I am writing a review regarding the attitude of the property, though I am cancelling my booking and never stayed here.
I had sent a message the property to get a confirmation that they had received my booking from Agoda, which I had booked well in advance to get good prices during Christmas holidays and in response the property advised me to cancel the booking as they were not satisfied with the price which Agaoda had provided me. It was a great amount of frustration for regular customers like me who depend on Agoda to book hotels across different countries over the years.
Here is the exact message which I sent and the response I received though messaging feature on Agoda website.
My message to the property:
Hi, Can you confirm that you have received my booking via Agoda and it's confirmed. I have booked 2 rooms from.26th to 29th of December, so wanted to confirm directly with your guest house as I will be travelling with family and kids.
Response from property:
Rate issue,the rates which you got for room is very less,you can cancel the booking. Thanks
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My boyfriend and I stayed at JES as our final stop on our South India tour, largely because it looked to be such good value and was super close to Goa airport (where we flew back to London from). The room was perfectly decent - comfy bed, aircon, hot water, and a nice terrace (useful to drying towels etc!), and JES was well-located - about a 10/15 minute walk from Majorda beach. Dom was also kind enough to drive us to the airport himself, despite the 4:30am leaving time, for a much discounted price compared with the taxis.
Overall, we'd definitely recommend JES. It was great value for money, and Majorda beach was gorgeous - almost deserted when we went (off-season, beginning of October). Food options were limited, but I imagine this would not be the case when the season starts, and we did manage to find some open restaurants that were okay (e.g. Paragon).
First of all I would like to appreciate the sincere efforts of Mr. Dominic for maintaining this place so elegantly. The rooms are so spacious, clean and with balcony. The ambiance of the place is heavenly. The peace and serenity under blue sky and lush green surroundings of coconut trees made my stay worth remembering. The walking distance to Majorda beach is a bonus. Overall if one wants to have a real essence of GOAN hospitality, Please do stay at JES GUEST HOUSE.
Near the beach and a very good restaurant (pentagon). Room was great : very clean, own bathroom, kitchen, desk and a lovely balcony!!! The place is very quiet. But the most important : Dominique himself, the boss. He's nice, smart and genuine. And helpful ! A good man ! I enjoyed my stay and I will come back, sure !
I spend a week during offseason, the jesguesthouse offered everything I was looking for, cleanliness, quietness, AC, van, fridge, water boiler, nice little balcony. The marjoda-beach is just 500 m down the road, the excellent restaurant Pentagon is nearby, everything I needed was in walkable distance. The family is very helpful with deed and information. Hope to see you again, Dom!