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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Taj Connemara for a day and the experience was great. The hotel property is not very big and luxury facilities too are limited but there is an old world charm to this place and you can feel the soul of an old luxury hotel. The staff is extremely courteous and friendly. I was given a courtesy upgrade...

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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! 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

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Taj Connemara is a quaint place nestled in the hum drum of the Chennai city. It is a small heritage hotel with lovely rooms & services. The rooms are quite spacious with all the amenities of a good 5 star & the bathrooms are neat & clean. There is hardly any pool view on the first floor rooms as there...

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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

Paris, France
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My very first passage to India, and th' stay in this lovely hotel will not fade away in my memory. Elegant room in colonial style, lovely swimming pool with a lot of green vegetation, spider lilies (flower), few banana trees and a mongoos. Five stars for the indian breakfast ! Staff very polite and helpful. Great March in Chennai.

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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 forward...

Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Was on a overnight business trip to Chennai. Stayed at Connemarra. My first time. First surprise was of being upgraded to Suite! The checkin was smooth, rooms very spacious, the bar lights up with live bands playing(i was there on Friday) and a young guests burning the floor. The cuisine can be diversified, sometimes the restaurant service can be slow....

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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 and some of the services. We have noted your feedback with regard to cuisine and...

Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

This hotel do not live up to a 5 star expectation. Horrible room service and poor housekeeping. The staff with keep buzzing you all the time and will not allow u to sleep. A nightmare after choosing this hotel thinking we would just spend a day for relaxation. We travelled from a different time zone and came to sleep where...

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Dear Guest, Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara! Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor and your valuable feedback We apologize for the inconvenience you had during the stay with us.We have taken up the matter with the concern department and you can be rest assured that corrective measures have been taken . Your valuable feedback shows us...

New Zealand
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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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 28 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...

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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: €97 - €483 (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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