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“Comfortable private accommodation on a lovely swimming beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ideal Beach Resort

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Ideal Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Comfortable private accommodation on a lovely swimming beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Arrived in Chennai and spent first 2 nights in this hotel on 8 week private tour of India, staying in 36 hotels. Stayed in sea facing deluxe cottage however could not see beach from our ground floor cottage. Hotel is right on the best beach we saw in India. To watch the fishermen at dawn was a highlight of our stay. Large rooms with sep dressing and ensuite. Amenities well thought out and functional. Huge pool in lovely grounds. Very good restaurant and friendly helpful staff. approx $A130.00 pn

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 October 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for choosing & staying & sharing your great experience during your stay at Ideal Beach Resort.we welcome your gesture & really appreciate it.We are happy to hear that you had enjoyed your stay at Ideal Beach.Looking forward to welcome you back again to serve you much better.

Thank You,
With Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Our room was an upstairs cottage style room. We liked the fact that the shower part of the bathroom was outside , which was lovely in the sunshine. You can walk through the resort and you are on the beach of the Bay of Bengal. Restaurant was not open all day , but room service was available. Meals were good as was the buffet breakfast. Swimming pool well maintained ,lots of sunbeds and towels provided . Nothing to complain about . Good service. I would recommend a vist to the local crocodile park.

Room Tip: could ask for sea view , although more expensive.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, 29 October 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for staying & sharing your valuable experience about your stay at Ideal Beach Resort.We welcome this kind of gesture and really appreciate it.We look forward to see you soon again to serve you much better.

Thanking You,
With Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Last in Mahaballipram 30 years ago,how we and it has changed.Loved the hotel, great facilities,pool, staff, room, situation, food pretty good if you can get the chapattis and dosa freshly made

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel while on tour, so can’t comment on the price/value. Our room was very nice, quite large with everything we needed to be comfortable. There were coffee/tea-making facilities in the room and a complementary bottle of water. The beds were very comfortable. The hotel is located on a nice beach and has well-maintained grounds. The rooms should be very quiet since they are away from any road traffic. While we were there, though, there was a noisy temple festival next door, but this should not be normal. Breakfast was included for our tour (I don’t know if this is the case for individual travelers) and was very good, with a wide variety of dishes including cooked-to-order omelets and waffles. We ate dinner at the hotel. You can either get the buffet or order a la carte, which we did. The food was satisfactory. There are a wide variety of services available at the hotel. Service was very good.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

Our family stayed in Dec 2011, very clean, very humble staff in reception, restaurant, and room service. Excellent value for money, breathe taking atmosphere, right on the beach. Excellent for kids. I will strongly recommend for family to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ideal Beach Resort

Property: Ideal Beach Resort
Address: # 4/ 200, Sagarasree, 3RD Cross, Kapaleeshwarar Nagar, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,834 - ₹ 10,113
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A picturesque resort surrounded by luscious greeneries and a private beach, Ideal Beach Resort offers personalized service, traditional Ayurvedic massage, a mouth-watering dining experience and a relaxing pool; our team does not spare an expense when it comes to guest satisfaction. Merely a stone’s throw away from the historical UNESCO site, Mahabalipuram is easily accessible on foot or by car. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ideal Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Mamallapuram

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