Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom NOIRMOUTIER FRANCE
Nice hotel close the beach, the staff very kindlyPosted Mar 2, 2015
Site relaxed, friendly, the pool is very clean, also very nice.
by A verified traveler
one of the best hotels I have stayed in.Posted Feb 16, 2015
Excellent. On the beach. Expedia wants me to write more.
for Couplesby Paolofrom Trieste
Qualità OK, rapporto qualità / prezzo un pò bassoPosted Feb 12, 2015 on Hotels.com
Pernottamento di una sola notte. Buon servizio di ricevimento e colazione. Stanza nel corpo centrale dell'hotel, un pò rumorosa. Bagno senza finestra ma con zanzariera.
for Couplesby Chantal
Posted Jan 26, 2015 on Hotels.com
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Good beach location; expected more for the pricePosted Aug 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is a good beach resort about an hour south of Chennai and about 15 min from Mahabalipurum's main sites. Checkin and checkout were pretty fast and easy, although someone mixed up our bill and came after us saying we still owed something, which was embarassing in the parking lot (and also not true--- their error). The room was comfy, clean and well appointed with good modern bathroom, and the front terrace was lovely but didn't overlook the ocean (looked at a lawn and a wall around the property). Meals were all buffet and good diversity with average quality and presentation---and be sure to go early as quantity runs out. The private beach area is great-- basic huts and hammocks and chairs are all convenient, and the little beach restaurant is basic but fine (and closes at 18h). The pool and surrounding area is pretty small and is jammed with kids and families from morning to closing. The area was very crowded-- lots of people everywhere. For almost 9,000 INR per room (deluxe) per night including taxes, i expected much more.....and will look elsewhere next time.
for Getaway With Friendsby paulnellefrom Chennai
I was expecting a little bit more for the pricePosted Jul 12, 2014 on Hotels.com
It is good. But for the same money you get at other places a little bit more than just good. The rooms are clean and comfortable enough but you can see, that they are old. For example you would not expect these simple door systems or an empty fridge called "Minibar". On the other hand the service was quite good and the staff friendly and helpfull. so, as I said, it was good.
for Everyoneby Suzannfrom Seattle
Very comfortable hotel, friendly helpful staffPosted Sep 2, 2013
Pros: This is the authentic Indian experience, family owned. Great beach. While away the time relaxing, watch the sunrise and the fishing boats landing.
Cons: An air conditioned option for dining.
Location: Lots of temples and stone carver shops in Mahabalipuram.
My partner & I loved staying here. The staff was top notch, always helpful and friendly, anticipating our needs, taking the time to do little "extras" that were not required. The swimming pool was wonderful. Massages good. Beach well cared for. The food was very authentic Indian and delicious. Huge variety of delicious offerings for their buffet breakfasts & lunches. I also tried the breakfast buffet at nearby Radisson Blu and rank the one at Ideal Beach Resort was MUCH better (and WAY cheaper). We came at the hottest time of the year and the electricity cycled on and off a few times a day (not unusual in India, so can't fault them for that). The rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable. The only thing you should be aware of is the dining room area is open air to the outdoors (covered so you don't get rained on and wired sides so the birds don't come land on your plate), so it is quite warm. Their are many overhead fans to keep the air moving, but if it's 100 Degrees F outside, that still leaves me sweating profusely and uncomfortably hot. If that's an issue for you, go at a cooler time of year.