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Lutz Guesthouse

Beach, Mahabalipuram, India
Lutz Guesthouse
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

This is going to be one of the most contradicting reviews I´ve ever written! First of all, months before we arrived in the town, I booked a room by email with Lutz in Germany. When we arrived, however, the friendly caretaker, "Kutty", was totally unaware of our booking!! It would appear, therefore, that communication between Germany and India is sparse,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

My friend and me came to chennai and took the taxi service of lutz guesthouse to mahabalipuram. He brought us friendly and secure to the guesthouse. It was very late and although the restaurant was closed they prepared us an omlette. We were very satisfied and the beer was cold and delicious. Our room had a nice atmosphere. We loved... More 

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