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Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort

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8.3

Excellent

859 reviews

859 reviews

Beach71
Housekeeping37
Food & Dining26
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
VGP Snow Kingdom 30.0 km
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple 31.7 km
Kapaleeshwar Temple 43.6 km
San Thome Church 43.7 km
Marina Beach 44.6 km
Parthasarathy Temple 46.0 km
Express Avenue Mall 46.2 km
T Nagar, Ranganathan Street 46.7 km
Chennai Central Railway Station 49.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Tourist Office 2.9 km
Post office 2.9 km
All Women Police Station 3.0 km
Try Supermarket 3.1 km
Ss Medicals 3.1 km
JK Bookshop 3.1 km
Sri Chakra 3.1 km
Apollo Books 3.1 km
Ananthi Clinic 3.2 km
LKP Forex 3.2 km

Ideal Beach Resort

ECR, DEVENERI VILLAGE, MAHABALIPURAM, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, India, 603104 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Mahabalipuram part of Chennai, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Marina Beach. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Staff Vaccination
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
100% of staff partially vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received part of their total vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Tennis court

Spa

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Front desk [24-hour]

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center52 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportChennai International Airport (MAA)
Distance to airport38.7 km

Rooms available at Ideal Beach Resort

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Seaside Villa
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Garden View Rooms
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Sea View Villa
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Guest Room with Garden View (No Window,Area:23)
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    2 Twin Beds
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      House
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        Standard Room
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          HOUSE WATER VIEW
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            Frequently asked questions

            How much does it cost to stay at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

            What time is check-in and check-out at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Ideal Beach Resort?

            Ideal Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 2000 INR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ideal Beach Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ideal Beach Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chennai with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

            Is breakfast offered at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Ideal Beach Resort. There's an additional charge of 650 INR for adults and 650 INR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

            What are my dining options at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Ideal Beach Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese, international and asian. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

            Can special events be hosted at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Ideal Beach Resort.

            Can business events be hosted at Ideal Beach Resort?

            On-site venues and convenient event services make Ideal Beach Resort an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 3000 people. Projector or LED display is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

            What is the smoking policy at Ideal Beach Resort?

            Ideal Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What restaurants are nearby Ideal Beach Resort?

            Ideal Beach Resort is located in Mahabalipuram, famous for good restaurants such as The Restaurant at Ideal Beach Resort, Azumaa and Arupadai Chettinad Restaurant.

            What popular shopping places are close to Ideal Beach Resort?

            Ideal Beach Resort is located in Mahabalipuram area which features shopping places such as Apollo Books and Srinithi Art Gallery.

            What are popular attractions near Ideal Beach Resort?

            Guests at Ideal Beach Resort can easily visit Krishna's Butter Ball, Shore Temple and Mahabalipuram Temples located in the Mahabalipuram area.

            What popular beaches are close to Ideal Beach Resort?

            Guests at Ideal Beach Resort can easily visit Wide Beach and Mahabalipuram Beach in the Mahabalipuram area.

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            What people love about Ideal Beach Resort

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Location

              "Ideal beach resort is worth for money.best beach resort in chennai and located nearer to Mahabalipuram"

              Vinoth

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              July 14, 2022

            • 10

              Exceptional

              "Enjoyed the stay."

              JOEL

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              July 4, 2022

            • 9.6

              Exceptional
              Cleanliness

              "Swimming pool is very clean and neat."

              Balasubramanian

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              July 3, 2022

            Property ranking|Compared to 1,163 Chennai properties
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            Room comfort score
            8.4/10
            Location score
            8.9/10
            Service score
            8.4/10
            Cleanliness score
            8.3/10
            Better than
            99
            %
            of Chennai properties
            Better than
            98
            %
            of Chennai properties
            Better than
            95
            %
            of Chennai properties
            Better than
            95
            %
            of Chennai properties
            Overall rating:

            8.3

            Excellent
            859 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.3
            Facilities
            8.0
            Location
            8.9
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            What travelers say they love:
            Food is very good and the staffs are very friendly.
            Prabhakaran from India
            Couple
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            More about Ideal Beach Resort

            Ideal Beach Resort

            Get excited for all the adventures in Chennai with a stay at Ideal Beach Resort.
            At Ideal Beach Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Chennai is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the resort.
            For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the resort's fireplace.
            For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Ideal Beach Resort. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the resort. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
            All rooms at Ideal Beach Resort are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Every stay is a new experience with various interesting room layout options at Ideal Beach Resort, including rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
            Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Ideal Beach Resort. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Ideal Beach Resort including halal options.
            A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At Ideal Beach Resort you can even have groceries delivered to your room with their convenient service. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the resort's BBQ facilities.
            Enjoy the countless activities offered at Ideal Beach Resort. A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, salon and spa. At Ideal Beach Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the resort's poolside bar.
            Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the resort's fitness facility. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the resort's tennis court. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's games room. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


            Reasons to stay here

            Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 97% of them for food and dining.
            Guests who stayed at this resort have scored it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
            According to guests who stayed here, this resort's room comfort is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Chennai.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            8

            Most talked about facilities

            Beach

            27 mentions

            Food & Dining

            25 mentions

            Breakfast

            19 mentions

            Swimming Pool

            15 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Hindi
            • Tamil

            Accessibility

            • Wheelchair accessible

            Internet access

            • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Exercise area
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • Massage
            • Private beach
            • Spa
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Tennis court
            • Ticket services
            • Tours
            • Water sports (non-motorized)

            Cleanliness and safety

            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Body thermometer
            • Breakfast in room
            • Breakfast takeaway service
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Professional-grade sanitizing services
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • Bar
            • BBQ facilities
            • Coffee shop
            • Grocery delivery
            • Kitchen
            • Poolside bar
            • Restaurant [halal]
            • Restaurants
            • Room service [24-hour]

            Services and conveniences

            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Concierge
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Currency conversion service
            • Daily cleaning
            • Disabled facilities
            • Doorman
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Fireplace
            • Food delivery
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Grooming service
            • Hair salon
            • Heating in public area
            • Invoice provided
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace

            For the kids

            • Babysitting service
            • Family room
            • Kids meal
            • Playground
            • Swimming pool [kids]

            Access

            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Safety/security feature
            • Security [24-hour]
            • Smoke alarms
            • Soundproof rooms

            Getting around

            • Bicycle parking
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [nearby]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Rental car
            • Shuttle service
            • Taxi service
            • Transport to airport
            • Valet parking

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • A/C
            • Balcony/terrace
            • Bathrobes
            • Closet
            • Clothes rack
            • Coffee/tea machine
            • Complimentary drinking water
            • Daily newspaper
            • Desk
            • Fan
            • Fire extinguisher
            • First aid kit
            • Hair dryer
            • Heating
            • Iron and ironing board
            • Lock box in room
            • Mini bar
            • Non-smoking
            • Phone
            • Private bathroom
            • Refrigerator
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Seating area
            • Sewing kit
            • Shoeshine kit
            • Shower
            • Slippers
            • Smoking allowed
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Umbrella
            • Wake up call
            • Wi-Fi
            • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
            Food and dining
            Breakfast options
            • American
            • Asian
            • Continental
            • Halal
            • Italian
            • Vegetarian
            • Buffet
            Restaurants on site

            Ideal Garden Restaurant

            • Menu: A-la-carte
            Location
            ECR, DEVENERI VILLAGE, MAHABALIPURAM, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, India, 603104
            Excellent
            Location

            8.9

            Airports

            • Chennai International Airport (MAA)
              38.7 km 1.3 hour drive
            • Puducherry Airport (PNY)
              86.8 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Ss Medicals
              3.1 km
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • VGP Snow Kingdom
              30.0 km
            • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple
              31.7 km
            • Kapaleeshwar Temple
              43.6 km
            • San Thome Church
              43.7 km
            • Marina Beach
              44.6 km
            • Parthasarathy Temple
              46.0 km
            • Express Avenue Mall
              46.2 km
            • T Nagar, Ranganathan Street
              46.7 km
            • Chennai Central Railway Station
              49.1 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Tourist Office
              2.9 km
            • Post office
              2.9 km
            • All Women Police Station
              3.0 km
            • Try Supermarket
              3.1 km
            • Ss Medicals
              3.1 km
            • JK Bookshop
              3.1 km
            • Sri Chakra
              3.1 km
            • Apollo Books
              3.1 km
            • Ananthi Clinic
              3.2 km
            • LKP Forex
              3.2 km
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

            All children are welcome.

            Children 0-9 year(s)
            Must use an extra bed
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • Children 10 years old and below stay for free if using existing bed.
            • Children 5-9 years old will be charged 50 % of the adult price for breakfast.
            • The maximum number of guests allowed in each room is 4 (2 adults and 2 children).
            • Unmarried Couples are strictly not allowed.
            • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until00:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee2000 INR
            • Distance from city center52 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)63

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)650 INR

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 68
            • Year property opened1997
            • Most recent renovation2012
            Property announcements

            Please note that any changes in tax structure due to government policies will result in revised taxes, which will be applicable to all reservations and will be charged additionally during check out.

            Reviews of Ideal Beach Resort from real guests

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            8.3
            /
            10
            Cleanliness8.3
            Facilities8.0
            Location8.9
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.4
            Value for money8.0
            High score for Chennai
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (152)
            8-9 Excellent (66)
            7-8 Very Good (76)
            6-7 Good (26)
            <6 Below Expectation (40)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (77)
            Jun - Aug (82)
            Sep - Nov (75)
            Dec - Feb (126)
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            9.2
            Exceptional
            PERIASWAMY from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Best Resort to relax with family”

            I have chosen and visited IDEAL BEACH Resort after reading the reviews online from the previous travelers and visitors. True to their reviews the resort is above the mark. PROS: 1. STAFF - The staff are really courteous and friendly and very helpful. Especially the staff at the restaurant helped me in handling my TWINS of 3 years old. 2. LOCATION: Best location by sea side 3. SAFETY: You have securities 24 hours, at each place, LAWN, BEACH, so you can even for for a MOON WALK :) 4. CLEANLINESS: The rooms particularly the TOILETS, BATH TUB are maintained very clean. Even a request of re clean after day 1 was promptly done. 5. FOOD: Break fast comes with the package. Lunch and Dinner has to be paid, which is little bit costly. Better plan on this. Cons: Actually no cons but for the sake of writing May seem a little costly but worthy A special thanks to the Management and Staff for making our visit memorable. Will try to visit again. Thank you.

            Reviewed November 11, 2019

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Badrinarayanan from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in February 2020

            Pleasantly surprised”

            Being from Chennai, never thought of a beach side resort or Mahabalipuram as a place for vacation as it is hardly 1 hour from home. Though not all rooms have a beach view, beach is just few steps away and the arrangements on the beach(comfortable chairs and shelter) was very good. Nice to just sit on the beach and not having to worry about traffic on the way home was a huge relief. Location was the real 5* for the resort. I think I'll definitely go back again.

            Reviewed February 29, 2020

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sayantan from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

            Relaxing stay by the beach with good food and hospitality”

            ‌Probably the best resort by the beach in Mahabalipuram ‌Resort is bang on the ECR road and easy to find. It has ample parking space. Check-in and Check-out was a breeze(we had booked via Agoda and card was already charged for the rooms). The resort has buggie(electrical) service to ferry guests within the resort. The Deluxe rooms are huge with a huge bathroom and a dressing area and a balcony with deck chair. The room service is prompt. The restaurant has a wide variety of options. - in menu. We tried salads, starters, Indian, Sri Lankan, pizza, sea Good, Asian dishes, desert and all of them were superb. However the pizza could have been thin crust. Buffet breakfast has huge spread of Indian and continental dishes and live counter. ‌ The pool is big enough and clean, with sufficient shaded seating arrangement .There is a separate kiddy pool as well. ‌The private beach has good seating option with shade, so that the sea view can be enjoyed even in scorching sun ot mild drizzle. There i

            Reviewed November 16, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            srinivasan from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            Excellent resort”

            Beautiful resort and good ambience. But over the years this place has become crowded with lot of day package people coming and using pools and private beach areas. Pros cleanliness Ambience Location service Cons AC . We stayed in a deluxe room (301) and definitely the Ac Probably one ton is not sufficient for a big room. With May chennai temperatures soaring, its really a problem. Lot of new buildings (compared to 5 years ago) and lot of day outing people cramping the place. Overall its a premier place to stay at a reasonable cost and I definitely recommend people to choose if you are visiting chennai

            Reviewed May 20, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            mukesh from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in November 2019

            Amazing stay with excellent food and staff”

            Stayed there on 21st Novemeber. First, the day starts with a beach view room. Enjoyed the private beach (very clean one <3 ), evening walk, morning sunrise and courtesy of the staff is really appreciable. On request, they provided a complimentary cake for birthday and cake cutting was done on the beachside. Breakfast was delicious too. Overall, I would highly recommend anyone looking for a stay in Mahabalipuram.

            Reviewed November 26, 2019

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Dr from India
            Family with young children
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in December 2020

            Wonderful Experience”

            I'm a regular at IDEAL resort. This time post covid situation was very much beautifully handled at Ideal. The location of the resort near the coastline and near Mahabalipuram is one of the major attractions. They gave us a free Deluxe upgrade .The resort Bathrooms could use a bit of renovation. other than that everything's good.

            Reviewed January 06, 2021

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Rajat from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

            Mind blowing ”

            I can’t find any reason to stop myself from coming here again. It was a WOW experience for me. I’m so happy with my decision of staying at this property. The team at Ideal beach resort will go out of their way to meet your expectations and best part is they will always succeed. Thank you very much for this WOW experience & I will keep visiting you guys.

            Reviewed October 11, 2018

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            7.6
            Very good
            Carmen from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017

            Better management needed”

            Probably unfortunate that I visited over a long weekend and there was an event held at the resort on my only night here - which comprised of a group of maybe 40 people. Initially I didn't have an issue with that - this resort has a sprawling private beach with more than enough space for everyone. But as evening came and I decided to spend time at the pool instead, I found it impossible to be used as the group had also adjourned to the pool and were busy trying to dunk each other into the water. Mind you, there were families with kids nearby and I could see that they too felt very uncomfortable. As expected from India, the gender disparity among the locals is huge - as a result about 90% of this group were males. And as a female, I had brought and worn a bikini under the impression that I would be in a resort that is far from the eyes of the more conservative local population. Naturally, I didn't stay long by the pool... so definitely better human traffic control is needed. The resort is also a little further away from the main city, so you are pretty much forced to get a taxi car from the resort. It doesn't cost much (around US$3 per way to the city centre about 10 mins), but the same ride would cost maybe US$0.70 in Chennai with the Uber app. No food or drinks within walking distance too, so it's either a cab out or dine in. We had dinner (ala carte) at the restaurant here and it actually exceeded our expectations. Breakfast buffet is excellent too, so if anything you're good on food. However, I wished I was informed earlier that the resort was dry - no alcohol sold!! - so I could bring some in myself. If you're like me and appreciate a cold beer by the beach, definitely buy some before you arrive. Overall a decent hotel to stay in. The staff was tremendously welcoming and if not for the unpleasant incident of an overcrowded pool, the resort would have gotten a solid 5 stars. Sadly that was a real letdown.

            Reviewed April 19, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Panneerselvam
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

            Exceptional”

            Hotel is pretty nice! Their private beach is so good, enough space, sufficient chairs to relax on the beach! On the beach, you can play music and more, open until 9 PM for guests, you can get wet in beach until 6PM for your safety purpose its not allowed beyond 6PM. East shore, sun rise is good, you have be pretty early! I visited there on a full moon day, Amazing view from the private beach from 6PM to 9PM, so relaxed.Swimming pool is well maintained, really nice! Breakfast, very good with plenty of options, thats part of your package for 2 adults only! Kids under 5 eat free, over 5, may it its 250 Rs, not bad. Worth it. Food is very expensive for lunch and dinner, if you are there for one night, you may still afford if you are just a couple. For many nights, you may want to find the closest restaurant with less price for delicious food. Pallava statue area is just a 5 mins drive from here and you may visit one evening. Overall for the price you get, its very nice and worth it.

            Reviewed April 27, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Andreas from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

            No more "Ideal" Beach - this Beach!”

            "Ideal Beach Resort" used to stand for very good quality at an actually 'ideal' location on ECR with a truly ideal beach access. A place to stay and relax and enjoy the breeze, the beach, the palm trees, the hospitality. For many years. Those days seem gone. Whilst the tariffs were hiked and hiked during the recent years and at the same time the facilities weren't at the same pace (except the pool area, which still is spotless!), it now seems that the Management has decided "to walk the corporate route". Which may hike their profit but spoils the relax/privacy factor. So whilst the "Ford" day was possible a genuine incentive to those younger chaps, it was the ruin of the regularly paying guest in terms of privacy, pool access or beach enjoyment. Loud music from the event hall, hordes of youngsters swamping the pool (with accompanying volume) and a beach setting after 4:30pm that was a compilation of that. Sure, Saturday was better - so you better go then if you want it 'Ideal' again!

            Reviewed December 10, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tripti from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019

            Best Visit wonderful property to stay at ...”

            As our visit was for the first time. we really enjoyed our stay at the resort. everything was wonderful . they even provided usthe best view room. resort is a grt maintained with lots of greenery . super nice deal for the price offered and enjoyed the breakfast. wish to stay there more in the future. thank you

            Reviewed November 04, 2019

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Alok from India
            Family with young children
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

            Good resort, value for money !”

            Location, Beach, People

            Stayed for 3 days/2nights with family & friends, overall a comfortable stay and all credit goes to staff which is quite courteous. Location is great, just off ECR and on the beach. The room we stayed this time needs some maintenance esp. on electrical side. There is scope to add few more activities on the resort to keep guests occupied, however would be appreciated if those are part of std. package unlike steep charges resort have for some of the activities: 500INR for Moto-scooter for 10 mins, 500INR for bi-cycles for 1 hr. etc.. It might also be nice to have some MRP products priced more reasonably. Other than these, the main activities of beach & swim-pool are great/well maintained... overall good experience !

            Reviewed October 06, 2014

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Jothi from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

            Nice location and a calm place for family and couples.”

            Nice location and a calm place for family and couples. Private beach was one good added advantage. Overall it was a decent trip to Ideal Beach Resort

            Reviewed November 23, 2020

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Sunil from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 1 night in July 2019

            Good resort with exceptional staff”

            We enjoyed a couple of days stay in this resort with young children. Overall the resort is maintained really well and the staff members are extremely helpful and a great asset to the resort. There is lack of kids play facilities but it was compensated by a clean and good swimming pool. It will be good if there was a kids games room and a small play area for kids. It will make it more attractive to guests who want to stay with kids. Overall really good value for money, we will be visiting again!

            Reviewed July 22, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Ruth from India
            Family with young children
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

            Expensive for what you get”

            Over inflated price - additional cost for extra bed that we had to ask three times for, additional cost for child's breakfast, air conditioning kept breaking down and over 23 hours we had to ask 4 times for it to be repaired. The room was lovely, could do with more instructions for the touch key pads and more English TV channels. The pool was nice but the rules were not followed regarding appropriate clothing and many Indian men wearing full length tracksuit pants to swim in, who in in groups behaved in an ungentlemanly type manner, going under water to look at people. The large groups of men were off putting. The resort has a lovely layout and the rooms are lovely, the restaurant and housekeeping staff are so attentive. However bike hire was advertised which was no longer available, the gift shop appeared to be closed most of the time and when requesting a taxi to chennai, we were told this was not possible and to sort our own transport. Lovely staff but the hotel lacked quality.

            Reviewed July 01, 2019

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            8.0
            Excellent
            K from India
            Family with teens
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            Pricey but good”

            Rooms booked through Agoda are not with sea view. And an upgrade gets charged more than the base rate one pays at Agoda. It's better to call the resort and book a room at the prices they quote, rather than book through Agoda, go there to be shown a bottom of the barrel room, and then upgrade. Another point to note : The hotel takes corporate bulk bookings, so if you are looking for a peace and quiet, by the beach, weekend with family, I wouldn't recommend this place.

            Reviewed May 08, 2018

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Andreas from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in June 2019

            Yet again...”

            ... another semi-pleasant experience only, as - again - another Corporate Incentive event completely spoiled "rest & relaxation" on the beach (which is the Hotel's biggest asset!), this time on a Saturday, when even day guests seek the resort for a few hours pleasant get away from the city. Noise, extremely loud music, games, party-time on the beachfront for young corporates are all fine.... but are these things also in line with the understanding of a Beach Resorts for regular guests? Breakfast buffet was and still is 'great', matching the staff's attitude in general. So what to conclude???

            Reviewed June 23, 2019

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Gita from India
            Family with teens
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 1 night in June 2019

            Exceptional”

            We had a very comfortable stay at Ideal Beach . The rooms are large , clean and have all the basic facilities.Access to the beach is excellent. Staff are friendly and service oriented. . Food at the restaurant was excellent.

            Reviewed June 12, 2019

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            7.6
            Very good
            Purna from India
            Couple
            Garden View Rooms
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

            Ideal resort for a relaxing vacation. ”

            Good location with private beach access and beach cafe restaurant. Big property with beautiful gardens. Enjoyed the sunrise at the beach and night when moon lit the sky.. Picturesque. Food was good but on the costlier side. Very costly beverages. A half litre coke of 40 INR costs 120 INR in the resort but thankfully there is a small general store outside the resort where you can get beverages and snacks. Rooms ok for the price but AC was blowing damp air which was not pleasant. Room had minibar which was empty. Room service was slow. Housekeeping was very good and prompt. Reception guys were welcoming and helped us with early check in. Menu had limited food options. Breakfast was very good with lot of options and food was tasty. Beach was clean and resort had good seating arrangements with shades to relax. Staff were courteous and happy to help.

            Reviewed March 12, 2020

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Vijaya from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Double Room
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

            Comfortable and lovely private beach”

            Lovely resort and great food, especially important while travelling with young kids. Also staff was helpful. The beach is great but given the tides are quite strong and beach/sand area is limited, have to be a little more careful with young children.

            Reviewed June 24, 2019

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