Thu, 02 Mar – Fri, 03 Mar (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Experienced a luxury style of living in affordable cost..awesome beach view resort.
(based on 106 reviews)
There were many negative reviews about this resort on the Net. However we decided to go ahead! The reception was good and check-in was smooth, even though we had reported an hour early. We were shown to our Oceanside cottages..do not be fooled by the name..these do not have sea view, but are rooms closer to the sea shore than the rest. However, the rooms were okayish..quite comfortably sized..bathroom was ok. Do not expect any frills..bcoz you will be disappointed. Toiletries are just one small soap and shampoo sachet. There is no Wifi (do such places exist?). And no tea coffee maker in the room. We had to depend on the tea/ coffee dished out by the cooking area right opposite to us (not much disturbance however!). Luggage dumped, we went out to see the sea..and were simply stunned! The clean beach is just across the restaurant deck area (which, again, is quite clean) and beyond that is the beautiful sea..in myriad shades of green. This one view removed all our tiredness. It was a full moon night and we took full advantage of it to spend time at the beach admiring the silver tinges on sea. Sunrise was just awesome..as it is at any beach. Though we did not go to Mahabalipuram for lack of time, this 'resort' is ideally located. Good roads from Chennai/ Chengalpattu make a drive very comfortable and pleasant. These are the 'goods'! The bad..high priced. But worth a try..if you do not expect too much. The sea view is worth anything!
If you want to experience wooden cottages in Chennai, this is the place. The ambiance in these cottage is great. The staffs are very very friendly, polite and very very helpful. A very nice beach view location at a very cheap and nominal price.
It's an amazing property, and has been perfectly designed. The location is excellent...right on the beach. The food is good...would give it 3.5 on a scale of 5. Choices are less, but that's fine because too much to choose from many a time becomes a task. Food for kids / babies is a problem...they do not have anything simple (except for breakfast) that can be given to small children. The room service and restaurant staff are very well-mannered and they actually want to serve the customers well. Just that the numbers are inadequate and they are not properly trained. They have a tendency to jumble orders...you ask for something and something else comes to your room / table, e.g. you ask for curd, and they get you curd rice; you ask for masala dosa, and they get you plain dosa. But they are quick to humbly accept and rectify the mistake. And I saw this happening on many tables with other guests, and not just us. So I guess a little formal training for them would do good to them, and will ensure happier guests. Would give 2.5 on a scale of 5 to the housekeeping staff, when it comes to room cleaning. They actually don't do a good job. Hovering crows at the restaurant are a big problem. They are all around the table waiting for you to leave the food unattended, even for a second. Once in a while, the security or one of the staff moves around with a stick to shoo away the crows. But this is not a permanent solution. I have been to other resorts in Mahabalipuram which have sea facing restaurants. They have put nets all around to ensure that there are no such intrusions. Blue Bay can easily put nets around the restaurant to get rid of the crow menace. Our stay was good. In fact we were booked for one day...we actually extended our stay by another day. My two year old daughter enjoyed a lot...especially at the beach and the pool.
One of the coolest places for Team Get-together. Brilliantly maintained beach offers space for outdoor games; a pool where we went on to refresh. A perfect day outing for corporates with their peers ! Food was okayish.
The waiter treatment to guest was like a hell, Not worth money with the location and service. Expensive with the drink and food. Ambiance was ok since we had a good climate during our visit. Would like to rate in -ve rating
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