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Hotel Mahabs

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No.68 East Raja Street (Behind SBI-ATM), Mahabalipuram 603 104, India (Formerly Mahabs Inn)
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Hotel Mahabs
Ranked #10 of 22 hotels in Mahabalipuram
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kochi (Cochin), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcome reception was good and faster . No hassles or long delays in check in . Rooms were clean .Entire hotel is around lots of tress which is full of fresh air. Rooms which i was in did not have mosquitoes . Restaurant was soooo good - All dishes are prepare fresh and you can feel the same when it... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After travelling in dirty but ( cheap) guesthouses, this came as breath of fresh air . Rooms very clean , breakfast is nice and the swimming pool is divine!!!!! Yes there are mosquitoes . Don't forget you re in India !!! And there is a swimming pool nearby so it's normal ! Make sure you bring a mosquito plug or... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed in Hotel Mahabs for two nights while touring India solo on a motorcycle, and had a good experience overall. The staff are very friendly, always willing to help out or just to chat. There is a large, clean swimming pool and a good restaurant on site, which along with the spacious balconies make for a relaxing stay. Things... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Simple rooms (each with relaxed balcony area), close to the centre of town and beach, walkable to the main sights, local restaurants and shopping. Restaurant and breakfast is quite good. However the rooms are tired-looking and hot water was erratic. A decent option if you are on a budget and location is the main priority.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've been to this place about a few times when I take off a break to go to Mahabalipuram for the weekend. This is by far been really good an experience. Comfortable rooms which are well illuminated and air conditioned. I've stayed in the standard and the deluxe rooms here and I personally enjoyed the deluxe room for the setup... More

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134 reviews 134 reviews
53 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were a little hesitant when our manager at Chettinad Court suggested we stay at Hotel Mahab.....because of all the poor reviews written here. But we were in for a very pleasant surprise. Had a great stay at Hotel Mahab....our room on the 2nd floor was huge, perfect working A/C, bright sunlight streaking thru the curtains ...trees outside the windows...bathroom... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We paid extra for a superior room, which was pleasant enough, but unbelievably noisy for most of the night, as there was a coach stopping place just outside the hotel, and groups of local tourists/pilgrims in huge numbers were cooking and socializing under our window. I realize the hotel can do nothing about this, and they did change us to... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
19 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Where do I start? We didn't want or need AC, so we took a non AC room, but these people have no concern for the two non AC rooms they have. It rained during the night and we had water literally pouring down the walls. The following day we complained and they moved us to the room next door, then... More

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Huddersfield, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Mahabs for 2 nights in January 2013. I had booked a DeLuxe air conditioned room including breakfast.We were allocated Room 205 which was on the first floor. The room was large and spacious but quite dark as you could not pull the curtains back as people walked over your balcony to their rooms. The room... More

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Bangalore, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Had been to this hotel in Dec 2014 and had a very worst experience. Traveled with wife and two kids. Since kids were not ok with AC had to take a non ac room. By evening the room was filled with mosquitoes. I tried calling reception starting from night 11 and non one attended the call. Thought of walking to... More

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Address: No.68 East Raja Street (Behind SBI-ATM), Mahabalipuram 603 104, India (Formerly Mahabs Inn)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
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