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Chennai (Madras) Hotels

Chennai has hotels to suit all pockets, including plenty of options for budget travellers.

The Chennai hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$100)
Moderate (US$50 to US$100)
Cheap (up to US$50)

These rates are starting rates for a double room, inclusive of breakfast but not tax (around 12.5%). Good discounts are sometimes available online or on request, especially for long stays.

Luxury

ITC Grand Chola Hotel

Vast and opulent, the Grand Chola lives up to its ostentatious name, with 522 rooms and 78 luxurious serviced apartments in a veritable palace with lush grounds in the heart of Chennai. The décor evokes the wealth and luxury of the Chola Dynasty, the greatest maritime power to rise in South Asia, with carved columns, curving stairways, granite statuary and vast open spaces.

Address: Guindy, 63 Mount Road, Chennai, 600032
Telephone: +91 44 2220 0000.
Website: http://www.itchotels.in

The Park Chennai

Converted from the old Gemini Film Studios, this 5-star deluxe property offers sleek modern design with a spattering of movie magic. Original film posters fill the stylish lobby and the movie theme extends to the rooms and hallways. Rooms are modern and stylish, with wood flooring, frosted glass and sumptuous fabrics. There is also a rooftop pool and stress-banishing spa, plus several bars and restaurants.

Address: , 601 Anna Salai, Chennai, 600006
Telephone: +91 44 4267 6000.
Website: http://www.theparkhotels.com/chennai-park/chennai-park.html

Vivanta by Taj Connemara

There are several lavish Taj properties in Chennai, but Vivanta by Taj Connemara is the closest the city has to a proper heritage hotel. Set in an art deco mansion, the hotel was founded in 1854 but remodelled extensively during the colonial period. Rooms are calm and sophisticated, the dining options are top notch and there's a gorgeous palm-shaded pool.

Address: , Binny Road, Chennai, 600002
Telephone: +91 44 6600 0000.
Website: http://www.vivantabytaj.com/connemara-chennai

Moderate

Hilton Chennai

Smart and modern, the Hilton is conveniently located close to Marina Beach, as well as shopping districts and tourist attractions like Guindy National Park, the old town of Mylapore, San Thome Basilica and the Government Museum. The hotel offers fantastic value, with smart, well-appointed rooms, an infinity pool on the 10th floor and five restaurants and bars.

Address: Guindy, 124/1 J.N. Salai, Chennai, 600032
Telephone: +91 44 2225 5555.
Website: http://www3.hilton.com

Hyatt Regency Chennai

Offering the usual Hyatt Regency package in a convenient location close to the attractions of Mylapore, this hotel provides the comfort of familiarity in this often hectic city. There are 327 comfortable rooms with excellent facilities, plus three restaurants, a spa and fitness centre and a tempting pool to cool down from the heat.

Address: Teynampet, 365 Anna Salai, Chennai, 600018
Telephone: +91 44 6100 1234.
Website: http://www.chennai.regency.hyatt.com

The Residency Towers Chennai

Offering top value for excellent facilities, the Residency Towers has stylishly furnished rooms and suites in a handy location between Thyagaraya Nagar and Teynampet. It's a smart modern property, with a swimming pool, a small gym and good eating and drinking options on site, including South Indian restaurant Southern Aromas, and the popular Bike & Barrel bar.

Address: Thyagaraya Nagar, 115 Sir Thyagaraya Nagar Road, Chennai, 600017
Telephone: +91 44 2815 6363.
Website: http://www.theresidency.com/residencytowerschennai

Cheap

E Hotel

Located in the Express Avenue mall, this boutique property has excellent shopping right on the doorstep, and a crisp, modern style that marks it out from the competition. The 44 rooms are equipped with flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and plush bathrooms, with some pretty textiles to add a splash of colour.

Address: , Patullos Road, Chennai, 600002
Telephone: +91 44 2846 3333.
Website: http://www.emallhotel.com

Hanu Reddy Residences

For a relaxing change of pace, the Hanu Reddy Residences are a selection of rooms and apartments set in tastefully decorated apartment buildings in the upmarket districts of Wallace Garden and Poes Garden. Rooms have TVs, Wi-Fi and air-con and the properties are set in attractive green compounds with good eating options nearby.

Address: Nungambakkam, 6A/24 Wallace Garden, 3rd Street, Chennai, 600006
Telephone: +91 73 0573 5555.
Website: http://www.hanureddyresidences.com

Pleasant Stay Guest House

This comfortable guesthouse offers homey suites and self-contained apartments in an attractive modern building close to the airport and St Thomas Mount. The owners have an arrangement with several local restaurants and can have vegetarian and non- vegetarian meals delivered to your room. Add in excellent service and friendly owners and you have a great package.

Address: Parangi Malai, St Thomas Mount, 4/18, St Patricks Church Road, Chennai, 600016
Telephone: +91 44 2234 6329.
Website: http://www.guesthousechennai.com