I booked my room via Cleartrip.com and used a coupon for a discount so I got a reasonable deal for 3 nights. I booked a standard room but they upgraded me to a deluxe room upon checking in which I appreciate. The room was spacious, clean and upscale.
However, the property itself is average and the cost of food is ridiculous. The taste is average. Did not try out the complimentary breakfast buffet so can't comment on that. The swimming pool seemed clean and decent by the looks of it (did not swim).
Note: They advertised a gym which was one of the main reasons for picking this property but I found out they they were being deceptive. All they had was a dysfunctional, rusting "multi-gym" out in the open in the pool area. So if you are like me and a short workout in the gym is important to you during your stay, avoid this property at all costs.
This property is about 2 km away from the town center and autos charge ridiculous amounts (Rs. 100-150) for a one-way trip so keep that in mind.
The property also seems to lack proper security. It is fenced by the beach but there is a small gate in the fence leading to the beach and it seems anybody can walk in through there. I did not notice any security keeping a watch on who was passing through that gate.
- 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