Aqua Marina Drive Inn, Mandarmani
Mandarmoni Dadanpatrabar Dist- purba midnapore
Me with my family(me, my wife and my 6yr old daughter) drove down to the place in 1st week of June.It was a 3 night stay. The Hotel was better than expected. First the Pros - On sea beach and that too not a crowded one - I took the elite room and it was a big one - Hotel staffs are really good and helpfull - Rooms and toilets are clean - Excellent food specially marine foods at reasonable cost. - Quite a big garden where you can relax anytime without any disturbance - Car parking available (They cleaned my car even without my request) - 24 hrs genset (considering Mandarmoni doesnot have electricity) - Garden has a small enclosure with rabbits and guinea pigs which my daughter enjoyed a lot. - Shower for after bathing in sea is available in the garden Cons - Rooms could have been better decorated - Foods are made to order - Hotel authorities should not allow anybody to dry their clothes in the garden. - Road from hotel to beach should be better, it is dangerous in night because of rough stones lying around. - Number staff is less. If you are looking for family or romantic holiday this hotel is an ideal place to be in.Though the rate seems bit pricey but it worth every dime. As for the location there is nothing else to do except enjoy the nature. For activities like para-gliding, jet skiing you have to go around 2 kms from the location via beach road. There is no market and option for shopping. Suggestion - carry you medicines as i have not seen a single medicine shop. - better to take your own car so that you can enjoy driving on the beach
I have been to Mandarmani before but this time I opted for this resort as I got a Fabulous deal from Goibibo. I had booked a Royal Cottage room (AC Double Bed) and when I reached I was offered Room no. 101 (only sea-side facing room on the right flank apart from Room no. 112 on the left flank). The location, front-desk, the ambiance, cleanliness and room service were all very good and staff were prompt and courteous. I must recommend it to my fellow travellers. Food is good if not overwhelming though. Must try are the Crispy Chicken and Mushroom Masala/Handi. Hotel backyard opens towards beach and cottages are lawn facing with a mesmerising view of the sunset/sunrise on the horizon from the balcony itself. Mini refrigerator in the cottages are added advantage to keep your medicines and drinks chilled safely.
The hotel was located near to the bus stand. I didn’t face any problem in reaching to the hotel. The ambiance at the hotel was very clean. The interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was very well maintained. The hotel had provided a parking facility. The hotel needs to provide a pickup and drop service. The staffs at the hotel were active and co-operative. There was no delayed in check in and checkout procedure. The room provided to me was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and hygienic. All the amenities in the room were worked well. The laundry service was provided by the hotel. The Wi-Fi facility was provided by the hotel. The bed sheets, pillows and blankets were kept neat and cleaned. The food quality at the hotel was very good and the taste was delicious. The hotel was served both vegetarian and non vegetarian food. I had not observed any activities at the hotel. The stay at the hotel was very memorable. I would like to recommend this hotel for other travellers.
nice, warm. it was worth the stay. looking forward to visit it again. we wanted to get the room with the bath tub facility but it was unavailable. it was quite saddening in the beginning bt the other rooms were splendid as well. they have huge windows. and the view from inside the room in the morning is very awesome. cool.
The need to get away from the din of the city for a few days, we chanced upon this hotel while surfing the internet, and for once did not regret the choice. The only flip side to the booking experience was the fact that it could not be done using cards and one had to pay a visit to its Kolkata office to pay the advance amount. While booking, try to get room 101, as it offers the most unhindered view of the sea from the cosy comfort of your room, without having to venture out if you don't feel like. The ceiling of the room will be bound to give you a nice starry feeling as it has been decorated that way. At night, after the lights are put out, you will have the heavenly bodies for company, only a few feet away, or rather above you. The culinary experience was good, though, one must admit, it might not give you any out of the world memories to carry home. While it had a nice spread, and tasted good, even Bengali recipes tended to have a North-Indian touch, and if you are the region specific distinctions in the flavours, one needs to abandon the quest and take a bite of the otherwise delicious offering. The other area where the resort can consider an add on is having a swimming pool and some indoor games. While some may wonder why one needs an artificial pool when a vast natural water body is waiting outside to be explored, the condition of the beach and the sea isn't such that you will feel like taking a dip, forget a dive. Also, without much to do in Mandarmani, it isn't too much to ask for a facility offering table-tennis, badminton, or carrom within the compound, rather than having to go to Rose Valley for a toy-train ride. But Aqua Marina Drive Inn is a very welcome addition to what the seaside destination has to offer, more so at this price point. To repeat something that has been often repeated, the resort is a true value for money.
Aqua Marina Drive Inn is ranked #1 among the 96 hotels in Mandarmani with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 12, 2-star in Mandarmani. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 191 photos and 713 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Service and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,000 per night. The hotel offer 10 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (46%) and Couple (38%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 21% have rated the ambience as hypnotic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Aqua Marina Drive Inn is located at Dadan Patrabad . Mandarmani Beach (3 Kms) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet.
Other amenities include AC, Laundry Services, Parking Facility, Restaurant and Doctor On Call. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Alekhya Das adds, “The greatest thing about this beach is that it remains less crowded all the time.” Read More