Good for comfortable stay but not for food
on Dec 14, 2017
1) Neatly maintained room
2) Comfortable spacing
3) Reasonable pricing
4) Good room service
5) Noiseless rooms
6) Every floor has a separate wi-fi connection
7) Parking facility within hotel premises available
8) Heart of city
9) Very near to devi cineplex
10) Near to EA mall
1) Complementary breakfast not up to the mark.
i) We had been offered only Idly and bread for complimentary breakfast.
ii) One of the hotel, which I stayed near chennai central offered me so many south
Indian dishes for breakfast.
2) Tea is good but coffee isn't good.
3) Lunch or dinner is mostly chinese or north Indian. No south Indian style menu, u
can find here. There are no restaurants within walkable distance, I could find.
Good for a quick stay
on Aug 11, 2017
I was there for a day. Booked my ticket online on MakeMyTrip. Early check-in is available with additional 500 rupees. However - I found the cheaper deals for the same hotel on GoIbibo. The room was clean... furnishing looks a bit old. The main concern is Bathroom - it's tiny - less wide. But you can perform all the activities with no trouble. People from the Hotel are supportive and quick. I would give this hotel another visit if I happen to be there.
Best Budget hotel in middle of the city
on Apr 17, 2017
I travelled to Chennai for 3 days last week. Everytime when am in Chennai, I was choosing priyadarshini park hotel. But last few stay in Priyadarshini park made to take a decision that I should not stay there anymore. So this time I was searching many budget hotel through different websites and found THE MOUNT CITY. So I made booking through Oyo.
The Hotel situated middle of the city. It's inside (or besides) Devi Theater complex. So everyone know the place and it is easy to catch Taxi or Auto. We got room at first floor. The room and entire hotel was so neat and clean. Bathroom is not very big. But it's very clean. The room boys are very good and very helpful. Since I was there in 3 days , I didn't face any kind of issues. This hotel has a Restaurant but I think it's not operative. So daily by 8 or 8.30 they will provide breakfast (they get it from outside). I must say the breakfast was very good. It is typical South Indian breakfast. They will provide masala dosa, Vada, pongal, idly, kesari bath, tea or coffee. I found they get breakfast from a very good Restaurant which is near to the hotel.
Hotel provides high speed wifi network.
I didn't face any kind of issues with the hotel, and saw many families staying over there. Since the hotel is inside the theater complex (see pics), it's very safe for ladies.
Best shower in India!
on Dec 22, 2016
Positives: newly built hotel with nice and clean finishes; sport channels on tv (but nothing else); very close to the Chepauk stadium; a shower so good you will find it difficult to make yourself get out; and Elyas the owner, who is absolutely great. He was very friendly and gave us all the information we needed.
Negatives: breakfast was very poor, just toast and omelette, and they said they couldn't do it before 0830 which is just ridiculous. We asked for tea and got coffee. Not the easiest place to find at first, but just ask for the Devi Cineplex and all aut drivers will know where to go. No good places to eat nearby, but that's just Chennai. WiFi and credit card machine weren't working, which they said was the result of Cyclone Vardah. Maybe that's true, but it was a week later and nowhere else in Chennai had the same problem. Also, the other man on the front desk (not Elyas) was mute and unhelpful.
What a pleasure
on May 14, 2016
I arrived in Chennai early morning and was heading to my B&B. Upon my arrival there, l got the news that my room is already booked! I was not too happy, so during my ride in tuktuk l booked whatever showed up first on my mobile. I had no idea what to expect. When l finally reached Mount City hotel, first thing was a warm reception.l was still a bit irritated, but the man working in reception was pretty efficient dealing with my documents and in a few minutes l got a room with working A/C, fan, TV, hot water in the clean bathroom, steady access to WiFi, nice, clean comfortable bed...what a nice place. Next morning l found a daily newspaper - a nice surprise. Breakfasts are simple and served according to my desires- either south lndian, or Continental. l got the feeling that this place is literally run by one guy- Elyas. He takes care of whatever happens, and he is always polite, pleasant, professional and accomodating. He was very helpful with my plane ticket, he is also experienced regarding sightseeing sites- has excellent knowledge about transportation around town. A pure pleasure to stay there. Thank you Elyas for you kindness and hard work. I will show up again one day, for sure.