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Hotel Himalaya Residency
Ranked #200 of 397 Hotels in Chennai
Kozhikode, India
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“A DECENT LODGE”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

I stayed in this hotel for almost 10 days when I was relocated to Chennai.It is a very basic hotel. But it was very much sufficient for me to stay till I found a rented apartment. I stayed in their non a/c room which was pretty clean. The bath room is also very tidy. For Rs.600 per day, we cant expect anything more than this. The only discomfort I had was the Jaundice hospital view from my balcony and the TV channels which was poor clarity. The area, Triplicane, is crowded with many small shops. For my luck, there was a Malayalee hotel also in the area. The hotel laundry service is also very prompt. I suggest this hotel if would like to come to Chennai and just need to fresh up. Also I suggest to the people like me who is new to the city and looking for a reasonable stay till finding a permanent residential plot.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

I fled a filthy fea-pit elsewhere and checked in here, so in comparison it was clean and normal. By international standards it is not that clean, but compared to the very dirty hostels and local hotels across India, this one is pretty good. The best thing is the price - only 500 rupees for a solo traveller. And they do a 24 hour check-in and out so if you check in at say 4pm you get the room until 4pm the following day.

The photos shown above had me hesitate at first because the rooms in no way look anything like those photos - only the pics of the outside of the building made me recognize it as the same hotel. The rooms are very plain - white sheet, one pillow and beige walls. Thats it!

I stayed here when there was a very large family of indians staying on the same floor and so I didnt sleep much as the room doors were open all night and all the TVs baring all the time - cricket and bollywood, but it was seemingly quiet on the other floors. But India is very noisy and ear plugs sorted out that problem very quickly.
The guy who carries bags and brings the 1 x sheet upstairs will happily head out and find you some chai from a local restaurant too.
I stayed a few times whenever I passed through Chennai and found it safe and very affordable, and relatively clean.
One of the few places I stayed in India which has hot showers which worked, but ask them to check before you take a room as my first one was cold and they moved me to another room.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

Apart from looking more shabby, I can see the place hasn't change since 1989.
I went to this hotel then because there was no room at a small place down the road that had trees growing through the building like something out of The Hobbit.

The Himalaya was a 'normal' place & quite a change to some of the truly unusual places I had stayed.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Centrally located walking distance from main shopping centers and the beach. Decent sized rooms with air-con and clean bathrooms. Ideal for those with tight budgets and seeking value for money. Front desk was helpful and were open even at wee hours of the morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We felt comfortable in this hotel with friendly staff and clean but basic room. Great value and so central.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Himalaya Residency

Property: Hotel Himalaya Residency
Address: # 91 , Triplicane High Road | Triplicane, Chennai 600 005, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #200 of 397 Hotels in Chennai
Price range (per night): ₹ 646 - ₹ 775
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Himalaya Residency 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Himalaya Residency in the heart of the city Well furnished A/C & Non A/C luxurious rooms Car parking 24 hour hot & cold water facility Backup generator Lift, laundry, travel desk Situated in the heart of the city Close to Central & Egmore railway stations 45 minute drive to Chennai Domestic & International Airport Near to American Consulate Approximately 1km to beach (Marina Beach), Madras University, Chidambaram Cricket Stadium Close to shopping malls - Express Avenue, Spencers Plaza & Citi Centre Close to Electronic Market, Apollo Hospitals and Secretariat Walkable distance to veg & non veg restaurants ... more   less 
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