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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Room service
- Conference facilities
- Refrigerator in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Ambica Empire Chennai (Madras)
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The worst bit is the waiting. The last half hour before before you are being picked up and everything is packed and sitting by the front door. On time the big Merc pulled up and we set off to Gatwick. The driver had an old Bentley at home so we did old car talk all the way.
An hour and a half in the lounge enabled us to do some damage to the courtesy drinks and food, hitting the champagnes before the flight. Angela also ...
... the serenity of the atmosphere never fails to amaze me. There is such an aura at this place that even if you come with a heavy heart, you would return peaceful. Such is the wonder of this place. We visited the Murugan Temple first which is located on the rear side and then went over to the Samadhi to pay our respects and to sit down for some moments ...
... some guys in a "Vikram" - a kind of large tuk tuk - to take me the final distance to the airport, for another 100 rupees. At first they said that in Jolly Grant you have to book these Vikrams in advance, which worried me because I didn't see any other mode of transport available in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, though, they agreed to take me - and I got to the airport with plenty of time to spare, and a new adventure under my belt.
After I checked ...
There was nothing to do near our hotel so we spent most of the day in our hotel packing and relaxing before the flight. We tried to find a Pizza Hut which on the map looked only a mile or so away, an hour and a half later of walking across busy roads and battling with Tuk Tuk drivers who didn't understand where we wanted to go, we decided ...
... buy a few goodies to take back to the UK with us. I bought some chana massala, sambar and nuts and things. We then went to the Krishna restaurant next door for dinner and we both had dosais. It was unbelievably busy! There were so many cars and people around, we actually had to wait for a table for about 10 minutes. So many people bring their kids out for dinner so late as well! The funny thing here is that whenever you ask someone for ...