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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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Reviewed 7 June 2015

You can't go wrong with the Taj Hospitality. Whilst the hotel is now old & & looks rusty...needs renovation....its still a great place to live with some excellent helpful staff & the food is amazing. The hotel seems to be renovating their rooms.....depends which room one gets....can be a bit noisy with the renovation work on. All in all a...

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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 latest review on our hotel on Tripadvisor. I take this opportunity to first thank you for your kind words for our true assets, our warm and friendly staff. We also appreciate the feedback you have shared on the product aspects which we have already initiated. We have taken...

St. George, Utah
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Extremely warm & hospitable staff at the Taj Vivaanta Connemara.We were happy with the room,service & cleanliness this hotel offered us.This propertty has a nice gym,a good trainer,nice spa too.The pool is a lovely place to spend the evengs & early morngs. overalla good experience.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor and your valuable feedback about the facilities, food and services of the hotel. Your good and kind words will go a long way in boosting our confidence as it would, a sense of fulfillment. I have made a note of the great experience...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Heritage Hotel. Good Ambiance. Value for money. Location is great and an advantage. The place is worth a stay. Bathroom standards are ok, but not to the mark of 5 star, but still i would rate it good.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara! We thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We were delighted to learn that your stay experience was memorable, thanks to the hotel's historic charm and most important of all, our prided assets - people who work with us. We have noted your feedback with regard to Bathroom, which we have...

Bangalore, India
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Taj Connemara in Chennai has an excellent service and staff is very courteous. The room is very spacious and very well maintained. The food is sumptuous. It was very comfortable stay there. It is heritage hotel with all the modern facilities.

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words for the hotel's product and services. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Samrat Datta General Manager

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Decent hotel for the price - will stay again on business visit, never for personal visits... Pros: - It's a Taj property, so can see the usual high service quality (I am a lame duck for Taj service) - Good location in the heart of the city - quite close to Marina Beach to take nice, long evening walks (need...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words for the hotel's product and services. We have noted your feedback with regard to the Spa, which we have already initiated. We are adding one more Couple room. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Samrat Datta...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Lunch at Raintree restaurant Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai gave a feeling of visiting the chetinad. The preparation of the food was excellent. They offered vasantha neer (coconut water with lime) and Rasam before serving the main course and was good for appetite.The layout and presentation was great. One must visit Raintree for a good south Indian menu.By and...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor and your valuable feedback about our Rain tree Restaurant. I will pass on your encouraging words to the team and am sure it will be a morale booster for them. We look forward to your future visits and assure you of the very...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Charming ambience with a beautiful portico and lobby area. The rooms are big, well lit and classy, yet having all amenities (as one would expect always at Taj!) The restaurants served delicious food. The breakfast next to the pool was refreshing to the gastronomic needs as well as visual relaxation. Friendly and ever present staff to cater to your needs.

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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 and food met upto 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...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is a classic looking hotel with nice food. It is unlike other Vivanta properties and not really modern looking... Good property if you like classic looking room. Washrooms are big and clean and I was lucky to get a big bath tub :)

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your kind words for the hotel's product and services. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Samrat Datta General Manager

Clevedon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was the first stop on our tour of southern India. Old Colonial with Art Deco style and a modern feel. Our room was almost like a suite, big and comfortable. We found the front of house staff extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The dinner was buffet style which suited our pallet. A great selection of Indian and international cuisine....

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! We thank you for your recent review of our hotel on Tripadvisor! We are delighted to learn that your stay has been memorable. Thank you very much indeed for your kind words about the hotel's product, services and our people. It certainly helps take our motivation to a new level. Looking...

Duxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

This was a last minute booking but I was please to have made this choice. The hotel is steeped in history and this is obvious from the minute you walk through the door. The rooms are big spacious and colonial in style and the beds comfy. The pool and spa were both functional but probably could do with a little...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj Connemara! We thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor! We were delighted to learn that your stay experience was memorable, thanks to the hotel's historic charm and most important of all, our prided assets - people who work with us. Look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Samrat Datta General Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $140 - $702 (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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Also Known As:
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 Luxury Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#13 Romantic Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#16 Family Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
#17 Business Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
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