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No.68 East Raja Street Behind SBI-ATM, Mahabalipuram 603 104 India
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#14 of 55 hotels in Mahabalipuram
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Finding an ideal charming hotel in Mahabalipuram does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Mahabs, a nice option for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Mahabs features 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, as a valued Hotel Mahabs guest, you can enjoy a pool and breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to some of Mahabalipuram's most popular landmarks, such as Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple (0.0 mi) and Ganesh Ratha Temple (0.1 mi), Mahabs Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Mahabalipuram lobster restaurant such as Moonrakers, which is a short distance from Hotel Mahabs.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out an architectural building, such as Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa.

Hotel Mahabs puts the best of Mahabalipuram at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Karaoke
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Car hire
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Concierge
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Siddhartha wrote a review 9 Nov
Kolkata (Calcutta), India530 contributions42 helpful votes
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This is a cozy hotel and location is very good. The ambiance of hotel is awesome, fully cover by greenery and a quiet place tucked away. Room was big, wooden furnished and furniture was vintage. In our package Mini refrigerator was included but no refrigerator wasn't our room, several times we told them but they couldn't provide us. All room is pool side. Pool access available from 6 AM to 6 PM. Food quality is good and price is okay according to Hotel. They have buffet breakfast which good according to choice as well as quality. Complimentary buffet breakfast wasn't included with our package, so we paid ₹350 for buffet breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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writingale wrote a review Jun 2022
chennai879 contributions178 helpful votes
Perfectly adequate stay. I was satisfied with the room and the great location, the mgmt has tried to decorate the place with greenery and traditional touch, and has somewhat succeeded I guess - for the price you are paying. The area around the reception and pool is quite pleasing to the eye, Service is efficient but I hope the staff smiled a little more - guests do not want to see glum faces on their holiday. Swimming pool is the real winner, it was bliss to spend hours in it when the weather is so hot but I wish the hotel didn't allow guests who were not wearing proper swimming attire or even a swim cap, enter the pool. Also, it's probably not hygienic to have an aviary that close to the pool! Location wise, this is jackpot. We could walk on either side of the hotel's entrance and explore various beaches and its shops, eateries. The town's bus stop and Arjuna's penance rock both are situated right opposite to the resort entrance. Many little cafes and sculpture shops to explore. Bottom line? Don't go with too much expectations and you will be pleasantly surprised. reminding you once again, for the price you are paying, it can't get better than this, as budget options - that also provide big ac rooms, a swimming pool and room service plus in house restaurant - are very few in Mahabalipuram, unless you shell big bucks.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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rajesh sharma wrote a review May 2022
Jaipur, India8 contributions
Very poor hospitality and service extra charged by the hotel staff and and the planner agency should reveiw the hotel and staff of the management team should take all the visiting person should avoid the hotel's and have a joyfull travels in t n state a luxirious
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid stay
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hafish M wrote a review Apr 2022
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We went to the restaurants to have dinner. Prawns gravy and fish curry and white rice was delicious and never forgettable. Reasonable price to compare with other hotels in Mamallapuram. I will recommend this place to my friends for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sachin PK wrote a review Jan 2022
Bengaluru, India344 contributions80 helpful votes
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I came across Hotel Mahabs when looking for a one night stay when proceeding to Pondicherry. The hotel's price deal was budget friendly (considering it was just after New Year's eve). Hotel Mahabs is located in pretty much centre of the Mahabalipuram town, with all the archaeological sites within walking distance. The location was really advantageous for us, as we could visit all the sites by walking at a leisurely place. The hotel also have some grounds reserved for parking. The centre point of the hotel seemed to be the good swimming pool with the restaurant and the building having the rooms on both the sides. The rooms have a wide balcony on the front side of the room (next to the main door) facing the pool. I found the room to be surprisingly large, when compared to other hotels. There were enough wardrobes, a working Intercom and wall mounted TV with most of the local channels available. The hotel also provides free Wi-Fi access, even though I found the speed to be low. Finally I had to fall back to my AirTel LTE dongle. The restaurant menu was quite good, but perhaps with more focus towards South Indian dishes. The restaurant also provides room service. The toilet/bathing area too was big with hot & cold running water available. At least in the room allotted to us the taps for the wash basin and the bidet shower only provided hot water, which I found a bit strange. On the flip side; there seems to be a strong team of mosquitoes in the rooms. Each room has a mosquito repellent provided by the hotel, but its efficiency is an open question. The rooms & the AC units looked a bit worn out but it was not a big problem as the AC unit worked and the room was comfortable to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Janmejay wrote a review Nov 2021
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Worse hotel. Pls don't waste your money. First they have allocated a room where fan and a/c is not working. At night 9 pm they have allocated another room. There alos fan not working. A/C is having huge noise. Bathroom flush not working. Anyway we managed to sleep. All sudden fan started running automatically and lights started flickering. Not at all maintained.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Suneel Nish wrote a review Nov 2021
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There was nothing to like here what reviews were given are totally opposite, I stayed on 1st and 2nd November and there was no water, not even for washrooms, my complaints went to def ears, its totally irresponsible from bookings.com and mahabs, I was ashamed to look and talk to my family members.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arun Rajaram wrote a review Mar 2020
Chennai (Madras), India123 contributions33 helpful votes
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Ambiance 8/10 Food 9/10 Service 9/10 Value for money 9/10 Overall 8.75/10 An amazing restaurant, having enchanting ambiance with a pool view and serving mouth-watering food 🥘 . The presentation of the food was excellent 👏🏽, the quantity was good. The restaurant was very hygienic. Calamari fritters: are wonderfully coated in deep fried flour based batter and unique in taste😋. The taste of these calamari 🦑fritters is true to the image of the dish, and you will be left licking 🤤your fingertips once you try this dish for the first time Chicken Drumstick: it was crispy and delicious appetizers🍗 made in perfect way to make delicious chicken coated in a chettinad masala and flavorful marinade, then fried 🐔to perfection. The size of the pieces were small and not worth for the price Prawns 65: which is deliciously fried🍤 with the spices It was crispy but hot 🔥accompanied with lemon 🍋and onion Waiter and manager really polite, attentive and courteous!👏🏽 Overall it’s amazing!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Room Tip: best restaurant, delicious food
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Thame Traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Thame, United Kingdom131 contributions61 helpful votes
Well, 5 stars is probably a little generous, but when you have an amazing pool, around which the hotel is built and runs, a few short falls can be forgiven. The pool, is large, attractive and well maintained, which seems something of a rarity in Tamil Nadu. You can relax with a cold beer, provided by the ever helpful staff in the pool side restaurant, which also provides lovely light lunches. Most rooms have a balcony area overlooking the gardens and the rooms are generally spacious.The air conditioning was an industrial unit and incredibly noisy, so we went the open window and fan route, but watch out for the mosquitoes, they also seem resistant to mozzi mat machines! Room cleaning was a bit on and off, whilst the internet was very on and off, mainly off. Breakfast was excellent with fresh juices, boiled eggs, omelettes and a good supply of tea and coffee. Would I go back? Yes in a flash.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: 302 but nighttime noise from behind hotel
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weyeskay w wrote a review Dec 2019
71 contributions40 helpful votes
this is an average hotel close to the beach and other points of interest in Mahabalipuram. the rooms are average and gardens are largely used to dump stuff. it definitely not the best option in Mahabalipuram.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Mahabs Inn
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduKanchipuram DistrictMahabalipuram
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mahabs
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mahabs?
Nearby attractions include Descent Of The Ganges (0.2 km), Arjuna's Penance (0.06 km), and Monuments at Mahabalipuram (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mahabs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Mahabs?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mahabs?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mahabs?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mahabs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish and French Fries, Babu's Cafe, and Le Yogi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mahabs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Mahabs have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Mahabs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mahabs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Mahabs?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.2 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.2 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.1 km).