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Ideal Beach Resort

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Property grounds
Property entrance
Standard Room | 1 bedroom, down comforters, free minibar items, in-room safe
Outdoor pool, free cabanas

Overview of Ideal Beach Resort

Ideal Beach Resort

3.0 star property
Mahabalipuram Beach beach hotel with free water park and outdoor pool

8.4/10 Very good

32 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
East Coast Road, Devangri Village, Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Private pool
  • Private spa tub
  • Separate bedroom

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 155 min drive
  • Chennai Otthivakkam Station - 30 min drive
  • Chennai Chengalpattu Station - 32 min drive
  • Chennai Thirumani Station - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Waters Edge Cafe - 5 min drive
  • The Wharf - 5 min drive
  • Cafe Coffee Day - 7 min drive
  • A2B Restaurant - Mahabalipuram - 7 min drive
  • Motel Mamalla - 7 min drive

About this property

Ideal Beach Resort

At Ideal Beach Resort, you can spend time at the beach enjoying free cabanas, beach umbrellas, and yoga, plus you'll have access to onsite beach volleyball. The free water park and outdoor pool provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, Ayurvedic treatments, and thalassotherapy. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa tub. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


English, Hindi

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property enforces a strict dress code in the restaurant.
  • To register at this property, guests who are Indian citizens must provide a valid photo identity card issued by the Government of India; travelers who are not citizens of India must present a valid passport and visa.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Couples wishing to share a room must provide proof of marriage


  • Children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Free water park access
  • Playground

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach access
  • Discount at nearby fitness center

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Day bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Private spa tub
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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)

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge
  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately INR 1000 for adults and INR 500 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>
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.

Also known as

Ideal Beach Mahabalipuram
Ideal Beach Resort
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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

Does Ideal Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ideal Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Ideal Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Ideal Beach Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ideal Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self, valet, and extended parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ideal Beach Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ideal Beach Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ideal Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like volleyball and beach yoga, and practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Ideal Beach Resort also has private pools and a fitness center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ideal Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Ideal Beach Resort have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a private spa tub.
Does Ideal Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private pool and a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Ideal Beach Resort like?
Ideal Beach Resort is in Mahabalipuram Beach, a short 17-minute walk from Tiger Cave.



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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

The private beach is an excellent place to chill. Very good food and service all round. Spacious rooms.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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 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!
Benoit, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Patrick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kindness of staff. The quiet and space around was balm to the weary traveller.
3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Extremely attentive staff and fantastic restaurant. We went for the Sri Lanka theme, and enjoyed the live music at dinner as well as the excellent Sri Lankan food at breakfast. Very clean beach. They need to check the plumbing to avoid bathroom odors.
Razi, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

It was very good.
2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Pleasant stay at IBR
The room was spacious and clean. IBR has a private beach which was clean. It also had a nice pool where we enjoyed our time.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The perfect place to relax.
Our 3 night stay was lovely. The beach is clean and well serviced by staff. I really enjoyed our first day on the beach, it was picturesque and relaxing. On the second day it was not. There was a large conference at the resort and the beach was packed with loud people who had no concept of personal space. It was really unpleasant, but not much could be done about it other than leaving the beach. Just hope that others get to experience a day like our first, though it is out of guests control. There was some dust on the bedroom furniture, but everything else was great and the bed was amazingly comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and clean. The food was very good and the live music entertainment was enjoyable. The staff were very attentive to our needs. Just ask, and they make it happen.
Lb, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Good, comfortable and Safe
2-night family trip
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