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Taj Connemara, Chennai

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Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city's only heritage hotel, built in 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, renamed Albany in 1886, finally re-established as The Connemara in 1890. It was an Art Deco look that the Connemara sported when it ‘reopened’ in 1937. And the legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa added his touch to the tower block and linking pool in 1974.
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Property amenities
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Kitchenette
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel
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Such an amazing hotel with great support staff. I stayed here for 2 days with my family(with infant) and the kind of personal attention received that is very touching. Hotel is off heritage type with a very soothing atmosphere inside BUT what makes the hotel great is their
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Response from Ahmar_Siddiqui, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you and accept our heartfelt gratitude for taking out your valuable time for sharing your Wonderful feedback on us. We are very glad to know that you liked the restoration of the hotel. I am delighted to note that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the room, environment, ambience, and facilities of the hotel. Feedback such as yours motivates us to go the extra mile and deliver memorable customer experiences. We are happy to know that our staffs offered you the excellent service and made your stay more comfortable. I will make sure that we convey your appreciation to the entire team. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai to have another memorable experience. Happy to have you as our prestigious guest. Thank you for choosing Taj Connemara, Chennai! Best Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara
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Taj Connemara, the resurrected , renovated icon of hospitality has many things to offer.. first time very creatively the hotel management placed 4 LCD projector which speaks and volumes about the building... the history... cuisines...the people ...the style the
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Response from Ahmar_Siddiqui, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Chandran, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you and accept our heartfelt gratitude for taking out your valuable time for sharing your Wonderful feedback on us. We are very glad to know that you liked the restoration of the hotel. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which they have recently experienced. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the room, environment, ambience, facilities, Swimming pool, In-room amenities, Breakfast Spread and excellent service especially offered by Sumeet Balaji, Rocklin, Murugesan, Anish, Jagdeesh, Harpreet, Jagadeeswaran, Zeba and Chef Livin. We are happy to know that our staffs made your stay more comfortable. Happy to note that you had a beautiful dining experience at our restaurants Raintree and The Verandah. Feedback such as yours motivates us to go the extra mile and deliver memorable customer experiences which The Taj is synonymous with. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai to have another memorable experience. Happy to have you as our prestigious guest. Thank you for choosing Taj Connemara, Chennai! Best Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara
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Surprisingly unassuming in stature; But once your are there and the concierge gives you a photo-tour through the property's history dating back to the eighteen hundreds, you will be surprised and long to come back to it to experience its heritage wings, its recent revamped
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Response from Ahmar_Siddiqui, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are glad that you liked the restoration of the hotel. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which they have recently experienced. I am delighted to note that you had a pleasant stay with us and loved the room, ambience, Swimming pool, Lady Connemara Bar, facilities, food and excellent service offered by the team. Feedback such as yours motivates us to go the extra mile and deliver memorable customer experiences. Proud to note that you had a beautiful dining experience at Verandah restaurant and enjoyed the Breakfast. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai and assuring you of our best of attention, service, and care at all times. Happy to have you as our prestigious guest. Thank you for choosing Taj Connemara, Chennai! Warm Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara
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I stayed at the Taj Connemara, Chennai for 5 days in Mar’19. The customer service from check in to check out was outstanding. The staff are veterans who seem to know exactly what you need all the time. The restaurant staff remember your food preferences and provide extraordinary
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Response from Ahmar_Siddiqui, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We are glad that you liked the hotel overall. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which they have recently experienced. I am pleased to note that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the room, ambience, facilities, swimming, food and extraordinary service offered by the team. We are more delighted to know that you had a beautiful dining experience at our restaurant. Feedback such as yours motivates us to go the extra mile and deliver memorable customer experiences. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai and assuring you of our best of attention, service, and care at all times. Happy to have you as our prestigious guest. Thank you for choosing Taj Connemara, Chennai! Warm Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara
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Nicely renovated hotel with very kind and helpful staff. However, when we wanted to visit the steam bath we were told that it is not yet available. The AC gave us quite some problem. It was located opposite the bed with an unpleasant airflow going directly into the face - even
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Response from Ahmar_Siddiqui, General Manager at Taj Connemara, Chennai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Chennai and taking time out to give us your feedback. We are glad that you liked the restoration of the hotel. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which they have recently experienced. We have noted your feedback about the Steam facilities not being available, we are happy to let you know that the same is functional now. Your feedback about air conditioning is noted too and we will act upon the same.The swimming pool depth is as per local government guidelines. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai and assure you with our best of attention, care and service at all times. Warm Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara
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Do you provide any condoms if it's necessary?
Do you provide any condoms if it's necessary?
Do you accept Un-married couples in your hotel to stay?
you can stay there producing id when check in.
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Is breakfast included in the price.
Yes. It was included in the rent for me. Break fast in general are included in the rent in most of the hotels. We need to clarify such issues before booking the rooms as some of the hotels are not providing such facilities during peak season.
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"Try and take the pool view rooms"
"Room and suite sizes could have been a bit bigger and the view outside the only window was not good"
"We had floor 2.Good size room. Maybe away from the service lift and linen storage might give you a quieter/ longer sleep."
"The heritage rooms in the oldest part of the hotel overlook the pool, probably the best outlook available."
"Please select the Colonial Rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vivanta by taj - connemara, chennai hotel chennai (madras)hotel taj connemara chennai
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduChennai DistrictChennai (Madras)Nungambakkam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
147
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