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“Waste of time and money!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Bay Beach Resort

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Blue Bay Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   ECR, Vadanemmili | Thiruporur, Mahabalipuram 600008, India   |  
Hotel amenities
Chennai
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Waste of time and money!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We had such a high expectation of this place, having been recommended by a close friend.
We spent a weekend here and this place was pretty bare.

No restaurant, room service took a lot of time and not a lot of choices too. There was no proper hot water in the bathroom as well.

Eventually we left early on sunday as we could not stay there for long.

Not to mention, our sea facing room was not at all sea facing even though we asked for one.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We stayed here on a weekday and loved it. The wooden cottages were new and sported excellent fittings. Peaceful beach and the Guards were quite accomodative yet firm when reasoning with guests. Pool was clean and inviting. Food was excellent but didnt have some dishes mentioned in the menu. Despite the fact that the resort was mostly empty, the lights were on beyond 10/11 PM which was encouraging. Check in and out were smooth and they even accepted a cancellation without a second word. Overall a memorable weekend for us.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

On-line map is TOTALLY misleading. Blue Bay Beach resort hotel is 15 km out of Mahalibalipuram. It is the Chennai-side of the Crocodile Park. You feel trapped in the evening with nothing to do. Air conditioning is nice and cool. We changed hotels to be in Mahalibalipuram. If we had booked through the website I would be suing them.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chennai
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

there is is a lot i can write for this one
1. they were most helpful in helping me put together the proposal as it was for a school reunion and i had strict budgets and logistics issues and they were so patient and accommodating when i needed it. and even did part of my administrative work of sending me the quotes in a format i could just forward- its a great help, trust me. not just UMA the person who was co-ordinating but everybody else too, whenever she was not there.
2. They have this 'jeevs' like manager JOHN, who is always there when you need him and not otherwise; makes everyone feel attended too, demanding friends and stressed out mothers, all included, and never heard him say NO.
3. Then there was the signing and signing out of people and closing all individual bills, all done to the "T' with just one instruction-wonderful to have things done the way they are told to be done. at least in INDIA, a nasty surprise in never unexpected
4. FINALLY, the best part -there were a few request for a reversal of charge due to my error of information, but after the stay when the request was made, the refund was given in half a day! now thats a place you love, dont you.
5. just so that you dont think that i am a fake review for the praises i am showering on them, i will also share what we thought maybe was not a great idea- the resort had huge no of multiple day trip guys who just stormed the place so it kind of took away from the texture of the place and the experience. would ask them to avoid if possible, however understand the needs of a business.
But the last word be said- for the price they charge they really delivered a much superior experience.
Hats of the JOHN (you were great, and everywhere and every time) & Uma (you were most helpful but its sad that i didnt get meet you in person)

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

It was a good experience in BlueBay Beach Resort. My team and myself welcomed with juice. Staff has fullfilled all our requirements and took special care. Food and accomodation was worth the money and Food also taste. My team and myself has enjoyed very well in the swimming pool and as well as valleyball.
Foreigners are also well treated in this place. It was very Good experience on the whole.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Hyderabad, India
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

Please do not go by the website. The web page contains nothing which is actually present there. The ambience and cleanliness is pathetic. Even the food was not that great.
On top of this the pools were dirty and the cottages were too close to each other and no privacy.
Food was also not that great.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2010

The resort is a must avoid especially for families. I had travelled with my family on 13th Nov a weekend.. The photos shown in the website were taken when the hotel was constructed, The current condition is pathetic and lacks cleanliness in all ways.. They allow students to come in for daily picnics.. They roam around the place and make hell lot of noise, play in the pool, drink alcohol in the open so that its very difficult even to walk with family, The private beach is just 3 to 4 mtrs wide and it is ill kept with all sort of litter. I had booked a cottage and its just a single room.. They just call it cottage thats all.. I lost my money and the trip just because I chose this hotel.. Should avoid this hotel at all occasions..

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Bay Beach Resort

Address: ECR, Vadanemmili | Thiruporur, Mahabalipuram 600008, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Bay Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Blue Bay Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram

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