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The Bungalow on the Beach

24 King Street, Tharangambadi 609313, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquebar is a beautiful place to visit if only the hotel industry in the city weren't monopolised by the Neemrana group. Even the TTDC (read Government) owned hotel has been leased out to Neemrana. This has lead to high-handedness and a very arrogant behaviour of the management. We went to Tranquebar without a prior reservation at any of the only... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us! We encourage our guests to reserve their rooms in advance, since The Bungalow on the Beach and The Gate House have limited inventory and being the only hotels of their kind in Tranquebar, attract a lot more bookings; specially during the long weekends. We are sorry that we... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this hotel during a road trip through southern Tamil Nadu with our two young children. It is a lovely restored property right on the coast next to the 17th c. Danish Fort. The high ceilings, the 4-poster beds and flowing curtains had my kids entranced. "It feels like a pirate ship," my son noted. Our room opened... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about The Bungalow on the Beach! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the bungalow, as well as its proximity to the Danish fort, and got a chance to explore Tranquebar. Your compliments about the restoration and the restaurant have been conveyed to the teams on-site. At Neemrana,... More

Delhi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little bungalow is tucked away on the sea coast which was frequented by the Danish a few centuries ago. One can walk around the little town and see all its delights in about an hour. As there is not much to do one is bound to retire at the hotel. There is a wonderful ambience in the hotel and... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback about Neemrana’s - Bungalow on the Beach. We are delighted to learn that you got a chance to relax and unwind at the bungalow, as well as explore the Danish Fort and the museum, in Tranquebar. Your compliments about the ambience have been conveyed to the Chairman and to the restoration team... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a trip that we put off twice, but when it finally happened, it really took our breath away. Our children found the place, and booked it for us as a twenty-sixth anniversary gift. Having been to Tharangambadi about fifteen-odd years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see the contrast in appearance between then and now. Then it was... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write to us and for your warm words about The Bungalow on the Beach heritage hotel, in Tranquebar. We at Neemrana endeavour to tailor experiences for our guests, unique and memorable in essence and it is deeply rewarding to know that you enjoyed your experience in Tranquebar, and carried back memories... More

Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much of value for money, restaurant average and changing from buffet to a la carte any moment, rooms nice heritage but pricey and with little privacy, staff not very friendy, hardly any internet options,....

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are disappointed to learn that your stay at The Bungalow on the Beach, in Tranquebar, didn’t work out as expected and are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation. At the bungalow, although breakfast is included in the room rent as part of our continental tariff plans, we offer a la carte services for lunch and... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was just the perfect place for a bunch of motorcycle riders from Chennai and Bangalore to chill out over the weekend. As we turned off from the highway , we were just blown by the sudden transformation of the setting. We rode through an archway into a time warp !. The street and houses were as the Danes and... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and appreciative feedback about Neemrana’s - Bungalow on the Beach heritage hotel, in Tranquebar! At Neemrana, we try and maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, so that the past is not completely obliterated; and we are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and appreciate the... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed here for 3 days with extended family. Great property and very well maintained, like any other Neemrana property. We had taken the rooms on the first floor with a superb view of the beach. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. The town itself is small and has a nice, quaint feel to it. Good place to unwind, esp.... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm feedback ! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay at The Bungalow on the Beach, in Tranquebar; and your overall experience. Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who visit, prolong their life. Your... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was in desperate need to get away, somewhere by myself. I didn't want to do a group trip which is considered safer in india, rather that gallivanting around by myself (not to mention parents freak out less). A friend mentioned Tranquebar and suggested The Bungalow. A couple of days of mulling and google searches later, i found it to... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your appreciative feedback about The Bungalow on the Beach, in Tranquebar. At Neemrana, we try and maintain a balance between the old world charm and modern amenities, in our endeavour to provide an experience to our guests and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense and appreciate the effort. We... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I got to know about this place thru internet as one of the best weekend getaways in chennai. Visited it over a weekend with my friend in July 2014. The place is a relaxation pod. Beautiful surroundings, singing sea waves, appealling greenery and medieval luxury are some of the attributes of this less known, undermarketed amazing place. if you want... More

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback about The Bungalow on the Beach heritage hotel, in Tranquebar ! We at Neemrana have made every effort to retain the original structure of the bungalow, which dates back to the 17th century and it is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the ambience and the proximity to the beach and the... More

New Delhi, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Bungalow on the Beach is a beautiful property located on the beach in Tharangambadi, close to the Danish fort. The rooms are tasteful and each room has a distinct appeal and design. The sea-view rooms offer the best views and are value for money. The staff is friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend the place.

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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at The Bungalow on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words about The Bungalow on the Beach heritage hotel in Tranquebar. It is heartening to learn that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the ambience of the hotel. Your compliments about the interiors and décor have been conveyed to the Chairman and the interiors team. As you are aware, every effort has... More

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Address: 24 King Street, Tharangambadi 609313, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Tharangambadi
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of a Danish Admiral, Ove Gjedde, sent by the king of Denmark with two ships. They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory. Then Dansborg, the Fort of Tharangambadi – a solid example of Scandinavian military architecture was established to export pepper to Denmark. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706.Today you can drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence. Re-live marine history; visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore. The town remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world.Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who visit prolong their life. Facing full east, The Bungalow on the Beach gives guests their own encounter with the sun and sea breeze. Time becomes irrelevant when you stand facing the sunrise: a 14th century Pandya temple on your left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right.Come taste ‘eternity’ in a stopover! ... more   less 
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