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No-17, Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram India
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#3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Mahabalipuram
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Puja333 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India18 contributions5 helpful votes
We were really pleased with our stay in Hotel Daphne. We took a family room on the second floor. The room was huge, clean and tastefully decorated. It is also very very green. The best part is that the manager goes the extra mile to help each of his guests and they are very very trustworthy. We will definitely like to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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anjanitelang wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Very clean, friendly staff, tastefully appointed rooms a lovely green central courtyard...Our room had beautiful antique furniture, a working air conditioner and comfortable beds. Central location in a quiet by lane. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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skb wrote a review Jan 2020
India22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Daphne for 1N and the stay was very pleasant. Mr Parthy was helpful from the time I contacted him for booking until we left from the guesthouse. The ground-floor room that we stayed in was spacious and clean, had mosquito net,ac was working fine. The house has a lot of greenery and so there are mosquitos too. The bathroom was basic and does need some some essentials like the jet spray,toilet paper. The guesthouse is at 5mins walk from the beach, shore temple. The other main sightseeing places are also within 6km radius from the guesthouse. There are cafes and small restuarants on the street adjacent to the place. For South Indian veg meal, you will have to go to the main road which is again at walking distance from the guesthouse. Would stay again when we visit Mahabalipuram.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul M wrote a review Dec 2019
manchester25 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay here in the delightful small town of Mahabalipuram. We were right at the top in one of the best rooms, large and airy with balcony. The bed was comfortable and we had plentiful hot water. The location was great and just round the corner from Joe’s cafe which does a great breakfast and very good cafe. Daphne’s offers a laundry service as well. The WiFi could be a bit touch and go at the top of the hotel where we were, but we tended to go to Joe’s cafe if we needed a reliable connection. I think it was better on the lower floors of the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Annie C wrote a review Jan 2019
29 contributions6 helpful votes
Our large ground floor room was clean and benefitted from a mosquito net. Breakfast was on the roof and tasty. However, people chatted with doors open until 1.30 am, and their voices echoed loudly around the courtyard, preventing sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ranulf K wrote a review Oct 2018
Koh Tao, Thailand6 contributions5 helpful votes
We came here expecting a good stay as recommended by lonely planet. The actually building itself is nice but unfortunately bed bugs meant a restless night. Also the staff were rarely around reception to help. I wouldn’t come here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Panther65l wrote a review Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom19 contributions16 helpful votes
Really liked this place. Bit of greenery in the courtyard, and very quiet, but at the same time perfectly located for the strip of restaurants etc outside. Staff very helpful and nice. Mr Parthi organised a taxi to Pondicherry at an amazing rate as they were dropping someone off and would've returned empty otherwise. Nice big room at a good rate with lots of shelves and a table. Full mosquito net in my room too, which is a must for me. Note that not all rooms have a net over the bed. Bathroom a bit basic but fine. Wi-Fi slightly slow but worked in room. OK breakfast service on the roof terrace. Quite a few backpackers here, so one of the better places for meeting people maybe. A few communal areas to mix in, but not widely used and watch the mosquitoes... Recommended. Would return.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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anita b wrote a review Mar 2018
Budapest, Hungary61 contributions34 helpful votes
Location is perfect, Single room What I had, was so clean, I loved it!! Nice common area There is no hot water in the bathroom, you have to fill up the bucket in the hallway, but it was okay. I was so happy that I could sleep in a clean room!!!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Derry M wrote a review Feb 2018
County Donegal, Ireland568 contributions193 helpful votes
I did not stay at this hotel but I had wanted to.In mid December I telephoned this hotel with a view to making a booking for two nights in early January and spoke to a Mr Parthi.When I gave him the details he replied that he was too busy to deal with me at that moment but requested that I send him an SMS.He promised to get back to me later that evening.By lunchtime the next day I had heard nothing and telephoned him again.This time he replied....that he was too busy but promised to get back to me later that afternoon.By nightfall I still had heard nothing and I telephoned him a third time.This time he replied-yes,you've guessed it-that he was too busy to deal with me.I realised then that Mr Parthi didn't want to help me at all and I proceeded to make a booking elsewhere.This was done with the speed and efficiency that I had expected.Some weeks later I telephoned Mr Parthi to complain and he maintained that I had telephoned him only once.NOT TRUE-I had telephoned him thrice AND had sent an SMS.Perhaps Mr Parthi didn't want me to stay at the hotel....Maybe managment would like to look into this.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Peter R wrote a review Feb 2018
Mettmann, Germany142 contributions40 helpful votes
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Rooms and beds in good state. Great breakfast. Very friendly, helpful and reliable staff. Little palm garden inside the yard, outdoor terrace and galleries. Location in a quiet street, though near to beach, shops and various restaurants, espacially to the sea shore restaurants with fresh fish and seafood. 10 - 15 minute walk to shore temple or historic UNESCO monuments.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$11 - $13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaTamil NaduKanchipuram DistrictMahabalipuram
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daphne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Daphne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Descent Of The Ganges (0.4 km), Arjuna's Penance (0.3 km), and Monuments at Mahabalipuram (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Daphne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and dry cleaning.
Is parking available at Daphne Hotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daphne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish and French Fries, Babu's Cafe, and Searock Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Daphne Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Daphne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Descent Of The Ganges (0.4 km), Krishna Mandapam (0.4 km), and Bhima Ratha (1.3 km).