The stunning 5-star Leela Palace Chennai is a relaxing seafront retreat with interior-designer credentials, ideally situated where the Adyar River joins the Bay of Bengal in India’s most southerly state. It’s also set amid almost five acres of lush landscape for the perfect beachside retreat and just xxx from the international airport making it easy to get to after a long flight.
Deluxe rooms are the most basic choice but offer generous amount of space, a cosy and inviting modern decor blending classic and contemporary elements. All rooms feature various technologies such as Wi-Fi, Sony 40-inch LCD TVs, Blu-Ray players and electronic safes, and sea, city or pool views. Bathrooms are marble and feature a deep-soaking tub, glass-walled shower, double sinks, robes and slippers. At the other end of the scale, Luxury Suites offer a living room and dining area with a table for four, a powder room, study table and walk-in wardrobe.
Once you’d had your fix of the hotel’s fitness and recreation facilities, there’s lots to do just waiting to be discovered in the bustling vibrant city of Chennai. Highlights include the Connemara Public Library, Fort Street George and the Government Museum. The town of Mylapore, an ancient settlement renowned for its arts and traditions, also makes an interesting visit.
There’s a diverse choice of restaurants on offer at the Leela Palace Chennai. For fine Chinese cuisine, head to China Xo; Jamavar is a stylish restaurant specialising in innovative Indian dishes; Spectra is a good option for all-day buffet-style dining; while the Cake Shop is, as the name suggests, the place to go if you fancy a delicious sweet or savoury baked treat. There’s also the Lobby Lounge open all day for teas, coffees, drinks and snacks.
175 Adyar SeafaceSatya Dev AvenueChennaiMadrasIndia