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Hotel Mahabs

No.68 East Raja Street (Behind SBI-ATM), Mahabalipuram 603 104, India (Formerly Mahabs Inn)
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Hotel Mahabs
Ranked #13 of 21 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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53 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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39 hotel reviews
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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 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

hotel has a nice garden, with clean pool, recling chairs and restaurant with OK food, but dirty and noisy (A/C) room, no warm water, leaking taps, just not good enough for a comforatble stay, too bad!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This hotel has big pros and big cons - the good points are its location in the centre of town, close to great vegetarian restaurant, within easy walking distance of the amazing stone carvings and a fantastic pool surrounded by lush trees and backed by a colourful mural. The negatives are the rooms - I knew they would be basic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I will be honest - we really fancied a couple of days in Mamallapuram but none of the accommodation options appealed. We didn't want to stay in the more upmarket resorts as they are far from the actual town. Eventually we settled on Hotel Mahabs which we knew would be the most basic of the places we were staying on... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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