The Broadlands Hotel, located just on a sidestreet of Triplicane High Road, can be a little difficult to find. But once entered, a whole palace (this was the building's old function) opens up. This 'palace' is totally old and all the paint is worn of. But it for some reason breathes a lot of athmosphere. The rooms are very basic, as are the toilets and showers. But this also is reflected in the low price you pay for a room. The best part of the place is the people staying there. I was slightly disappointed there were only foreign guests staying, but it is a great place to make some new friends. The staff is friendly and to have a view over Chennai from the top roof of the building is a must!