Basic room, false manager, dirty towels!
on Jan 21, 2018
We arrived in Arambol with a booking.com reservation, what unfortunately got cancelled. So they arranged us something else. We came to this place, where the manager told me it's hard to find anything else as most of the accomodations are fully booked in this season. After a 15 hours journey we were really exhausted so we believed him and checked in. Only a few hours later I figuered out how many possibilites we would've had and the price for the room (1000 rupees/night without ac) was relatively high, but acceptable.
Room was really basic but ok, superficially cleaned. Yet hot water didn't work. After the first shower we felt an ichy sensation on our skin, we didn't think about it more anyway. After the second shower and drying up with the provided towels the feeling was even worse. It felt like small bites all over the body. We are pretty sure that was because the towels were affected by fleas. Of course we referred it to the manager who just smiled and said we are the first guests complaining about this (honestly, I really don't care how many problems there has been before). Contemporary we asked for another roll of toilet paper (jused used one before) and without any scrupel (considering the towel issue) he charged us 40 rupees for it!! Thats not all. For the day of our departure he predicted us a bus strike and tried to force us to book a private cab (with his friend) to Panjim for 3500 rupees! Obviously, we didnt believe it and took the local bus, what run perfectly smooth and cost us 45 rupees instead of the 3500 rupees he offered!!
We are used to false people from SE Asia, but Indians useually are good and trustful. Yet this fella just tries to make money, his eyes are telling this too.
He was wondering why other businesses work so good in Arambol. Maybe, because they don't fool their clients and treat them with respect. Think about it!
Helpful and clean
on Jan 7, 2017
In this place, the staff were actually helpful. Asked how I was going (I wasn't well). Called around for taxis, attempting to get the best rate for me. There was hot water, the room was clean. I was very happy with the stay.
Ok Guesthouse, Hard Beds
on Jan 13, 2016
We stayed at this guesthouse for six days. We did not get our room till very late because the current occupants had not checked out on time -- the owner did give us a discount as a result. Hotel is at a great location... a two minute walk away from the beach. The beds were super uncomfortable but the guesthouse is affordable and in a good location.
The rudest hotel manager ever
on Dec 1, 2015
When i entered the room, the toilet, the floor, the bed sheet... everything was dirty, and when i said it to him, he just said he durante believe in me as it was cleaned. Anyway they cleaned the room. It says there's a kettle and a fridge in the rooms but there was no kettle and the fridge wasn't working. In addition, he forced me to leave the room at 11 am, although check out time was 12.
There is a lot of better accommodation in Arambol that you can get for a better price
Ok, not great
on Oct 21, 2015
The manager had organised a taxi to come and collect us from the train station in pernem, which was great. When we arrived and checked in the room was ok. We paid 900 rupees/night and Don't get me wrong, if you were intending to stay long term in arambol and you were to cook your own meals, this place would be great for that. A five minute walk to the beach, which is lovely.