on Nov 24, 2016
This hotel is actually called Bell Hotel and is an excellent find. It was suggested by a relative. The building was a heritage building dated to the 1930s. It is situated near the Chennai Central station.
The rooms are very well kept and the facilities are good. A major plus point is the restaurant which gives a wide variety of food, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
Very comfortable stay
on Oct 11, 2016
The room was very big and comfortable. Shower was best. Bed and comforter were very comfortable. In house restaurant is good. Location is great.. Just opposite to Chennai Central station. Definitely good choice
This place rocks!
on Sep 21, 2016
If this hotel (Bell Hotel) hadn't been on the OYO network, it would not even have entered my consideration set. My experience with hotels close to railway stations has never been good, prior to my stay here. Since, I had to travel to Sullurpeta from Bangalore with Chennai as a base for the day, I selected this hotel which is about a 600 meters walk from the Chennai Central station (and also close to Moore Market Chennai Central - MMCC). It is also close to the Park Station (suburban station). The room and the bathroom were neat. The overall ambience was clean. The part-of-tariff breakfast was adequate. Check in was smooth, as was the checkout. The footpath outside the hotel was dug up due to some municipal work in progress but really did not take away from the quality of stay of this budget hotel. I did find the instructions to reach the hotel a little confusing. My directions will be : Come out of Chennai Central Station, take the foot over-bridge (outside the MMCC). This will put you on the opposite side of Ripon Building. Walk on the footpath which is on the opposite side of Ripon Building and continue walking for 600 meters towards Ponamalee Road till you see the OYO Board (also the Bell Hotels board) on your left. You will cross a small stable before reaching OYO.
PS: The hotel in next to the railway track. Each time a train passes - the hotel rocks! I quite liked the experience. It did not affect the quality of sleep or stay at this hotel.
Nice location and clean rooms
on Sep 16, 2016
Hotel is in great location. Easily accessible to both Central and Egmore railway stations.
Only issue is with trains passing bye. Staff is very courties and helpful. Rooms are nice and clean.Food is also good. I would love to come back.
Awesome budget hotel near Chennai Central
on Sep 15, 2016
I stayed in this hotel through Oyo premium for 3 days. From outside, it looks like a normal budget hotel without any such difference.
But my experience right from check-in till check-out was awesome in this hotel - special thanks to staff.
Rooms are standard size (not too small - not too big). Services are super awesome and the whole staff team is very nice. They quickly agreed for my early check-in and did everything to make out stay pleasant. They provide a decent breakfast buffet also.
Negative side -
1. Being close to railway track, every passing train produces vibration in the room. I am not sure about other rooms, but it sure is a minus for me. That too, when I stayed in 2nd floor, which is at much higher level than trains which pass by.
2. Wifi - It is not usual wifi . Everytime requires you to login - which mean it allows connection only through one device at a time. However, reception gives you multiple coupons on your request. So it is OK. Last day I dod not get wifi coupon as they said it is not working.
3. Room plaster - Due to seepage, there were peel-offs from room interior walls.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying for a casual stay for few days.Nothing so special in the hotel, but a lot to say about customer friendly and delighted experience with theit staff (reception. housekeeping, restaurant etc etc)