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40 Othavadai Street, Mahabalipuram 603 104 India
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#23 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Mahabalipuram
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Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Mahabalipuram, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Mahabalipuram's most popular landmarks, such as Ganesh Ratha Temple (0.1 mi) and Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple (0.2 mi), Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms offer a seating area.

If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant, consider a visit to Hotel Guru, Moonrakers, or The Pisces, GRT Temple Bay, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms.

Should time allow, Sea Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and Krishna's Butter Ball are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Mahabalipuram!

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Bharat B wrote a review Feb 2017
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Good ropms with high quality. foods are in good quality. Sea foods are fresh and tasty. room services are good and available for 24hrs. Surrounding environment are good and pleasant environment. water quality is good.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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UkZoe wrote a review Apr 2013
UK21 contributions18 helpful votes
They originally asked for double the amount for the room which was way overpriced, but we got it down to half the amount in the end.  Room was OK, but basic & fairly clean. The major problem was they didn't have a generator & it was unbelievably hot when the electricity kept cutting out so we just stayed the one night. The majority of guesthouses here do have generators so I have no idea why these guys don't. I'd say it's OK for one night, but wouldn't recommend staying any longer. I had lunch at the restaurant downstairs which was nice & it's a much nicer setting than Moonrakers (under the same management) right across the street.
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Date of stay: March 2013
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bell g wrote a review Dec 2011
London, United Kingdom1 contribution8 helpful votes
this is my second time in mamallapuram .. the owner is a very angry person and he beat is staff and is custamer and he is very rich guy. is brother is very big politicion so no problem what he want can do this place and food is very expensive same price like a five star hotel. and the staff cheat you becarefull and one guy i konw long time he is from kerala is brother send him to jail last time but now the same guy working like a slave thats i dont understand.
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Date of stay: November 2011
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OffDuty10 wrote a review Feb 2011
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Once I had a room there, everything was fine and the room was good. But that was the end of 24 hours of lies and bad service. Knowing I was arriving late in the evening in Mamallapuram on Pongal weekend, I called two days ahead and was assured they'd hold an AC room for me. I even booked a pickup at the train station, which I rarely do, to ensure my late arrival wouldn't screw me. On my train from Kolkata to Channai, I called twice to tell them I was a few hours late and they said no problem. When I arrived, the driver was there, but his car was terrible and we stalled about 30 times in what should have been a 40 minute drive. On arrival, I was told they don't have a room for me. I was given 3 different stories by 3 different people, all seemed sketchy. They gave me miserably musty and non AC room with a loud and slow fan at their sister guesthouse for the night. The next day, almost every decent place in town was fully and I finally moved in to the Blue Elephant. The room itself was clean and the AC worked well. As a traveler's lodge, they don't clean or change the sheets or anything but will if you ask. I will say it took me 3 requests to actually get a towel and a topsheet the first night...expected at a 200 rupee place but not for 800! The room was your basic guesthouse box with zero character but that wasn't important to me. As it turns out, the Manager's a decent fellow but doesn't do anything to control his staff. If you get the wrong person, don't trust them. If you get a kid named Abi, DO trust him - he's the only reason I got the room the next day and the only guy who gave me the true answer about my disappearing room the night before.
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Date of stay: January 2011
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wmwmwmwmwmwmwmwm wrote a review Jan 2011
London47 contributions241 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in December 2010, our first stop on a trip around Tamil Nadu. Our room was big and spotlessly clean, with a fan but no a/c. We ate a couple of meals in the restaurant downstairs and found it quite patchy in terms of food quality and service. The Moonraker across the road was a better bet, although they are owned by the same family.
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Date of stay: December 2010
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LeanneStefans wrote a review Nov 2010
Greater London, United Kingdom102 contributions119 helpful votes
Excellent modern clean rooms and gorgeous sunshine but I refused to at at two restaurants downstairs, all owned by the same people. The bill may come to 150 rps and they pocket the full 200 without returning change. I would ask for the change so I can then leave a reasonable tip and was told 'no' This happened a few times, also with the laundry too. There is a strong sense of entitlement from the staff. I think this was because I solo female and would never happen to an Indian local or a couple or foreign male. Trust has to be earned !
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Date of stay: October 2010
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travelgirl0511 wrote a review Sep 2010
Orlando, Florida86 contributions74 helpful votes
spacious and spotlessly clean room, with tv, fan, terrace, clean bathroom, restaurant serves very good food. it's located in the thick of things and only a few steps to shops, restaurants.... you can even walk to all the sights within a couple of minutes, or take a rickshaw if you please. excellent value
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Date of stay: August 2010Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$11 - $11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduKanchipuram DistrictMahabalipuram
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Arjuna's Penance (0.4 km), and Monuments at Mahabalipuram (0.3 km).
What are some restaurants close to Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gecko Restaurant, Nautilus, and Buddha Cafe Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Elephant Restaurant & Rooms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.3 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.3 km).