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17 travelers have booked today.
"Located so close to the beach so that we can just go there straight after a dip in the swimming pool."
Dr - June 13, 2019
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17 travelers have booked today.
This was my 5th stay here - best attribute of this place besides it’s location and food, is the most friendly and warm staff.
Iris | November 21, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.1|
|Distance to city center||52 km|
|Nearest airport||Chennai International Airport (MAA)|
|Distance to airport||38.7 km|
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.
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.
Ideal Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
Sachin | February 16, 2020
Jheeva | September 21, 2018
Rajan | January 16, 2020
Renovated in 2012, the Ideal Beach Resort guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Chennai for business or pleasure. Situated only 52 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Ss Medicals, Ananthi Clinic, Raja Hospital give to this hotel a special charm.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Ideal Beach Resort is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, grocery deliveries, taxi service can be enjoyed at the hotel.
The ambiance of Ideal Beach Resort is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Ideal Beach Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Chennai.
Yojna | October 2, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Ideal Beach Resort
Chennai City Center
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Good resort, value for money !”
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 !
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.
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.
2nd trip here, great experience!”
We visited this resort for a second time in the past few months as our first experience was so good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff who work here are a great asset to this resort and all our requirements were adequately met to full satisfaction. Food is of great quality and reasonably priced for a resort of this nature. We will surely visit this resort in the future.
by 4th visit here- second best experience”
pls make note i) don't go for the lowest cost option(standard double), instead got for deluxe room.. the difference in room size is huge, deluxe rooms are much more premium than the standard, bathrooms double size and better balcony views.. Pros Neat and clean spacious bathrooms Nice buffet, several options, restaurant staff were attentive to requests Pool costumes are mandatory, purchase options made available if u don't have in possession. Cons i)Pool depth is too much , for most of the visitors, 4ft depth portion is always crowded and is less in area.. most part of pool is left unused unless u r a frequent swimmer.. ( Other options available in this stretch, ITC welcome's and Taj fishermans cove have uniform depth pool, and usable for all) ii)Hotel is strictly against taking photos near pool, heard pool staff arguing with guests even-though they were the only family in the pool that time. don't go there planning a pool selfie.. iii)Long wait @ checkout
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!
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.
... 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???
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.
Good holiday spot”
Very good place to stay away from city life for a day or two. Nearby beach is good spot for this resort. Compared to family, corporates and foreigner visits are more in this resort , i feel. Overall its a very good place for family and couples.
Excellent beach resort for family ”
Location : Excellent location with private beach Spent Quality time on beach. Drinks (hot and Cold ), Tea, Snacks available on beach huts Food : Had Moonlight dinner. Food came late but quality was good . Breakfast was also equally good. Swimming pool : is Good for Swimmers. But Non-swimmers and kids area is small. Rooms : I took seaside villa. It is not exactly looking at sea. But view and proximity to beach/sea is small. Other facilities : Could be better if they have more outdoor activities. Big chess board , tennis, volley ball and table tennis available. Staff: Very friendly and helpful Overall rating 4/5
Decent choice of a resort”
My overall experience was pretty average. Plus: Location Staff Adjacent beach Courteous staff Minus Breakfast was very ordinary and limited. Inspite of making a couple booking was provided twin sharing beds. There were frequent power cuts in my room. Room furniture was old fashioned. Experience was pleasent but frankly speaking there are other available options in same price range.
wonderful resort with lovely private beach in mamallpuram . worth the trip as a family outing. Special mention - Mr.Mani from front desk who accommodated our special request and ensured our stay was wonderful .