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Clarion Chennai
Ranked #44 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
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Negambo
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5 reviews
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“Average”
Reviewed 7 November 2011

My purpose for staying was purely to buy certain stuff and i stayed here for just 2 night. can;t say its the best hotel in the town but it was decent and economical enough for my purpose.

Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your comments, we have taken it in a right way and we have revamped the hotel entirely.... We would request you to stay with us one more time and give us your valuable comments...

Thanks & Regards,


Wilson Panneerselvam
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

The Hotel is a good Budget Hotel and is centrally Located in the city of Chennai. It has good abience and maintained in a Clean and hygenic manner. Further, Marina Beach is also at walkable distance. It is certainly value for money.Good trip and stay.

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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

The location is good and the hotel has an impressive facade. However the story ends there. It's a completely different picture once one enters the hotel. The lobby is poorly managed, the lift is a rickety old one with extremely dirty interiors and a dirty carpet. The rooms are fairly spacious but we were greeted with a strong damp smell the moment we stepped in. No doubt the bell boy carried a room freshener along with him at the time of shifting our luggage to the rooms. The carpet was unclean with stains and marks all over. Half of the electrical switches were not functional and there was no AC temperature control inside the room. It's probably the first hotel I have stayed in where they don’t believe in making beds. The blankets are kept inside the cupboard and one is expected to make his/her own bed.
Bathroom was dirty and full of stains, the ceiling roof was coming off and hold it................there were termites all along the ceiling. The bathroom fittings were rusted and there was no hot water in one of the rooms we were assigned.
We found it nearly impossible to get in touch with housekeeping or the reception after 10 pm at night.
The breakfast next day morning was equally pathetic and with cold and soggy uthappams and hardly anything else to mention about.
The lobby staff is extremely inefficient and could not locate our papers at the time of check out !
Overall though the hotel is rated a 4 star, it does not even deserve 2 stars. It’s an old and extremely ill maintained property.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your comments, we have taken it in a right way and we have revamped the hotel entirely.... We would request you to stay with us one more time and give us your valuable comments...

Thanks & Regards,


Wilson Panneerselvam
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Bangalore
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Good part -

> Restaurant food was nice, restaurant staff was really helpful.
> Awesome is the world for its location. 800 mts from marina beach & 500 mts from City center mall.
> Although I had to dig into discussion with reception guys for my room which i booked. Over all good reception. You will feel like visiting British kind of hotel.

Bad Part -

Good things always comes with bad..so here we have below things

> Hotel needs renovation very badly.
> Lift will make you feel, that you are actually in scary house.
> No one to assist you & your luggage. (till room).
> Carpet really needs to be changed.
> Room's door needs to be changed. (I had to struggle for 3-4 mins to open door)
> Room was neither stinking nor it was very fresh.

OVER ALL - 3/5. Visit only when you need some branded named hotel near beach and you have limited budget.

Cheers!
>

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 30 June 2012
Dear Sir,

Thanks for your comments, we have taken it in a right way and we have revamped the hotel entirely.... We would request you to stay with us one more time and give us your valuable comments...

Thanks & Regards,


Wilson Panneerselvam
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Noida, India
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

I had gone on a business trip to chennai and someone recommended this hotel to me. The location of the hotel is very good. But the hotel really needs major renovation. The lift is one of the smallest I have ever been in. The rooms were old and smelly. The food was average. All in all not a hotel i would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
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, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Dear Sanjana,

Thanks for your comments and we have taken it up in a right way and renovated the property entirely.... Please do contact us and stay with us on your next visit to chennai and give your valuable comments in this same website...

Thanks & Regards,

Wilson Panneerselvam
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Property: Clarion Chennai
Address: #25 Dr Radha Krishnan Salai | Near U.S Consulate & City Centre, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India (Formerly The President Hotel and Towers)
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Chennai 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clarion hotel is recently refurbished and upgraded is an ideal boutique hotel, be it for business or for fun. You can check-in to experience the world of hospitality comfort and the ambiance of the modern Indian cultural heritage.Retreat from the action of business and relax in our completely renovated guest rooms, Club rooms & suites with sweeping views of the beach, Dive into the comfort of our pillow-top beds and rest up for a big day ahead or enjoy the night in with a film from the channels available. All the rooms have been aesthetically designed and furnished with ultra-modern facilities like mini bar, 52" LED TV's, electronic safe, and tea/coffee making facility. The en-suite bathrooms come equipped with 24 hour hot/cold water, bathrobes, and luxury bathroom amenities. ... more   less 
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