A transit hotel that is really close to the airport, provides clean and spacious rooms, a free breakfast, free pickup & free drop from/to the airport and costs under 50 USD per night is a real bargain particularly if it happens to be in a metro city like Chennai. Meet Mahalaya Residency (114, GST Road, Pallavaram, Chennai-600043, Phone: 044-22647171,72). I stayed here before my morning flight to Singapore and Hotel Mahalaya Residency proved to be a good decision in every respect. Except for the Onion Bhajji that I ordered in my room being too oily, I have not been able to find anything to complain about. The breakfast was buffet and really nice. I suggest you save time for this breakfast, there was aloo paratha, idli, uttappa, wada, sambar, chutney, boiled eggs, cut fruits, juice, tea, coffee, toast & butter (see breakfast buffet pictures below). Keep reading...
|Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Reception of Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
The room that I booked was called Superior Single, but it was large with two queen beds, a sideboard in the front with an LCD TV on top, a side cabinet, a clean bathroom, and even a small balcony. The air-conditioning in the room worked fine and I slept well. There was free wifi in the room that worked so-so. There is nothing much in the vicinity, just a busy highway outside, so expect to spend your time indoors. The hotel has an exclusive bar at the ground floor for those interested in it. I paid approximately INR 2400 after a discount that my booking site gave.
|Superior Room Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Bathroom in Superior Room Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
The pick-up from the airport works like this: After you come out of Chennai Airport, call them on +91-44-22647171 and tell them you have a booking and would like a pick-up. They will ask you to wait near the "Maggie" counter where the hotel's taxi will arrive in 10-15 minutes. I feel the 10-15 minutes is a little too long because the ride to the hotel took about 5-7 minutes only. But can't help it because the process starts only after you are out of the airport, they don't take your request when the flight lands. The drop next morning was hassle-free. I think if the price (INR 2400) is right for you, this transit hotel is perfect for Chennai International (and domestic) Airport. See more pictures below:
Mahalaya Residency Chennai Guest Ratings & Tariff Comparison
Restaurant and Buffet Breakfast Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport
|Restaurant of Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Buffet Breakfast Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Buffet Breakfast at Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Buffet Breakfast in Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Free Breakfast Hotel Mahalaya Residency Near Chennai Airport|
|Posted by Narinder Singh|