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Sea Shell Resort
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Murud
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Hotel is in a great location, right opposite the Murud beach. This was quite good that after playing in the beach, we could walk back to the room..
We liked the food very much, we had vegetarian food. Staff is quite helpful.

Room service is little slow,so if you want morning coffee, order it the moment you wake up, so it will be in time.

Cleanliness of the room was good but cutlery needs to be washed better,

Room Tip: AC rooms have ocean view and choose first floor if you have small kids or aged parents since there i...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

I stayed at Sea Shell resort for a day in April, 2014.
Pros:
1. The resort is a minute walk from the beach.
2. The food served by the restaurant is good - but priced like a posh restaurant!
Cons:
1. Rooms are tremendously overpriced compared to the services and facilities. The A/C double-bed room is priced at 2500 INR, plus taxes in a town like Murud!
2. The rooms are very cramped, linens are not clean, the furnishing is old, the bed is very small for two.
3. The AC is very small, I doubt if it can cool the room on a very warm day.
4. Most of the channels in the television are of poor signal quality.
5. The geyser was not fitted in the bathroom. In summer it is not absolutely required, but not sure if you will get hot water if you reach in winter.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Soumya Kanti R
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Think of an oasis, in the middle of a desert. You are tired and bored by the journey. But every thing you get there, is much appreciated.
Sea Shell is like that. It takes about 5 hours of driving to get there. But the comfort and service - though basic - is much appreciated.

Service:
This looks like a family run hotel / resort. Where a member of the family is Hospitality Industry experienced. So a semi-professionally run hotel. So effectively semi-professional service.
The reception is friendly and your one-stop shop for help. Everything is centrally co-ordinated from here. The staff looks rough around the edges, but ready to help. Hotel is understaffed maybe.
Lunch and dinner services can be a circus - when larger groups (more than 5 families) present. The kitchen can handle only so much and orders get inordinately late. The waiters (doubling up as Room Service staff) run around - maybe they should be given roller skates.
Having said that, they do the best they can. A bit of patience does you good. Tables are cleaned quickly enough.
Adhoc requests (like latenight snacks on the terrace, extra linen) are accomodated well.

Room:
Rooms are clean. Have a small (0.6? ton) AC cooling the room. Takes a bit longer than usual - but cools effectively. A double bed and a folding cushion bed available. A 14" TV with basic channels. A wardrobe and couple of chairs complete the furniture.
Not too large. Quite basic sized. Quaint lighting fixtures.
The bathroom is small. Has running hot water (Solar heated).

Location & amenities:
This hotel is very near to the Murud Police Station. Right next door even. On the main road. It is about 5 mins away (Driving) from the main Murud Beach entrance - where you get all that beach businesses viz. Chinese and tandoor eateries, snack joints, parachutes tied to jeeps, horse cart and horse riding, ATV rides, etc.)
Bang opposite the hotel, across the road, is a more secluded part of the beach. Cleaner even. Good if you have a group and want to enjoy away from the crowds. Amazing for a morning walk.
Murud is about 4 hours of non-stop driving from Panvel - roads being not the greatest. Infact after turning off Alibaug, you actually drive through villages with 1 lane roads. Turns are an entertainment in itself - think Station roads all over Mumbai. Thats the size of the main roads carrying Buses, trucks and all the tourist traffic.
This hotel also calls itself a resort - Has a basic swimming pool (~4 feet deep end). A small lawn. A small sandpit with basic park fixtures. A decent parking area - paved with those paver blocks.

The hotel is expanding and building another wing right next door. So expect strain on the existing resources in the near future (post June 2014).

Best Liked:
Food was delicious. Kids have a fun time in the swimming pool.

Least Liked:
The fact that you pay premium rates for a "premium feeling" basic service.

Room Tip: No lifts. Unless you want to stay in your room most of the time - or are a health nut liking to go u...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank FatherOFthePride
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel last month just for a day. Whatever I want to say about this hotel is already mentioned in all the earlier reviews.

1] Location is nice. Beach is across the road and you can see the sunset from the room itself.
2] No elevator. So if you get the room on the 3rd floor, then its a bit of a walk up.
3] Staff seems to be hired recently because they are a bit clueless when you ask them something and they will tell you to call up the reception for the same.
4] Room was clean but a bit small. Felt cramped.
5] Food is decent. A little over priced for the quality.
6] Construction work going on so its like as if just half the hotel is ready for use. So once the other halfs ready, more rooms will be available. And hopefully there would be an elevator.
7] Small swimming pool is decent for families that enjoy the swimming pool experience.
8] Good parking space.
9] Beach is not very crowded. But for some reason the sand seems to be a little blackish which we personally didn't like. But for someone who doesn't mind that, its an amazing beach.
10] Couple of carrom boards in the lobby and table tennis are the activities available.

Overall decent place for families.

Room Tip: Take a sea facing room. At present no elevator so avoid 3rd floor rooms.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Razoo82
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Sea Shell Resort is an awesome place to stay in Murud with a very good quality of service and a worth tasty food.
The Location of the hotel is very Good.
Loved this Resort a lot will recomend to visit it if any one wants a good choice in Murud to relax.
Mr. Zaid Purkar the owner will assist you in any terms and will find him quite helpful.
Thanks Zaid for Warm welcome and Womderful Stay in your Resort. . .

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sameer A
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Difficult to rate resorts like this in a place like Murud. Its not quite big and spacious but it has good amount of parking, decent and small swimming pool, few carrom boards, a tennis table and few tables making restaurant. Rooms are little small and quite basic. Expect no complimentary break fast, refrigerator, flat tv, lift or electric kettle etc, but in a place like Murud this place can be called quite good. You see same two people doing all the jobs like pool cleaning, room cleaning, serving food, room service etc etc. We found the service good and we took break fast in the hotel which was good though not many choices. Hotel is being extended so work was going on there but was not happening when we went there so there was peace. Hotel owner and staff was quite courteous and helpful. Location is quite good and right opposite sea. Pricing is also at par with other good resorts. On attractions side: there is sea, dutt mandir, sunset point, Janjira fort and nothing much. Quite peaceful with very less crowd so you tend to enjoy the sea more. I think there is one more bigger property (resort) called Golden Swan there. May be I would prefer to book it next time, but I would certainly recommend Sea Shell resort to other travelers.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank SunilR
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We visited this Resort in February this year. we had a garden and sea-view room. Room was comfortable, though bathroom could have been cleaner. The room-service was very good.
They have a swimming pool right besides the parking lot, which is not very ideal. Other amenities like fooseball, carrom etc were not in very good working condition.
Their location is pretty good, in front of the beach, and not very far from the market.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank SilverSurfer07
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Address: Darbar Road | Besides Police Station, Murud, India
Region: India > Maharashtra > Raigad District > Murud
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Murud
Price Range: £28 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Shell Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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