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Shelter Hotel
Ranked #179 of 386 Hotels in Chennai
bangalore
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best of the worst Hotels in Chennai”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2010

I would suggest you stay here as a last resort. There will be power cuts for 20 to 30 mins without the generator being switched on. You will not get hot water to take a bath. You have try each number to find out which is the recetion number, room service number etc. I will be gladly checking out today, believe me the food is horrible. If you try their breakfast which I did by inviting my colleagues, I really felt sorry. Today the breakfast is worse than that you get on a train. GOD HELP YOU IF YOU STAY THERE!!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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kerala
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2010

I planned a stay in this hotel. I asked for an airport pick up.I mailed these people and confirmed it. But when i reached airport with the baby no beggars from the hotel was there. I called over phone and no one replied.
Please dont stay in this hotel any more. Very bad staff response.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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chennai
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2010

HOTEL SHELTER is an exclusive three star hotel in the heart of Chennai. This inimitable hotel in Mylapore, the heritage centre of Chennai, is in close proximity to the ever stupefying Marina beach.

The Hotel pride in capacious, comfortable air- conditioned rooms, hygienic, tasty multi- cuisine restaurants, a well- endorsed bar, secure, round the clock communication networks, well planned banquet halls, etc.

The Hotel offer to enthrall you with the best south Indian hospitality in perfect luxury.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2010

Mediocre

48 year old with a luxury budget, traveling for leisure

The high tourist season between Christmas and New Year has mistakenly lulled the owners of this hotel to believe they can charge very high rates for what they have on offer. We paid 3,000 Indian Rupees (or $80 U.S.) for our first night’s stay in this east coast city as we had trouble finding anything reasonable.

The first room we were shown had large patches of mold on the ceiling and the smell of rot and old smoke was overpowering. The second room we were shown was better although the smell of mold was still present. The room was in need of a good cleaning as well as some new paint.

The most annoying thing about this hotel, more than the noisy street and poor neighborhood, the lamp without an electrical plug, and the tepid-water shower was the unwanted early morning wake-up call by the laundry service asking whether we had dirty clothes for him! The noisy street made it impossible to return to sleep.

The lobby of the hotel is the only area that looks modernized while the other public spaces, including the elevators and restaurants sent visitors back several decades with old furniture and décor and dirt while providing a smell that only mold can provide.

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank shiyam06
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

I've been staying at this hotel on and off for about 5 years now. This time, the decrease in quality and maintenance standards was pathetic to say the least. And this when I see the room tarriff increasing steadily.
Rooms have been made up nicely, but not maintained at all. All our rooms were exceptionally dirty with unclean toilet bowls (anti-bacterial cleanliness standards, HAHA!)

We ordered a beer one night; the beer came in a good 30 mins; long after we had finished all the food and starters. To top it, the glasses were dirty with hair floating on the beer. We called the receptionist and he says 'Sometimes it happens'. That was the icing on the cake.

Even the buffet breakfast which used to be awesome has fallen in standards now.

All in all, a pathetic, avoidable hotel at this price. Get better places at less than half the price you will end up paying here. Avoid taking shelter here!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nayakd
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Additional Information about Shelter Hotel

Property: Shelter Hotel
Address: 19,20 & 21 Venkatesa Agraharam Street | Mylapore, Chennai 600004, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #179 of 386 Hotels in Chennai
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,026 - ₹ 2,941
Hotel Class:3 star — Shelter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL SHELTER is an exclusive three star hotel in the heart of Chennai. This inimitable hotel in Mylapore, the heritage centre of Chennai, is in close proximity to the ever stupefying Marina beach. We pride in our capacious, comfortable air- conditioned rooms, hygienic, tasty multi- cuisine restaurants, a well- endorsed bar, secure, round the clock communication networks, well planned banquet halls, etc. We offer to enthrall you with the best south Indian hospitality in perfect luxury. ... more   less 
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