6 Reasons why a stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel GRT, Chennai is an unforgettable experience

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

Chennai is a city in India which has a rich heritage and a fascinating history. The city throbs with a rich and pulsating culture which enchants the visitor. The city seamlessly integrates elements of the ancient and traditional with the dynamism of modern urban elements. Malls merge effortlessly with ancient temples while contemporary music fuses with the age old tradition of Carnatic music. Chennai holds the promise of something interesting and unique, just waiting to be discovered and experienced at every turn.

The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai provides the perfect foil for the exploration of Chennai with its unique experiences and ideal location. Here are 6 reasons why a stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai is an unforgettable experience and something one would cherish for a long, long time.

Radisson Blu Grt, Chennai

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

The Facilities

The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai,  is strategically located:

  • It is just about 3 kilometers from the Chennai International Airport
  • The historical Theosophical Society which also is home to one of the oldest Banyan trees in the world is situated around 9 kilometers from the hotel
  • The famous temple destinations of Mahabalipuram and Kanchipuram are also a couple of hours drive away

Raddison Blu GRT, Chennai

The hotel has 101 rooms that include luxuriously appointed Deluxe rooms, and exclusive suites that are at once elegant, comfortable and convenient.

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai


Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

The rooms are embellished with state of the art facilities like video phones, IPOD docks, LCD televisions, personal massage chairs, mood lighting systems, rain showers and a unique one-touch dial service.

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

We found the one-touch dial service as a really guest friendly feature. One just needs to dial 1 for any help or service. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is available across the hotel, including the rooms. Complimentary airport transfers are also provided.

The hotel caters to every aspect of your gastronomic needs and beyond with its array of unique restaurants and bars. The Great Kabab Factory, Salt.Co.531, and Yalla-Yalla, the Arabic Street Food restaurant will ignite a billion sparks of pleasure in your palates. The Salt.Lick by Gallop and the Blu Hickey Bistro are guaranteed to send your spirits soaring.

Raddison Blu GRT Chennai

A fitness studio and an outdoor swimming pool ensure that you stay fit and healthy during your travels. The Bodhi Spa, on the other hand, rejuvenates your body and soul, acting like a balm on strained nerves.

The Great Kabab Factory

Picture Courtesy Radisson Blu GRT, Chennai

The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai boasts of one of the best restaurants in the form of The Great Kabab Factory. A place where the timelessness of food blends homogenously with the innovation and creativity of the future. The restaurant is themed on the concept of a factory and its open kitchen gives the guests an opportunity to peek into the processes happening in the kitchen. The staff is dressed in factory style dungarees and even the menu card is similar to a factory inspector’s checklist. Exotic Kababs like Changezi Murgh Kabab named after the Mongol leader Genghis Khan, Karela Musallam, and many others are served with generous doses of smiles and warmth at the restaurant. There are separate kitchens for Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian varieties. Apart from signature Kababs, the restaurant also churns up Dal, Biriyani, Indian bread, curries, and desserts.

The Salt.Co.No.531

Salt company

One could be forgiven for thinking what a Salt Co, is doing in a hotel. The Salt.Co.No.531 is actually the name of a unique restaurant that graces the precincts of The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai. This unique restaurant is literally all about salt. The restaurant is the celebration of salt which for over 2000 years or more has been the cornerstone of cuisines across the world. The quirky interiors of the restaurant have motifs of a salt mine and the open kitchens and informal seating area provide an ideal and bohemian ambience where one can let their hair down and have a relaxing meal.

In this restaurant food is all about salt. The restaurant concocts its magical cuisine with salts from all over the world including Maldon and Smoked Maldon Sea Salts from the UK, Fine sea salts from France, salts from Mexico, Spain, Japan, Morocco, and Thailand. The legendary pink Himalayan salt blocks from a 16th-century mineshaft in present day Pakistan occupies a place of honour in the kitchens of the Salt.Co.No.531.

The restaurant brings comfort food with a twist to the guests. As we looked at the spread before us which was served with a homely warmth, we were blown away by the sheer taste and aroma of the food and we lingered over the food, relishing each morsel and each moment.

Finely cut slices of watermelon garnished with pieces of cheese, resting on a slab of pink Himalayan salt stood on our table, a symbol of the journey of the food of the world, a glowing tribute to the creators and innovators of food across the frontiers of time, space and place. And as we pondered over our food, the sound of a gong broke our reveries and the restaurant reverberated with music and the staff started dancing to the pulsating rhythms, a few of the guests joined in and the air was smitten by joy and revelry.

The Bodhi Spa

Bodhi Spa

As you descend the stairs to below ground level at The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai, you are slowly sucked into a serene and tranquil ambience.

The Bodhi Spa welcomes you with its subdued lighting, statuettes of Buddha radiating peace, water jets, and fountains that look soothing to the eyes, and finally the smiling staff who are ever ready to help you. We had a complimentary head massage which was really soothing.

Bodhi Spa

The expert and gentle hands of the masseur seemed to gently coax and relax nerves and muscles which we were barely aware existed. As the masseur kneaded the neck and the head, the dim lamps reflected on the flowing water in the fountain.

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai


The gentle sound of running water drifted slowly into our years, creating a serene and surreal calm. The world and its earthly affairs seemed to float away in the background as we felt strangely uplifted and rejuvenated.

GReaT Chennai Trails

Chennai Central
Picture Courtesy Wikimedia

Chennai is a city steeped in long-standing traditions and esoteric culture. There is a lot to explore for the discerning traveler. Ranging from architecture, food, films, shopping and theosophy; Chennai is a vast treasure house waiting to be explored. The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai has kept this in mind and has designed special tours that can be customized as per the preferences of the guests. These are known as the GReaT Chennai Trails and each of these trails promises a unique and enriching experience.

The Hospitality

Bodhi Spa

The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai, takes hospitality to a different level. Right from the moment that you enter the precincts of the hotel to when you check-out, each and every member of the team make sure that the guest is comfortable and caters to their every whim and fancy. The warmth in the smiles is genuine and springs from the heart. The food, the facilities, and the ambience all blend together with the elixir of hospitality to create an unforgettable experience for every guest.

When we bid adieu to The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai, it was as if we were bidding adieu to our own home and family. Click to check out GRT Hotels website.

We were hosted by The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai, however, the opinions stated here are our own and based on personal experience.

Check out our photo blog: An Affair to Remember with GRT- A Photo Blog

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai




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85 thoughts on “6 Reasons why a stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel GRT, Chennai is an unforgettable experience

  1. Mikkel Reply

    The spa (and those dumplings!) look divine. I love that you highlighted the room amenities and noted the banyan tree!

  2. Andi Reply

    The photos and the way you tell the story is the proof that you really did enjoy staying here. It seems very relaxing too!

  3. Patti Reply

    Looks like an amazing hotel. I’ve had good experiences at Radisson hotels so not surprised

  4. ejnosillA/RedefiningHERstory Reply

    Oh my goodness… that bedroom is to die for… I really liked the pictures and this hotel seems like it would be a great place to stay… the only problem is that is looks too comfortable and I probably wouldn’t want to leave… thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!

  5. Matilda Reply

    What a beautiful hotel! Would definitely stay here if I visit Chennai.

  6. Doreen Pendgracs Reply

    The Radisson Blu Hotel GRT Chennai looks like an amazing hotel. I would love to experience. it. I stayed at a Radisson Blu in Zurich and loved it.

  7. Tania Mukherjee Reply

    I Would love to eat at the Great Kebnab Factory. Having mood lighting facility in the room is a great thing. The availability of reclining chair in the room itself is enough for me to choose this hotel!

  8. Gareth Reply

    I know staying at a Radisson Hotel might not have the mystic of other hotels but really, they are of a really great standard. Certainly, your post and photos only go to cement that idea. The massage sounds heavenly and while I had never imagined watermelon and cheese, I am literally going to try that tomorrow. Great post as ever

  9. Joanna Reply

    I like how the hotel, even if it is a chain, has embraced the local culture and designed the rooms accordingly. The food of the restaurant sounds so delicious and I am intrigued on how they have designed their menu using a “salty” theme.

  10. John Reply

    Beautiful hotel! I don’t think I would mind staying there one bit. They might have a little trouble getting me to leave though 🙂

  11. Joline Reply

    Oh wow. I would stay if only for the restaurants! I mean, how can you say no to “The Great Kabab Factory”? That’s awesome.

  12. SindhuMurthy Reply

    The Radisson blu sounds like an amazing place for a staycation. The rooms look plush and facilities seem top class. I really loved the idea of a salt themed restaurant.

  13. Divya Reply

    I’ve never been to Chennai before! I always end up in Delhi when I do visit India. This hotel seems like a nice one!

  14. Jaime Reply

    The hotel looks like a beautiful place to stay. I would LOVE to spend some time in that spa!

  15. Our Family World Reply

    Radisson Blu Hotels are nice, clean, with friendly staff. Regardless of where you travel, there is a Radisson Blu hotel nearby. I love this one in Chennai. The massage would be a nice treat. I have to remember this hotel if my friend who lives there sends me an invite to visit her and her family.

  16. kelly reci Reply

    the room looks so comfortable just like “feel at home” i would like to visit the same hotel someday!

  17. Christina Reply

    We have stayed in a Radisson Blu property before and loved it. Looks like this Radisson lives up to the same standards of great service and property like the one we stayed at in Jordan. I also like how the location is so convenient. Really, this has everything you would want in a hotel.

  18. Indrani Reply

    Whoa! So much luxury. I don’t think I will ever want to come out of the place.
    The interiors are grand! The spa experience sounds good.

  19. Travel Blogger Reply

    This all looks so amazing! I would love to stay here. The rooms are gorgeous, and I could lay by that pool all day! I would also love to get a massage. Sounds fabulous!

  20. Adriana Lopez Reply

    I have stayed in the Raddison hotels here in the USA and experience has been great hopefully one day I get to travel that far away and stay at the Radisson Blu looks nice!

  21. Neha Saini Reply

    The Hotel is very near to Chennai air airport. The check in process was extremely fast and good. The hotel staff were very courteous and helpful. Hotels rooms are very clean and tidy. Bath room accessories were very good. A nice stay experience for Business people.

  22. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    Sure looks like a quaint hotel to stay when in Chennai. I have a friend who lives there, and I remembered he mentioned this hotel once. I would be interested in the spa massage once I step in that hotel!

  23. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai Reply

    What an interesting hotel. I could definitely do with a vacation, and the Radisson Blu looks like a fabulous place to relax. And the Salt Co. is amazing — what a unique restaurant concept.

    Life With Lorelai

  24. Angelic Sinova Reply

    I’ve so glad that there’s a Radisson Blu Hotel here in Chicago because it’s such a lovely luxurious hotel. I’ve never been to Chennai but I know where I’m staying if I ever do get the chance to visit 😉

  25. Tanya Korteling Reply

    This sounds like an amazing hotel, we never made it to Chennai as we ran out of time in India, but if we go back I’d definitely consider this hotel.

  26. Dannielle Reply

    Radisson Blu isn’t a chain I’ve had much experience with so it’s good to read a positive review. I’ll definitely look for it if I make it to Chennai!

  27. Rose Cottrill Reply

    Looks like a great and luxurious place to stay when traveling or vacationing. I love when employees are hospitable.

  28. Jenny Reply

    I think I would be in the pool or on the balcony enjoying a drink the whole time! Heck, even in the spa getting a massage would be great! Such a lovely hotel.

  29. Rosey Reply

    The rooms are lovely. I love that they have modern conveniences.

  30. Johna Reply

    Awesome! Looks like such a lovely place to stay. Food looks good too. Were actuallu planning on staying near this area, will def keep this bookmarked.

  31. Megan Indoe Reply

    That watermelon is making my mouth water, I want to go to the store now and buy one! This hotel looks like a great choice when in Chennai!

  32. eazynazy Reply

    this place is really gorgeous and your pictures are beautiful

  33. Elizabeth O. Reply

    I think this is a great hotel. I love the room and it looks like they’re very good at customer service as well. It’s definitely worth staying in.

  34. Carol Cassara Reply

    I wouldn’t mind staying in a place like this. It’s awesome service all the way, from the rooms to the food. It’s nice that they are very accommodating.

  35. LaiAriel R. Samangka (Thelittlelai: Beyond limits) Reply

    I once have stayed in Radisson Blu Hotel in the Philippines and I must say that customer satisfaction and excellent service are their utmost priority. I like how you write your experience during your stay, it is very detailed and just by reading your blog post, I can truly, sense that you’re more than satisfied during your length of stay. The whole building structure is really beautiful as well as the intricate interior design. The food must be really luscious. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  36. Sally Reply

    Looks like a great place to stay in Chennai! Good customer service definitely makes a stay. That food looks incredible too…my mouth is watering!

  37. Gina Reply

    This hotel is definitely an unforgettable experience! From the many restaurants to choose from and the complimentary airport pick ups, they’re going really out of their way to help guests feel comfortable. I also like how you can easily dial a 1 and get assistance.

  38. Neni Reply

    I’ve never been there but a friend, and she loved it.
    The food looks so amazing, I’d love to try it.
    Oh and the rooms seem very cosy 🙂

  39. Hallie Reply

    Nice stay. I love the gold in that deluxe room. Also… salts from all over the world? That is quite the culinary treat. I’d love to try some food there and definitely check out that spa!

  40. Candy Reply

    Ok, you had me at Salt Co! Growing up in Japan, we are huge salt connoisseurs, more so than sugar. I know too much of salt is bad (too much of anything is bad:)), but I would loooove to go to this restaurant. I have never seen a place that focused just on salt. I want to try the Smoked Maldon Sea Salts 🙂

  41. Veronica P. Reply

    What I really love about Radisson in Chennai is that even though it is an International chain it has a beautiful Indian touch. Saved it for my future travel to Chennai.

  42. Erin Reply

    You had me at The Great Kabab Factory! 🙂 Looks like such a comfortable place to stay with lots of options as far as activities and food. Love that they create such an experience for guests!

  43. Chris Reply

    Those restaurants looks delightful, however I thought the decor looked a little dated compared to the little technology focused touches you mentioned.

    It’s wonderful they were hosting you and your stay was great, however I’m often curious if the experience would have been identical (call me a sceptic) if you had simply been any other guest…

    Ever since my days as a youth, watching cricket on the television when test matches were held in the city then known as Madras (and Dean Jones made a double century fighting dehydration), I’ve been eager to visit the place for myself!

  44. christine K Reply

    I do enjoy the Radisson chain and this property looks especially nice. The photos really do a nice job of giving a nice view of the hotel. The food looks amazing and I am a big fan of that Himalayan salt. Nice post.

  45. Izzy Reply

    Okay, I need to go to Salt.Co.No.531 NOW!!! I love that it actually incorporates salts from all over the world! My mouth is watering just thinking about all the feasting opportunities. Not so much of a fan of the room aesthetic but thats just me! Also I loved Chennai! Was there for a wedding back in 2015 but it was during the torrential floods that devastated the city unfortunately 🙁

  46. Lauren Reply

    This seems like a really brilliant hotel, in a part of the world I’d honestly love to visit one day! I especially like the concept of a salt restaurant (so unique!) and the idea of eating watermelon with cheese and pink Himalayan salt. If I make it there one day, I’ll be sure to stop by and try it out!

  47. Aubrie Reply

    Wow this hotel looked truly amazing! I really think I would love the pool area and the spa seemed delightful! I would also love to try some of the food. The decorations were very interesting!

  48. Cat Reply

    What a comfortable place to stay! You even have a massage chair in your room! I love any place with a spa on-site, that’s where I’d spend most of my time at 🙂

  49. Nisha Reply

    Looks luxurious and quite new. I am sure you had a fabulous time there. Where is it located? I am somewhat familiar with Chennai.

  50. Abhinav Singh Reply

    I am tempted to try the food here. It’s impressive to know that they have such a great variety of salt. I would like to try out the gastronomical delights here. The watermelon and cheese salad is offbeat.

  51. Natalie Reply

    Choosing a great hotel is really important when you are bringing the kids along! This hotel looks perfect for a family stay! We love the spacious room with all the creature comforts of home. At the same time, there are some touches of the local flavor, too, which is important for travelers wanting to experience another country, too!

  52. Angie (FeetDoTravel) Reply

    We stayed in a Radisson Blu hotel in Iceland and loved it, it’s a great chain and the one at Chennai seems to live up to it’s usual standards! Love the fact that the world’s largest Banyan Tree is close by – that’ a great fact! #feetdotravel

  53. Trisha Velarmino Reply

    Raddison has been consistent with their services and facilities all over the world. Even in the Middle East. They have good staff!

  54. Bhusha Reply

    Missed meeting you guys on this trip! GRT does look splendid. The spa looks awesome! The salt restaurant is very innovative! The watermelon slices on the piece of Himalayan Salt rock is just mind blowing!

  55. Megan Jerrard Reply

    Wow this sounds like an incredible hotel – first property I’ve ever heard of to have a personal massage chair in each room!! GRT is on my list as an experience in it’s own right while in Chennai – and I love the fact that their food experiences are so incredibly unique too. And the GReaT Chennai Trails is a great service – it’s the whole Chennai experience at one place!

  56. Sara Essop Reply

    I’ve never been to Chennai but I have stayed at Radisson Blu Hotels in South Africa and I was quite impressed by their high standards. The Great Kabab Factory’s food is making my mouth water and the Salt Co. sounds so unique. I’ve never heard of a salt-themed restaurant before!

  57. Travel Lexx Reply

    Beautiful hotel and looks like such a great place to relax – the massage would be very welcome right now! Definitely somewhere I would consider in Chennai. And how cool is the salt restaurant?! Great idea!

  58. Tiffany VanSickle Reply

    This looks like an incredible hotel! The rooms look so roomy and luxurious! I also love travelling somewhere where I can learn history and relax at the same time. This looks perfect!

  59. Shona @ paraphernalia.co Reply

    Oh, the spa yes, please! The idea behind the salt restaurant is great too. I love hotels who give enough options for the days where you just want to hangout and chill. I’ll pin it!

  60. Paul and Carole Reply

    Looks a fantastic place to stay, very luxurious! Love to salt theme and that melon looked devine. Great review. #feetdotravel

  61. Kelly Reci Reply

    What a perfect spot to stay while on a vacation! I love the amenities of this hotel.

  62. Riely Reply

    The Radisson Blue hotel sure has some great amenities and great dining experience. Looks like a luxurious place to stay and fantastic options to take some time to pamper yourself at the spa. The location is a bonus! Thanks for sharing.

  63. Only By Land Reply

    The Radisson Blu looks perfect for a stay in Chennai. The great Chennai trails look perfect as they are flexible and every tourist has his own needs. I love they have a gym and swimming pool, it’s important to exercise whilst travelling, especially with all the delicious on site dining options.

  64. Ron Reply

    Looks like a very nice and fine place to stay. Great room and glad that the service is amazing too!

  65. Carol Colborn Reply

    Sounds and looks like a balanced hotel, with functionality and grandiosity.

  66. Drew Reply

    There is something about the name of the city Chennai that makes me want to go. I think it may be my favorite Indian city name of all! Of course, that’s is probably a terrible reason to go to a place, but a room with a PERSONAL MASSAGE CHAIR??? Sign me up right this minute. Of course, I probably wouldn’t be able to leave the chair to explore the city, but that’s a problem I’m willing to live with!

  67. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler) Reply

    Such a lovely hotel to stay at and only a short distance from the train station. A travel to Chennai needs to be in order to visit this wonderful hotel. The food looks so tasty. I am ready for a trip there. I pinned this for later use. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  68. Tatum Skipper Reply

    So the hotel looks a little outdated but the fact that they have fast internet, friendly service, great food AND airport transfers make it so awesome! The art on the walls gives it a nice modern touch as well. Would love to stay here!

  69. RaW Reply

    This is my first time seeing a hotel room with a personal massage chair! I’m sold, I’d probably choose to sleep on that massage chair instead of in the bed. 🙂

  70. Kate Reply

    Wow! The spa looks amazing. I could go there right now.
    It seems to be located in a really accessible place from the airport and with links to the best things to see. The rooms certainly do have everything and the service looks highly personal and excellent.
    Great recommendation

  71. Christolher Reply

    This hotel is absolutely stunning. I love the small details. One thing I love about India are the colours and the history. This hotel displays all of that in a modern luxurious styles. Nice.

  72. Ami Reply

    The Bodhi spa looks heavenly, perfect for that relaxing massage after a long day of sightseeing. The interiors are quite plush too. Am definitely going to consider this when heading towards Chennai

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