on Aug 28, 2018
The rooms were very basic, wires hanging from air con. we were warned not to open window because of camps outside. The padlock on the door was about 6 inches. Dogs barked all night and cows were on road eating rubbish. A camp was just out side, where the people urinated etc in front of us. The road from the camp came through the hotel. There were plenty of taxis outside gate so we were not accosted by the children. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food wasn't too bad. Neither of us were ill or bitten by mosquitoes. One couple went back every year. I wouldn't go back.
Nice stay in North Goa....
on Mar 24, 2017
A decent place to stay at decent price in north goa. Its a basic hotel and the surroundings were also pretty local types. The rooms were nice, clean, staff was also good. They also have food facility and meals served were reasonable good. All n all a nice stay and wont mind staying again
A nice place to stay!
on Jan 25, 2010
Standart rooms, clean, peacefull, nice food, calm and a marvellous stuff!
Pleasant stay despite worrying reviews
on Apr 20, 2008
After reading the reviews for this hotel we were concerned enough to see about changing our accomadation, but as it was near to departure date the costs were high.
A lot of what is in other reviews was true, the rooms are very basic, beds are hard & it is next to a local village who have access through the hotel grounds (literally in front of the bar area so no interference to guests at all). Another review complains about flies, presumably posher hotels don't have them?!?
Reaching the hotel is down a small road, but not as far as some people would have you believe, 2 to 3 minutes at the most. There were dogs but they tended to be asleep & never approached us in all the times we were up & down the road. The road is badly lit so would recommend packing a torch for after dark, also handy when the hotel loses its power supply (although they do provide candles in your room).
The rooms, as already mentioned were very basic, but they were cleaned on a daily basis. Hotel staff were all very friendly & the food at the restaurant was excellent. Breakfast was eggs, eggs or eggs.
Wouldn't hesitate to go back & although accomadation was basic you felt you really were experiencing local life with the village next door rather than being in some faceless 5 star complex where you could have been anywhere in the world.
on Mar 25, 2008
The reviews of this hotel until late last year were quite good and I booked to go in February - but from November onwards the reviews were terrible. In view of this I was concerned!
All the issues in the reviews were accurate - badly fitting windows, tired furniture, hotel surrounded by people living in shacks with shared access through the grounds etc. etc.
However once over the disappointment we had a brilliant time. The staff cannot do enough to help with any issues, the rooms were cleaned thoroughly every day (and the room boy was a wizard towel artist), the meals were good, and watching life in the surrounding `village` was very interesting. I have been to Goa a number of times and this was not the best hotel I have stayed in but the staff more than made up for the shabbiness. I will stay at the Aldeia Bello again.