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“BIG in size ..Zero otherwise...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Checkers Hotel
Ranked #305 of 386 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BIG in size ..Zero otherwise...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

Hotel is big (in size). Cockroach menace welcomed me..My Electric kettle was full of them. In spite of complaints cockroaches didn't disappear but the kettle itself disappeared and was never replaced. Carpets have started stinking. Service in the dining hall was pathetic. It took us 2 hours to consume one peg and the second peg was never served until we got up and were forced to have our dinner in Ponusammy restaurant on the opposite There was nobody to take my complaint. It was a very bad experience.

Room Tip: Please se that cockroaches have been ousted and carpets have been cleaned and stopped stinking
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank phartyal
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

The hotel is a downtrodden old place. The only good things to talk about here are the location (close to airport) and the entrance lobby.

Coming to all that really matters to a traveler-
Check-in- process smooth, No information provided on the amenities available in the hotel.
Rooms are old and oddly designed, with old furniture. The walls are wet with leakage and the paint flaking and powdery. the carpets lining the floor are dirty with a strong underlying stench wafting under the mask of the air freshener.
Sleeping arrangement- round beds with bumpy mattresses, smelly pillows. the bed is surrounded with a glass topped table which is chipped at the edges making it extremely unsafe. To add to the insult, I found an open safety pin on my bed in the morning.
TV- Sansui LCD with a horrible screen. Suddenly switches between black and white and color modes. Picture quality not clear.
Bathroom- cheap quality toiletries supplied no hair dryer. The shower started to leak from odd places suddenly during the shower. (Picture attached)
Free WiFi- Did not work, on enquiring with the reception they had no clue when it would be restored.
Breakfast-
Plastic plates, bowls and cups. Stained dirty and oily.
Staff and cook extremely uncouth and arrogant.
food quality average- the only place in south India where I could not find good quality south Indian food too.
Highlight was the numerous flies in the restaurant.
Room rates- 5500 per night.
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By far the place tops among the worst places I have stayed in my 2 years of travel in India.

Room Tip: Checkers- Strictly do not enter.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Don't ever take this hotel. It is horrible. Pathetic. Rooms are stinking, furniture totally worn out, food sucks. We stayed there in feb 2012 and had a tough time. Few lights in the room didn't have switches and we couldn't turn them off in the night. Any lodge in chennai wud be better than this place. Please avoid this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rajeshamir
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139 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

Location wise good hotel at guindy. Rooms were slightly old fashioned needs renovation. Wifi facility is slower as compared to others. Breakfast & dinner was taste wise good. Money wise it is not the best in industry. Good service for air port drop & pick up facility.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Thank sdeshmukh
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Goa
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37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

Stayed here from 5th Jan 12 to 8th Jan 12. The snaps on the website show a different picture but in actuality the place is run down, smelly & dingy. The entire place needs to be done up once again fro m scratch. Hygiene level in the buffet restaurant is very poor. left over food stains on the buffet counter & chaffing dishes are an eyesore & put your appetite off too. The water in the food pan unchanged for days together stares at you when you walk in for an early breakfast at buffet breakfast time. Was afraid to try the food in their other restaurants as was certain about non maintenance of hygiene standards in their kitchen The taxi service insist on cash payment every time you avail this facility. I had to throw a fit on each occasion as I wanted the amount to feature on the room bill & this despite the confirmation of this facility by reception on every single occasion.

Room Tip: Avoid, avoid only avoid!!!!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kamran S
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Pune, India
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you need to stay near Guindy Junction then this is good option.
It has good rooms with very nice interior. The staff was very helpful and decent.
Food was very nice with lots of options to eat. The hotel has 2-3 restaurant with one roof top restaurant.
Travel desk is very helpful and has immediate service.

Overall its nice experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AmitK06
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hyderabad
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122 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Checkers hotel is very near to Airport, I stayed there for few hours in transit. Its a good value for money. At reasonable cost you get good deal. For short transit it is too good. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank hoteladvice123
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Property: The Checkers Hotel
Address: No 30 Mount Road, Chennai (Madras) 600015, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #305 of 386 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Checkers Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best things in life happen out of the blue. Experience the newest address on Chennai's hotel scene. The Checkers hotel features 120 rooms and suites with Hi-Speed Wi-Fi access, plasma screen TV's, direct ISD/STD dialing, DVD movie library, luxury beds & complimentary tea and coffee. Other features include a choice of 3 specialty restaurants, All Day Dining restaurant & cafe, 5 banquet options, business center, sky pool on level 10, gym & fitness center, modern spa. ... more   less 
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