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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Havelock in Nov'16. Stayed in this amazing property call Emerald Gecko. Ashraf is a great manager and so is his staff - Ashish the chef and other servers ensure you have a memorable stay. If you want good magnets as souvenirs on the island plz ask Ashraf and he will recommend you the place. They just have one restaurant...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to stay for easy reach on beach number 5. The beach huts are very spacious. They even pay for the tuk tuk to and from the ferry port. I'd say the only shame is that the only indian option on the breakfast menu is no longer served. You come to India to eat Indian food....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location where you can see the sea from your cabin, very atmospheric. Most staff, and especially Ashraf, the manager, are very helpful and friendly. The grumpies in the kitchen are a bit of a pity, but they won't bother you too much. Cabins are basic, yet comfortable, clean and have a very authentic beach cabin feel. Would certainly recommend...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Emerald Gecko! The huts are very spacious, the food in the restaurant is delicious, the staff super helpful (Asraf the manager will help you with everything!) and the location is perfect (right at the beach). Only I would expect a little more comfort for 1500 rupee a night. We had a shared toilet and...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful resort! We got a pick up from the ferry for free. We stood for 5 nights in a Bamboo Villa. It was all buildet in a natural way and very basic but also very beautiful. We didn´t miss a thing. While laying in our comfortable bed, we could hear the ocean. Even our shower under...

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Mumbai, India
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The property is gorgeous, just by the beach and is one of the best beaches on the island. Extremely quaint and quiet. Could spend hours by the beach but unfortunately i was doing my open water course and couldnt spend much time. The bamboo bungalows had a bathroom attached and is very rustic and basic. They give warnings to anyone...

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Thank Zuda30
India
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is highly overrated by the Lonely Planet 2016 Edition. That said - it is still a very good place to stay in Havelock compared to others in the vicinity. The beach in front of the hotel is a disappointment as it is covered with rocks. The restaurant is good but certainly does not offer the best food in...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed 11 nights over the christmas, new years period. We loved it. It has a really relaxing vibe, the staff are super friendly and ready to help you with anything. It's in a great location. The bungalows are very basic, which we knew and was great for us, it's sort of like camping styles. The pace is really sociable....

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is my third stay and it was terrific as always. As development continues on-island many of the old thatched huts are being replaced in favour of concrete 'equivalents'. The Gecko is a rare find, generously spaced out and facing the beach. For the best experience you MUST get one of the Duplex huts, preferably No.1, 2, 3 or 4....

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Getting a chance to stay 'Emerald Gecko' was sheer luck! I must say the whole experience was nothing short of great service, humbleness on part of the manager - Ashraf and Benny (If I am not mistaken - the owner). They accommodated me & my husband along with our friend at the eleventh hour because 'Make My Trip' duped us...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our resort is essentially a ‘better’ back packers budget resort and therefore have limited facilities. We are very popular with international guests looking for a relaxed beach hut type atmosphere. We also take pride in being environmentally friendly and hence do not have air-conditioning TV's and telephones. Hot water is available by bucket only at the wood fired boiler near to the rooms. We try and reduce the impact tourism causes on our little piece of paradise as much as we can. Therefore our Policy is against surplus usage of resources. Our property is rustic, made with organic material (bamboo mat walls, thatched roof), open to sky showers etc and therefore may not be suited for all (If you do not like open spaces and are scared of nature then this place is not for you) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Gecko

Address: Beach # 5, Havelock Island 744211, India
Region: India > Andaman and Nicobar Islands > Havelock Island
Price Range: ₹ 1,341 - ₹ 2,681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Emerald Gecko Havelock Island, Andaman And Nicobar Islands
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