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Ambassador Pallava, Chennai

4-star4 stars
30 Montieth Road, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600008, India

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, connected to the convention center, near Consulate General of the United States, Chennai
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Tasty breakfast
Very comfortable
Great room
Bar could improve
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Ambassador Pallava, Chennai

from $50
  • Deluxe Room
  • Heritage Room
  • Executive Room

What’s around Ambassador Pallava, Chennai


  • In Central Chennai
  • Consulate General of the United States, Chennai - 32 min walk
  • Marina Beach - 42 min walk
  • Raja Muthiah Hall - 5 min walk
  • Government Museum - 8 min walk
  • Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Spencer's Plaza Shopping Mall - 13 min walk
  • British High Commission of Chennai - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Chennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Chennai Egmore Station - 18 min walk
  • Chennai Chintadripet Station - 28 min walk
  • Chennai Central Station - 3 min drive
  • LIC Metro Station - 17 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 100 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 10 AM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
Taxes are subject to change based on Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Health club
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1974
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe

Ambassador Pallava, Chennai’s small print


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Ambassador Pallava
  • Ambassador Pallava Chennai
  • Ambassador Pallava Hotel
  • Ambassador Pallava Hotel Chennai
  • Ambassador Pallava Chennai Hotel Chennai (Madras)

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2999

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for INR 1250 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 1000 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 35 reviews

Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
Badly in need of repairs and renovation
A famous hotel from yesteryears and that is why we booked and paid premium rate. The hotel is badly in need of repair and redesign. The bathroom is old and few accessories didn’t work (I will spare details). However the staff was friendly and breakfast was good. The management should do major renovation, redesign rooms and restore its old glory. Until then charging such high rates is not justified.
, us1 night family trip
Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
quiet, pleasant ambience, most friendly staff
I have stayed here a couple of times now. I really like the place and will return. But there are a couple of caveats new visitors should consider. The pro: great value if you get a good price (varies by date). The staff is very friendly, helpful and efficeint. The public areas are something of faded elegance with a luxury ambience unexpected at mid range hotel prices in Chennai. The location is convenient for central chennai and quiet as its set well back from a road which is well traveled, but not a major throughfare. This is a big plus in Chennai. My recent visit I was upgraded to a “heritage” room which is very large and comfortable; But even the normal rooms in the other wing are quite ok. The breakfast buffet is exceptional and the restaurant ambience nice. the cons; the most serious con is the air conditioning. It probably needs a complete rebuild. The heritage room it worked ok but another room a bit too weak for comfort. The other downside is that which is also part of the charm. It is a distinctly faded elegance. There is a certain shoddiness in places like the elevator interior. At the price of a mid range hotel in India this is quite ok and somewhat the norm. But if you paid 4 star prices you might be disappointed.
Steven, us2 night trip
Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
Good hospitality in a rather old looking property
The hospitality from a people point of view is good. However, it is an old property and that is evident in the rooms and the facilities there in. The smell in the rooms, though not bad, gives away the age of the building. Given that there are other options in the vicinity, the hotel needs to review their value for money model. It could potentially be a 3-star option in my opinion.
Kamal Nitin, usBusiness trip
Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
There was a smell problem
I chose this hotel because it was the closest I could get to a morning appointment. After entering the lobby, we could smell humidity. Temperature was OK, but obviously the AC had not been upgraded for a while, which explained the smell. Checking in was a bit more hassle than usual (I don't think they see too much non-Indian business, so they wanted to make SURE my passport and visa were OK), which did not exactly made for a stellar welcome (albeit otherwise they were polite). Apparently, no non-smoking rooms for our type of room (I got upgraded to an immense but empty room with a small window, but my travelling companion not, and his room was smelly). Got down to the bar for a few drinks and snacks, which was OK, but like the rest of the hotel it struck us as very old-style, and not in a good way. Service was distinctly non hurried, which was fine for one night but makes this hotel not an option for our future needs.
Steve, us1 night business trip
Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
Convenient hotel with excellent food
The Ambassador Pallava was close to where I had meetings and unexpectedly close to attractions like the national art museum. The property is beginning to show its age, but the food and service were excellent.
Peter, us2 night business trip

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