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The Villa Manikandan Guest House

11 (Old 9) Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603014, India
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The Villa Manikandan Guest House
Ranked #4 of 21 hotels in Mahabalipuram
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hyderabad, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We arrived at noon, when sun was frying us up. We checked in Room 101(R.400 per day), the last one on the ground floor. The placed is managed by a French Lady and the place makes you feel at home. The room looked pretty decent but not extraordinary. The Bucket and Mug provided are horrible but the bathroom was ok.... More

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Pondicherry, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Villa Maikandan was perfect for our stay. Our room and bathroom were very clean, simple, cool and light. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Pascale the owner is very nice and knowledgeable, she helped us to find nice places in the town.

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Izegem, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and me stayed in the villa for a few months and it felt like a second home. Good location, close to the beach, nice staff and you get a family on top of it even if it is only for a few days. If you search for great luxury and no powercuts you should go somewhere else, the... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

For 1,000 Rs this joint is very reasonable - pros: Close to beach, Quiet, AC and fan Outdoor private seating area, Close to all restaurants and attractions Cons: Not very clean, no hot water, power outages, mosquito ridden General comments about the town: The day we arrived in Mahabalipuram the police were enforcing prohibition in the town, which meant we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Simple and nice, just what we were looking for. It has an artistic ambience and a great locatation close to the beach and to the main road. But the best is the great price and an average cleanness (for India standards it is nice and clean). We,ll stay there again if we come back some day to Mamallapuram.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in one of the double rooms on the first floor (upstairs). The room was basic, and it's true that the mattresses aren't very comfortable. I think for one or two nights it is ok, but more than that could get tiresome (pun intended). We had to opt for the AC because it was extremely hot, the room seemed... More

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pmaugui, Manager at The Villa Manikandan Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Just you forget to speak about the basic too price of the AC room, guest house one, not hotel one. In Hotel Sea Breeze just near, you can get one AC double room for minimum 2400 INR / night. We charge only 1400 INR / night so, that guest house rate doesn't allow us to run generator (loudly, costly,... More

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29 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Location is great. Everything is very close. Besides this all the other things are not so good. The room was decent size, and they had a good mosquito net which we needed very badly. The matrass was unbelievable thin. Bad nights of sleep due to this. The shower gave three drops of water. So you needed the bucket. Worst of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

we had a very nice time in this lovely and confortable gest house. The restaurant was just opening and they made a puja what was quite interresting. There is a lot of open space in the villa, like garden, terraces and roof top where we met indian studants and other travellers. They also provide very good water, laundrry service and... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

A comfortable, cosy guest-house with a friendly and helpful staff. The small kitchen upstairs and a water filter downstairs makes it also a good option for a long-term stay. There is also a laundry service, a small garden with a restaurant (open during high-season) and a rooftop where to sit and watch the sunset. Excellent location in the main tourist... More

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Pahalgam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Very nice stay in the Villa, more than one month, family ambiance, sharing kitchen on the 2nd floor, we used cheap simple good room on the ground floor and enjoyed the new restaurant opened for the high season. They have also good room on the first floor .. Good place to meet other travellers and also Indian people and to... More

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Address: 11 (Old 9) Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603014, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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The Villa Manikandan is located in the centre of the tourist area, at 3 mn walk from the beach.There are 9 rooms in the ground floor and 9 rooms in the first floor where five rooms have their own patio. We provide 3 rooms with Air Condition.All rooms have double bed, one granite desk, attached bathroom with western toilets and shower.One terrace of 55 m2 on the second floor, covered by a palm roof is used as open space.We provide filtered and purified water (reverse osmosis). ... more   less 
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