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“It is OK”
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Orchid Inn
Ranked #318 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Bangalore
1 review
“It is OK”
Reviewed 24 January 2013

It is Ok to stay for short trip . It is near to all business centers around mount road. It is near to sarvana bhavan where we can get a very good food. Hotel rooms are little old. The overall service is ok . ,,,

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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palakkad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2012

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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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
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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
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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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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 #318 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 40

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