InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, an IHG Hotel

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On the beach, free beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, an IHG Hotel

5.0 star property
Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Madras Crocodile Bank Trust

8,8/10 Fabulous

100 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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No. 212 East Coast Road, Nemelli Village, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, 603104
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free beach cabanas
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Chennai International Airport (MAA) - 121 min drive
  • Chennai Taramani Station - 29 min drive
  • Chennai Thiruvanmiyur Station - 29 min drive
  • Chennai Urapakkam Station - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, an IHG Hotel

At InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort, an IHG Hotel, you can spend time at the beach enjoying free cabanas, beach umbrellas, and yoga, plus you'll have access to onsite beach volleyball. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Melting Pot, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a free kid's club, a beach bar, and a health club. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 106 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

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

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (3500 square feet of space)

Services

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

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Day bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • WiFi and wired internet for a surcharge
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Amrtham has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Melting Pot - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Tao of Peng - Overlooking the garden, this theme restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open select days.
Gatsby Lounge - This cocktail bar serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

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

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for INR 900 per night (rates may vary)
  • Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for INR 900 per night (rates may vary)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of INR 900 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of INR 5500 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for INR 1500.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 12 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings

8,8

Fabulous

8,9/10

Cleanliness

8,7/10

Staff & service

7,8/10

Amenities

8,4/10

Property conditions & facilities

7,4/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Uma, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

My suite was not ready for 2.5 hours past check-in time and I was made to wait. They finally gave me the room at 5:30pm. When I went into the room there was an almost empty roll of toilet paper. When they cleaned the room the next day, they did not replace the toilet paper. When I went to the lounge for the complimentary happy hour, I waited for over 30 minutes after I placed an order and nothing arrived. The lounge was almost empty. I had a reservation for two night, but I was so frustrated by the terrible service that I decided to leave in one night even though I had already paid for the suite. It was an incredibly disappointing experience I would urge anyone looking at this property to go to alternatives like Taj Fisherman’s Cove or Grand Sheraton.
Shamsudeen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

ADITYA, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Sonali, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very comfortable stay
The huge water body was a treat to watch at. I was very happy to see a man wearing traditional vesti and greeting “Vanakkam”. The food was very tasty. Special thanks to Swaroop Maity, the chef who took special care of us. I used the flashlights lit tennis court also which was an awesome experience. Beach and it’s access has been maintained beautifully. Points to work upon are cleanliness of the main water body. There are hardly any activity to do; no karaoke, no disco; no live music/piano. No activity to engage specially considering that hotel is far away.
PUNEET, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Below average
The place needs a lot of maintenance and upkeep. Citing Covid as a reason, they are slacking off on providing several services and amenities - which does not make much sense. For example - for over a 100 guests staying at their premises, they've only provided 4 beach beds. Their on-site restaurant which they claim operates for 24h, opens for breakfast and then only for lunch, and then for dinner. While travelling with kids, this is definitely a problem. They have only one restaurant on the beach which is closed until 5pm. Service is really not great compared to the other 5-star hotels along ECR - which is in the same price range or lower. We left feedback at the front desk and they paid little or no attention to it.
P., 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very calm and serene environment
Ganesh, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vinod, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Siddhartha, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A great leisure property
Was a very comfortable hotel. One of the best
P, 1-night trip with friends
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