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1 reviewPosted 4 years ago

Chillax in Chennai !

Chennai is hot in the literal sense and also in an experiential manner! Hot places to see, hot food to cherish and hot experiences overall. Right from the cuisine, the hustling busy shopping experience and the buzz around the beach, everything stays with you forever. To explore the adrenaline rush don't miss the cattamaran ride on the beach. The temples are divine and the shopping around T-nagar can get you really crazy! A holiday in Chennai is truly delicious, spicy, sporty, exciting, literally and otherwise!

We started our drive from Bangalore on a Friday morning and took the Hosur - Krishnagiri- Vellore - Chennai road. Smooth highway; the toll cost pinches you a bit but its worth the drive. The outskirts were busy with traffic expecting the crowds to move in and out on a Friday. After a brief break for breakfast and lunch we drove into the city of the Super Kings. Busy roads, metro construction, movie posters and a hot weather welcomed us; which we expected.

We had taken a guest house in the busy T Nagar area almost the center of the city. A good 3 bedroom house that could accommodate 10 of us. We ventured out in the evening to catch a glimpse of the shopping and drove to the happening Besant Nagar Beach. A place known for its young crowd and a superb view of the beach. A nice walk with the typical boiled peanuts in your hand and a stroll into the beach area to get a superb view of the ocean is a must. On your way out do try a piece of the spicy mirchi bajjis fried hot there. Do carry a bottle of water just for your safety.

We drive again to T Nagar and feasted at the popular Murugan Idly shop with some different variety of Idlys and then headed to the room for an early sleep by 11! We were woken up with the wonderful Chennai filter coffee. The very smell itself is hugely addictive. Got ready quickly and went for a good breakfast at a nearby joint and headed by 10ish to the popular Renganathan Street in Tnagar, known for its wide variety of dress shops and a large crowd all the time. Even though we walked away with half a dozen bags each it dint quite pinch our pockets that much. Don't forget to bargain and get your negotiating skills a test !

After a meal at Anjappar joint, a must try for non vegetarians for the huge variety of dishes and cuisines on offer, we headed to the 2nd longest sea shore in the world, the Marina Beach. A walk around the evening is pleasant and this beach is more crowded and more activities options to choose from. The balloon shooting and the gala games are an added attraction.

Post that we drove to the popular East Coast road, to go to Mayajaal, a multiplex with lot of eating options. Had good food in the food court and went to Prathana Drive in Theatre. A one of a kind experience of watching movie in a driving mode. Seated in your cars or just walking along or coming and siting on the floor, this movie watching experience is unique and will stay with you for long. A long drive back at 1st with empty roads gave us a good glimpse of the city by night.

The next day was a leisurely start at 10 AM, and a heavy meal directly at the ever popular Saravana Bhavan joint in T Nagar and post which we hit the East coast road again for an even more crazy experience. We went to the Muttukaadu Lake area and had a good time. After this wonderful experience we headed to Blue Bay resort on ECR and stayed for a night. Refreshed and we were ready for the beach yet again. A long walk along the beach and a night dinner along the beach was a heavenly feeling and a nice time to talk and chit chat with friends with a fresh sea breeze giving you company. The next morning we got up early around 7 to have a swim in the beach and that was a great start to the day. After a sumptuous breakfast at the resort, we headed our way back via Tambaram towards the Vellore and Bangalore highway with some crazy memories.

Truly in its own style the land of the Super Kings was a crazy experience; amazing food, great hospitality, diverse experiences, adrenaline rushes, serene beaches and a hot climate to top it all.

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

Good customer services

I stayed in the hotel for the first time as my regular hotel was sold out ... And I never expected the service to be this good! First stay was really short and lasted two days, but the staff was attentive and helped me with every need of mine. I preferred to stay back at the hotelagain the coming week by choice. And I was thrilled to see the staff remembered my preferences and already had taken care of them for me. I had a very minor issue and mentioned it to a lovely lady called Aishwarya, who went to lengths to take care of it and made sure that the rest of the stay was nothing less than perfect. This was a long stay for me and everyday my preferences were taken care of breakfast, I was greeted warmly by everyone at the hotel, I was pampered and taken care of like I was in my own house. I never felt I was away from my cityor my people, everything was so good! A special thanks to Aishwarya for everything. She is simply a star, always smiling, warmand approachable, really kind and had a genuine knack to take care of people. The bell boy was also sweet and helpful ( sorry can't remember his name ). As I said thishotel was nothing short of a Hilton or Marriott I would usually stay at.

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