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No.21, Othavadi street,, Mahabalipuram 603104 India
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thomas_henrion wrote a review Jan 2014
Arlon, Belgium17 contributions15 helpful votes
I arrived at Murugan guest house because I hadn't booked anything before my arrival. Murugan is ideally located, close to the bus stand, beach and restaurant. I paid 600 roupies for the room. The room is quite big, quite clean. The bathroom is not bad except the shower was not working for hot water. But you can wash yourself with the bucket. I liked the place for this price except the sheets which were clean but made of an unpleasant material.
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Date of stay: January 2014
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ravisuriyan wrote a review Dec 2013
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
we stayed on 16.12.13 night, very worst service and amenities. we didnt get water in toilets until morning 6.30 am. very worst. dont plan to stay here.we very much irritated. waste of money and waste of time.
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Date of stay: December 2013Trip type: Travelled with friends
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zahzahzah wrote a review Oct 2012
London, United Kingdom31 contributions24 helpful votes
We arrived late at night having been met at Chennai by a driver who worked for the hotel. To be honest before we arrived we were grateful to have found anywhere to stay in Mamalapuram as everything seemed booked up over New Year. We had specified to the guy we spoke to that we wanted a room with two single beds.so were naturally not impressed to be shown to a room with one small double bed. Not only that but the room was sterile, souless and uncomfortable - more like a prison cell. There was no attempt to find us another more suitable room and the staff member was rude and unhelpful. I would leave this to be your very last resort. Unfortunately most of the accomodation in Mamallapuram is a bit ropey unless you are prepared to pay a lot and book well in advance.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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asomariani wrote a review May 2012
London, United Kingdom5 contributions19 helpful votes
I chose to stay here because other reviewers had said that power cuts in Mamallapuram are frequent and of long durations, which is very much the case (sometimes up to 6hrs), and that this place was very good at turning on their generator when power cuts occurred, which was not the case at all. In defence of the other reviewers I have to say that I was told locally that the management had recently changed for this place so I don't know if this is why my experience was so different from everyone else's. Basically, my room was on the ground floor facing the street, right next to the open sewer (it was 42 degrees Celsius at the time of my stay), had not been cleaned and had a hole big enough in the bathroom wall that various vermin and insects would come in at night. Add to this the fact that the electricity was out for most of the time I was there and you've REALLY got your 700 Rupees worth of money! As the title says, the only saving grace of this place was that it had decent cable which allowed me to bridge some of the swelteringly hot afternoons I spent here and enabled me to "pretend" to not hear the persistent knocking on my door from the numerous creepy guys that worked here. By far my worst India-experience as of yet.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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ArgentineTraveller6 wrote a review Apr 2012
Estados Unidos103 contributions130 helpful votes
I had stayed at a place called Hotel Ramakrishna in Mamallapuram. But after one night at the Ramakrishna, I moved one-half block down the street to the "Sri Murugan Guest House" where, for the same 1,000 rupees (single with AC), I found a much nicer room (with top-sheet and a toilet seat, two things missing at the Ramakrishna), air conditioning that worked very well, and a back-up electricity generator that kicked-in immediately when the Tamil Nadu electric grid failed (which it does, VERY frequently, and for long periods of time). Sri Murugan did not give me a free breakfast for my 1,000 rupees, but no-breakfast was almost better than the one supplied by Ramakrishna. I cannot stress enough that having a back-up electricity generator (that kicks-in automatically and immediately when the power grid fails) is VERY important in Tamil Nadu. Why pay for AC and a television, etc., if you can't use them ? ? ? I had asked the Ramakrishna if they had a back-up generator (they had said, "Yes"), but I forgot to ask them if they turn it on when the power grid goes off. My experience with Ramakrishna was that, frequently, they do NOT turn it on; and IF they turn it on, it certainly doesn't happen automatically or immediately. At Sri Murugan, however, the power interuptions were very very short, 24/7. To summarize: in Mallapuram, I give a big "thumbs down" to Ramakrishna Lodge, whereas I was reasonably pleased with the Sri Murugan 25 meters away.
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Date of stay: March 2012
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OutdoorsAdventurer wrote a review Feb 2012
New York City, New York1974 contributions108 helpful votes
The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful - except they never did get us the toilet paper they promised. Rather dingy, but very well located and friendliness counts for a lot.
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Date of stay: January 2012
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Neelu G wrote a review Oct 2011
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution3 helpful votes
when I came to this town, I was very tierd. I have had a real long trip from Chennai. And the only thing I wanted to do is get something to eat and go straight to bed. It was 11pm, so I wasn't sure that there would be still some food to eat. I checked into the guesthouse and they told me that there was a restaurant upstairs, on the rooftop. So I went there and found myself a good chef who coocked me dinner at a very late hour. Normally I was planned to stay there for only three days, but I stayed there until the end of my journey. It was great to be there and I want to back again. I hope it will be very soon.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Venthan134 wrote a review Sep 2011
salem1 contribution3 helpful votes
Hi we went sri murugan hotel by seeing on net. actually it is more than we expect. it is a best place to stay away from home. it is economy and the room service also nice. the rooms are clean and neat. every one will enjoy ....
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Date of stay: September 2011
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Better you can choose Delux A/c rooms for better comfort
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sofindia wrote a review Jul 2011
Dublin, Ireland103 contributions45 helpful votes
We went to Sri Murugan Guesthouse attracted by the Spanish restaurant upstairs, with breezy shade, and a swing that was the delight of the kids. Stayed on the AC Room, it was spacious and most important CLEAN, but real clean... the walls, the bathroom, the floor, everything was spotless and spacious... Matress also was very comfortable, this might seem very basic, but from our experience not to be taken for granted. The staff was helpful but not pushy, and gave us valuable advice on sites nearby. Been many times to Mamallapuram but on the future we will stick to Murugan Guesthouse. Definetively recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2011
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Room Tip: There are two buildings, one with older and smaller rooms and a new one with more spacious rooms....
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduKanchipuram DistrictMahabalipuram
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sri Murugan Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Sri Murugan Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Arjuna's Penance (0.4 km), and Monuments at Mahabalipuram (0.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Sri Murugan Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sri Murugan Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gecko Restaurant, Nautilus, and Buddha Cafe Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Sri Murugan Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.3 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.3 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.3 km).