A prestigious city centre hotel which has been welcoming guests since 1974,Taj Coromandel is a well-known landmark in Chennai. Its location is convenient both for shops and for the airport. The hotel has an impressive range of facilities, as you'd expect of a hotel of this calibre, including 4 restaurants, a luxury spa, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and boutique.
Rooms come with TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi internet access, minibar, hot drinks maker, safe, en-suite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers as standard. Suites provide even greater space with a sitting room and dressing area, a home theatre entertainment system and discreet butler service.
Between them the restaurants offer South Indian, Chinese, Italian and multi-cuisine dining, to satisfy all tastes and palates. Afternoon tea is something of an institution at Taj Coromandel, and sitting down to elegant sweet and savoury bites accompanied by your choice of tea of coffee, or, if pushing the boat out, Champagne, served in the tea lounge is an experience not to be missed.
Jiva Grande Spa is the perfect place to indulge in some pampering in the form of a head-to-toe treatment, Ayurvedic therapy, reflexology, cleansing sauna or calming yoga session. Alternatively you can opt to take it easy on a lounger by the sparkling outdoor pool, unwinding after some busy sightseeing. At Chipstead bar, named after the bungalow that occupied this site before the hotel was built, you can relax as you enjoy live jazz music and socialise with other guests.
Open: Taj Coromandel is open all year.
Location: The hotel has a prime central city location in Nungambaklam. It is also within a short drive of the airport.
Rooms: There are 212 rooms and suites. All are en-suite and come with a range of amenities including TV, phone, minibar, bottled drinking water, tea and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, safe, bathrobes and slippers. There are several categories of accommodation: luxury rooms: 30sqm with a city or pool view, grand luxury rooms, Taj club rooms: 32sqm with city or pool view and butler service, executive suites: 60sqm with city or pool view, luxury suites: 60sqm with city or pool view, grand luxury suites: 92sqm with city view, junior suites, the TATA suite and the presidential suite: 140sqm with pool view. There is 24 hour room service. All suites come with round-the-clock butler service and access to the Taj club lounge.
Activities: Go sightseeing in the city, see temples, visit museums, go shopping,
Facilities: There are 4 restaurants (see below for more details), a bar and a tea lounge serving a Champagne afternoon tea. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gym and Jiva Grande Spa which provides a comprehensive menu of treatments and yoga sessions. The hotel has a boutique. There is a business centre. The hotel has a concierge service, currency exchange, safes and 24-hour laundry service. There is an indoor car park.
Dining: There is a choice of restaurants. Southern Spice specialises in South Indian fare, Prego serves Italian cuisine, Golden Dragon is a Chinese restaurant and Anise offers continental food and is open round-the-clock. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. There is a children’s club and baby-sitting service.
Health: We recommend malaria prophylactics for travel to India.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.
An exciting combination of rural South India, the key ancient temples, cardamom and tea plantations, and the backwaters of Kerala.
"Hard to comment as we were only there for a quick breakfast and rest after our flight."