Very basic for the money
on Sep 23, 2017
Our room was damp smelling, the mattress was rock hard (not the typical Indian hard, harder!) the pillows were very thin and smelled damp. Apart from that the room was quite clean and the bathroom too. The towels provided were clean but the bed sheets needed a wash really. We had ants in our bathroom overnight and the view from the window was a smelly narrow alley.
The location was great, this was probably the only redeeming feature. The staff at the desk were the minimum of polite and helpful - we asked if they did a laundry service, they don't but we weren't then told where we could get laundry done. There is a place 100m down the street that she must know about, just chose not to tell us. We met someone who was staying a 6 minute walk down the street in a chain hotel, he paid Rs.200 more than we did for a much nicer room which was annoying and made our room look like quite poor value. We paid Rs.1400/night through booking.com and we stayed in central Delhi for the same price so we had high expectations. They were not met!
Budget Hotel For night stay
on Jul 8, 2017
This is a budget hotel, neatly maintained. The room & Toilet is clean and maintained. The reception is not very smart. They did not have the card payment option functional, not a very professional attire at reception. No Tea/Coffee/Snacks or Food option available. Preferable if one has to spend the night, with eventful day outside.
Good Budget Boarding House
on May 2, 2017
Stayed with family in their standard rooms (the only ones available when we booked). Clean, air-conditioned rooms, basic linen. Clean functional bathroom attached with hot water. Centrally located near the Big Church in Panjim. Wifi available. Good value for money.
Awesome trip to Goa
on Jan 30, 2017
I and my wife enjoyed the trip to Goa travelled by road from ( ideally a 3 days stay ). Bangalore left at midnight 2 Bangalore - hubli - belgaum - Goa panjim reach at 12 noon .. the hotel is budget neat room bathroom .. parked car municipal ground 20 rs for 24 hours near the immaculate church .. kamat veg hotel just 5 minutes walakable .. manilesh the hotel manager ph no : 0832 223 0092 very helpful and had some nice conversation the next day went to calangute which is 10-13 km .. baga and anjuna beach after watching hardly 5 km after calangute .. that north Goa .. next day went to south Goa thats Dona Paula, mirmar beach .. nothing like calangute and baga lots of shopping places .. the hotel manager shall also arrange boat cruise for 300 rs each person. which is nearby to the hotel walakable 15 - 20 minutes .. must see .. bikes are also available for rent .. so we I had car did not bother to take a bike .. and petrol is cheaper in Goa lower by 12 rs around 60 Rs In fact cheaper than diesel ..
If u want a package tour which I found but did not use as I did not hav e time . Contact rocket holidays 7447347412/ 7019684767 it looked attractive ..
After the trip was over used a different road panjim - darwad - hubli - Bangalore . Use the Google Map shortest route . Keep in mind it s a ghat road .. lots of twist but manageable .. have fun
My eternal love
on Jan 1, 2017
It was the first time we were coming from Ratnagiri to Madgaon, i did not know how is Goa. only heard that it is a paradise for those who are crazy for fest and forigners and or for virgin beaches. We came to Madgaon stn by Netravati exp and it was 12 midnight. The entire platform was secluded except a lunatic foreigner who was throwing obscene gestures to every one who passed him.
Having exited we found many cabs and autos. And finally settled with an auto and googled out an unknown Casa Paradiso. The Google showed it was 40 km away beside the old church of Panjim, the capital of Goa. the autowala agreed in 700 rs as he would have to come back alone on return at this point of time. It was a St Valentine night. Small houses were blinking dotted tuny bulbs of blessings. We passed on the roads which were breathing sighs of loneliness and of dark fantacy. As it was our first time in Goa, we were suscpicious as to the credibility of the old auto driver who was a sextogenerian muslim and drinking hard beverage after every 15 mnts. We googled and made it certain that we were heading towards the desired direction. Suddenly it crossed the bridge of a river estuary.
After one long hour, we could see the luminiscent lights of the Panjim church showing us the white erect building. And reaching the door of the hotel gate, we saw it was deliberately kept ajar, in order to allow us the entrance. What a portuguese way of welcome!! It was a dismal narrow staircase ascending which we could reach the reception where one konkani gentleman welcomed us and told us that no food would be avlable, in stead we can go to near by George resturant and that only bisleri water would avlble for nominal charges and plastic plates and glass both stainless steel and that of glass and spoons, forks can be had free of cost. We took an air conditioning room for 1400 rs per day with a special clause of half day payment facility in case we check out b4 7 in the evening. We were demonstrated the room which contained very ordinary linen arrangement. It was on the 2nd floor with wooden ancient beam system. It was lower. The rest room was attached though. We took bath and slept. And thereafter spent three days over there.
there are many features which are simply laughable. That for example ur articles are ur own responsibility if u leave them while out. Still it is my first love as i am an experimental traveller. Its juxtaposition with George which provides delectable sea foods for nominal rates. And the presence of the old church of Panjim is another glamour. Auto stand is also near by opposite the church.