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“Home away from Home !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mamalla Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   108, Kovalam Road (East Coast Road), Mahabalipuram 603104, India   |  
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Ranked #11 of 21 hotels in Mahabalipuram
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
“Home away from Home !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This resort has been our regular vacation spot for the last 6 years....We have been visiting this place at least twice a year with our family bcoz of the peaceful ambience......One of the few best places to relax and feel at home...Excellent location, private beach, spacious and clean rooms, a very safe environment, good food, a nice sea facing restaurant , well maintained pool, cheerful and friendly staff are the highlights of this resort...The management has been very successful in retaining their staff...awesome !! gives u a good feeling when u are greeted by familiar staff every time u visit them...almost like family !! On the whole, a perfect and exclusive spot for a beach holiday !!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the swimming pool are the best !!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Excellent value for money . Been a regular visitor with my family as well as with my friends for the past few yrs. The service and the food has improved consistently. Safe place to stay. very friendly staff. Mamalla resort is a place you come back and recommend to your friends and relatives.

Preetha Girish

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Excellent location. Value for money. One should go fo you are looking for r it. Food quality is also good. The restaurant is located on the sea beach. If you are looking forward to have south indian cuisines, then you will definitely enjoy it along with the sea breeze. One of the very few good places to enjoy in Mahabalipuram.

Room Tip: Select a deluxe room, its spacious and good.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

I have been there for my brother's wedding for few days with my European relatives, they as well as we were really satisfied & impressed with theor service at the mamalla beach resort.
The wedding was held on 12/12/12 in this Resort and that is the beautiful moment that we will never forget in our life.
It was around 300 people who attended the wedding ceremony & most of them were excited with the location & other services.

I really thank MD & Manager for bringing the marriage to great success.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

this resort is old , not so well maintained . but the quality of room and food is good. The gardens are not well maintained. no green lawns ,

The rooms are good but not having good view of the beach.

Restaurant is good and the food served is excellent, the arrangements are good and as per their promise.

Pool is well clean and well maintained .

Except for the garden and lawn maintanance everything is good , the service is good but none of them knows even english and its a problem to communicate with them.

Room Tip: As the rooms are not having beach view better to pick pool view rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

You hitch up here to be away from the world and spend a quality time with your loved one and yourself. We have been coming here for some years.
There is no assumed artificial airs in this place. They know when to leave you alone and when to pamper you. And that's what my lady says 'You feel as if you own this place and not that you are a guest here'.
The food is great. If you are here they cook up some magic food to your taste.
I travel a lot and its the same elsewhere. But here the place grows on you. From the service to sleep you feel at peace with yourself. Even though there is so much sand to go around the rooms are spotless.
Good place to for group get together for any purpose official or personal.
Just laze out in the pool for a chill time. Its clean and the kids are safe. And you get your private space in the water. Or you get yourself an ayurvedic massage.
You own the beach here. It has a virgin feel to it. You can just stand there looking at the waves sans the crowd. And our special time is just to stand there late in the evening at the beach and drink in nature.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Once I got off ECR to enter the resort, I wasn't getting a very good feeling - but as the day progressed, I started having a better impression of this place.

My verdict: The place can be good for only two types of experiences - 1) team/family outing (15-20+ people) 2) romantic getaway. As I was here for 1), my good experience here has a lot to do with what I did while I was there. But, coming down to evaluating the resort itself, there is absolutely nothing I can complain about.

1) Open ground with shed and music/PA system with operator - was good - helpful as some team members performed dances and songs
2) Open-air buffet - was good - fortunately the weather was good that day. I was having doubts about the mis-spelt 'pasantha paneer', but the taste was good. Most items in the buffet were good, and some were ok (both North and South Indian). Practically nothing that day was hate-worthy. The story might be different for the ones who had non-veg food.
3) Beach: Absolutely clean and crowd free. Plenty of facilities were provided if people wanted to play games on the beach. Also, the sea facing restaurant alone can be a very good reason to visit this place over and over again.
4) Swimming pool: Clean and nice for a relaxed dip. Not deep enough or large enough for any serious swimming - just good for lying about or splashing around water.

Honestly, I haven't been to any exclusive 'beach resorts' in Chennai, so I don't have a reason to complain about Mamalla - but I guess there could be better ones out there...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mamalla Beach Resort

Address: 108, Kovalam Road (East Coast Road), Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 21 hotels in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mamalla Beach Resort 2.5*
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