Beach shack on a quiet beach If you are looking for an unpretentious beach shack, with its own private porch area, in a quiet location with nice staff then look no further. There is direct access to the beach over a small wooden footbridge, and views of the ocean from the porch of the deluxe shack we stayed in. The food was nice, especially the omelette for 180 Rs, and pancakes and fruit. Everything is washed/cooked in mineral water. We did laundry at a cost of approximately 13Rs per item (though we had lots of small items). Good location. Only a twenty minute walk up the beach to arambol (all the hippies) and fifteen minute walk to Ashvem (quieter). If you walk towards the road, there are number of small shops, bars, restaurants and massages. If you want ice cold soda water pushpa’s mini mart is the spot. They will also clean the room every three days. Suresh the owner organised our transport from the airport with a reliable driver in a large car for 1700Rs and also our trip on to meet family in Panjim for 1100Rs. Cons: - Occasional cockroach in the bathroom - but to be expected - Fan was not strong enough to keep cool - No seating area in the room - but why sit inside when you can sit outside - Palm tree blocking part of the view from the restaurant - Would have liked a gate on the entrance to the porch to keep out mangy dogs while we relax on the porch - The property is also a public footpath from the road, and in the front along the river, with outsiders using it to access the beach. A lady was able to beg for money from the footpath while we were fully in our room which was annoying. - Wish there was a shower coming off the beach - Wish there was These are minor negatives and if you are looking for a chilled out beach shack look no further. …
I really enjoyed my time at Molly's Nest. The staff are incredibly nice and helpful. The place is right next to the beach. The huts are comfortable though I think overpriced for what's being offered, but then the place is popular and people are willing to pay. My only disappointment (not the fault of Molly's Nest) was the loud sound of beats coming from the nearby Riva Nightclub which disturbed my first day (I went to Mandrem for quiet time) but the rest of the days were fine.
Molly’s Nest er et meget dejligt og huggeligt sted, der ligger ud til havet. Betjeningen er super serviceminded. Thumos up 6 starts from me to the staff Here is clean butifull and they are very friendly. You eat very good and cheap food.
It's always a pleasure to eat in the restaurant at Molly's Nest when we are in Mandrem. Overlooking the beach, varied menu, efficient and friendly staff and of course delicious freshly cooked food. Over many years we've enjoyed breakfasts, lunches and evening meals with their prawn curry being our absolute favourite. The only reason that we don't actually stay there is because we stay with friends nearby but we have seen the rooms which are clean and comfortable with two new rooms built on a platform giving stunning views of the beach. Suresh, the owner, endeavours to ensure that his guests are well looked after and if you are visiting Mandrem then I'm sure that you wouldn't be disappointed with a meal or stay at Molly's Nest.
I booked a room with a sea view. "Overlooking the sea" was the promise. I got a sideways glimpse of the sea from my porch. The room faced a noisy kitchen. Manager told me that that was his idea of a sea view. The entryway to the hotel is an unlit dirt road where pigs rummage around the trash. The reviews saying that this hotel is on the beach... well, it's very close to the beach. To reach the beach you have to cross a small body of water with litter strewn around its banks. I found much nicer places at half the price nearby. The food was ok and the staff were friendly. The place is generally unkempt and unloved. You can do much better in Mandrem. Beach is nicer a little further south.