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“Good City Base” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand by GRT Hotels
Ranked #13 of 372 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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London
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good City Base”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2007

A very nice modern Hotel with good helpful and friendly staff. Rooms very spacious and well appointed, but not very 'indian'. The Buffet restaurant was OK but the a la carte menu was better and cheaper if you don't have a huge appetite. The in-house Indian restaurant was absolutely superb, both food and decor. Wine was also available. The Spencer Plaza Shopping Centre is only a cheap TukTuk ride away, and all the tourist attractions are within easy reach.

  • Liked — Clean and efficient
  • Disliked — Irregular restauarant opening times
  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Holidaymaker099
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


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Bellevue, WA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

I only stayed here one night and certainly everything was 5-star.

However, you expect that when you are paying $240 a night (for a suite mind you) for a hotel in India.

Very clean and bright, and the staff are extra friendly. I had some great chats with some of the food and beverage supervisors in the bar ...

The restaurant, The Copper Pot, is excellent and moderately priced. I have had curry all over the world and the lamb curry they do is up there with the best.

Overall, this is definitely 5-star, but just a little too expensive, especially considering it is next door to the Residency Towers which is about half the price for an equally comfortable stay.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — A bit too expensive
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank WaynePenner
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

We married in Chennai in December 2004 and my in-laws booked this hotel for our wedding night. We knew it was reasonably priced, as we were on a budget, but didn't know what else to expect. What we did get was a large professional clean modern hotel! The room was a decent size, clean and great decor with a nice bathroom. The lobby is impressive and the in-house restaurant served great food! Cant recommend this hotel enough! I stayed one night at the very expensive Sheraton before my wedding and the GRT grand was just as good for much much less. We were also pleased to see they left a cake and a basket of fruit in our room to make our special day more special! Nice to see a hotel that takes time to do the little extras. Stay at the Grand days and have a comfortable, friendly stay.

  • Liked — Value for money and clean bright rooms
  • Stayed December 2004, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank AyersAbroad
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


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General Manager
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Lund
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2006

Most of the time Chennai is congested, polluted, hot and pretty chaotic. Staying at GRT Grand Days is cool and comfortable. It's a welcome haven in a difficult city. The hotel is located kind of between the shopping and the business area. Most of the places you would want to go are just a short autoride away (unless you get stuck in a traffic jam), The interior architecture gives the hotel an interesting ambience. The rooms are situated around an open space extending from the ground floor lobby and up through the entire building. Two glass elevators carry guests up and down from the lobby, much like astronauts on their way to and from the launch pad. So if you are scared of heights it might be a bit scary to stay high up in the building as only the floor railing separates you from the abyss. I stayed there with my family (including two small kids) although Grand Days caters primarily to a (mainly Indian) business clientele. We had a room on the top floor (9th) with uninterupted views over southwestern Chennai. The children loved the elevator rides! The service and staff was good and flexible and you can tell that the place is under good management. Even at 4.30 in the morning when we checked out things were just as efficient and friendly as during daytime.

  • Liked — The efficiency of the service and the effortlessness in staying there.
  • Disliked — Being surrounded by males talking on mobile phones in the restaurant.
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't use the expensive minibar. Buy your own stuff at Spencer Plaza.
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank janmagnusson
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2006

Excellent service. Hotel staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. Rooms are also large, very cosy and clean. Except for the lack of TV programmes in the English language, this hotel is highly recommended as a home away from home for a foreign traveller...

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


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Camborne Cornwall ENgland
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2006

Rooms are large, comfortable and well appointed with emperor bed, sofa and chair, kettle, minibar and hairdryer. Complimentary mineral water, fruit, chocolates and newspaper. Immaculately clean with good housekeeping service. Two restaurants open but there are normally three. Food superb and maitre D very helpful on choices. Service exceptional. A hotel that we would highly recommend as a retreat from the bustle of Chennai.

Stayed January 2006
Helpful?
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
General Manager
HP: 9840964282
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2005

For people like me, who have been out of Madras ( Chennai ) for a long time, either in Bombay ( Mumbai ) or outside the country, the stay at GRT Grand Days was something to remember for. The rooms were just the size, with the right type of decor and the restaurents excellent, especially to enjoy real south indian delicacies - we did enjoy our breakfast ! All in all, for budget stay with real value for money, Grand Days is recommended

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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ChennaiGrtgrand, General Manager at Grand by GRT Hotels, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. I will certainly convey your sentiments to the team, who will be enthused to meet and exceed your expectations, every time you visit us.

We hope to see you soon when your travel brings you to our area.

Best Regards


Sasikumar. U
General Manager
HP: 9840964282
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Property: Grand by GRT Hotels
Address: 120 Sir Thyagaraya Road | T.Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#12 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#12 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#22 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#35 Best Value Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand by GRT Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GRAND by GRT Hotels, the best four star accommodations in India, has on offer the best possible lodging in town. With over 133 rooms of sheer luxury, GRT Grand provides rooms for the travelling executive at most affordable rates. Coupled with facilities such as in-house conference halls, convention centers and restaurants, we offer you our complete hospitality with a specially trained crew to make sure your stay with us is surely grand. ... more   less 
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