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Ideal Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
1 review
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“Really relaxing and wonderful people”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed from april 3 rd. To 6th. It was a heavenly experience. Staff r extremely baby as well as guest friendly. Our sea view villa was gr8. Lovely view and really relaxing beach.our kids were extremely naughty but the staff were veryvery patient and catered to our needs very well. Special mention about khicdi for babies,extremely nutritious must say. Hats of to all the staff and thank you for your hospitality. We r already planning to go back to this true paradise on earth

  • Stayed April 2014
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Dhiraj,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination. We would like to extend our appreciation for all the positive feedback shared with us. We here at Ideal Group of Resorts constantly strive to provide the finest hospitality possible and are glad that you were satisfied with the level of service delivered.
Our chefs are more than glad to provide nutritious baby food for infants upon request. All in all, we are pleased that you had a wonderful experience with us and we do hope to see you soon.

Have a great day!


With warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This resort is on of the best you find in India.Can be rated in the top 10.We stayed here both for official & personal work.We wee treated like VIPs,only to know later they treat all guests alike.Great hosts they are,esp the owners of the resort,walking around,meeting guests,enquiring,assisting,overseeing cuisine,with a warm traditidional welcome & see off.
The warmth we felt was awesome.Good for all kinds of stay,family,single,woman alone,official,
Security & serenity is of top order.The rooms & amenities are world class.3 days/night is just not enough,to feel it all.The staff are so good,it shows how the owners nurture them to ensure top order customer delight.
Never miss the Srilankan delicacies,esp,the egg hoppers,made fresh for you.Sea food fresh catch very very good.

Room Tip: Sea facing villas or pool facing rooms.All good
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Shibhu,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination. We thank you for sharing our feedback with us. It brings us a great deal of satisfaction knowing that you had a comfortable stay with us.
We here at Ideal Group of Resorts continuously strive to provide the finest hospitality possible for all our guests and we are glad that you were pleased with the level of service delivered. We are indeed a family run corporation and we try to add “personal touches” as much as we can.
We do hope to see you soon. Have a pleasant day!

With warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were welcomed after a long dusty day with jasmine garlands and a cold drink of melon juice. Between 4pm and 5pm they serve complimentary tea and coffee with cookies. Our room was big with 2 double beds, a separate dressing room and large bathroom with a bath and separate shower. There was a hospitality tray, mini bar and small old style tv. Each room has a small balcony with a table and a couple of chairs and ours overlooked the river which runs right by the side of the hotel. Our room was the higher of the two in small blocks set in gardens with a large pool.The outside restaurant had a varied menu which was reasonable value with friendly staff and the breakfast buffett was adequate.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Food was delicious. Most dishes were moderately spiced probably best for foreigners. Private beach was great. Staff members were nice and polite in a non-intrusive way. They also had some women security guards at the beach which made us feel comfortable. The interior decor was nice. It looked recently renovated. The entire place incl. bathrooms was very clean. Mahabalipuram sight seeing tour was well arranged. It lasted for about 3 hrs and the guide was good.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway. We would like to begin by expressing our gratitude for taking the time to share your “Ideal” experience with us. We are contented that you enjoyed the cuisine as well as the private beach.
We are pleased that you appreciated the décor as well as the surrounding of your room. It brings us great joy knowing that you had a great stay with us and with feedback like yours; our team will stay driven to further enhance our heights of hospitality. See you soon. Have a great day !!!

With warm regards,
Natasha Uma
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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

this felt like a transit camp, huge groups coming and going; it all worked well within those parameters but for a travelling couple totally lacked style or ambience.
Everything worked well and no criticism of the staff but there was necessarily no individuality
Good stop for the marvellous temples, one would have sleet on the streets for those.
Rooms adequate, pool taken over by children, beach swimming lovely
It works for what it is and offers but there must be better for the individual traveller

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank dunstanrichard
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Sir,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday destination. We are glad you had a comfortable stay with us. We do take group outings on a weekly basis; however these groups usually use the facilities till the end of the day or in the evening.
Our property is strategically located close to heritage sites which are visited by global tourists on a daily basis. We are glad that you enjoyed the facilities such as the pool and the private beach. We hope to see you soon to further indulge in an even greater “Ideal” hospitality. Have a nice day !!!

With warm regard,
Natasha Uma
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Ideal is the sort of resort that gives you all the possibilities to experience a low key beach culture in a tranquil setting.
The grounds are lush and decorated and are pleasure to walk through. The privet beach is simple and accommodating. The rooms are basic and comfortable, and the bathrooms are big. The best feature is the little balcony where you can have a quite cup of tea with the background sound of the ocean.
The service is caring and attentive and the food is one of the best we tasted in India- especially the sea food.
We where walk ons to this resort, and when we came to check out we found a reduction on our agreed room price which was a sweet note to a very pleasant stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natan Z
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway! We would like to express our gratitude for taking the time to share your “Ideal” experience with us. We are beyond contented knowing that you had a comfortable stay with us and that you appreciated the surroundings of our property.
We here at Ideal Group of Resorts constantly strive to provide the finest hospitality possible to all our guests are we are glad that you found the level of service provided satisfactory. Positive remarks like yours will help further motivate our team to deliver greater heights of hospitality. We do hope to see you soon. Have a great day !!!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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bristol
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed here for just one night on our travels but it would of been lovely to stay a little longer, it was so peaceful, a complete contrast to Chennai city.

The lady on reception was very sweet and welcoming, we stayed in the Pallava Suite a wooden cottage less than a minutes walk to the beach. Ideally positioned not that we made use of the beach due to our time constraints but it was so nice to sit in the easy chairs on the little veranda catching up with our reading and listening to the waves crashing on the shore.

The suite is a heritage cottage with an entrance room, very large twin bedroom with queen sized beds flanked with a separate bathroom and a dressing room. All wood panelled, very traditional and comfortable.

We didn't eat at the hotel in the evening as we wanted to try the Seashore Beach Restaurant that featured in Rick Steins India adventure which was only approx. 3k away from the Ideal Beach Resort. You could walk to it along the beach from the hotel but I would estimate that it would take about 20/30 minutes and as it was getting dark when we were ready to leave the hotel the reception very kindly organised for a drop off and pick up service for us using the hotel taxi at a cost of 150 rupees each way which was very much appreciated. The restaurant was little more than a shack, very quirky and I had the best vegetable Biryani in my whole tour of India there. If you do visit this restaurant don't confuse it with the Seashore Veranda restaurant which is just before the Seashore Beach restaurant.

We did however have the buffet breakfast at the hotel, we were amazed at the huge and varied selection of food on offer, enough to keep both Indian and Western visitors alike very happy.

We found the staff here very attentive and friendly, nothing was too much trouble, the accommodation was spotlessly clean and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank diytours
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Bose D, Owner at Ideal Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,

Greetings from Ideal Beach Resort!!

We thank you for choosing Ideal Beach Resort as your holiday getaway! We thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at our property with us. We are glad that you appreciated the “Pallava Suite” which happens to be a hundred years old, reconstructed to suit the guests requirements but still maintain the antique traditional south Indian theme.
We were more than glad to arrange transportation for you. It brings us great satisfaction knowing that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast spread. We here at Ideal Group of Resorts strive to provide the finest hospitality possible and we are glad that you very content with the level of service delivered by our staff.
All in all, we are pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us. Please know that your positive remarks will further motivate our staff to deliver even greater heights of hospitality in the future.

See you soon. Have a great day!

With Warm Regards,
Natasha Uma
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Property: Ideal Beach Resort
Address: # 4/ 200, Sagarasree, 3RD Cross, Kapaleeshwarar Nagar, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanchipuram District > 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
#5 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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