5 Best Sea-View Hotels In Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Updated 2021

sea view hotels in chennai

One of the metro cities and megacities of India, Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu state. The city is steeped in history and a major tourist spot in the country. It is home to beautiful ancient temples, stunning colonial-era buildings, bustling markets, beautiful beaches, scrumptious food, vibrant culture, and friendly people. Situated on the eastern coast of India, it is an important port city facing the Bay of Bengal. Along with beaches, Chennai’s seafront is populated with amazing hotels and properties that offer awesome water views. If you’re a first time visitor or even a seasoned regular, a stay at a seaside accommodation will add a distinct charm to your holiday. Check out our recommendations for the best sea-view hotels in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

1. The Leela Palace Chennai (from USD 104)

For a luxuriously splendid stay in the city, you can’t go wrong with The Leela Palace Chennai. Located in the posh MRC Nagar and offering pristine views of the sea, this five-star hotel is perfect for those interested in enjoying the fresh sea breeze and mesmerising vistas. With its brilliant location at the confluence of Adyar River into Bay of Bengal, this hotel has an opulent interior reminiscent of the royal Chettinad dynasty. Elegant rooms and suites offer an amazing blend of luxe amenities, rich decor, and modern conveniences. Guests can also enjoy stunning sea views from some rooms and suites. A range of other facilities like an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, and several restaurants serving a variety of cuisines are also available at this hotel. The famous Marina Beach is just 2 km (1.24 mi) away from this property.

The Leela Palace Chennai

Wifi Available

Address: Adyar Seaface, MRC Nagar
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

2. Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway (from USD 59)

Another five-star property, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway is located in the Thiruvanmiyur area of the city. The hotel’s main draw is its proximity to the major IT parks of the city, namely TIDEL Park, Ascendas IT Park, Software Technology Park of India, and more. But it is also close to the sea and offers awesome views of the water from some of its rooms. The suites and rooms at this hotel have contemporary decor and offer modern conveniences like air conditioning, WiFi, an iPod dock, flat-screen television, and more. A multi-cuisine restaurant, a lounge, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, and other such amazing amenities are available at this hotel. Several IT parks are a 10-minute drive away.

Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: # 110, Rajiv Gandhi Salai
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers

Other sea-view accommodations

3. Penthouse by the beach (from USD 28)

Whether you are in Chennai on a business trip, a family vacation, a couple’s getaway, or just travelling solo, opt to stay at this lovely penthouse by the beach. Enjoy the hospitality of your friendly hosts who also offer free airport pick-up. Stay in the penthouse of a tall building and enjoy panoramic views of the sea and the city. The rental unit has a living area, a dining area, a full kitchen, a spacious bedroom, and a full bathroom. The penthouse also has a terrace from where you can enjoy stunning sea views. Chennai’s most famous beach, Marina Beach, is just 50 metres (0.03 miles) from this vacation rental.

Beach Penthouse, Chennai

Wifi Available

Address: Karaneeswarar Koil Street Sunciti Apartments, C8, 8th floor
Accommodates: 2

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Newspapers Garden Terrace

4. Massive villa with lovely garden (from USD 457)

For a peaceful and relaxed holiday in Chennai, choose to stay at The Blue House ECR. This custom-design villa is massive and spread out over quite a large area. Stunning sea views can be enjoyed from many areas of this villa. There is a beautifully landscaped multi-level garden that runs down to a private beach. You can take a dip in the lovely pool, relax on the beach-facing patio, or enjoy drinks at the seaside deck tower. Inside this two-storied sprawling villa is an open-plan living and dining area, that is very elegantly furnished, an upstairs lounge, a full kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and well-appointed bathrooms. The popular Kipling Cafe is just a short walk away from this villa.

The Blue House ECR

Address: New No.10, 5th Drive , Water Edge Lane, Sea Cliff Conclave , Akkarai, Sholinganallur

Terrace On-site parking Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Outdoor pool (all year) Parking Fishing BBQ facilities Contactless check-in/check-out

5. Service apartment close to the beach (from USD 30)

Enjoy a convenient and comfortable stay in Chennai by booking this service apartment close to the beach. Surrounded by consulates of various countries, the apartment is located in a very safe area. The host offers a comfortable bed, a clean and private bathroom, storage space, air conditioning, free WiFi, and more. Spectacular sea views can be enjoyed from the window or sit-out area of the apartment. Free airport pick-up facility is also available. Marina Beach is a mere 100 metres (0.06 miles) from this apartment.

Airport Free Pick Up or Drop Service Apartment Nr US Consulate

Address: 26 Santhome High Road Marina Square Apartment, A Block, 4th Floor, Flat No.408

Seaside escapes in Chennai

If you are travelling to the south Indian city of Chennai, a visit to the beach is a must. Facing the Bay of Bengal, the city offers plenty of amazing accommodations that enable visitors to enjoy breathtaking views of the water. Take your pick from our list of seaside hotels that have lodgings to suit every budget, mood, and group size. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and head down to the seaside city of Chennai.

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