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Lutz Guesthouse

Beach, Mahabalipuram, India
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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bologna
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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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Phuket
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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godspeed82
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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münster
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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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Muenster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

This year I had a trip with friends to Mahabalipuram. We choose before in the Internet Lutz Guesthouse and made a reservation. We arrived in Chennai and the pick up with the taxi of the Guesthouse was really good in time and friendly. We stayed there for two weeks. The very nice rooms with sea face balconys have a good... More

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Additional Information about Lutz Guesthouse

Address: Beach, Mahabalipuram, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
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Ranked #9 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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