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Binny Road Anna Salai, Chennai (Madras) 600002 India
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#26 of 1,179 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city's only heritage hotel, built in 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, renamed Albany in 1886, finally re-established as The Connemara in 1890. It was an Art Deco look that the Connemara sported when it ‘reopened’ in 1937. And the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa added his touch to the tower block and linking pool in 1974.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
On-demand films
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Tamil
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keasdad wrote a review 4 Dec
Thane, India92 contributions48 helpful votes
Retaining the grandeur of the past while maintaining the efficiency of today is always a challenge, but the Taj Connemara does both with elan. Beautifully restored the hotel evokes a sense of calm in the middle of the city, while offering all the modern requirements most graciously
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Athena Salim, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Sajeev K wrote a review Sep 2022
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions
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Wonderful day raj Connemara given the excellent hospitality we start with lady Connemara drinks and bits was good thank you to Stephan and Chandra followed by the verandah was nice ambiance Shankar taken care very well thanks to the taj hospitality
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Sep 2022
Dear Sanjeev, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable time and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Ganesh K wrote a review 3 Dec
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Had a Friends Get Together in aTaj Connemara bar . Service of waiter Chandran and Stephen was excellent . We all had a great time. Lot of Drinks Variery excellent Food . Very silent atmosphere which I love a lot . It is becoming our favorite point
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Ganesh, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you with us at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Sunil wrote a review 3 Dec
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Taj always top of the hospitality . The food and service always good . Stephan and Chandra taken care very well my friend's and my self happy with service . The way of welcoming with the smiling face .the bar music is very chill and romantic . Selection of list is good
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Sunilli, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you with us at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Mukesh wrote a review 3 Dec
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Lady connemera lounge are is a best meeting place in Chennai city . The ambiance food and service completely wonderful specially thanks to the service team mr Stephan mr Chandra and mr prabha . Thank u
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Mukesh, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you with us at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Aditya Bansal wrote a review 3 Dec
New Delhi, India9 contributions
Not even close to the Taj experience. The co-ordination between the guest services and housekeeping was worst. Had to make 6 reminder calls for the smallest of things like a bottle of water, after 1 hour and escalating the issue with night duty manager got drinking water. Overall had a very sour experience, be it the breakfast also, items were not getting replenished, multiple requests, the curries were self service but the breads and dosa were to be ordered on the table, and by the time the breads came the food would get cold, only saving grace was mr. bhaskar who in the end and took care of us proactively. Sadly but the experience was not what you expect from TAJ. Rooms allocation was messed up despite making all requests 3 days in advance. Rooms were very clean as always Check out was also like just pay and leave, no one asked about the experience, feedback nothing. I just hope it was the first and last bad experience for me with Taj..as in the past my experiences in other Taj properties were exceptional.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Excellent location, in the heart of the city
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Taj Connemara, Chennai At the onset, please accept my apologies for the difficulties experienced by you during your stay. Your feedback has been addressed with the key stakeholders and we will ensure that this does not occur in the future. May we please request you to share a convenient time to call so that we may speak with you. We greatly value your patronage and hope you give us another opportunity to restore your faith in our services. We look forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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sonali K wrote a review 2 Dec
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Service with smile done by mr stephan mr chandra and mr peter lady connemara staff maked every small things of my preference is well noted by staff really heart touched thanku to the taj connemara team
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Dear Sonali, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you with us at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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GoPlaces60979046106 wrote a review Nov 2022
Mr Vijaya and housekeeping teams are really helpful regarding the room service..Rooms are very nice and comfortable. All staff of the hotel very friendly with the guest. Thanks for the lovely service. With regards Subekcha
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Subekcha, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. I have shared your appreciation with Vijay and he is very happy to note that his contribution has been appreciated and recognized by you. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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Chandan N wrote a review Nov 2022
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It has always been great pleasure to visit Taj Connemara Chennai . The check in was smooth, room's on the heritage block are comfortable. House keeping staff Sanjoy / Vijay are very helpful and fulfill your needs within minutes. Overall wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Chandan, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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CDeka wrote a review Nov 2022
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I got the best services in Taj Connemara. THANKS to Mr. Vijay Kumar and Mr. Sanjay Mondal. Rooms are very hygienic. Always pleasure to visit here. Keep up the good work. Thank you so much Taj Connemara.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara, Chennai! It was indeed a pleasure to have you stay at Taj Connemara, Chennai and we appreciate your time to share feedback. We are elated to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your generous compliments for all the ladies and gentlemen who work with us. Your words will be a tremendous source of inspiration for them. The team and I look forward to your continued visits and we assure you of our best service and attention at all times. Warm regards, Athena Salim General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$100 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vivanta by taj - connemara, chennai hotel chennai (madras), hotel taj connemara chennai
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduChennai DistrictChennai (Madras)Nungambakkam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
147
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taj Connemara, Chennai
Which popular attractions are close to Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Nearby attractions include Spencer Plaza (0.2 km), Cane and Bamboo (0.1 km), and Old Curiosity Shop (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Annalakshmi Restaurant, The Raintree, and The Verandah.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Taj Connemara, Chennai have airport transportation?
Yes, Taj Connemara, Chennai offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Taj Connemara, Chennai offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taj Connemara, Chennai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Tamil.