Trident Chennai

Wanderlusters, Budgeteers and Well-heeled Globetrotters

The Trident is the perfect overnight bolthole when transiting through Chennai, India. It’s just five minutes (depending on the ridiculous Chennai traffic) from the airport and is a haven of tranquility.

As we’ve said before, the Trident chain comes with its highs and lows. Fortunately the former far outweigh the latter, which can be neatly summarised as a shortage of character. However, the hotel is flawlessly managed and the standards are exceptionally high. It is beautifully maintained and richly decorated with marble, giving a sense of class and quality.

The facilities are all encompassing, from a modern and well-equipped gym to a delightful pool area in the gardens. The spa, a treat if arriving after a flight, is run by highly-trained staff who know a thing or two about delivering soothing Indian pressure-point treatments.

The food is expertly prepared in the two restaurants, with a choice of signature South Indian or a la carte European bistro, plus an extensive round-the-world buffet. You won’t be left wanting for anything. The service throughout is impressive, with attention to detail that is so often missing in the sub-continent.

The Trident rooms subscribe to their corporate rulebook: spotless cleanliness, carefully considered rooms with bespoke, built-in furniture to maximise space and small marble lined bathrooms. The linen is excellent and mattresses are super comfortable.

Don’t let the absence of personality be a deterrent. The Trident is brilliant for the purpose it serves. A conveniently located and superb airport hotel that reliably delivers time and time again.

ESSENTIAL DETAILS

PRICE: Affordable

RATING: Big thumbs up

Thoughts on a postcard

After the 10-hour flight direct into Chennai, we wanted to get the circulation going again. We hit the treadmills and Pradeep, the gym manager, delivered cool towels from the fridge, which were a heavenly treat.

Yonder Insight

The buffet breakfasts at the hotel are extensive and excellently presented. However, if your flight departs too early, the hotel can produce a snack pack on request.

On your doorstep

The airport perimeter is literally a stone's throw from the hotel. On a good run the terminal is five minutes away and in traffic can take up to 30 minutes.

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