I booked this hotel on a recommendation of a friend. I was coming to Chennai for a night to renew my US visa. The welcome was good and check in took sometime. The hotel room was clean and spacious. They have a few inhouse restaurants which I didn't try out. The breakfast buffet which came with the package was good and had a decent wide spread of Indian and continental. The biggest grouse is the restaurants are too pricy!. Sorry I don't wish to pay 700+ exclusive of taxes for a buffet. Then there lies the problem as there are no restaurants close by. I walked a mile to have some good dinner on a banana leave at Murugan Idli. For people who come especially for the US visa, the hotel is pretty close by, though I think there are other better choices closer.
This family-friendly Chennai hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Valluvar Kottam, U. S. Consulate, and SDAT …More
It is truly paradise on earth. The hotel is beautiful in every aspect, whether it be the amazing swimming pool running the length of the hotel, or the mind-blowing infinity pool overlooking the sea, the greenery, the rooms etc. Try and book a pool facing room if the sea facing room is out of your budget.
I would say its even better than Taj's Fisherman's cove. Must go. The Wharf restaurant by the sea is one of the best in the area.
Traveller from New Delhi
This 4.5-star luxury resort lies near a stretch of sand off the East Coast Road on the Bay of Bengal. Arjuna's Penance …More
A very average stay to sum it up.
Property - A very nice property far removed from the bustle of the city. Just about the only plus I must say.
Rooms - Rooms are of decent size with good views. But upon checking-in I was told that the Hotel does not provide any toiletries. When I requested for Soaps, Shampoos etc., I was told to use the Shower gel instead. They finally provided me with the items after a lot of haggling. Also, special mention is to be made regarding the soiled and dirty linen/towels that they provided even after repeated complaints.
Dining & Restaurant - The quality of food is below par. The breakfast buffet is barely passable and there aren't a lot of options to go A la carte even at dinner time. The dishes are inconsistent. Stayed there for a week and I ordered mutton dishes(Indian) on most of the days and at times I was served a different dish on different days even though I ordered the exact same Mutton Masala. It was also amusing to be told by different waiters that mutton was unavailable on some occasions. They would somehow oblige to check with the chef after I inform them that I did have mutton the previous day. Then there are the live counters that have people apologizing that they would try to make a dosa when you ask for one. Wonder why inexperienced chefs are preparing food that they aren't comfortable with. Service was commendable though and a few of the waiters like Radhakrishnan, Ramesh provided excellent service.
Traveller from Chennai, India
Situated in Ooty, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ooty Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, and St. Stephen's Church. Thread Garden …More
The luxury Villa that we stayed was really nice and comfortable. The dining was quite expensive compared to the other options that was available close by but the breakfast buffet provided was excellent.
The staffs in the reception and welcome desk could have been little more welcoming and smiling to give us a good start for the stay! Few things to improve in that way (you are allowed to expect this especially when you are checking in a star rated hotel).
The service people were responsive and quick to sort the issues out for us.
Traveller from Hamilton, New Zealand
This family-friendly Madurai hotel is located in the historical district, 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Meenakshi Amman Temple, and …More
Overall stay was memorable and very comfortable. Excellent restaurant service by Baikkia Lakshmi and Arul's staff. The hotel was set in a nature like atmosphere. I would strongly recommend this hotel for anybody including overseas folks like us that they should choose this hotel over other hotels in Madurai.
Traveller from Dallas, Texas
Situated in Madurai, this spa hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Meenakshi Amman Temple and within 6 mi (10 km) of Thirumalai Nayak …More