This was my second stay at Chimes and I loved it more than the previous one. As my review title mentions Chimes is a "Hidden Gem"
This is located right at the heart of North Goa and few minutes drive and walk from some of the most happening places of North Goa.
Apartment is kept very clean and up to date. The check in process was vert swift and quick. You will find all useful appliances in place and there is a very good swimming pool in the housing complex.
A special mention to the owner who pays a personal attention to make sure that the stay is just perfect. I will definitely visit Chimes again and would also recommend it to others if you are looking for a perfect stay in Goa and that too at very very reasonable prices.
The Chimes is located in Siolim and is a 2 BHK serviced apartment. Chose a service apartment as we had a toddler and had to prepare food based on his needs and I must say that the apartment suited our needs completely. Located in a quiet lane the apartment overlooks a pool and most of the amenities were there and there was a well stocked and well maintained open kitchen as well. Would certainly recommend to families.
One of the best place to stay with family and friends ... all facilities are available . Enjoy the goan beauty and then have a peaceful rest at the chimes ... will surely recommend to all my friends and family members to have a funtastic stay at The Chimes, Goa. Thanks to the host (Ritu).
Very good service apartments with all facilities in, hygiene, cleanliness and superb surroundings and helpful manager.
Not sure from where should i start? The first day when i saw this place on web after 15 days long search of apartments or the day i arrived Goa, and entered this beautiful place. Both times, one thing only struck my mind hard - Woah man! That's the place i always wanted. Well maintained, beautiful place in Candolim at the top of building, with all possible amenities, away from most noises and eyes too ;)
Pool good and clean, restaurant downstairs is cheap yet cook delicious food and have good room service, very secure area. Step out and you will find several quality restaurants and shops for everything you need. Try variety of restaurant every time, do not think twice. Beach is just like few hundred meters walk. Though food is costly over there.
Owner Ritu, amazing person. Took care of every small thing we needed. Stayed in touch, from arrival to the time we left and even afterwards. Suggested us places to visit and could reach to best beaches, all thanks to her. Caretaker Ray and Maid ( i again missed her name, my bad ), were always on time, helped in learning more about Goa and made the place more comfortable for us.
I can't thank more all of them, and though me and my wife stayed there for 6 days, i won't mind staying there again for 15 days or more. So concluding this, the biggest appreciation, in my wife's words - Finally we are home, feeling so good now. ( She used to say this after long tiring day in Goa or even mid of the day, when we used to reach back THE CHIMES.)
We were seven of us from the same family, all senior citizens out to enjoy a trip together. And could not have asked for a better place to stay - two adjacent well designed and beautifully appointed spacious apartments - 4 bedrooms in all with all amenities - fridge, microwave, washing machine, RO, TV, Wi-Fi, ACs etc. It was like two families staying as neighbours. Situated in Siolim, the apartments are a part of a beautiful complex with a swimming pool away from city noise offering quiet comfort.
Ritu (the owner) was all help personified right from the day of my booking and calling frequently during our stay to ensure our comfort.
Jay, the property manager took good care.
Although about 50 km from Dabolim airport, the overall ambience and comfort - as against staying in a hotel room (at much higher cost) - combined with personal attention of Ritu and Jay compensates enough. And commuting in Goa if one hires a vehicle is not an issue.
Overall an EXCELLENT stay. Hope to revisit.
Thanks a lot Ritu !
We stayed in Chimes 4 (Siolim) during our trip to Goa in the last week of January.
Location: The apartment is located in Siolim on the main road but a bit off from the main market. This makes it ideal to relax since you are away from the chaos of the market place but can also drive to the same in a couple of minutes. Like I said the main market is a 2-3 minute drive and nearest beach (Morjim) is 4 KM.
Apartment: The apartment is situated in a clean and maintained society and gives a very positive vibe. Swimming pool is right in front, on the deck and it gives a feeling of private pool due to its vicinity from the apartment. Pool is clean and maintained and all the time that was not spent on beaches or eating was spent in the pool :)
The apartment in it self is classy. It has been furnished with taste and you can feel the effort which has been put in little details. The furniture is Portuguese styled and overall gives a very earthy and homely look to the entire place. Owner (Ritu) has taken a lot of care in providing for little things (like movie collection, books, welcome kit etc.) and this is what takes the stay to next level.
Owner: It would do little justice to say that Ritu is professional in her approach. She goes beyond being professional and takes personal interest to ensure that the guests are comfortable. Right from the booking enquiry to our departure, she was in constant touch with us to ensure that our stay was comfortable and not lacking anything. She also helped us out in finalizing good restaurants and places of interest. Jay (property manager) too is an amiable person and ever reachable.
It was a wonderful stay in Chimes and I have absolutely no qualms in recommending this place to others. We are also looking forward to staying in other Chimes properties both in Candolim and Siolim.