Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Birmingham, UK
Good hotel, good locationPosted Jul 24, 2015
Pros: Most things
Cons: Bath in our room needed fixing. (we don't use bath, so no real bother to us)
Location: nice sea view, temples, silk weaving, and Chennai
Comfortable, good facilities, good service, nice food, excellent location, reasonable cost
for Couplesby A verified traveler from 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 Paolo from Trieste
Qualità OK, rapporto qualità / prezzo un pò bassoPosted Feb 12, 2015 on Hotels
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
for Getaway With Friendsby A verified traveler
Good beach location; expected more for the pricePosted Aug 20, 2014 on Hotels
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.
by A verified traveler
Not at all IdealPosted Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Staff is friendly and nice (mostly). Rooms are quite large sized
Cons: Make it more of a retreat, more peaceful for guests. Better upkeep and maintenance. Ping pong table was covered with frog/gecko feces.
Very crowded, and made worse by the fact that the hotel rents out space to big parties from Chennai on weekends (ie people not staying in the hotel). They have a few drinks, play loud music, maybe play volleyball outside your room. Not at all relaxing. Playing fields (where children ran around playing barefoot) was full of rusty nails. My son stepped on a rusty nail and had to get a tetanus shot. Lots of renovation/maintenance work going on at the hotel at all hours: Saturday night dinner at the restaurant, Friday afternoon by the pool, etc. Staff were friendly and accommodating and seemed to try their best (and rooms are decent), but overall was not a relaxing or pleasant experience at all.
for Getaway With Friendsby paulnelle from Chennai
I was expecting a little bit more for the pricePosted Jul 12, 2014 on Hotels
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 Suzann from 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.