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Neemrana's Bungalow on the Beach

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Madurai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very remote off beat beach location location about 2 kms from Kariakal. Firstly its is a "Non Hotel" hotel (which sounds funny) as promoted by the hotel, its well said because its a completely ruined 18th Century Danish Governor's house done as if it existed the very same way 2000 years ago. People who are looking for a luxurious...

Thank smartkev2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are booking into this property, I suggest you get a first floor, sea facing room. We were in one such room. We were on a 9-day road trip around Tamil Nadu and were originally planned to stay for one night but we fell in love with it and decided to stay one more night. There is a verandah...

Thank upasana m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Building looks very good from outside and pool was also nice.. view from the hotel is good overlooking the beach.. but service of the staffs and rooms are not good.. rooms are very old fashioned and need some improvement .. food is okay.. breakfast was also having very limited varieties ...

Thank avyas919
katwijk holland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bungalow on the beach is the absolute top in heritage and service.The rooms are beautifull .The vieuw super..An ideal place full of history to enjoy and relax.Difficclt toleave with one tought: we come back!!

Thank utbanyan
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I stayed for 1 night in the Prince Christian room - just lovely, with a 4-poster bed and french doors out to the wide verandah circling the upstairs. Wonderful location facing the sea and the fort. Beautiful old building. I know there have been many comments posted about the food here, but while the service was a little haphazard, my...

Thank Retirada
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Outstanding situation overlooking the beach and Danish Fort of Tranquebar. Staff friendly. By far the best is the colonial house itself with the veranda running in front of all upstairs rooms. The latter are in need of renovation though - lights are inadequate and bathroom plumbing does not appear to have been modernized in the last century. Bathtowels are likely...

Thank Peter K
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This NeemRana group of properties is doing a very good job of reviving and maintaining some of the old old historical places throughout India. Once you are done with the bit complicated and irritating process of making your booking during which you are made to feel as if it is the NeemRana guys who are obliging you to let you...

Thank SureshDenmark
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited this place on 18th Feb, had lots of expectation as the building looked beautiful, sea breeze was amazing. I had done some reading about the Danish Fort & the Bungalow near by so decided to drive down while visiting Karaikal. We ordered for some continental & Indian food, 1st of all service was terrible, it took us around...

Thank Abhi K
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Princess Louise room - the largest room. It is a corner room with dual aspect - absolutely stunning. We requested at time of booking and were lucky to get our choice. The food was very good sadly no alcohol but not a big problem for us. The house stands right next to the pink Fort on...

Thank kslupus
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Recently we visited the property on the recommendation of one of our acquaintances. When we entered the hotel it was pouring heavily. While we were completely drenched the guards were just watching us and it did not occur to them to provide umbrelas to protect us from the rains. Our friends wanted a particular room which they had booked( facing...

1Thank Shekhar D

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Facing full east, The Bungalow on the Beach gives you your personal encounter with the sun, sea breeze and spray. Time becomes irrelevant here when you stand facing a glorious sunrise with : a 14th century Pandya temple on your left and a 17th century Danish fort to the right. Come taste ‘eternity’ in a stopover ! The restored Bungalow stands as a reminder of Ove Gjedde, a Danish Admiral sent by the king of Denmark with two ships. They were well received by the Nayak ruler of Tanjore, and given this territory for trading. Then Dansborg, the Fort of Tharangambadi – a solid example of Scandinavian military architecture, was established nearby to store and export pepper to Denmark. The oldest Lutheran church in India was built here in 1706. Today you can drive in through a beautiful gate of the majestic King Street, past Lutheran churches and grand bungalows of the Danish Governors’ and the British Collector’s residence. Re-live marine history; visit the temples of Kumbakonam and Tanjore. The town remains a glorious tribute to architecture from across the world. Tranquebar is reputed to have the thickest ozone layer in India which is ideal for relaxation as it rejuvenates and helps all those who want to prolong their life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Neemrana's Bungalow on the Beach

Address: 24 King Street, Tharangambadi 609313, India
Region: India > Tamil Nadu > Tharangambadi
Price Range: $98 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hotel On The Beach
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“Upstairs. At ground level you only see the ill maintained garden and a seawall”
471PeterK, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the first-floor rooms. Fantastic view and breeze.”
  • From the balcony
  • Clean
  • Desk and TV
  • Seting on the balcony
  • view
  • The beach from our balcony
  • Fort from the bungalow
  • Toiletries and hairdrier
GitaBhukta, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“any sea facing OR Fort facing room will be a good option.”
  • View of the pool, temple and sea from the room on 1st floor
  • View of Danish fort from 1st floor balcony
  • View of the pool, temple and sea from the room on 1st floor
  • View of the lawn and sea from the room on 1st floor
  • View of the balcony from the room on 1st floor
  • View of the balcony from our room on 1st floor
, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms give you a view of the sea”
Adven_Tourister, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor facing the sea are the best”
vidhusagar, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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