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“Old Hotel , need major mantainenc” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Checkers Hotel
Ranked #307 of 382 Hotels in Chennai
Delhi
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Old Hotel , need major mantainenc”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Hotel has an imposing building ... but upkeep quality is very poor
Swimming Pool on the terrace has also dirty water

Room Tip: Only get into this hotel if you get an excellent deal .. else give it a miss
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

I dont know what more to say, as most people have already said a lot. It is really an average hotel with average service. The worst thing was, overflow of water from the washroom to room while draining water from bath tub.. Oh! even tap on tub was not working and was to use shower to fill water.. really worst kinda experience.. many unnecessary things around like monitor to see for who is outside,,security safe in almirah with digital lock with master key written on it . uh!. But as far as cable TV is concerned, Signal of most of the channels were scrambled..Grrrrr...at Rs, 4000/ night, they' should ve provided DTH, when even a budget class hotels of Rs.1000-1500/- are providing the same. Worst service, room boy dont hesitate to serve incomplete combo..Wi-fi did work well, also buffet breakfast was good.. Choose this , if you dont have any choice elsewhere in chennai..

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vivekn
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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

The Hotel is fairly close to the airport, and easily accessible. However, there is a stale stench( probably coz of overuse of room freshner) as soon as you enter. The reception staff was courteous, and helpful ( they showed me rooms until i decided on one) But the hotel is under renovation and room furnishings are old and worn out. Most of the toilet/ baths are leaking and I had to run water for over half hour to get rid of the yellow color water in the bath tub. House keeping is slow and inefficient.
Restaurant has limited options of food. Breakfast menu is simple but ample. Dinner buffet was a let down. The bar is best avoided, even if you are in the company of male family members. The decor and the crowd is definitely not inviting.
The airport pick up and drop was complimentary and on time.

I had a got a promotional deal( book 1 night and get 1 free), and had booked an executive club room, and basically spent one evening and two nights in the hotel on a three day trip, so it wasn't a bad deal for me.
Next time, may be I would try some other hotel.

Room Tip: executive club rooms on the higher floors are definitely better than those on 3rd or 4th floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ShampaGD
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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

checkers hotel is centrally located. however due to metro rail project there is alot of traffic jam,one way traffic. The hotel is also under rennovation,because of this they are offering discounts/deals.Room service is almost not there.Limited menu breakfast is avilable.However for the amount paid by me(Pay 1 N & Get 2nd N Free)the accommodation is reasonable. If you are looking at 4 star hotel facilities,better skip this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

I was doing a series of flights in and out of Chennai wherein i needed a hotel just to sleep after flying in to Chennai and before flying out again next morning. i was looking for a 'budget friendly' hotel near the airport. Checkers which claims itself to be a 3 star facility is your worst nightmare in the form of a hotel. I am surprised how it is still in business. i had booked myself in for 4 nights which got down to 1 after the harassment i went through! first things first - the staff don't smile. you are not made to feel welcome. I am attaching pictures of the 'best room' given to me. It was filthy, stinky, unhygenic and probably all the worst adjectives you can think of. even the cupboard door was broken! when i complained and wanted a check out, the staff immediately helped me with the bills. not once did they try to understand the problem!!! avoid checkers at all costs...it is a place where nightmares come alive....

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel at all costs
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Checkers Hotel

Property: The Checkers Hotel
Address: No 30 Mount Road, Chennai 600015, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #307 of 382 Hotels in Chennai
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,092 - ₹ 4,234
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Checkers Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best things in life happen out of the blue. Experience the newest address on Chennai's hotel scene. The Checkers hotel features 120 rooms and suites with Hi-Speed Wi-Fi access, plasma screen TV's, direct ISD/STD dialing, DVD movie library, luxury beds & complimentary tea and coffee. Other features include a choice of 3 specialty restaurants, All Day Dining restaurant & cafe, 5 banquet options, business center, sky pool on level 10, gym & fitness center, modern spa. ... more   less 
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