Mahabalipuram Hotels

Ideal Beach Resort, Mahabalipuram

Devaneri Village Mahabalipuram

Ranked 2 amongst 60 hotels in Mahabalipuram

5.8/7 98 Ratings
Ideal Beach Resort,Mahabalipuram
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Destination
5.7 / 7
Location
6.0 / 7
Appearance
6.1 / 7
Front Office
5.8 / 7
Service
5.9 / 7
Room
5.9 / 7
Food & Drink
5.7 / 7
Activities
5.2 / 7

Ideal Beach Resort Reviews


2 Reviews | 37 Readers

"Excellent stay "

6.2/7
Posted 15 days ago

Hotel is right in front of beach with private beach included. Great place to sit and relax by watching waves in sea. Has all facilities like restaurant, swimming pool, playground, gym etc. Could be better if children play area is setup. Needs improvement in rooms to cover paint damage. Overall excellent place to enjoy holiday.

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Chennai
1 Review | 1 Reader

"Nice place to stay "

6.3/7
Posted 17 days ago

Good place to spend by the beach. Compact property, rooms can be renovated. Pool and beach area are well maintained. The manager was very accommodative. Rooms were Clean but a bit old styled. Breakfast spread is the best I have seen compared to the other resorts in the area.

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Faheem"

5.7/7
Posted 2 months ago

All in the family enjoyed the stay, nice hotel with good sea view and had all facility for a perfect outing for a relaxed trip, easy accesible from the city and very near to Mahabalipuram, will plan again for a relax trip with family and friends,

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Ideal foe family out ting"

6.3/7
Posted 2 months ago

Hotel is good and lots of activities. Little expensive. Tennis play ground is little bit bummy in few places. Table tennis place is covered with plastic ceiling, so hot around 11 am to 3 pm period. If the top is covered with palm leaves, heat can be absorbed. The pool depth has to be reduced from 9 feet to 6 feet.

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Food and liquor was very expensive"

6.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

It was one of the best stay with my family after a long time. My family enjoyed it. Peaceful and calm location near the beach was really good to stay. The price of the Food and Liquor was quite expensive. Rest all was really good. I would like to refer some of my friends.

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2 Reviews | 8 Readers

"Good To Stay .. Its an Wonderful place to travel. But only thing is very Expensive."

5.3/7
Posted 2 months ago

Good To Stay .. Its an Wonderful place to travel. But only thing is very Expensive. Location was very easy to access. Good service at front desk. Rooms were neat and good. Some amount of view for sea was there from deluxe rooms. Good ambience, very good private beach and Nice swimming

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1 Review | 7 Readers

"Beautiful family resort!"

7.0/7
Posted 2 months ago

Located on ecr, at the entrance of Mahabalipuram. They have a private beach and some indoor and outdoor games. Excellent place to go as a family. Only suggestion - Dont take buffet for dinner. Too costly (Rs 900/plate). Go for a la carte or room service.

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Chennai
1 Review | 16 Readers

"A great place to stay and get relaxed "

5.7/7
Posted 2 months ago

I had a good stay at this resort and I must say that, it was super awesome. Staff were extremely polite and friendly. Enjoyed the greeneries surrounding the resort as well as the private beach which is very near to the room. Little expensive, but had a nice experience, I would recommend it to any couple/family who wants to have some relaxing days.

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Tiruchirapalli
2 Reviews | 24 Readers

"Good one & enjoyed the stay"

6.7/7
Posted 2 months ago

Located 1. 5Kms away from Mahabalipuram. Easy to travel if you have a car. Nice Beach and pool with 9 feet deep. My kids enjoyed a lot. Nice weekend trip. Private Beach was so clean and neat with a restaurant closeby. We enjoyed our stay.

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1 Review | 19 Readers

"Good ambiance but arrogant staff"

4.8/7
Posted 3 months ago

Stayed for 3 days, good ambiance, very good private beach and nice swimming pool. Few Nepali lady staff were little arrogant at buffet time, so watch out for them. They will be very pleasing for the white skin foreigners but opposite reaction to us. Same with pool staff they will give them towels as soon as they reach the pool but for us even after....

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Chennai
5 Reviews | 14729 Readers

5.6/7
Posted 10 years ago

This is my second visit to this resort. The resort is very well maintained (in spite of the Tsunami in 2004) and all the cottages have very good facilities.The house keeping is excellent. The bathrooms even in the standard cottages are done-up very well and maintained well. All rooms have the latest flat screen TV and a minibar. The service is discreet , very friendly and quite prompt. The leisure activities are minimal, but the atmosphere here is to relax and unwind. The swimming pool is very well maintained and the there is an abundant supply of beach towels. There is also a well maintained tennis court for those active types. There is a restaurant attached to the swimming pool where the prices are rather exhorbitant. The main restaurant (partly open air which in summer can be pretty hot) has a nice resort ambience and the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is rather short and runs more towards non-vegetarians, but many dishes are available on order that may not be listed in the menu. Prices are a bit on the higher side for certain types of dishes. The quality and taste are good and portions are standard. Overall I would rate it as good value for money. The resort also has other standard facilities like travel desk, internet browsing centre, massage, shopping etc.

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Bangalore
2 Reviews | 3781 Readers

"Not worth the money"

5.1/7
Posted 3 months ago

We stayed with family in the resort in March. I had read the reviews and booked the resort. The Pros and Cons are given below Pros Beautiful Location with a private beach which is awesome with hammocks Resort is 5 kms from Shore temple and mahabalipuram town Nice Clean and well maintained Swimming Pool Nice Rooms (we booked a deluxe room) which had a nice big patio and a huge bathroom with jacuzzi and bath tubs A beautiful big lawn where you can cool your heels Breakfast buffet was good Cons Smile is a scarcity in the resort. Even the front desk people do not smile at you. Service is not good and we got a feeling they cater or listen to only the foreign guests. Even though the bathroom was huge and posh looking, all (shower cubicle, jacuzzi & bath tub) were all leaking water which was pathetic Restaurant service also was really bad with no smiles around No play area for children which they should have as they have some space to do that When we stayed there, they had rented out the big lawn for a private party with blaring music which we felt was in bad taste. Most of the Swimming pool was with deeper end (8 and 9 ft). The 4ft area was a little portion compared to the deeper end, which makes it crowded as all children and family use that part only. There is a 2 ft deep pool for smaller kids as well which is nice. Hammocks were there on the day of check in but were missing the following day onwards Check out was also a nightmare, as they mentioned there was a power cut and a server break down which made all the guests queue up at check out time which was chaotic. Overall, we felt it was too high priced for the service they gave. Only saving grace was the private beach/pool and the space inside the resort.

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Chennai
2 Reviews | 4675 Readers

5.8/7
Posted 5 years ago

I stayed in this resort for 3 days over weekend. I stayed in beach facing deluxe cottage. Best part of my stay at this resort is the warmth and courtesy shown by the staff when we asked for something. Service is too good. We had one year son with us and staff were very supportive and responsive to needs of a baby. They provided baby food too. Overall layout and ambiance of resort is good. It\'s very well maintained. Food is decent. Beach is maintained well and security guards near beach are attentive and supportive.

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Bangalore
1 Review | 3455 Readers

5.9/7
Posted 5 years ago

Hi, I have booked 'Summer package' for 2n&3d and Friday evening we reached the resort. I felt good at reception the way they have welcomed us. and gave a very good cottage to us. During the stay the hospitality was too good. We met the owner Bose Ramalinghm. people call him as 'Bose' He is very kind down to earth person and nice person i have never seen. He arranged a special room when we are suppose to checkout at 12:00pm on Sunday because we have planned to leave the resort 6:00PM without a single Rs charge for extra time.and coming to resort it is in good location very silent and peaceful place. And the private beach part is the one good part here. Very cleaned maintained. And all the staff are very good and always kind. I visited so many resort but this time somehow i liked my entire 3 days stay here. undoubtedly If I want to visit again I will choose the same resort. Finally wish you all the best for Bose and staff. Regards Narendra and krupa

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Pondicherry
1 Review | 1622 Readers

4.8/7
Posted 6 years ago

Choosing a destination such as Mahabalipuram for a weekend was an easy one since we live in Pondicherry though it took us more than two weeks to plan it. The whole experience cannot be aptly described without the picturesque ECR highway which set the tone for the trip, although my wife was constantly cribbing about nausea during the two hour ride as my driver was too excited to make us reach in time. We were greeted to a warm welcome by the hotel staff and quickly shifted to the room. The standard cottage was quite spacious with a good bathroom and my kid was going nuts over the huge bed. we straight away made our way to the beach and it was delightful to find a beach side cafe along with huts and hammocks (dont even think about anything like that in Pondicherry).....had a gala time competing with my son in catching crabs (which my son would easily win) and at the poolside where he was eying 3-4 year old foreign girls. My wife and I spent some quality time together throughout the trip, walking through the resort\'s excellent walkaways, getting drunk (with my better half vomiting) and just enjoying each others company. We would definitely like to come back again and recommend the resort to anyone who is planning a vacation to Mahabalipuram

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Owned by a tea planter & hotelier from Sri Lanka, this resort is about 50 km from Chennai. Spanning an area of about 10 acres, with a long sandy beach in front of it and surrounded by gardens and shrubs this resort offers facilities like a tennis court, art gallery, gift shop, fitness & Ayurvedic massage centre. Tourist attractions close to the res....
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