Paradise in every way!
by susansinghrarewala on
I absolutely love maangal farmstay! My husband booked this gorgeous farmstay for my 60th birthday..
It was the best birthday treat ever. We came with my in laws who also just loved it too. It's now our special family getaway. Jaywant perfect host, along with lovely staff and the wonderful food. Rooms were beautiful, decor perfect. The cats and lowly their dog, all made it feel like home! The natural spring water pool just bliss. Cannot fault this place it's my second home! We will be back in March.
Stay at Mangaal Farmstay
by Krishnan R on
It's about 90mins drive from Margao. Try to reach in day light, of course big board display is there to guide you. No WiFi, no cell phone connection. Very Good staff. Good rooms. Excellent nature surrounding. Food is good but there is scope for improvement.
Cosy Cradle in Nature
by 591dileepn on
Mangal Farmstay is about 55 kms from Margaon station. Lovely drive on smooth Goan roads takes you to this place which is really a beautiful resort in the arms of nature.
The Goan part of western ghats ,this is an amazing place so green even in the summer, you will be surprised. We drove to this place just exploring the place enjoying the beautiful forest thats on either side of road. On way you see the Tank of Bubble ( Budbudyache Tale) a natures miracle, which gives out bubbles every few seconds. I have seen these upteen no of times but still amazes me.
This is truly a Farmstay and should not be mistaken for a resort. If you come and stay here you start realising what we all miss in cities. A calm serene place, where you can either just sit and forget the world around you or if you are exploring type , take a guide and walk in the forest around you. The farm is full of surprises, I could find many fruits which I had not seen before. And I consider myself a good student of Goan nature and world traveler.
Swimming pool is getting chilled water from mountain spring. I have not seen cleaner water or swimming pool. No chlorine.
There is a caretaker lady and few staff who are very hospitable and great cooks. They use all vegetables grown in the farm without fertiliser or pesticides. They presented really tasty healthy food in a very short time.
If you make sure you keep the word Hotel or Resort out of your mind , you will really enjoy this superb cradle in nature.
I've had a very negative experience dealing with the management of Mangaal Farm Stay.
Here are the details : Made reservation online for 2 rooms/2 nights on 3/12 at 845pm for 3/13-3/15. Shortly thereafter, 2 family members started feeling very sick due to food poisoning and had bathroom ordeals all night and couldn't travel to the farm. I called at 830 am on 3/13 morning, spoke to Jaywant who seemed understanding about the situation and asked me to talk to Pritam about cancellation/refund.
I called Pritam, he asked me to cancel online - I reported back informing him that I didn't see any option to cancel online. He said he'd look into refund options and get back to me later in the day. He didn't get back to me, I called him again next morning (3/14). I was now told that refund or cancellations are not possible at all. Pritam offered us to stay there at a later date but that won't work for us as we are on a short trip to Goa and leave tomorrow. We explained to him the ramifications of the importance of this refund for us and he then said he would speak to the accounting office and get back to us. Hours later, he has yet to do so and it appears our numbers are blocked or he is refusing to pick up our calls.
I do understand there is a 'No cancellation policy', but this is an extenuating circumstance and considering the timeline of events I requested at least 50% refund as a compromise for both parties. There was zero understanding or compassion for the nature of our cancellation. We've had to deal with the back and forth with them, all while trying to care for our sick family members and the added stress and waste of time has been extremely frustrating. With the above experience, I'm really disappointed by the lack of understanding and flexibility by the management. We were really looking forward to visit the farm, but based on my interactions with the management I do not recommend this anyone as I have wasted a lot of time and energy in this situation. I hope no one else has to go through the same ordeal, thank you for reading.
A Goan Gem
by gautamc75 on
We are a family of 4- 2 adults and 2 kids and we stayed at Mangaal for 3 nights.
We were recommended Mangaal by one of our friends who stays in Palolem and having stayed at farm stays before we decided to add another to our list of farm stay options.
Rooms- We were given a family room which was very nicely decorated. Upholstery, bed sheets and towels were all spick and span. We were provided Mangaal branded toiletries and we were quite impressed with the quality. We had requested an additional bed with the impression that the double bed might suffice my wife and 2 kids. However the double bed is just sufficient for 2 adults. If you have 2 kids you might want 2 additional beds. We asked for another bed and were promptly provided with one.
The bath room is spacious and has 24x7 hot water.
Netting on the windows prevents the entry of insects and mosquitoes
Food- Food is traditional Goan cuisine and has both veg and non-veg. Sulaksha will take care good care of your dietary needs and is very mindful of personal choices, though we were more than happy to lap up whatever she served us. Sulaksha would be one reason to surely go back to Mangaal.
Farm and around- The farming at Mangaal apart from the mango orchard and cashew trees is primarily in greenhouses. So it was a different experience from what we have experienced before in terms of farming.
One of my intentions to be at Mangaal was to explore the bird life as it adjoins the Netravali wildlife sanctuary.But I was a bit disappointed as the sightings were not to my expectation.
We visited the nearby attractions of the petroglyphs, the bubbling pond and a waterfall.
Jaywant is a gracious host and Sebastian is always around to help you with whatever you need.
The farm house is very well decorated and has a very pleasant ambience. The kids had a whale of a time in the pool and then with the 3 cats.
Mangaal also sells its produce and it is very aesthetically displayed.
Overall a very pleasant stay and gave us sufficient reason to be back at some point in time