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Emerald Gecko

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Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744101, India
Emerald Gecko
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Havelock! Words cannot describe this beautiful island on Earth.It is in India that is even more exciting because this lovely country has everything to offer.Emerald Gecko in Havelock island is where we stayed for close to 10 days, a very hospitable staff and if you want the sea as your neighbor it is the place to be. The huts are... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 steps away from a private beach. An almost horizontal tree which looks as if it is leaning on water. A swing tied to the tree. You can just forget the time there. The huts are very well maintained and the staff is amazing. They provide a common fridge where you can store liquids. I didn't get a chance to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Andamans in Janurary and stayed at the Emerald Gecko for 8 days. A friend recommended the place to me and it was an excellent choice. I stayed in the bamboo cabin with the attached bath right next to the beach. The beach is beautiful and there is a nice swing on a tree which is great to sit... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the beach shack. Just two minutes and you are on the beach. The room was basic and comfortable, with an open air bathroom which was adventurous for us. All facilities worked at all times, only one has to go to the common water heater to get hot water. The view is excellent, and on some days, you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emerald Gecko is by far the best accommodation in their price range on the island. I went for my honeymoon for 2 nights on this island. We loved it so much that we extended our sty by another. Since Gecko was full we went out looking for another hotel in similar price range. Checked every property but could not find... More 

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christchurch, nz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is nice but beach loses the sun early ie by midday. The beach huts are very basic and feel far too expensive for what they are. There is much better value down the road. You will find accom in peak season don't worry it's there. I found a better bungalow for almost half the price with a toilet/shower attached.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there after booking in advance many days back.Stayed in bungalow there and it was beautiful with a earthy feel. Open air showers were amazing and something different to experience. We found only the food basic and a little expensive.Rest everything went well and nice.

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Brussels
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We agree with the Lonely Planet that Emerald Gecko is one of few places on this island whose design is likely to please most Western eyes. The huts are very pretty and comfortable. The mattresses are a bit softer than usual in this part of the world, which was great. Their complimentary breakfast is nice but otherwise we found the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in Gecko and we simply loved it. Firstly its not a luxury hotel, its for the budget travellers. We booked the two storey lodge and its amazing. The wooden walls, dim lighted rooms , balcony, the small wooden couch, the open shower etc was a different experience all together. Its not very spacious but good enough... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Basic beach huts so we considered it pricy for what you got ( in comparison to other similar resorts). However, the customer service we got from Padma was brilliant. Booked us in advance, organised ferry ticket purchase and rickshaw to meet us at the airport- super stress free. The restaurant is only open for each meal time and is not... More 

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