My partner & I loved staying here. The staff was top notch, always helpful and friendly, anticipating our needs, taking the time to do little "extras" that were not required. The swimming pool was wonderful. Massages good. Beach well cared for. The food was very authentic Indian and delicious. Huge variety of delicious offerings for their buffet breakfasts & lunches. I also tried the breakfast buffet at nearby Radisson Blu and rank the one at Ideal Beach Resort was MUCH better (and WAY cheaper).
We came at the hottest time of the year and the electricity cycled on and off a few times a day (not unusual in India, so can't fault them for that). The rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable. The only thing you should be aware of is the dining room area is open air to the outdoors (covered so you don't get rained on and wired sides so the birds don't come land on your plate), so it is quite warm. Their are many overhead fans to keep the air moving, but if it's 100 Degrees F outside, that still leaves me sweating profusely and uncomfortably hot. If that's an issue for you, go at a cooler time of year.
The hotel was amazing w.r.t room conditions, amenities, cleanliness, staff hospitality, maintenance, eco-friendliness, privacy, etc.
I chose the Beach View Chalet, and the view of the beach was amazing. The Beach View Chalets have sit-outs and balconies facing the beach and its so awesome to relax viewing the beach.
The restaurants are good but seems to be a little pricey, as far as I felt, mainly due to the increasing number of foreign tourists at the resort.
The swimming pools are amazing, thought I didn't have a chance to swim.
Other activities, games, cycling, ATV, catamaran ride, etc., are great for a weekend getaway vacation with family.
Akash from Chennai
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Great value for money. It's a hotel with serviced apartment facilities - there was a kitchenette, washer/dryer and fridge in the room, which was clean and comfortable. The pillows were really soft, which i don't like, and the hotel staff weren't very knowledgeable about cultural events in the area, but other than that i have no complaints. The hotel was close to a nice area Besantnagar too, which has lots of shopping, temples to visit, and the beach.
K from Singapore
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Grand hotel great customer service,staffs are very nice Especially Raja who took care of my room always smile on is face .for room service whenever I called is name he was there for me .Re buffet it is over priced. Front desk reception staffs are very curious,polite,helpful . Overall they met my expectations. I enjoyed it.
the overall experience is very good.
Staff is very nice and helping.
food is excellent as expected from a taj hotel.
only some minor issues.
Some of the electricity switches are not working.
The TV in the bath is not positioned at right height.
One is not able to watch TV wile sitting in the bath tub.
Clean room and a good shower, plenty of hot water.
Good customer services. Helpful front desk.
Room service is available. There is no lunch/evening restaraunt.
Well organised breakfast, plenty of room to read the daily newspaper and have breakfast in a leisured manner. Very enjoyable.
My room looked exactly like the picture. Over all, it is an excellent value for the money. I will definately revisit the Pearl. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you are there to shop, ask the staff what auto prices range from one shopping area to another. I found their suggestions very helpful.
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