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“nice hotel but useless management”
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Hotel Baboo Soorya
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Kanchipuram
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nice hotel but useless management”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

I stayed with my friends (25 of us) at this hotel on 6/2/2012.There were few defects (fan control knob missing,telephone for decorative purpose,lights were fused and bed sheets were dirty)I brought to the front desk at 5 p.m. 10 minutes after check in.My friends also complained about the condition of the rooms.The front desk girls called the manager and he said he will attend to it.I again reminded him to attend to the defects before leaving for kanchi temple.We were back about 8 p.m and asked the manager whether problems were settled.To our surprise this arrogant manager told us 'our electricians just went back home and why we didn't complain earlier'.This is not the only hotel in India that is screwd up almost all hotels.I am really shy to say that I am an Indian because this arrogant people are very good at giving excuses and never learn from others.I strongly suggest that the management visit hotels at other contries or sack the manager.These people are only interested in money.Every hotels we visit is almost the same.It seem like they never check the condition of the rooms periodically.God knows what the housekeeping is responsible of.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2011

I stayed at this hotel during an organized tour to Kanchipuram. The AC room was nice and quiet. The bed was confortable but not the huge and hard pillow. There were holes and stains on the bedsheets, but they seemed to have been washed. The towels were used and grey but clean. Bathroom was clean. We got toilet paper after requesting it. Overall, the room was nice. The reception lobby was quite impressive. As in many big Indian hotels, there are (too) many staff around. There is a staircase and a lift. I did not much interact with the staff, but they seemed ok... there was a funny guy dressed in a traditional suit that is supposed to open the door of the restaurant when you approach it. Quite a nice dress, turban and moustache (folkloric enough?).
Overall, it is well maintained. We much appreciated the food in the AC restaurant downstairs, but I'd recommend that you'd go out for a cheaper place for the breakfast.
The good thing I was surprised by was the quietness of the room (no noise from the street nor from inside the hotel). Nice place to sleep.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2011

I went to this hotel following a recommendation from Frommers. It is very convenient to get to especially if you're coming off the bus (it's only three or four blocks away from the bus stand). The hotel is pretty nice with a large lobby (with English speaking staff), a restaurant and tasteful decorations. The rooms were quite large and the shower was spotless. The hotel is also conveniently located next to some temples (not really hard to do, though, given the size of Kanchipuram). The only drawback I would say is the price-the hotel is twice the price of other budget hotels. While there are definitely a few more amenities in this hotel than your typical budget hotel, the price is still relatively high by Indian standards. Still, if you're looking for a nice, clean place to unwind, this is one of the best options in Kanchipuram.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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St Austell
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2011

This was a great base for our short stay in Kanchipuram. The town itself is busy and noisy, albeit fascinating, and Hotel Baboo Soorya was situated right in the middle of it, but down a quiet side-road. It meant you were within easy walking distance of the temples, bus stand etc. but could also escape the bustle within seconds of arriving at the hotel.

The reception staff spoke English and were courteous and helpful. The grand open foyer was immediately impressive and our standard air conditioned room was also pleasing. It was relatively simple, but comfortable and clean. As with most of the Tamil Nadu town hotels we stayed at, there was nowhere to sit out and our window just looked out on the walls of other buildings, but this seems to be the norm. You would not leave a window open around here anyway, as there were several monkeys always looking for a way in!

We booked and paid for the hotel through Octopus Travel/Trip Advisor using Pay-Pal which made it a very easy and safe way to arrange the booking from the UK, as opposed to several hotels which required bank account transfers for the deposit.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Kanchipuram for business or pleasure and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2010

We booked this during our friend's marriage and had a lot of fun.. The hotel has a bar with it which is one of the most famous bar in Kanchi..Impressive reception area totally let down by quality of room. It is located in a central place, which is easy for us to visit all the temples.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2010

Impressive reception area totally let down by quality of room. Not sure where they took the picture on web-site, but we couldn't find it. A/C was so noisy we had to turn it off to sleep. When it was on balcony flooded! There was a bar - but restaurant wasn't open - we were told. Close to temples, etc., but we felt it didn't really cater for tourists. Shame.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

I went with my family to visit the temples in Kanchipuram in a Cab from Chennai. I already inquired with my friend about the hotel to stay on. So we straightaway went to this hotel for booking. It is located in a central place, which is easy for us to visit all the temples. The first main attraction is the Car Parking, which is very spacious. The Receptionist is very friendly with the customers and the room service is also very good. The rooms are very clean and romantic. The cost charged around 900 rs to 1200 rs for a single day which middle class people will think. But looking at the facilities and cleanliness, we can give this amount.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Baboo Soorya
Address: No 85, East Raja Street | Near by bus stand, Kanchipuram 631501, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanchipuram District > Kanchipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Kanchipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baboo Soorya 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities--------------36 Rooms Soorya Bar Anjappar Authentic Chettinad RestaurantBanquet Hall Doctor on Call Safety Spacious Car ParkingAll Major Credit Cards and Debit cards are accepted 24 hrs Room Service ... more   less 
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Hotel Baboo Soorya Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

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