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Hotel Himalaya Residency

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 15 November 2012

The Hotel is centrally located.All communications are available from here. Chennai Railway Station is 2.5 KM away. We had stayed here from 1st November,2012 to 5th November,2012 for vacation trip.There is no restaurant but there are many eateries very nearby.The Reception and Front office is very helpful and cooperative.Rooms are clean and nicely maintained.It is a very good Budget Hotel...

1Thank prasadkalpa
Reviewed 13 June 2012

3 bedded a/c room is congested. Room and bathroom are however quite clean. There is no in-house restaurant but there are many eateries nearby. Don't ask them to book a cab for you. They will charge you Rs 600 for airport dropping while the actual charge is around Rs 300-400.

2Thank pilgrimm2010
Sibsagar, India
Reviewed 11 June 2012

This hotel is strictly a budget hotel, location is good and that is just about the only good thing about this.Service is poor,Rooms are old with very basic amenities.No restaurant,and the front desk arranges vehicle at exorbitant rates!

2Thank Shiva_Assam
Kozhikode, India
Reviewed 9 May 2012

I stayed in this hotel for almost 10 days when I was relocated to Chennai.It is a very basic hotel. But it was very much sufficient for me to stay till I found a rented apartment. I stayed in their non a/c room which was pretty clean. The bath room is also very tidy. For Rs.600 per day, we cant...

2Thank joseittan
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I fled a filthy fea-pit elsewhere and checked in here, so in comparison it was clean and normal. By international standards it is not that clean, but compared to the very dirty hostels and local hotels across India, this one is pretty good. The best thing is the price - only 500 rupees for a solo traveller. And they do...

Thank LeanneStefans
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2012

Apart from looking more shabby, I can see the place hasn't change since 1989. I went to this hotel then because there was no room at a small place down the road that had trees growing through the building like something out of The Hobbit. The Himalaya was a 'normal' place & quite a change to some of the truly...

2Thank Martin L
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Centrally located walking distance from main shopping centers and the beach. Decent sized rooms with air-con and clean bathrooms. Ideal for those with tight budgets and seeking value for money. Front desk was helpful and were open even at wee hours of the morning. Stayed in Oct 2011. Travelled alone

7Thank Aussie_adventurer_11
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2011

We felt comfortable in this hotel with friendly staff and clean but basic room. Great value and so central.

5Thank Emma_clare44
Reviewed 18 August 2011

This place is fine for one night, its nothing special but it's not bad either. Any more than one night and you should look for somewhere a little bit more hospitable. Expect a bed, a pillow and a few mosquitoes and the guy at reception to have not brushed his teeth since birth and you won't be let down.

3Thank stu.bec
New York, NY
Reviewed 4 July 2011

I came to this hotel after fleeing the Broadlands. While the hotel is definitely not luxury, it is a decent budget hotel. Rooms were of an average size and the sheets and bathroom were relatively clean. Front desk was relatively friendly and helpful. This is definitely a decent option in Chennai if you're on a budget.

2Thank AmericanTourist78

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Hotel Himalaya Residency in the heart of the city Well furnished A/C & Non A/C luxurious rooms Car parking 24 hour hot & cold water facility Backup generator Lift, laundry, travel desk Situated in the heart of the city Close to Central & Egmore railway stations 45 minute drive to Chennai Domestic & International Airport Near to American Consulate Approximately 1km to beach (Marina Beach), Madras University, Chidambaram Cricket Stadium Close to shopping malls - Express Avenue, Spencers Plaza & Citi Centre Close to Electronic Market, Apollo Hospitals and Secretariat Walkable distance to veg & non veg restaurants ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Himalaya Residency

Address: # 91 (old no 54), Triplicane High Road | Triplicane, Chennai (Madras) 600 005, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Price Range: €9 - €12 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Himalaya Residency 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for renovated rooms”
B4058CVdavids, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to avoid A/C rooms. Ordinary rooms are very good.”
prasadkalpa, 15 Nov 2012 | Read review
“You may have to book before arrival. Most of the rooms are always full at there.”
joseittan, 9 May 2012 | Read review
“some rooms have hot showers, others are tepid”
LeanneStefans, 24 Mar 2012 | Read review
“You're in India for Christ's sake. Live on your wits!”
MartinL685, 8 Jan 2012 | Read review
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