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Reviewed May 5, 2009

It was a chance trip to this temple town and again we chanced upon this property - GRT.

The entrance and the lobby are quite impressive. Since we didnt know that GRT was a big jeweller of Chennai, we decided to look at the rooms first and then decide to check in- the old desi style

The hotel, as we saw is divided into 4 parts, firstly, one main building which have lot of rooms on a few floors, here all the rooms dont have the sea view, secondly, duplex building with studio setup with good sea view, thirdly duplex building with no view and lastly and the best ones are right infront of the sea - no doubt they are the best.

We stayed in a standalone studio villa kind of a setup. In the room, the king size bed was fab, a swing chair in the porch. the decor of the room was more than expected and was really of high standard though the internet would hardly work.
The maintenance guy could hardly fix the internet issue.
the best part was also a fabulous bathroom with state of the art shower - the vertical and horizontal shower unit of a mnc company
the food was good, we ordered room service.
Outside the pool seemed good, we couldnt jump in.

The water was quite rough on the day we checked in and the safety flags were fluttering advising the beach goers. they have a decent private beach.

The worst part of the property was that on that weekend , during lunch time all the tourist crowd of mahabalipuram seemed to have arrived to have the good lunch at GRT.
We had to fight for place to stand !!!!
All in all, our stay in GRT does go down well as a well spent holiday

Date of stay: July 2008
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

Reviewer: Karthik Mani
A place we visit as a family when ever we want a break from the hussle busstle of the city and every day work . We first located this place when I was deputed to Chennai. The first time we visited this place, my wife just fell in love with the hotel. This was way back in 2005. I was in Chennai for 2 years or so and we have visited this place so many times have lost count. Though we have shifted back to Mumbai we still ry and make a visit here when ever possible.
The villas in this hotel are the best. The room faces the Bay of bengal. The villas are so close to the beach the sound of the waves is all that you hear and its just heavenly. It was a small property with 70 odd rooms till 3 months back. We realised it has changed to 140 rooms when we visited this place last month. It was a shock for us as it had expanded so much ,the cosy feeling we used to get was lost but still we found comfort in the familiar villa we stayed in , and stay in during all our visits. The teething problems of expanding is on but still will recommend this place to any one who want a break and loves the beach.

Date of stay: April 2009
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

My family and I visited GRT Temple Bay in April of 2007 for the weekend. We were given excellent rooms with a beautiful sea-view. The rooms were tasteful but not luxurious. The landscape and pool were fabulous and the food was excellent. Their service was very good and the staff were very friendly. The best part is that it is the only resort that's within walking distance of the historic sites.

Date of stay: April 2007
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Thank Zhayynn
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

Ideally located on the shores of Bay of Bengal, the Hotel provided an ideal location for a Holiday. Our collegues from outside inida liked the Hotel so much that the Business Convention was totally disrupted and became a Holiday trip . Lush green lawns, the hammocks on the shore for a lazy afternoon, the spacious rooms , the best of the South india food , proximity to the heritage sites that are more than 1800 years old, all added to a memorable stay .

Date of stay: September 2007
  • Trip type: Traveled on business
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Reviewed April 27, 2009

I've stayed at the GRT Temple Bay several times over the last few years.

It's a very good resort.

They have enough activities too keep young kids occupied whilst at the same time enough secluded cottages / chalets for the honeymooners.

The foods above average.

I've not used the spa but have heard it's a decent spa.

There's enough local tourist spots within walking and driving distance to keep one occupied.

Date of stay: January 2009
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Thank pattabhiramarao
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