We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
5 Othavadai Street, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
Lowest prices for your stay
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Vio.com$13
Agoda.com
Priceline$10
Etrip$13
Trip.com$13
StayForLong
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (54)
Room & Suite (24)
Pool & Beach (4)

About

#15 of 42 Specialty lodging in Mahabalipuram
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
Chinese
Property amenities
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
54Reviews0Q+A12Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 12
  • 10
  • 13
  • 11
  • 8
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
anna2462016 wrote a review Apr 2018
Wuppertal, Germany7 contributions1 helpful vote
I have to say that the price was unbeatable (400 Rp. for double room). The garden is nice and has a shady chill-out place and the bath was one of the cleanest I have seen in Indian ho(s)tells, Room No. 32. BUT all this was ruined by the fact that, even though we had some extra sheets and precautiously put our clothes on (during dry period heat), we got bitten all night long by whateveritwas. And it wasn't only mosquitoes. Unless you have skin like an elephant, don't go there, you will be regretting it. The only way of changing this place into a really nice one would be hygiene and a radical "bug cure". The manager doesn"t seem to care. He just shrugged his shoulders to my feedback. Well, just make your own experience...or better avoid it.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2018
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No. 32 had bed bugs, bites and itching guaranteed...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Olivia N wrote a review Jan 2018
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Lakshmi cottage is a simple but adequate stay for backpackers especially. The rooms are not clean and there is quite a lot of wildlife but, if you can put up with that, it is extremely close to the beach (less than 1 minute walk), staff are friendly, there is free WiFi, TV and fan, and the surrounding area is lovely and peaceful, full of restaurants, cafes and lovely shops. (Much more peaceful than the other side of town where the shore temple is, which can get extremely busy especially at weekends.) The swimming pool, if it exists, is almost definitely never open. We were told it was wrecked by drunk new year visitors, but have read other reviews from several years ago who also say it is not available. Cant comment on the restaurant as we prefer cheaper street food. Overall, this is a cheap place to stay and you get what you pay for, simple and quite dirty but big (had enough space for 2 of us to do yoga!) and in a great location.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
scorpiomca07 wrote a review Aug 2017
Chengalpattu, India33 contributions
+1
Stayed in the Lakshmi cottage for two days. First they gave the room which smelled badly and wash basin broken, Mosquito are coming from the Broken window. After request they have changed the room it was bit okay when compared to the other room. room size is big and the whole building is very old, so it looks not gud. If we get a deal for less than 300 then its gud otherwise not gud for money. AC rooms will be gud as its a newly constructed building not the non AC.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2017
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: beach is very near from this cottage
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
balajigurde wrote a review Mar 2017
Bengaluru, India7 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
Very bad Hotel...we booked it online for less amount in some offer of cleartrip ..after reaching hotel, manager asked us extra 400 rupees because what room we booked was not available ..we went from Bangaloreand was full tied with kids..so we paid extra 400 and took the room. It was at all not clean...lots of mosquitoes in day time also..seeing Bed and Bathroom we felt like not cleaned from last 1 month, Plz see photos you can make out everything..no need to explain anything. one more thing when we asked where is swimming pool, manager told per person 500 rupees extra you have to pay. after arguing lot with manager we told ok we will pay..show swimming pool then he started making excuses - water is not there, In January month customer dont ask for pool..no water now sir....but he dint show the swimming pool....So, I feel this Hotel not have swimming pool only.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2017
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
FredericFur wrote a review Dec 2016
Brussels, Belgium29 contributions3 helpful votes
I think I would have given a better quote if we hadn't been brought there by a tout. I am sure we would have paid less. The room was huge. The staff was correct. The bathroom was not super clean. The fan was way too strong to be practical at night even on the lowest number. It's not far from the beach and is fairly central. Wifi signal weak in our room and anyway very slow. There probably used to be a pool but it's completely destroyed. So only average but not bad.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
restyyy wrote a review Jun 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia145 contributions33 helpful votes
as described by other reviewers, this hotel building is old and maintenance is poor, all things considered. dirty curtains, sheets, etc. and what swimming pool? non-existent one. pretty sure i can get better hotel in Mahab if i had the strength to walk in scorching Indian heat then, but I didn't. and the hotel manager approached me in the street to show this place. i took the bait and there i was. moved to more luxurious hotel the next day (wish I would have done that earlier).
Read more
Date of stay: July 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
TBarman wrote a review Jun 2016
Bengaluru, India636 contributions34 helpful votes
If you are visiting Mahabalipuram on a backpack journey than you can stay at this place. The place offers you a decent room with AC and it's very economical. Not recommended to family. The place doesn't offer any food.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2015
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
nadhi17 wrote a review Apr 2016
Bangalore, Karnataka, India13 contributions8 helpful votes
This place is amazing. They have AC rooms and less than 100m from the beach. If you take the rooms on the first flooe it comes with a balcony from which you can see the beach. The best part is they allow you to bring your pets/dogs with you. Pet have to be well behaved and not howl and be a nuisance of course. They provide a mat for pets to sleep on. And pets are not allowed on the furniture/bed. Great place. Staff arelaid back and very accomodating. Calling and prior booking with intimation regarding pets is recommended. Speak to murali 😊
Read more
Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
VAIRAMUTHU S wrote a review Mar 2016
Vellore1 contribution
BAD SMELL all over the room. When asked they replied that IT MAY BE FROM NEAR rooms...AC serves as the place for INSECTS and NESTS......No power in morning......No FANS, ROOMS not clean......WORST atmosphere...VERY WORST HOSPITALITY and ROOM SERVICE.....! Neither BEDSPREADS NOT PILLOWS are OK...... These type of hotels SURELY SPOIL the name of TRIPADVISOR......I am terribly upset and frustrated.....PLEASE AVOID staying in LAKSHMI COTTAGE MAHABALIPURAM...! They care for money....They have given as SWIMMING POOL is avialable.....Currently there is no such amenities......WIFI was made available only in night...in morning, it was also not available.....! THE WORST HOTEL.....I SHOULD GIVE NEGATIVE MARKS out of 100......BE CAREFUL PEOPLE.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with Cleartrip
Date of stay: March 2016
Value
Rooms
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
sathish938 wrote a review Mar 2016
Chennai (Madras), India16 contributions
+1
Nice place to stay friendly workers and good rooms comfort, addorable,kind,maintance,100 out of 92 and parking nyc nd workers and net and resturant coming soon pool side resturant i liiiiiiiiiiiiike very much
Read more
Date of stay: March 2016
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduKanchipuram DistrictMahabalipuram
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

LAKSHMI COTTAGE (Mahabalipuram) - Hostel Reviews, Photos, Rate Comparison - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Lakshmi Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Lakshmi Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Monuments at Mahabalipuram (0.3 km), and Arjuna's Penance (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lakshmi Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, airport transportation, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Lakshmi Cottage?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lakshmi Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gecko Restaurant, Nautilus, and Buddha Cafe Restaurant.
Does Lakshmi Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, Lakshmi Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Lakshmi Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lakshmi Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.3 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.3 km).