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Emerald Gecko

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Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744101, India
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing place! Had a split level bamboo hut which looked down to the sea. Bedroom and balcony upstairs and bathroom down. Open air shower. Simple but perfect. Great place to stay. Would recommend and definitely return. Easy walking distance to get food and scooty hire. Loved it!!

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

perfect place. Situated on the beach No. 5, which is, in my opinion the best one on the island, with wonderful bamboo huts and a great restaurant - Emerald Gecko is a ideal place for stay. Stuff is friendly and helpful. Huts, which are made of bamboo, are very comfortable, however there is no AC nor wifi in the room... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I am super late on writing this but better late than never.Precious location and extremely rustic thatched roof rooms but that was the beauty of this little gem.The little beach was almost private and the palm trees that surrounded the whole property added to the calm the place offers.If you are the fancy ''cant live without the Air condition "... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stayed in the bamboo huts in Emarald Gecko, This place is ideally if you are on a budget trip or if you are planning to stay in Havelock for a long duration like over a month or so. very friendly staff, great food and fantastic location.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Emerald Gecko has possibly one of the best locations at Havelock, right on beach number 5. The rooms are made of bamboo and are like cottages with open air showers. The bunglows are nice but can get cramped, and the lodges are your best bet. The staff is really friendly. We had to go for diving at 7 am, and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The resort was awesome...the staff there was very helpful and friendly...as we are jain we wanted to eat jain food so the chef there prepared us jain food which by the way was very delicious...overall it is a good resort to stay in with view of sea just infront of the bamboo bunglows...we had no problems staying there...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Booked a bungalow, but managed to upgrade to a lodge when I landed there. The rooms made of bamboo are quite quaint and you can have a shower looking up to the open sky :-) A very strong breeze gets some sand into your room, but the view more than makes up for that. The manager, Ms.Nafeesa was very helpful.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The resort is spread evenly on a large space along vijaynagar beach. The cottages are evenly spread out with the cafe/restaurant @ the center. The rooms are decent in size with wardrobe facility(in the duplex). The bathrooms again are neat and not congested. It has a concept of open air bathroom which most people may like. The bed has clean... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I got a little late in making my bookings and thus I could not find a room here in the initial 2 days of my stay at Havelock. But once I checked in here (on a monday that is) I had nothing to complain about. Rooms: Lovely beach huts with balconies that offer a lovely view of beach. And then... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I zeroed down on Emerald Gecko after doing a fair bit of research on Trip Advisor. We (me and my newly-wed wife) stayed here for 4 Days & 4 Nights in the month of March,2015. Since, it being our Honeymoon, I din't want to take any chances. Even though I was thorough in my research and read some great things... More 

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