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Vivanta by Taj- Connemara

Binny Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600002, India


Rooms 145

"Located at a distance of just 17 km from the domestic airport, Vivanta by Taj Connemara is one of the best luxury heritage hotels of Chennai. A wonderful colonial architecture, the hotel is ideal for leisure visitors as well as business guests. The world-class comforts and impeccable hospitality make you comfortable. The hotel is a wonderful mix of old-world charm, and new sensibilities. The property is located close to a number of entertainment and commercial hotspots. Fitness center, well-equipped rooms and suites, a number of dining venues, swimming pool, Wi-Fi facility, Spa, medical assistance are some of the modern comforts.

Hotel Detail Info -

Constructed in the year 1854 as the Imperial Hotel, Vivanta by Taj, Connemara is the only heritage hotel in Chennai. It was renamed Albany in the year 1886 and then re-founded in 1890 as The Connemara. Then in 1937, a new art deco look was given to the hotel. Linking pool and tower block was added in 1974 by Geoffrey Bawa, the legendary architect.

Superior Charm Room

Huge living spaces, the Superior Charm Rooms spread over an area of 450 square feet, offering the city view. The room comes with an option of king-size and twin beds, mini bar, writing table Wi-fi facility and 32 inch LCD television with satellite connection. The attached bathrooms comes with cotton robes, terry towels, weighing scale and hair drier and complimentary toiletries. The rooms have all the modern comforts such as dual-line telephones, use of fitness center and swimming pool, electronic safe, ergonomically designed study table and chair, housekeeping twice a day, tea/coffee maker and more.

Deluxe Delight Room

Spread over an area of 450 square feet, offering garden or pool view, Deluxe Delight Rooms are a wonderful mix of modern feel with classic interiors. Guests have a king-size bed for their comfort. The rooms on the ground floor have an access of the pool. The bathrooms are equally luxurious as the living spaces and have complimentary toiletries, 100 percent cotton robe, male-up mirror, hair dryer, weighing scale etc. Wi-fi services are offered to the guests. 32 inch LCD TV with satellite connection is for your entertainment. The fully-loaded mini bar gas snacks, beverages, chocolates etc. Guests have a complimentary access to the pool and gym. Dual-line telephones, ergonomically designed study table and chair, electronic safe, menu with choice of pillows are the other conveniences.

Premium Indulgence Rooms

Overlooking the pool or the garden, featuring a comfortable king-size bed, Premium Indulgence Rooms is huge and cover an area if 700 square feet. It comprises of a sitting area and a bedroom with 13.5 feet height, Victorian décor and arch along with all the world-class amenities. Colonial columns divide the sitting area and the bedroom. The attached four fixture bathroom has a bidet, a shower cubicle, a bathtub, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries etc. The list of facilities and amenities is long and includes Wi-Fi internet, electronic safe, housekeeping twice a day, dual-line telephones, 32 inch TV in all rooms, ergonomically designed study table and chair, use of pool and fitness center, round-the-clock in-room dining and so on.

Deluxe Allure Suite

Offering the view of the hotel’s garden from the bay windows and consisting of king-size beds, Deluxe Allure Suites cover an area of 700 square feet and has two rooms. Comprising of a wardrobe, a study, a bedrooms and a living room, this suite has a classy décor. Every room features modern facilities such as LCD TV, DVD player, mini-bar, two-line telephones, electronic safe, study table with chair, Wi-fi services, pillow menu, daily two-time housekeeping, complimentary use of swimming pool and more. The equally opulent attached bathroom has cotton robes, wall-mounted make-mirror, complimentary toiletries etc.

Premium Temptation Suite

With 700 square feet of living space and consisting of a king-size bed, Premium Temptation Suite offers garden or pool view. This twin-room set-up is filled with contemporary facilities and amenities making your stay, a memorable one.  Hair dryer, weighing scale, cotton robes, complimentary bath amenities, etc. are a part of the attached bathrooms. Round the clock in-room dining, daily housekeeping, electronic safe, dual-line telephone, 32 inch LCD TVs, electronic safety deposit, dual-line telephones, mini-bar and similar other facilities make your stay easier.

Presidential Nirvana Suite

An oasis of luxury, the capacious Presidential Nirvana Suite lets you savor the view of the swimming pool. The two bedrooms come with huge king-size beds and world-class luxuries. The suite boasts of contemporary styling and classic feel. Indulge in comforts such as Wi-Fi services, 32 inch LCD TV in all rooms with satellite connection, dual-line telephones, ergonomically designed study table and chair, electronic safe, a loaded mini bar, tea/coffee maker, mineral water, use of swimming pool and gym, twice a day housekeeping, 24X7 room service, pillow menu and more. The attached bathrooms are luxurious too and come with terry towels, wall-mounted make-up mirror, scale, hair drier, 100 percent cotton robes, and special complimentary toiletries.

The Verandah

A round the clock multi-cuisine restaurant, the Verandah serves a vast assortment of South Indian, Indian, Anglo-Indian and Italian cuisines, along a wide range of wonderful beverages. The feel is informal but stylish. An interactive kitchen is the highlight. It is ideal for elaborate buffets during breakfast and dinner, and lazy brunch on Sunday or a special meal on a Friday night. The facility of packed breakfast is also available. The menu also includes of a variety of liquors, teas and coffees, fresh fruits blends, along with an exhaustive list of champagnes from South Africa, Italy, France, Australia, Chile, and California. Some of the signature dishes include Railway Lamb Cutlet with Devil Chutney, Vegetable green curry, Cottage cheese kofta in tomato curry, Fish Hara masala, Grandma’s chicken curry.

The Raintree

The Raintree, serving special Chettinad delicacies, is not only a restaurant but a delight with stone pillars, and oil lamps. One of the best South Indian restaurants in Chennai, it has hostesses in silk, serving traditional snacks at the entrance of the restaurant. While on one side there is an air-conditioned dining area, on the other is an open space where the guests can savor their meals under a canopy of trees, with classical music being played in the background. The murals are a reflection of a village and a typical Chettinad home. The restaurant also features a chutney and pickle trolley. Food is prepared in clay pots over wood fire. There is a special menu with zero spice too.


Serving Pan-Asian fares like Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Thai, Hip-Asia is an elegant dining venue with stylish and chic ambiance, light music, and warm lighting. Each dish that is on the menu has been carefully picked by the professional chefs. Freshest of ingredients are used to make dishes with authentic recipes. The restaurant has a set and à la carte menu and a choice of Teppanyaki. Some of the must-try dishes are Tom Yum Soup and Pla Rad Prik, Chilli Garlic and Basil Sauce, Poh pia je, Chicken Satay, Kaeng kiew wan, and Fish in Saigon chilli sauce.


Distil is the high-energy night spot at the hotel which is an ideal place to unwind and chill. This lounge-cum-bar serves the freshest of scintillating cocktails and mocktails. The décor is amazing too. The menu also includes of vodkas, rare whiskeys, domestic and international beers, liqueur, cognac and a vast variety of multi-cuisine delicacies. Try out Mojitos, Fresh Basil Martinis, Porn Star Shot, Margarita, Bloody Shame and Lychee and White Grape Mojito. As you savor a glass of your favotrite beverage, energetic music plays in the background.


List of Facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Doctor on call
  • Babysitter
  • Pet services and amenities
  • Fitness center
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • 24-hour Express laundry/dry cleaning
  • Postal and parcel services
  • Airport and railway transfers
  • Travel and tours desk
  • Shoe shine
  • Indoor and outdoor wedding spaces
  • Spa
  • Gift shop


  • City sightseeing tours
  • DVD Library
  • Yoga
  • Heritage Tours
  • Peacock Trail
  • Sushi Rolling Classes
  • Raintree Restaurant-Chettinad cooking classes
  • Art of Bartending

Local Info

  • Distance From Airport

    17.5 km
  • Distance From Station

    6.7 km

The coastal city Chennai is a wonderful vacation destination in Tamil Nadu. It is a wonderful mix of old and new worlds. During your tour to Chennai, do not miss visiting its prime.