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Ideal Beach Resort

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

Overview of Ideal Beach Resort

Ideal Beach Resort

3.0 star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
East Coast Road, Devangri Village, Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, 603104

Guests rated this location 8.4/10 - Very good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTiger Cave17 min walk
  • Popular LocationPancha Pandava Cave21 min drive
  • Popular LocationMamallapuram Beach30 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located near the beach, Ideal Beach Resort is in Mahabalipuram Beach, a neighbourhood in Mahabalipuram. Ganesha Ratha and Kotikal Mandapam are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tiger Cave and Mamallapuram Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Pancha Pandava Cave and Mumu Surf Shop.

What's nearby

  • Tiger Cave - 17 min walk
  • Pancha Pandava Cave - 21 min drive
  • Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple - 21 min drive
  • Mumu Surf Shop - 29 min drive
  • Mamallapuram Beach - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Chennai Otthivakkam Station - 30 min drive
  • Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 155 min drive


  • 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

3-star family-friendly hotel located in Mahabalipuram Beach
Consider a stay at Ideal Beach Resort and take advantage of free water park access, a return airport shuttle and a terrace. With a white sand beach, free beach cabanas and sunloungers, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub, and indulge in a body treatment, a massage or a body scrub. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities, such as beach volleyball and beach yoga. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a cafe and a garden.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with free cabanas
  • Free self-parking, valet parking and extended parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), an outdoor tennis court and motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Express check-out, a gift shop and tennis lessons on-site
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 68 rooms have comforts, such as 24-hour room service and private hot tubs, as well as thoughtful touches, such as private pools and first-run films.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Down duvets, free cots/infant beds and day beds
  • Turndown services, slippers and sound-insulated walls
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels and first-run films
  • Tablet computers, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans


English, Hindi

Property amenities


  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 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

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


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

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

Business services

  • Business centre
  • A meeting room


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


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • 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 limits)


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

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Feather duvet
  • Down duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels


  • 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


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

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


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 10 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information


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.

Optional extras

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

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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

This property does not have any lifts
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

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 Pancha Pandava Cave. Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple and Kotikal Mandapam are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 11 out of 32 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 16 out of 32 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 4 out of 32 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 1 out of 32 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with group
Liked: 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

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: 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 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

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Travelled with family
Liked: 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

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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

10/10 Excellent

Razi, Indianapolis, USA

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was very good.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

10/10 Excellent

Lb, New Zealand

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good, comfortable and Safe
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017