New Woodlands Hotel

New Woodlands Hotel

72 - 75 Dr Radha Krishnan Road, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India
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3.5
#89 of 577 hotels in Chennai (Madras)
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Chennai (Madras), look no further than New Woodlands Hotel.

Close to some of Chennai (Madras)'s most popular landmarks, such as St. Thomas Mount National Shrine (1.3 mi) and Kamakshi Amman Temple (1.4 mi), New Woodlands Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a sofa, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

New Woodlands Hotel features room service and a concierge. In addition, as a valued Woodlands Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you like Italian restaurants, Hotel New Woodlands is conveniently located near Amethyst Cafe, Tuscana Pizzeria, and Cappuccino.

Best of all, New Woodlands Hotel Chennai makes it easy to experience some great Chennai (Madras) attractions like Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centres, which is a popular science museum.

The staff at New Woodlands Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Concierge
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

72 - 75 Dr Radha Krishnan Road, Chennai (Madras) 600004 India
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 69 out of 100
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Peter_J2020 wrote a review Jan 2022
Bengaluru, India22 contributions19 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 2 days in January 2022 because my office booked me. After reading several awful reviews, I had pretty low expectations. But I was pleasantly surprised. The check-in was quick and efficient. No problems there. The room was really clean and so was the bathroom. The bed linen and towels were also fresh and clean. The hotel provides soap and shampoo. Bring your own toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit and other toiletries, including toilet paper. Room service was quick - I ordered just coffee. I didn't eat in the restaurant so I can't comment on the food. The staff were polite and reasonably friendly.
This hotel is good value for money, especially if you have an extended stay in Chennai.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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sunilt1960 wrote a review Mar 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,002 contribution41 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Conveniently located at the heart of the city, the rooms, though generously spacious and well-kept, bear the mark of aging construction. Yet, the staff compensates with their warm and welcoming demeanor.. However, in comparison to contemporary standards in lodging, boarding, and dining, New Woodlands appears somewhat dated. The absence of welcome drinks, card keys, robust WiFi, and modern bathroom amenities is noticeable.

The hotel earns its acclaim for its exceptional South Indian cuisine served in the renowned restaurants. Even amidst the aging infrastructure, the dining establishments consistently deliver delectable fare with efficiency. The rooms, while suitable and fitting for a brief stay, may not align with the contemporary expectations of luxury.

Notably, the pricing remains reasonable, making it a sensible choice for those seeking both affordability and convenience. Although they did not charge for the early check in at 12 noon, they charged half day for check out at 8pm.

Situated perfectly on Radhakrishna Road, the hotel's prime location is undeniable, and seems to be a popular place for those attending the US visa process. The hotel proves advantageous for exploring key attractions, including Marina, Beach, Valluvarkottam, and Kapaleeshwarar temple, all within a half-hour radius.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Manish K wrote a review Jun 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,996 contributions365 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The New Woodlands hotel is located on Dr. Radha Krishna Salai near Mylapore and is among the most well-known hotels in the area. Be it for its restaurants with the tasty food served (pure vegetarian) or as a place to stay in or hold banquets/functions, it does not let you down.

The hotel has a comfortable vibe, nothing flashy, but contemporary and relaxing. The rooms are not the most luxurious but were comfortable and well-equipped. Service was a bit mixed, but otherwise, it was a good place to stay in.
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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pksubramanian wrote a review Mar 2020
South Pasadena, California124 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been regulars at the New Woodlands for many years. One of the few hotels that still maintains old world charm and values. It is not a single monolith building like many new hotels. The rooms are spread over a wide campus.As we went to check-in we met many old long term acquaintances welcoming us and inquiring about our well being etc. And the staff whether in the restaurants laundry etc., welcomed us like family. We have not seen such courtesy or kindness at any other hotel whether in India or overseas. And the manager, Mr. Babu went out of his way to ensure we had a wonderful stay. The food (vegetarian), a hallmark of the hotel, is exceptionally good. Besides South Indian one can now get North Indian or Continental varieties as well. If you want to rent a car it is better to reserve it the previous day. Mr. Murugan at the laundry ensured our clothes were ready by 8 pm each day. Mr. Mani and Ms Subhashri at the reception were extremely helpful often going out of their way to do so. Our rooms were large by today's standards (20' x 15') with a separate sitting room and very comfortable overall.

Overall including room rent, food, laundry and occasional use of a rental car, our expenses averaged around $65 per day for two. That is excellent value and we had a wonderful stay at the Woodlands.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Valavanur Natar... K wrote a review Mar 2021
Chennai (Madras), India1,275 contribution72 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
At these times of Covid pandemic
most restuarants have suffered in more than one way.

Woodlands Hotels, a pioneering venture in city of Chennai has had its share of woes.

Firstly they had to close down their famous stand alone Mathura Restuarant on Anna Salai ,for they had to lay off most of its cooking staff all above 60 as per
directive of Corporation health dept due to covid 19 pandemic .

They also had to shut down the
Tanjore restuarant in their main hotel premises on RK salai for months on forcreaaons same or some other.

Now they have reopened this Tanjore restuarant in GF after many months behind the area, where they once had their main hotel reception .

This move is welcome as elders who patronized this no frill south Indian Plantain leaf Thali (More like home food) restuarant , need not climb one flight of stairs as the old one was located earlier in the first floor .The old one was ofcourse more spacious. The new space is cramped and seating numbers are down.

But my peeve today was that a restuarant of such repute, is not strictly adhering to covid protocols specified by Govt .
No temperature is recorded of guests at the entrance.

Most seem to ignore mask wearing. In fact the server who attended on us had to be ticked off to follow protocol as he was not wearing the mask covering his mouth and nose.

No Servers wore any gloves and some items like Pappad & sweets are served with plain hands . Social distancing are also not as specified .

The food usually bordering on average to Okay today was surely below par ,perhaps due to lack of their experienced chefs .

The cost of this no frill thali meal only has gone up from Rs150 to Rs 200.

Honestly after having had lunch in this restuarant , I file this report with prayer that all will be well for I am 72 with diabetes and has fortunately had the first shot of covishield vaccine this month beginning .

The management will do well to ensure protocols are strictly adhered to by their serving staff or close the restuatant as it can become a place, where infection can take off .

Personally I will not be visiting this restuarant again ,during this covid times specially , when the virus is beginning to lift its ugly head once again ,thanks to people forgetting to follow protocols .
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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gpadmana wrote a review Jul 2022
Bangalore248 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay here everytime I go to Chennai.  Stayed in a non-ac single room for 2 nights. Reached there at 10pm. The person at the reception asked me if I had dinner. If not, I could order now. Very pleasant welcome.
The room litter bins had paper instead if plastic covers. Very environment conscious.
I had left a broken earphone in the room. The house keeping person came running to the gate to give it to me after I had checked out. Excellent presence of mind. And the security at the gate requested me to stand inside the gate and wait for the auto as otherwise the stand auto drivers would unnecessarily harass me. How considerate.
A suggestion: Just like you have reduced the flow of water from the tap in the restaurant hand wash area, please do the same on the room wash basins as well.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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naveen r wrote a review Mar 2020
bangalore38 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for just 2 nights and the overall experience was very pleasant. Rooms are clean, large, clean sheets and towels. Room service is very fast, easy. One can walk around a bit also on the premises. 3 restaurants provide a good variety of meals, quite nice.

My room windows were locked, one cannot open them, I found this to be a little annoying, I do want fresh air in the morning. Also, there was no a/c control, it is central and I cannot change the temperature in the room.

On a seperate note, the Uber car service in chennai is awful. Drivers dont understanf their own maps, cannot follow simple instructions, frequently late etc... I hope it was just my experience...not the norm.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sairam wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very old property and room size is good with good AC, but most of the electric points were not operational. House keeping was very bad as they had not cleaned the room for three nights where I stayed. Even water was not replenished in the room. Location of the hotel is good but service is too bad.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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South India Travelers wrote a review Feb 2023
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A classic Chennai hotel that reliably provides high-standard, comfortable accommodations. Rooms are consistently clean and staff is professional. The hotel is centrally located in Mylapore, making it a convenient place to stay, and offers excellent services on site, including excellent room service. The hotel is an inviting home away from home with fantastic restaurants — highly recommended for short and long stays.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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the_kasl wrote a review Jul 2022
Kochi (Cochin), India1,157 contribution77 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in one of the best localities in Chennai, this hotel is a real "value for money" facility. The room was spacious and clean. Nothing fancy or flashy but had all the essentials and catered to the convenience of the customer.

The service by the Staff is very good who excel in satisfying the customers. The food quality is exceedingly good. Purely vegetarian but caters to both North Indian and South Indian tastes.

Would strongly recommend this hotel for all travellers who are on a tight budget .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Only vegetarian food
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Answer from rmkarthik
Chennai (Madras), India67 contributions22 helpful votes
I am assuming you are going to watch cricket in MA Chidambaram stadium, then it's not very far...10 min by auto (your tuk tuk). Yes the pay for swimming rule is ridiculous but nothing can be done about that. This is a vegetarian hotel
nanditamongia asked a question Mar 2016
New Delhi, India56 contributions43 helpful votes
How close is it to various music concert venues to be held in December in Chennai?
Answer from ShantiElangovan
Chennai (Madras), India27 contributions8 helpful votes
Within walkable distance from Music Academy and a kilometre and half away is Narada gana sabha.This place is centrally located.
amanoj asked a question Aug 2015
How depth is your swimming pool
Answer from 16janardhan
Mumbai, India71 contributions30 helpful votes
4 Feet to 7 feet - small pool for kids
Kripakar K R Udupa wrote a tip Mar 2024
Bengaluru, India24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Convenient location and in heart of city. "
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Akhilesh V wrote a tip Jan 2024
Seattle, Washington3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please book in advance."
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gpadmana wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bangalore248 contributions82 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Building construction is on next door. "
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rkmanchi wrote a tip Aug 2023
Chelmsford, Massachusetts722 contributions110 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to be self-sufficient. Try and book the deluxe rooms only. "
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southpaw_me wrote a tip Oct 2022
Bengaluru, India14 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In the December Music Season, it is next to impossible to get rooms. If you plan to travel then, best to book by July or so."
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,674 - ₹3,258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel new woodlands, new woodlands hotel chennai, woodlands hotel
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduChennai DistrictChennai (Madras)Mylapore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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Frequently Asked Questions about New Woodlands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to New Woodlands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St George's Cathedral (0.3 km), Gaudiya Mutt (0.5 km), and Narada Gana Sabha (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at New Woodlands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at New Woodlands Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at New Woodlands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at New Woodlands Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to New Woodlands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Copper Chimney - Cathedral Road, Kaidi Kitchen, and Vrindavan Restaurant.
Does New Woodlands Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, New Woodlands Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at New Woodlands Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does New Woodlands Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to New Woodlands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting MGR Memorial (3.2 km), Pigeon House & Whitefield House (4.2 km), and Ranganatha Swamy Temple (6.6 km).
Is New Woodlands Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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