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“Budget hotel in heart of town”
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Orchid Inn
Ranked #321 of 395 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
India
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Budget hotel in heart of town”
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed here for a couple of days in December 2012. Between being in a state of reconstruction and the elevator not working, it was a good value-for-money kind of stay. The deluxe AC room was small but well equipped with a queen size bed and a TV that sticks to majorly Tamil channels. The best part was the efficient and fully working AC, which is a kind of rarity in Chennai hotels. You can order in food but the quality is just above average. Tried the Paneer Noodles and the Chili Prawns which were passable. Bathroom was clean with running hot water. Location is probably the USP of this hotel, very near to the US embassy as well as to Express Avenue. Reception staff, however, could do better - not very helpful and could definitely think about being more friendly!
In a nutshell, a value-for-money place thats near to shopping destinations.

Room Tip: They are renovating, so quality will hopefully change for the better. Stayed on the second floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Chennai
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

it was really a very great experience, hotel was the best value for the price.

everything was nice there and behavior of the staff was really good. i highly recommend this hotel if you want fantastic stay in chennai near the most famous mall 'Express Avenue' at the best price and best food.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Quatre Bornes, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

im sanjana from mauritius i had stay in that hotel for 7 days i was happy coz everything was clean the staff people is nice very co_operative they help me a lot specialy 1 room boy name santhosh he help me a lot thnks for everythng if i will come back again i will come to your hotel to stay that for sure ................

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I stayed there for 2 nights 12th and 13th August 2012.
Indifferent Staff
Unhygienic bathrooms. Dimensions of the room and bath room are very narrow. The whole room must be 8x10 feet. At 6 feet tall, I could barely manage to sit and fit myself on the toilet seat.
Muddy water coming from taps.
Even if you order tea/coffee, it will be served cold and in a paper cup as he has to get it from road side stall and consequently no coffee/tea if it's raining outside!
No wardrobe/shelves at all.
Grainy picture in the TV as he has some tapped cable connection (no DTH) and almost all channels were Tamil only (since it is cable)
Though it was not a problem for me, the food available is almost fully non-vegetarian (he doesn't have a kitchen of his own, food is served from Kabab Junction on ground floor).

At Rs. 1500+ per night, it is not at all worth it and I don't understand why MakeMyTrip even lists such properties.

Room Tip: Just don't go there
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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There is no clean Bed cover and Pillows when we entered.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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tamilnadu
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Given old AC room looks like I came in 50 year old room, POP falling down from celling, old looking furnitur like corroised, staff misbehave for advance as customer is running away, After check out for change at evening offered staff accomadition room.....

Very bad service and horrible experience from the hotel, never recommend to stay there in future,

Room Tip: Do not stay in this hotel or you will destroy your mood..........
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Mangalore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2011

I went to Chennai for the US visa. This place is close to the US Embassy , can go walking
pretty neat and clean room for Chennai standards. Staff were also friendly when compared to the other hotels that I stayed in Chennai during my previous visits

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Orchid Inn
Address: 164 Peters Road | Rayapettai, Chennai (Madras) 600014, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras) > Nungambakkam
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Ranked #321 of 395 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 40

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