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Ideal Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Ranked #3 of 21 hotels in Mahabalipuram
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
24 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first stop in Southern India and we were impressed by the friendliness or all the staff, nothing was a problem, they helped us out on what to eat at breakfast, which was beautiful food, very clean and service fast and efficient. We had a deluxe room that was reasonably big with a porch with table and two... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were friends with families for a weekend at ideal beach resorts. We were assigned nearby rooms and they were very close to the beach which was really cool ! We were all welcomed with garland and welcome drink and the check in was really smooth. We enjoyed the evening with wonderful time at the beach and then a tasty... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a business conference. The rooms have a nice view. Spacious restaurant. Though the food taste and variety is targeted more towards foreigners, who were plenty. Room was very clean and so was the bathroom. Overall, a good stay.

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy the beaches, this is an ideal place to be for your vacation. The resort is located close to the beach and you have direct access to the beach. The beach side is well developed with a lot of trees to rest by the beach even in sun. It is best to avoid summer, as the east coast... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best resort as far as approach to beach matters. It has its own private area on the beach. The natural way in which the resort is planned is very good. The people are just wonderful. The rooms are toooo gooood. Safe and secure area, next to the sea, great food, value for money and everything else that you want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been coming here for the last 10 years. ... We absolutely love the warm staff that manage this little getaway. Feels like coming home. One of the best things about coming to Ideal Beach is the standards they maintain. Last weekend we visited and I was very annoyed to see other guests completely ignoring the... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

i have seen better hotels. whats to complain about? well nothing really... whats to be thrilled about? again nothing... its an average hotel - average rooms, average amenities, average service, average gym, average conference facilities, average wifi... two things that standout among the average are - very bad food and highly overpriced... so what if they greet you with a... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is my third stay at Ideal in the last 4 years. When I entered in around 9 pm, I found no one at the reception. I had to hunt for someone to help me. Once I got hold of one, I was able to get the receptionist. Next, the bath accessories are showing the ageing signs. Also I see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A good resort with a nice ambience. This was our second visit. The attitude of the staff were very good. They were friendly and willing to go the extra mile for guest comfort. The beach access was good. The vegetarian part of the food was excellent and not very expensive considering the other resorts in the area. One thing that... More

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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort !!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination! We would like to extend our deepest appreciation for taking the time to share your “Ideal” holiday experience with us. We thank you for your positive and motivational feedback about the attitude of our staff. In reference to your comment... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was our first place ever in India and what a pleasant experience it was. Even though we arrived at 2.00am we still received a special welcome of fruit cocktails and garlands of jasmine. We had booked a triple room but were given a double room. The extra bed was quickly set up and extra towels and glassware delivered. Breakfast... More

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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway! We thank you for sharing your “Ideal” holiday experience with us. It brings us great satisfaction knowing that you appreciated our traditional south Indian welcome. To add, we were more than happy to provide u with a scrumptious Indian breakfast... More

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Address: East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Beach Resort 3*
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Ideal Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Mamallapuram

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram #3 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
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