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"The Taj Connemara is a perfect mix of history and modern convenience. It is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are fantastic, and the pool setting is an oas ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 May 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Chennai awaits you at Taj Connemara. You'll be 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Consulate General of the United States, Chennai and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from University of Madras. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy LED TVs with satellite channels, and all 147 rooms feature free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. Dining in is an option with room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and slippers. Free newspapers, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.

A day of pampering at Jiva Spa can include massages and facials. The restaurant, The Verandah, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the 24-hour health club, steam room, and pool loungers. Business amenities include a conference center and a business center. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 5-star Central Chennai hotel, you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Marina Beach and 3.7 km (2.3 mi) from St. Mary's Church.

Heritage Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$72* Per night/room 2 Dec. - 3 Dec.

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 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Taj Connemara

Couples (1)
5 out of 5
The Taj Connemara is a perfect mix of history and modern convenience. It is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are fantastic, and the pool setting is an oasis in busy Chennai. Breakfast in The Verandah each morning was a highlight, and the staff were so friendly and approachable. We would like to especially thank Nicola for an amazing welcome late in the night, and Varshini for her fantastic history tour and ongoing enthusiasm throughout our stay. The management and staff make this hotel extra special.

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 May 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, Swimming pool, Heritage Tour, Breakfast Spread and excellent service offered by the team especially Nicola and Varshini has provided. We are happy to know that our staffs made your stay more comfortable. Happy to note that you had a beautiful dining experience at our restaurant The Verandah. 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

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 center. A steam room, spa services, and tour/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 center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/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 Intl. Airport (MAA) (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 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. A pillow menu is available. 49-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 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 specializes 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 alfresco 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

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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 cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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. This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each 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 sanitizer.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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 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
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The property is a member of Heritage Hotels of India.

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