I booked Raikar Guest House for a night stay upon my arrival to and return out of Goa since my flight timings were very odd. The location of the guest house is very near to the airport (only 5 minutes drive) and that is the biggest plus point.
Upon my arrival the host offered me a room in an adjacent guest house with whom they have tie up as the Raikar Guest House was fully booked. Even though he didn't inform me about this in advance I didn't mind it since the room was spotlessly clean and absolutely worth for the money I paid. However, there was no soap in the bathroom and dustbin was outside the room which the host immediately fixed when I called him. It was a perfect set up just to spend a night. Since I travelled in mid August and it was raining, I didn't bother about the fact that the room is without AC and it was actually absolutely fine with us.
The guest house doesn't serve any food or drinks and there are no hotels at walking distance. So one must be prepared to walk to the beach side to find any shacks which may not be working during off season. The property has a very small space to park your vehicles which cannot really be called as a parking. Hence be prepared to park your car on the roadside in case there is already any vehicle by an another guest.
The host stays in an adjacent house to the guest house and is very friendly, polite and helpful. He helped me with airport pick & drop at a reasonable price. He also helped with the rental car contacts & I could get a brand new i10 Grand at a reasonable price with a very short notice.
At the time of return, I was given the room in the original Raikar Guest house. I was disappointed to see that the room wasn't as clean as it was during my first stay. The voice from an adjacent room was clearly audible and hence complete lack of privacy.
However, I liked the set up very much for the price that I paid. It was a perfect to spend a night. Please ask for a room in an adjacent guest house with whom they have tie-up. It has got much better rooms.
Visit in early august.
by NickK3290 on
Absolutely excellent! Arrived early in the morning and they welcomed us from the taxi. Room was clean and had an insect repellent. Beautiful area with loads of potential. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Peaceful corner Excellent Owners
by joyienjoy on
The place is situated under a green corner with a small pond located opposite to it. The owner is extremely good and like a family member. The building is a basic village home structure with in-house kitchen area and washroom. A room can easily accommodate 3-4 people.
The expected down side of such a clean green in the nature place is insects that may haunt u at night.
Overall a great place that you can opt for if Ur budget is less
A quiet corner where you can catch your breath
by Colin H on
I've used this friendly family guest house on my way into and out of India in 2016 and 2017 and am so pleased I found it. Arriving in Goa at any time of the day or night has become a pleasure rather than a trial. I no longer need to unpack and reassemble my bicycle at the airport, I simply take a short taxi ride and rebuild at my leisure - the owners even keep my precious bicycle box safe for my return.
Accommodation is basic but very clean and comfortable with verandah, pleasant garden and beautiful surroundings. A small kitchen area is available to make simple meals/hot drinks. Excellent restaurants available nearby.
There's a lovely 10 minute walk to the beach - so much more relaxing than places nearer the sea.
Thoroughly recommended as a place to take stock before moving on to one's holiday proper. Much preferred to arrival in Mumbai and that nightmare search for a cheap hotel room.
Clean budget Home stay
by priteshkulkarni on
We had stayed for 2 days in Raikar guest house. They have 4 rooms attached to the bathroom. Our room also had a small kitchen. The bathroom was not clean but still manageable.
The guesthouse has nice lawn and seat out area outside room. The place is around 1km away from Beach hence it was peaceful stay. Rates are between 1000-1500