Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel - Chennai

Binny Road, Chennai, India, 600002  show map
 5 stars
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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel - Chennai

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

Situated near a museum and a temple, the 5-star Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel is a good place for a stay offering a swimming pool and a night club. With accents of Italian architecture, the hotel was built in 1891 and renovated in 1988.

Due to the location in the center of Chennai, it is easy to get from Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel to such landmarks as San Thome Church, Fort Museum and Kapaleeshwar Temple. Just 20 minutes' walk from Chennai city center.

The hotel is surrounded by a stadium and restaurants.

The venue is notable for the major location within a 15-minute drive to Madras International (meenambakkam) airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel feature modern touches such as ironing facilities, a mini bar, coffee/tea makers, a laptop safe and television with satellite channels. Some of the modern rooms enjoy a view of the city. The rooms are designed with elegant décor and have parquet floors.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of contemporary dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can share a meal in Cookie Man and Subway, located about 50 meters away.

A buffet breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The venue offers newspaper service, 24-hour room service and concierge service.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature Turkish bath and reflex massage. On-site fitness amenities include a fitness centre and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Executive/club floor
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of INR 1100 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of INR 1100 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel - Chennai Chennai location
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Hotel Address:

Binny Road, Chennai, India, 600002

Get directions
City Center
  • Chennai
    1.3 km
Airports
  • Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)
    13.0 km
  • Tirupati (TIR)
    100.3 km
Train Stations
  • Egmore Railway Station
    1.8 km
  • Chennai Central Railway Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Subway
    40 m
  • Cup 'N' Saucer
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    150

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How to reach hotel

hotel Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel - Chennai Chennai location
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Hotel Address:

Binny Road, Chennai, India, 600002

Get directions
City Center
  • Chennai
    1.3 km
Airports
  • Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)
    13.0 km
  • Tirupati (TIR)
    100.3 km
Train Stations
  • Egmore Railway Station
    1.8 km
  • Chennai Central Railway Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Subway
    40 m
  • Cup 'N' Saucer
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    150

Hotel Awards

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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center - 1.2 km

Places of interest

  • Indian Overseas Bank - 200 m
  • MRF Limited - 900 m
  • Consulate Of Belgium - 1.2 km
  • Indian Bank - 1.5 km
  • Regional Meteorological Centre - 1.6 km
  • Stella Mary's College - 1.9 km
  • Korea Embassy - 2.2 km
  • Royal Thai Consulate General - 2.2 km
  • University of Madras - 2.3 km

Train stations

  • Egmore Railway Station - 1.7 km

Shopping areas

  • Spencer Plaza Mall - 100 m
  • Express Avenue Mall - 400 m
  • T Nagar, Ranganathan Street - 2.4 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Thousand Lights Mosque - 1.0 km
  • US consulate General - 1.4 km
  • Valluvar Kottam - 2.2 km
  • MGR Memorial - 2.4 km
  • Anna Memorial - 2.5 km

Stadiums

  • Ma Chidambaram Stadium - 1.9 km

Museums

  • Government Museum Chennai - 1.0 km

Public parking

  • Australian Consulate - 500 m
  • Apollo Hospital - 1.0 km
  • Connemara Public Library - 1.0 km
  • Sankara Nethralaya - 1.2 km
  • British Deputy High Commission - 1.3 km
  • US Embassy - 1.5 km
  • Music Academy Chennai - 1.8 km
  • Ripon Building Chennai Corporation - 2.4 km

Local attractions

  • Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Triplicane - 1.8 km
    Singarachari Street, Triplicane, Chennai (Madras)
  • Breezy Beach - 2.9 km
    Valmiki Nagar, Chennai (Madras)
  • Kapaleeshwar Temple - 3.3 km
    North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai (Madras)
  • Marina Beach - 2.5 km
    Chennai (Madras)India
  • Fort Museum - 2.9 km
    Fort St. George, Chennai (Madras)

Near the hotel

  • Spencer Plaza - 140 m
    Chennai (Madras)India
  • National Art Gallery - 920 m
    Panthian Road, Chennai (Madras)
  • Egmore Museum - 1.2 km
    Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai (Madras)
  • Dash N Splash - 150 m
    103/1A, Mevallurkupam Village, Chennai (Madras)
  • Government Museum - 970 m
    Pantheon Road, Chennai (Madras)
  • The Faraway Tree Gallery - 1.3 km
    7, Rutland Gate 6th Street (off Khader Nawaz Khan Road), Chennai (Madras)

Restaurants nearby

  • Subway - 40 m

    Address: S-84, 2nd Floor, Phase 3, Spencer Plaza, Anna Salai
    Phone: 44-42118800

    70% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 12

  • Cookie Man - 120 m

    Address: F III A, 1st Floor, Spencers Plaza Phase 2, Anna Salai
    Phone: 28492638

    64% likes this, based on 11 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 12

  • Club House - 290 m

    Address: Taj Mount Road, 2, Club House Road
    Phone: 66313131

    67% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 126

  • Cup 'N' Saucer - 100 m

    Address: F-100, 1st Floor, Sencers Plaza Phase 2, Anna Salai
    Phone: 28494698

    90% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 8 - CAD 15

  • Ponnusamy - 290 m

    Address: #24, Wellington Estate Ethiraj Salai Egmore
    Phone: 28270784

    56% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    150

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Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vivanta By Taj - Connemara

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Superb
Based on 64 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

    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!!

  • Single
    5.8

    The area and cleanliness is good

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

  • Single
    7.0

    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.

  • Single
    8.2

    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.

  • Single
    4.6

    Surprises about higher room charges tax calculations.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    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!

  • Single
    8.2

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

  • Couple
    9.2

    Staff, Restaurants, Room size and services

    Wi-Fii and breakfast not included

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    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.

  • Single
    3.8

    In city

    Old, not maintained, spoils TAJ’s reputation

  • Single
    8.2

    Old style contemporary design.

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

  • Single
    9.6

    Excelent service and The Asian Restaurant.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    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.

  • Single
    9.6

    As usual: the stay was a pleasure

How to reach hotel

hotel Vivanta By Taj - Connemara Hotel - Chennai Chennai location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Binny Road, Chennai, India, 600002

Get directions
City Center
  • Chennai
    1.3 km
Airports
  • Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)
    13.0 km
  • Tirupati (TIR)
    100.3 km
Train Stations
  • Egmore Railway Station
    1.8 km
  • Chennai Central Railway Station
    2.7 km
Restaurants
  • Subway
    40 m
  • Cup 'N' Saucer
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    150

Hotel Awards

IndianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedChennaiVivanta By Taj - Connemara

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

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