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Wed, 25 Jan – Thu, 26 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
This is a beautiful resort with superb layout of the colonial style villas, easy access to the beach and market, lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby, and great rooms. Only hiccup, their reception staff is too stone faced as if they are just not happy to see us there! This even though 90% of the tourists here are foreigners who expect friendly staff. I did not use their room service so cannot comment on that. Otherwise, this is a great resort, very clean, nice swimming pool, the food is good, without a lot of options though, and the buffet breakfast (included with their room fares) is quite wholesome and filling. Overall 4 Stars.
Very nice, clean place. Lovely white-walled villas with a lot of character and nice lawns surrounding it. Try and get Villa Blocks 14 or 15. They are bang overlooking the beach. The biggest plus is its location - It's on Baga Beach, walk down from your villa onto the beach. And very near all other local hot-spots. Cabana, Mambos, Britto's all between 5-20 min scooter ride. And u can hire the scooties right at the gate of CSM. Service, food etc are all average, wasn't inside the villas long enough to find out. TV's in the room are 14" but I couldn't care, never switched it on. Bathrooms are real tight but clean. Bedrooms are neat but strictly utilitarian with cast iron beds. But then its Goa and I don't expect you to worry about anything else but the beach & the beer. Hotel has a small pool, good for kids but not serious swimming. Restaurants etc are not terribly happening, you can walk out to Pescados right opposite or any number of places on either side of the hotel. No shortage of eating places. Calangute is a short 15 min walk along a quaint street lined with street side shopping stuff. In sum, a quaint, convenient and clean place to stay. Definitely recommended.
great hotel, best location! close to beach and to local markets. staff very nice and helpful. good food, rooms spacious and clean. nice cozy pool, little small but was great, althogh they are building another pool. nice gardens. rent scooter for good prize. it was absolutely worth the price! dont even think twice on booking here. works for family, couple, friends, honeymoon.
I booked and payed a deluxe suite and got a standard room first night. The blanket's was very old and dirty. No excuse from reception staff. First of all why do the call all their rooms suites???? Since the rooms are very much not suites!!!!!!The breakfast had nothing to offer except Omelettes and dinner area was boring so the restaurant was always empty. Tried it once but did not enjoy. Stuff was not service minded at all. Last day I asked to have my luggage in a luggage room, because my flight was in evening. There was no luggage room on this hotel....The only good thing was that the hotel is very close to beach. Thats all
The rooms were decently well maintained having all the facilities. Staffs were very quick and prompt in their work. I had my meal in the restaurant it was lovely in taste. The beach was very nearby to the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and collegues.
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The Colonial Santa Maria or CSM as referred to is one of the finest hotels in North Goa. It is built more like a resort than a hotel. Lots of open green space, independent bungalow structure, two swimming pools, spread out facilities gives you a feeling and experience of a five star resort. The hotel has a main property and in addition they have also acquired property opposite to the main gate. The other property is cramped, although not far, will give you a feeling of staying in a secluded 2 star facility. Ensure that you get a room in the main hotel area. Parking is not an issue. You could park your vehicle inside the resort along the pathway to the beach. The location of this hotel is fantastic. It is walkable distance to Tito's lane, very close to the clubs and restaurants. And, this is a beach resort. There is a path from the hotel which extends to the beach. This is a great advantage as you could walk to the beach any time of the day. Also, this beach area is not too crowded. There is a taxi stand just outside the main gate of the resort or you could walk 2 min out and catch autos for going around. The Baga beach is about 7-8 min ride away. The Calangute beach is about 10-12 min away, and will cost you around 150 INR by auto. There are plenty of places around for street shopping. There is a Tibet bazar just 2 mins out. The hotel rooms are quite good. They are decently spacious with a balcony or a seating area. The rooms could accommodate an extra bed without getting cramped. All the key amenities like mini bar, coffee maker, safe locker, led TV, study desk, complimentary water bottles, spacious sofa etc. were provided. The bathrooms were quite spacious with a separate shower area. The breakfast spread was quite large with great choice of Indian and western mix. The food quality was decent, though the breakfast area is not spacious enough to accommodate the rush hours. The spa is located closer to the beach area and is very decently priced. Although, the level of the service provided was average. The Wi-Fi is not available in the rooms. However, you could surf for free at the reception area. The staff was very attentive and courteous. They were very hospitable, very caring, always willing to help. The front desk and reception were very welcoming and friendly. Overall, I would say it is a great place to stay in North Goa, especially if you want to walk around or just laze around the resort. I will most certainly return for my next stay.
Just returned from this resort excellent is the best way to describe this place every single employee from the owner to the handyman nothing was a problem and I mean nothing they could not have done anymore for you if they tried excellent service the meals and prices-where excellent Made very welcome special mention to Maria on the reception desk along with her colleagues great people already making plans for next year.
just come back from having christmas and new year ,what a fantastic time we had .accomodation food was first class especially the christmas and new year gala. well done to all staff .special mention to maria ,nik, aj ,. see you all again soon . sue and john .room 202
I'll get the niggles out of the way. I had upgraded the room and emailed the hotel months prior to arrival to ask for an elevated room with a garden or sea (facing) view. I was assured that this was guaranteed with upgraded rooms. The first room was ground floor and faced the back of the complex where the excess/old tables were stored... on to the next room, first floor facing a wall, third room wrong again.... I started to lose patience after this and was then (finally) given the room I had booked. I found the reception staff really slow with a "couldn't care less" attitude regarding this situation. That's where the niggles end. I would book this hotel again in a heartbeat. The rooms are immaculate, beds really comfortable, staff (apart from the above mentioned) wonderful and friendly, the food in the bar/restaurant absolutely delicious (breakfast a tad basic but still nice). The pools, though small, are a tranquil spot to chill for an hour or two. What I really loved about this hotel was the layout and the location. It has it's own little private road to and from the beach. This adjoins to the main road. So great for popping to the shops and lovely bars/restaurants or the other way, down to the beach shacks (Bobby's was our favourite). Obviously as in Goa, the prices are incredibly cheap and the hotel also provided us with vouchers for dinner (we had only booked B and B). So again, although it was a little annoying to begin with, the hotel met all my expectations and more and I will book again. Friends have already booked for NY after I recommended the hotel to them. So, we might see you again, but this time, please give me the room I've pre-booked :D
We have just returned from our Christmas holidays spent in this lovely hotel, The staff are very helpful always willing to make you happy, Food and drinks are perfect, Very reasonable prices and of good quality just a little bit basic at breakfast Apart from omelettes and toast it was Indian style which we always gave a miss, Our room was big n lots room for storage, Tv, A/c and a fridge, Pool area is very nice and a lot different to the picture advertised, Location is perfect with a short stroll onto the beach to all the shacks which are all good to eat and drink in too, Food was freshly cooked and very cheap prices, Staff at shacks were all lovely but we found our second home in boscows, We were like a little family for the two weeks spent there and was very sad to leave, If it's peace and quiet you need There is an area at the hotel called sun decks which is a fab place to watch amazing views of sunsets all thanks to the owner of the hotel he advised us of this and so we went and had a look and was very impressed Even had a phone to ring reception if you needed any food and drinks brought to you, Over all we had a fantastic holiday and a lovely stay, We can't wait to book for next year Looking forward to seeing you all again
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