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“Was a Nice Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Namaste Cafe

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Namaste Cafe
Mumbai
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2 reviews
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“Was a Nice Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Visted Namaste Cafe with few friends in Jan 2012 , was kind a peak season also a weekend !!!! Rs 900 for a night ....but the rooms were good you can get rooms at lesser price at Om Beach but if you looking for the best comfort then Namaste Cafe rooms is your den !!!! i loved their cafe which is bang opp the sea and is very close to the entrance of Om Beach !!! food is good too !!!! service can change depending how crowded the place is !!! staff is quite friendly !!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Chose this accommodation because it was near Gokarna (Rs150 rickshaw ride away) and right next to Om Beach.
Fabulous location with chalet-type rooms built into the hillside leading down to Om Beach. To have breakfast/lunch right next to the beach, overlooking the sea, was wonderful.
Some reviews criticize the food, but the menu is quite diverse, even including Israeli dishes. (Try the Israeli breakfast for something rather different.). Prices quite good and all meals we had were very generous portions, often defeating us!
The room was superb value for Rs1100. Probably the nicest room I've stayed in India. Newly furbished, nicely furnished and a very nice bathroom.
Staff were very friendly and helpful, though some of the ladies only spoke a little English. Popular with independent travellers and mostly Indians when we were there.
An easy pleasant walk to nearby Kudle beach, but a little bit of a trek to Half Moon beach nearby.
Would recommend giving 'Paradise' beach a miss. It may well have deserved its' name in the past, but in 2011, the government destroyed all restaurants and guesthouses and didn't clear up the mess. It now looks like it's been hit by an air-raid.
Namaste Cafe may not be the cheapest accommodation in the area but, all things considered, I'd recommend it as excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank qifitness
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

I've been a Gokarna veteran for a long time now and I go there once in two months to get away from the rat race and find some peace. Each time, I always make it a point to check in at Namaste Cafe.
It's the first cafe you reach as soon as you get down to Om beach. It's run by a family of five (the Gowdas, I think) and they are warm, peaceful people. The cafe is truly a blissful place to just sit with your feet up nursing a cold beer or a tall, hot glass of tea, and watch the sea.
Namaste Cafe has room too, and you can get a room for as low as Rs. 100 during off-season and the maximum rate for a room is Rs. 800 during the season. The food is quite heavenly here, with a complete continental spread.
It has an internet cafe, tattoo parlor and options for hiring cars, bikes and water sports. It's quite a fantastic place to stay!

Room Tip: Ask for the cottages, they're more peaceful.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NikhilKumar
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Bengaluru, India
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

The entire rating goes to the location of the place. Rooms are ok and who would want to spend time inside when you have such a gorgeous set of beaches all around.. Sheets are not the cleanest and there are mosquitos. Advise taking your own sheets if you can. Food is a filler only.

Well let me put it in more words. The place is a plain stay and nothing more. But is a good point to be located to walk across to Kudle Beach or half moon beach.

Avoid weekends, public holidays and definitely new years eve..

With no expectation of the rooms and service, I have stayed at this place for over 15 times with my friends, girlfriend (now wife) and family for the convenience it offers in terms of location.

Cheers !!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sudhir P
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Orange County, California
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95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Disgusting, bad food, bad and neglectful service, noisy/drunk young crowd on weekends, too many screaming babies during the week, cow feces all over beach. Not recommended, though I noticed others having a better time. If you rate this next to sleeping on the roadside, I suppose you can say that it has running water. But don't expect more than "camping conditions" in the cabins. The first room we were given was filthy, smelled bad, had holes in the mosquito netting, and was noisy. I'll post photos of the bathroom. We were later 'upgraded' to a newer room, further from the beach, but it still didn't have hot water, nor do they provide toilet paper or towels. If you must have this beach experience, stay somewhere else and drive in for the day. Bring your own food, too. Don't forget your own toilet paper and towels.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Innerartist
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Additional Information about Namaste Cafe

Property: Namaste Cafe
Address: Om Beach Rd., Gokarna 581326, India
Region: India > Karnataka > Gokarna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Gokarna
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,582 - ₹ 1,33,370
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right at the tip of Om Beach, Namaste Cafe is well located with road access as well as a beach front restaurant. The rooms are all at most a couple of minutes walk on the outside end to the beach. The beach front restaurant affords a large dining area with unrestricted views of the beach and the sea. Centrally located takes an all new meaning when it comes to Namaste Cafe ... more   less 
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Namaste Cafe Gokarna, Karnataka

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