Entrance to the hotel was very nice with elaborated and huge paintings all over. Rooms were nice, clean and a large plasma TV. Toilet was clean too.

I stayed here for only one night so couldnt comment much on the hotel.

Food was good.

Overall this hotel is good and will come back as it is quiet and staff are friendly.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Vellore
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44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2009

Generally a good Hotel. The food was good. The service was fair. Bathrooms clean. The only drawbacks- a little too expensive for the service and not very close to the main business district. The distance to the Chennai convention center is a good 45 minutes ride.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2007

Got to stay there because nearby hotels were full. Don't be fooled by the nice outside. "Best Western" would have higher standard (only realized the affiliation on TripAdvisor). Count yourself as a tough traveler if you plan to stay there. Some examples:
1. Tainted spots on towels, which sometimes were removed but not replaced.
2. Floor not vacuumed everyday.
3. Bottled water was in *opened* bottle, and charged as minibar.
4. Breakfast could be done in 5 minutes, but still would feel sick to watch them scratching food debris off the table with poker-like cards, sometimes in front of my plate. [Table clothes were never changed.] Didn't (dare to) try dinner there.
5. Two small rolls of toilet paper that would make it tough at night if you have a sensitive stomach.
6. Tiny desk that is not suitable for business stay.
7. Effective morning call at around 6am when traffic started heating up.

Besides, the staff seemed not very competitive. Checkout process was long, and also at breakfast different people came to check my room #, sometimes in between of 30 seconds.

Definitely not a comfy hotel for many travelers I know. Stay there only when you have no other options.

Stayed December 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2004

I have stayed here three times, and the hotel lives up to its motto 'The hotel with a heart'. The staff are very courteous and helpful, and the rooms are very comfortable. All in all a great value

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Additional Information about Ambica Empire

Property: Ambica Empire
Address: #79 100 Feet Road | 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras) 600026, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambica Empire 3.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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