Peace on banks of river Talpona
on Apr 15, 2017
We had a peaceful stay at Rio de Talpona. The family owning the property were very helpful. Enjoyed it very much. Only thing we missed was AC in room as it gets hot and humid in April. But overall, the property offers a very safe stay and good value for money.
on Mar 6, 2017
Good accommodation and a peaceful place, to offer help from the owner to ensure traffic access.bathing beach five minutes walk.free internet access. Good place under tall palm trees that create shadeThanks
Nice location adjacent to the Talpona River
on Apr 20, 2016
We stayed here for a few days in Oct 2014. A peaceful place to relax alongside the river Talpona. The price offered was very reasonable. We payed Rs. 1200/- per night for a cottage which was a non-AC. There is a small garden in front of the cottage which is neatly maintained and you can find a few varieties of flowers and also birds chirping in the mornings. The classic Galjibagh beach is close by for people who love peace and quiet.
on Jan 2, 2016
Stayed here for two weeks over the Christmas period, arrived very early in morning, no one about, but managed to find owr room in a set of buildings along side the main house, door was open so we lay down for awhile. Priyesh the manager arrived shortly after and was very helpful. The room is basic with a attached shower and toilet. There was no hot water but this was being installed as we were leaving. The location is lovely and we were right on the estuary where the sea met the river. Itis a very quiet location and ideal for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of Patnem and Palolem. Wifi is available but you would have to sit outside the main house to connect. Priyesh is very helpful and we also got our washing done by his mum who was very nice. Slight drawback is the restaurants were not great on Talpona but we did get a very cheap moped hired from Priyesh . This meant we could go over to the main beaches of Agonda, and Patnem where the food is great. We have travelled to India many times and it seems to be getting more expensive but still cheap compared to Thailand. Overall an enjoyable stay and thanks to Priyesh and his mum.
Beautiful, quiet, romantic river-side guesthouse
on Jan 10, 2015
Stayed here for 2 days from the 31st Dec 2014 to 02 Jan 2015. Rio de Talpona is owned and run by Priyesh who honorably offered us very affordable and non-inflated holiday season rates.
The lawn and the rooms are very well maintained and extremely clean. Guests are treated to an amazing view of the river Talpona and the nearby beach. The place is very quiet and serene occasionally accompanied by the sound of rustling leaves and the distant waves. The locals are very kind and friendly. Priyesh is an excellent host who is always eager to help. He is the go to guy for any information on the surrounding attractions. He made sure we were always comfortable and made our stay there even more memorable.
The local beaches are very secluded and peaceful. In-fact my beautiful wife and I were the only two people on Galjibagh(Turtle) Beach on the night of 1st Jan 2015 :) There are a few beach shacks with good food for various budgets.
Nature-lovers must make a trip to the nearby wildlife sanctuary at Cotigao and also visit the "Cold Spring Tavern"(which is on the way to Tree-Top) for a scrumptious meal.
Staying at the Rio de Talpona has been a very pleasant experience and is highly recommended.