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“A friendly place to stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ideal Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India   |  
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Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
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“A friendly place to stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our first stop in Southern India and we were impressed by the friendliness or all the staff, nothing was a problem, they helped us out on what to eat at breakfast, which was beautiful food, very clean and service fast and efficient.
We had a deluxe room that was reasonably big with a porch with table and two chairs.
Pool was very clean and maintained and had a large relaxing area around it. Bikes are available to rent, very cheap.
Beach at front of resort is clean and lovely to walk on.
I would recommend this resort to stay.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Chris,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination! We are honoured to be your first destination throughout your south Indian route. We thank you for all the positive remarks regarding our staff as well as the service provided.
As for the room, we are glad that you appreciated the surroundings of your room. We thank you for the positive feedback provided regarding the pool. In fact, we have recently renovated the pool which is currently open for use.
We are fortunate to have a pleasant private beach for our guests to enjoy and we are glad that you did too. See you soon! Have a good day.

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were friends with families for a weekend at ideal beach resorts. We were assigned nearby rooms and they were very close to the beach which was really cool ! We were all welcomed with garland and welcome drink and the check in was really smooth. We enjoyed the evening with wonderful time at the beach and then a tasty dinner. We didn't have buffet that day and we went for a la carte which had a really wide spread varieties of veg and non- veg. The dishes were really good and tasted delicious. The service was really good. The rooms were really spacious and neatly maintained. Just a small disappointment, the linens could have been better coz they had very tiny holes in some places. Breakfast buffet was really good with widespread varieties ranging from indian,srilanka and continental. There was a live aapam, dosa and omelette counter. The lunch and dinner buffet was good. The service is good when the crowd is average or minimum, when it starts to increase they find it really hard to cater the needs of all. The new manager Rajendran was really good trying to satisfy all the guest with a pleasing smile and greetings. Very important part is the swimming pool which is top class standard, it's maintained really well and it's always clean. The kids enjoyed to the fullest extend at the pool. The place is kept really clean. The beach is also maintained well with life guard at your service all the time. I would have given five stars except for the lunch and dinner buffet. But overall it's an ideal place for a weekend with clean rooms, beach and pool. Why wait go for it and enjoy!

Room Tip: Rooms near the beach and deluxe sea facing rooms are awesome. If you go for a standard room 41,42,43...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear sir,
Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway!! We would like to express our appreciation for sharing your “Ideal” holiday experience with us. In addition to that, we are truly glad that you liked the traditional south Indian welcome also known as the “Ideal” welcome provided by our staff.
We here at “Ideal” group of resorts constantly strive to provide the finest hospitality possible and we are glad that you were satisfied with the level of service extended by our staff. We are also glad that you appreciated the vicinity of your room. In reference to the bed sheet, please know that we have replaced all the sheets with brand new ones.
We receive lots of positive feedback regarding our buffet during breakfast and we are glad that you enjoyed it as well. Mr Rajendran is indeed a new edition to our “Ideal” family and we are pleased that you were satisfied with his deliverance as the restaurant manager.
As for the swimming pool, we are content that your family had a good time and appreciated it as well. Please know that we have renovated our pools (adult & child) a tinge just last week. We do hope to see you very soon to further indulge in greater heights of hospitality. Have a good day!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a business conference. The rooms have a nice view. Spacious restaurant. Though the food taste and variety is targeted more towards foreigners, who were plenty. Room was very clean and so was the bathroom. Overall, a good stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Aditya,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal beach Resort as your holiday destination!! Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at our Mahaballipuram chain. With positive comments like yours, our team will stay motivated to further provide greater heights of hospitality.
All in all, we are glad that you had a great stay with us. And we do hope to see you soon. Have a good day!!

With Warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you enjoy the beaches, this is an ideal place to be for your vacation. The resort is located close to the beach and you have direct access to the beach. The beach side is well developed with a lot of trees to rest by the beach even in sun.

It is best to avoid summer, as the east coast gets really hot and you may not be able to enjoy the beach all day.

The resort is well maintained and the staff makes sure that you get personal attention.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Manoj,


Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!
We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway!! To begin, we would like to acknowledge all the positive feedback provided in regards to your stay at our property. We do take great pride in having our own private beach which entitles guests to having full access to the beach.
To add, we are pleased that you were satisfied with the level of hospitality and service provided by our staff. See you soon!! Have a great day!

With Warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The best resort as far as approach to beach matters. It has its own private area on the beach.
The natural way in which the resort is planned is very good.

The people are just wonderful. The rooms are toooo gooood.

Safe and secure area, next to the sea, great food, value for money and everything else that you want from a family holiday.

Room Tip: Go for the beach side rooms. They are good!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Kumar,

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 with us. It brings us great satisfaction to obtain such positive remarks from guests which makes here at “Ideal” group of resorts worthy of our name.
We here at Ideal Group of Resorts constantly strive to provide the finest hospitality possible and it brings us great joy in knowing that you were pleased with the level of services extended to you by our staff.
We do hope to see you soon. Have a good day!!

With warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for the last 10 years. ...
We absolutely love the warm staff that manage this little getaway. Feels like coming home.
One of the best things about coming to Ideal Beach is the standards they maintain.
Last weekend we visited and I was very annoyed to see other guests completely ignoring the rules of the pool and swimming in their daily "house" clothing. What complete morons. So I complained to the management. They politely came out and asked the entire family to please wear proper swimming attire and the guest started yelling and screaming that he paid 20k to enjoy the resort especially the pool. WHO CARES if you spend any amount of money if you can't follow the rules. Nobody wants to swim with you and your nasty clothes. It's a health hazard that is recognized and respected all over the world.

I was very pleased with the response from the management and the fact they uphold their standards.

My family and our friends who we bring to this resort are never disappointed with the love and customer service rendered.

For the ones that complain " the ones from the 17th June" maybe you should stay away from this place. ...because it's people like you who bring down a fantastic resort and it's name...take your money elsewhere.

Your faithful patrons!
Zach family!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Madam,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination! Firstly, we would like to extend our appreciation for sharing your “Ideal” experience with us. To add, we are beyond pleased to receive feedback from our regular guests, especially one who has been visiting our property for the past 10 years!!
We thank you for the kind gesture extended about the way our management runs the property as well as the standards maintained. On behalf of the management, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused in reference to the swimming attire and the clamour caused by the pool.
To conclude, we are glad that you took the time to share your holiday experience with us. We do hope to see you soon to further indulge in greater heights of “Ideal” hospitality. Have a good day!!

With Warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

i have seen better hotels. whats to complain about? well nothing really... whats to be thrilled about? again nothing... its an average hotel - average rooms, average amenities, average service, average gym, average conference facilities, average wifi... two things that standout among the average are - very bad food and highly overpriced...
so what if they greet you with a fruit juice and shell necklace when you check in? after that the experience is very average. the beach is of course excellent...

Room Tip: all rooms are equally pedestrian... if possible avoid the first floor rooms - if its all pedestrian...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 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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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Mr. Anand,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway! We thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your stay at our property. Ideal Beach Resort is always complimented on our lovely property, private beach as well as our amenities.
In regards to your comment about the wifi at our property, please know that we have upgraded the speed as well as connectivity of it to better suffice our guest’s needs. As for food, we have always been appreciated for the variety and sumptuous meals prepared by our chefs. As for pricing, Ideal Beach Resort is a large property that has to be maintained and kept at a certain levels therefore our pricing has to be of a specific price range.
All in all, we thank you for your feedback and we do hope to see you very soon. Have a great day ahead!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Additional Information about Ideal Beach Resort

Address: East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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