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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was excellent. The property is neatly maintained with closeness to beach. The room service is responsive and adequate. The food quality in restaurant is good but expensive. If the Food is more competitively price, then people will have 100% satisfaction for the stay. The security is adequate and suitable for family time. The people in the reception are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Ideal Beach Resort many times over the past 7 years. The resort is owned and managed by 3 generations of a family that takes your best interests to their hearts. A large and state of the art kitchen has been added in the past year and the food that is made there is even tastier... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice or thrice before on Company weekends,This time around it was a family get together` that took us for a weekend to Ideal Beach. As I have reviewed Ideal Beach twice before, I will not get too much into details. Not withstanding the fact that the resort is looking a bit dated at places, it continues... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On an impulse we decided to get take a break and spend a day which we extended to two days in Mahabalipuram! We had a great relaxing time. The pool was lovely, the sea swimming exciting and the rooms comfortable. The restaurant food was not that great but the staff was very sweet and welcoming. Great place to chill and... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Ideal beach resort, as its name... ideal for perfect weekend if your target is to just laze around in beach and pool... Resort is located just in front of beach and almost private with no maddening crowd of Mahabalipuram beach. Beach have good facility of showering and wash rooms to serve guest coming after dip in sea. Many resorts (atleast... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure about the place when we booked it as I had seen the place about 8 years back. Surprise suprise... That is what I felt. It is an old property and age of the place is visible in certain areas. But the location, service and food made up for it. Descent place and appropriately maintained. The place was packed... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Me and my buds planned a short get-together at this resort over the weekend, I must say the weekend was awesome! Overall experience: We checked in on a saturday afternoon at around 4 pm. We were welcomed with a garland each (Hawai style!) and juice. That set the ball rolling! What followed was tremendous fun at the swimming pool, football,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We were here on a family marriage. Mid size resort with direct access to beach. Staff here understand only tamil and communication is a bit of issue. Rooms are well maintained with all modern facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Ideal Beach Resort...how we miss you!!!! It was easy to decide to come back in 2016 after a most memorable vacation in 2009. When you have a patient needing a place to recover, you want an exceptionally clean, quiet, beautiful place at the very least. Ideal went beyond our expectations both times. Right from arrival...they picked us from the hospital... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

beautiful place, comfortable rooms and delicious fresh food. We had amazing time, and the staff helped us with everything we needed. Tenzin, our waiter in every dinner, gave us the best treatment and recommendations. Pulithevan, our driver for 3 days who works for the hotel drove us safely, took us to great restaurants along the way,and explained about different sites.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Ideal Beach Resort

Address: East Coast Road, Devaneri Village, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range: $95 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
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