The property is beautiful. Old world charm. Location - can't beat it. Its on the Beach - you can throw a stone into the water from the balcony (thanks to the sea coming inwards for the last 150-200 years. The town has lost a few streets to the sea). The rooms are decent, not too big and not too small. The Bathrooms are pretty small, I think its been carved out (my guess is it wasn't there earlier), but modern. Nice pool. The food is decent. However, the breakfast menu just does not change one bit. We were there for 3 days and we got exactly the same stuff, including the Idlis. I'm sure they can be a bit more innovative. We were forced to have the Christmas Eve "Gala" dinner at Rs.2200/- person. I think they are just not geared to throw such parties. The choice and food was mediocre. They served the dinner at 8.30pm, by which time my kids had gone to sleep. They initially refused to give them any snack or food earlier in the evening as they were preparing for the night's party. They later relented and gave them French Fries, which was the only dinner my kids got. The hotel relented for the Christmas Dinner and waived off the charges for my children. The views are spectacular - the sea on one side, the Danish fort on the other. Tranquebar is not really on the tourist circuit, so, is crowd free. The hotel arranged for a guide to the Danish town, which was good. Its a really small town and there is absolutely NO other place to eat. Overall, a lovely experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of a Danish Admiral, Ove Gjedde, sent by the king of Denmark with two ships. They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory. Then Dansborg, the Fort of Tharangambadi – a solid example of Scandinavian military architecture was established to export pepper to Denmark. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706.Today you can drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence. Re-live marine history; visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore. The town remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world.Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who visit prolong their life. Facing full east, The Bungalow on the Beach gives guests their own encounter with the sun and sea breeze. Time becomes irrelevant when you stand facing the sunrise: a 14th century Pandya temple on your left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right.Come taste ‘eternity’ in a stopover! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bungalow On The Beach Hotel Tharangambadi
- Hotel On The Beach