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“Worst experience ever, Not recommended”
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Raj Residency
Ranked #340 of 403 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Reviewed April 10, 2013

This hotel is not worth spending in thousands,
Bad customer service, Untidy room, dirty washroom, bugs an cockroaches in the bed worthless television , over all a very bad experience.. God knows how they got even 2 starts..

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

no words to describe d trauma i experienced when i stayed dere for a day. Rum was dirty..bathrum worse..and d worst was d bugs dat was lurking in the bed. Perfect location for a haunted movie. My dog has a better rum dan dis. Plz never evr subject urself to such a trauma.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

I had visited Hotel Raj Residency, Chennai on 20.10.2013 along with my wife for one day. I had booked a non-AC double bed room over the phone and had already informed them that we would be checking-in at 4:30 in the morning.

Inspite of the this, there was no one at the reception counter. Checking in took a hell lot of time. At the time of checking in, they asked for the entire room rent plus a security deposit of Rs. 500 /- which I found to be quite strange.

The room was pathetic to say the least. There door of the bathroom was broken. There were bugs around. Dirt all around. There is no kitchen in the hotel. Packed food without utensils are served from outside.

The only advantage is the location of the hotel. It is bang opposite Chennai Egmore Railway Station.Chennai Central is about 20 minutes drive from here. There are lots of better hotels in its vicinity. One can find a number of restaurants around. Autos are readily available.

If for any reason, you need to book a room in this hotel, do not book it over the phone or else if you do book it over the phone may be you must try booking the deluxe AC rooms.

Room Tip: Avoid booking over the phone or online as these guys seems to take you for granted in these cases...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank souradipta
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel should be removed from ALL websites under the trade descriptions act as it no way resembles what is advertised. Arriving at midnight from the airport (all our requests via phone and email for the 'pick up service' had been ignored-I was hung up on twice) the man at Reception had no record of our booking and insisted we go to a cafe the next day and print the details out, even though we showed him on our phone. The room was horrible: dirty bathroom, loo seat hanging off, holes in the wall, big open space in brickwork into some kind of shaft that let in all the mosquitoes(the building is infested) no 'free toiletries', disgusting filthy mat, ancient tv, AC unit broken and part hanging off, droppings in the wardrobe, no internet as stated. Signature bedding? one bottom sheet, but no top sheet, just an old blanket, pillow so dirty you could smell it through the (clean) pillowcase. We didn't dare use the mattress or the pillows, but used our treated sleeping bag liners and blow up pillows. Staff sleep in the hallways on the broken furniture. The 'view' was onto the back of other buildings and a pile of rubble. The balcony is a horrid little concrete affair, just about big enough for a chair. We have been travelling through South and central America, staying in hostels, but this is the worst place we have stayed in EVER. The only plus side to this location is that you can get breakfast at Saravanna Bhavan, a fantastic veggie food chain, which is next door. Otherwise, the experience is totally depressing.

Room Tip: book a room somewhere else
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

GOOD....
If the aroma of good food brings a smile to your face and lightens up your mood, then Appetite for a Stroll by Syam. The surroundings is very quiet which is hard to find in city life.

i recommend...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I reached Chennai and was to join an organization in few days, so along with friends needed a place to stay on tight budget before finding a house on rent. After getting down at Chennai Central, taxi driver took us to this hotel, presumingly 'cause of commission attached. Location was good as Egmore had good connectivity with all locations via local train. We were too tired to look around for another hotel and decided to stay here. Rooms were pathetic, bathrooms had provision for salty water only. For food we have to look around outside the hotel.
Overall, it was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The hotel condition is very pathetic. Please remove this hotel from your site.
Otherwise please will not book through cleartrip.
Hotel rooms are nasty a/c lights tv nothing is functioning propery.
Hotel service is very poor. The rooms are dirty and bedding cllothers are not
washed . Bath room is very ugtly.
Fegret for my stay
wtih regret
M K Ravi

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Raj Residency

Address: 22 Raj Residency Kennet Lane | Egmore, Chennai (Madras) 600008, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #340 of 403 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: $10 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Raj Residency 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Chennai city, 2 minutes walk from Egmore railway station, 5 minutes drive from central railway station, 30 minutes drive from airport and within east access to all commercial, shopping and entertainment institutions. 70 well appointed guest rooms, both A/C and Non A/C with Direct Dialing facilities, color TV and other facilities: 24 hours room service, in-house laundry service (same day delivery), 24 hours money exchange, safe locker, safe deposit and more. ... more   less 
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