Just had a 3 nights 4 days vacation at the MTDC Tarkarli with friends and family. At the outset, let me say that our overall experience was fun since we were a large group of friends and family and kids. We did not need any additional external entertainment. Oh yeah, the weather during our stay was fantastic. Nice and cool in the mornings and evenings. Very pleasant surprise!
Now, for a review of the hotel, ambience, facilities etc., the facts are as below:
An average kind of resort with excellent location and beach but NOT a luxury resort by "any standards". Please note this at the outset. VERY POOR SERVICE and NO EXTRA FACILITIES. Pretty far away from everything and UNLIKE Goa there are almost no options here for dining, entertainment, shopping etc. The town of Malvan is about 7 kms away and is also pretty basic. Not many options there as well.
There's a few places for sightseeing, the most significant being the magnificient Sindhudurg Sea Fort. I would definitely recommend a visit. It's a 2.5 hr round-trip from the resort, 4 hrs if you do lunch in Malvan and return (recommended).
1> Great location; right on the beach. (4.5 / 5)
2> The beach itself is very clean and very nice. (4.5 / 5)
3> Not commercialised and not a lot of hawkers and pesky vendors. (4.5 / 5)
4> It has a serene, quiet and relaxed feel about it. (4.5 / 5)
5> Cottages and the bathrooms are fairly clean and functional. (3 / 5)
6> The food options, though limited are pretty decent. They are not consistent though. (3.5 / 5)
1> Very poor service.
2> No extra facilities (entertainment, dining etc)
3> No alcohol served
4> Almost no room service
5> One common dining area for all meals
6> Limited menu options
7> Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner can take anywhere from 30 mins (if lucky) to 2 hours
8> Total chaos in their kitchen and staff (we had to go into the kitchen and serve ourselves, many times)
9> In two of our cottages we had "Rat" issues - can be a horrific problem if it happens in the middle of the night (in one case with us).
Note: The rat problem is more due to poor maintenance and not due to any major garbage problem)
To summarize, "to be fore-warned is to be fore-armed". So if you're a little prepared (hopefully with information from my review), you should be able to have a good time especially if you're in a group. If you're just a couple, it could get a little boring. The beach is fantastic and we all enjoyed it. Good for a short 2-3 day trip, not more.
- Also Known As:
- Mtdc Resort Tarkarli Hotel Tarkarli
- Mtdc Hotel Tarkarli
- MTDC Resort Tarkarli Maharashtra