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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I will remember my one night stay for the excellent service I received on arrival, delicious lamb biriyani served with love and a lovely spread of breakfast choices. Vivanta has a character which invites you back.

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Dear Mr. Vinod, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location met up to your expectations. Your kind words of praise will surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. It is of great importance to us when a guest...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We love old heritage hotels but appreciate they're not for everyone. This hotel was the first grand hotel in what was British Madras and the Taj group seem to have been keeping it in good condition by looking after it well. The hotel is currently undergoing a major refurb, so only 35 or so rooms were in use during our...

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings and services met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future visits and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful property which actually is a heritage building. Value for money with decent size gym, swimming pool and steam room. Highlight of the hotel is their staff and their customer services. I was received by the duty manager Iqbal who went extra mile to help me in the early of hours of the morning. I had to...

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings and services met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future visits and...

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

With lot of expectations we decided to stay at taj vivanta but we had a bad experience on the first night stay there. There were lot of mosquitoes and we got bitten in spite of having the repellent on in the room. At last since we couldn't sleep at all we called up reception early morning 5 and informed them....

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Dear Varghese, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor! Constructive feedback goes a long way in helping us align products and services. It has been a great disappointment to note that your overall impressions of the hotel is far from satisfactory as we have not been able to deliver as per our...

Aurangabad, India
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had a long stay at the hotel with my wife. The staff was very courteous and helping. Took very good care of us, managed our special requests and preferences. The hotel is undergoing renovation and hence the raintree and other restaurants were not functional. Rooms are nice and spacious. The hotel has the old world charm considering the fact that...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location and food met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future...

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel has tried to retain its charm by maintain a few old school thoughts. The staff is very friendly. Unfortunately couldn't sleep well due to loud phone ringing noise coming to my room through the door which connects the two rooms from inside. I think the sound proofing wasn't adequate. I was encouraged to share the feedback about my...

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Bajaj, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! At the outset please accept my sincere apologies for not being able to provide you with the best of experience during your recent visit. We have taken note of your feedback shared with us and we shall be addressing it during our renovation. It is of great importance to us when...

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent and very courteous staff, lovely hotel, luxurious rooms, prompt magic genie like service, great ambience. I would surely recommend anybody who wants a great experience to stay in this hotel right in the heart of the city.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments and it has boosted us in improving our day to day Operations. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us when...

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Pool area is an absolute paradise For those complaining that rooms are not ultra modern they should appreciate that the Taj style is traditional. If you want gimics and poor quality room design and features go elsewhere. The rooms are traditional with handmade hardwood fixtures and floors designed to last many many years. Does a church lol ultra modern and...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 26 September 2016

heritage property in the city centre, you can see the colonial architecture here and get a feel of the past, really preserved hotel with amazing rooms and food! wise spread of breakfast and good view from the pool...

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Dear Mr. Dubey, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments and it has boosted us in improving our day to day Operations. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us...

Jaipur, India
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest buildings in Chennai situated at the heart of the city, featuring the colonial architecture with all the modern amenities one could think of. There is nothing to add to the unparalleled, world beating hospitality of the Taj hotels. The breakfast was diverse and delicious. Highly recommended.

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vivanta by 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. Today it is infused with the spirited style of Vivanta by Taj. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Address: Binny Road, Chennai 600002, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai > Nungambakkam
Price Range: ₹ 7,000 - ₹ 35,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chennai
#11 Luxury Hotel in Chennai
#11 Spa Hotel in Chennai
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chennai
#16 Family Hotel in Chennai
#17 Business Hotel in Chennai
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“best location niseless”
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“Loved the suit rooms..”
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“Garden view is better. City view is not good sight.”
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“Rooms facing the pool are better”
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