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We booked @ Emerald Gecko because we expected an eco friendly and basic resort, which is mentioned in every email by the staff. We were willing to pay a higher price to support Eco friendliness. What you get is this: nice huts built out of bamboo and palm tree leaves. That is the only thing that was eco friendly. No... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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We have booked this resort for two days in havelock. Location of resort was really good. Very close to beach. But once you enter in room, it was very much stinking. No much place for seating in bamboo Lodges. Lights are very less. For family with children it is not at all recommended. There is no hot water inside the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in a bamboo hut (with attached bath) with my toddler son and husband and had a good stay in general. Pros: A) distinct stay experience B) friendly staff at the restaurant who willingly made custom food to order C) proximity to beach D) accepted payment by net banking which was important because our trip came close to the... More 

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Inning am Holz, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic location, direct access to beach, nice restaurant delivering excellend food. Service is a little chaotic, but mainly worked (Good for Andaman standards, poor compared to international standards). Rooms are "natural". No warm water. But not required.

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1 Thank seegruffty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Emerald Gecko - an amazing Experience with classy environment and best food in Havelock island. Location is too good and crowd is also better then its surrounding hotels. You can have your breakfast and tea near the shore line......We found it one of the best hotel there......

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place looks amazing on the site, We were staying in huts near the beach, without toilet, but with the smell of urine around it, hut is not equipped comfortable seating areas or a place to hang a hammock, very nice team, or play it nice. We were 3 nights and moved to another location

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Emerald Gecko is the best place to stay in Andamans with the best n enviable beach approach. Also, the best value money can buy. We stayed from 10th to 14th Nov '2016 in their Bamboo bungalow.We are a family wth 02 small children. The place has open area , is safe and has a 50 to 100mtr beach access. Ashraf,... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call it a Backpacker's Den, or shrug it away by calling it 'a basic stay' but this place made my trip to Andamans all the more special. Easy on pockets?? Yes Good Food? Lick-your-fingers-away And, customer service? Well, it might sound like a bit of exaggeration but trust me its true, if great customer service has to be personified, it... More 

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Port Blair, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hospitality of the team is the best part that we felt.The management lead by Ashraf/Tara and mouth watering cuisines by Chef Ashish provided a wholesome home like feeling .If one looks for simple stay in a hut closest to beach and bon appetite, this is one very good place to stay. Bravo team!

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're travelling on tight budget and with friends or as couple (of course adventurous) this is the place. they have decent bamboo duplexes located right on the beach. Well kept and tidy, easy to travel around with a two wheeler. Going there again this month.

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  • Free Parking
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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: $31 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“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
“Try Double Storeyed Bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“great food and closest to beach”
 of 5 bubbles Nayaks04, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Bamboo villa was good, with ensuite shower and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Honesty988, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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