Exceptional! A Lovely Peaceful Place!
on Mar 8, 2019
With 19 years of travels in India and staying in many types of accommodations, I came across Agonda Palace during my recent exploration in Goa. I LOVED my stay there! I liked it so much, it was hard to leave. What was originally a booking for 4 nights, turned into 8 nights, and unfortunately I had to leave for an international flight. The rooms are spacious with lots of drawers and space for unpacking, comfortable bed, and my room was cleaned every other day. For me it was a peaceful place away from the chaos, and so convenient in the middle of Agonda, right across the road from the beach. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the fabulous food. I can't wait to return!
Pleasant stay but basic and tired.
on Feb 1, 2019
This property in a very quiet location, a few minutes walk across the road from the beach. The rooms are quite big but very basic and tired and could do with brightening up. The room and linen was, however, clean. There is a fan and air-con and small outside sitting area. The shower room was also dated but adequate. Quite a few mosquitoes around while we were there but a coil and repellent worked OK. There is mosquito netting on the windows.
The restaurant and chill-out area are very pleasant. Breakfast was included in our room rate and was very good. The coffee was excellent. The staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful.
The stream, next to the restaurant is, unfortunately, full of rubbish and quite an eyesore which is a shame.
I would only recommend this hotel if you are used to basic standards in the rooms. We booked on booking.com and were definitely overcharged. I would stay here again but it would have to be at a budget price.
Simply The Best
on Jan 1, 2019
Having spent many hours trying to find that perfect place in Agonda we luckily decided to check out this hotel and we were so glad we did. It was just perfect. So much so, we ended up staying for 3 weeks!
Before I review the hotel I should give a special mention and thanks to the Nepalese guys running the resort - Dinesh, Suresh and Ramesh. They are simply the perfect hosts and we left feeling like part of the family, rather just temporary visitors.
The 10 rooms (and Avocado Garden Restaurant) are situated opposite to the Simrose Resort, just up from the church and is therefore very conveniently positioned for all the shops and it's only a short stroll to the beach. All rooms have a balcony seating area and are situated in a mature garden area which is lovingly maintained and watered. Being on the opposite side of the road to the beach and set well back means that you have fabulous peace and quiet in a beautiful calm and tranquil setting. This feeling of well being is complemented by their restaurant down by the riverside.
The rooms themselves are large and spacious and wonderfully appointed. The bed is huge and very comfortable with crisp fresh linens and non feather pillows which ensured we had a great sleep every night. The room was cleaned every 2 days and the linens and towels were also changed. There is so much storage in the rooms that even we couldn't fill all the drawers and cupboards and we had a lot of gear. One thing we found really good was that the rooms are completely sealed against mosquitoes, thus a net over the bed wasn't needed. The room and bathroom windows had good screens over them, so could be left open for a lovely breeze. To combat the heat the rooms also have air conditioning and a multi speed fan. Plus the sink is within the room and not the bathroom which is a great idea. Hot water is available in the bathroom which again is large and spacious.
There have been some complaints that the air con, free wifi etc doesn't work during the odd power outages. Well this has been addressed and the owner of the resort is installing a generator to rectify this problem. The plinth and cabling was already in place when we left mid December.
Apart from the rooms, the guys have created a lovely area for drop in Yoga on the rooftop. It is wonderfully shaded and quite spiritual with good views across the river to open fields.
Plus they also have cooking classes provided by a very well respected and renowned teacher from the Yogacooking school.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will no doubt return in 2019.
Nice and Quiet place to stay
on Aug 11, 2018
Me and my partner stayed at this place on august and felt very comfortable. The place was very quiet and the room was nice and clean. Due to monsoon the restaurant of the resort was not open.
Staffs were very friendly and ready to help you any time.
Great hotel super close to the beach
on Apr 30, 2018
My husband and I stayed at Agonda Palace for one night in April 2018. The hotel is situated near the Church on the side if the road away from the beach. The hotel backs on to jungle and the river – the pictures on Tripadvisor are of the estuary rather than the part of the river behind the hotel – with a cosy restaurant overlooking this and lots of bird life to watch.
The room was spacious, the bed was huge and air con was effective, we had a balcony with chairs and table to relax on and there was mosquito netting across the shuttered windows (though wasn’t much of an issue in April). The attached bathroom was clean and sufficient with good shower and hot water available, the sink was outside the bathroom.
There was free wifi throughout the property, and it was very close to great restaurants, shops, ATM and the beach. The on-site restaurant was furnished beautifully, we had breakfast only (eggs, cooked to perfection, toast and coffee) which was included in our room rate.
Great price for air con room within very easy reach of everything you come to Agonda for!