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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaky pipes in bathrooms. Cottages were bare minimum to the core that if someone spoke in their lowest decibal, one could wake up from sleep in their cottage. Full of insects (mosquitos) making the open bathroom impossible to use in evenings. Probably they should put in coil. Massive electricity problems. No generator backups. Food - Breakfast was poor. For lunch...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

What better than having a view of ocean from the hut balcony while sipping a beer! Well, actually having breakfast from even closer to the beach at Emerald gecko could be the answer to that. The bamboo cottages look rustic but are made cozy, the palm tree in the bathroom scares at first but adds character, the small Black beard's...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are at Havelock and you have to time to sit back and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the serenity of the beach and sea, Emerald Gecko is the place ! Firstly this place is not for people who are seeking for well maintained air conditioned room with proper toilets . This place actually belongs to backpackers. The bamboo...

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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything has already been said in the previous reviews. Only addition: This place made me cry. it made me question why the hell do I stay in a city like Bombay. If there was a genie in real, I would have asked him to make me the owner of the place. Sorry Ashraf.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Havelock in Nov'16. Stayed in this amazing property call Emerald Gecko. Ashraf is a great manager and so is his staff - Ashish the chef and other servers ensure you have a memorable stay. If you want good magnets as souvenirs on the island plz ask Ashraf and he will recommend you the place. They just have one restaurant...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to stay for easy reach on beach number 5. The beach huts are very spacious. They even pay for the tuk tuk to and from the ferry port. I'd say the only shame is that the only indian option on the breakfast menu is no longer served. You come to India to eat Indian food....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great location where you can see the sea from your cabin, very atmospheric. Most staff, and especially Ashraf, the manager, are very helpful and friendly. The grumpies in the kitchen are a bit of a pity, but they won't bother you too much. Cabins are basic, yet comfortable, clean and have a very authentic beach cabin feel. Would certainly recommend...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a lovely stay at Emerald Gecko! The huts are very spacious, the food in the restaurant is delicious, the staff super helpful (Asraf the manager will help you with everything!) and the location is perfect (right at the beach). Only I would expect a little more comfort for 1500 rupee a night. We had a shared toilet and...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is such a wonderful resort! We got a pick up from the ferry for free. We stood for 5 nights in a Bamboo Villa. It was all buildet in a natural way and very basic but also very beautiful. We didn´t miss a thing. While laying in our comfortable bed, we could hear the ocean. Even our shower under...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The property is gorgeous, just by the beach and is one of the best beaches on the island. Extremely quaint and quiet. Could spend hours by the beach but unfortunately i was doing my open water course and couldnt spend much time. The bamboo bungalows had a bathroom attached and is very rustic and basic. They give warnings to anyone...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our resort is essentially a ‘better’ back packers budget resort and therefore have limited facilities. We are very popular with international guests looking for a relaxed beach hut type atmosphere. We also take pride in being environmentally friendly and hence do not have air-conditioning TV's and telephones. Hot water is available by bucket only at the wood fired boiler near to the rooms. We try and reduce the impact tourism causes on our little piece of paradise as much as we can. Therefore our Policy is against surplus usage of resources. Our property is rustic, made with organic material (bamboo mat walls, thatched roof), open to sky showers etc and therefore may not be suited for all (If you do not like open spaces and are scared of nature then this place is not for you) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Gecko

Address: Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744211, India
Region: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Price Range: €14 - €36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Take a Bamboo Villa, you will not regret it”
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