I stay in Chennai and checked into Se Sa service apartments as there was some maintenance work going on at my house. Me and my wife checked into this place after a reservation made over the phone.
First thing about this place is that approach road is a bit narrow and full of automobile repair shops. The fact that may vehicles were parked on this road didn't help either. When we first came here, we couldn't locate any security guard or anyone who could help us find the reception. After a wait for about 5 minutes, some one entering this place told us to dial '9' on a phone placed near the gate, and finally we had to go the 2nd floor to meet the guy at the reception. Being a young couple, he was looking suspiciously at us wondering whether my partner was really my wife. We were offended by this, but preferred to remain quiet..
The hall was clean and TV (a real old one) had most of the channels. The kitchen had utensils, utilities and a gas stove...But NO gas cylinder (Another major disappointment). the rest room was decent, but no towels or toiletries were provided. When in the bedroom, we turned on the AC and hit the bed. I noticed something poking me on the bed. When I took a closer look, I found a condom box that was stuck between the two beds. (Now I realize why he was looking suspiciously, Probably because of the kind of people who come there). While checking out, we told the same person about the lack of towels,soap and other amenities including gas and he mentioned that we should have told him and he would have provided it. Also for the Gas Cylinder he said that people who stay for a short while don't cook, so it is not provided by default.
Overall, I was happy to leave the place and head back home the next night.