We arrived late in the night and we quickly taken to the room. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms had all amenities expected of a top rated hotel. We ordered room service and the rates were nominal. Great hotel and staff!!!
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.
resort seems to be for local tourists and individuals attending conferences held on site. bed linens very dirty and had to be changed imediately. restaurant is 10 minutes walk away from accomodation. standard of restaurant was below my expectation. no foreign tourist on site while we were there.
staff very polite and helpful.
i was expecting tea/coffee making facility (as per the booking details) but there was non there. after showing them the expedia site discribing the room facilities they agreed to provide me with ironing board and press. i was told that the resort will contact expedia re incorrect info being put in the advert.
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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