Leela Palace Chennai

Location: Tamil Nadu & the Andaman Islands | India

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The Leela Palace, which sits on the seafront in Chennai, offers a luxurious retreat, as is characteristic of the Leela brand, from its opulent accommodation and impeccable service to its sweeping views over the city and the Bay of Bengal.
Perfect forThose after some serious pampering, in a lovely beachside setting.
In the know
  • Chennai’s only seafront hotel
  • Panoramic city and sea views
  • Opulent suites with terraces, gyms, spas and personal butler service
  • 12-room spa with personalised treatments

Recommended for...

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Beach
  • City Hotel
  • Family-friendly

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

On the seafront in Chennai, overlooking the Bay of Bengal.

Rooms at Leela Palace Chennai

The rooms and suites are spacious, stylish and decadent, with regal touches of red and gold, and polished wood floors adorned with beautiful traditional Indian carpets, as well as state-of-the-art technology including LCD TVs and iPod docks. The ornate marble bathrooms have deep-soaking tubs and mood lighting.


The suites have separate living, kitchen and dining areas and are a luxurious home away from home. Some have terraces to relax on, and personal butlers to cater for your every need. Splash out on the Presidential Suite, which has its own gym and spa.

Food and drink

Feast on exquisite Indian specialities at the lavish award-winning Jamavar restaurant (the fragrant Kumarakom fish curry is its signature dish), or enjoy Chinese favourites such as Peking duck at China XO. On Sundays, enjoy the champagne brunch at Spectra, which features vintage champagnes alongside delicious culinary creations.


Those with a sweet tooth will love the Cake Shop, with its tempting French macaroons and freshly baked breads, cakes and chocolates. In the evening, linger over cocktails in the elegant Library Blu bar.

Activities at Leela Palace Chennai

As well as a gym and a swimming pool, don’t miss the spa: the 12-room ESPA spa, including steam rooms and relaxation lounges, is an urban oasis. Unwind and recharge with a personalised treatment, such as a facial or a head massage, and enjoy a dip in one of the crystal-clear vitality pools.

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Hotel location

The railway station is 10kms or 25 minutes away, and the airport is 15kms away, a journey of approximately 35 minutes.

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