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Ideal Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice compact efficient place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

- easy to get reservation
- easy to find
- smooth check in
- great spot on beach with top class service
- thoughtful staff
- great service and service attitude in restaurant and beach side cafe
- room service is great...but they are ****ed up their billing. even they dont know what to charge for...orders and bills come separately.

Room Tip: choose beach side or pool side depending on what you prefer to be closer to.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank varkap
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We have stayed at Ideal Beach Resort a few times now and always look forward to returning. Helpful, friendly staff, reasonable rates for excellent accommodation, fabulous breakfast, large clean pool and a puja for Ganesha on Fridays around 5.30 that you are welcome to attend. Also a beach front, you can watch the local fisherman come and go. We feel welcome and confident of a happy and relaxing time.

Room Tip: The apartments on the south side facing the water are more expensive but probably worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank House03
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for staying at Ideal & for your great Feedback.Its always a pleasure to deliver exceptional service to all the guests like you who enjoy the luxury & comforts at Ideal Beach Resort that makes your stay more happy & homely.We anxiously look forward to see you soon again.

Thank You,
Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Kent, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

I went directly from the airport to this resort using their reasonably-priced car service. It was the perfect place to relax! I had one of their lower-priced rooms, upstairs and away from the beach, and was very satisfied. Breakfasts are great, with many Indian and non-Indian options. Took a long walk down the beach to the temple, which I enjoyed but some might find too far. The resort is quite isolated, so there isn't much to do except relax and enjoy where you are. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RebeccainCT
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much indeed for choosing & staying & for your valuable feedback on Tripadvisor about your stay at Ideal Beach Resort.We welcome this kind of gesture and really appreciate it.We are glad to hear that you enjoyed & relaxed at Ideal.Our main focus is to provide quality services to guests like you who come here to enjoy their holiday and that had made their stay memorable.Looking forward to see you soon again to serve you more better.
Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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hosur
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

On a business trip we stayed in sea view deluxe room,very nice location with private beach facilites...but the either side of this resort beach local resident peoples are roaming- beware while going walking. the buffet breakfast provided by them is very nice -- Other menu rates are like 5* hotel rates.. didn't try ..
Pool is nice but small one,they too offer cycles for local sight seeings on chargeable basis, they can weive-off it costs nothing (nearly 5 km away from the seashore temple)... the staff are very nice extending full service to everyone .. ya one best thing i forgot to tell the room bath having jacuzzi nice..
overall very good & service provided by them is nice ...but bit costlier .... equal to near by Radission blu beach resort...

Room Tip: rooms near to sea at first floor.. for nice sea view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank Mykarthik
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank you for staying and for your feedback during your stay at Ideal Beach.We welcome this kind of gesture & appreciate it.Normally the fishing boats are docked on the shore & mostly they venture into the sea for fishing & they are very friendly & helpful,we never had any incident by which the guests were disturbed.Please let us know so that we can take necessary steps.Reg the menu rates we wish to state that we don't compromise on the quality & quantity of the food & the rates have been fixed considering the above facts.Reg the pool ours is well maintained with good facilities.You can have a dip on your next visit.Our cycles are outsourced,the management is considering to have our own cycles for the benefit of guests.We look forward to see you soon.

Thank You,
With Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed 2 days in the resort with my family and we were very happy with the stay. The cottage was good, had all facilities including a jacuzzi in the bath room. We took a cottage which was right next to the beach. The swimming pool was good and the food was excellent. The service by the staff was by far the best compared to the other nearby resorts, they were very friendly and went all out to make our stay comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank Noel K
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank You very much for choosing & staying at Ideal Beach Resort.We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and comforts at Ideal and really appreciate your comments on Trip Advisor. Looking forward for your next visit to serve you much more better.

Thank You,
Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

I was doing some business in Chennai, so I took my family along. Ideal Beach is a compact resort with a really nice beach (beware of the strong undercurrent). The staff bend over backwards to provide a good service. The rooms appeared to be in need of refurbishment however we found the seafront apartments fine. There was not much a view of the sea from the ground floor but everyone really enjoyed playing in the jacuzzi bath. The pool is a decent size with a 9 foot deep end. There is also a fun children's pool. We took a look at the two other luxury resorts nearby and neither had as good a beach. One was very pompous and the other a sprawl from the road to the beach. Judging from the number of expat families passing through Ideal Beach Resort, this would appear to be a favorite holiday spot. Several families had to upgrade as the hotel is always full, so book early for bargains.

Room Tip: Apart from the two beach chalets, the only way to get a view of the sea from your room is from the s...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank Tim J
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank you very much for staying with us,and we really appreciate your feedback on Trip Advisor.Ideal Beach has been upgrading its facilities then and there since its inception in 1979.It has been our endeavor to satisfy each & every guest who stay in our resort by providing personalized service and to make them feel homely to have a memorable holiday.We have also noted your comments of refurbishing.The refurbishing of the cottages is going on now and will be completed before the high season and also we are planning for a play area for kids.Further If you need any help for Bookings or Reservations please feel free to contact me any time at 9176991156. Looking forward to welcome you back again.

Thank You,
Warm Regards,

Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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289 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed six nights. We had a delux room with seaview. The bathroom had a jacuzzi, a bath, a shower, a bidet, a toilet, and double washbasin. The sleeproom was spacious with two double beds. In the other room they placed the beds for the children. Both rooms had separate airco units. The breakfast buffet was enormous with a wide selection of continental and Indian dishes. In the evening one could eat à la cart or a dinner buffet. Three nights we had the buffet which was very good. They also had a nice wine list. Try the Indian Sula wines, they nicely match the Indian buffet. At the beach you get towels, chairs and hammocks, and there is a bar for drinks and snacks. There is also a large pool. At the pool one gets towels and beds. At the pool is also a restaurant which has a nice lunch selection. This is absolutely the place in Mamallapuram (also known as Mamabalipuram) to relax at the seaside after a trip thought India. The entire staff is very polite and helpful. Excellent price quality ratio.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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670DanielA, Manager at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Vanakam,
Thank you very much for choosing & staying at Ideal Beach Resort and spending some valuable time writing about your experience during your stay at Ideal.We appreciate your comments on Trip advisor.We are extremely glad to hear from you that you enjoyed the luxury & comforts of our Resort.Its our duty to deliver quality service and make sure you enjoy the Luxury & comforts during your stay that made your stay memorable.Looking forward to welcome you back again.
Warm Regards,
Daniel Appadurai
Resort Manager
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Property: Ideal Beach Resort
Address: # 4/ 200, Sagarasree, 3RD Cross, Kapaleeshwarar Nagar, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideal Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A picturesque resort surrounded by luscious greeneries and a private beach, Ideal Beach Resort offers personalized service, traditional Ayurvedic massage, a mouth-watering dining experience and a relaxing pool; our team does not spare an expense when it comes to guest satisfaction. Merely a stone’s throw away from the historical UNESCO site, Mahabalipuram is easily accessible on foot or by car. ... more   less 
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