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Hotel Residency, Chennai Review

Quality lodging, clean and spacious room, delicious breakfast for an acceptable price.
(the room pictures on the website seemed a tad shoddy to me and I was delighted to see that the actual rooms looked better)


Rating: WOW! Will gladly return (how does the rating work?)


Last visited in May 2006, room 912.

This mid-range hotel lies in a central location (in Chennai, with everything being so spread out, it's difficult to call anything "central", but the beach, temples and sights of Chennai are a short motor-rickshaw ride away). There are actually two "Residencies" in Chennai, the Residency and the Residency Towers (higher class, costs more). This review is of the (old) Residency. The entrance and large lobby are luxurious and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have standard and superior rooms, both being the same size, but the superior having flat-panel TV's and a room safe. The standard was good enough for me and my room was right on the top floor, Room 903, in the direction of the hotel entrance. The view from up there was very nice, although no landmarks, nor the sea (which is in the opposite direction) could be seen. The room was wonderfully spacious, aged but very well kept (this hotel keeps it's painters busy), clean, had an amazing array of bathroom cosmetics including toothpaste and a toothbrush, a shaving kit and a bottle of coconut oil! A delicious, large breakfast buffet is included in the room price, making the hotel great value. You can control the a/c or turn it off and it was quiet and efficient enough to make for a comfy stay. A newspaper was delivered to my room early morning (standard practice in Indian hotels).

The same restaurant which served breakfast also dished up an amazing dinner buffet for a reasonable price. Recommended!




Room 912, a "standard double room", on the 9th floor, viewed from the entrance. There was a nice view from the window. The spacious bathroom is to my left behind and the entrance to my right. The tubed-TV can just be seen on the right

The entrance; bathroom/toilet is to the right, the a/c above the door. Everything, including the carpet, was very clean

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