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Emerald Gecko

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chennai
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Though the path leading up to the property is narrow, once inside, the cottages are nestled in the midst of a coconut grove facing a quiet beach. The cottages are made of locally available materials like bamboo, cane etc. and though there is no aircon, it is quite airy with the attached washroom partially open to the sky and bright....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in February in the two level bamboo bungalows, which are really fun, fairly basic, but comfortable with a clean outdoor bathroom. Lovely views from the balcony, and within a few steps you are on the beach, which is gorgeous. Booking in advance over email was easy and staff were helpful during our stay. One...

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not for everyone, if you are planning to be with family expecting luxury then find something else. Ideal for backpackers looking for budget stay at one of the awesome location in Havelock. it is right at Beach#5 which is arguably the best beach in Havelock. I spent 2 nights here, If I am alone or in company...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is a little away from the centre of the town but extremely worth it especially if you are travelling with friends or if on a budget. Set on the Vijaynagar beach it has a brilliant cafe and an amazing ambiance. Bamboo huts give you the feels , but the bed is a little hard- the staff although is friendly...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here with a friend and absolutely loved it. Don't go expecting luxury--but do know that you'll have an amazing time. The rustic cottages right up on the beach, the delicious restaurant, and the people you'll meet make this a must stay. Do rent a scooter as the property is a bit far from the market and Radhanagar...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Leaky pipes in bathrooms. Cottages were bare minimum to the core that if someone spoke in their lowest decibal, one could wake up from sleep in their cottage. Full of insects (mosquitos) making the open bathroom impossible to use in evenings. Probably they should put in coil. Massive electricity problems. No generator backups. Food - Breakfast was poor. For lunch...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What better than having a view of ocean from the hut balcony while sipping a beer! Well, actually having breakfast from even closer to the beach at Emerald gecko could be the answer to that. The bamboo cottages look rustic but are made cozy, the palm tree in the bathroom scares at first but adds character, the small Black beard's...

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you are at Havelock and you have to time to sit back and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the serenity of the beach and sea, Emerald Gecko is the place ! Firstly this place is not for people who are seeking for well maintained air conditioned room with proper toilets . This place actually belongs to backpackers. The bamboo...

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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Everything has already been said in the previous reviews. Only addition: This place made me cry. it made me question why the hell do I stay in a city like Bombay. If there was a genie in real, I would have asked him to make me the owner of the place. Sorry Ashraf.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Visited Havelock in Nov'16. Stayed in this amazing property call Emerald Gecko. Ashraf is a great manager and so is his staff - Ashish the chef and other servers ensure you have a memorable stay. If you want good magnets as souvenirs on the island plz ask Ashraf and he will recommend you the place. They just have one restaurant...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our resort is essentially a ‘better’ back packers budget resort and therefore have limited facilities. We are very popular with international guests looking for a relaxed beach hut type atmosphere. We also take pride in being environmentally friendly and hence do not have air-conditioning TV's and telephones. Hot water is available by bucket only at the wood fired boiler near to the rooms. We try and reduce the impact tourism causes on our little piece of paradise as much as we can. Therefore our Policy is against surplus usage of resources. Our property is rustic, made with organic material (bamboo mat walls, thatched roof), open to sky showers etc and therefore may not be suited for all (If you do not like open spaces and are scared of nature then this place is not for you) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Gecko

Address: Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744211, India
Region: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Price Range: RM78 - RM165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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damvilram, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
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vjamnal, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“Take a Bamboo Villa, you will not regret it”
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“Choose Bamboo Huts if available”
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