I enjoyed my stay at the Hablis very much. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, with a good amount of variation between South Indian, western and pub styles. Bottles of water are complimentary and the free wifi, while not the greatest, was much faster than the complimentary wifi of most hotels I've stayed in.
I was somewhat disappointed by the limited selection of beers at the Moon and Sixpence, but the quality of the food there more than made up for it, simply amazing. As well, it would have been nice to have some cutlery / stir sticks in my room. They offer free tea bags, instant coffee, and a complete kettle setup, along with cream and sugar, in each room, but curiously, they provide nothing to stir the coffee / tea with.
The Hablis offers a tour service in which you can hire a driver for several hours a day, to visit the city or the neighbouring areas of Chennai. I hired a driver for 4 hours. I have to say, he was an absolute surgeon behind the wheel, though he didn't know half the places I wanted to visit and kept trying to drop me off at various trinket shops / arts emporiums I had no interest in seeing. Apparently this is quite common in Chennai; the drivers get kickbacks from the shop owners.
It's a shame the health club / gym wasn't complete when I visited. It's a work in progress.
"It is an okey hotel for a quick stay or to catch a flight"
The front office staff were very co-operative and well mannered. Break fast is below average. Wi-fi was not working. Location bit inside. To fidn a restaurant nearby was bit difficult. But quite suitable if you need to stay near airport or just to get refresh. Do not expect much. Just an average hotel to get re-fresh. But felt very comfortable and crew was nice.
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