Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai
Hotel

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai

Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 819
Hotels in Chennai
Average rating
5.8/7
1 59 Ratings & 29 Reviews
What travellers are saying about this Hotel
Experience scale
  • Excellent 13
  • Very Good 14
  • Good 2
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Average ratings on...
  • Destination 5.6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 6.5/7
  • Front Office 6.3/7
  • Service 6.2/7
  • Room 6.1/7
  • Food & Drink 6.2/7
  • Activities 4.9/7

29 traveller reviews for Vivanta by Taj - Connemara

WRITE A REVIEW
Sort by:
Robert
  • Robert
  • Lives in Pondicherry
  • 3 Reviews
  • 6.6/7
  • Posted Dec 7, 2013
Nice experience to stay in this hotel. Location is at 3km from the station. Service was good. I stayed for 5 days. The swimming pool is available. Food was served by buffet system. Direct booking is done. Wifi was very much available with good service.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ravi
  • Ravi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  • 5.4/7
  • Posted Dec 2, 2013
Good room services.Hotel located at good location.Valet parking was available. Break fast was complimentary. Hotel employee was cooperative. everything is perfect. Perfect Location, ambiance, Food,Services and total value for my money. I highly recommend this place for people traveling.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

gan
  • gan
  • Soulseeker
  • 22 Reviews
  • 6.3/7
  • Posted Dec 2, 2013
After checking in, when I was being escorted to the room, I was informed that this property is 160 years old! Definitely does not look that old, but one can make out that the architecture is definitely not modern.

The service is typical of Taj - had the same service I had experienced at other Taj resort type properties, although this property was not a resort, but a city hotel. Overall, an excellent place to stay.

As with any other Taj hotel, check in and check out was a breeze. Typical Taj hospitality all over - right from front desk to house keeping to staff everywhere.

As others have pointed out, the layout is odd - so many twists and turns from the looby to the elevators! And if you take the wrong turn, you end up in the wrong wing, and you have to retrace the entire way back to the lobby and start all over again through a different route. Had the misfortune of ending up in the wrong wing a couple of times with no clue as to how to find my room! Luckily came across some staff on both occassions, and they were extremely helpful and escored me back to the room. But the layout needs some change to make it more friendly. A tip - remember if you were escorted to your room from the left side of the front desk or the right side!

Bathroom fittings had some salt deposits - possibly the effect of hard water. That is a bit odd, as I would have expected them to keep in spic and span as in other Taj properties I have visited. Unlike other Taj properties I have stayed in, this property does not have a water spray near the WC - that is again a bit odd in India. I have come across a few five star hotels in India not providing a water spray near WC, but this is the first time I have observed this in a Taj hotel.

We were on a second floor room, but the view had nothing to talk about - it faced the parking lot and the road. I did not ask for an upgrade, as I was on a business trip and expected to spend most of daytime outside the hotel. But considering that the location is in the heart of the city, with malls and office complexes nearby, the noise level inside the hotel was relatively low - I found it quite peaceful.

The restaurant service was excellent. Breakfast was part of the package, and had dinner at odd times in the coffee shop. I have to say that food was almost as good as other Taj resort type hotels I have been to. I have to insist on "almost" - as food was a shade less tastier. But absolutely nothing to complain about - very good food.

Could not try out the gym or the spa due to lack of time.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Ramadevi Vedhukuri
  • Ramadevi Vedhukuri
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  • 6.8/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2013
Vivanta, one of the excellent place to stay around in Chennai, which is near ECR. Lovely place near beach.

Begins with a welcome drink at reception along with a small sea shell, followed by the suite of your choice. Delicious food and good ambience. Loved the mini bar inside with chocos and dry fruits. Nice cot and window view we had, all our friends enjoyed it very much.

Try it guys, it is worth !!!
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Siraj V
  • Siraj V
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5.4/7
  • Posted Jul 1, 2013
It was a nice to stay in hotel..vivanta is good...the whole entire staffs in hotel were caring and friendly.
This is a reasonable international star hotel.here are multiple choice of restaurants and cuisines available within the hotel manned by one of the most friendliest staff. The Indian food was very good.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

S Magapu
  • S Magapu
  • Critic
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  • 6.4/7
  • Posted Jun 13, 2013
Nice Stay.. Good Food.. nice ambiance and loved the spa and swimming pool .. it was a family holiday and we really had a very comfortable stay. Very Supportive Staff and Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai is the city\'s only heritage hotel, Surrender to the Jiva Spa. Splash in the pool. Engage the Fitness centre. loved the many leisure options.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

 ramesan Pairakkel
  • ramesan Pairakkel
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 1 Review
  • 6.4/7
  • Posted Jun 12, 2013
it was a nice to stay in hotel..no words to say the vivanta is superb...the whole entire staffs in hotel were caring and friendly. next time when i visit chennai i will stay in vivanta only.good location and very comfortable in the center of the city . the rooms and service were very good,here are multiple choice of restaurants and cuisines available within the hotel.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Antony adaikalam I
  • Antony adaikalam I
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 4 Reviews
  • 4.4/7
  • Posted May 9, 2013
The location is good but the rooms are like hostel rooms. they are not worth for that much pay. Food and hospitality is good.
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Sumit Periwal
  • Sumit Periwal
  • Critic
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  • 5/7
  • Posted May 7, 2013
It was good in terms of stay and facilities .
game room was really good and so was the pool.
2 day stay and it was full of excitement and fun.

Best Experience: Environment and crowd

Worst Experience: Heat
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Jeshwanth Sidhani
  • Jeshwanth Sidhani
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  • 6.1/7
  • Posted May 3, 2013
excellent service. I have visited many site, usually iam a manager use to go for location wise project implementation. But i held in Taj for 3 days, it was like a week.

Best Experience: I was felt like a heaven, because Good service, immediate response on phone call and Main thing with a cute smile.

Worst Experience: NIL..
More »
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

Kulveer singh Vivekanandan Siva Prasad Kulveer singh, Vivekanandan, Siva and 56 other people have rated this hotel.
View their ratings...

Have you stayed at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara?

Sign-up

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Overview

Taj Connemara is a 150 year old property. It is located on Binny Road in Chennai. The airport closest to the hotel is the Chennai Airport, which is 16 km away. The Chennai Central Railway Station is just 4 km from the hotel and is the nearest railhead. The main bus stand of Chennai is 30 km from the hotel.

Rooms and Amenities at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara

Taj Connemara has a total of 150 guest rooms where they offer accommodation. There are 68 Superior Rooms, 64 Deluxe Rooms, 17 Heritage Rooms and 1 Lord Connemara Suite. All the rooms are equipped with a tea/coffee maker. The in-house muliticuisine restaurant at the hotel, serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. There is an in-house bar too. The facilities provided by the Taj Connemara are doctor on call, travel desk, car parking, laundry service, deposit locker, room service, televisions in the rooms, internet browsing facilities, currency exchange services, STD, hot water and a conference hall. They have a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a health club, plus ayurvedic treatment facilities. They have provisions for babysitting services as well. Pick-up and drop facilities are also available. All major credit cards are accepted.

Facilities at a glance
Doctor on Call
Travel Desk
Car Rental
Restaurant
Room Service
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Conference Hall
Credit Cards
Deposit Locker
Baby Sitting Services
Credit Card
Swimming Pool

In-room facilities
STD
Hot water


Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Address

Binny Road,
Chennai

Tamil Nadu - 600002
India

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara belongs to


Are you the business owner?

There are tremendous benefits of signing up with HolidayIQ.com for the CenterStage hotel reputation program.

Know more about CentreStage >
Manage your listing >

Travellers also viewed these Chennai hotels
Guest Houses
Season 4 Guest House
218 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Hotel
22 Reviews
Hotel
9 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Resorts
3 Ratings
Check all Chennai hotels ›
Chennai hotels travelers are looking right now
Hotel
14 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Hotel
Grand Residence Hotel
15 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Hotel
Trident Chennai
26 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Hotel
Suriya International Hotel
10 Reviews
SHOW PRICES
click to close
Check Availability & Price
SHOW PRICES
Check all Chennai hotels ›