Leela Palace

Chennai, India

Gateway to grandeur

The Leela Palace is Chennai’s only modern palace hotel, set on the glittering Bay of Bengal. With opulent design features and palatial interiors, it evokes the rich heritage of Tamil Nadu and offers guests a full, royal experience in one of Chennai’s most prestigious and stunningly beautiful locations.

The rooms and suites are large and grand with breathtaking views across the city or out to sea, mood lighting, oversized bathtubs and seamlessly integrated state of the art technology. The smallest rooms boast over 50m² of floor space while the while the largest suites are over 400m². Facilities include an fully equipped fitness centre, swimming pools, spa and beauty salon. A multi-cuisine restaurant, Spectra, offers street food style dishes and fresh seafood while the Indian speciality restaurant, Jamavar, serves a magnificent menu of both Northern and Southern Indian dishes. Other options include a Chinese restaurant, a relaxed lobby bar and an exquisite patisserie.

Chennai is the vibrant gateway to South Indian culture and is known for its cosmopolitan way of life with luxe hotels, glamorous boutiques, quirky cafes and smart bars and restaurants. A sunset stroll along Marina Beach is unmissable and the many temples and museums make for interesting site seeing. The people of Chennai are relaxed, friendly and exceptionally proud to share their hometown with visitors.

Whether you are exploring the streets on foot or soaking up the glamour of one of India’s chicest cities, The Leela will accommodate you in luxury and style.

You will love

  • Fit for a king or queen!
  • Palatial, opulent interiors
  • Views across the Bay of Bengal
  • Cosmopolitan Chennai


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Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

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Kim & Brad Balance

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Rowntree family

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Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

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Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

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Tim Bradley

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Buckingham Family

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Emma Jeffcoat

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Simon & Jackie Adams

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Ros Wheeler

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