Me and my wife want to stay in Chennai to attend a two day event -Hamfest 2012, the yearly gathering of Ham radio operators. Even though I stayed many times in Chennai Hotels, this was the first with my family. Started searching for various options and finally last minute with the discount from Cleartrip I booked with the Orchid Inn.
The stay was comfortable, the room service was good, food was tasty and finally the sleep was without any mosquito bite! The small lift was very helpful to my wife who have problems with her Leg. Hot water, Jaguar fitting in the Lav!For 1000 and odd bucks-great value. I am afraid this will make the management to hike the price!
Negatives: The management should put little more effort to keep the rooms clean, especially toilet closets, ceiling fans, electrical wiring etc. The room boys are to be told to use the door bell. Waiters for room service use them but if you keep the door unlocked, the boys will give you shock!
Caution: At the heart of the town, near Central station, the auto drivers will kill you and they will carry your 'dead body' to the place where you want! 5 km=200/-. Always stand in the que and do get the prepaid only. Otherwise take time and bargain.... at least less 20% sure.
Wish all good time and seasons greetings.