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“Convenient Location” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Mahabs
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Chennai, India
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Convenient Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Hotel is located in the centre of the town so all the places of attraction can be reached by walking..very near to the bus stand just 5 min walk from the bus stand. Rooms are clean and well maintained but slightly overpriced. Food and the service at the Restaurant is not great and can be rated below average. Room service takes a very long time. Staffs at the reception are more helpful and friendly. Overall convenient place to stay for a day or two. We had booked a cab from the hotel on the way return to Chennai, we were only females and were not to clear about the directions, the driver provided by the hotel management was not cooperative and was very annoying.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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bolton
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

We opted to add an extra 2 nights at end of touring holiday so stayed 4 nights in total, having already stayed in at least 9 hotels / resorts in Southern India, this was by far the best. We felt completely comfortable and relaxed. We chose to eat in the hotel restaurant for all our meals as the food was very good, service was excellent and very good value for money. The manager took the time out to make sure everything was to our satisfaction and chat to us at length. The bonus during our stay was the kids from the local orphanage being brought over and being allowed to use the swimming pool, which they thouroughly enjoyed. And the mural over the pool has excellent detail, adding to the ambience with the small birds that are kept in the grounds.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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616 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

After arriving at Chennai airport early morning and driving via Kanchipuram it was good to arrive at Mahabs. Large room all the facilities one required for a one night stay. Breakfast was okay nothing great. We stayed on the second floor and had a nice outlook over the pool. We had dinner at a seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean did not see anyone eating dinner in the restaurant at Mahabs or swimming in the pool.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

The rooms we had were big and clean, quite comfortable. We all had Mosquitos in the rooms. A lot.
The swimming pool is nice, but you have to wait at least one hour to get towels. Lazy service.
Price is good for the quality. We didn't have the chance to test the dinner or breakfast. Good location, 10 minutes walk from the beach and really near the temple and bus station.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Great location, ten min walk to the beach. good service, courteous staff,nice sized rooms with air conditioning that works. The wash rooms were spacious and clean. There is a nice small swimming pool that they keep clean. The food from the restaurant was terrible, look for other dining options.A decent stay considering the price.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chennai (Madras), India
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

This hotel is just opposit to Mahabalipurm main bus stop, the hotel name is Hotel Mahabs and not Mahabs Inn.

The location of this place helps easy access to all point of interest within mahabalipuram, the stay is ok, the service is below average, the intercom in the room was down when we checked in and stayed down till we checked out inspit of me informing the reception mutliple times, the breakfast menu is included in the room charges but i would rate them below average, the swiming pool is mantained well you can enjoy good time there.

The hotel has few birds, rabbits and fishes which the kids would like to watch and play with.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ssalian
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Israel
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

The hotel is situated in a good location, not far from the beach, restaurants and tourist attractions.
as in most hotels in India service is poor,
the rooms are spacious but poorly maintained.
there is a nice small swimming pool.
breakfast is Indian and quite bad!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Mahabs
Address: No.68 East Raja Street (Behind SBI-ATM), Mahabalipuram 603 104, India (Formerly Mahabs Inn)
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Mahabs 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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