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Mandala Beach House & Cottages

North of Vijaya Park | Sea View Ward, Alleppey beach, Alappuzha, India
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the "penthouse", the most expensive of this hotel's rooms, and the price was certainly well above the average for the area. The floor was studded with bolts that made walking an exercise in obstacle avoidance. The room had a single, rusting fan that simply moved the room's considerable collection of dirt slowly around, but failed to cool... More 

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Thank Miel L
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to preface this review by saying that while paying the bill, I had a face-to-face discussion with the owner to raise my concerns and offer feedback. I was trying to avoid writing a negative review and genuinely wanted to share my thoughts for improvement (as a note in each room asks his guests to do), but the owner... More 

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Thank BrianaEve
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights and used it as a base to explore the local area by scooter (Marari Beach etc.) Whilst the room wasn't the most spacious or the most luxurious, the location was good - you could hear the sea from the room. Much quieter staying here than in the centre of town. Harris the owner... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Mandala's for two nights at Mandala last week and loved it! Very basic rooms, but who cares when you are right on the beach? Harris the owner is such a gem, he organised for me to go on a backwater canoe ride (such fun!). The food service is a tad slow, but who cares when you are... More 

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Israel
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 2 couples at the mandala after reading the reviews, and got 2 rooms- one was at the back- the joint showers and the moldy smell was not worth the 1200 rs. The other room- the one facing the beach was basic, rotten shower and pretty run down for 2200rs! The only good thing was the view. The "restaurant"... More 

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Thank shullll
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the bamboo hut, which of course was basic. Yet that rounded the beach feeling off and is fair considering the price. Mandala is small with only a handful of rooms and thus you immediately get to know the other guests, which in our case were all Western backpackers like us. Harris who runs the place is very nice... More 

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Thank Tim K
County Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed straight for this place on the basis of the excellent review in the Lonely Planet Guide book. Most of the reviews on various websites were all ravingly positive, and all mentioned the owners by name as being part of their great experience. Only one review that we could find noted the fact that there were new owners very... More 

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Thank deirdre404
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I sent an email a month in advance to book the penthouse. I even called him because he said the room was free but didn't send me a confirmation email. Then he confirmed the booking on the phone. One day before our arrival I emailed him again to say when we would be coming and first he said he accidentally... More 

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Thank Imke S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend booked this place one month ago we arrived on the date and room was ready for us ,it's very excellent place,clean and calm and owner harris is very friendly and helpful guy if you want anything he will help you This place is amazing budget beach house I ever seen

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Thank Sam J
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Mandala is right by the sea in a beautiful spot, has clean (ish) simple rooms and is a great place to hang out. HOWEVER - the owner is currently scamming people. I booked a month in advance to stay there and when I arrived the owner claimed I'd made a different request. He managed to give me the rooms he'd... More 

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