We went to this resort to celebrate my kids birthday. The only reason i choose this resort was that it has veg restaurant and my in laws are pure vegans.
We books 3 rooms, checkin was smooth, but they dont have reception !! They have a couple of guys sitting under a hit at entrance and they handle checkin which i felt was not so good, not professional, dint look family type resort.
But surprisingly, the resort was good, rooms are good and clean with badic amenities, nothing hifi though. The highlight is swimming pool with view of beach, it was serene and beautiful. But pool is small..so not so good during weekends or when resort is full. We went on weekday, so jad lots of fun.
They have few adventure games like rock climding etc..kuds enjoyed a lot. Food is vegan only, but tasty and good, dinner can be right on beach which was again amazing.
Overall good experience, they need to have formal reception, i'd have preferred more stylish rooms nd bathroom, but in budget stays, this is pretty decent.
7 acres with only 10 cottages. Now that's a luxury in today's world.
Very helpful staff.
Vegetarian food is great.
U can order non veg from some of the restaurants next door. They deliver.
The infinity pool is perfect.
And the beach is very neat and clean.
One of the oldest beach resort establishments in the area. Very peaceful and offers all the amenities to enjoy a peaceful and yet pleasurable stay. The beach here is also very clean. Just one km from Mahabalipuram with many eat out options nearby, so you are not compelled to eat within the resort.
The swimming pool is well maintained and you will love sitting by the beach shore at night. You dont have any rooms which are beach facing - but we weren't picky.
Recommend you to choose a full moon night to see the moonlight reflect off the sea.
I was tired of the city madness, traffic and noise; so I decided to take a break and stay somewhere peaceful and away from city life.
Booked it online on MMT, and got some good discount as I'd also booked my flight from them.
It is around 1.30 hrs drive from Chennai Airport. As I reached there, a man escorted me to my cottage, took my ID and helped me with the check-in.
The resort is really huge! It's huge, green, and quiet! It is village themed and walk-ways are beautiful, with shadowing trees on both the sides, and lotsa grass.
The room was small-ish, yet not clogged. It has a front lawn, and a table-chair lying outside the room for an evening tea.
When I ordered dinner, they suggested that I have dinner at the shores. They have built a tiny hut and a bigger shack, and out plastic table and chairs, hardly 150 meters away from the sea.
Though, one must remember that they serve only vegetarian menu, yet the food was tasty and fair-priced.
It is lovely to come out of your cottage late at night, and walk around the resort on a moonlit night, and walk down till the beach, though they lock the fencing, and you cant go to the beach after 10 i guess, yet the fencing isn't too far from the beach.
Overall, a nice place to stay to relax and spend some peaceful time!
I traveled with my husband and I booked this place online, despite the mixed reviews. The first thing that struck me, was the space. Right from the highway till the beach and they managed to keep it to just a little over 10 cottages. The individual cottages are done in old style - might have been old houses redone. The pool is lovely - I would thoroughly suggest getting into the pool on a weekday. On the weekends, the pool is choc a bloc with loud families in the prancing in the pool with jeans and tshirts. The property lets out to the beach, and is private. You can take a beer or juice and sit on the beach.
a) The manager seemed a bit iffy on the day 1 ( This might be the reason for the mixed reviews). Stressing a bit too much on the check in timing. That is quite a turn off- We've lived in multiple hotels around the world and as a seasoned travelers, we are polite enough to check out in time.
b) When I walked into my cottage, I found a large lizard settled on my pillow. I'm okay with creepy crawlies, but lizards are best on the walls and ceilings and not my pillow. I called a guy to help chase it out, but he seemed more bothered than apologetic. I'm not sure about the history of Mahabalipuram in terms of tourism. But it seems that people look at couples, with a certain amount of disdain and are generally rude.
c) Last- the door had a self lock and we got locked out. They didnt have a spare key for the room and we found ourselves ousted out of our room at 11 pm. Thankfully there was a spare room and we slept there and woke up the next morning to get our luggage.
I like the place, the view and space is lovely. It's just sad that the managers and staff are impolite. Being polite goes a long way.