Hotel Ashoka is situated at Pantheon Road, Komaleeswaranpet/Pudupet, Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. If 1950s Miami and a spaceship had a baby, it would be the Hotel Ashoka. Rooms are old-school, with a thousand layers of white paint around the windows and dated room-number plaques, while cottages (single/double Rs. 1700/2250) have a lounge ambience: lush red carpeting, fridges and cocoonlike tubs. The compound includes an ice cream park with a counter built around a big tree. Chennai's funkiest.