My stay at the Mamallaa Heritage Hotel in Mamallapuram was a pleasureable one. I stayed there 16th to 19th September 2013. There is a small roof top restaurant that includes non-vegetarian cuisine on its menu. It is for dinner only. The main restaurant, which serves all three meals, is vegetarian. Eggs together with alcohol are forbidden. There were some interesting peculiarities which I enjoyed. Like many hotel rooms throughout India, the lock on the bathroom door was on the outside. It seems that the intention is to lock someone in the bathroom rather than prevent an infiltration of someone’s toiletry privacy. One thing is to be wary of the hotel towels. While one does not want them to be a grey colour, gleamingly white towels can indicate excessive bleach having been used. To my chagrin, I received an eye irritation from the towels. Other than that, I have no complaints regarding this hotel. Staff members, and there are a lot of them, were particularly friendly. At breakfast there were more waiting staff members than people eating breakfast. One person looked after my toast and would, if I had let him, spread butter and jam on it. Another kept a watchful eye on my coffee and eagerly wanted to add milk for me. If I had let him, the coffee would be exceedingly milky. For dinner at the hotel I had a rice dish and a freshly squeezed orange juice. I was mistakenly charged for two orange juices. The solution, which took four people to organise, was to leave the bill as it was and give me the cash for the cost of the second fruit juice I didn’t have. I think this was to save face and not make the hotel’s accounts section aware of the error when I paid my bill when checking out the next day. I got on well with the staff members with whom I had contact. I left the Mamallaa Heritage Hotel at 11:00am. There were seven staff members at reception but I wasn’t able to fathom what all of their roles in the check-out process were. Six of the seven were males, but it was the pleasantly efficient female who knew what to do. I cheekily recommended her for a salary rise – she deserved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mamallapuram a place to reckon with great sculptures and heralding dynastics. A place shrouded in an area of history and splendour. Mamallapuram is a place of great significance and is one of the main heritage cenres in the Indian tourism industry. The drive from chennai to Mamallapuram is by itself a pleasure cruise. The East Coast Road winds through a stretch of calm, swaying, casuarina groves, With the golden beaches sliding all along the way and the salty breeze breaking upon face, blowing all your worries away. This stretch is becoming a vast recreation centre for Chennai residents. With all the existing entertainment centre's, resorts and artists villages and a lot more proposed on this stretch, this road will soon be the entertainment hub of Chennai.This exotic town has the rare combination of freedom and restriction, grandeur and grace, entertainment and education. You can feel the richness and the artistic inclination of the Pallavas in the air. Living legends and mammoth monoliths form a part of Mamallapuram's splendour. The salty air, timeless roar of the sea, the endless stretch of sand and sky will enrich your soul and enliven your spirits.Commanding a vital position in this bygone town of the pallavas is a hotel which embodies the Pallavan era of hospitality, beauty and enchantment, in its simple and screne environment- Hotel Mamallaa Heritage. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, HostelWorld, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Ebookers, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Mamalla Heritage reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mamalla Heritage Hotel