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SeaShell, Port Blair
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in Port Blair
Certificate of Excellence
Bhubaneswar, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Will never recommend”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I booked this resort as it was the first one that came on the google search, I had to book an urgent trip to Portblair, and I decided to go for this. After checking in, they gave me a executive room (which I had asked for), but the room stank really badly, I asked for room freshner and it arrived late. I had to call up twice for the same, once the fresher was done, I got in a shower please do note the water was hot, a big plus point. Left for my meeting after having lunch food was decent but not the best one around, I had to return by bread as it was not Hot at all. Once I returned, I turned on the AC, but after about 3 hours of it being on 16 degrees, it was still pretty hot in the room, i complained and finally had to move to a different room, I was upgraded to a deluxe room, which was not stinking, was relatively bigger not stinking and had a working AC.
Breakfast was cold and really bad, had to order room service which i was assured would be Hot.
So all in all, everything in the hotel is big MINUS, except the staff they have good staff.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Set on top of Marine Hill, this hotel overlooks north bay. The rooms are comfortable, the food very good and service is excellent. Enjoyed our stay in Sea Shell, Havelock and Sea Shell on Neil Island too. Beautiful properties on the pristine beaches of the coral islands. Would highly recommend these hotels.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

View from this hotel is excellent in Port Blair. Service is also very good. Owner Mr. Arora is
very cooperative in nature. Any one visiting Andaman must visit this Hotel and at least enjoy the resturant in roof top.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We moved from the Sea Shell after two days and it was a relief to do so. it is in a totally residential area and is impossible to find. one rickshaw driver got a bit irate as he took ages to find it even after a call to the hotel. the guy was worried we werent going to pay extra for the phone calls and time spent looking. every driver had exactly the same experiences. the rooms are clean with lovely bathrooms. The complimrntary breakfast is not worth having.
I have always valued trip advisor before but there is a problem here. Another guest, there on the 23rd march was checking out for the same reasons as us but somehow the review on here is extremely positive. We moved to a central hotel with far far better facilities and on checking out the management here were really arrogant and telling us we were wrong and didnt know what we were doing. as we have lived in and visited india many times i can say the staff at this hotel are totally untypical of indian people in the hospitality industry in the worst way. i am expecting a rude reply to this but make your own minds up. i will think again before relying on trip advisor solely.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

First I've to give credits to the fact that what pictures we saw in website of the rooms are exactly same and well maintained. Its pretty compact for 2 people and clean. I loved the hotel interiors. The room view was just super. It is amazing to sit in the evening have a sip of tea with your loved one. It was just beautiful to see sunrise at 4 am from our balcony. The food is fine here. You can taste them if you are not willing to explore port blair. On the terrace you have Amaya Lounge bar and it looks fab. They have arranged for projector so that we can dine and watch IPL Match. Good idea. We tried Mocktails and they taste good. I loved the ambiance of Amaya. Sadly Sea shell dont provide room service which puts you off at times. They dont have fresh fruit juice. They only serve Tropicana or Real juice which is sad. But still I feel its a good hotel compared to others.

Room Tip: Rooms on 2nd floor are good. Take room no. 305 and 307 for better view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Sea Shell, Port Blair for a night on our way back from Havelock Island. By the time the last ferry/catamaran from Havelock reaches Port Blair, all flights have already departed, so you have no option but to stay at Port Blair for a night. We were glad we chose this hotel. We arrived a little past sunset, quickly left our bags in our room and headed out to spend a couple of hours in Port Blair. We got back in time for dinner, which I must say was excellent in the hotel restaurant. Our room was a deluxe sea-facing room. Since we were spoilt by the beaches of Havelock, the sea view was not as beautiful, but not bad either. The room was nice and clean, well furnished, and comfortable. We had breakfast included in our package, but we had an early morning flight departing from the airport which required us to leave before their breakfast hours began. We requested the hotel staff if they could make some accommodations, and they proposed they could pack us a breakfast to go. We gladly agreed. Next morning, we woke up early, the hotel staff packed us some fruit and sandwiches and off we departed. Nice end to beautiful stay in the Andaman Islands!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

we stayed at both the properties both at Port blair and havelock..we enjoyed the stay at both the places..rooms at portblair are amazing..however at havelock, the major issue was with the washroom at the ground level and the room above that..but, the whole enchanting resort ambience covers up for that issue..So i would definitly recomend this place to stay..:)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: SeaShell, Port Blair
Address: Marine Hill, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101, India
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Location: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > South Andaman Island > Port Blair
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 Hotels in Port Blair
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on top of Marine Hill, our property provides a panoramic view of the sea as well of the city of Port Blair. Its well-appointed rooms with modern amenities and 24 hours housekeeping services, ensure that guests are comfortable and care for. Banqueting and conference facilities are available at "Utsav" and "Moksha" respectively. Dining options include our all-day dining "Salt & Pepper" which serves a multi-cuisine fare. "Amaya", our roof top lounge bar which overlooks the Andaman Sea and the iconic North Bay, is sure to WOW you with lip-smacking seafood delicacies from the live kitchen, signature beverages from the bar and a live musical band to keep you entertained. With a menu specially crafted by our chefs and a personal butler, "Amaya" is the perfect spot to have a Candle Light Dinner with your better half. Being centrally located from the harbour, Aberdeen Bazar, bus-station, Cellular Jail, water sports complex, this the preferred hotel for the tourists visiting Andaman before they proceed to our resorts in Havelock and Neil Island. ... more   less 
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