D'souza's Holiday Homes
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D'souza's Holiday Homes

141 D'souza's Holiday Homes House No Fort Aguada Rd, Candolim, Bardez 403515 India
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4.5
#6 of 56 guest houses in Candolim
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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VERY CLEAN rooms, reliable and hassle free service is all we offer our guests. Situated in a quiet and peaceful end of Candolim at Dando Bardez-Goa,more towards Fort Aguada, and 5 mins walk to the beach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
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141 D'souza's Holiday Homes House No Fort Aguada Rd, Candolim, Bardez 403515 India
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Oadbyrunner wrote a review Feb 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No Frills just a great place to stay. The room was first class immaculate so peaceful. Margaret and Anthony are so helpful but very discret. Situated on the main road but a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Candolim
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: So peaceful, yet in easy reach of everything
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sidsingh78 wrote a review Nov 2013
Bengaluru, India28 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is conveniently located on the Candolim main road, near Kingfisher Villa and is very near to the Candolim Beach and a short distance from Fort Aguada. There are a lot of restaurants around this place and you can always find a new place to eat. The Owner Anthony D'souza and his family were courteous and always attend to you with a smile. The hotel does not have room service or restaurant. Though, they do take requests for Tea or coffee. The room we stayed in was air-conditioned and I made a good decision booking an AC room as it was still very hot and humid in the first week of November (temperature was 25 - 31 C). The rooms were spacious, airy, quite, comfortable and peaceful and they were cleaned everyday. The bathroom was clean and spacious. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quite, economical and comfortable place to stay. The room had refrigerator and hot water round the clock.

Though, there is one more thing I would like to mention, the hotel has lot of rules and when you check in, Anthony will have a brief session with you regarding Do's and Dont's. You cannot bring outside food in the hotel, there should be no stains on the bed sheet and if your kid pees on the bed, you will have to pay for the entire mattress and so on. During our stay we took care to go by the hotel rules and we were OK. However, I felt a little weird when they check each and every thing before you checkout, like bedsheets, curtains, cushions, TV etc. I have traveled a lot and stayed in almost every kind of hotel from shacks to star hotels and never had this experience while checking out. I don't blame them, but I guess, they may have had some bad experience in past when Guests checked out damaging hotel property.
Well.. If you are not comfortable following these rules, may be you should be looking someplace else.
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try getting rooms on the back, they are quite and peaceful. Also, if you are uncomfortable with...
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Response from DsouzaGoa, Owner at D'souza's Holiday Homes
Responded 16 Dec 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. You booked your holiday with us directly. Our Terms and Conditions(T&C) were sent to you alongwith room confirmation. This means that you were well informed about the type of acccomodation you would be provided. Well, with this background in mind, let me say this.... You speak about Rules : Rules are authorative statements of what to do and not to do. Do you think the accomodation is some sort of Academy or a restricted Goverment area (just taking an example) where rules are enforced ? You have grossly misintrepreted us. We cannot frame rules for the guest to follow on a holiday. You consider our T& C as " Rules" and if did'nt like them, you had the option to cancel your reservation within the given stipulated time. But this did not happen . Our T& C does not contain anything unacceptable. Nobody has ever objected to our T& C as they are simple and basic important things that people should know about us. I don't think they can spoil your holiday. Infact, they make your holiday even better as you already know what to expect. Every service provider has their own T&C and this is revealed to the guest by us at the time of booking and not on arrival( no surprises given). isn't this nice ! If other hotels do not tell you this then be ready for a shock !!! You speak about :" brief session with you regarding Do's and Dont's" If people are briefed for 2 mins on arrival, it's all about, how to avail the best service of the facilities provided. Isn't this a wise idea to get the guest acquainted to the new place ? rather than allowing people to do their own little discovery. Why do you object to this ? Anyway, we all know that every person is unique and have different versions of thinking. I believe in this. About " Do's and Dont's" , how can we ask the guest, what he should do and what not to, on a holiday or otherwise ??? That is not our concern. The guest uses his resources(money) at his discretion and we cannot say that we have control over his resources. You speak about : "You cannot bring outside food in the hotel" Refer to our reply to the above review........“Good hotel to stay at peaceful location with maximum connectivity”. And perhaps one of the reasons stated, could fit your case. But why do our local people like to bring Restaurant food in the room ? This point is really tormenting us. Anyway, we like to throw more light on this aspect. We surely do not like people bringing restaurant food in the room and you were well informed through our T&C. This was not a surprise to you ! But you defied us and smuggled the so called "Restaurant food" in the room. We remained as silent spectators, not to offend you. But what good did you do then ? Apart from consuming the food, you SMEARED / STAINED the wall with this precious food. When asked about the food on the wall at the time of check-out time, you just played ignorant. You could not identify it. Maybe the food just crawled out through the concrete walls. A miracle ! (you're right ! you did'nt know that we knew about your secret activities). And you still go on to say that " I felt a little weird when they check each and every thing before you checkout, like bedsheets, curtains, cushions, TV etc. " What else do you expect us to do then, if food is found at unexpected and unwanted locations? You speak about : "if your kid pees on the bed, you will have to pay for the entire mattress". Our mattresses are not toilet mattreses and pee proof where your child could pee on, for free . Do you allow your kids to pee on your home mattress ? maybe you do, but that is not our bother. At D'souza's, hygiene is maintained and unuasble things are destroyed. Advice: When you are on a holiday, use every protection for your child(diapers) so that expensive hotel property is not damaged (by saving on diapers). The rent amount does not include Insurance to cover damages. You say : " there should be no stains on the bed sheet " You should remember that we advertise our property saying that we provide VERY clean accomodation. At D'souza's nobody complains about being provided with stained/dirty bed linen. You did not complain either on arrival. Used linen is washed and reused. If stains do not go, they are discarded. All this you get for peanuts ! Still you like to complain. We do not like unnecessary wastages and try to save wherever possible by informing our clients, beforehand. No surprises given ! Are we doing anything wrong ? If we do not have room service or restaurant., it's no great sin !!!. There are numerous good multi-cuisine Restaurants within walking distance, barely few steps away from one another. You yourself has mentioned that " There are a lot of restaurants around this place and you can always find a new place to eat" in the first line of your write-up. Do you still think we need to start room service or restaurant. Conclusion : I know that you want to be a Hero by reporting all these things. But, Amigo, do not worry, we inform people "in writing" what to expect at D'souzas, "in advance". We never give surprises, not forgetting that you were well informed too ! This is done to do away with guest compliants. But Alas ! see, now you are complaining and this is WIERD !
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Alison G wrote a review Feb 2013
Macclesfield, United Kingdom13 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from spending a week at the D'Souza guest house in Candolim. Anthony & Margaret could not have been more helpful. The accomodation was absolutely spotless and the guest house in a quiet & tranquil area just off the main road. The rooms were cleaned daily. My early morning breakfast of dippy eggs & hot buttered toast was always a welcome sight :-) The guest house is in a perfect location for getting to the beach and there are an abundance of fantastic eating places, shops etc within minutes walking distance. I would highly recommend this guesthouse. You will not be dissappointed.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Margaret M wrote a review Jan 2017
7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great 3 weeks at this accommodation,Anthony and his family were lovely,quiet place and 10mins from beach,plenty of nice restaurants nearby,would recommend to anyone,new year in the beach was amazing
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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brichstell wrote a review Mar 2016
Yorkshire, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned after a month from this is a gem of a place. Anthony and family were so accommodating nothing too much trouble. A lovely airy and bright room with flat TV screen, fridge, which was handy for keeping your beers cool, balcony, nice to sit and listen and see all the wildlife. The bathroom with a fantastic shower and as much hot water as needed. Bed linen and clean towels changed every other day. Laundry service and breakfast if needed. Lovely location at the quieter end of Candolim but buses and taxis are just outside the front. Bars and restaurants are in abundance. The beach is just a ten minute walk. Wouldn't hesitate to book again, beats any hotel...
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Lovely quiet location.
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Johnjanetbell wrote a review Feb 2016
Selby, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just got back from three weeks in Candolim staying at Antony D'souza's holiday homes, this is our fourth time staying with Anthony, our room was spotlessly clean with clean towels and bed linen every two days, water provided everyday. Breakfast can be ordered every morning at very reasonable prices, These rooms are well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: the upstairs rooms are private and very quiet.
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lisenis wrote a review Jan 2016
Oban, United Kingdom26 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived at 5.30am .Chapped at the door and was welcomed by the owner. The room was large very clean. In the morning you could here the birds .Watch the wildlife from the balcony. If like us you don't need large hotels swimming pools etc then I couldn't recommended this place any more than I have . we couldn't stay the whole trip as it was fully booked the next week.We were a bit disappointed we had to move somewhere else
Not to far from the beach .If you want a pool just pop into the Clematis. You can use it if like most places you have lunch or a drink .Its nice for a change of seen . We have been in Candolim 5 times D'Sousas holiday homes is far the cleanest on the budget I have and would recommend them to anyone .
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deehughes wrote a review Mar 2015
england32 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is the best I have ever stayed in Goa.This is a credit to Anthony and his family they made us feel very welcome, always on hand should you need anything.The rooms are imaculate and light bright and airy with very comfortable beds. The shower room is a great size with plenty of hot water always on tap, Room also had AC aswell as fan above bed which came in handy on the really hot days.There is also a drawer that locks inside a lockable wardrobe for all your valuables which is a great size. The hotel is well situated for shops bars and restaurants the beach is easily accessed through lots of walkways across the road from hotel a few times we walked with ease but also hired a moped for getting around.Thank you very much for a very comfortable stay at your lovely hotel Anthony and we would love to return again soon Denise and Gary Hughes room 104
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PR wrote a review Oct 2014
290 contributions89 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was decent. We wanted to stay close to Candolim and this seemed like a decent option. very quiet, but somehow the entrance is hidden and the guest house is difficult to locate. overall value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from DsouzaGoa, Owner at D'souza's Holiday Homes
Responded 28 Nov 2014
We can see that you are an enthusiastic writer of reviews. Do remember you, stayed with us during your 2 day holiday in Goa with your boyfriend. 2 days ....WOW...a long holiday isn't it !!! Normally the local people book accomodation for short periods only(2 or 3 days maximum, at weekends or during public holidays)...not blaming you for that. Now, there is no mention of any negative points which can possibly match the given ratings to our property. Maybe the rating is arbitrary ? I Can't guess. Surely, we do not expect full ratings from you as everyone's experience is unique. So, we tried to look at other reviews written by you before arriving at conclusions. It is always best to know the reviewer first, which can help to understand the review better. They are about your visits to these places around the same time of your stay with us. You have written about restaurants like-- "De Deck Candolim" and "The Curry House". My dear...these are not classy or expensive places but are common types found locally. According to my opinion, the former has a nice setup. Was the food expensive here ? I don't think so. Don't expect great service here for peanuts ! You have rated them as "Average". Never eeeever forget the famous saying " You get what you pay" And finally you visited "Republic of Noodles" This restaurant is part of a starred hotel. And obviously, service ought to be great here as you are paying for almost everything(whether you use the service or not......unnecessarily !!!) Then you say that the guesthouse entrance is hidden. Really amazed with your interesting little discovery. We quite did not understand your funny statement. Why on earth would we try to hide the entrance of the guesthouse from the guests? Don't we want people to enter ?or is the management playing hide and seek game with the guest before they check-in ? You say that the guest house is difficult to locate. But we do not remember you calling us for the location/directions on the day of arrival. But still you found us anyway, without any help. Hurray !! You are the winner of the puzzle. How you found your way through this puzzle, really bugs me. Sometimes we do get funny visitors, one in a thousand. It's True. ADVICE: You should visit exclusively star rated Hotels/restaurants and avoid local restaurants and accomodations !
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martinussenkarl wrote a review May 2013
5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a very good hotel near Candolim beach. Its have also a very good service:-D I wos in The hotel in December, and this is The best hotel i ever be. The chief Antony is very cute.
Its have a very good breakfast.
This is this
bye bye;-)
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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murad k asked a question Nov 2016
Is the any ac room
Oadbyrunner wrote a tip Feb 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"So peaceful, yet in easy reach of everything "
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garrygjones@hotmail.co.uk wrote a tip Jan 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom27 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room at the back of property."
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lowloader2405 wrote a tip Feb 2018
Burstwick, United Kingdom25 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Odd numbered rooms have best views"
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russell290 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had ground floor but prefer upper floor .Free Wi-fi ."
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leicesterrunner wrote a tip Dec 2017
Leicester28 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"202 is a great room"
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PRICE RANGE
£28 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezCandolim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about D'souza's Holiday Homes
Which popular attractions are close to D'souza's Holiday Homes?
Nearby attractions include Lala Arts (0.1 miles), Gulzar Jeweller (0.2 miles), and Tony's the Designer Jewellers (0.2 miles).
Is parking available at D'souza's Holiday Homes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to D'souza's Holiday Homes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Viva Lounge and Bar- Holiday Inn Goa Candolim, Mikeys Place Bar and Restaurant, and Tuscany Gardens.
Is D'souza's Holiday Homes located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Candolim.
Are there any historical sites close to D'souza's Holiday Homes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (2.6 miles), Fort Aguada (0.9 miles), and Mahalaxmi Temple (3.7 miles).
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