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Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
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Delhi
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“Wonderful Resort”
Reviewed May 18, 2009

One of the best resorts in the area. Just one hour drive from Chennai. Lovely spacious rooms with great view of the sea. Very relaxing experience.

  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

Large modern resort hotel right on Temple Bay, you can see it from the shore temple.

Rooms very good although some are literally ten minutes walk from reception ( beware there are two entrances and two "receptions*!), lounge, restaurant, bar and terrace.

Service patchy at best and it's very easy to get lost after dark.

I wouldn't choose to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2009
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Reviewed May 5, 2009

GRT was recommended to us by a close friend - who was a part of our travel group. We were 4 families with small kids looking to spend some quality time together. GRT gave us all opportunities to do so - and more!
We took the villas accomodation for 2 nights. The piece de resistance was an outdoor bathroom in each villa! The beach was less than 15 mts away. The beach felt like private property because it was cordoned off on one end by the Shore temple and the other end was difficult to get to from the main road. We had the pristine beach to ourselves.
The service was also not bad - considering the size of the property. The staff was especially child friendly. We enjoyed our stay at GRT Temple Bay.

  • Liked — The outdoor bathrooms in the villa
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Bangalore
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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

  • Liked — Room with its bathroom
  • Disliked — internet access
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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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.

  • Liked — The view from the villa
  • Disliked — The new renovation makes the premium villas farthest from the restaurents and the front desk.
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Chennai
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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.

  • Liked — Location and the pool
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Chennai
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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 .

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing specific
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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Property: Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
Address: 57 Covelong Road, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#3 Luxury Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram 4.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay located along the shores of Bay or Bengal at Mamallapuram is 65 km drive from Chennai. This seaside town is an acclaimed World Heritage Center with centuries old historic monuments and temples. Radisson BLU Resort Temple Bay, easily the most visited luxury resort, provides accommodations on beach front. The resort spans across 44 acres with various options for leisure and entertainment. It's comprised of 144 rooms including suites, pool villas, chalets, Bay villa and Bay Bungalow. It has one of the longest meandering swimming pool in Asia which is 24000 Sq. Ft. and an infinity pool of 3500 sq ft that gives you a great feel of reaching out into the horizon. Modern and Ayurvedic Spa for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Versatile Banqueting Zone with state of the art pillar less 10000 sq ft. with best acoustics for both conferences and celebrations. Huge open space that lets you celebrate events in the arm of nature, the lawns by the sea is great destinations for dream weddings and parties. various Food and Beverage outlets gives you a choice of cuisine along with finest beverages. The Wharf - sea side specialty restaurant, Waters Edge Cafe - Round clock diner, Sindbad - adventure spirited bar, Maritime tales - relaxing lounge bar, round the clock in-room dining facility. ... more   less 
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Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram Hotel Mamallapuram
Grt Temple Bay Hotel
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