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“Wonderful time at the Raintree” Aug 08, 2007
I spent a week in Chennai for business and stayed at the Raintree during this time. The hotel is a trendy new place with very reasonable pricing. None of the posh classic decoration that you'll find in fancy overpriced places but the staff still makes you feel like you're staying in a palace. They are always friendly and greeting you, whether it's the doorman, receptionist, waiter or housekeeping. The food in the Lemon Grass restaurant was excellent: a chef prepares the selections of meat, vegetables and sauce you can select yourself. The only disappointment there was the noise from the nightclub at the other end of the wall that sort of killed the atmosphere. Maybe I should have come a bit earlier.
The roof terrace was a bit too hot in the evenings to have dinner or a drink but the pool that is located there was splendid for a refreshing morning swim before going to the office. Wireless internet is fast and efficient (use the 2 hour ticket; it allows you to log-in and out over 24 hours), unfortunately it only worked on my laptop since the log-in page was not working on a PDA.
Minbar is reasonably priced and room service was quick and provided excellent food. There's a selection of continental and Inian food during breakfast and an excellent buffet of many different Indian dishes and deserts during lunch. If you're worried about gaining too much weight from the Indian food: there's a nice small gym with a home trainer, two treadmills and some other fitness equipment on the top floor in the Spa.
Only other minor complaints: I didn't get a reply to an e-mail I sent them inquiring about excursions.
Note: if you have some days off make sure you visit Mahabilipurum and Kanchipurum if you like temples and Indian architecture.
Next time I'll definitely be going back to the Raintree.
Part of the Around Chennai, India, 2007 travel blog
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Raintree Hotel Chennai Overview
Most of this vibrant, historic city is accessible from the Raintree Hotel Chennai, a centrally located Chennai hotel. Tourists will thrill at a number of ancient temples, built in the spirit of such great peacekeepers as Mahatma Gandhi. There are also churches, beaches, museums, dining, and shopping venues nearby, and business travelers will find travel afoot to the business sector a piece of cake. The airport is approximately 9 miles from the Raintree Hotel Chennai, and all travel arrangements, even for short trips, can be handled at the travel desk.
There are 105 state of the art guest quarters at the Raintree Hotel Chennai, each equipped with wireless Internet connections, satellite television, exclusive Club Lounge privileges, and 24 hour room service.
The Raintree Hotel Chennai is India’s first five star hotel, and is truly one of a kind. Ecologically conscious and environmentally friendly, guests will find a soothing mix of luxury and oneness with nature. There is a tour desk, swimming pool, fitness center, business facilities, onsite dining, bars, nanny services, and a doctor on call.
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