Single Non A/C
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Price for 1 Night
Rs. 500Rs. 475
4 Rooms Left!
Fri, 03 Mar – Sat, 04 Mar (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Double Non A/C
(based on 71 reviews)
If you wanna know how a typical old chennai house looks like, this is the place for you. Everything is neat and clean. And the staffs are friendly. You can meet travelers around the world here. Only downside was i didn't get any bill after paying!! That's suspicious.
This is definitely not the cleanest place in India. There is a lot of charm in this old guest house. A maze of corridors, stairs and patios. The rooms are unequal in quality, so you'll have to check a few before settling on price and your choice. Watch out, after agreeing on the price we were charged an extra 50Rs per day for wifi, which was slow and only available at the front desk. This old colonial house needs a big refresher, but the owner personally showed me his some renovation plans, so it might all be fixed during the summer of 2017.
I stayed here for 1 night and it was great! The building is so unique and huge (ex-palace for a king), I spent a good half an hour exploring and it has a good view from the rooftop terrace. There is a social area with TV but to be honest you can chill anywhere. Raja (a member of staff) was very accomodating. He gave excellent advice for both dinner and breakfast locations and his English is good so great to learn about the local area! The room was 450 rupees and had an en-suite, was quiet. The rooms are very basic but have everything you need, only downside is that the beds are small and not very comfy. Other than that, it's awesome!
we came directly to broadlands from the airport. I was impressed with how promptly they had answered my emails . they showed me 2 upstairs rooms , they were 600 rs / 700 rs . those rooms were huge, with seating areas and seemed very hot ! so I choose a cheaper room on ground floor close to reception ,where the wifi works .the double room had a fan and attached bathroom. on arrival at 7am the room was dirty and the bedding also dirty . the cleaning lady was not around , but I got the bedding changed because we wanted to rest after our flight. they sold water at reception ( 2 litre bottles /40 rs) and we ordered chai ,(50 rs) which the sweet old man got from outside the hotel for us. we rested for some time then walked in the area to find a vegetarian restaurant. we found one close by on the main road ,but found the road to be very busy , dusty and almost no pavements in sight ! it was a hair raising walk to just go up the street. the only night we slept there I got almost no sleep because it was so hot and I was jet lagged I suppose. we got good advice from the men that work on reception and decided to leave early in next am. if you travel early you will miss some of the crowds and its cooler. I loved the building ~ broadlands is very interesting and the staff were all jolly and helpful . tamil nadu is so hot and I had no idea just how hot it was . on arrival in Chennai I think the first time traveller will do best to check into a a/c room and recover from their journey ! or leave directly from Chennai which is hot ,dusty and hectic. Day two in tamil nadu we travelled just 2 hours to mahabalipuram by bus which is a world away ,,, more relaxed and cooler breeze from the ocean , still very hot !!!! but very shanti ! . ( we got a tuk tuk from the hotel to the bus stop to catch a bus ( 15 rs each ,plus rucksack 15 rs ) to the cmbt bus terminal. the normal bus (non a/c) cost 50 rs each to mahabalipuram .
When we first arrived in Chennai we had no where booked and the taxi driver, who laughed at me when I asked for somewhere cheep 400-500 rupees took us to somewhere that was 900 saying that's as cheep as it gets and as it was 4.30 am we just wanted to sleep. And for 900 rupees that place was not worth it so when we got up later that day we went to fine somewhere cheeper. Which we did we found broad lands. Its 450 for a room with shared bathroom which we don't mind. It's just off the main road so it's not as noisie. The room is lovely and spacious it has a lovely rustic look. There a small court yard to sit in. The staff are lovely and helpful, one of the guys from the reception Raja had a birthday while we were there he was having a celebration dinner and invited us to join. We loved it here it was our last stop in India and Chennai is a busy city and unfortunately marina beach isn't very nice so we couldn't spend as much time on the beach as we had planned so it was nice to has a little retreat where we could relax and be cofitable. I think this is the best place to stay in the city especially if you are on a budget.
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