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5.0 out of 5

"Excellent staff. Good business centre, nice room. Well definitely stay here again. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Taj Connemara. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Spencer's Plaza Shopping Mall. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a full-service spa. Built in 1861, this 5-star hotel has 147 rooms over 4 floors. Free WiFi and LED TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LED TVs, minibars and room service (during limited hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy pool views while dining at The Verandah
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Indulge with massages, body treatments or facials at Jiva Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a 24-hour health club and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the quiet guestrooms and the breakfast
  • Just a 5-minute drive from Consulate General of the United States, Chennai and 7 minutes from University of Madras

Heritage Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£53* Per night/room 2 Aug - 3 Aug

Colonial Room King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Grande Room King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Colonial Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Taj Connemara ratings based on 2 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Taj Connemara

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5 out of 5
Excellent staff. Good business centre, nice room. Well definitely stay here again.

Posted by on 2 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jun 2019 by Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taj Connemara!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on us. We are very glad to know that you liked the restoration of the hotel. It is of great importance to us when a guest takes time to let us know about our product and service which they have recently experienced. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the room, environment, ambience, facilities, Business centre, Swimming pool and excellent service offered by the team. Feedback such as yours motivates us to go the extra mile and deliver memorable customer experiences. Your patronage to Taj Connemara is extremely important to us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Chennai to have another memorable experience. Happy to have you as our prestigious guest. Thank you for choosing Taj Connemara, Chennai! Best Regards, Ahmar Siddiqui General Manager Taj Connemara

5 out of 5

I stay in this hotel every time I visit Chennai!

This hotel combines classic elegance of bygone days with modern facilities. This hotel is quite unique. It has character unlike more modern hotels which all look and feel the same.

Posted by on 17 Apr 2016

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Property Features

Taj Connemara offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. A steam room, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Taj Connemara. You'll have access to the outdoor pool at a partner property. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Taj Connemara was completed in September 2018. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Chennai hotel.

  • 147 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1861
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Train station: Chennai Egmore Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Metro station: LIC Metro Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Taj Connemara offers 147 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. A pillow menu is available. 49-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Verandah – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open 24 hours.

The Raintree – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

The Verandah – Overlooking the pool, this coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour health club and a steam room.

Spa Services

Jiva Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include facials and body treatments.

The spa is open daily.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards will not be accepted due to national regulations. Guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa. Indian citizens must show a PAN card at check-out for cash transactions exceeding INR 25000.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 2200 per night.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: INR 1298 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 2200 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Free WiFi in public areas has a 4-device limit.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

  • EarthCheck
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