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Broadlands Hotel
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Not a very nice/safe area in Chennai. Although very friendly night staff, that couldn't make up for the old sheets dirty and smelly (like mould) bathroom. If you have to go cheap its bearable but if you can adjust your budget to go somewhere a bit nicer I would highly suggest that in Chennai, go cheap in other cities when it doesn't matter. The staff were nice though I can say that. But I hardly slept as it was so hot and noisy from the street and fans.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Lucinda A
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Very far from airport, triplicane. Dirty, bathroom smells like asbestos. Was cooler outside room than in. Beds were rock hard, had the worst night sleep I've had in a long time. The staff on arrival were unwelcoming and very rude. I was told on the phone they had rooms from 525-600rupees with attached bathrooms and upon arrival given a room and were very annoyed to have to show us first an argued about the price. 600 is fine it's the point that I had spoke to someone who had said what I stated above. The men were very very unfriendly. The man at night was quite nice which was a spirit lifter. Bring your own everything, don't let the name hotel fool you. Payment is demanded upfront.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Rickierickierickie
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

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!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Robbert N
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Many of the other reviews stay "not the cleanest" or "run-down but charming" which is exactly the kinds of places I've found good bargains all over Asia and been perfectly happy with. But Broadlands is different - our room was not just a little dirty but rather it looked like it had never been swept. The sink in the bathroom had a layer of dirt that would have been easily wiped with a rag but no attempt had been made. I don't mind staying in old buildings, but the boarded up windows made our room (#12) really dark and depressing. We didn't have sheets or towels for the 3 nights we stayed there because the cleaner hadn't returned yet (for 3 days? with no spare sets?) The staff was friendly, but not overly helpful or knowledgable. The garden area could have been nice if there were chairs.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

I loved this place for what it is: A 5 star backpacker hotel. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is a little rough around the edges but the service from the staff was excellent and the room was big and clean.
This was one of my favorite hotels in India for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Markus M
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