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“Horrible quality - even for a backpacker” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Narmadha
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Kovalam Road, Kanyakumari 629704, India   |  
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Ranked #17 of 22 Kanyakumari B&B and Inns
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“Horrible quality - even for a backpacker”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I found this hotel in the Indian Lonely Planet guidebook, but I unfortunately did not have a good experience. As I was just passing through Kanyakumari for a quick visit to the tip of India on my multi-month backpacking tour of India, I was planning for just a one night stay and did not expect much. Thus, when I first inspecte the room, I agreed to it even though it was very basic and did not look to clean, mostly the bathroom was dirty (500 Rs price convinced me). However, when I returned after dinner to my bed, I started to notice bugs crawling on the sheet and me. I examined to find many species and a few that look like bed bugs. After looking at google images, I confirmed that they were bed bugs.

It took some arguing and visual proof to get my money back before I left to the place next door. I would not recommend unless you are a budget, lucky traveller.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Hotel Narmadha is located close to the centre of Kanyakumari (it's not a big town.)

I had one of two rooms at the front with a balcony overlooking the sea. The room was basic, without mosquito net so I got bit quite a lot.

Bathroom had a squat toilet and a pathetic dribble of a shower.

There often wasn't electricity. During the day this left me with no fan but in the evening they used a generator when necessary.

Staff were quite friendly although they didn't speak much English. One had the cheek to ask me for a tip when I left even though he'd done nothing but I took pity and gave him something.

Can't remember how much I paid but you should bargin.

Room Tip: Try for one of the two rooms at the front with balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kovalam Road, Kanyakumari 629704, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Kanyakumari
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Ranked #17 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Kanyakumari
Number of rooms: 18

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