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Overview of Ideal Beach Resort

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Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas
Outdoor pool, free pool cabanas
Balcony
In-room dining
1 bedroom, down duvet, free minibar items, in-room safe

Ideal Beach Resort

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTiger Cave17 min walk
    Popular LocationKrishna's Butterball11 min drive
    Popular LocationMamallapuram Beach24 min drive
    AirportChennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.)97 min drive

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  • Sea View Villa

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSea View Villa
  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Single Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Room

About this area

Mahabalipuram

Located in Mahabalipuram, Ideal Beach Resort is near the beach. Ganesha Ratha and Varaha Cave Temple are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Mamallapuram Beach and Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tiger Cave - 17 min walk
  • Krishna's Butterball - 11 min drive
  • Ganesha Ratha - 11 min drive
  • Shore Temple - 14 min drive
  • Mamallapuram Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Chennai Otthivakkam Station - 30 min drive
  • AirportChennai (MAA-Chennai Intl.) - 97 min drive

Restaurants

  • Adyar Anand Bhavan - 3 min drive
  • Chettinadu Virundhu - 4 min drive
  • Sri Ananda Bhavan Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • The Golden Palate - 4 min drive
  • Wok To Dhaba - 4 min drive
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About this property

Ideal Beach Resort

3-star hotel near the beach
At Ideal Beach Resort, hit the nearby beach, relax by an outdoor pool, or spend the day at a complimentary water park. All 68 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and tablet computers. Guests can enjoy upscale touches, such as private pools and private spa tubs, while LCD TVs with cable channels and first-run films provide a bit of entertainment.
Ideal Beach Resort offers 68 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private pools and private hot tubs. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature down comforters. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and first-run films. Coffee/tea makers and minibars (stocked with some free items) are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include tablet computers and a safe. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a complimentary water park and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free off-site parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: INR 1000 for adults and INR 500 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness centre
  • Free water park access
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free water park access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Thalassotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Feather duvet
  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • First-run films
  • Premium channels
  • Tablet computer

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Private pool
  • Private hot tub
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; guests who are foreign nationals must present a valid passport and visa.
This property enforces a strict dress code in the restaurant.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2000
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1500 (from 5 to 10 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2500
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1500 (from 5 to 10 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: INR 2500
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: INR 1500 (from 5 to 10 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: INR 1000 for adults and INR 500 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that the hotel policy is that nylon swimwear must be worn in the swimming pool. Any other clothing, including pants, t-shirts, and long dresses, are not allowed.

We should mention

Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Ideal Beach Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Resort
Ideal Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Ideal Resort
Ideal Beach Hotel Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Mamallapuram
Ideal Beach Mamallapuram
Ideal Beach Resort Hotel
Ideal Beach Resort Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Resort Hotel Mahabalipuram

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ideal Beach Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ideal Beach Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ideal Beach Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Ideal Beach Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Ideal Beach Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Ideal Beach Resort?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at Ideal Beach Resort?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Ideal Beach Resort?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Ideal Beach Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Ideal Beach Resort located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Mahabalipuram Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tiger Cave, Mamallapuram Beach and Mahishamardini Rock Cut Mandapa. Krishna's Butterball and Ganesha Ratha are also within 3 miles (5 km).
4.2
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The private beach is an excellent place to chill. Very good food and service all round. Spacious rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

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Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Go for beach n pool... otherwise just about OK
Its OK . The best prt is the beach and the pool. However they close the pool at 6 pm. When asked why? They told.me its Govt. Rules....which i doubt as orhwr pools in TN are open till 7:30/8 pm. It would be lovely to swim after sughtseeing and coming to the hotel...but well! Beach us lovely... food is OK OK. Rooms we stayed in were small ... opening a bag was also uncomfortable. They could keep it cleaner...there were pckets and small plastic waste in front of our toom in the garden. Needs attention..definetly. Loved the beach and pool!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Comfortable and spacious
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ideal Beach Resort! Comfortable and spacious rooms, great service and delicious food during both breakfast and dinner. Mosquitoes are naturally present given the location, so be sure to pack something to deter them. Wifi is not great, so if you need a connection for whatever reason, perhaps plan ahead.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Kindness of staff. The quiet and space around was balm to the weary traveller.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

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Nice beach resort, short rickshaw ride from temple
We were lucky to get a nice room with view of sea. Our only disappointment was that the restaurant wasn't better located, as it was set back so far from sea & all under cover.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

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