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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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India
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank lonelytrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank 417nickys
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank GlynCarre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank vanessa f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely the most beautiful location on the island! Laid back, cosy and good vibes. Ashraf, the manager is probably the best manager on the island, always calm, very helpful and friendly. When we were struck by the cyclone he organized the evacuation quickly and at no additional charge. A few days later we were able to return to Gecko. I...

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Thank Fabian U
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ashraf the manager is wonderful-nothing is too much trouble! He can sort ferry tickets, scooters, trips...everything! He was great about putting everything on a card as we visited during the Indian ruppee madness. The resort is really nice- rustic charm huts, if you don't like the outdoors then probs not for you! Restaurant does lovely food but only open certain...

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Thank Kirsty S
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, me & my husband went to Havelock thinking that we will have a good time but everything got spoilt because of the stupid stay we got. The MANAGER - SANJAY, was not only creepy who smiled for no reason at all, but he was of no help at ALL. We didn't get a room that we booked & had...

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Thank manjusha1708
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here from the 30 of November with my girlfriend and a friend. Love this place being right on (in my view)the nicest secluded beach on the island. Ashraf(the manager) proved invaluable during the cyclone with sound advice and a calming smile😁 . Chill out and relax at the gecko.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We've stayed 3 nights in the gecko resort and we loved it. Nice cottage, reasonable price and very peaceful place. Staff was extremely helpful and nice, providing us a lot of info on havelock and neil. We tried also their resto and the food was very tasty.

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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: $28 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Choose Bamboo Huts if available”
 of 5 bubbles lonelytrotter, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Shack with attached bath and toilet by the beach”
 of 5 bubbles X4176EYvanessaf, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Families should avoid the place”
 of 5 bubbles AkAsHGuPtA2013, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try emerald gecko at Neil island but avoid at havelock”
 of 5 bubbles Pri1910, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Duplex Huts are more nearer to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 445siddharthak, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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