Hit The Waves, Pool or Spa? Enjoy A Lovely Staycation In Chennai At These Awesome Places

Arun posted on 06 March

Travelling to exotic locations and far off destinations can be a task in itself when you are looking for a quick holiday. How about staying right here or close to the city and making the most of a staycation? Skip those long distance travel woes, and check out these cool places in and around Chennai for a quick weekend retreat.

IndECO Resort, Mahabalipuram

This heritage hotel in the heart of Mahabalipuram is a great place to rejuvenate mind and body. Take a trip on their organised Catamaran rides in to the sea to see the famous Sunken Temples, get a relaxing massage at their Ayurvedic spa, nourish your body with fresh seafood and marvel at relics from the British era at their in-house museum! Prices for rooms start at INR 3,500 per night. Though you may be able to get a better price thanks to their off-season discount going on currently. Oh and they’ve got pet-friendly rooms too!

Find them online here.

Hotels

Shore Temple Road, Distt. Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

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The Park, Anna Salai

For those of you not in the mood to leave your creature comforts, check in to The Park on Anna Salai. With a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the entire city, The Park has one of the prettiest and most happening addresses in the city and it take pride in pampering its guests. Spend your waking hours at their day spa called Aura as they massage your worries away and then head to their 24 hour pool-side restaurant to chow down on their food. Prices start at INR 4,000 per night {at the time of this publication}.

Find them online here.

 

Hotels

601, Anna Salai, Near US Embassy, Gangai Karai Puram, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Surf Turf, Kovalam

This surf school and bed & breakfast on the beach is the place to be if you’re a beach lover that wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Their bed and breakfast is small and has five beautiful sea facing rooms. They’ve got their own entrance to the beach and staying there also means that you can access their surf school facilities. In fact if you’re interested in learning to surf we recommend checking in on a Friday and trying out their morning surf classes before the weather gets hot. They’ve got a restaurant too, which serves seafood and simple café food. Prices for rooms start at INR 2,500 per night {at the time of this publication}.

Find them online here and here.

Homestays

Plot 10, Pearl Beach, Ansari Nagar, Distt. Kanchipuram, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu

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Somerset Serviced Apartments, MRC Nagar

Couples looking for a little extra privacy will enjoy staying at the Somerset Serviced Apartments right near the coast. You can rent small studio apartments with just one bedroom all the way up to three bedroom suites. Amenities wise they have a gym, a rooftop garden with a barbecue area and an infinity pool that merges with the Bay of Bengal that is mesmerizing. There’s also Radio Room, one of Chennai’s favourite watering holes right next door along with Broken Bridge Cafe for thayir saadam fritters and Fromage for boozy choco shots, so there’s a good night out in there too. Prices start at INR 5000. They currently have a 15 per cent off discount going so check it out now!

Find them online here.

Hotels

94, Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, RA Puram, Chennai

ITC Grand Chola, Guindy

For those of you looking for really top notch pampering, check in to the ITC Grand Chola, the third largest hotel in the country! Known for it’s palatial size and traditional Chola architecture the seven star hotel has eight award winning restaurants, a beautiful bar called Tranquebar, a health spa with all the frills from a Jacuzzi to body wraps and massages, five swimming pools with three on the rooftop and a luxury beauty salon for men and women. They have serviced apartments too and rates on staycation.com start at INR 10000/night.

Find them online here.

Hotels

63, Mount Road, Guindy Institutional Area, Little Mount, Guindy, Chennai

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