I arrived late at night from Thailand looking forward to a drink at the bar only to be told that it is a Muslim hotel and alcohol is strictly forbidden. Other than that disappointment it was very clean good staff and good value. Probably a hotel that not too many westerners stay at, but good location.
good value for money.only downside was that their travel desk which could arrange taxis and trips was far too expensive.fortunatly the tourist office is just up the road for good value trips and taxis and auto are available just outside the hotel and available at local rates.
susan from london
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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.
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