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Review of Siddhivinayak Beach Resort, Tarkarli

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5.4/7
1 83 Ratings & 44 Reviews
Preferred by: Group, Couple | Mumbai, Pune travellers
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  • Excellent 12
  • Very Good 23
  • Good 6
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • 75% Group Group
  • 25% Couple Couple
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  • Destination 6.3/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 5.1/7
  • Front Office 5.3/7
  • Service 5.8/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 5.9/7
  • Activities 4.4/7

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Prasad  Akolkar
  • Prasad Akolkar
  • Critic
  • Lives in Pune
  • 3 Reviews
  • 4.2/7
  • Posted May 15, 2010
Overall, it was a bad experience. Though we initially booked hotel for three days, we left immediately on next day itself to another hotel.

Best Experience: Location is superb. Service boy Milind is very sincere. Owners are good by nature but lack professional approach.

Worst Experience: Room was very congested & poor. Bathroom was smelling. Though it was A/c room, A/c never worked due to nonavailability of electricity. We couldnot sleep well due to generator noise & smell.
Prasad Akolkar's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 3/7
  • Front Office 4/7
  • Service 4/7
  • Room 1/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 1/7
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Pratish Ambekar
  • Pratish Ambekar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  • 6.3/7
  • Posted Apr 29, 2010
It was amazing experience overall....... whether it is in resort or outside........
the service was really great.... food was yummy (Non - veg) specially Pomplet Fry and..... Prawns Fry

Best Experience: Having food very near to beach was amazing experience.......

Worst Experience: not such.........
Pratish Ambekar's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 4/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Priya Ramakrishnan
  • Priya Ramakrishnan
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  • 6/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2010
I went to Tarkarli for the first time after reading a review on the Holiday IQ. We booked Siddhivinayak Beach resort after liking the reviews. The hotel is run by two brothers along with their family. We booked the first room which is very close to the beach and we could hear the waves from the room. It was one of the most memorable experience in my stay. The food served was awesome, simple, home cooked, wholesome food. Veg as well as non veg thali was good. We stayed for over 3 nights and 4 days and it cost us only around Rs 1500/- per head for three people. The brothers also took us sight seeing in their boat around the backwaters and sangam point. We caught glimpses of dolphins diving around the boat. The hospitality and warmth experienced there cannot be compared to impersonal hotels. If you want to travel on budget to Tarkarli, this is the best place to spend your money on. The hotel is on devbag beach which is an hour away from kudal station. The rickshawala charges Rs300 from kudal to devbaug. But the journey is worth the whole experience. We felt like we were staying with kind relatives, infact we were showered with free coconut, bon fire and extra breakfast. Ask for 1st room if you plan to stay there.

Best Experience: We spent a day exploring Sindhudurg fort during our visit. I only have great things to say about Malvan hospitality. Right from the rickshaw walas to shop keepers, i did not find a single rude, impolite person. At sindhurdurg we went snorkeling for more than half hour. They charged Rs 250 per head and it is not an experience you want to miss. We also walked around Sindhudurg fort which was delightful. The water is clearer than anything you might see in city beaches.

Worst Experience: No bad experiences
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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 4/7
  • Front Office 4/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 4/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 7/7
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Rutam Rane
  • Rutam Rane
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 photos
  • 1 Review
  • 6/7
  • Posted Feb 14, 2010
Malwan, Tarkarli and Deobag are places where I truly felt at home while being miles away from it. It is that very virtue which transforms a vacation where you usually are worried about train timings, flight schedules, check-on-out times into a place where taking a few steps out of your room connects you with the ocean & it\'s variegated delights. A lions share of that can be attributed to the place I was staying in. This resort is more of a family run home-stay of sorts and is managed by a family of brothers headed by Manoj Khobrekar. You\'ll meet all three generations of Khobrekars here and while I can\'t say much for other tourists, I for one had a great time just interacting with everyone in their family. They were so kind as to facilitate my trips to-from Malwan, take requests at my whims and fancies and even accept insane touristy challenges (which I\'ll mention in detail later). They treated me not like a regualr guest/customer as most other hoteliers do, but as part of their extended family.

I can go on with these little adventures but it\'d be best if you travel down there and enjoy a slice of their hospitality yourself. Great sea-food, hospitably location & brilliant hosts. Oh and having rooms just 15 feet away from the beach doesn\'t hurt either.

Best Experience: Everyone checks out the normal \'spots\' so I won\'t list those here.. here is a list of unusual things I did during my stay.

a. Being a culture vulture - I was lucky enough to catch a show of Dashavatara (local satirical art-form) and had a few laughs. You can also try and visit local industries, fishing communities, cashew factories etc..

b. Walking to Malwan via the Beach - I took it as a challenge to walk from Deobag to Malwan on the beach.. it was an insane experience and Sandeep & Milind who accompanied me throughout (going beyond the call) enjoyed it thoroughly as well. Do try it once, it takes around 2 hours and the beach during low-tide looks so divine you won\'t feel like it\'s an exercise.

c. Fishing trip with Mandar - Mandar and his mates arranged for a net-fishing trip on their speedboat.. I was the only \'tourist\' around and the whole experience was just mind-blowing!

d. Laakhni (roasted fish) - Do try this, ask either Mandar or Gaurav to take you into the sea or to Nivti beach and arrange for a Laakhni experience. Fish caught fresh in the sea is roasted using coconut coir/rinds and then dipped in sea-water to add salt. Hands down the best fish I\'ve ever had.

e. Ask Gaurav to give you a tour of Malwan and its famous fish bazaar (you can even buy fish by the kgs for cheap, I even saw huge tiger prawns being sold at dirt cheap prices). He is also the go-to guy for any snorkeling (saw the red snapper and grouper, also got to feed little tiger and angel fish) and boating activies in and around Malwan.

f. Fresh coconut water in the morning - The best way to start the day ;) Great home-made food prepared using the freshest ingredients and home-made & local malwani masalas.. 24/7!

That\'s not all.. be creative and ask around for more ;)

g. Raapan - Community fishing which you can observe by the shoreline. A group of 30-40 fisherman do this everyday at different times. An experience which is not to be missed!

h. A homestay for a day and Sandeep\'s inlaws - Great experience again, was honored to have been invited there. Loved the food and all that beach cricket with locals :)

Worst Experience: None that I can recall of, but then I am more of a backpacker and never really had any trouble staying anywhere yet. Your perspective might differ and it\'d be prudent to make your preferences known to the Khobrekar family before you reach there.
Rutam Rane's rating on...
  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 4/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 6/7
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mally
  • mally
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  • 3.9/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2009
This is a family managed resort like arangement. Rooms are basics little upgradation is preffered. People are very polite and helpful.Food is good. Mr. Manoj and his brothers try to keep the guests comfortable within the available resorces.

Best Experience: Best part is place is very near to the sea.Very nice beach.Nice place to relax prticularly in the night.Early morning you can thhe fisherman catching fish. on the whole nice place relax .

Worst Experience: On 13th and 14th dec.we visited the place for our badluck thoese two days the road asphalting work was going on just three km prior to the resort so road was blocked. Sowe had to face lot of hard ship to visit to malwan town and back.Soon 14th morning we checked out and stayed Malwa town.
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  • Destination 4/7
  • Location 3/7
  • Appearance 3/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 4/7
  • Room 3/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 3/7
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