Frommers India Guide, 4th ed, USA - Mar 2010 Footprint has been reviewed as a "find" and awarded 2 out of 3 stars (very highly recommended)
"B&Bs are virtually unheard of in India ("homestay" is the term here, with a potential lack of privacy that may imply), but hopefully Footprint, tucked away on the second floor of an apartment building behind the ITC Park Sheraton Hotel, is the start of a new trend. Brainchild of Rucha and Ashish Gupta, Footprint is essentially used by travelers transiting through Chennai on their way to or from the Andamans (Ashish is cofounder and director of Barefoot at Havelock in the Andaman Islands, hence the name). Its quiet, private, classy (fresh flowers, Auroville incense, great linens, choice of pillows), well located (in the south-central posh suburb of Alwarpet, close to shops and restaurants), filled with thoughtful touches and just unbelievable value. Rucha and her small staff (breakfast cook, concierge, chambermaid) is on hand to assist with any queries, from how much to pay your rickshaw driver, to where to eat (or order in) and shop for specifics...
Alastair Sawdays, Special Places to Stay in India & Sri Lanka, UK - Oct 2009 Footprint Bed & Breakfast appears in the Sawday's guide "Special Places to Stay in India" and website.
"In a genteel street in south Chennai, near the boutiques, spas and global cuisines of Chamiers Road, is a modern set of apartments, a sanctuary B&B. Meet Rucha and Ashish, as keen to reveal to you the delights of Chennai as they are to welcome you here. In the two communal sitting and dining areas are sofas to sink into and an airy mix of contemporary western and South Asian styles..." Link to review (Web) »
M Magazine, India - May 2009 Six Stars: The Best 'Alternative' Indian City Stays, by David Stott
"In these belt-tightened times, we all seek fabulous metro lodgings that don't drain a month's pocket money in a single night. That's the cue for this piece on six of India's most fantastic and frugal downtown lodgings, unearthed by our favourite firangi flaneur." Download full article (PDF)