This was one of my uncommon experience (good or bad –even i am confused) in my life that I got a chance to get into the time machine called Aruna Chennai
& traveled back to the 1990’s. Yes this hotel is old may be 25 years plus & it still stays in that period itself (heard some renovations was happening now a days).
The lobby was relatively neat & large with giving a warm welcome. Once I checked in n got into the lift , yes I really felt as if I am in a time machine, the doors closed slowly giving some jerks & it stood still for some time n slowly with some jerks n sounds it moved up. N once I opened the door to the room, it was a really large room carpeted with large beds n so much space to move around. We had small discussion n some chilling out in our room & the room service was good. But the entire room & toilet makes me feel as if I am still in 1990’s.. with some slightly rusted taps n showers n we even had problem with shower though it was rectified immediately. As a whole the experience was ok but being a star rated hotel they should have gone for some renovations from time to time (hopefully they are doing it right now - better late than never). There was not much of a crowd as I felt most of the rooms vacant. Again I could see some elderly couples (Europeans I guess) having a nice time (they stayed in this same hotel when they came to India years ago n its still the same– heard them saying so) during the break fast as they served as per their tastes along with India tiffin items.
I would suggest pls check with hotel whether they can provide their newly renovated rooms n not their antiques.
Ideally situated with almost all facilities around n some good dining options - Sigree & Mainland China one of the best rated restaurants in Chennai.
- Also Known As:
- The Aruna Hotel Chennai (Madras)
- The Aruna Hotel
- Aruna Chennai
- Aruna Hotel Chennai
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