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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Panjim, North Goa District, Goa

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nanditamo...
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An OK stay ,could be very much better if better maintained.”
Reviewed 15 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

I stayed here for six weeks starting Dec 5, 2015 to Jan 10th 2016.The location of the apartment was super with majestic trees, a view of green canopy around and section of the Mandovi river view in the distance. It has a private balcony.It is in a complex with 24x7 security.The rooms were well lit, and well ventilated with balconies. The location's proximity to the Kala Academy, Sunaparantah, Panjim city , provision stores, dining options , river side promenade etc make it attractive.

But ,there were some major limitations.The comfort level of the stay was significantly diminished by the following irritants,which can easily be remedied with better and supervised maintenance.
1) The big ornamental furniture needed to be kept cleaner and dust free. ( even as the rental comes with partial cleaning service twice a week, it is casual and marginal) the bedding better.
2) A bunch of copper bells hanging from the ceiling in the living area ( otherwise pretty) were dirty and unpolished and contributed to a shabby look. They would look gorgeous if polished or cleaned.
3) The kitchen was very well equipped with utensils of all kinds , but again needed a thorough cleaning before the apartment was rented out for this long a period. Opening any of the cupboards gave out a stale sickening smell, for which i kept all the drawers open the first one week. The caretaker could not be available to do the needful timely.
4) Very significant : The poor maintenance of the pipeline of the gas cylinder in the kitchen could have caused a major accident when it was found to be leaking one late evening, around 6.30 pm. The landlord sent some one to help next morning at 10.30 and a very worn out pipeline was changed by the gas company. Upon request the evening before the owner's father ( who maintains the place) could neither visit himself nor give me the 24 hour helpline number of the gas company or his consumer number. Surely the gas maintenance needed to be looked into before renting out.
5) Very significant : The refrigerator is ancient and exceptionally worn out from outside,through works ok from inside. A major tray was broken and upon bringing it up I was advised to change and charge. Of course i did not have the time.
6) The very attractive balconies are heavily used by pigeons and their droppings need clearing atleast twice a day ,therefore 4x2 rounds of broom job,daily!! May be a see through net will massively add to the utility of the balconies
7) Very significant: The main door lock has a problem of not opening the ususal , expected way and needs the key to be moved at a particular angle . If one fails one is locked out. There is a less safer way to lock the door by kundi from inside and with padlock from outside ...but how much does it cost to change the main lock !
8) Other small maintenance kept coming up through out the 6 weeks stay. The landlord/owner lives in Bombay and it was not possible for the father ( a senior citizen ) to keep in touch except the first day. However he was available on phone when i was locked out late evening once. His directions of exact angle to try the lock finally worked and i was in after sweating it out for quite some time.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: The lack of maintenance If corrected I would recommend and come back myself. For the same price other places in Panjim i found were sparklingly clean .
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
17 Feb 2016
Thanks for your feedback Nandita and the apologies for the inconvenience caused to you during your stay. We are glad you loved the location of the apartment and the views. We have now addressed most of the concerns highlighted by you by getting a brand new fridge, the gas cylinder being fully serviced by the gas company, polishing the bells in the lounge area, refurbishing the kitchen fully and putting bird repellents in the balcony.

Hope you are successful in your house search in Goa and we are very sorry that we could not offer our apartment for you to purchase although you were very keen to purchase it from us. Regards Pranita
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sonia42
Ottawa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, great location”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This is a well-equipped and charming flat, spotlessly clean with lots of balconies, and spectacular views of the Mandovi river and surroundings from the rooftop terrace. I stayed with two family members and our experience amply confirms the other positive reviews. The owner and caretaker are extremely helpful. The wi-fi was constant and reliable and there is a/c in the bedrooms + ceiling fans in all rooms. Miramar beach is a 15-minute walk, and there are great restaurants on the road that leads to it. We had fantastic Goan food at Mums Kitchen, and equally good Asian food at Tao, which is just around the corner. I would certainly stay again. We were there during monsoons, which is hardly the best season for tourism in Goa, but nonetheless had a wonderful stay. Would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Mar 2016
Thanks Sonia....Hope to have you as our guest again....Regards Pranita
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jehangir...
Mumbai
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well furnished and comfortable apartment with a good scenic view of the river and the hills.”
Reviewed 5 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The two bedroom, hall, kitchen flat with several balconies, is well furnished, with sturdy and good furniture. The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, gas stoves, toaster, microwave, and a water purifier. There is adequate crockery and cutlery. Being on the top floor, the place gives a good view of the Mandovi river and the surrounding hill. A private terrace provides a good sit-out in the evening. (A few additional chairs on the sit-out would have been welcome and would have avoided the necessity to carry the chairs up to the terrace). Wi-fi is also provided to the guests without any additional charge. Another major advantage is that the apartment is in the heart of the city, affording all conveniences and facilities in the vicinity, but is off the main road, making the stay peaceful. The place is suitable for families. The owners are nice, and respond to all mails promptly and courteously. The booking was smooth. The stay comfortable. It would be worth coming back to this place once again for another holiday.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Mar 2016
Thanks for your feedback Jehangir. We now have a sit out area for 6 people on the terrace.....
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The pleasant owners, the very comfortable apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jan 2014
Thanks for your kind comments Jobert. Looking forward to have you as our guest again!
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JoubertG
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great rental, well appointed, comfortable, central, friendly owners”
Reviewed 11 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here- both times for family weddings in Goa.
The reservations were easy and very helpful with the Naik family. Mr Naik was there to meet us on both occasions.
The flat is beautiful, centrally located and although on the 5th flooor (views were great from all the verandas (3) and the terrace) the lift worked well throughout. No problems either with water.
The flat is furnished to a very high standard with all the amenities, including a microwave and washing machine. The A/Cs in the rooms were great.On arrival there were some beers, soft drinks and snacks which was welcome.
The flat is within walking distance from two good supermarket ( both Magsons) but also the local shop Frenrose has water, milk, eggs, bread etc and was very pleasant.
Town is within walking distance and many restaurants are near- the multi food/pizza place Edu's is next to Magsons but in town we really enjoyed traditional Goan food at Godinhos, Ritz Classic, The Fidalgo and a good veg at Navtara in the market.
If we have another opportunity to be in Panaji we will make a beeline for the property (unless it gets booked out)

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Liked best: All of the above, ease of booking, cleanliness, friendly owners
Liked least: Cannot think of anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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