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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
Ranked #24 of 415 Hotels in Chennai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2012

I have stayed in this hotel 4 times over the past 4 years and have stayed in various rooms/areas of the hotel. The staff here are always very friendly and helpful and were prepared to move rooms when I expressed concerns about ground level (pool area) rooms as a single female traveler. The best room I had was during my last staff in sep 2011 and was on level 3 on the right hand side (if you are looking from restaurant to pool) - it was spacious and well maintained. Other rooms I have stayed in have had a few mosquito's and smelt a little damp so make sure you ask to move the room if you are not happy at first. The pool area is fantastic and the gym is good, although a bit small. The bar off the lobby is a great place for an afterwork drink and they provide wonderful (and substantial) nibbles with each drink. The food here is of similar quality to other Taj's, the breakfast buffet is always good and the service here is quick and efficient. Overall I would recommend this hotel - good location near spencer plaza and beautiful pool.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

Always enamoured by the Connemara Chennai - the rooms here remind one of the large imposing colonial structures. Big well done up rooms with good sitting area- refreshing change from other business hotels where one tends to feel a little cramped for space.

Good service as one expects of the Taj; while had a light dinner thru in-room dining which was pretty good but enjoyed the great spread which was available in the morning buffet at the Coffee shop

Preffered business hotel in Chennai; makes you keep coming back

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I stayed at the Vivanta a few times mainly on business trips. The hotel has this old world charm which I really love. The rooms are well laid out though I believe they could do up the accessories a bit.

The only thing that bothered me is the excessive fumigation in the evenings.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

On arrival we were met by attentive staff in the beautiful marble foyer. Our room was well equipped with walk in shower and was totally immaculate. The fine restaurant served a high quality buffet with plenty of choice. As a couple, we were warmly greeted on entering the bar and were shown to a comfortable lounge area just off from the main long bar, which was probably more suited to drinkers who wanted to watch the large TV. The pool was more than adequate for a city hotel and we were served ice cold bottled water without requesting this, an absolute bonus and most welcome in the 38C heat! We very much enjoyed our one night stay and would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This property is in centre of town, next to everything. Heritage property well maintained by Taj. Rooms are very nice, though the hotel layout is bit confusing due to historical reasons. Gym & swim quality are good. Restaurant is excellent. Service is what stood out... well done.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Address: Binny Road, Chennai 600002, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai > Nungambakkam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Chennai
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chennai
#16 Spa Hotel in Chennai
#16 Family Hotel in Chennai
#17 Business Hotel in Chennai
#22 Luxury Hotel in Chennai
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
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 
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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
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