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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights here while visiting on business. The hotel is still classy and the views and ambience are second to none in Chennai. However, parts of it now need sprucing up to maintain its premier status. Worth noting that is a coastal resort - so you will get a mix of business and leisure travellers. It is...

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location met up to your expectations. We have taken note of your feedback and these points are being addressed in our ongoing renovation. It is of great importance to us when...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Earliest memories of this Hotel was Celebrity Guests, VIPs and Politicians will visit this place often on Fridays. Truly a Taj group hotel holding heritage value and oldest hotels. Located in Egmore, near Spencer Plaza. Not so big hotel, but good service and hospitality

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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings and services met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future visits and...

Virginia
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and 3 days in September 2015. The room was a small one and the last one on the first floor. Had to call the maintenance at least a couple of times for overflowing bathroom. There was loud noise from the A/C ducts room, which was next to mine. I got sick with...

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Dear Ms Ruby, Greetings to you from Vivanta by Taj, Connemara !!! Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Chennai and taking time out to give us your feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay and for not being able to deliver up to your expectation, i have also...

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed for a couple of days with family, the place is a heritage hotel and Taj has worked hard to maintain it that way, good service and food makes stay comfortable. A very nice pool area surrounded by trees and hotel makes the stay memorable. You can sip on a beer while dipping and that takes away all tension of...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location met up to your expectations. Your kind words of praise will surely help take our team motivation levels higher. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes...

Thane, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here as a part of an educational trip of the Hiranandani Foundation School Thane with around 140 students and teachers. Words cannot describe the experience felt by our children. The Taj hospitality touched our kids in all ways and taught them an experience they will never forget. It was heart warming to see everyone from the front desk...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings and services met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future visits and...

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

One of the few heritage hotels located in the heart of the city. It is a mixture of old and new building, currently undergoing renovation. Offers good food. Has ample parking space. A beautiful swimming pool to relax. Known for business meetings.

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Dear Mr. Anand, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings and services met up to your expectations. Thank you for your kind words of praise. It surely helps take our team motivation levels higher. We look forward to your future visits...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It has been such a long time since this review is over due! I do not know how to begin and describe our gratefulness to Mr Afzul Khan, the manager who looked after us from the start to finish. We conducted our only daughter's engagement and wedding celebrations in this hotel. Special mention has to be made that we do...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are completely delighted with your comments. We are very glad to know you were pleased with the hotel overall and I am happy that my team was able to offer you and your guest the best of service. It...

Tennyson, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I stayed here for my first few days in India. It was great for getting over the culture shock at the start of a trip. Hotel was excellent, top food and great rooms. Gym and pool were good. Some parts of the hotel were being renovated which is great. Location really suited me. Very quiet off the street but out...

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Dear Mr. Adam, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location met up to your expectations. Your kind words of praise will surely help take our team motivation levels higher. It is of great importance to us when a guest...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a deluxe room for one night. It was large, looked about 35 m, and large reasonably comfortable bed, adequate if old fashioned wardrobe space, good size bathroom, but in need of a good deep clean...poorly patched up door frames where they had been knocked about,,and generally a bit dull and gloomy. Everything worked , AC efficient without being...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that the hotel in terms of its offerings, services, location met up to your expectations. We have taken note of your feedback and all these points shall be addressed during our upcoming renovation plan. It is of great importance to...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The hotel has good dining facilities and an affordable lunch buffet with a view of the swimming pool. This hotel is a budget 5 star property and well connected to the other parts of the city. You will love this hotel while going through the history it has to share with its guests.

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Address: Binny Road, Chennai (Madras) 600002, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
Price Range: $143 - $716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara, Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)
Hotel Taj Connemara Chennai
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#11 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#16 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#17 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
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