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“Poor Maintenance”
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Ambica Empire
Ranked #122 of 393 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Porto, Portugal
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“Poor Maintenance”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The hotel looks good from outside. good ambience, good rooms gym spa bla bla bla.
but staying here was a not so good experience. to start, i stayed there for 3 nights on two different occasions in same week. two different rooms, different floors. but same kind of problems.

poor maintenence.

the wall sockets broken, tv cable wires broken so u get to see only a few channels clear. shower knob broken. coffee kettle not working. almirah door does not lock. and to add to it continuous humming sound specially on top floor. with a jhankar beats kinda effect of trafiic sound all night long.

food was good, i had a la carte as well as buffet.

Room Tip: dont take top floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

overall it is the nice palace to stay. Services was good. Staff persons are also good. But Breakfast was same all days nothing change. And i found best deal via cleartrip for this Hotel Ambica Empire.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

As soon as you enter this hotel you feel as is you have entered a palace.
The hotel receptions is made to resemble the entrance of a palace with beautiful ceilings and antique art pieces all around.
The rooms are clean and well kept.
The food has got multiple options and is very tasty.
The service though lags behind and spoils the over all experience.
It appears that the hotel is running short of their man power.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 9 days. Had problems with card key and power supply for first couple of days. Thanks to Mr. Shabir, who sorted out the problems effectively The rest of the stay was quite comfortable, The food was not up to the mark, but the restaurant staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top are quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Just the name is heritage hotel. No staffs behave properly. Yellow water in bathroom in 7th Floor. Same breakfast everyday. Okay for 1 night stay. But look for Radha Regent on the same road instead of this. Both are same rate. INR 2500+taxes.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

It was when it first opened up but now it's similar to a motel 6 or budget hotel. Service for the price isn't good at all. Would not return! Beds are good providing adequate sleep quality but the breakfast is okay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chennai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The management of this hotel do not know what they are doing. I hope the owner realises this and keep a good team. The place is little garish. The food is not up to the mark and the service is almost non existent. The bar is bad too. I hope something can be done so that this hotel can untangle itself from the knots tied by itself.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank oppraveen
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Property: Ambica Empire
Address: 100 100 Feet Road | 100 Ft. Road, Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras) 600026, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Chennai District > Chennai (Madras)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Spa Hotel in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ambica Empire 3.5*
Number of rooms: 86
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