Mistake in Vendo id
Tue, 28 Feb – Wed, 01 Mar (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Mistake in Vendo id
One of the worst hotels, i have ever stayed in my entire life. rooms were stinking, and the bed sheets were not cleaned for ages..!! no room service and the staff behavior was pathetic.
Overall all stay was below average in Village Royale. Standard Non A/C Room was pathetic it was small and not kept well. There was no room service or any kind of service was available. Food was average we had breakfast for three days here. Location was also average its 6-8 Kms from the baga beach. Facilities were minimal, only swimming pool was there, it was fine.
Me and my partner and child visited Goa for the first time. The location was a little bit out but about 50 rupees in a taxi to Calangute center which was not a problem. The rooms were basic but clean with the bedding changed regularly. The staff could not do enough for you and the food was excellent.
The bathroom taps were electrified. It was giving a shock when I tried to open the tap. Towels were dirty and with blood stains.
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We arrived very early on Tuesday the 31st of January. First impressions where the dogs welcoming us when we stepped out of the taxi, there are lots and lots of dogs everyone very friendly if you don't want to stroke them they walk away. We were led to our room which was basic but had everything you need, the beds are not very comfortable twin beds with chip board Base 2 inch mattrace and a skinny pillow the bed smelled too there is a wardrobe. A ceiling fan that kept the room cool. The shower has a switch on the outside for a warm shower. Next day we went to explore next day breakfast toast juice coffee and tea is served from 7.30 to 11am. The pool was green which over the next 2 weeks was cleaned everyday and finally ended up crystal clear but it took quite a bit time for them to get there. The resort centre takes about 20 minutes to walk to down a single road cross straight over the cross roads which can be busy, calangute is busy with cars mopeds the beach is signposted. There are dogs and cows everywhere but again they do not bother you. There are plenty of atm to draw money out. The beach was okay plenty of shacks with sun beds you don't need to take a beach towels as they provide them. Indians will ask to have there picture taken with you to prove they are on holiday with foreigners. The hotels food is very very good the best we had whilst on holiday. The hotel serving staff where lovely and friendly. WiFi is 100 ruppees for 4 hours. To have your room cleaned you have to hand your key in at reception in the morning and say for your room to be cleaned. If you want anything the reception team will endeavour to help you. We wanted to go on a trip and they where able to contact a rep who worked for airtours who came to see us we booked the tiger trip. The trip was good 5.5 hour train trip thend after a night in a hotel 4.30 start up into the mountain to see the elephants tiger and monkeys,it really enjoyed the trip. Unfortunately that is where we ended up with delly belly boy that knocked us for six. And to be honest ruined the end of our holiday my hubby need up in manipal hospital which is a paying hospital English speaking but top class 2 days in with treatmenthusiasm cost 217. The staff at the hotel where lovely and I cannot recommend the welcome and service more. The draw backs for me where the noise the hotel was full of Russians who did not seem to care that it was 3 4am they were loud drunk a total pain. Would I return to the hotel no would I return to calangute no, I have been it was okay, but the beach was dirty as where the street. The people though we're lovely.
5 of us arrived early hours of the morning January 8th having been picked up at the airport in a bone shaker! Shown to our rooms (all in different blocks) smelly and filthy, the pillows & sheets were disgusting. The next day 4 of us were put in the same block, thanks to one of my friends sorting it out. I have to say Rocky the rooms manager was very helpful & did his best to please us, THEN there was an invasion of 360 (that's the amount I was told by one of the coordinators) students from Delhi University arrived!!! When you have people still in the swimming pool at 5am with one young man as security what chance is there??!! The noise, the music, the drugs, the smells were horrendous. It got so bad I called the Police who asked why I hadn't I called them before, my reply was having spoken to The Manager, one of the owners and both coordinators, I hoped they would have more respect & behave themselves better after being told, but that didn't happen. One of the managers even said, we used to have people from the UK but because of these (swear word) Indians, they no longer come here. We couldn't use the swimming pool as it was so dirty, you could see the dirt floating on the top of the water, it took them a lot of treating the water to get the blue back in it, which definitely should have been emptied and refilled but it wasn't & hadn't been for 3 years! I emailed the company we booked through to be moved, they contacted the hotel, but they wouldn't release any of our money, so we stuck it out! After a while they offered us an upgrade which would have meant moving into rooms in the thick of all the parties etc that were occurring every day/night. It did get better as time went on, we were there a month. The food was fabulous which is one good thing going for the hotel, it's a taxi ride away to the nearest restaurants. We were there at the height of the money problem which the Government were to blame on that & also elections which meant nowhere was open after 10-10.30pm, including restaurants. None of the money and elections were the fault of the hotel of course, but it certainly didn't help matters. We have been to Goa on a number of occasions but have never experienced anything like this before....just bad luck I guess that we went when/where we did. I have photos/videos of my room and of the crowds of these students...very sad for what could be a really nice hotel.
Our flight landed in the middle of the night so the travel operator in Norway arranged for a complementary first night at this hotel. We arrived at 5 am and were very tired, so when we discovered that the room was horrible we decided to sleep on our sarongs and just leave as soon as we woke up. There was no light in the bathroom, so we used a headlamp. The bathroom was so dirty! Wouldn't even take a shower. The bed linen was dirty with no sheet or duvet, just the bedcover that's normally found in hotels (but then tucked in a fresh sheet). So happy that we only had to stay a few hours in this place!! Other fellow travelers with the same "deal" also had the same experience.
If you can remember its the cheapest (I think) in Calangute with Thomas Cook and rooms reflect this,but the bed was good and big,there is a TV and hanging space was fine for us, it was cleaned and linen changed every day and done to an acceptable level, we found the air con and fridge was not needed even though we were there a month and the weather was 35 degrees, tip is take a kettle so you can have a cuppa in morning or night, the food was excellent, acceptable price and very good quality/amount/selection, the breakfast they supplied was basic but you can add to it at a cheap price, staff were brillo very approachable and helpful and English speaking, the entertainment was okay for a cheap hotel the position was great about a mile out of town so no hussle bussle but we found it a nice walk but there are always tuk tuks or taxi or bike/car hire outside the hotel.The two swimming pools are cleaned and checked daily, plenty of sun-loungers.There is a shop about 100 metres from hotel for most things you need and price is maybe 10% up on town so i feel its acceptable, and great owner. Now what some people might say is the negative ,but its not for us but I will tell you, that there is a lot of Russians that go to this hotel and if you actually try to nod or talk THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE, yes they are sometimes loud but it is in fun and you can join-in if you got the guts. In the month we were there we had some fantastic trouble-free fun nights and days with many Russian people, dont knock it till you try it.Also there are many Indian people and they are the same.If you ignore so will they but if you try to communicate so will they ...and friendship starts.There are many shacks on beach but they are not as good as they used to be but a great place to eat is Lester's Place on Mapsa/Paniji road, great food/service/menu/price. Dont be put off by the traffic keep close to edge of road in single file and you will be safe. In summary we thing our holiday was GREAT and we would willing to go back there for another Month tomorrow. If you have an open mind and can try, you will love.
We stayed here 15 years ago, the accommodation was basic, it was quiet and the guests were mostly, if not all, English. It is now mainly Russian and Indian Guests, with large numbers of Indian youths coming for weekends. We got on well with the Indian guests, who wanted to take photographs of us with them and their children. Some of the Russians spoke English too so we did manage a bit of conversation with them. There were only a handful of British guests there so we tended to go our own ways on an evening. This Hotel is on the outskirts of Calangute, in a rural setting, it was pointed out to me that the air is much nicer than "downtown". Having seen how busy "downtown" is now I can believe this. For the most part the staff are helpful and friendly, the down side being the rooms. Our first room was on the ground floor and was damp, very damp. Even the bedding was damp. The next day we moved to the top floor, much nicer but exceptionally hot. We asked to move again after a couple of days because some peanuts left on the settee were nibbled during the night. First or second floor rooms are much better than ground or top floor rooms. I got the impression that they would like Brits to come back but I don't feel I can recommend it. PS I'm sure we were told free WiFi was available but there was no WiFi at all !!
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