This was my second stay at this property. I saw some negative comment's but remember it's a budget Hotel so dont expect like a Star Category facilities. The Hotel is far from the main road without GPS it's tough to locate. Peaceful location and on the beach. Food is excellent and the staff is also very helpful & polite. Beds are not cozy but ok to spend a night or 2. When you go to a beach u expect to be on beach not sleeping in the room :-) Yes it's a remote area and no shops around in many Kms range. So better get things you want before you arrive there. Free Parking. Other than beach nothing is there. If you want 2 get away from hustle bustle then it's perfect for you if not then stay away from here. Cheers & Will be going to Mainak in next 2 weeks again.
This hotel is just on the beach. Room no-101 is the best beach hut from where you can see the sea by just opening the window of the room. If you are lucky and tide is there, then the sea will be just beneath the window of the room. A small garden is also there to enjoy your time with close friend group. Only minus point is-> you will get less variety of food available in the hotel restaurant. The hotel is little away from the main mandarmani market place, so you will not have any chance to go for dinner at night to other places.
The location is one of the best in Mandarmani. Won't get many dining options nearby, but the restaurant offers fresh and good quality food (Parshe is the house specialty). Average quality rooms at an affordable price. The hotel is on the beach, and you would get a private beach feeling. There is a shack right next to it that offers good local food. Mandarmani doesn't offer luxury, so this is a good pick.
In June 16 I went there with my frnds and enjoyed alot! The place is very good to enjoy the environment near the beach and location is too good that we shooted many photoshoot 😁. The Room is clean, well Spaced. Bathroom is fine. Four beded room is very good. Totally U can enjoy here with your family and frnds!
Location of hotel is good but rooms toilet and the behaviour of the hotel employees was miserable. Moreover after confirmation of hotel rooms and taking money for rooms (2) they called me up to tell that one of our room was booked before and this is their mistake and to adjust us in one room. Whereas on the scheduled date when we arrived there we found that the room we booked before that was cancelled due to someone booked before was empty. After querying about our cancelled room we get to know that nobody booked before. Misleading customers is one of the behaviour of this hotel staff. Food quality was worst. In one word I have a terrible bad experience about this hotel
We got ac room for 900 INR. To siwtch on AC, you have to call the manager from your mobile and we had to do that every 2/3 hours. AC was to be off 6 hours( their rule) but it did not even remain on for 6 hours.Behavior,service poor.even after saying, no curtain was provided for the windows and then, a hotel staff kept on looking through it. There are too many hotels over beach and don't get excited for the beach front. A couple stayed with us in non ac and was equally frustrated.
Well if i go through food and location and cleanliness hotel mainak is a good hotel ,pocket friendly cheap and location was really nice ..but what annoyed me was the behavior of the receptionist - not welcoming and rude ...
Location: Absolutely quite and just by the side of the sea, only thing separating the hotel from the sea is the beach which is fortunately not yet polluted (but its getting there, thanks to our sincere travelers). Anyway the picture that you see in this TripAdvisor forum about the hotel's location, it is exactly like that. So Five Stars. Reaching The Place: Motorvan, Tata Ace and Sumo or similar types of cars are available from Digha/Choulkhola to reach the place. Prices are Rs. 650/350 from Digha/Choulkhola respectively. On little bargain they would agree to carry 10 people per trip. Buses are available from Dharmatala (Esplanade) Bus stand on regular interval. State run buses cost lest than Rs. 200 and offer more leg space (although only free mm extra but it does pay on this 4 hrs journey) compared to private buses. Now for the final few meters of your journey, there is a catch. The hotel can be accessed from backside backside and seaside. If it is not high tide time,when the beach is underwater, get off your hired vehicle and walk the last 500 mtrs through the beach. Its amazing. On the other hand if you have your own vehicle or its high tide time, you can only enter the hotel via the back side. This is its not that enjoyable for the last 200 mtrs. One point to consider is that the hotel does arrange a car for transport to and from Digha/Choulkhola if notified an hour or so earlier. Personal car parking is available free of cost inside the hotel premises. 2. The Rooms: There are several types of rooms. Some are located at the two storied main building and others are located at the single storied bungalow type rooms. Different rooms offer different facilities like TV, AC and small closet. Do call the hotel to inquire about the room types and choose the one that shoots your budget and requirements. All rooms have ceiling fan, attached bath, a basin, one table and a chair. Mosquito repellents and mosquito nets (not regularly cleaned though) are provided and they are quite essential for a good quality of sleep. So don't forget to carry a set of Mosquito coil or similar thing in case you hate Mosquito nets and get cursed by electricity although the hotel has 24 hour generator facility. Bet, Mattress and Pillows are OK, nothing to complain about as well as nothing to specifically mention also. The hotel makes sure that they do provide you a sand free room as it will get quite sandy after you first and every subsequent beach visit or sea bath. Room cleaning service is available on demand. 2. Ambiance: In one word: Awesome, nothing flimsy or forced foreign type facilities. Its just you and the calmness of the sea in a pollution free environment. People who love quite places would enjoy the place. Now one catch is their: Mandarmoni has gained its popularity or probably surviving now due to a significant portion of travelers going for a weekend trip. So its a bit busy during weekends and a very good proportion of travelers would be drinking in the hotel premises. The hotel do take care of the fact that they don't behave indecently to other travelers but do make sure that you or your group will be comfortable with this fact. Do remember its the same with all hotels at Mandarmoni. Food: Price wise on par with local places. Amount served is sufficient. Mostly served in thali type system. So you get extra rice, dal or veg for free. Hygiene is OK and on the level we can expect from common restaurants. Food quality (like rice, dal or veg types) is good. Variety of foods offered are high. Snacks are served in 20-30 mins of ordering while breakfast, lunch and dinner are required to be ordered 3-4 hours earlier. Staff and Service: Five Stars, Very helpful and prompt in action. Staffs should be a major point of selecting this hotel than others. I hope the same set of people do stay for long. Verdict: A decent hotel at highly affordable rates with nice people on service at a very good location. Location: Five Food: Four Staff: Five Room: Three Personal Point: If possible, go to the place on a full moon night and stay for at least 24-36 hours. Experience the difference between high tide and low tide and the scenic beauty of a full moon night.…
The best thing about this hotel is it's pricing. It's unbelievably low even for the AC rooms. The location is good too, away from the cluster of hotels but not too far away either. Bathrooms were dirty, they need to improve on cleanliness. But considering the price, there's hardly room for complaints. Food is not good and very expensive. Very good for a group of friends. Not recommended for couple or family. P.S.: The approach road leading to the hotel (around 150 mtrs) is very bumpy and not suitable for small cars. Only SUVs can take the beating.
This place is good for a budget place. The sea at high tide is literally at the the doorstep of the hotel. That is really nice to sit and watch. The beach itself is great. But note directly in front of the hotel gets completely cut off by the sea at high tide. (Twice a day) If you want dry sand to sit and relax you'll need to head to the right (facing the sea) and walk about 1.5k/m in that direction to find a good spot to sit. Also in that direction are the 'beach fun' activities such as parasailing/jet ski/atv's etc... Room was clean and staff are reasonably helpful, depending on who you ask. Food was okay, nothing to rave about but also nothing to complain about. One piece of advice if visiting: If you don't like walking, come with your own transport, there is no transport hire facilities locally. Overall a good experience at the hotel and the location is great. Would definitely recommend if you want some rest and relaxation from the hype of the city. Over…