I stayed at Malgudi for one month. My single bed room was spacious and spottless, it had a big wardrobe and clean bathroom, but as experienced with the majority of places I stayed at, the shower floods the entire bathroom, simply because they don't have shower cubicles. The toilet seat was also missing and I found it in the kitchen cupboard. I didn't mind, although knowing the helpful staff, they would have fixed it immediately had I brought it to their attention.
The kitchen which was shared with my next door neighbour could have been cleaner and better equipped. I got the impression that the fridge had not been cleaned for a while. Checking the cooking utensils, I noticed that a pot handle was broken off, there was just one fork, two spoons, a few more pots and plastic ware, but not enough for three people to share (one single & double room next door). I bought my own utensils in the shop across Greens supermarket in the City Centre.
Malgudi is situated in a lovely residential neighbourhood and I felt safe at all times. It is perfectly located between the town and beach. If your are looking for accommodation along the beach, you should seriously consider the long distance you need to cover just to reach the market, shops and restaurants. Malgudi is only a 10 mins walk away from the beach.
Guests can use the washing machine on the rooftop (cold wash only, washing powder provided). There is plenty of space to dry the clothes, either on the rooftop or in the common area of the apartments. From the roof, you can also watch the kites and big bats that come out as the sun sets.
Cleaning is done only when requested and you need to leave the key at the reception. Guests can use the internet at the reception. You also get toilet paper at the reception.
The staff were wonderful and very helpful at all times. I owe Nissan a lot, he took great care of his guests with so much dedication. You should know that the caretaker, the older guy who you would most likely catch with towel around his hip and toothbrush in his mouth, speaks a minimum of English but he makes an effort to talk to the guests. Refer to Sreelatha and Nissan if you need anything.
I recommend Sagar The Garden Restaurant as a good restaurant option, it's only 5 mins walk from Malgudi.
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- A home set in natural surroundings with a blend of Indian traditions and International facilities. Come and experience, the peaceful and serene atmosphere of our place with us.you are in the lap of our city, yet totally secluded from the normal chorus of a day-to-day city life. Blessed amply with the soothing western sea breeze (with just a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach) and almost 0 levels of carbon emissions; our resort, is just an ideal place for tourists, backpackers, business travelers for pure leisure and peaceful relaxation of mind and body ... more less
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