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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Lutz.. The hotel name sounds stylish nah!!... No no no way it is!...terribly maintained rooms.. Toilets stink... People drink outside the hotel... Never ever never ever think of going with family... The only gud part was tha the view from the room was wonderful!!..otherwise this hotel isn't worth trying too... Even the people who manage that place aren't helpful.. The... More 

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Paros, Greece
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

I have stayed at the Lutz guesthouse in January for the first time and absolutely fell in love with the place. Of course the equipment of the rooms is a bit on the rustic and tired side, but the price is very reasonable and the view from both first floor seafront rooms is absolutely stunning, overlooking the seashore temple to... More 

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Thank Parosite
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

The guest house is not yet complete and the rooms were in bad shape. However it is located right on the beach and the rooms overlook the waves, an excellent location and sitting arrangement. We were charged 1000 rs per room and for the price it worked well. The manager (Shankar) was a helpful and great guy.

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 11 November 2014

The host Lutz is nice, helpful and always up to some chatting. The rooms (with own bathroom) are directly at the fishermen's beach in the "Backpackistan" area of the town. Walk 200m along the beach for a morning swim, catch a glimpse of the shore temple from your terrace. Best value for least money we could find in that area.

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Thank derPaolo
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is a working fishing village and has not been overwhelmed by tourists yet, thank goodness. Nice atmosphere and friendly people. In the main street I saw only 2 local stone carvers; sadly, many shops seem to have been taken over by outsiders selling the usual tourist tat. Lutz is being refurbished so I took room A which was OK... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

This has got to rate as the worst experience of hospitality I have ever experienced. Dirty rooms, filthy bedding and matress and hardly ever any electricity. Way overpriced and unfriendly owners. Only interested in taking your money. Outside the local so-called fishermen community sit all around and drink and play cards arguing and making you feel very u comfortable. You... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I booked Lutz Guesthouse after finding their website through a Google search.It sounded quite good and I really wanted to be on the beach. I reserved the best room with balcony and airconand was quoted 1400 rps. When we arrived ( by crossing then open,sewer ) taken through the empty ground,floor ( used to be the restaurant ) and up... More 

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Phuket
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

We really loved to stay at Lutz Guesthouse. Location wise, it's fantastic. There are 4 rooms, 2 with balcony facing the sea, where you can easily chill out all day long. The rooms are basic at reasonable prices, all you need. They had no hot water, but we didn't miss it. The "manager" Kutty is very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately... More 

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Hamburg
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2012

The guesthouse is very nice situated, directly at the beach, near the fishermen with their beautiful boats, and with the shore temple in sight. It is a familiar comfortable guesthouse with only 4 appartements, so that you easily get in contact with the other travellers, while eating or having a drink at the higher located roof terasse. The food is... More 

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godspeed82
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

Me and my girlfriend stayed in april 2010 in Mahabalipuram We choose lutz guesthouse because the rooms have balconys facing the seaside. We felt comfortible there. Staying on the balcony and watching the sea and the fishermens activities was great. Kutti, a really friedly young man (the manager !!) helped us in any questions we had. I would say: Lutz... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mahabs is just 50 kilometers south of the metropolis of Chennai, the Capital of Tamilnadu, India, location of an International Airport. Visitors from all over the world flock here to Mamallapuram to see the world famous 7th Century Pallava Dynasty Cave temples, including Arjuna's Penance and the often photographed Shore Temple, all Unesco World Heritage recognized monuments. When in Mammalapuram consider Lutz Guest House and Sonny's Restaurant as your first destination for budget lodging and food. We are located directly on the beach north of the Shore Temple and face into the constant sea breeze blowing off the Bay of Bengal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lutz Guesthouse

Address: Beach, Mahabalipuram, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range: RM26 - RM65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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