Boons Ark is a nice, no frills hotel. For the price you are definitely getting your moneys worth, but keep in mind it is a no frills hotel.
Forget any 5* expectations, except from the staff whose service is amongst 7*
Peter will sort you out with transport and suggestions of where to go and what to do. Alot of restaurants close by and the beach is not too far away.
Our group had booked the whole hotel for 4 nights. This hotel is run by a family. The rooms are good and overall ambience is also very good. The owners make it a priority to keep the hotel and premises super clean. The level of clinliness is such that U can even roam outside the rooms and in the verandah bare feet. The services are excellent.
We stayed in this Guest House for 20 Days, the rooms are clean good comfy mattress warm water.
Closed to Vagator Beach, 10min walk. He also renting out Scooters and Bikes.
The owner is sometimes spezial.Overall recommend in this range.
2 friends stayed there for a week long visit. Pretty cozy place, sufficiently green and tidy. Peter (the owner) was friends and helping.
Just the right place in the middle of Big vagator - good eateries at walking distance of 4 -5 mins.
Small fridges are provided in the rooms - you can buy drinks etc and keep them there.
I am always a bit confused by some bad reviewers expecting a 5* Four-seasons when staying at a guest house, its goa for gods sake, but anyhoo, I really, highly recommend Boon's. Sorry it has taken a year to write a review! I can't remember the exact rates but in this sort of range and style, this is definitely above average and actually rather nice. It is far better than some of the cheap hostels and nicely skims out the very young, screetching gap-year-ers; with a very well kept garden, clean and quiet; and delicious, varied menu of food & sustenance on demand, even if you might have to wait a few minutes as its just run by the family; whilst still retaining a nice Goan spirit aside from the more full-on hippie party elsewhere. Certainly I prefer to go out to party and return to somewhere quiet and easy. having said that, there was a group of Russians, who appeared after I had been staying a week or two, taking 2 or 3 rooms that were a bit more noisy, so I guess it varies a bit. Boon is a really nice guy and gave me a lift to the ATM. If you go on holiday/to Goa to surf the internet all day then thats a bit silly, but having said that, if you have business back home to work on via internet, a western style wifi would have ben an improvement! Still, 90% of wifi experiences are the same here as Goa is not a city and India suffers everywhere from poor infrastructure obviously. I had a room near the house that could get wifi in the room. Good location, near the Vagator main drag and short walk to beach, hilltop or little vagator. The rooms were also quite nice with some stone shelves, fan, fridge and ensuite, and built with a slight tent-like roof, whilst simple. There seem to be some very new package-type compounds springing up around Goa, that I don't know much about, but my rating is trying to reflect the above average quality of smaller places.