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“Unhelpful staff, over priced and awful breakfast” 2 of 5 stars
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Symphony Palms Havelock
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island 744101, India   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Unhelpful staff, over priced and awful breakfast”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Really bad customer service and completely over priced for what it was. We left Barefoot Beach resort on the other side of the island, beach no.7 to come over to beach no.5 and were rather disappointed by the customer service and surroundings. It is near to the beach, but the beach on that side is not as stunning as Beach 7. I would not recommend staying here, it is also overpriced and the 'continental' breakfast was awful. Could not believe we paid the same price as Barefoot resort which was 100% times better. Oh and the beds are hard and not comfy at all plus at 6am every morning they ring your bell and leave tea outside.

There were 3 of us staying there and they gave us an over used mattress which they put on the floor.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I had booked the Lagoon cottages through cleartrip website. Location was excellent. Lagoons are very near to beach and hotel is at convenient distance from the market(where you can hire scooters at reasonable price Rs. 400/24 hrs), good food options available nearby.
One can spend the lazy afternoons on hammocks by the beach and travel to Radhanagar (about 11 kms) and Elephant beach in morning/evening.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed in Symphony Palms Havelock for two days and were very pleased with the room and cleanliness and maintenance of garden. There is nothing called room service in this resort but you will forget about these small details as soon as you see the beautiful beach next to it .. it feels it is actually located in heaven.

As far as service is concerned you have to be on your own and expect nothing. No running warm water in washroom , no hot tea in the bed.. but still awesome property :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Had bought a full package to Symphony including airport transfer, ferry ticket and hotel transfer.

Firstly, the hotel and the lagoon cabins to the seaside are very nice and the location is beautiful.

However, the added services did not function at all. We ended paying bribe to get on the ferry, pay for taxis by ourself, etc.

Most anyone was the Symphony Beach Resort did not care at all. Approaching the reception they told it was not their problem. We should call their agent. I had booked everything directly at the hotel and nevertheless they did not care.

Afterwards they agent apologised and promised to give some refundending, but here 2 weeks later nothing have happened.

Nice place, but do not expect anyone to be caring about you as a customer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited in Feb 2013 and stayed in beach front lagoon type. Hotel interior is really awsome. You can any time go to beach and come.........beach side ambience is pleasent and romantic. Just loved it. All well maintained with good room service. I will advise to take beach front rooms.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It is better to avoid this hotel if you can. Sea Shell resort is a much better option in this price range. The rooms are clean but the bathroom's are not that good. This resort doesn't have water heater. Staff are helpfull and the resturant is good.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have been at Symphony Palm from 16 Feb till 21 Feb 2013.
The room is quite right, but two things are impossible to understand:
- First why we have to do the shower with cold water? I asked why but they told me simply " Sorry we haven't"
- Second we had to buy the toilet paper, because in this hotel wasn't provided.......
very strange!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Symphony Palms Havelock

Address: Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island 744101, India
Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Havelock Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Symphony Palms Havelock 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Symphony Palms Beach Resort at Beach No. 5 referred as Govind Nagar Beach is one of the newly opened Beach Resort at Havelock Island with sumptuous interiors and superb modern facilities add to an atmosphere of discrete luxury close to the lagoon and its great activities and adventure witnessing richest marine biodiversity for those who would like to touch the depth of the mysterious sea world.Symphony Palms Havelock has well maintained rooms and sea facing cottages. The Resort also boasts a full range of audiovisual equipment and trained staff, so that every need connected to conferencing is anticipated and taken care of.From relaxing and enjoying the hospitality to trying your hand at any number of leisure and sporting activities, Symphony Palms Havelock, offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed ... more   less 
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Symphony Palms Beach Hotel Havelock Island

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