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Ideal Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is situated close to the beach and has a large, deep, L-shaped swimming pool and a baby pool. There is a well-stocked shop with tourist stuff. The restaurant has a large menu, and service is very good, under the direction of Rajendra, the Restaurant Manager. There was live Indian music one evening while we ate, which was lovely.... More

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

Dear Ms. Sylvia, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination!! We thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at our Mahabalipuram property. We are beyond content that you appreciated the facilities available at our resort. Mr. Rajendran is indeed a treasured member of the “Ideal” family and he... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing beach view.. Clean and scerene environment.. Hospitable staff. . Quick response.. Buffet was below expectations.. Limited variety.. Lacks the Wow factor.. Ala cart take longer delivery.. Quantities are sufficient.. Not really worth the money..

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

Dear Nitin, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination! We would like to express our gratitude for the time spared to share your reviews regarding your holiday experience with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the view as well as the service delivered by our staff. We almost always... More

Nantes, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is really well situated on the beach. The restaurant is excellent with good selection and excellent service. The room was "OK", the price being justified by the beach location. definately up market.

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

Dear Sir, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway!! To begin, we are pleased to hear your feedback regarding your stay with us. We take great pride in our private beach and we are pleased that you enjoyed it. In addition to that we are glad that you enjoyed the... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its awsem place here near by beach, and offcourse this hotel is situated by near beach,,,,so its very nice to get view from this hotel itself to beach...........in the terms of hospetality everyone will be having nice and memorable............my trip was very nice ....overall its very good to be stay here

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

Dear Mr. rafiq, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination!! We would like to extend our gratitude for sharing your comments regarding your stay at our Mahabalipuram property. It brings us great joy in knowing that you enjoyed the view and atmosphere of our private beach. To add, we are... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two nights here, and would have stayed longer had we known what a great place right on the beach this was. The standard of the accommodation was excellent and clean. Staff were most helpful without being imposing. Food was very good, and they were prepared to cook food that was off the menu if required. This we appreciated as... More

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

Dear Mr. Stephen, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your R&R destination!! We are appreciative for all the positive remarks provided regarding your stay with us. To begin, we are thrilled that you had a comfortable stay with us. We here at Ideal Group of Resorts consistently strive to provide the finest... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I'm happy that I did spend a great time here & my overall experience was really good except that I was shocked to see that others bills were wrongly added to my bill. After I highlighted the staffs realised that it was a mistake, but did not felt sorry for it. The staffs should be more careful on such things... More

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

Dear Mr. Ram, Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!! We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your R&R destination of choice! To begin, we would like to express our gratitude for sharing your “Ideal” holiday experience with us. We are thrilled that you had an amazing stay here with us. In reference to the mishap that occurred during the... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This hotel is really great. The beach is beautiful at sunset and it is so well located being away from the craziness of Chennai but close to the fantastic temples of Mahabilpuram. The staff in the restaurant were amongst the most capable and friendly people we met on our trip.

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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 are appreciative of the positive remarks provided regarding your stay at our property. We take great pride in our resort’s private beach which secluded and calm. We are glad that you were satisfied with the service delivered on our... More

Atlanta, GA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We recently moved to Chennai and through friends found this place. Awesome beachfront location. Clean beach with umbrellas and chairs. Also an excellent swimming pool with great food and drink service. The Resort has a cottage feel and we really felt relaxed with our 5 year old son running around the property. Since it's less than 30 minutes from our... 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 R&R destination!! We appreciate you taking the time to share your “Ideal” holiday experience with our team. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing stay at our property and that you enjoyed our private beach as well. In addition... More

Auroville, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Rooms are large, clean and with a great view. The reservation and reception teams have been extremely friendly and accomodation. F&B offers good variety of food and the service is very good. General atmosphere is very much a resort surrounding - and not like a commercial undertaking.

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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 our team. To begin, we are glad that you liked the surrounding of your room. We here at Ideal Group of resorts strive to provide greater heights of hospitality and... More

Bangalore, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had one of the best vacation here. The property is a big plus, restaurant served good sea food. Mr Rajendaran (Restaurant Mgr) and his team did a splendid job in taking care of not only us but all the guest. The beach being mostly private was a nice place to relax. kids also enjoyed as the beach was not... 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 express our gratitude for sharing your feedback regarding your stay with us. Firstly, we are content that you enjoyed the fresh sea food served at our property. Mr Rajendran is indeed a valued member of the... 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*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Ideal Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Mamallapuram

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