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Top 5 Hotels in Chennai

Chennai, the gateway to South India has a unique advantage over other metros – hotels in Chennai are comparatively cheaper and offers great value for money. In fact, it is possible to book a 5 star Chennai hotel for as low as Rs. 7000 per night. Chennai is also home to several mid range hotels which offer a good balance of luxury and value. And if you are looking for a unique hotel stay, try one of the several bed and breakfasts or boutique Chennai hotels. We rounded up the top 10 hotels in Chennai across varying budgets and central locations.


Savera Hotel:

Perhaps the most popular hotel in Chennai, Savera has been around since 1968 and has transformed more into a heritage landmark in the city. The hotel is highly in demand so an advance booking is highly recommended. Savera Hotel is known for excellent hospitality coupled with spacious, clean rooms featuring minimalistic décor. Guests at this Chennai Hotel can access several amenities including a cake shop, cafe, three dining options, fitness center and a spa. A room night at the Savera Hotel goes for an average of Rs. 4000, which is excellent value for money considering the central location and the services. Most guest at the Savera prefer to book a Chennai Hotel Package which allows to access cab rental and sightseeing options as part of their stay.

Sea Shell Residency:

Don't be put off by the unremarkable exteriors, Sea Shell Residency is an excellent budget hotel in Chennai that offers excellent value for money. The central location that is almost equal distance from the railway station, bus stand and the beach renders it a popular choice. The rooms are cozy and comfortable, although some of them are little space constrained. This Chennai hotel has an in-house restaurant that serves unique Arabian fares and guests can also call in room service. The rate per night for twin sharing room at the Sea Shell Residency is around Rs. 2000.

Pleasant Stay Guest House:

A beautiful and very popular guesthouse located in the St. Thomas Mount. The massive popularity of the hotel can be primarily attributed to the ever smiling and outstanding host who goes over and beyond to ensure the comfort of his guests. This hotel in Chennai is also close to the Chennai airport which is another reason for its increased popularity.

ITC Grand Chola:

A 600 room (including 78 luxury serviced apartments) luxury hotel hailed as India's third largest hotel (next to the Renaissance and Grand Hyatt Mumbai). This luxury hotel in Chennai features a stunning architecture inspired by the Chola Dynasty. Guests at this majestic hotel can access a whopping 10 dining options, a full service spa, three swimming pools, shopping arcade and an art gallery. Despite its uber luxury status, room rates at the ITC Chola hover around Rs.10000, which is kind of a steal when you compare it to similar hotels in other major cities in India.

The Raintree Hotel:

Centrally located in Alwarpet, this is a classy and beautifully designed hotel features a massive reclining Buddha statue at the entrance. The staffs at this Chennai hotels are warm and friendly and interiors are beautifully minimalistic. Other amenities include swimming pool and a multi-cuisine restaurant that offers sweeping views of the cityscape. An average room night for a double room at the Raintree Hotel is about Rs. 8000.