This is an absolutely outstanding Madras hotel that will leave you never wanting to leave! The level of service here is the best I have encountered anywhere, and that's saying something since I travel for a living. Even renowned luxury hotels only aspire to the level of customer service found here. They also have excellent food. Look no further in Madras. You won't be disappointed! It's a great value. It also retains an Indian flair as opposed to the 'cookie cutter' global brands.
We initially booked through Expedia but upgraded the rooms as our friends were in the higher floors. We wish we hadn't as the lower floors were recently refurbished.
The southern spice restaurant was excellent. Good tasty food excellent friendly staff who took personnel care. Club house was a waste of money.
I have been staying at this hotel at least thrice during the past six months. This old historical property with a colonial touch is situated very close to my place of interest. And though I have had issues with them regarding the smell of mould in the carpets (which incidentally has been sorted out) what strikes one completely is the overwhelming hospitality of the entire staff whether it be at the front desk (Qurat), lobby (Nane) or the coffee shop (Bhaskaran) to just name a few. As a mark of loyalty this time they put me up in one of the best rooms in the hotel which was better than a suite I have stayed in many other places. The food too was good and the pool really refreshing. Shall come back again for sure
Hotel room was comfortable. Close to the US consulate.
Flooring in the room was unsightly with uneven pieces sticking out. Room service staff kept knocking on the door on some pretext or the other which was very annoying.
Food was very good but pricey.
I booked the room at the hotel for my husband & myself for 7 days about 3 weeks before our arrival. The hotel responded quickly, arranged for the airport transfer to the hotel and had all the amenities we requested as we arrived. The staff were pleasent, helpful and friendly. The restaurant at the hotel, Meshwar had a lovely set of delicious food and we enjoyed it very much... It was an overall relaxing experience and there's no doubt that we would stay here again next time we visit Chennai.
The Park Pod is a nice and clean hotel, very close to the US consulate. The food is very nice. The staff is very courteous and helpful, not hesitating to provide their services whenever required, be it getting print outs or booking the cab.
Would surely recommend people to stay here.
Hidden down a side street in a chaotic part of Chennai, and the room was pretty old and basic. I used it as a quick stopover so I could attend the cricket at MA Chidambaram Stadium, which was 15 minutes walk away, and Marine Beach is just 10 minutes further, so it was perfect for me. Restaurant downstairs is good value and good quality.
Chennai's most important road, the Anna Salai leads from north Chennai to the Kathipara Junction in the southwestern Guindy neighborhood. Traversing the heart of the city, Anna Salai channels much of Chennai's traffic, and many of the city's most important businesses are along this road, as well as international stores and some of the area's finest hotels.
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