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No.68 East Raja Street (Behind SBI-ATM), Mahabalipuram 603 104, India (Formerly Mahabs Inn)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Pune, India
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“hotel facing arjuna penance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The location of the hotel is great . it is located right next to the bus stand which makes all the tourist places in mahabalipuram accessible on foot. we stayed at room 201 for a day . breakfast was complimentary but the spread wasnt very great . enjoyed my time at the pool. however one advise to the hotel admin is to spend on maintainence and change the old ac sets in the room. also pay some attention to the bathroom fixtures as well. otherwise decent place , ok food.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Disappointed. After booking 3 days with them they put us in a bad room with an old window noisy a/c that didn't work probably. Finally the a/c stopped working so they were forced to put us in a better room with a modern a/c unit. Rooms aren't that big. Furniture is ok. Breakfast is ok-they will make you an omelette-the rest of the food is indian. The coffee is instant. Not much food choices but service was good. The pool is near the restaurant & some of the rooms so other people can see you. I like Sea Breeze hotel's pool much better it has a fence. I was disappointed that they would deliberately put us in a bad room. Also the facet in bathroom was broke. The TV has some English channels. I would say Mamalla Heritage Mamallapuram Hotel is the best. It has a pool & 3 restaurants & an a/c room. Sea Breeze hotel is nice too. We ate at their restaurant -priced are good compared to other places. That's the problem with booking online they think they can treat you any old way at Hotel Mahabs. You have to walk to the beach about 10-15 minutes. Beach is dirty with trash on it & horse & cow dung. Waves are very strong so you can't really enjoy it. Many Indians are on holiday the month of May so it is very crowded & at the pools at the hotels also.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I was a very good stay. Food outside is not great. Hotel food is Ok. Good location and nice pool. We were able to cover all main attractions easily. This Hotel does not have a beach front. There are several other hotels in similar price range having beach front.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We family of 5 people including 2 kids stayed for 2 nights here.We booked a two rooms suite which is above the reception.
Pros :
- Very good location. Walkable to beach, Temple and Sightseeing places.
- Well maintained Swimming pool.
- Friendly Hotel workers.
- They arranged us a refrigerator at room immediately.
- Hen Pen, Doves and Fish tank engaged kids to play.
- Flexible breakfast buffet.
- Room prices are reasonable
- Power Back up is good and they activate it on time without troubling us.
Cons:
- Food is not good here.Except A2B restaurant all other restaurants are not good.So dnt expect too much good food here in mahabalipuram.
- Stairs to our room is not secure.
- Non-AC restaurant in this hotel is very sultry even in morning breakfast time.

Overall We love the stay.We will surely recommend people to stay here.

Room Tip: If u want two rooms suite then choose the room above reception.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed overnight while travelling to Pondicherry and i think that was enough to see the main attractions. The Hotel has good sized rooms, specially the deluxe rooms which open to the swimming pool. Nice clean pool but they close it very early..The location is good and walking distance to both the market, sights and the beach. The food was just average. The staff was keen to help. Was not expecting five star service or refinement at this price point. It would not take much from them to improve the presentation and service a little bit and then maybe it can expect a 5 star.

Room Tip: ground floor rooms near the pool are good...choose first floor if you want more privacy.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We chose this hotel based on reviews from Tripadvisor, but the hotel is nowhere close to what is expected when a price of about 2500/day is paid. The rooms are quite ordinary and not very clean. It has a pool that is okay. The staff in the restaurant in the hotel are not very helpful or even courteous. The location is quite central to everything in Mahabalipuram. But for that we did not find anything nice about the place. It does have parking in the premises, but not covered.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Hotel is about as central as you can get in the town - tucked down a short road near the bus station. Rooms and restaurant arranged around a very attractive pool, shielded from the noise and bustle of a busy main road. Trees and exotic plants, birds, it all seems to good to be true. The room we had was spacious and very well-appointed. Sadly, there seems to be little or no communication between the various members of staff. Hand in room keys early morning and ask for the room to be cleaned "Yes, sir, straight away" - 4.00pm and the room hasn't been touched! This happened three times! All water to the room was turned off twice during our stay - once while I was actually in the shower! No apology, no explanation, nothing!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40

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