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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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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

A friend from London and I came to Chennai for a workshop and decided to stay on for a couple of days to visit Mahabalipuram. We booked this resort through expedia. Firstly we booked sea facing rooms and paid extra but were disappointed-the sea facing rooms are not at al facing the sea. They face a green lawn and if... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location by the sea and the beautifully designed cottages and gardens were well maintained. The menu for the buffet and a la carte were excellent. A wide variety of Chettinad, Ceylonese and Kerala cuisine made our group look forward to the next meal with eager anticipation. The hotel staff went out of their way to please us and the... More 

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Aveiro, Portugal
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everybody at reception was helpful, friendly and we were given a garland, a cool towel after our journey and a glass of fresh chilled grape juice. After the usual check in we were shown to our room (303) which had a lovely outside “porch” with two loungers and a table to sit out and relax over views of the garden... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the beach. Our room was large and comfortable and the bathroom huge, but dated and a little run down. We visited the shore temple and five rathas in the morning which are amazing to visit. Beware the 'guides' who agree a price then try to double it at the end!... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ideal Beach Resort is just the ticket if you want to chill out after relentlessly doing temples all over south India. Set right on the beach, it also has a really nice pool. The rooms are large and comfortable, with little patios, and with hot water, a/c and wi-fi. Service is attentive and pleasant. We found the buffet breakfast... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed at this resort for 4 days hd a very pleasant and relaxing stay . its a perfect place to stay with excellent food and staff is very friendly courteous always helpful. swimming pool very clean . the standard rooms can be made better with upgraded furniture and better bathrooms . breakfast buffet has ample of choice for vegetarians... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room 36 - top floor with balcony overlooking garden and beach view. First impressions very favourable. Great bed and pillows for a good night's sleep. Little noisy in the early morning from property next door playing loud music. Excellent hot water shower, though it was slow to drain. Problems also with aircon on arrival, but both were fixed promptly when... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our 2 nights here. Good accommodation, free wifi, friendly staff, well kept gardens. Clean private beach is a real bonus. Good fun buying sarongs from local traders and watching colourful fishing boats. Breakfast and a la carte menu good, but evening buffet could be better. One of the highlights was flambé dessert, the flames were very impressive! Had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekend getaway from Chennai. Had a pleasant stay. Perfect place to stay away from busy life. Ordinary room and food, but an amazing location to rejuvenate your mood. Private beach, well maintained pool, take tennis and gym makes it a more better place to relax

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this resort for one night to visit the Pallava monuments. The hotel is spread over a couple of acres of pretty gardens going down to the beach and the sea. The rooms were in two storey chalets with balconies or verandas looking out over the gardens or the ocean. The room was large, clean with a comfortable... 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram

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