The Leela Palace Chennai

MRC Nagar,R.A Puram,Adyar, Chennai City Center, Chennai, India, 600028
The Leela Palace Chennai
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9.0
Exceptional
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8.3
Excellent
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Excellent location - 730 meters to the beach
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FREE
  • Kapaleeshwar Temple1.78 km
  • Santhome Cathedral1.86 km
  • Besant Nagar Beach2.04 km
  • Parthasarathy Temple4.05 km
  • Marina Beach4.34 km
  • Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam4.36 km
  • Express Avenue Mall4.62 km
  • Vadapalani Temple7.39 km
  • Kalikambal Temple8.71 km
  • Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple9.14 km
  • Highlights and ratings

    5-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi
    2018

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    "Breakfast buffet was amazing in all that it offered."
    catherine - December 26, 2018
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.4 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 94% of guests
    Exceptional comfort
    9.3 room quality and comfort
    Exceptional facilities on premise
    9.2 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • 730 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Chennai in the last 24 hoursCompared to 3,147 Chennai properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    9.2/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.4/10
    Room comfort score
    9.3/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center8.00 Km
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportChennai International Airport (MAA)
    Distance to airport12.4 km

    Rooms available at The Leela Palace Chennai

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Executive Suite
    Executive Suite
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Premier Sea View Room
    Premier Sea View Room
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
    Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Sea View King Bed
    Deluxe Sea View King Bed
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe With View Double
    Deluxe With View Double
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    • Shower and bathtub
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    Deluxe Double Room (Double bed) (sea view)
    Deluxe Double Room (Double bed) (sea view)
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    • Shower and bathtub
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    Single Deluxe Sea View
    Single Deluxe Sea View
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      Single Deluxe City View
      Single Deluxe City View
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        Room Sea View
        Room Sea View
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          Deluxe Room with City View
          Deluxe Room with City View
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            What people love about The Leela Palace Chennai

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Front office staff are polite and courteous."

              Jenny

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              January 8, 2018

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Lovely, pleasant stay."

              Sheila

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              December 5, 2018

            • 8.4
              Excellent
              Staff 

              "A nice welcoming tradition by the hotel, prompt check-in followed by a courtesy of receptionist by upgrading our room."

              Gustaf

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              October 5, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional

            "The room is spacious and clean."

            Jenny

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            January 8, 2018

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            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining
            8 mentions
            Breakfast
            8 mentions
            Beach
            5 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            3 mentions

            What they offer

            10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Loved Chennai, Loved this hotel, loved the staff."

            melanie

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            July 30, 2017

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            Nearest essentials

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            Food and dining

            Restaurants on site

            Spectra
            Cuisine:Asian, European, Indian
            Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
            China Xo
            Cuisine:Chinese, Sichuan
            Menu:Buffet
            Jamavar
            Cuisine:Indian
            Menu:Buffet
            Library Blu Bar
            Menu:Buffet

            What's nearby

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            What guests think of this property

            Overall rating
            9.0
            Exceptional
            From 937 reviews
            Provided by verified guests of
            Agoda Reviews (255)Booking.com Reviews (682)
            Rating via Agoda9.0
            /
            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness9.4
            Facilities9.2
            Location8.3
            Room comfort and quality9.3
            Service9.2
            Value for money8.7
            High score for Chennai

            Most helpful reviews for The Leela Palace Chennai

            Couple
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2019
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Review score5.6
            4 calls to get fruits I didn't have a great experience at the hotel. It took 4 calls for them to send fruits to the room which were complimentary. Even the apology tendered wasn't upto the standards expected. Secondly, while having breakfast, I saw a massive fight between the chef making the eggs and the servers. This included the chef waving and yelling at the chef and two or three fellow members telling him to keep quiet. Not an experience I would want to repeat. The location + rooms were great and high quality. No doubt about it.
            Allwinfrom IndiaReviewed July 09, 2019
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in August 2014
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Exceptional9.3
            I can't wait to try other Leela Palaces in India!The stay was different compared to all the other hotels I've been to. There was a certain warmth to the place, like everything was done with a little bit of love put into it. This makes every penny spent worth while! My only complaint is that it's little bit of a drive to the city centre (About 20mins). But regardless, it is a beautiful hotel to stay in. I can't wait to try out the rest of the Leela Palace hotels in India :)
            Subathrafrom MalaysiaReviewed September 19, 2014
            Group
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2013
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Exceptional10.0
            best service ever!look, i can't say one bad thing about this place - for the amazing service that went above and beyond was truly priceless! the room (and hotel in general) was luxurious, breakfast (and all meals) to die for and the warmth of the staff truly touching. money can't buy this kind of service - i'm so impressed, i'll never stay in another hotel other than a leela ever again (in india, and wherever possible). all i can say is thank you for a wonderful trip - my mom and i thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
            Vinitafrom MalaysiaReviewed February 03, 2013
            Family with young children
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
            Deluxe Sea View King Bed
            Very good7.6
            Very goodThe staff was not rude but they always followed the typical plan. They never expressly accepted to go out of the way for any requirement. It was sometimes very difficult to make them understand little requirements when traveling with 2 small kids.
            ParagReviewed April 28, 2019
            Couple
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Exceptional10.0
            A luxurious place in a most beautiful settingThe Leela Palace was beyond my expectations for a beautiful ocean view,as well as tasteful elegance inside in terms of furniture, artwork and even the air that always smelled so fresh. Staff were always friendly and helpful. I truly felt taken care of and so consequently could truly relax. Breakfast buffet was amazing in all that it offered. I was even given a ride by golf cart to the bottom of the driveway and back; a very special help to me.
            catherinefrom United StatesReviewed December 26, 2018

            Reviews of The Leela Palace Chennai from real guests

            Overall rating
            9.0
            Exceptional
            From 937 reviews
            Provided by verified guests of
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            Rating via Agoda9.0
            /
            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness9.4
            Facilities9.2
            Location8.3
            Room comfort and quality9.3
            Service9.2
            Value for money8.7
            High score for Chennai
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            8-9 Excellent (28)
            7-8 Very Good (22)
            6-7 Good (7)
            <6 Below Expectation (9)
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            5.6
            Allwin from India
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

            4 calls to get fruits ”

            I didn't have a great experience at the hotel. It took 4 calls for them to send fruits to the room which were complimentary. Even the apology tendered wasn't upto the standards expected. Secondly, while having breakfast, I saw a massive fight between the chef making the eggs and the servers. This included the chef waving and yelling at the chef and two or three fellow members telling him to keep quiet. Not an experience I would want to repeat. The location + rooms were great and high quality. No doubt about it.

            Reviewed July 09, 2019

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your comments and graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager

            Responded January 03, 2020
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Subathra from Malaysia
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 1 night in August 2014

            I can't wait to try other Leela Palaces in India!”

            The deco, The warmth extended by the staffs,

            The stay was different compared to all the other hotels I've been to. There was a certain warmth to the place, like everything was done with a little bit of love put into it. This makes every penny spent worth while! My only complaint is that it's little bit of a drive to the city centre (About 20mins). But regardless, it is a beautiful hotel to stay in. I can't wait to try out the rest of the Leela Palace hotels in India :)

            Reviewed September 19, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Vinita from Malaysia
            Group
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

            best service ever!”

            the staff

            look, i can't say one bad thing about this place - for the amazing service that went above and beyond was truly priceless! the room (and hotel in general) was luxurious, breakfast (and all meals) to die for and the warmth of the staff truly touching. money can't buy this kind of service - i'm so impressed, i'll never stay in another hotel other than a leela ever again (in india, and wherever possible). all i can say is thank you for a wonderful trip - my mom and i thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

            Reviewed February 03, 2013
            7.6
            Very good
            Parag
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Sea View King Bed
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

            Very good”

            The staff was not rude but they always followed the typical plan. They never expressly accepted to go out of the way for any requirement. It was sometimes very difficult to make them understand little requirements when traveling with 2 small kids.

            Reviewed April 28, 2019

            Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you stay with us at The Leela Palace Chennai. We thank you for sparing your valuable time to evaluate our product and services. We were happy to receive your unbiased feedback which we greatly value as a scope to work upon, in our quest for continuous excellence. Regards, KM Chengappa, General Manager.

            Responded April 30, 2019
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            10.0
            Exceptional
            catherine from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

            A luxurious place in a most beautiful setting”

            The Leela Palace was beyond my expectations for a beautiful ocean view,as well as tasteful elegance inside in terms of furniture, artwork and even the air that always smelled so fresh. Staff were always friendly and helpful. I truly felt taken care of and so consequently could truly relax. Breakfast buffet was amazing in all that it offered. I was even given a ride by golf cart to the bottom of the driveway and back; a very special help to me.

            Reviewed December 26, 2018
            8.4
            Excellent
            Gustaf from Sweden
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            A wonderful stay”

            A nice welcoming tradition by the hotel, prompt check-in followed by a courtesy of receptionist by upgrading our room. Breakfast and the restaurants were fantastic, a bit pricey but worth the experience. We enjoyed our stay so much we came back to stay 1 more night before we left for Goa.

            Reviewed October 05, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            RAMANATHAN from Singapore
            Family with young children
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            Excellent , One of the best hotels in the world !!”

            My husband and I stayed with our 2 young kids here for 2 nights - from 8 to 10 September 2018. I have travelled and stayed in many hotels in India and around the world , and I must say that this hotel is one of the best in my books - in terms of service , cleanliness , ambience and aesthetics and infrastructure and warmth and hospitality . We were given a sea view room facing the Bay of Bengal - it was peaceful and serene . One will really feel like a royalty when entering the hotel . Everyone from the bellman to the porters , ushers , Housekeeping and staff at the breakfast buffet restaurant area fantastic in the warmth and service they extend to you . The service delivery is highly consistent . I had asked for extra complimentary cookies for my young children and also shower gels and all were given to me very promptly ( unlike other good hotels ). Special mention- probably one of the few hotels that provide u with such ample complimentary mineral water for your use .

            Reviewed September 14, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            Mohammed
            Family with young children
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

            The best place in Chennai City”

            Breakfast is great Nice Staff and nice welcoming

            Reviewed April 22, 2019

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your comments and graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager

            Responded April 30, 2019
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            9.2
            Exceptional
            HOE from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2019

            Remarkable "Palace" Staff and Comfortable Stay”

            Staff at all levels are caring and personally interested in their guests' well-being and very helpful

            Reviewed April 01, 2019

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your comments and graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager

            Responded April 30, 2019
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Ranjana from India
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

            Lovely hotel”

            We had an excellent stay. The property is beautiful, the staff so professional and helpful and great food options.

            Reviewed March 05, 2019

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your comments and graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager

            Responded April 30, 2019
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            8.8
            Excellent
            Steven from Hong Kong
            Family with young children
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            glitzy”

            Does everything well - but it should, for the price. Helpful, attentive staff

            Reviewed January 03, 2019

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate your comments and graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager

            Responded January 03, 2020
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            8.8
            Excellent
            hemnath from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

            Great hospitality ”

            We stayed in a room facing the sea and it was given to us as a complimentary. Thanks for that.

            Reviewed September 18, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            GUNALAN from Singapore
            Couple
            Premier Sea View Room
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018

            Best Hotel in Chennai”

            Leela Palace was the best hotel we have stayed in chennai for now. Thanks to my friend's recommendation. 👏🏼We had beautiful but contradicting view from our room. The lovely Marina beach on one side, a fisherman slum on the other side and luxury apartments directly opposite the slum.

            Reviewed August 21, 2018
            7.6
            Very good
            Sanjay from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Beware of exorbitant charges!”

            It's obviously a spectacular hotel in terms of luxury and facilities as mentioned by many, so I'm going to voice out my grievances instead. In this day and age, it's pretty ridiculous for a 5-star hotel to be charging for WiFi and that too at exorbitant prices. Hot water was not consistent as I had occasional blasts of cold water intermittently which disrupted my shower.  Instead of greeting or smiling when seeing me at the lift lobby, one of the staff had the audacity to question which room I was in, as if to check if I was indeed staying there. The worst part of it all - they charged me a full-day rate despite telling them that I needed a late check-out of which I agreed to half-day charge. Clearly, this hotel's intention is to milk money out of his guests in every way possible. Would not return.

            Reviewed April 02, 2018

            Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I have taken a note of your feedback. I do hope that this experience will not diminish your opinion about Leela, and I look forward to welcoming you all back to the Leela, in the not too distant future as I can assure you that we will be able to provide you with a much more positive impression. Regards, KM Chengappa, General Manager.

            Responded April 05, 2018
            The Leela Palace Chennai
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Jenny from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

            Value for money”

            The hotel is not in the central district area, so it is away from the busy crowded area. Yet very convenient to travel to the commercial/business. The room is spacious and clean. Front office staff are polite and courteous.

            Reviewed January 08, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Vaishali from Cote D'ivoire
            Couple
            Deluxe Sea View King Bed
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017

            Luxury and high end hospitality to its best”

            This was my secound time short stay in Leela's Chennai, while my first was just few days back as I trotted to Pondi through Chennai. This is the right place, to experience excellant hospitality and high end luxury hotel services that gives you a feeling of spoilt and pampered.

            Reviewed December 29, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Ameen from United States
            Business traveler
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 1 night in August 2017

            A beautiful tucked away palace. ”

            I had stayed here over the Indian Independence holiday as all business was shut down for a few days. Extremely comfortable stay with beautiful rooms. The food was a bit overpriced. Definitely get the breakfast included option. Fantastic meals. Close to Marina and Besant Nagar Beach. Beware this is NOT a beach accessible property.

            Reviewed August 27, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Muhammad from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Sea View King Bed
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            Absolutely the Best!”

            Having stayed in many hotels in various countries, I did not have much expectations for Leela Palace Hotel thinking it was just a normal local chain of hotel. I was so wrong. The service staff made me welcome from the very moment I arrived at the hotel. Room was fantastic with a view of the sea. Breakfast buffet was good with wide variety of international dishes. Beats all the international chain of hotels in India! Has to be the best hotel in Chennai and locat

            Reviewed July 09, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Stephen from New Zealand
            Couple
            Deluxe Sea View King Bed
            Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

            Exceptional”

            This hotel is definitely a must experience. Anyone wanting to experience a five star hotel plus.... needs to stay here. We stayed for four days and were blown away by the staff and the service provided. The breakfasts are out of this world and we would definitely stay again next time we are in Chennai (Madras) and bring our daughters to experience the elegance, warmth, friendliness and professionalism of what the Leela Palace represents.Thank you for making our last days in Chennai very memorable. We have also recommended this hotel to many of our friends.

            Reviewed March 28, 2017
            7.6
            Very good
            Selvaratnam from Malaysia
            Couple
            Deluxe City View King or Twin Bed
            Stayed 5 nights in June 2016

            Good hotel with excellent buffet breakfast, staff but not a great hotel. ”

            I selected a 5 star hotel but why wasn't internet facilities free for your customers? In my travels, even budget hotels and restaurants provided this now essential service free all over the world. When my guest sharing our room paid your hotel for 2 days internet services, she had no connection on the second day. Your staff said she signed up for wifi and not internet. My guest gave him an earfull, retorting that she knows very well the difference between wifi and internet and what she signed up was for internet services. Leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Hence I classify you as a good hotel but not a great one. Even a normal restaurant in Malaysia provides free internet usage! We requested other fruits in the fruit basket. But apples only for 6 days!!

            Reviewed July 08, 2016
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