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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The moment you walk into this place you know the service will be excellent and it didn't disappoint. Whatever your needs, the staff are attentive and there always seems to be a member of staff nearby, nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is clean and provided excellent facilities. The location is very central for Chennai and ideal for exploring the malls at Spenser Plaza and Express Avenue. The hotel has three restaurants, Hip Asia and Raintree were our favourites, the range and standard of food was excellent, the service matched that standard too. Breakfast was excellent as well, the setting, overlooking the pool was a great start to the day. If ever in Chennai again, I will definitely go back.

Stayed: July 2014
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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara!

We thank you for your very kind review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to learn that everything from employee friendliness, location to food and beverage options in the hotel have matched your expectations of a Taj property.

We indeed look forward to your return and facilitating yet another memorable visit.

Kind Regards,

Samrat Datta
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

When I stay at Hotels like Taj Connemara, I feel privileged. If you just scan through the history associated with the place, you shall feel the same way. I was infact quite amazed when I found that Connemara had nothing to do with Tamil.. its a county in Ireland. And thus, the amazing story unfolded. So, heritage it is.... going all the way before the British Raj in the Madras Presidency. As you see the facade, you wonder how it must have looked way back in the 1860's and upto the 1990s. Today, it stands snuggled behind the Spencer's Plaza (there's a whole lot of associated history with Spenser and the so called Mall culture). The central lobby gives that wide expanse feel, nothing distracting. There's hardly that you find amiss.... its Taj Hospitality all the way and beyond... the rooms, the food, the service, etal. The most attractive is its pool... wide, soulful of turquoise that mermerises the whole environ around it. Perfectly placed, the green belt around it had been beautifully maintained. Quite elegant, pleasantly delightful. And it offers stay at quite a advantageous position. Its literally at the hub, abutting one of the India's first shopping Malls. You stay at Taj Connemara once and you won't hunt for any other place to stay anytime you are at Chennai. I have been doing exactly that! :-)

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Pool.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank pavi1971
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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara!

We thank you for your detailed review on Tripadvisor. It was heart warming to note that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay in a location as ours which has a legacy of 160 years behind it and the essence of a Taj property with it it's present day avatar.

We take a lot of pride in being a hotel with a distinct colonial connection and a rich history of a property with great services. Our joy is doubled when our guests leave with memories of the same.

Thank you and we look forward to your continued patronage.

Kind Regards,

Samrat Datta
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

My experience in connemara with my family was excellent. We enjoyed a lot in there.

The room was very spacious and clean and pleasant. The service there was very nice. the hotel staff is very friendly & helpful.

in one word this is "Excellent

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Rekha P
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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara!

We thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and have written very kind words for our product and services.

We look forward to your continued patronage,

Kind Regards,

Samrat Datta
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Peaceful, well maintained rooms.
Well mannered staff.
Good Buffet Breakfast

Tamil Selvan the best among all the room houskeeping folks.
Tamil knew that I am Lord Ganesha's fan and from day one onwards untill my last day at the Ganesh idol in my was decorated beautifull with flowers.
I was Overwhelmed with the services provide inside the room.
Not only the area next to Ganesha idol was decorated but instead to my surprise last day of my stay had many elephants made out of towel's across my room.

Tahnk You.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank RatneshGhadiali
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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara!

We thank you for your recent review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We are glad to note that you have enjoyed your stay and found our associate Tamil to be of great help in making your stay even more enjoyable.

We have conveyed your kind sentiments to him and we are sure it only takes his enthusiasm to the next level.

Many thanks and we look forward to your continued patronage,

Kind regards,

Samrat Datta
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed here for 2 days during our recent trip to Chennai, and in all a great experience. Rooms are really spacious and clean. Service is exceptional all around. The food and service and Verandah and Raintree are really good. The pool was good - our 5 and 2 year old kids had a good time. The staff around the entire place (rooms/service, restaurants, pool) took good care of us and we really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Neodidymos
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gmovivanta, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Connemara!

We thank you for your recent post on Tripadvisor on a stay experience at our hotel.

We are glad to learn that you had a memorable stay and our associates ensured that you and your family were looked after well.

We appreciate your kindness in sharing this feedback and do let us be of service on your return to Chennai!

Kind regards,

Samrat Datta
General Manager

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