Taj Coromandel

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Chennai India (2024 Updated)

Generally speaking, well known hotels &  resorts in the Chennai are welcoming towards all LGBTQ couples and most of the 4 & 5* hotels are gay friendly hotels Chennai.

Legal status. On 24 August 2017, India’s Supreme Court gave the country’s LGBT community the freedom to safely express their sexual orientation. Therefore, an individual’s sexual orientation is protected under the country’s Right to Privacy law.
Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.

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1. The Lotus Hotel Sameera 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai

The Lotus Hotel Sameera
The Lotus Hotel Sameera

Ideally set in the centre of Chennai, The Lotus Hotel Sameera features express check-in and check-out and free private parking. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation provides a concierge service, valet parking and organising tours for guests.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. At the hotel the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Continental and buffet breakfast options are available each morning at The Lotus Hotel Sameera.

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Chennai (Madras), The Lotus Hotel Sameera is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Lotus Hotel Sameera makes it easy to enjoy the best of Chennai (Madras).

Rooms at The Lotus Hotel Sameera offer air conditioning, a seating area, and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A fitness center and an on-site restaurant will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to The Lotus Hotel Sameera, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Sowcarpet (1.8 mi) and Pondy Bazaar (1.8 mi), guests of The Lotus Hotel Sameera can easily experience some of Chennai (Madras)’s most well known attractions.

Chennai (Madras) has plenty of Indian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Absolute Barbecue – T-Nagar, Annalakshmi Restaurant, and Dakshin, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out St. Thomas Mount National Shrine (0.7 mi) or Sri Parthasarathy Temple (0.8 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, The Lotus Hotel Sameera is sure to make your visit to Chennai (Madras) one worth remembering.

It’s a nice property and is in good location. 500 m walking distance from LIC metro and Government estate metro stations and is easily accessible from airport. The rooms and ambience was very good with very cordial and polite staff.. overall my stay was comfortable and is a real VFM deal.

It’s situated at the heart of Chennai on Anna Selai, and is absolutely well-connected, being only 30 minutes or so from airport and appx. 10 minutes away from Chennai Central Station.

Room rates are very economical, and we got a suite room at a very less rate. The (suite) rooms were very big, with a hall, a kitchen, a bedroom, a closet area and bathroom. The room had 2 TVs. The rooms were also very clean.

The food at the in-house restaurant was also very good and light as well. Overall, we were very happy with our stay here and would happily recommend it.

The location is great as it is centrally located. Close to Metro and Express Avenue Mall.

The breakfast buffet was a feast. Healthy, Tasty and with lots of choices.

The Lotus Hotel Sameera does not have a fancy entrance to it but once you get inside, the place is a very comfortable. The reception staff and other staff (kitchen and housekeeping) are very friendly and helpful. The food is very good. We had complimentary breakfast which was delicious and sumptuous. Both North Indian, Indo-Chinese and traditional South Indian food were very good. The hotel is extremely well located on Anna Salai close to the Marina Beach. A good landmark for the hotel is the Chennai GPO head office on the opposite side. The rooms were extremely comfortable, clean and spacious.

Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai
Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai

How much does a room costs at The Lotus Hotel Sameera ?

Prices start 48 $/night for Superior Double Room. The Suite room 60$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. 

This suite features a sofa, microwave and dining area.

Where to book online – The Lotus Hotel Sameera – Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai Madras you can find the best hotels deals in Chennai during Pongal Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chennai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Taj Club House 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Madras Chennai

Taj Club House
Taj Club House

Located off Mount Road and housed in a grand neon-blue building, Taj Club House provides luxurious rooms and suites on Clubhouse Road in central Chennai. Featuring an outdoor rooftop pool, it also has pampering spa treatments and a fitness centre. Parking is free.

The elegant air-conditioned rooms are a contemporary mix of glass, wood and warm lights. All feature a flat-screen TV, minibar and seating area. En suite bathrooms come with either a bathtub or shower facilities.

Taj Club House is a 15-minute drive from Chennai Main Railway Station and a 45-minute drive from Chennai Airport. Fort St. George, Marina Beach and Fort Museum are within a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

Located on Clubhouse Road – famous for its magnificent homes of British luminaries and as the original site of the renowned Madras Club.Taj Club House is a stylish contemporary hotel, with young and trendy food & beverage outlets & cutting edge technology. Taj Club House is the latest offering from Taj to Chennai, geared to meet the requirements of the “modern traveler” from offering ease of access to the modern fast paced world, to the comfort and style that the environs of the hotel offers.

the heart of the city with decent tariff this property is a must for any traveler. Buffet Breakfast is decent with variety of foods, stuffs are really courteous and efficient. Although the property is dated however whenever you face problems stuffs are always there to solve it promptly.

This is a decent hotel located in heart of the city. EA one of the large shipping mall is just walkable distance. most of the major attraction in Chennai city nearby. Excellent restaurant and nice breakfast. rooms are bit small and congested.

This 5 star property has a fabulous ambience. The Front desk is very hospitable and caring. In Particular Akshay and Supriya were cordial and helpful. The food was delicious and the room cleanliness is awesome. The house keeping staff go the extra mile to keep our stay comfortable. I would recommend this property to every one which is in the heart of the city and a great stay. Enjoy the cuisine and the spacious rooms.

Look at the hotel from the outside and it doesn’t look imposing, glass panel facade isn’t eye-catching. Step inside and the lobby is modern, efficient but not Uber luxury. Coffee shop adjacent to the lobby has nicely designed seating and is a good place to hangout. What sets this place apart are the rooms. Modern and supremely luxurious with high Quality materials. Interior decor and Lighting is spot on. It being Taj, comes with the usual perks of class leading service, fantastic cleanliness and maintenance. Noise levels were low. We had an excellent stay. Would want to stay again here.

The rooms are large and extremely well appointed, the view leaves much to be desired though as it’s surrounded by buildings like any large city would be.

The club house has a rooftop swimming pool, two specialty restaurants and a coffee shop as well, dinner was great at the coffee shop and with service as well.

Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai
Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai

How much does a room costs at Taj Club House ?

Prices start 75 $/night for Superior Queen Room. The Deluxe King Room room 88$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. 

Elegant room comes with a flat screen TV, DVD player (upon request). The electronic safe has a built-in laptop charger. Bathroom has shower facilities.

Where to book online – Taj Club House – Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai Madras you can find the best hotels deals in Chennai during Pongal Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chennai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Taj Coromandel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai India

Taj Coromandel
Taj Coromandel

Offering a fusion of rich South Indian design cues and European elegance, Taj Coromandel features a large landscaped pool, fitness facilities and a business centre. Situated in Chennai’s city centre, air-conditioned rooms offer a flat-screen TV and a spacious marble bathroom.

Just 1.5 km from Spencer’s Plaza Shopping Mall, Hotel Taj Coromandel is 3.7 km from Marina Beach. It provides free parking and is 17 km from Chennai International Airport.

A tea/coffee maker, ironing facilities and seating area are a standard in all rooms. Private bathrooms feature bathrobes, a bathtub and separate shower cubicle.

Offering a fusion of rich South Indian design and classic elegance, the Taj Coromandel has been a landmark of fine living and hospitality in Chennai for the past four decades. Named after the Coromandel coast, the Hotel presents an urban oasis of bespoke experiences for both business and leisure guests, with attentive service and state-of-the-art facilities.

It is also strategically located in the heart of the city. Getting any place from here is within 10-12 minutes.

The Hotel staff is very well trained, they know exactly what you need, never say know attitude. Great Hotel ambience. The health club amenities are excellent. Breakfast has choicest array of north, south and oriental cuisine. We stayed in the Club room which had access to club lounge for Tea / High Tea / Evening Cocktail and Italian Red Wine.

The hotel is very close Gemini Flyover, T Nagar, Marina Beach. We can do your business meeting, do shopping and relax in the Sauna & Steam room or by the pool side.

Our room was the Luxury Room that was super spacious consisting of a massive bathroom, multiple seating options such as a couch, study desk, arm chair etc and also featured a myriad of creature comforts including complete automation for lights, curtains and what not. They also have a separate pillow menu thereby ensuring you get a pleasant sleep.

The buffet breakfast has a very generous and thoughtful spread including gluten free options. The Aloo paratha and Masala Dosa must be tried.

Taj Coromandel is a lovely property in the heart of Chennai city. Its about 40 years old property but very well maintained. The Experience begins right from the time one enters the lobby. The lobby is grand and classy. They have retained the traditional Chennai culture in a distinct way. The service is impeccable. The rooms are very spacious and aesthetically designed. Sleep quality is superb. Bathrooms are quite huge and they have bath tub as well. the shower cubicle has special rainwater option which makes the experience even more special and relaxing. They have free wi fi for up to 4 devices. Room service is prompt and the choice and quality of food is very good.

The swimming is fine and nothing great to write about. But the Jiva SPA is definitely worth a visit for a relaxing therapy and massage. The Gym is very well equipped and must visit for a quick jog. The breakfast spread is quite lavish and tasty. One needs to specially mention the lovely South Indian cuisine restaurant called ” Southern Spice ” for the lovely ambience, exquisite Tanjore paintings and the lovely food from the 5 states of India – Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra.

Overall excellent experience and a lovely, peaceful stay.

The food is very good. Breakfast is a buffet, very well stocked with both Indian and Western food. Chefs are on hand to cook eggs, dosa etc freshly. We ate in the Southern Spice restaurant: excellent South Indian food -expensive though- in a beautifully decorated room. The Thaali has a lovely selection of dishes. There is a selection of wine from India which is good but very expensive: as are all alcoholic drinks. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A lovely place to end a month in Southern India.

The Hotel is situated in the posh locality of Nungambakkam with several city hot-spots (restaurants, pubs, church, temples, public spaces) nearby. The famous Marina Beach is also 20-30 minutes drive away from the hotel. The room in which I stayed was having a comfortable king size bed, and a beautiful window seat.

The room had luxurious wooden flooring and single point control for all the curtains and lights of the room. The standard amenities like mini bar, electric kettle, cloth ironing stand with iron, electronic safe were included in the room.

The room is decently spacious and the bathroom also houses a large size bath tub to soak away your stress after a tiring day. The hotel has a large size swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam and spa in the lower lobby level. The swimming pool is 4 feet in depth throughout which makes it reasonably safe for kids as well. The pool is located in an isolated private sport which makes it ideal for spending some time alone.

The hotel staff is extremely courteous in its behavior and they will go to any length to make sure that guests are take care of.

There are 4 restaurants in the hotel: Anise (contemporary dining), Southern Spice (South Indian food), Prego (Italian cuisine) and Golden Dragon (Pan-Asian) and a retro-chic pub named “Chipstead”. The hotel also has a tea lounge where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the evening live piano jams.

Overall a mellifluous blend of tradition, heritage and modernity wrapped in the comfortable coating of pride, class and luxury.

Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai India
Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai India

How much does a room costs at Taj Coromandel  ?

Prices start 160 $/night for Luxury Room with King Bed. The Grand Luxury Room
room 190$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples. 

Spacious newly renovated room, that features carved wood furnishings with wooden flooring, overlooking Chennai city. This category of room is located on the higher floors.

Where to book online – Taj Coromandel – Gay Friendly Hotels Chennai India you can find the best hotels deals in Chennai during Pongal Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Chennai on Booking.com or  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.