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“Wasn't worth the money they charged !! horrible ERS !” 2 of 5 stars
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The Great Outdoors
NH 17, Bauttakatta | 4 km Into the Arabian Sea From the Coast of Karwar, Karwar 575002, India   |  
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Bangalore, India
1 review
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“Wasn't worth the money they charged !! horrible ERS !”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Went there with group of 20 ppl from my office. I think none of the staff there were trained. They lacked the basic hospitality. They did not seemed to have any system in case of some emergency (like if someone needs medical help or so, they did not have speed boat kind of thing to take you back to city).
We also went for a banana ride from the private beach there and their boat malfunctioned. Okay, we can tolerate that but another boat came to us only after 1 hour (we were somewhere a km away from the shore in the sea floating in that banana ride for that much amount of time and that too around 6 pm to 7 pm). So their emergency response system was really bad.

Food also was not very good for vegetarians.

Good thing was the island itself. It was peaceful place to spend some time at.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Good:
The place was scenic, relaxing and very good to spend a weekend.

Bad:
The manager was very poor in organizing the place. Does not even speak english and was too hard to get any thing arranged through him.

Also the cottage was not clean, dirty pillows were stacked in the cottage. We had tough time managing our kids, tough to get hot milk. (everything was cold).

Power supply was very badly interrupted/shutdown.

Found really big scorpio in the tents, thankfully folks were playing cards, imaginge if we were sleeping, (which might be common in a jungle) but what was suprising there is no one to take help in the night as we could not find any people in the help desk,

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

What a place! Loved the sceneries of the deep blue
sea, the sea gulls chirping, the dolphins bobbing, fishing boats at sea, peace
& quiet, away from everything. The experience of being away on an island
was fantastic. Enjoyed the boat ride, barbeque & bonfire, nature treks
through the rugged island lots of water sports, small secluded beach, superb
food stayed one night in bamboo cottage & one night in a tent nice unusual
experience!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 11, 2011

Ours was a corporate team outing to kurumgad island. From the word GO, we had a blast. The speed boatride to the island was so exciting. It took ½ an hour to reach. On arrival we were greeted by the cheerful staff and taken straight to lunch which was awesome!! Great fish! The tented accommodation was comfortable with individual attached toilets. The staff took us on a guided tour of island to show us the fort ramparts the Narasimha temple, the mystry creek, and the beach. Once we saw the beach, we didn’t want to leave because it was so much fun, we did plenty of water sports at the beach. Also did some fishing at the jetty. On our return to our tents we could smell the delicious barbeque. We partied from 7pm to 3am next day. We had a lazy breakfast while watching the dolphins. Then we were taken for boatride to see the neighbouring islands. and then it was time to check out. Wish we could have stayed for another day. Will come back again soon.!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

This place is like hidden treasure, and it is very famous among new generation corporators. Excellant location must visit while on this side of India.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: NH 17, Bauttakatta | 4 km Into the Arabian Sea From the Coast of Karwar, Karwar 575002, India
Location: India > Karnataka > Karwar
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Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Karwar
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