A great place to stay if visiting Goa for a few days
on Dec 1, 2019
If you are visiting Goa for 2-3 days (or longer) as part of your visit to India, please consider Mr Francis and Leon Hide Out Guest House as a place to stay, close to the airport, on the beach.
My brother and I have spent the last week in India and wanted a couple of days at the end of the holiday to chill out by the beach. We chose the Bogmalo beach because it’s just 10 minutes from the airport. We wanted a comfortable room for 2 nights without paying hotel prices.
Leon Hide Out Guest House is just 15 meters from the beautiful beach. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, clean and well maintained. Mr Francis and his family are warm and welcoming, and we felt very relaxed staying here.
We choose the large double room on the 1st floor, with a huge balcony overlooking the beach, and the even bigger twin room with kitchen downstairs.
The beach is small, relaxed, friendly. Bogmalo Beach has perhaps 5 restaurants, around 15 shops and 1 scuba diving option. We love it because of this. Life is too complicated when there’s too much choice. You can arrive here, and feel relaxed.
There is a good choice of restaurants. Our personal favourite is the Sea Cuisine (white and yellow front, onto the beach), because of the great prices, relaxed service and good views.
Don’t worry that you are close to the airport and that the noise of aircraft will ruin your holiday. In 2 days, we’ve perhaps heard 2 planes.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
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Mr Francis for President!
on Nov 22, 2019
Apart from the location, which is perfect, on the beach and near to the airport for our early departure on our last day, this property has so much going for it.
Clean, the first hot water we had had in 3 weeks, fridge with beer and water and tea and coffee making facilities, regular replacement of towels and daily cleaning. Lovely!
What really makes this property stand out is the owner, Mr Francis. Wherever we went in the village, everyone seems to know him as a good, trustworthy person. I had an emergency situation and he went out of his way to help, outstanding. He also gave good advice on restaurants, directions to places, the right price to pay for taxis etc.
Mr Francis, thank you so much.
Look no further, this is the place to stay in Bogmalo - great value for money too.
Amazing trip, Helpful staff & On The Beach!
on Mar 24, 2019
Situated right on the beach, and the centre of town is 1-2 minute walk. Restaurants and bars surrounding but as the guesthouse is further back you cannot hear noise from the town which is perfect!
Very friendly owners and was very helpful with directions/advice on where to go and see.
We went to Dudhsagar Falls (definitely a must see).
The guesthouse was clean and had everything you needed including fridge.
I had a great stay in Goa.
Great place to stay
on Jan 5, 2019
Really friendly welcome and very helpful owners who have great local knowledge
Rooms are very clean and it's a really safe and comfy place to stay
Highly recommend this place for anyone to stay it's right by the beach but back enough to avoid the noise
Surf, Sand, Sun and Tranquility.
on Dec 13, 2018
3 nights at this lovely Hide Out is still not enough. Right across the beach. Close to bus/taxi stand. Yet away from the bustle of crowds. A splendid, well maintained property. AC rooms. Peaceful. Lorena and Francis most gracious hosts. Most helpful in guidance. Francis even offered his 2 wheeler if I had a licence. And they gave me a fab discount. My special regards to this lovely couple. I am rather sure I will stay again, especially if I fly out of Goa.