A Peace of Mind and One of the Best Hotel in Goa!
on Jun 23, 2017
First of all ,I thank Mr.Johny who is an wonderful host and helped me with a big lit room and with a view to the sea. I wished I could meet him but he did everything through mobile and I faced not a single problem.
I came from Paris and have some writing assignment to do and no place is ideal than this hotel. No one will disturb you and always you can listen to the roar of the sea. It is beautiful to listen to it when you write in night and hear the waves!
Beach is just 2 mins away, Calangute with all it's buzz and shores but this hotel is amazingly silent.
The 2nd Floor corner room is great.
Only thing I wished that the restaurant should be working, now closed for the monsoon.
Met Maria too and she is also very helpful.
I look forward to come back there and stay for a long time!
Simple & Calm
on Jun 4, 2017
Homely experience. Friendly owners & nice staff, very near to the beach, I have been here for almost 5 times. . Near from Baga beach also. Nice restaurants around. Always enjoyed here with friends....
Rock hard bed, no hot water, ant infestation & terrible laundry service
on Feb 1, 2016
We arrived here on recommendation of lonely planet and it turned out to be completely wrong.
We planned on staying for three nights but checked out after only one.
When we arrived back in the afternoon after a day out we found we had no hot water. When we asked what was happening they said there was a man coming to fix it and were supplied with a bucket of warmish water. When we woke up in the morning and there was still no hot water we said we were going to leave and they offered us another room saying the hot water issue was only affecting a few of the rooms. It was a shame this wasn't offered to us when we first complained the night before or if it that room wasn't avaliable at that point it could have been offered in the morning when there was still no hot water if they knew there were other rooms without the issue.
We also found an ant infestation in our room later that night with ants crawling everywhere. It wasn't just a few ants there were loads. It was late so we sorted it ourselves by plugging the hole the ant's entry but when we told the hotel the next day they just said it was probably a sweet had been dropped from the family before us. This made us think they probably didn't clean the rooms properly between guests and was worrying they didn't care more.
The bed we had was a really thin mattress and was rock hard as were the pillows. We had an extremely uncomfortable nights sleep. As we decided to check out we heard alot of building work happening which if you want to spend a relaxing day (in your ant infested room) it would have been ruined by the loud noise. We werent informed about this when we checked in.
Finally we had handed in some laundry the day we checked in. We came back to collect it once we had moved out and once we got it back we found it was still wet and still had dirt and smells on it. Most other laundry services are less than 24 hours. They had longer than this and didn't even clean the items just made them damp. We had to do our own washing in our new hotel and we had paid 300 rupees for wet clothes!
All in all we didn't like it here and would definitely not recommend it.
My fondest Goa memory
on Jan 21, 2016
I loved staying in Johnny's Hotel. It's a budget place to spend a few nights when you are in Calangute. The location is perfect, about 3 minutes walk to the beach and yet it's rather quiet inside, so you don't hear the night parties at the shore. It is run by a lovely family: Maria, John and their son Ryan. I loved every minute I stayed there and will perhaps come back. The hotel has a cozy little restaurant with great food. The town is just nearby. It would be even greater if there was wi-fi in every room. Right now it's only downstairs. Johnny's Hotel is my fondest Goa memory.
Good location and price
on Jan 20, 2015
We stayed here this December and January. The price and location is why I would stay here again when visiting Goa. It is close to Calangute beach and the in-house restaurant is convenient for a quick breakfast before heading out for the day. The staff are friendly. As a budget hotel and value for money it is good.