Vivanta By Taj - Connemara - Chennai

Binny Road, Chennai, India, 600002show map
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SuperbBased on  90 reviews
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Overview

The 5-star Vivanta By Taj - Connemara stands in the centre of Chennai and provides a sundeck, a veranda and a community pool. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 1988.

It is set close to Spencer Plaza with Government Museum Chennai 1100 meters away. The property is set 2 km from the city center of Chennai.

It will take 20 minutes by car to get to Madras International (meenambakkam) airport.

Rooms

Vivanta By Taj - Connemara features 150 guestrooms with free WiFi, satellite television and a safe. The hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms with a view over the city. These rooms here have an elegant decor, with tile floors and hardwood furniture.

Eat & Drink

This comfortable accommodation features a daily buffet breakfast. At the 24-hour restaurant guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine. Guests can quench their thirst at the café bar with a favorite drink. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Cookie Man and Subway are about 50 meters from the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers car rentals.

Relax

On-site recreational facilities include Turkish steam bath and various massages. A gym area and a fitness centre are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   150.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children7 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Indian Overseas BankIndian Overseas Bank700 ft
MRF LimitedMRF Limited3000 ft
Spencer Plaza MallSpencer Plaza Mall400 ft
Express Avenue MallExpress Avenue Mall1400 ft
Government Museum ChennaiGovernment Museum Chennai3300 ft
Australian ConsulateAustralian Consulate1700 ft
Connemara Public LibraryConnemara Public Library3300 ft
Apollo HospitalApollo Hospital3300 ft
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SubwaySubway200 ftS-84, 2nd Floor, Phase 3, Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai
Cup 'N' SaucerCup 'N' Saucer400 ftF-100, 1st Floor, Sencers Plaza Phase 2, Anna Salai
Cookie ManCookie Man400 ftF III A, 1st Floor, Spencers Plaza Phase 2, Anna Salai
PonnusamyPonnusamy1000 ft#24, Wellington Estate Ethiraj Salai Egmore
Club HouseClub House1000 ftTaj Mount Road, 2, Club House Road
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Egmore Railway StationEgmore Railway Station1.1 mi
Chennai Central Railway StationChennai Central Railway Station1.6 mi
T-NagarT-Nagar2.3 mi
Ma Chidambaram StadiumMa Chidambaram Stadium1.1 mi
Fort MuseumFort Museum2.1 mi
US EmbassyUS Embassy5000 ft
Ripon Building Chennai CorporationRipon Building Chennai Corporation1.5 mi
Singapore EmbassySingapore Embassy1.6 mi
Madras High CourtMadras High Court2.4 mi
Marina BeachMarina Beach1.6 mi Chennai (Madras)India
Chennai Citi CenterChennai Citi Center1.6 miNo 10 & 11 Dr Radhakrishnan Salai Mylapore
The Anna Centenary Library The Anna Centenary Library 3.0 miKotturpuram
The Forum Vijaya MallThe Forum Vijaya Mall3.6 mi183 Nsk Salai Vadapalani
Ashtalakshmi TempleAshtalakshmi Temple4.8 miOdaimanagar Beach Rd Besant Nagar
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Getting around
Airports
Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)8.1 mi
Tirupati (TIR)62.3 mi
Train
Egmore Railway Station1.1 mi
Chennai Central Railway Station1.7 mi
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  90  reviews
  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The service at Distil was outstanding. Staff are very attentive.

    The food was good - not brilliant. We wanted a quiet day at the hotel so ate there - there are much better choices in the city for much better value - and not far away.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    From the time I arrived to the time I departed I was treated like an absolute King. The staff was extremely friendly and went out of their way to make me comfortable. The check-in was immediate with a delectable welcome Lichi drink. After that I was escorted to my room which was big by any standard. And the response to room service was almost instantaneous. Concierge was extremely helpful when I asked some directions to a nearby place. Overall, I would rate this as, perhaps, the best hotel in India. Kudos to it - I am a fan for life!!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The area and cleanliness is good

    The taxation policy is not transparent. It has lot of ambiguities.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very friendly, helpful staff - a quiet room - no noise from other guests.

    The room was FREEZING- the a/c was not working properly. I asked for help as I could not get warm and the bedding felt cold and damp. In the end I had to turn off the whole unit. The meal I ordered at 9:30 pm was cold when it arrived - rather disappointing too.I found that I did not get value for money for the price I paid for the room and meals. I have stayed in many hotels around the world and I was really looking forward to staying here - but it was disappointing.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    This is a very nice hotel and if you like that colonial vibe then this is the place for you.

    Wifi is not free - I fully believe that you are losing business as a result of this archaic policy.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Surprises about higher room charges tax calculations.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We stayed for 2 nights in March 2012. We were fortunate to have been upgraded to a heritage room which is on the top floor and looks over the lovely pool. The room was reached by walking across the top of the plant filled atrium which was beautiful and airy and light. Our room was huge, with two separate seating areas along with a ginormous and comfortable bed with lovely clean squishy pillows. We had fresh flowers and fruit delivered daily and the room was kept immaculate and housekeeping was more than once a day. The reception staff were helpful and polite. The pool was just perfect for relaxing by with attentive but unobtrusive staff bringing free drinks along just when you wanted - and it is 20 metres long - so good for a proper swim. Our flight was very late so we were provided with a courtesy room to freshen up and sort ourselves out in after checking out.

    The mosquitos were an issue - I got bitten round my ankles lots in the restaurant, despite the best efforts of a man with an electronic zapper racquet. Having to pay 200rupees an hour for the wifi was extortion as all the other hotels we stayed at in India gave us free wifi. The food bills seemed to mount up from what they said on the menu to how they appeared on the final statement - there seem to be loads of taxes and charges and sometimes the menu prices are unclear, so if you are watching your budget then beware!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff at the Connemara are always very friendly and welcoming.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff, Restaurants, Room size and services

    Wi-Fii and breakfast not included

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Everything, specially very courteous and caring staff members of hotel. I would specifically like to mention that senior executives like Mr. Vijay Shrikent (General Manager)and Mr.Ashirbad Praharaj (Accomodations Manager) of this Taj property have all the time for their hotel guests and ensure that guests problems,if any,are taken care of immediately. They truly are well versed in art of hospitality.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    In city

    Old, not maintained, spoils TAJ’s reputation

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Old style contemporary design.

    Possible tendency to alter the old contemporary style in bits and pieces.. Will loose its unique quality.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excelent service and The Asian Restaurant.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    In sipmle words Vivanta Connemara was "True Spirit of Hospitality"

    They should include access to internet and other fbusiness related acilites Free of cost to Guests.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    As usual: the stay was a pleasure

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  90 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in India

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 6 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children7 - 19 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)8.1 mi
Tirupati (TIR)62.3 mi
Train
Egmore Railway Station1.1 mi
Chennai Central Railway Station1.7 mi
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