Ambica Empire Hotel - Chennai

79 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Chennai, India, 600 026  show map
 3 stars
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Ambica Empire Hotel - Chennai

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The traditional 3-star Ambica Empire Hotel offers quick access to Jagannath Temple, Chennai Port and Ramakrishna Temple. The hotel opened its doors in 1990 and was remodeled in 2012.

Located in a downtown area with pubs and restaurants, guests will see why Ambica Empire Hotel is admired by many tourists. The property lies within 5 km from the city center.

There are fairgrounds and shops located nearby.

Guests can reach Ambica Empire Hotel by car from Madras International (meenambakkam) airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of executive club room, executive double room and deluxe double room with wooden furnishing. They feature a writing table, a laptop-compatible safe, flat-screen TV, climate control and a DVD player. Some rooms at Ambica Empire Hotel have a view over the city. They come with a fridge, a kettle and a dishwasher as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves local dishes. Oriental Blossom The and Geoffreys are located within 400 meters away.

Services

Guests can benefit from a lift, a news stand and a designated smoking place.

Relax

The on-site treatments feature massage and steam baths.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 8 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Ambica Empire Hotel - Chennai Chennai location
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Hotel Address:

79 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Chennai, India, 600 026

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City Center
  • Chennai
    2.6 mi
Airports
  • Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)
    5.4 mi
  • Tirupati (TIR)
    60.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Egmore Railway Station
    3.8 mi
  • Chennai Central Railway Station
    4.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Oriental Blossom The (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese)
    1400 ft
  • Geoffreys
    1400 ft
Beaches
  • Chokhi Dhani
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Rooms and availability

Executive Club Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Suite
City view
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Executive Double Room
City view
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Business Room
City view
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed

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Ambica Empire Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Panagal Park1.7 mi
  • City Center2.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Royal Thai Consulate General2.2 mi
  • Regional Meteorological Centre2.5 mi
  • Consulate Of Belgium2.6 mi
  • Tamil Nadu Open University2.6 mi
  • Consulate General of Malaysia2.8 mi
  • MRF Limited2.9 mi
  • Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology2.9 mi
  • Stella Mary's College2.9 mi
  • Integral Coach Factory2.9 mi
  • Consulate General of Japan2.9 mi

Shopping areas

  • Ampa Skywalk Chennai1.4 mi
  • T-Nagar1.7 mi
  • Pondy Bazaar1.9 mi
  • T Nagar, Ranganathan Street2.3 mi
  • Ramee Mall2.6 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

Business areas

  • Olympia Tech Park2.9 mi

Public parking

  • Loyola College, Chennai1.6 mi
  • Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission1.8 mi
  • Singapore Embassy2.4 mi
  • British Deputy High Commission2.6 mi
  • Sankara Nethralaya2.6 mi
  • Apollo Hospital2.7 mi
  • US Embassy2.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Ramakrishna Temple1.4 mi
    Chennai (Madras)India
  • Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam2.0 mi
    Venkatnarayana Road, T Nagar, Chennai (Madras)
  • Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple2.1 mi
    Venkata Narayana Road, Thyagaraja Nagar, Chennai (Madras)
  • Chokhi Dhani1.4 mi
    NH-4, Near Queensland Theme Park,, Chennai (Madras)
  • Jagannath Temple, Kanathur2.0 mi
    Reddy Kuppam Road, Chennai (Madras)

Restaurants nearby

  • Oriental Blossom The1400 ft

    Address: Radha Regent, 171, Jawahar Lal Nehru Salai, Inner Ring Road, Arumbakkam
    Phone: +91 44 66778899

    82% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
    Price Range: USD 13 - USD 21

  • Once Upon A Time2000 ft

    Address: Green Park Hotel, N.S.K. Salai, Arcot Road, , Vadapalani
    Phone: 66515151

    75% likes this, based on 47 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

  • Escape2000 ft

    Address: Hotel Green Park, N.S.K. Salai, Arcot Road, , Vadapalani
    Phone: 66515151

    68% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 12

  • Geoffreys1400 ft

    Address: Radha Regent, 171 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai,
    Phone: +91 44 66778899

    76% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

  • Tulips2000 ft

    Address: Hotel Green Park, N.S.K. Salai, Arcot Road, , Vadapalani
    Phone: 66515151

    77% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Ambica Empire Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ambica Empire

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 13 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
7.0
Value
6.0

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Nothing special to say, its a normal hotel

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    I liked the design & overall ambience of the Hotel -- looks truly like a Castle.

    The service at Green Chilly rest. Was very poor. We got our pizza after 55 mins. Bad service. Also the lights in the room is quite dim. I could not read properly in the night. Had to strain my eyes. Pls rectify this issue.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Staff was courteous, room was well equipped and as promised. No hidden charges. Hotel is centrally located and accessible. Pleasant stay overall.

  • Single
    7.8

    The ambiance is very good, rooms are neat and clean. Food is also up to mark. Staff is also very co-operative.

    No real information of city tour, to any of front office guys, which is little surprising to me. As most hotels provide city tours in various cities.

  • Couple
    7.4

    i like services and foods..and bar.

    nothing

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    From outside, looks royal.

    On check in ... No record of our booking. Reception made us wait 25 minutes talking between themselves in local language. Until I had enough. As we were traveling since early morning and we have no time to waste. Internet is slow. The pictures provided for the room is no where near reality. The room is not as clean as it suppose to be. Price is way too high for this standard.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    good location, and staffs are friendly approched

    none

  • Single
    7.4

    It reminded me of Milestone, Kensington

    Hub for the misadventurous

  • Single
    3.2

    - Smell of insence put me off - flush would not work - wall paints were peeled - I walked out within minutes of checking in, but ended up paying one day's rent even though I had not spent more than 5 minutes after check in!!!!

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    No such things that I should like this hotel ........ will never stay in this hotel ........ We have stayed for 2 days, then shifted to Hotel Green Park .......

    Worst service & not keeping committment as mentioned on the site ........ they were suppose to provide Air port pick up or drop but they refuse to do so ...........

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    We were very elderly persons came a long way from USA checked in the hotel by 10 pm very tired and the next morning about 7.00 am we were called by the hotel staffs and were asked about extending the stay or not and when would we be checked out this kind of situation we were not expected and we felt a very bad stay even we were a regular guest for them .

  • Single
    4.6

    The rates charged were not as per the Bookings.com rate. The reception insisted on charging tax on 'rack' rate and not on discounted rate. This is not a universal practice and seems like a way to charge higher amount from customers. On discussion, they did not agree. Who is going to give me a refund of the extra charge ?

How to reach hotel

hotel Ambica Empire Hotel - Chennai Chennai location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

79 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Chennai, India, 600 026

Get directions
City Center
  • Chennai
    2.6 mi
Airports
  • Madras International (meenambakkam) (MAA)
    5.4 mi
  • Tirupati (TIR)
    60.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Egmore Railway Station
    3.8 mi
  • Chennai Central Railway Station
    4.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Oriental Blossom The (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese)
    1400 ft
  • Geoffreys
    1400 ft
Beaches
  • Chokhi Dhani
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Hotel Awards

IndianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedChennaiAmbica Empire

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in India

Use Badge