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“Beach-front cottages and ample space amidst nature” 3 of 5 stars
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Malvan Sindhudurg District, Tarkarli, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tarkarli
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Beach-front cottages and ample space amidst nature”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here between aug 29 ans Sep 2. One should not complain about the room as we knew fully well that service will not match a 5-star. Yet, the MTDC staff were warm and helpful. You have to decide your meal a few hours earlier as the caterers have to fetch products from a distance in Malvan. For INR2000 due to monsoon, the room with AC and geyser is a steal. They have put a kids area and several hammocks between trees.

You should go for a glimpse of nature and not for the resort. The beach is pristine and unspoilt.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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25 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I and my wife stayed at MTDC, Tarkarli along with 2 other friends from 7 - 9 September 2013.

The MTDC resort is located right on the Tarkarli beach giving it a great locational advantage. The property is also very well spread out. We stayed in one of the AC Konkani houses (there are non-Ac konkani houses, dorms, house boats and bamboo houses as other acco options) and had a great view of the sea from our room.

Being a government run property, the accommodation is priced very reasonably. So it is a great place for a cheap weekend getaway.

However, I was majorly disappointed with the lack of hygiene and the quality of service! Rooms are clearly very, very old and havent got a retouch done which is a must in any resort / hotel after every few years. All the walls in the room were shabby and the linen was not very clean. The towel we were given had stains all over it. Also although the bathroom had the basic amenities like hot running water, the upkeep and maintenance of fittings left a lot to be desired. The running water in the bathrooms was quite muddy - it increases the perceived risk of catching a skin infection.

The restaurant has good, home-made food served. However, it is massively understaffed and waiting time during one meal was close to 45 minutes on a fairly limited menu. There is no room service and the staff is pretty inflexible on breakfast / lunch / evening snacks / dinner timings. The other couple with us had a small child and we could not get hot breakfast post 10 am. There are a few seating decks along the beach but one cannot get any kind of food & beverage service on the decks. Also the options to eat during breakfast and evening snacks were 2 - 4.

There could be a point of view that one should not expect a lot when paying just 2000 bucks for a room, but I feel that hygiene and cleanliness standards have to be maintained even if one is providing accommodation free of cost.

In my view, if this property is handed over to a private operator - it would do wonders to the property and to the experience of guests. Tourism in this part of coastal Maharashtra would also get an added boost.

Room Tip: Stayed in Room 115. Seemed to be better compared to the one my friends stayed in (Room 116).
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was my second trip to Tarkarli. Last year we had gone in August and this year we went in September. Weather was superb. Since it was off-season, there was hardly anybody in the resort. Unfortunately, the rooms are in bad shape and not maintained well at all. Maybe during the season they maybe ok. The resort has a restaurant and the caretaker Vishram recognized us. The service was good and the food was awesome :) Food maybe a little expensive for budget travellers. Since we only wanted to relax, we did not do any sightseeing. However, we have a contact called Shyam - 9422633578 who is knowledgable about the area and will take you for a tour.

Room Tip: Room 101 has a fantastic view and the first room as you enter the accommodation area. There is no s...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The location is too good. Bang right on the beach. The beach access is fantastic, Spectacular view from the bed and wonderful sounds of the beach waves. The beach was clean and uncrowded. Just one restaurant with Malvani cuisine and average service. We went with minimal expectations since its MTDC, but were more than happy.We enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend as "must visit".

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Nice place right on the beach which is pristine, clean & not too crowded. Excellent for Budget Travelers as this is great value for money. Any one expecting more can be disheartened. Only one restaurant & nothing nearby. Restaurant provides good, clean food cooked in hygienic Kitchen but lacks choice & options. Service is average as would be expected from Govt. enterprise.

Room Tip: We stayed in AC Cottage, the Boat seems to be a better option but has limited place. Check the room...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The place seems to be a good place to hangout for couples and family also as the resort has house boat facilities too. June, July and August is not the time for water sports lover however the pleasant atmosphere is worth a visit in these months.

The canteen within resort also offers north indian cuisines for those who are not use to coconut gravy.

There is a Ayurvedic Spa next to resort, worth a visit to relax.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Hi When i say heavenly the i mean it foe the location. MTDC has got the best location and bang on the beach. We stayed in the boat house. There r 2 boat house stationed at the end on resort each has two floors grond and 1st floor. Rooms in ground floors are very big means very big. Bath area is also big with walk in ward road. the entire setup is nice and gives different feeling staying in the boat house with bamboo furniture. Entire place is done with bamboo. This resort is all about the location in the night u can see the clear skys and gaze the stars.....with lovely breeze and constant sound of waves hitting the shore.

Rooms are clean and with all the basci ammeneties with LCD TV fridge and in some rooms they have bath tubs also . Hot and clod waters. Remember they dont have a returant of their own. They have a resturant givent to a contractor and they dont give room service......and resturant is at one end long way for room service....but as u know india works on jugad technology tip the waiters and they will deliver the food. Food quality is good sea food is good and fresh but priced high compared to other resturants in vicinity.

One more thing in boat house celing is of wood so if anybody even walks on the 1st floor u can here the wood sound. if u dont want to disturb ue sleep then go for 1st floor rooms but these rooms are smaller than ground floor ....but advantage is they have a huge seating deck area where u can party. we were group of 3 faimlis with 3 kids and we had fun in the deck area partying drinking dancing (carried own music arrangments). Over all it was fun stay with amazing amazing stays and with kids also we didnt faced any problem in terms food or stay. They have huge kids play area.

If u are a beach person then this the best place....guys am big fan fan of goa and go goa every year....but believe me if want nice calm clear water then this the place. Carry your drinks and have fun. Beaches are not commercialised and MTDC has its own private sort of beach with a security and lifeguard. You get firecrackers in the market so on our last night we bought some and had a fun time on the beach in the night kids really enjoyed the crackers.

Amazing place to be with your loved ones and have a peacfull time of life. Dont compare this place with Goa as goa is commercialised and lot of night life.

But this place is more of ture natural beauty......tarkarli is also known for scuba diving and snorkeling....one of site in india. If u are firt timer u can try ur hands with scuba diving and if u have done abroad then u can give a miss to it. As the place where they do scuba diving there are many operator and lot of water disturbance which effects the visibily......abroad u get clear waters. so first timers sholud try the expecirence its cheap 700 to 1000 bucks and prity safe also.

Room Tip: Go for boat house rooms they are priced highly when u compare the price u can get a good 4star room...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Malvan Sindhudurg District, Tarkarli, India
Location: India > Maharashtra > Tarkarli
Amenities:
Beach
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Tarkarli
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
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