Opulent, gracious hotel
Posted Mar 5, 2017
The experience of staying at the Leela Palace is unique. We stayed here for 8 nights.
Above a certain star rating, hotels in India serve as sanctuaries from the frenetic, turbo-driven, high octane energy outside their gates.
The Leela Palace understands that even the most intrepid, culturally voracious Europeans can only manage limited exposure to 'real Indian' life. The tranquil, gracious respite provided by this hotel (Leela Palace) warrants a 6 star rating.
The subtlety of the offering here is truly impressive. Attentive yet unobtrusive, opulent without being vulgar, warm and friendly at precisely the right distance. Our sea view room overlooking the Bay of Bengal was splendid. The detail of design and the consistently high quality of materials (marble, teak, silk) is truly palatial.
Breakfast is deliciously scrumptious and the Spectra restaurant serves an international cuisine of European, Indian, Chinese and Japanese foods. Fine dining of the highest calibre is provided in the Indian and Chinese restaurants. Staff at every level have been trained to a standard of helpfulness, courtesy and politeness I have yet to experience in a European five star hotel. The landscaped swimming pool area is large, the loungers are solid and comfortable, the towels huge and generous. Frangipani trees encircle the pool.
If you are traveling to Chennai and can afford staying in a five star hotel, this is the one to visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 25, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Greetings from The Leela Palace, Chennai. Thank you for taking the time to write such positive comments. Your appreciation about the Hotel is very encouraging and a great source of motivation for all of us. We all graciously await your return to The Leela Palace Chennai in the not too distant future. Warmly, KM Chengappa, General Manager