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.
Read this before booking!!!
on Jan 18, 2008
We stayed at this hotel at the same time as some of the other reviewers. We stayed in the room that another couple were moved from after 3 days at the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel I tried to remain optomistic and after breakfast we went for a walk around the local area to see the sights. This and the state of our hotel room meant that on our first night in Goa all I wanted to do was come home again!! The room was dirty, the shower rusty and bare wires were hanging from the air conditioning unit which was so loud I am suprised the windows didn't shake. The room was cleaned daily however, there was never a smell of any detergent and our bathroom was in a worst state than some of the public toilets (I know the brochure said the place was basic but I at least expected it to be clean). The brochure also said the hotel was in a quiet setting next to a local traditional village. Actually it was so noisy that it was impossible to sleep at night. There was a cockerel which crowed throughout the night and the place was surrounded by dogs which barked and faught all night. The "quiet traditional village" was actually huts built near the dining area of the hotel which were the temporary homes of the local builders. Children from the huts hounded guests for sweets and I saw one woman get mobbed by 10 kids for her bag of chocolates. Women washing clothes early in the morning was too noisey to let anyone sleep and the tennents of these huts spat and urinated infront of you.
I can say that the staff at the holtel were excellent and they did everything possible to try and help us. They were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was also nice and niether of us were ill. If it weren't for the friendly staff we would have moved to another hotel. The problems with this resort need to be sorted by the hotel owner and it definately needs alot of money spending on it (through no fault of the staff who work there!). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HOLIDAY COMPANIES AND BROCHURES ARE MISLEADING AS FAR AS THIS HOLTEL IS CONCERNED!