The Park Pod

23/13, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Chennai

Action Bar

17
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms16
  • Public Spaces16
  • Service16
  • Overall17
2
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

the design is great, service and food in the restaurant are good.

What the hotel could do better:

A lot of the extra services described dont exist - their is no larder, the free bar fridge is almost empty, and the apple tv has nothing loaded on it. We were the only guests staying and yet we were placed in a small room next to the front door and carpark ensuring that we could never open our blinds with any privacy

Michael

Stayed December 2009

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Hotel Description

It’s the kind of hotel you might be prepared to see in Mumbai, but it’s not at all standard in traditional Chennai — though the name, to be honest, might provide a hint. The Pod Hotel is so modern that “modern” doesn’t even quite cover it; the owners, including architect Vikram Phadke, are stars of contemporary Indian design, and from the geometric lines to the concrete-and-glass construction to the eye-popping red of the mosaic-tiled pool, the Pod is so futuristic that it’s hard to remember it’s a functioning hotel, and not just a bold aesthetic statement.

But function it does. There’s technology everywhere you look, with wireless internet and an Apple TV in every room, plus loaner iPhones for guest use. And the traditional values aren’t forgotten either: witness the platform beds swathed in top-quality linens, and the regular yoga classes out on the sun deck.

A hotel like the Pod, understandably, likes to take the opportunity to show off its stylish spaces a bit — enter Absolute, the restaurant, which infuses contemporary Californian cooking with Thai, French and Japanese accents, and looks quite good in the process. The audience for this sort of thing, in Chennai, might not be all that large — but it’s hard to imagine the Pod wouldn’t become the very center of it all.

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Please note: The Park Pod cannot accommodate children under the age of 12.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 20 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

12pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

12pm,

Check out:

12pm

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