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“Nice place, good service, could be more foreigner friendly”
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The Laurels Hotel
Ranked #178 of 374 Chennai (Madras) B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place, good service, could be more foreigner friendly”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Context: I am a UK resident. I stayed in Chennai on a work placement for 2 months in autumn 2011. My girlfriend came with me and spent the 2 months as leisure and vacation time.

History: This hotel has been around for a few years. In 2011 they were doing well and expanding into a second building.

Service: Overall good, not foreigner friendly, see below.

Facilities: Clean, lovely interiors. Common room with chairs and TV. Dining room. 24-hour guarded main gate.

Staff: Generally friendly. Little or no English. Unusual perception of privacy to a westerner (would just walk into your room, sometimes even without knocking).

Owners: Friendly and helpful. E.g. will navigate your taxi in over the phone if you struggle. Make an effort to accommodate a foreign (western) guest, but have little experience (have some regular Japanese guests).

Food: Nice breakfasts. Not good for lunch/dinner, since many things on the menu are missing (no paneer in the kitchen for 2 months), often the wrong order would come and whilst sometimes the meals were very nice, sometimes they were just awful. Free bottled water.

Cleanliness: Excellent. Daily cleaning.

Laundry service: Provided for a low per-garment fee, but rather brutal hand washing that will destroy your clothes after a number of washes.

Internet: Very reliable and fast wifi connection.

Missing amenities: Some basic things like a kettle for making tea, safe storage box.

Noise: Very quiet part of Chennai. Unfortunately when we were there, the building works were taking place, causing terrible noise for a large part of the day.

Location: Kotturpuram is a short rickshaw ride from the IIT campus, the Anna Library, shopping malls like Express Avenue and business parks around the IT Corridor like Ascendas, It's walking distance from the Anna University and the zoo of the Guindy National Park. It's a short walk to a few small supermarkets, a plenty of ATMs and one of the Apollo clinics with pharmacy.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

It is tucked away from the hustle bustle of the metropolitan city yet so close to the city center. The laurels is located in the posh residential area of Kotturpuram very close the Govt Library and some corporate biggies home.
The rooms are trendy, comfortable, spacious and though it may not look very new in the beginning but i don't think you will complaint after you get settled down. The rooms are spacious, every floor has a common guest / meeting area which is nice if you plan to have a meeting of sorts.
LCD TV with Tata Sky connection is definitely a plus.
Very nice approach by Mr. Prabakar the man who run the show, he is very friendly and accommodating.
All in all a great place to stay and will stay again

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

It is a very nice and comfortable hotel in a quiet residential area, with very clean, modern but cosy rooms. The staff are very welcoming and thoughtful, and the owner is very helpful for organizing transport,etc. The food is excellent for very reasonnable price.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

The Laurels Hotel is a small "luxury" hotel. The rooms are well done up with king size beds, fluffy quits and sparking clean modern toilets. The service is thoughtful and attentive. It is located in quiet, posh, residential neighhourhood, yet you are close to Chamiers Road, San Thome and the Marina Beach Area. The corridors open upto to balconys where you see the green canopy of the trees outside. The resturant is a small cozy place, the food is yummy and service is good. There is a small common living area opposite the restaurant which is well stocked with newspapers and a whole array of magazines. You get GREAT quality for a good price. We will defintely stay there again.

Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Laurels Hotel
Address: No 12/18 Arunachalam Road | Kotturpuram, City Center, Chennai (Madras) 600085, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
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Ranked #178 of 374 B&Bs / Inns in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Laurels Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21

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