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“Excellent retreat for corporate meetings - except for meeting hall”

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Chariot Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 28 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Let me get straight to the good & bad of the resort

Good:
- Vast open area and not crowded with too many accomodation buildings
- Soothing view from the rooms - if you happened to get one facing the sea. You get a bonus of the excellent garden and spralling swimming pool.
- The pool is huge with ample space on the sides for a realxed day or evening
- This resort has its own beach - what could be better? The sea gets a bit rough though in the evenings. You should not go too far away from the beach
- A nice full fledged bar with a variety of liquor.
- Good food especially breakfast; good variety and fresh
- Immaculate rooms: neat and clean and big; bathrooms and linen were squeaky clean. Fitted with a appropriately sized LCD TV
- Good Staff and nicely laid out reception (spacious)

Bad:
- Meeting rooms: Size and layout not appropriately designed; Shaky furniture & not maintained well compared to the hotel's standard
- Approach road

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Thank eye-saw
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Jayaraman R, General Manager at Chariot Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

It was a pleasure having you stay at Chariot Beach Resort recently and I do hope your stay was comfortable and our services up to the expected standards.

Sir,

We at the Chariot Beach Resort would be honoured to play host to your managers and to your guests in future.

Please feel free to contact me should you require any assistance.

I look forward to personally welcome you back at Chariot Beach Resort.

Thanking you,

Jayaraman R
General Manager

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is the worst hotel to stay in Mahabalipuram, this is expensive and the quality is pathetic. Rooms are dingy, reminds you of ITDC run down hotel, pathetic service. They cant even serve you what you want from the menu. This is my worst hotel stay I have ever gone through.

Room Tip: Look for Radission Blu, much better food, modern hotel and good service. I have stayed there during...
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Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Kishore K
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Jayaraman R, General Manager at Chariot Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

I would like to thank you for the time taken to share your comments and suggestions.

It was a pleasure having you at Chariot Beach Resort recently and we value your feedback on our services.

Though the demands by the guest were beyond the hotel policies yet we have obliged the maximum demands which we were able to accommodate. We have enquired and make sure we correct ourselves.

I appreciate your support and look forward to personally welcome you back at the Chariot Beach Resort.

Thanking you,

Jayaraman R
General Manager

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Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely total rip off, you are better off staying at Taj in Chennai, and drive to Mahabalipuram for sight seeing. Beach not well developed, dangerous. Food is horrible, especially breakfast. Only two star property, no value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Shiv S
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Jayaraman R, General Manager at Chariot Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

I would like to thank you for the time taken to share your comments and suggestions.

It was a pleasure having you at Chariot Beach Resort recently and we value your feedback on our services.

We have enquired and make sure we correct ourselves.

I appreciate your support and look forward to personally welcome you back at the Chariot Beach Resort.

Thanking you,

Jayaraman R
General Manager

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Service of the Hotel is very very Poor.
The management Response , lighting in the Room is also very Bad.
I have no idea why they charge so high when the Service Provided is so Bad.
Not worth Staying at.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank nilesh106
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Jayaraman R, General Manager at Chariot Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

I would like to thank you for the time taken to share your comments and suggestions.

It was a pleasure having you at Chariot Beach Resort recently and we value your feedback on our services.

We have enquired and make sure we correct ourselves.

I appreciate your support and look forward to personally welcome you back at the Chariot Beach Resort.

Thanking you,

Jayaraman R
General Manager

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

It has been our worst hotel experience with rooms that leak, showers that don't have hot water, room service that does not pick up the phone for hours. Even the creamers put in the room are expired. Don't consider this hotel unless it is your last possible option

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Sachbh
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Jayaraman R, General Manager at Chariot Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Dear Sir,

I would like to thank you for the time taken to share your comments and suggestions.

It was a pleasure having you at Chariot Beach Resort recently and we value your feedback on our services.

We have enquired and make sure we correct ourselves.

I appreciate your support and look forward to personally welcome you back at the Chariot Beach Resort.

Thanking you,

Jayaraman R
General Manager

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed here once with kids and inlaws. Had a lot of fun in the pool....especially the evening we spent there was wonderful with nice lighting.

We stayed again as a couple this December. here are my pros and cons

Pros
Swimming Pool - large
location near the shore temple
well spread out property
food was very gud on occasions , but average on others
cottages are lovely
decent spread in breakfast
ideal location for corporate events

Cons
Service level needs improvement , esp during a corporate event we had there
private beach had no lighting in evenings
pool area was sometimes dirty
overall property maintenance needs improvement

overall, worth a visit for the pool and location

Room Tip: Standard rooms are too small, do take the cottages if u can afford it..lovely open air bathrooms
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Small property with a large pool. Located very close to the Shore Temple and Five rathas. We could actually take a walk along the private beach and reach the shore temple. Food is average but really liked their filter coffee. Staff is warm, honest and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chariot Beach Resort

Address: Five Rathas Road | Behind Five Rathas Monument, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanchipuram District > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range: $88 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chariot Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chariot Beach Resort is like a world of its own. Some might even say a perfect world. Located at an elevation, that offers an unmatched panoramic view of the spectacular beach and bay front, the elegantly landscaped resort features sea facing spacious rooms, cottages a few with open to sky showers! and a proudly presenting the bigger swimming pool on the breadth and width of east coast road. No detail has been overlooked and more importantly, is just the way you want. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Chariot Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram
Fortune Chariot Beach Hotel
Fortune Chariot Beach Mahabalipuram

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