Pretty good hotel.
Sat, 01 Apr – Sun, 02 Apr (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Pretty good hotel.
The hotel room is not furnished well. The colours of the wall make it appear gloomy. Food is okay. Overall, the hotel is well located to see the sites, however, it does not come across as a well maintained hotel. They can definitely do better.
Room was spacious with all the basic facilities. Staffs are co-operative and polite in their work. We had food in the restaurant it was very good in taste. Only problem I faced was that the child meal was not provided by the staffs of the hotel. Else everything was fantastic.
Overall experience at Indeco Hotel was Good. Beds in the room were horrible. Location of the Hotel and Restaurant is good. Room Service is OK.
Arrival:- We arrived by taxi from the airport at Chennai which is a pleasant journey of about 1 hour down the East coast highway. We were met at the reception where we were given a small giftmade to feel very welcome. We were guided to our room through the gardenswere very pleased to have chosen this hotel. The room:- Having booked a York suite I was somewhat dissapointed with the room that we were taken to. The air conditioning did not workthere were a number of mosquitos in evidence on the walls despite the "all out" plug in sitting in the wall socket. I went to the reception where the young lady was most apologeicwas asked to wait for a few moments in the room while she made a phone call. Less than 5 minutes later she knocked at the door to tell us that we were being moved to a bigger "suite"if we would wait for a further few minutes someone would be round to move our things. About 5 minutes later the resort manager arrived to take us to our new room, following a guided tour of the grounds we were delighted to find that we had been upgraded to the Dome suite which can only be described as wonderful. It is lightspacious with ample air conditioning from 2 units suplemented by 3 fans in the roof. The bathroom was roomyeven contained a bath as well as a shower. We recieved a complementary welcome packwere left to luxuriate in the surroundings. This room has a semi private garden areaplenty of seating both coveredopen for enjoying the pleasant evening air. It is hard to find anything negative to say about this room. It was all very pleasant. Some people might not be pleased by the morning wake up provided by the two birds which spend about an hour each day trying to get into the room through one of the porthole windows but to us it was an added attraction. For the final night we had to move back to the original room as the dome suite was previously booked. It was with some tripidation that we returned to the room only to be pleasantly surprised to find that the ac had been repairedhad been turned on to cool the room for our arrival, the mosquitos had gonethe plug in had been turned on. It was like a new room, the bathroom, though much smaller than the dome suite, was adequatethe bed was more spaciouscomfortable even though the room was smaller. The food:- The food in the hotel dining room was served in an air conditioned area in a building which had been designed to feature a tree which grows through the builing. It was pleasantairy with a covered area outside for those that prefer to dine al fresco The choice of food was good despite some items not being availablethe quality was good for both Indian dishesmore European choices. . The hotel food prices were also more than reasonable Service:- The service at the hotel was excellent, nothing was too much troublewhen my partner was ill medical care was provided speedilytransport tofrom the local hospital was laid on. The driver waited for some hours whilst she was treatedthe care given was good even though the conditions were somewhat basic by western standards. The managerall of the staff were always availabletook every opportunity to try to help whatever the requirement. I cannot overemphasise what a pleasant experience they made of our stay. Everyone from the garden staff upwards was politefriendly, always welcoming with a cheery helloa smile. Parking:- Although we did not use the car parking, a large area is provided within the hotel groundsI would think that security would not be an issue. The resort:- Mahabalipuram is a mini historical city. There are a number of things to see in the areaplenty of opportunities to buy souvenirs are available, from the plentiful purveyors of stone carvings to jewelery, textilesleather goods. We only tried one of the local restraunts in the harbour area due to my partners illness but the quality of the food was excellentthe service goodthe prices a pleasant surprise compared to the ones that I have become acostomed to in the Delhi/Gurgaon area. We were there in a quiet period in the areaprobably got more than our share of attention from the many street vendors but they were rarely too invasivemost of the time a cheery hellowalking on was enough to make an escape from unwanted attention. Conclusion:- If you are looking for a modern hotel with five star western features then this may not be the best choice for you, but if you are looking to have a relaxing time in perfectly adequate surroundings with staff working hard to make the visit memorable then this is the place to go. If you want more luxury book the dome suite, its more expensive but worth it for the experiencethe ambience. Although our visit was at a quiet time, most everything was available, some non veg items on the menu were not initially in stock but were soon put back as ingredients were bought in after being requested. There were no problems at all with veg items. The hotel itself is like a mini museum with many aretefacts from collonial times being displayed in various areas around the hotel buildings. Every day new suprises could be found in unexpected locations. Would I go back? Yes for the relaxed atmospheregreat service but I think Id visit some other locations first having seen most of the attractions in the area. So maybe one of the other two hotels in the group. Would I recommend the hotel? Most definitely! For anyone who can do without some of the modcons expected in top westernhotelsis likely to value servicerelaxation more, this is the perfect place for a break.
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Very nice and helpful staff and beautifuly located.Close to the beach as well as to the ruins. Rooms could use some tlc,too dark. Nice swimming pool and gardens.Restaurant and food pretty good. Massages available.
indECO Resort... Spend a day with Friends and Family to explore Mahabalipuram... This place is very close to the Mahabalipuram beach with quick access to Bus and shopping... Heritage of Tamilnadu... This place will be suitable for Antique and old fashioned people with tamil culture. You have beautiful restaurant with swimming pool bar and play area for kids. The place is Eco friendly and quite for a peaceful life away from the urban noise pollution. Foods, Rooms Service or good and quick. Rooms are old-fashioned.. with modern look. Had great fun with friends....
Stayed here along with the huge group of colleagues. Rooms were excellent. Best place to stay in Mahabalipuram, fully covered with trees, great place to relax,close to shore temple, wide play area for kids and adult, excellent food ,home away from home. I recommend for families
There's so much that can be done with this hotel! It has a quaint and charming vibe badly off-turned by the poor maintenance and lack of attention by the care takers. The breakfast buffet is just average, nothing to look forward to. In fact, if turn up a bit later than normal, be prepared for cold food. We ate just to fill our stomachs. For dinner we chose to go a-la-carte which was a much more decent experience. The reception staff is very pleasant and helpful. Poolside is a nice place to hang out at. But the rest of the property needs attention. The rooms hardly have any natural light and come across as rather mouldy and damp. Though we loved the warm ochre yellow walls combined with a lovely forest green highlights in the room decor. The private access to the beach is quite a blessing since it offers you a comparatively less-crowded patch on the beach otherwise filled with temple devotees. Especially useful if you want to visit the beach once it's dark. The path is decently lit and it's a magical experience to be there with the waves shining under the moonlight. All in all, we chose to overlook the weak points of the place and enjoy it, we didn't find it completely worth the money that we paid mostly because of the food and the dinginess of the rooms.
Stayed for 4 nights for a conference. Welcoming reception after a long and ardous journey. It is an ex British military camp so the rooms are in ex army pods. There is range which probably relates to the level of seniority in the forces: from the lower ranks to the officers . We were in a basic pod. However the bed was extremely comfortable as the mattress were new and made from memory foam. The rooms were clean and always smelt of a lovely incense which I discovered was the floor cleaner. The electrics werent great so I had to have my appliances charged up at reception. Not a huge issue. Breakfast is basic but suited my needs. We had 2 evening meals which we really enjoyed. Beers were 250 Rs. Fridge in room. The staff can not do enough for you. Thank you to Arun, Priya and her colleagues at reception. The manager runs a tight ship and is extremely professional. When you leave there is a bit of hassle from the cleaners wanting tips to move bags. He stops all that. I liked the hotel. It was unique, friendly, safe and a far cry from the sterility of the major players in the town. I wanted an Indian experience and this hotel delivered. Thabk you
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