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Bob Marley Cafe and Beach House

182 Fisherman's Colony | In the Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to enjoy Sunday afternoon with sea breeze, food and friends. The cafe is located at a location which provides you an amazing view of the sea and surroundings. You may even get an almost independent floor to eat food.

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Thank Mani M
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

On weekdays it's easy to get rooms. Advance booking recommended for weekend trips. Food is average. Service is average. Rooms are basically someone's house kinda place, so rooms too are average. Specially ask for the SEA TOP cottage, if wanted that only. That's a best deal here, I guess. If visiting, please give my love to their pet. He is... More 

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Thank Jignesh V
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Bob's cafe has been and will be one of my favorite hangouts. Period. I've been coming here on and off over the years and one thing that has not changed is Robert and the ambiance. Went out with my friend recently and at the last minute, my friend called up Rob and requested for a room. He obliged instantly and... More 

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2 Thank Ashok666
Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had been here after lunch somewhere in the afternoon. What an amazing view this place. A pretty small cafe yet very cozy with very nice service. The view is the deal stealer of this place. Situated right on the beach this place serves some amazing drinks and snacks. A nice place to be in the afternoon till evening i... More 

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Thank anil010101
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Really disapointed with the breakfast I had this morning. Poor and delayed service, too noisy because of 20000 Watts (at least !!) music just nearby my ears... Only positive point was the view on the beach. ...

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Thank Christophe T
Robert-Sava, Owner at Bob Marley Cafe and Beach House, responded to this review

It was sunrise party on Sunday morning organised by our room guests. I think Mr.Christopher does not like partying but like to watch others partying for hours ,if he does want to hear loud music , wisely he could have moved to the top floor , else should have gone out. More 

Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The location is the best thing about this hotel - right over the beach (not good for swimming and sunbathing though) and the rooms have balconies with fabulous views. The room was very simple but reasonably clean. Priced 800 Rs which was acceptable. The restaurant was average for this touristy village, a bit overpriced as most others, with quite tasty... More 

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1 Thank Jozin
Ooty, India
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Colors of building is bit different then what it shows on pic also name is bit changed to Bob's cafe. Its really nice, small restaurant with view of the ocean. I did not stay in the hotel so can not comment on rooms. They play some awesome music, especially classic rock which very seldom you get to here anywhere in... More 

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1 Thank Sharan94022
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This place is risky. Owner is unstable. Rooms are often filthy with bedbugs. Price changes day to day. Parties go all night and police are often coming in the middle of the night. Better places are nearby.

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1 Thank Dan S
Robert-Sava, Owner at Bob Marley Cafe and Beach House, responded to this review

I think my guests will know more about our place than you Mr. fraud reviewer , We don't have you staying with us recently , SURE you are from mahabs , have reported to trip advisor , better luck next time. More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

About the owner: Robert is one of the best people you will come across, He made us feel safe and welcome, he told us about where to go and what to see.He made everything very easy for us and he is probably the best Guys in Mahabalipuram as no matter how busy he is he takes out time and guides... More 

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2 Thank Gypsy_Sasha
Bangalore, India
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We booked Bob Marley online through the website - http://www.bobmarleycafebeachhouse.com/. We had booked rooms for 7 of us - 3 rooms. The online website allowed this to happen. Any one can try this! and it works perfectly. We booked 3 rooms for a total cost of 2500 - 2600 INR. We checked in at the hotel on the night of... More 

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2 Thank Siddharth1982
Robert-Sava, Owner at Bob Marley Cafe and Beach House, responded to this review

You 8 Guys with one Girl booked for 3 rooms INR for 2200 , It was a mistake by the website to give three rooms for ONE Female , includes with 8 Male , No one will give rooms in Mahabs for one girl with 8 guys , I told you i can return the full amount you paid online... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bob Marley is a well known & recommended Guesthouse, restaurant & Beachcafe. Situated on the beach of Mamallapuram just 2 minutes walk from the town centre. We have nice clean rooms, all with seaview. In our restaurant we serve excellent and very tasty fresh made (sea)food, snacks and drinks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bob Marley Cafe and Beach House

Address: 182 Fisherman's Colony | In the Beach, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Location: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range: $6 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bob Marley Cafe And Guesthouse Hotel Mamallapuram
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