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Ireland
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Xavier, the owner, is very welcoming, relaxed and seems a real character and this is what sets the tone for the place! It's in a very good location, there's plenty space, nice garden, seating outside your room and you're just left to your devices - so what's not to like!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a place for the budget traveller and if you don't be serious on sleeping at luxury bedroom with air condition.I have paid only 300 Rs. for a single room attached bathroom. Actually, it is the first place where the auto rickshaw drop me at the point and he said this area have a lot of cheap lodging.You can... More 

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Thank BlessingBliss
Germany
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

We stayed three days at Mamallapuram and chose this hotel because it was described in Lonely Planet as having a nice garden, and on the whole we were not disappointed. After some bargaining, the owner gave us a quiet room with a rather large and cosy terrace, where one could sit and relax at the table (in the evening, of... More 

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West Sussex UK
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

My husband and I chose this place because it was mentioned in The Rough Guide but didn't check the reviews first as we normally do so I was suprised at how negative they were. We found it to be a lovely place to stay with a relaxed and friendly vibe, helpful staff and owner, in a central location near the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I booked this place through Cleartrip as it was also mentioned in a couple of the India guide books. I feel those books should ditch the place in their next editions. To start with the owner /manager had made no provision for my reservation even though I had booked 2 weeks previous. He whined about not having been paid by... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I don't think that Tina's is a good choice if you are looking for a good value room at the budget end.I paid 500 rupees at the beginning of the low season for a single,cell-like,gloomy and very basic room.It was rather clean but with no such thing as breakfast or wifi,it is very overpriced.Also the owner is not friendly at... More 

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Siliguri, West Bengal, India
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

My advice is, head for this place if you are looking for cheap accommodation though I am quite sure there are better options available around. I was charged 400 for a single bed and it wasn't worth the money. The place gives a gloomy feeling with small rooms, fortunately there was an exceptionally small sized attached bath. Staff aren't friendly... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

At 400 rupees for a double, self contained, room, the price is more than right. The room was, however, dark, but not unreasonably hot. No mosquitos bothered me during my stay. The attached restaurant was less of a success. The food I did get was quite ok, but it was only on my third visit that they were actually able... More 

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Thank MastaBaba
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Is actually pathetic. We booked it through Makemytrip. On reaching there, we found that the room din't have an attached bathroom and was more of a closed box with no light. We had to search for other place to stay.

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Lausanne
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

A dive ! The owner is friendly enough and the puppies (3 weeks old) are cute. It stops here. The rooms are nothing but dirty, damp and very hot. Like everything that is damp and hot in India, it is mosquitos paradise, that can be counted in hundreds ( no exaggeration I promise!). Add to all of that, many holes in... More 

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Address: 34 Othavadai Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Mahabalipuram
Price Range: $13 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Walk further passing this lodge”
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 of 5 bubbles BlessingBliss, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“the room with the large terrace and table”
 of 5 bubbles Narasimha52, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Make sure the fan works properly as the rooms on the ground floor can get quite warm. Ours had two in it and one on the verandah. We had room no 9 which was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles stephbeachbabe, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Go and find somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles NelsonD116, 28 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Pick another hotel where you can stay in 2nd or 3rd floor to avoid mosquitoes.”
 of 5 bubbles AF642, 5 Feb 2012 | Read review
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