Having spent the last 9 years ensuring that we occasionally dine at Sur La Mer when in Goa and several years ago spent a short break there, we decided that this year we would enjoy our full holiday at Sur La Mer. It has been positively the best decision that we made. We have enjoyed absolutely fantastic hospitality from the owners, Aneel and Nayan. They exude warmth, friendliness and a genuine desire to ensure the comfort of their guests. Our room was spacious, clean with an extremely comfortable bed and lovely roomy bathroom and hot shower. The rooms all overlook the beautiful clean swimming pool which has an assortment of sun loungers and other comfortable seating. Alternatively you can make the short walk down the road, about 8 minutes, to the large, clean, safe, Ashwem beach. There is a generator at the hotel so there are not the usual problems of power outages to deal with which are very common in Goa. The generator ensures that the fridge temperatures are not fluctuating thereby ensuring food is kept at a steady temperature and less chance of stomach problems. Free WiFi is available. The hotel quite rightly prides itself on its food, both Indian and European food is available and if its not on the menu then no problem, with a little notice, it can be provided for you. The tandoori here is excellent and its probably the only place where you can enjoy, amongst others, a blue cheese nan. There is no set time for breakfast as in most establishments. Breakfast is when you want and what you want, all freshly prepared and the cheese masala omelettes are my favourite with fresh home made bread, the best brand Tiptree marmalade and Twinings tea. If you want to be sociable then the gathering around the outside bar in the evening is the place to be. Aneel and Nayan ensure that everyone is introduced to each other therefore immediately dispelling any discomfort you might feel being amongst strangers. You find yourself instantly drawn into all the lively conversations that take place amongst an interesting variety of guests and visitors, both Indian and many other nationalities, whilst enjoying a drink, or three before dinner. Of course, if you prefer a more peaceful evening, then sitting on the veranda outside your room enjoying a warm Goa evening is the thing to do. Alternatively, there is a plethora of excellent restaurants nearby if you want a change of scene.