Walking along the platform number four, I observed that the Chennai Egmore Railway Station, one among the main rail terminal, is fairly big enough to have eleven platforms. The station depicted Gothic style of architecture with domes and corridors. I figured out that it was built in 1906.
By then, we reached the portico. The front of the station was crowded with vehicles. My husband looked for an autoriksha for the Hotel Pandian Chennai is just 250 meters away from the station. And as such we didn’t need transportation, except for the luggage we were carrying. The kids were quite thrilled to travel in a three wheeler.
The Hotel Pandian, which belongs to Harrington Hotels Pvt. Ltd, is an economy class hotel. Being a budget traveler, I hardly wasted money on luxury and extravaganza. I use the hotel app to search and book hotels of my family’s and my choice. It helps me find one most of the time.
We were welcomed at the reception, which looked spacious and clean with marble floorings. On both the sides there was a cushioned wooden three-seater and in the center there was a bronze lamp. When I was observing the place, my husband completed the formalities. We were checked into the Executive AC Double Rooms, which was reasonably priced.
Pandian Hotel has 90 rooms, which are categorized into Single and Double Standard Rooms, Executive Rooms and Deluxe Rooms. The Executive Double Room was designed on a theme with pleasing interiors. The floors were tiled and windows draped with satin fabric. All the amenities such as television, bed lamp, telephone with STD facility, laundry, hot and cold water, newspaper, etc., were offered.
The hotel also offered conference halls and banquets for business and other guests with a capacity of 100 to 500 people based on the seating arrangement.
Once we were settled down, we ordered for tea and then dinner. The hotel has a multi-cuisine restaurant named Curry ‘n’ Tandoor and a bar Maharaj Permit Room. I ordered a few South Indian dishes as I love them. My kids and husband stuck to Chinese dishes and tandoor.
After dinner, we sat together and played anthakshri for some time and then went to bed.