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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara

2 Binny Road, Chennai City Center, Chennai, India (Show on map)

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Formerly : Taj Connemara Hotel

"Welcoming stall and nice lobby and interior. Breakfast by..."

  • Francois, France
  • August 2, 2015
  • Area: Chennai City Center
  • Rooms : 150
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Features of Vivanta by Taj - Connemara
Facilities

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

24-hour security

airport transfer

babysitting

bar

BBQ facilities

business center

car hire

car park

coffee shop

concierge

currency exchange

daily housekeeping

elevator

executive floor

express check-in/check-out

facilities for disabled guests

family room

fax machine

laundry service

lockers

luggage storage

meeting facilities

newspapers

nightclub

photocopying

poolside bar

postal service

printer

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

salon

shops

smoking area

taxi service

ticket service

tours

wheelchair accessible

  
Sports and Recreation

fitness center

garden

massage

outdoor pool

sauna

spa

Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

valet parking

 
Languages Spoken

English

Hindi

Tamil

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Vivanta by Taj - Connemara is an elegant accommodation perfect for the business or leisure traveler as it is located near the beach and many popular attractions. Wake up to an Indian or Western breakfast from the Verandah restaurant, and later dine in style at the Hip-Asia eatery. The business center is equipped with Wi-Fi, laptop rentals, and a list of other useful facilities. Relax by the pool and don’t forget to test out the Jacuzzi. Spend a day pampering yourself at the spa and salon and later, rent a car and visit nearby venues like San Thome Basilica and the Theosophical Society. The fitness center allows the health conscious to stay fit while staying at the Vivanta by Taj - Connemara. With a convenient location and numerous facilities, the hotel is an ideal base for all travelers. To continue with your reservation at Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, please enter your arrival and departure date into our secure online form. Vivanta by Taj - Connemara is an elegant accommodation perfect for the business or leisure traveler as it is ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Airport Transfer Fee
1685 INR

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
1.0 km

Distance to Airport
16.0 km

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Bars
1

Number of Floors
4

Number of Restaurants
3

Number of Rooms
150

Room Voltage
220

Time to Airport (Minutes)
50

Year Hotel Built
1857

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2004

Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Chennai - Food, drink and entertainment Hip Asia Restaurant
The finest ingredients and the most authentic recipes come together at Hip Asia. Some of the mouth-watering delicacies include Prawns in Tamarind Sauce, Murtabak (a Malaysian savoury pancake), Rice Paper Rolls from Vietnam, Grilled Soya Paste on Sugarcane Sticks, Satay Chicken or Lamb, Asparagus and Haricot Soup and Stewed Lamb Shanks in Chilli and Oyster Sauce. In addition to this, 'Hip Asia' offers a choice of Teppanyaki set and a-la-carte menu and a selection of 5 set-meals in vegetarian, meat and poultry; specially created at the live Teppanyaki counters. Australian Sea Bass, Scallops, Norwegian Salmon and New Zealand Lamb Rack have been specially imported to make every meal at Hip Asia truly authentic. Cuisine types: Japanese, Malay, Thai & Vietnamese, Hours: Lunch 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm to midnight, Attire: Semi Formal.
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Chennai - Food, drink and entertainment Verandah Restaurant
The Verandah overlooking the swimming pool is a contemporary all-day dining restaurant. Enjoy a medley of Anglo-Indian, Italian, Indian and South Indian cuisine, and a wide variety of fine beverages. The look is chic, the vibe informal. An interactive kitchen sets the tone. Here's where iconic dishes on the menu complement a lavish breakfast buffet. Not to be missed is the timeless Grandma's Chicken Country Captain. There is no better choice for 3 a.m. coffee or snack attack. Fans rave about the Prawns in Green Masala Curry and the all time favourite Railway Cutlets. Whenever you need to eat, The Verandah is there with exactly what you need. Drinks at The Verandah range from fresh fruit blends, choices of teas and coffees to a wide range of liquors: from aperitifs to malts & cognac. The wine list is truly exhaustive, ranging from champagne to whites and reds from France, Italy, California, Chile, Australia, South Africa and India. Hours: Open 24 hours, Attire: Casual.
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Chennai - Food, drink and entertainment Distil Bar
See fresh fruit and herbs happily muddled to make refreshing cocktails. It is sheer delight as the bar man creates amazing cocktails. With his infused spirits. You must try the Margarita made from tequila infused with Kaffir leaves. Check out the lychee and white grape Mojito. And lose yourself to the winner - Fresh basil Martini. Find yourself spoilt for a choice of international spirits. Distil boasts of fine selection of rare whiskies, vodkas, a variety of domestic and imported beers with the best selections of cognacs and liqueurs. The food offerings have been created with an eclectic touch to suit all tastes. Groove to superbly selected music that will have you on your feet. It's all happening here. Hours: - 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Attire:-Informal
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara Chennai - Food, drink and entertainment Raintree Restaurant
The setting in both open and air-conditioned. Under a canopy of magnificent rain trees you can break papadum to the beat of classical music and dance. Check out the murals which capture the spirit of an old Chettinad home, and reflect life in a village. Try resisting the offerings on chutney and pickle trolley. Enjoy authentic Chettinad food cooked in clay pots over a wood fire. Our Innovative Chefs have even designed a menu with zero spice. This is where you can discover Chennai's deep rooted cuisine. Come, explore. Cuisine type: Chettinad, South Indian, Hours: Lunch 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm to midnight, Attire: Semi Formal.

Recent customer comments

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Fantastic

8.8

from 75 reviews

Value for Money
8.5
Location
8.7
Staff Performance
9.0
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.9
Room Comfort/Standard
9.0
Food/Dining
8.6
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Shriram P. Families with young children India, August 17, 2015
Pleasant experience

a service with a smile
10
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Partha .. Families with young children India, August 10, 2015
Heritage

Welcome. Food. Service.
8.7
Nice experience stating in a heritage building. Always gives you a peep into history. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant staff were also attentive to our needs. A nice oasis is Chennai.
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Francois M. Families with older children France, August 2, 2015
Very nice heritage hotel in great location

Welcoming stall and nice lobby and interior. Breakfast by the swimming pool.
8.3
Overall very satisfied by the Vivanta, good services, efficient. Nice location and facilities. Beautiful interiors. Room AC and connectivity can be improved.
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Jennifer G. Solo travelers Australia, July 15, 2015
Nothing too much trouble

Staff, Assistance and support, fast checkin
9.3
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Kottain K. Families with older children India, May 16, 2015
Good, solid, value for money establishment

1. Staff very courteous 2. Staff 3. Staff
8.7
The staff were very friendly and accomodating. The property is not a full 5star one however a good 4star+. Rooms very nice. Freshener used should be revised. Chettinad food resstaurant, Raintree, is outstanding although a bit expensive.
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Jacob K. Couples United States of America, May 1, 2015
Value for money

Cleanliness
10
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Andrea V. Couples Germany, April 19, 2015
Excellent stay- as usual!

food, room comfort, staff were friendly and helpful
10
Excellent balance of comfort and luxury. A solid hotel.
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Shriti O. Business travelers India, April 10, 2015
Not a five star experience

hospitality staff food
10
good
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Revathy S. Families with older children United States of America, March 28, 2015
An oasis in Chennai

Ambience,sense of history unique features ,great staff very attentive,great food and choice of restaurantsI really enjoyed the lovely
9.7
I enjoyed the lovely hotel,lush garden,cool pool. It was very centrally located. The staff was very helpful And well spoken The food was delicious I will definitely stay there again
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Roberto L. Solo travelers United States of America, February 3, 2015
Perfect

Service
10
The staff is wonderful. Friendly, helpful. The hotel is cool, clean, and comfortable. Best hotel stay I've had.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Chennai Central Railway Station (8.00kms)
  • Koyemedu Bus Stand (9.00kms)
  • Chennai Trade Centre (6.00kms)
  • MA Chidambaram Stadium (3.00kms)
  • US Consulate (3.00kms)
  • Santhome Cathedral Basilica (7.00kms)
  • kapaleeswarar Temple (7.00kms)
  • T Nagar Shopping Complex (6.5kms)
  • Express Avenue Mall (0.04km)
  • Spencer Plaza (0.01km)
  • Apollo Hospital (3.00kms)
  • Marina Beach (2.5kms)



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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Egmore Railway Station (1.7 Km / 21 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • business
  • restaurants
  • shopping
Distance to airport:
  • Chennai International Airport (13.9 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff" , "Great food" , "Nice atmosphere"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Spencer Plaza (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Fabindia, Spencer Plaza (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Alsa Mall (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Sathyam Cinema (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
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