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#14 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Mahabalipuram
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Finding an ideal budget friendly guest house in Mahabalipuram does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Flip Flops Beach Shack, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Mahabalipuram, Flip Flops Beach Shack is located a short distance from Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple (0.4 mi) and Ganesh Ratha Temple (0.5 mi).

Flip Flops Beach Shack offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, extra long beds, and a fireplace, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The guest house offers 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features yoga classes and an on-site restaurant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While visiting Mahabalipuram, you may want to try some lobster at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Moonrakers.

If you are interested in exploring Mahabalipuram, check out one of the ancient ruins, such as Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tiger Cave, and Krishna Mandapam.

Flip Flops Beach Shack looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Mahabalipuram.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Street parking
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Diving
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Open-air bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Fireplace
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Extra long beds
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shakirmeah wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia78 contributions15 helpful votes
We've always wanted to visit this place ever since it opened. We had this place in our to visit places when we planned our trip to India. So last month when we were in Chennai we visited this place for brunch. The vibe in the place is amazing. It has multiple levels and we sat on the 2nd floor where there are a few tables and its overlooking the beach. We could see a few kids playing in the water. There are a few rooms in the property as well which are good and maintained well. The staff in here are very friendly as well, giving it a very friendly atmosphere. The food in this place is really good. It's made in authentic flavours and definitely wakes up all your taste buds. If you cant handle spicy food, then you'll have to watch out and let the waiter know about it before you order. We ordered the sandwiches, Dosa, Egg dosa and the Fish curry. They were all wonderful. Definitely going back here on our next trip to India.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Traveler wrote a review Feb 2022
11 contributions9 helpful votes
Thank You Gopi for your great hospitality, amazing Food superb service. Best Tea time with Family and friends. Will be visiting again soon. Day we’ll spend at this beautiful place in Flip Flop restaurant
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Harshitha B wrote a review Feb 2022
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flipflopshack located right at the beach facing the shore is an amazing stay for a rewind from a rough month or year. The food they serve is very basic. Rooms are available in various sizes. The service was the WORST. We had opted for an ac room only for an ancient metal container that didn't work at all. There was no rectification of the situation or compensation for the cheating. The attitude of the staff wasn't hospitable at all. There are a few more properties like this next door to flipflopshack which are better. Regret paying the entire stay in advance. Make sure to pay only during check out.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: first floor rooms have more privacy. suggest you check condition of all amenities before...
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Charukhesh wrote a review Feb 2022
Chennai District, India3 contributions
One of the heavenly place on Mahabalipuram. Also the best hospitality and the food was super amazing. Can take the family without a doubt and have a really good time by looking at the sea. Thank you so much again @flipflops_beach_shack ❤️☺️
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brice wrote a review Feb 2020
world41 contributions12 helpful votes
Staying in the budget rooms was the best: you pay less and can enjoy the wonderful terrass that you share only with two other rooms. Perfect open to 180degrees view. We had quiet neighboors and at night, very soon, only th sound of the waves to rock you to sleep. The room os confortable for the price. No hot water (but warm enough), good electrical system, big bed (a bit aged), and rooms are very neat. It is never hot, even during day time. Terrasses and stairs are cleaned twice a day. nothing to say. The manager that runs the place is very kind, polite, and smart. It appeared to be slightly epensive for what is is, but finally, the location (and the conditions) makes it a fair price.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Clean and quiet budget rooms right on the beach, top floor are the best.
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Amartya Ghosh wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
It's just basic room, only location is awesome- on the beach itself, but other hotels are there with similar view. Dimmed. No cupboards in room, no hot water, no pantry, not even morning tea. 2.2k/ night. Some 4-5 other hotels/ shacks are there in same line some of which has restaurant.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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traceykins wrote a review Dec 2019
Barry, United Kingdom256 contributions81 helpful votes
Room was large with good view of beach. Room was full of big hole so mossie and crawlies get in, big massive hole in bathroom with building rubbish in it.snd bathroom is open plan roof with a tarpoling covering it, The person running it was helpful This is a party all night place so expect much sleep
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mirjam v wrote a review Sep 2019
Barcelona, Spain10 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very nice spot, right on the beach. Pleasant atmosphere, great staff, marvelous view. One of the staff members acoompagnied me to the pharmacy and the bicing rental shop. The owner and part time DJ is very relaxed.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Boven heb je een veranda en kijk je mooi uit over zee
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Divya Ajoy wrote a review Aug 2019
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
The view is breathtaking and its a hop skip jump to the beach. Yes seen Dolphins from my room. Has rooms for budget travellers and AC rooms. Friendly staff and very accommodating. First time in mahabalipuram and the beach is beautiful. It can get very hot though so bring along your summer clothes and suntan.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: choose the AC room
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Akshi wrote a review Jul 2018
Seattle, Washington5 contributions2 helpful votes
A couple of friends and I stayed here for a night. I chose the spot because I had been here once before, and I remembered how awesome it was that the shack was right on the beach & ocean. The owner John was extremely helpful, and shifted our rooms when the electricity didn't work in the first room. It is also walking distance to a lot of restaurants, and accessible by taxi from Chennai.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: choose an AC room
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Frequently Asked Questions about Flip Flops Beach Shack
Which popular attractions are close to Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Nearby attractions include Mahabalipuram Beach (0.4 km), Apollo Books (0.2 km), and Jewel Mount. (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Conveniently located restaurants include Babu's Cafe, Fish and French Fries, and The Wharf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Flip Flops Beach Shack have airport transportation?
Yes, Flip Flops Beach Shack offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Flip Flops Beach Shack?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.7 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.7 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.7 km).