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“Excellent service and Clean rooms”
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Clarion Chennai
Ranked #53 of 398 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Gauteng, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent service and Clean rooms”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Clarion between June and July, we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. i would recommend staying there anytime.Food was good, staff were friendly and excellent. Walking distance to City Center Mall. Mr & Mrs L Naidoo- South Africa

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your excellent feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed in Clarion for 5 nights, We chose this place as it was close to the US embassy, And I had a Visa Interview . We had an okay stay there. Let me jot down the Pros and Cons of this place.


PROS:

1. Spacious room, we had 4 of us staying in that room ( 2 Adults, 1 Child and 1 baby)

2. Room servicewas prompt, whenever requested, they came and did whatever was necessary.

3. We went wit our little one and they had a rope inside the bathroom, so we could wash our lil ones clothes and dry them inside itself.

4.Morning Buffet had a good spread. It had cons too, which I will mention below.

5.WIFI was complimentary and speed was good.

6.Swimming pool was clean, but was deep, So if you have kids, take proper care.

7.Good parking space within the hotel if you need parking .

8.There is a good supermarket close by (Whiterose Supermarket)

9.Good hospital next by ( CSI Kalyani Super speciality hospital )


CONS:

1.Expensive


2.Morning buffet , one should ask the server what apart from the regular buffet spread is available to you, we didnot ask and only on the final day we knew that we could order other things like Omlette apart from the regular buffet, the servers were not cordial enough to explain or serve.



1. The AC stopped working on one of the night and we had to call the room service and the technician came midnight 1 am and repaired, it was a disturbance for all of us.

Room Tip: Take rooms on upper levels, Good view from Room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your extreme informative feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

However the points related to Cost & lack of service during the breakfast is been noted, will ensure you to rectify these issues at the earliest to avoid the occurrence for the same.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Bangalore
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Rooms were clean and service was good. Had a comfortable stay with my wife. I would recommend staying at this hotel. Hotel is very close to city center mall, dominoes, McD, KFC, Light house railway station and walking distance from the beach. Very good location!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Mr. Taher,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your excellent feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
640 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Good comfortable hotel in a close to Marina Beach.
Reception very efficient and helpful in organising things.
Breakfast has a good variety of choice and an egg station.
Rooms OK but could do with a bit of modernisation.
Staff all friendly.
I would recommend this hotel for you to stay.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Mr. Chris,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your excellent feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Bengaluru, India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Airport pick up was not good. The driver came late and asked us to walk to the taxi while he was parked. The car we hired to move around chennai took us the long route, which we realised the next day when we went to the same place in another taxi. Food is good and rooms are average types. Hotel location is good, provided you find a good driver who takes short routes.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Mr. Jayant,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Kindly accept our deepest apologies for your inconvenience due to transport service.

As per your further feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Initially I was kind of skeptical as I had been quoted two different rates for a 3-am airport transfer; (1100 + taxes by the front office manager vs 1400 + taxes by front desk executive). Did a bit of online prowl and booked via fasttrack for Rs. 420 inclusive of all!! However, upon arrival all my apprehensions were put to rest by the hospitality and efficiency of front desk executive, Mohan, he certainly knows how to handle his guests.

The overall ambience of the hotel was superb with attention to detail in all aspects. The room was quite spacious and airy. Had opted for in-room dining, however, found the kadai chicken to be a tad oily.

This is an excellent property with a luxurious ambiance. Would definitely stay here again as it is value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your excellent feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Noida, India
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed for 1 night while returning from Tirupati. Clarion hotel's old name is President hotel and local taxi & auto drivers know it better by the old name. Hotel is located near City Center and is a 45 minutes drive from airport and 20 minute drive from railway station. We got a good deal for around Rs.3000 per night inc BF. The rooms are modern, clean and quiet. Breakfast has a good spread & was tasty. Overall this hotel is an excellent option for some one who wants to spend mid range & is ok with a good 3 star hotel. If you are looking for something more posh head straight to ITC Chola / Taj.
The only negative part i would like to highlight is that the hotel travel desk quoted me a very high fare for Airport drop. They asked me for Rs. 1200 for drop to Chennai airport. I booked a taxi online and got dropped in just Rs 400. All hotels do some mark up on taxi bookings etc but a three fold increase is not acceptable. Clarion should look into this and reduce their rates, that would be icing on the cake as otherwise the hotel is near perfect !!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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ClarionChennai, Front Office Manager at Clarion Chennai, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you immensely for your recent stay with us at Clarion Chennai and giving us the opportunity to serve you.

We are delighted to go through your excellent feedback, which is very inspiring. As per your feedback for Room, Food, Quality of Services & our staff were all up to the standard you expected. It gives us a enormous pleasure to know that the everything were to your liking. The entire team is eagerly waiting for your next visit to serve with more enthusiasm.

Your positive feedback is very informative for the travellers who are seeking information about Clarion Chennai.

Thanking you once again and wishing you the best in your personal and professional endeavours.

With Best Regards
Vishal Verma
Front Office Manager
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Property: Clarion Chennai
Address: #25 Dr Radha Krishnan Salai | Near U.S Consulate & City Centre, Chennai (Madras) 600004, India (Formerly The President Hotel and Towers)
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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #53 of 398 Hotels in Chennai (Madras)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Chennai 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clarion hotel is recently refurbished and upgraded is an ideal boutique hotel, be it for business or for fun. You can check-in to experience the world of hospitality comfort and the ambiance of the modern Indian cultural heritage.Retreat from the action of business and relax in our completely renovated guest rooms, Club rooms & suites with sweeping views of the beach, Dive into the comfort of our pillow-top beds and rest up for a big day ahead or enjoy the night in with a film from the channels available. All the rooms have been aesthetically designed and furnished with ultra-modern facilities like mini bar, 52" LED TV's, electronic safe, and tea/coffee making facility. The en-suite bathrooms come equipped with 24 hour hot/cold water, bathrobes, and luxury bathroom amenities. ... more   less 
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