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Bell Hotel - Chennai
Ranked #66 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“best stay ever”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

my husband and i stayed at Bell Central in june 2012 for about 3 nights. we loved our stay. the rooms were very comfortable and cozy, bathrooms very clean. the railways were situated behind our rooms but it was not that noisy.
the staff at the hotel were very helpful and prompt. as i had an earlier booking with them, the check in was very fast.
it is very near to all the places that we visited. autos easily available, even the guard is very helpful and quickly hails an auto when you want to go out.
we had room service a couple of times, as nearest clean restaurant is bout 5-10 min walk. food taste was average.
lastly i love the ambience of this hotel, although from outside you can be skeptical, but once you step inside, its just wonderful.
am already planning our next stay at Bell Central Chennai.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Premalatha S
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Room is a little small, but the bathroom is big very neat. The hotel is adjacent to the local train track so the sound and vibration of the passing by train is very evident. The service is very good. The b'fast had only few items but the items that were available were good.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sk9999in
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Delhi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Its good hotel with great interior have three star facility. food in restaurant is also good.
Its better to go there & book room, because you will get good package. Staff is very courteous. Hotel is walking distance from Central Rly stn & Madras Medical College.
Hotel is adjoining Railway lines so don't take room on that side

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank arunsahdev
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Munnar, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

My friend and I stayed at Bell Central for 3 nights from 26th June 2012. I have been to 19 countries and Bell Central gives the best value for money. It is also centrally located - just a stone-throw away from Madras Central Station. The restaurant facilities are a blemish on the otherwise excellent services. I wish they would provide the wi-fi facilities as complimentary.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank ExploreIndiaTours
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012

If u want to experience a 5 star level of service quality at the price of a 3 star in the heart of chennai, this is the place to be. Never got a chance to complain of anything. Each and everything was meticulously planned and ready for us. Little things like upgrading ur room for no extra cost, english speaking bell boy in chennai, choices of channels on TV and warm water in the loo hand shower in the morning.. make such a lot of difference. I am an MBA grad with spl interest in marketing and I have definitely learnt a thing or two about customer satisfaction with my stay here.
Bell central will definitely be my first choice for my hotel stay in Chennai as long as I don't want to spend unnecessarily on a 5 star.

Room Tip: there are two sides.. one towards the road the other towards a railway line. Though it didn't di...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank trip_rajan
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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USA
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

It is a good hotel at a very reasonable price. The staff is very helpful and the rooms are maintained very nicely. It is very close to the station but not so close as to get disturbed by the commotion.
It is maintained very nicely and the things work good.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank leisuretravelerUsa
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Bochum, Germany
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights, travelled to Chennai for work. I arrived early in the morning (had taken a train overnight and was exhausted), and it was such a delight to enter the room, take a hot shower and then lie in that wonderful bed! I have stayed at many places in India, and 5-star hotels aside, this was the most comfortable stay ever. For the price, it beats all other places.

Pros: Comfortable rooms, heavenly bed, friendly and helpful staff, great shower with excellent water pressure. For those like me who like beer: there is a beer shop just next door. The location is also good and convenient, rikshas can be taken easily from the front door. I may say that this hotel is very close to European standars. Only close because...

Contras: Can be a bit loud (heard hammering on a Sunday afternoon), the wi-fi is not included (1 hour costs Rs. 50/-, the conection is very fast but it would be better if the wi-fi was included in the tarif), the food in the restaurant is not good and the staff there is very slow (a "quick breakfast" can take 40 minutes, they take too long time in taking orders and bringing the bill). The laudry service was a bit slow (almost 2 days), but the work was impecable.

But since this is India, I still find that for the price this hotel is excellent, and I enjoyed my stay. As an example of friendliness, the breakfast is served from 7.30am only, but one day I had to leave earlier than that. The waiter said that he can give me some toast and jam, for which I was very thankful since I can hardly start a day with an empty stomach.

Conclusion: I highly recommend this hotel for those who seek a professional and comfortable ambiance.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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3 Thank Kira S
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Bagya Lakshmi S, Accommodation Officer at Bell Hotel - Chennai, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Bell Hotel for your recent stay in Chennai. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at our hotel.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon.


With Warm Regards,


Bagya Lakshmi Samraj
Accommodation Officer
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Property: Bell Hotel - Chennai
Address: 21 Old Door No | Poonamallee High Road, Periamet, Chennai (Madras) 600003, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bell Hotel - Chennai 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BELL HOTEL - CHENNAI is a building which has heritage that goes back to 1930's. The restored theme reflects of the culture, heritage and the life of what the city was called then "Madras". The hotel has a 50 cover multi-cuisine restaurant "Bell Restaurant". With a total of 51 rooms, we have furnished all the rooms in contemporary style. The rooms are equipped with LCD Televisions with satellite connection and Wi-Fi for internet access, and other essential services. ... more   less 
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