So this guy in a business suit flags me down at Chennai airport and asks if I need a place to stay. I was a little reluctant but he had on a suit and when he said he had transportation and the transportation had the hotel logo, I was more at ease. I was taken to the hotel and pleasantly surprised. In the midst of less desirable options, this was an oasis. Very clean. Staff very courteous. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Believe it or not the guy cut me a deal when we were still at the airport ... not sure if it's because I was arriving late or maybe I'm just cool like that or whatever but I guess he knows a partially-paying customer is better for business than a vacant room. Anyway, even if I had to pay full-price. this was worth it. Only reason I'm not staying is I'm here long-term and i need something more within my budget. But it was definitely a pleasant welcome to Chennai. Take it from me. I'm a journalist and I tell it like it is.