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Sea Breeze Hotel
Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Mahabalipuram
Karaikudi
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“to be avoided at all cost...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I don't know what housekeeping does all day but they certainly don't clean the place. There was bird poo on the lounge chairs around the pool that probably has been there since the hotel opened. Awful food and bad service in the restaurant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Sea Breeze hotel in Mamalapuram also known as Mahabalipuram is situated in a prime location at the far end of the tourist enclave known as Backpackistan, right on the sea and with a view of the local star attraction, The Shore Temple. It's a mid range hotel, with a swimming pool and lounging area. I was alone after partner departed back to work in sub zero UK, so I paid single occupancy rate for a large, well appointed room with an acceptable bathroom. This came to 2300 Rupees(app UKP30) per night. It was clean, comfy had a fridge, TV etc and the services of the lovely Matilda who cleaned and changed linen every day and created ingenious towel fold decorations, usually adorned with flowers. Room service was OK and the inclusive breakfasts were hearty, catering for western and Indian tastes. Mamalap is not a gourmet location, so the quality of the food at the Sea Breeze is probably as good as it gets there. So, you settle in and then stroll down to the beach through pleasant, well manicured gardens. This is where it starts to go wrong. The beach is fine white sand, but covered in all manner of litter -- flotsam from the Bay of Bengal, plastic bottles, bags and containers, rotting fish, food scraps, discarded condoms and so on and on. it gets worse. Mamalap is a fishing port. When the boats come in after a night at sea the fishermen use the beach as a public toilet. If you choose to walk til the conditions improve, you have to pick your way through human excrement and step carefully across two or three open sewers that run from the town to the ocean. It gets better in front of the 5 star Radisson Blue resort complex because they send teams of women out to scour the sand in front of their establishment. I would not swim there and nor would I walk there in anything other than sturdy trainers. The sea is notoriously dangerous, with big swell and strong currents. The only other down side to the Sea Breeze, which I actually like very much, is the flaky attitudes manifested by some members of the staff. One guy on reception speaks no English and some of the waiters seem to be stoned most of the time and tend to forget your orders. There's wifi in the reception area but it sometimes conks out. Overall 10 pleasant days.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Madurai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

My overall stay was good though I stayed very short duration my stay is more comfortable. Without any expectation if you go you will happy, please do not expect 3 or 5 star hotel quality however for the cost it is worth to stay. When requested to change room due to interior they have changed immediately without any argument. Food is good but it can be better, Room service is takes time.
Location is very good, walkable distance from bus stand, backside hotel is the beach, nice swimming pools are added advantages. if you book hotel from travel agent, I felt that you will get preference as I got :

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I stayed as a single visiting friends in the area. Sea Breeze is a very good budget hotel and has a lovely quiet swimming pool. Breakfast has plenty of variety with fresh fruit and hot South Indian choices.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We took a Standard room. and the price is worth of the location and the swimming pool.
Overall The Hotel is perfect for Budget outting and rooms are clean and service is good.

I suggest this hotel for any familiy or friends weekend outting.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We are a family of 3.. The location was one of the finest I've seen. The rooms were decent enough .. the landscaping can be better though! The complementary breakfast was ok .
Given the location, finding outside food is a piece of cake. Watch out for the cobbler nearby .. he stitches leather slippers as per your wish...good ones!!

  • Stayed January 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Sea Breeze Annexe is overflow rooms for the hotel down the street from the main Sea Breeze Hotel (labeled " Sea Breeze Annexe" but not reviewable separately) are basic and dirty, with fans and air con that don't work correctly. Nothing was cleaned in the three days we stayed, including the loo paper bin. The sheets were synthetic and the curtains falling off the tracks. The mosquito mesh had holes. The staff (when they could be found) had incredibly bad English. Be cautious if you book for the Sea Breeze, that you don't get put into the Annexe. Only the location is good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sea Breeze Hotel
Address: Ottawadai Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Mahabalipuram
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Breeze Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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