2017 A year of change
on Jun 13, 2017
My wife and I completed another long stay holiday this year. January to April 2017. Prabodh and his team have done a brilliant job in providing a new kitchen and Prabodh also brought in a new chef who was excellent. Many people took their evening meal at HG and, as usual, nothing was too much bother for the team. Prabodh has been working hard to maintain and improve the restaurant facilities and I'm sure that the 2017/2018 season will be even better for the guests.
Karin has provided 2 additional rooms with A/C units and I'm sure guests will appreciate this.
We are looking forward to returning to HG later this year and I'm sure the very high standards that Karin expects will be maintained by Prabodh and his team.
Nice Guesthouse with good and helpfull staff
on Mar 28, 2017
We spent 4 very nice days in Heaven Goa. The bedroom (with AC) was comfortable, quiet, and very clean, with a good bathroom and a balcony.
The swimming pool is nice to have, particularly when it's too hot to go to the beach (10 min by foot). Location is perfect. And we had dinner there every night which were very nice. The staff, mainly Rocky, was very helpful and available any time we needed.
To sum up: we spent a very good journey there!
on Feb 5, 2017
Arrived after a 16 hour train journey from Kerela. Found the reception area where we was told Karin the owner would be with us shortly. While waiting was not offered a drink. Finally Karin came and said she had been busy sorting out the rooms for her long time stayer returnee guests. And these were the only words she spoke to throughout our stay. Was not told any information about the guest house or the area.
We were very pleased with our room looking out onto the nature area . The rooms are clean and plenty of space to put your things. The bathroom was clean and basic. And our truly wonderful neighbours the lovely Anna and Bruce, Who told us everything we needed to know where to eat. Supermarket exchange money etc. And the system in place at the guesthouse where you tick on the list in the bar area If you have breakfast and what drinks you have. Anna and Bruce were so welcoming. Can't thank them enough for their kindness especially when I fell and twisted my ankle. All the other guests who were returnees and long stayers were friendly. And said Karin was taking a back step in the running of the business which I can understand. But no excuse to ignore guests.
The waiter/ all rounder Martin know as Ricky was fantastic . He was the one who looked after us and organised our trips and taxis and was more than helpful.
He organised our boat trip with Jacks boats on the river Sal. Which was a good day out and included food and drink.
A pleasant cruise across the beautiful landscape of rural Goa.
We also hired cycles for the day and cycled along the beach to Salcete Majorda.
There are resident pets dogs and cats we are animal lovers so not a problem to us.
Loved the area Benaulim and would go again. We would stay at Heaven Goa guest house again as we managed to sort everything out.
Would recommend to stay here.
A lovely stay
on Nov 30, 2016
I stayed here for a few days as part of travel around Goa but many of the guests were staying more long-term. A lovely quiet place away from the tourist centre. Spotlessly clean rooms and friendly staff.
An aptly-named gem!
on Oct 23, 2016
The best guesthouse of our 2 week trip to Goa. Although we only found Benaulim and Heaven Goa in the second week both completely made our holiday. We stayed in the older of the 2 buildings initially in a non-aircon room. We did move to an aircon room after a few days so if you suffer with the heat do consider this as an option. The balcony overlooks a pond and paddy field where we spend countless hours watching the local wildlife coming and going with a sunset backdrop. The rooms are basic but charming and spotlessly clean, with bedside lamps, clothes storage and new mosquito nets. The bathrooms are also basic but clean. There is a beautiful, clean pool and staff will put out sun beds for guests to use. There is an attractive covered seating area by the pool where you can get morning coffee and breakfast. We were there before the start of the season and the guesthouse was being refurbished and restaurant facilities were being built. Free wifi is available although we did struggle to get it in our room. Prabodh and the staff are incredibly welcoming, helpful and accommodating - they booked taxis and offered to arrange delivery of meals if we so wanted. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, but the location of the guesthouse is wonderfully quiet. There are some lovely and very friendly dogs at Heaven Goa who have the roam of the property. Our stay wasn't long enough and we will be booking again when we come back to Benaulim. We can't recommend this guest house highly enough!