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“Appearances are often deceptive”
Review of The Kings Hotel

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The Kings Hotel
Ranked #274 of 395 Hotels in Chennai
Pondicherry, India
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16 reviews
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“Appearances are often deceptive”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Appearances are often deceptive.Got proof of this when i stayed at this place.Had recently stayed over for a night at this place for a meeting.The place looks fabulous from the exterior.I felt the architecture to be a bit weird.There are no direct stairs to go up except the fire exit ones.Also the lift is outside the lobby so u need to go inside, take your key and again come out.The rooms were clean and the staff were helpful.The breakfast was good.However the food served in the room was horrible for my taste and extremely overpriced for what they were serving.So my genuine advice to my fellow travelers, go out and eat.Theres spencers mall and express avenue malls nearby say 10 -15 mins by auto (Rs 50 app) where you get a variety of food stuff.
Would think before going again.

Room Tip: Take a room in the lowest floor possible as the lifts dont function sometimes
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Washington
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

I stayed here for nearly two weeks in August, so the length of my stay should tell you something about the comfort and quality. I got a good night's sleep every night. Place was very clean.

Not to say there weren't a few problems. I might have seen three roaches during my entire time there, but it's not because of the place. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, roaches are going to come into your property, even if it's nice and clean. the hotel stays on top of it because it smells like roach spray ... something they probably should disguise with some incense.

There was a little lizard-type creature once in my room, but I've seen these things all over India, so, again, sometimes these creatures get in. Besides, when I complained, staff promptly came and dispatched of the lizard or whatever the hell it was.

Free breakfast is good. It's veg but it's good.

Staff need a little training. Some of them could stand to improve their English. But all in all, you're going to get what you want if you ask for it, even a discount if you're staying at length like I did.

The surroundings, like with many hotels, are what they are. Rickshaw drivers are aggressive about giving you a ride. There's a children's hospital that looks like a place to do anything but get well.

On the upside, there's a great restaurant at a hotel up the street called Royal Restaurant or something like that, and their tandoori chicken is the best.

The intersection by the store in the opposite direction is hectic when school lets out. Surprised nobody got killed. Look both ways at all times.

Bottom line, if you gotta stay in Chennai on business, this is a decent place to stay. It's close to the Egmore railway station so that's a plus, too.

Also, they have wireless, but it might not work in all areas. When I complained, the hotel staff put me in a room near the front desk, where the wireless worked. I can't vouch for the rest of the hotel.

Also, be sure to ask to see the room you're going to get. Not all rooms in this place are of the same quality.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2011

We got an economy room for one night at the Kings Hotel. The room was clean and everything worked - nothing fancy. No problem with noise. Location was good for us (close to train stations and sites of interest). We got a discount for paying when we checked in rather than when we checked out. The only real problem we had was with the restaurants.

One of the hotel restaurants had a strong insecticide smell and service was very very slow (we waited an hour for our food but the food was very good). Breakfast was served in another hotel restaurant which also had a strong smell. The breakfast itself was spoiled by cold food that was supposed to be hot (coffee , hotwater, and hot breakfast dishes were lukewarm) and waiters who didn't seem to care. If you avoid the restaurants at the hotel you should be fine!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2011

Helpful front desk, average rooms, clean enough. Breakfast buffet of typical South Indian food spoiled by staff who stand around but don't use any initiative. A cup of tea without milk was a real problem for them. Best thing about Kings is it's location in a quiet road in the Egmore area

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Jabalpur
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

I made a booking using VIAWORLD.COM for stay on 9/12/2010. When I reached hotel for check-in staff told me they have not receievd any initmation from VIAWORLD. While using VIAWORLD I booked Economy room, while check-in I opted for Standard room by again paying deposit /room fare;because of fault of VIAWORLD/The KIngs Hotel. Later in the evening while I was checking out, few foreign guest were standing at the reception and they had the same problem like me. They booked online ,but hotel never received any intimation;they then upgraded them to standard room-extra fare.

They are simply fleecing off customers,cheating delibrately to earn more. Not honouring their commitments.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Kings Hotel

Property: The Kings Hotel
Address: No 32 Halls Road | Egmore, Chennai 600008, India
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Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai > Nungambakkam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #274 of 395 Hotels in Chennai
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,390 - ₹ 3,682
Hotel Class:2 star — The Kings Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kings Hotel is is a stylish executive star hotel in the heart of Chennai's business & entertainment place.Located at a walking distance from shopping malls,Restaurants & Night spots.Your experience will indeed be exceptional,Whether it is a Business trip,Vacation,Corporate meeting or Banquet function. ... more   less 
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