Halle – Roger Federer will look for his ninth triumph in this beautiful German town

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Gerry Weber Open 2017

From 06/19 to 06/25

Surface: Grass outdoor

Prize money: € 1,836,660

Tournament location: GERRY WEBER STADION – Roger-Federer-Allee 4 (ehem Weststr. 14) 33790 Halle/Westfalen

How to arrive: Regardless of your choice of transport: car, train, or airplane the tennis venue is centrally situated and easily reachable. The nearest airports to Halle are Muenster/Osnabrueck and Paderborn/Lippstadt. There is  approximately 45 minutes drive from either airport to Halle/Westfalen. Alternatively you can fly to Hannover airport followed by a 75 minutes drive or it takes  90 minutes  by train.

Past champions: 2016 Florian Mayer – 2015/2014/2013/2008/2006/2005/2004/2003 Roger Federer – 2012/2009 Tommy Haas – 2011 Philipp Kohlschreiber – 2010 Lleyton Hewitt

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Pluri-champion RF will lead the entry list

Entry list: Roger Federer (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro)

THE TOWN: Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Together with Leipzig, Halle is at the heart of the Central German Metropolitan Region. For Lonely Planet: “Once a hotbed for the GDR’s chemical industry, Halle is most famous for being the birthplace of Georg Friedrich Händel. When the GDR collapsed, the chemical factories gradually disappeared and the smoke began to clear. Change was slow, but some intelligent planning and major projects leading up to Halle’s 1200th birthday in 2006, combined with the presence of some 25,000 students attending the Martin Luther University, has injected a strong dose of vibrancy into this very old town.

Halle has a handful of impressive museums spanning themes as diverse as art, archaeology and the Beatles.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS: 

  • Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen

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  • Beatles Museum

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  • The Handel Monument

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • DOMotel PensionThis very cute guest house, rated 8.6 on Booking, offers modern rooms, a communal kitchen and a courtyard terrace. The market square in the centre of Halle is about a 20-minute walk away. All rooms at the DOMotel Pension have a TV and private bathroom. Wi-Fi internet is available in all areas for a small extra charge. A standard double room costs 56€ per night (optional rich breakfast at 7.8€ per person).
  • Hotel Atlas HalleThis comfortable 3-star hotel, rated 8.3 on Booking, is just located a 5-minute walk from Halle Central Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV in all its modern rooms. In the evenings guests can enjoy local and international dishes of the Atlas’s restaurant or relax with a drink at the bar. The daily rate for a 20 mq2 standard double room is 85€ with breakfast buffet for two included.
  • Dorint Charlottenhof Halle – SaaleOffering modern-style rooms with free Wi-Fi, this excellent 4-star superior hotel is in a quiet area of Halle just near the center of the city and a 5-minute walk from the main train station. It offers elegant Art Deco suites and a range of tasteful Art Nouveau rooms.  It features a delicious onsite restaurant, a lounge bar, a wellness and fitness area. A standard double room costs 133€ per night with free WiFi and excellent breakfast included. Rated 8.7 on Booking!

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Halle Tourist Informations

Your Hotel in Halle

 

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Munich – Tennis shots and high quality of life in the capital city of Bavaria

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 BMW Open by FWU

From 05/01 to 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 482,060

Tournament location: MTTC Iphitos – Aumeisterweg 10, 80805 München

How to get: Tennis club is far 8 km from Marienplatz (about 15 min driving). Munchen Flughafen International Airport is situated at 31 km and 22 minutes driving.

Past champions: 2016 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2015 Andy Murray (Gbr) – 2014 Martin Klizan (Svk) – 2013 Tommy Haas (Ger) – 2012 Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – 2011 Nikolay Davydenko (Rus) – 2010 Michal Youznhy (Rus) – 2009 Tomas Berdych (Cze) – 2008 Fernando Gonzalez (Chl)

Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber

Entry list: Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) –  Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Florian Mayer (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Donald Young (Usa) – Jan Lennard Struff (Ger)

THE TOWN: Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich, with a population of around 1.5 million, is the third largest city in Germany. It is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey.

Lonely Planet writes about Munich: “The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and Lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, highbrow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s unofficial southern capital is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis has many an unexpected card down its Dirndl. But whatever else this city is, it’s popular. Statistics show Munich is enticing more visitors than ever, especially in summer and during Oktoberfest, when the entire planet seems to arrive to toast the town. Munich’s walkable centre retains a small-town air but holds some world-class sights, especially art galleries and museums. Throw in royal Bavarian heritage, an entire suburb of Olympic legacy and a kitbag of dark tourism, and it’s clear why southern Germany’s metropolis is such a favourite among those who seek out the past but like to hit the town once they’re done.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MUNICH:

  • Marienplatz 


  • BMW Museum


  • English Garden


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Bayer’s. Rated 9.0 on Booking and located in the very heart of Munich, 3 stars Hotel Bayer’s provides contemporary accommodations just 293 m from the Munich Main Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The daily rate for a cozy double room is 118€.
  • Platzl Hotel Superior. Excellent **** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking and located 2 minutes walk from Marienplatz, which features a free spa, a gym, a 16th-century restaurant, and soundproof rooms with flat-screen TVs. Free Wi-Fi is also included. A 22 mq2 modern double room costs 165€ per night.
  • Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel. Overlooking the Old Botanical Garden, this 5-star designer hotel in Munich, rated 9.2 on Booking, features an exclusive spa with indoor pool, soundproof rooms with free Wi-Fi, and the elegant Italian restaurant Davvero. The Hotel has a private garage. Munich Central Train Station is only about a quarter mile away. The prices for a wonderful and wide classic king room start from 306€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Munich Official

BMW Museum Website

Your Hotel in Munich


Enjoy this Bavarian Tennis Trip!

Barcelona – The best clay specialists will face here…at Antoni Gaudí’s home

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell

From 04/24 to 04/30

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 2,604,340

Tournament location: Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Carrera de Bosch i Gimpera 5, 08034 Barcelona, Spain.

How to get: The Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899 is located in the northwest of the city, above Avenida Diagonal in the Pedralbes district. El Prat Airport is far about 16 km and 20 minutes driving. From Placa de Catalunya there is a distance of about 6 km. Public transport will take you to tennis courts in about 25-30 minutes.

Previous winners: 2016 Rafa Nadal – 2015/2014 Kei Nishikori – 2013/2012/2011 Rafa Nadal – 2010 Fernando Verdasco – 2009/2008/2007/2006/2005 Rafa Nadal

Rafa is looking for his 10th title in Barcelona

Entry list: Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger)

THE TOWN: Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city, with a population of over one and half million people. This city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history, having been under Roman, then Frank law before declaring its independence. In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic games which brought a massive upturn in its tourism industry. This had the effect of changing the city in ways that are still felt today with neighbourhoods renovated (and in some cases leveled) and the intense focus of modern design permeating all aspects of life in Barcelona from public buildings to something as simple as a park bench or an event poster.

Lonely Planet’s writer Regis St.Louis explains reasons he love this exceptional town: “I love the sea, and taking an early-morning jog along the Mediterranean is my favourite way to start the day. I’m also a bit of a history nerd, and relish strolling the cobblestone lanes of the Gothic quarter, thinking about the people in past centuries who walked these streets. Then there’s the food and drink – the first-rate tapas bars, the abundant and inexpensive wine, the superb and reasonably priced multicourse lunches. Add Catalan creativity (Modernisme, Miró, Dalí), bohemian bars and stunning nearby getaways and you have, quite simply, one of the world’s most captivating cities.”

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Sagrada Familia


  • Casa Batlló


  • Parc Güell


  • La Boqueira


  • Barri Gòtic


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Lleó. This is an elegant *** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located next to Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya and the famous Las Ramblas. It has a small rooftop pool with terrace and lounge chairs, free Wi-Fi access and rooms with flat-screen TVs. The onsite restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean cuisine and features a glass roof. Prices start from 127€ for a double room.
  • The Corner Hotel. Delicious **** hotel rated 9.4 on Booking and located just 500 mt from Casa Batlló. It features a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the city. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and private parking is available on site. A cool & modern double room costs 144€ per night.
  • Hotel The Serras. Exceptional 5 stars hotel rated 9.6 on Booking and located just opposite the Barri Gotic. Set in an historic building it includes a rooftop infinity pool and a 1-Michelin-starred restaurant. Free WiFi access is available. Luxurious services like airport pick-up, limousine, concierge and valet parking are standard in this hotel. The price for a 30 mq2 superior double room starts from 380€ per night.
The double room of Hotel The Serras

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Barcelona Official 

Your Hotel in Barcelona


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Rotterdam – A classic tennis event in a futuristic and innovative town

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament 

First edition: 1974

From 02/13 to 02/19

Money prize: $ 1,854,365

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Ahoy Arena Rotterdam – Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam, Netherlands

How to get: Rotterdam Ahoy is easy to get to by bus, tube and train; infact it is a brief 5-minute walk away from the Zuidplein tube station and bus stop. Besides Ahoy is less than an hour away from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport. From both airports you can travel to Ahoy quickly and comfortably on public transport and by car. The complex includes a car park which offers space to 2.000 vehicles.

Recent Past Winners: 2016 Martin Klizan – 2015 Stan Wawrinka – 2014 Tomas Berdych – 2013 Juan Martin del Potrò – 2012 Roger Federer – 2011/2010 Robin Soderling

Defending champion Martin Klizan

 

Top Seeded Players: Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – David Goffin (Bel) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)

THE TOWN: Rotterdam is a city in the Dutch province of South-Holland. Its municipality is the second largest in the country (behind Amsterdam), with a population of approximately 601,300 people and over 2.9 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area. The port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and the fourth biggest port in the world. Rotterdam is known as a city of architecture. A few square kilometres of the city centre offers a complete overview of what the twentieth century has produced in terms of modern architecture. Lonely Planet defines this town ‘inspiring and innovative’ and writes about it: “Futuristic architecture, inspired local initiatives such as inner-city canal surfing, a proliferation of art, and a surge of drinking, dining and nightlife venues make Rotterdam one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities right now. The Netherlands’ second-largest metropolis has a diverse, multiethnic community, an absorbing maritime tradition centred on Europe’s busiest port, and a wealth of top-class museums. Rotterdam is a veritable open-air gallery of modern, postmodern and contemporary construction. It’s a remarkable feat for a city largely razed to the ground by WWII bombers. Rebuilding has continued unabated ever since with ingenuity and vision. Split by the vast Nieuwe Maas shipping channel, Rotterdam is crossed by a series of tunnels and bridges, notably the dramatic Erasmusbrug – the swooping white cable-stayed bridge dubbed de Zwaan (the Swan). On the north side of the water, the city centre is easily strolled.

ROTTERDAM’S TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Markthal (Market Hall) Rotterdam


  • Erasmus Bridge


  • Kijk-Kubus (District of Cubic Houses)


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Ibis Rotterdam City Centre. Excellent *** hotel, rated 8.7 on Booking, and located in Rotterdam’s real heart very close to all the town’s main attractions (Cubic Houses at 200 mt, Market Hall at 300 mt). This accomodation provides the free wifi in all areas and offers 18 mq2 standard double room from 69€ per night.
  • CitizenM Rotterdam. Wonderful **** contemporary hotel located in city centre at just 100 mt from Blaak Station. Guests can enjoy free wifi and movies on demand and a 24/24 canteenM which features sandwiches, warm dishes and draft beers. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers trendy and futuristic double rooms from 76€ per night.
  • Mainport Design Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.1 on Booking.com and directly located on Maas River banks and at just 10 minutes driving to Ahoy Arena. It features free wifi and access to Spa Heaven and Wellness Club, which includes an amazing indoor pool. Guests can enjoy gourmet dishes at Restaurant Down Under and excellent cocktails at On The Rocks bar. Prices? An iconic 36mq2 city room starts from 144€ per night.



USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Ahoy Rotterdam Website 

Visit Rotterdam Official 

Accomodations


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Sofia – Tennis Trips will be at Dimitrov’s home for this great ATP event

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Garanti Koza Sofia Open

Date: From 02/06 to 02/12

Money prize: $ 540,310

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tennis Club: Arena Armeec Sofia – 1 Asen Yordanov Blvd, 1113 Sofia

We will be in Sofia on 7-8 February to enjoy a beautiful town and world class tennis. Follow our updates and curiosities directly from Armeec Arena on WordPress, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter!

How to arrive: Multifunctional Sports Hall Arena Armeec Sofia is one of the most modern in Europe, designed and constructed in full compliance with international standards. The Arena is in an ideal position just between Sofia Old Town (about 5 km) and Intl Airport (4,9 km) so in both case you will need 10 minutes by taxi to get in. Besides there is one bus stop in both directions of Aleksander Iordanov boulevard. They are connected with a zebra crossing.

Past Winner: 2016 Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp)

Top Seeded Players: Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Gilles Müller (Lux) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Marcos Bagdathis (Cyp) – Nicolas Almagro (Esp)

Home idol Grigor Dimitrov

 

THE TOWN: Sofia is the capital and, with about 1.4 million citizens, the biggest city of Bulgaria. Today, Sofia is a dynamic European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful Orthodox churches. Furthermore, it claims to be one of the few European capitals with beautiful scenery.

Lonely Planet writes: “Bulgaria’s pleasingly laid-back capital is often overlooked by visitors heading straight to the coast or the ski resorts, but they’re missing something special. Sofia is no grand metropolis, but it’s a largely modern, youthful city, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and stubborn Red Army monuments that lend an eclectic, exotic feel. Recent excavation work carried out during construction of the city’s metro unveiled a treasure trove of Roman ruins from nearly 2000 years ago, when the city was called ‘Serdica’. Away from the buildings and boulevards, vast parks and manicured gardens offer a welcome respite, and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the centre. Home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries, restaurants and clubs, Sofia may persuade you to stick around and explore further.”

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE IN SOFIA:

  • Aleksandr Nevskji Cathedral


  • Vitosha Boulevard 


  • Rotunda Sveti Georgi


BEST PLACES TO STAY: 

TennisTrips will be at Garanti Koza Sofia Open on 7/8 February…Come with us!!!

  • Budapest Hotel. *** hotel just 5 minutes from central station – Rated 8.8 on Booking. Prices starts from 63€ (with breakfast and free wifi and parking included) for a 27 mq2 deluxe double room. Very good onsite restaurant.
  • Best Western Premier Thracia Hotel. **** superb hotel – Directly located in Sofia’s city cenre. Rated 8.9 on Booking. Prices from 79€ to 109€ with breakfast buffet, free cancellation and wifi always included.
  • Grand Hotel Sofia. Wonderful ***** luxury hotel in the heart of Sofia at just 5 minutes walking from Serdika Metrp. The hotel interior benefits from a unique collection of over 400 original oil paintings. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers a superior double room of 45 mq2 from 114€ to 161€. Breakfast cost 16€ more but you will receive a 10% discount for the gourmet onsite restaurant.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Armeec Arena Website 

Visit Sofia 

Sofia Guide

All Hotel Accomodations



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Auckland – From 1956 a classic tournament of Atp tour in a wonderful town

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 ASB Classic

From 09/01 to 14/01

Money Prize: $ 508,360

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Location: ASB Tennis Arena – 1 Tennis Ln, Parnell, Auckland 1010

How to Get: By train the nearest stations are the Britomart Transport Centre and Grafton stations, both around a 20-25 minute walk to the ASB Tennis Arena. Auckland Coop Taxi’s have a dedicated taxi rank for drop off and pick up located in Tennis Lane for your convenience. The Asb Arena enjoys however a very Central position in Auckland just 1 km from shopping district of Queen Street. Airport is far less than 20 km.

Recent past winners: 2016 Roberto Bautista Agut – 2015 Jiri Vesely – 2014 John Isner – 2013/2012/2011 David Ferrer – 2010 John Isner

Top seeded players: Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – John Isner (Usa) – David Ferrer (Esp) – Jack Sock (Usa) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – David Johnson (Usa) – Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) – Joao Sousa (Por) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg)

Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut

 

THE TOWN: Auckland is the most populous urban area in New Zeland. Auckland has a population of 1,495,000, which constitutes 32 percent of country’s population. In 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 3rd place in the world on its list. For Lonely Planet:”The greater Auckland region encompasses the city proper and the gorgeous surrounding towns and landscapes.

It’s rare that visitors restrict themselves solely to the city area. And why would you? There’s plenty to see and do right in the heart of the city, but travelling further afield opens the opportunities considerably. You can’t miss getting out onto the waters of the Haruki Gulf and exploring its many islands. One of the closest to the mainland is Waiheke Island, home to emerald waters and world-class wineries. Further north lies Goat Island Marine Reserve, a thriving and accessible aquatic ecosystem.

The natural delights on offer go beyond the area’s beautiful waters. Rainforests, thermal springs, sprawling parks and volcanic cones are just the start.

TOP 3 PLACES TO VISIT:

  • Tiriri Matangi Island 


  • Sky Tower


  • Waiheke Island


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Kiwi Heritage Homestay. Perfect *** b&b  rated 8.7 on Booking with high value for money . Good location at just 3 km from Tiriri Village. A family room with shared bathroom costs only 77$ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.

  • Crowne Plaza Auckland. Wonderful **** aparthotel located in Auckland Central Business Distrisct, very close to shopping paradise of Queen St. Rated 8.8 on Booking and nr.1o accomodation on Tripdavisor, it offers superb queen rooms of 30 mq2 at just 162$ per night or 179$ with breakfast included. Fitness center, a spa, a longer bar and a restaurant are available for customers.

  • Hotel DeBrett. Luxury ***** boutique hotel situated at just some steps from Victoria Harbour and the Sky Tower. It offers free wifi and a fitness centre for customers. Onsite restaurant DeBretts KitChens is considered one of the best restaurant of whole New Zeland.  Price for an unique designed 40 mq2 O’Connell Suite each one decorated with art works is 400$ with breakfast. Rated 9.3 on Booking and nr.1 accomodation on TripAdvisor.


USEFUL LINKS:

Visit Auckland Tourists Info

Tournament Official Site 

Accomodations



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Chennai -Who will succeed Stan Wawrinka?

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Aircel Chennai Open

Date: From 01/02 to 01/08

Money prize: $ 425,535

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: SDAT Tennis Stadium – Corporation School Road, 4th Cross Street, Lake Area, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India

General information: The SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai was built on the occasion of the SAF Games in 1995 by the Tamil Nadu Government. It has since played the host to the Chennai Open tennis event annually since 1997. It has a strategic position close the heart of Chennai (4,9 km from city center) and just 32 minutes by taxi from International Airport of Chennai.

Previous Winners: 2016/2015/2014 Stan Wawrinka – 2013 Janko Tipsarevic – 2012 Milos Raonic – 2011 Stan Wawrinka

Top 10 Players: Marin Cilic (Cro) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Borna Coric (Cro) – Tommy Robredo (Esp) – Mikhail Youzhny (Ind) – Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Guillermo Garcia Lopez (Esp)

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THE TOWN: Chennai is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and most populous city of the South of India. It’s one of the Indian cities most visited by foreign tourists (especially for health tourism), and is the 47th most visited city in the world. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Lonely Planet named Chennai in 2015 as one of the top ten cities to visit and writes about it:”With its withering southern heat, roaring traffic and scarcity of outstanding sights, the ‘capital of the south’ has always been the rather dowdy sibling among India’s four biggest cities. But if you have time to explore Chennai’s diverse neighbourhoods and role as keeper of South Indian artistic and religious traditions, the odds are this 400-sq-km conglomerate of urban villages will sneak its way into your heart.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Marina Beach 

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  • Kapaleeshwar Temple

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  • Vivekananda House 

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • La Woods Hotel. Very good *** accomodation rated 8.2 on Booking. Great location near Shopping District and 3,5 km from Kapaleeswarar Temple. It provides free wifi and parking, airport shuttle service and an on site restaurant. An executive 17 mq2 double room costs 42€ per night in b&b.

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  • Design Hotel Chennai. Fabulous **** boutique hotel located in in the Velachery neighborhood . Rated 8.8 on Booking, this hotel features free wifi and parking, a bar and a restaurant. It offers incredible futuristic deluxe 39 mq2 double rooms at just 95€ per night with good breakfast included.

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  • The Leela Palace Chennai. Luxury ***** hotel located just 5 minutes walking from the beach it offers a gourmet restaurant with 7 different kitchens, an outdoor pool, a bar and many many other stuff for customers. Price for a  50 mq2 deluxe double room starts from 127€ with excellent breakfast, free wifi and parking included. Rated 9.0 on Booking.

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Please notice that in the prices showed is not included a 9% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Visit Chennai Info

Kapaleeshwar Temple Official

Tournament Official Site

Accomodations

 

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