on Dec 21, 2017
Good place, clean rooms close to the beach, breakfast menu is also decent,overall a good experience a much required break. Swimming pool is small but the sit out area near the pool is very good. They even have a in-house casino.
A good experience overall
on Dec 21, 2017
The O is well located on Candolim beach and has decent facilites and well kept rooms. The decor is understated and the place has a fine boutique feel to it. Cleanliness could be improved upon, but is by no means unacceptable. The staff is very polite and prompt and the breakfast spread is a balanced combination of Indian and continental. The pool is small but is more about the bar in the vicinity than swimming. There is a fine (if underused) lounge and a casino. They seem also to be building a stage facilty facing the sea that should be lively on weekends. Access to restaurants on the street is easy and the crowds are not as large as they are on Bagha. Would recommend it without too many qualms.
Good Hotel & service
on Dec 20, 2017
Great location, literally opens up to the beach…Good food, breakfast spread is simple but tasty and staff goes all out to attend to your comfort..stayed early dec, spur of the moment holiday and that too with 2 small kids ( 3yrs and 15 mths), imagine that 😉…the attention given to our kids comfort made our stay special…requesting for special kids meal “a vegetable khichdi” was just no problem..The property is well maintained, rooms are spacious and we will most certainly be going back there..
Another lovely stay at the O
on Dec 13, 2017
This was our second visit to the O Resort, and we enjoyed it just as much as last time. Our room, 908, had a different view, this time of the Santana, but apart from that, not much had changed. The room is big and airy, and all the lights and switches worked, apart from the fan that we didn't use anyway, as the A/C was very good. The bathroom was nice and roomy, and had lots of storage space. Watch the wash basin plug hole, as it's easy to drop things like soap down there. We had a few things run low, but they were always replaced as soon as we asked. When we got a leak in the bathroom, again it was fixed within minutes of reporting it, so well done to the staff there. It was a nice touch to get two free bottles of water a day for the mini-bar. The staff were all friendly and efficient, with out going over the top like some other Goan hotel's bowing and scraping.
We still love the pool area, with the whole infinity pool and gardens in the sun. We liked the same beds every day, and Bagwan the pool boy always had them set up for us, which was most appreciated. We got there early in the morning, but it never got really crowded. It was always peaceful, with no back ground music, which was a nice touch. While the European guests liked to stay most of the day, the Indians liked to use the pool briefly, making a bit of noise, but then leave fairly swiftly. I have to say, the ladder into the pool is in need of new rubber pads, and getting in felt a bit unsafe, but we managed to get in and out with no mishaps.
They are building what looks like a permanent beach shack at the end of the garden, which we had been warned about, but it didn't cause any major disruption, and kept us amused, as we watched the builders carry slabs down to the site one by one on their heads!
Breakfast was fine, if not the best. The freshly cooked eggs were very good, but everything else, kept in covered trays, needed to be much hotter. There was always a mixed fruit juice that was mainly water melon, and a very odd vegetable juice, like cucumber juice. What's wrong with good old fashioned orange juice? The strangest thing for us was the tea spoon shortage. 50 place settings and three tea spoons? People were always asking for them, and if you got one, it was presented to you proudly is if it was quite an honour to get one!
We didn't eat anything else in the hotel, as the prices are very high compared to outside. One of our main reasons for choosing the O is the wide variety of bars and restaurants in the immediate area, with many more a few minutes walk away in central Candolim. Our favourite, Flambee, has gone this season, but we had plenty of new places to try instead.
So, yes, another lovely stay at the O, and we hope to be back again next season.
on Dec 11, 2017
Friendly, helpful staff trying their best to meet your needs. Some at reception not good with English, but there was usually a colleague who could help. Restaurant staff very pleasant and helpful and room attendants met along corridors always greeted.
Room was clean, but subject to a couple of minor maintence issues. We were comfortable and the shower delivered plenty of hot water.
The location was excellent. Access directly on to beach from the end of the garden. Liked the beach and neighbouring food shacks. Many good inexpensive restaurants, usually with live music, within 200 yards either side of the hotel.
There was a short-term problem with building work towards the beach where the hotel was creating a facility to compete with neighbouring shacks. This was screened for about 6 days of our stay and should be completed shortly.