We really enjoyed our stay in joia do mar.
Booked this resort cum hotel for one night only through MMT but once we reached there we stuck with a beauty and then we decided to stay there for two more nights with slightly higher price because property was sold out..it was clean and hygeinic and room was specious, property well maintained by the Management and the reason to give 4 star because of the breakfast,few selected options for the breakfast which I really don't like and the second thing which I really don't like is the pool area dint maintain well by the hotel which is really piss me off
Location was just perfect in the middle of the calungute area, facilities of scooter,car on rent available 24*7 just asked the guy at front office A nice and polite guy alwayz smile and ready to help Everytime..
Beaches just 5 min far from the resort
Candolim area just 10 minutes ride
Market 10 minutes too
Fantastic staff and excellent location would definitely come back here and recommend this hotel to the other people in future..
Thumbs up and thanx for everything
This resort cum hotel in Goa is an excellent place for accommodation with very nice ambience and reasonably priced. The rooms were spacious and clean. The hotel staff took utmost care to keep it neat and hygienic. Would definitely recommend others as it is nearby to two most popular beaches.
We stayed in the resort in the month of May, booked a family room for 3 nights thru a travel package. Family room has 2 separate bedrooms with a common toilet and a balcony, we found this convenient as we were traveling with kids.
Place is close to Calangute beach, little over 1 km I think (not walkable if you have small children).
For the most part during our stay, we had dinner on all days in the restaurant, food is good and reasonably priced, suits all palates, we ordered mostly dry items.
On the flip side, the sheets on the bed were worn out, old and had holes and stains, had asked the front desk to change the next night but it wasn't done.
There was some sort of fine dust falling from the ceiling here and there in the room probably because the property is getting old.
On the last day, we had a late night flight and our request for post noon checkout was politely turned down, however we got an extra hour grace period to checkout, by which time the room boy had come twice to check on us (force us out), we moved all our luggage to the reception area, had lunch in the restaurant and left to airport. I felt the front desk didnt go the extra mile here to accommodate the customer request.
All in all an average place for budget travelers with value for money, just deserves 3 starts and not more due to the negatives mentioned above.
We were 7 collage friends with family gathering there from 10may to 14may. During the selection of the property, I have been given the task to arrange an accommodation for all which suits the taste and budget of every one.
I did thorough research and choose this property which have good reviews, looked good and in our budget range.
Good location - 3-5 mins drive to beach both Calangute and Baga
Good Food - Resort offers good breakfast Food quality is good.
Good staff - Staff behavior was very friendly
Rooms are spacious with good wifi connectivity.
Good Parking space.
1. very averagely maintained swimming pool very dirty and has broken tiles at the bottom and sides, water in pool was heavily chlorinated.
2. One friend fall down in a bathroom and was bleeding so we called reception for a doctor but the said it's not possible and suggest us to go near by hospital.
3. They have a limited menu and very few dishes in Indian main course for vegetarians.
The hotel doesn't deserve a 4 star rating. They have constant power outages and there was no water in the toilets for a few hours . The Ac wasn't cooling the room enough to feel comfortable in the scorching heat.
The bar is not very well stocked though they have mentioned various brands on the menu most of them are out of stock.The pricing is very attractive but that is the case with liquor in Goa.
They have a limited menu and very few dishes in Indian main course for vegetarians, paneer which we ordered was not at all fresh and pakodas were average with less salt. The buffet breakfast was good enough.
Cleanliness of rooms was good and the hotel was very clean and neat. They offered room cleaning service before 5 pm and the staff cleans the room in your absence. We were skeptical at first to hand over the room keys for cleaning in our absence but they are very honest and professional people. They did not touch our belongings, they cleaned our room and restocked the toiletries and left.
The negative is that the staff is only courteous and polite till the time you are paying for the room. The day you are going to check-out they treat you as if you are a burden to them. I will advise against going to this place as the staff will spoil your mood and ruin your holiday experience on the day you are supposed to leave. So instead to leaving refreshed after a holiday you leave with a headache.
The reason we rated so low because when you are on holiday and in summer vacation you need a good air conditioned room and ample of water in your washroom, which was not the case here. Also as mentioned above the check-out incident, when we specifically informed them a night prior to check-out and cleared all our dues, we had just asked for 30 mins extra and the front desk in-charge on duty had agreed and assured us that it was not an issue and we could check out by 10.30 am. Their staff called us 3 times in 10 mins the moment it was 10:00am (check out time) also they sent someone to our room to ask us to leave. Our issue here is if you don't want people to stay back why even agree to a prior request and then create hassles the next day. They should have directly denied the request and we would have left before 10 am. After asking for an explanation the staff began to argue and behaved very rudely that too when the issue was just of 30 mins thus ruining our holiday experience. We would never go back to this place.