We stayed here three nights recently as guests at a wedding function.
The resort is located a block away from the beach at Pallavakkam on the ECR, about 30-40min drive from the Chennai Airport.
The hotel is laid out in a sprawling property with lush green lawns, a decent sized swimming pool with water slide, small restaurant and separate bar. Our room was in a heritage style wooden Kerala cottage overlooking a small garden with a resident flock of babbling babblers, squirrels and some rather friendly cats! Sitting in the verandah, it was hard to believe that this was not a peaceful rural setting. The city of Chennai seemed light years away.
Back to reality:
The rooms are well appointed and comfortable, if dimly lit. Regular style rooms are well lit though lack the ambiance of the wooden cottages.
The menu was mostly Kerala cuisine, tasty and served in good portions. Best to eat at the restaurant where though slow, the service was certainly faster than in the room.
Room service was tardy and housekeeping was most lackadaisical. No one bothered to clear a dirty dish kept out on the balcony the previous evening; I saw the cats having a go, no wonder they were so friendly! The same dishes were uncleared even the next day. Housekeeping was not enthusiastic about daily cleaning of the room though they provided a new set of towels.
For the room rate, the least the hotel could do would be to provide a kettle in the room for tea and coffee. Room service took an hour to bring the morning coffee the first day. On the second day, they were better organised and came around early with the coffee.
This is a good venue to host functions such as weddings with adequate space and greenery. The weather in December is perfect for such events.
Children have plenty of place to run around and the water slide in the pool is a big attraction making it a good place for a family weekend place so near yet so far from the crowded city ..........
Overall efficiency of service could be improved but with a bit of attention, this hotel has a lot of potential.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green Meadows Resort ECR Chennai: Green Meadows Resort on the ECR is a Ethnic Kerala Resort offers facilities for Accommodation, Banquets, Conferences, Receptions, Weddings, Rain Dance, Ayuvedic Rejuvenation and multi-cuisine restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green Meadows Hotel Chennai (Madras)