For business purposes I frequently visited Chennai the last 1.5 year. The Hilton is my favorite. The rooms are spacious and due to the quality beds it gives you the luxury feel a Hilton should give you. The bathrooms are great. Marble, separate shower, separate toilet and good size bath.
There are different restaurants with each its own atmosphere. Indian, Japanese or European cuisine. Even there is a BBQ restaurant on the roof. Quality of the food is very good and the staff is very willing to meet your personal requirements. Ask for the garlic pickle.. it is excellent!
In the bar every week there is life music and now and then bigger jazz/blues/rock bands play on the roof.
The downside? When you are keen on details, you can see the hotel has been build with some ‘Indian touch’. E.G. the fountain/waterfall at the entrance does not work or at heavy tropical rainfall some water flows into the bar/café. On Sunday afternoons the main restaurant is filled with families with children yelling and running around. Very lively indeed. But if you are into a more quiet Sunday brunch while enjoying your newspaper it is better to order room service. On the other hand, this is what you should do on a Sunday morning :-).
Another interesting thing about the Hilton Chennai (for the non Indian guests) is just around the corner. There are nice authentic streets with a wide variety of shops. Get a haircut, buy a coconut scraper or a sari, taste some fruit or just walk around to get a glimpse of daily life in urban India.
However, the reason of making this hotel my favorite is not the room nor the excellent wine selection or the swimming pool. It is because of the staff. With a rare combination of friendliness, warmth, punctuality and professionalism they make the hotel rise far above the average.
- Also Known As:
- Hilton Chennai Hotel
- Hilton Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Chennai is strategically located in the well-planned neighbourhood of Guindy, away from the city’s hustle and bustle, yet with easy access to the finest entertainment and shopping complexes in Chennai. With key IT Parks and business districts nearby, Hilton Chennai is close to major tourist attractions. Guindy National Park is about 3 kms away while Marina Beach, the old town of Mylapore that houses the ancient temple of Kapaleeswarar, San Thome Basilica and the Government Museum are all about 40 minutes away. A short 15 minute drive takes you to both the domestic and the international airports. ... more less
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