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“A perfect home away from home”

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Marbella Guesthouse
Ranked #6 of 85 Candolim B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“A perfect home away from home”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Apart from the innumerable geckos (i am petrified of them and one didnt let me sleep as it made too much noise), my stay here was perfect. The house in itself is beautiful and i am sucker for old portugese homes and heritage buildings be it anywhere. I stayed in the Rajasthani Suite last weekend and the rooms are clean and well maintained just like a 5 star hotel room, you dont get toiletries except soap, which is just fine by me. The staff running the place are well behaved and so cordial and humble and they take care of you in every way. They have quite a menu and the food is all home cooked, so its healthy and you would want to indulge. Its in a forest environment so no traffic noices, just the sounds of nature.
You can take the back gate from the backyard and trek up to the mountain that takes you to the beach and gives you a breathtaking view of the sea. I am definitely going back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 September 2016
Thanks for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with us.
We now have shampoos, conditioners, soap toilet rolls and hairdryer is available on request too. Hope you visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The drive-in to Marbella guesthouse is picture perfect. A quaint surrounding a midst nature gives you a feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere. A perfect getaway for anyone who is looking at Goa for their next holiday.Great Food and excellent staff!

Room Tip: We stayed at the Bougainvillea suite, its great if 4 people are going!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 25 September 2016
Thanks for your review. I like to think its a good holiday place, for people who love nature as you stated, in the middle of nowhere. Actually its the last house at the top of the lane that gives you that feeling. Looking forward to seeing you next time.
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We spent three nights at this wonderful restored house and experienced good service, friendly staff and tasteful food. The room was very clean and our only suggestion for improvement would be to instal one or two hammocks in the wonderful courtyard.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 25 September 2016
Thank you for your positive review. I will put up your hammocks at your request, but you must come back to try them out. Looking forward to your return.
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed as a family of 2 adults and 2 children for 2 weeks in the Rajastani suite this April. I went on the positive reviews in the lonely planet guide and trip advisor- and so glad I did. Marbella is a lovely picturesque, quiet, relaxed place to stay- friendly and great location for siquerim beach. The staff are very friendly, helpful and the food was great- my children loved the garden area. The Rajastani suite was wonderful- beautifully decorated in old indian style with private terrace, the room was very big and easily accommodated the 4 of us. Very good value especially as the room rate Is half price by Easter- low season. The guest house is well situated for fort Aguada road where all the main restaurants, facilities are and the quieter end of south candolim beach( sequerim beach. )
Overall if you are looking for a family friendly guest house near the beach and local amenities, and away from the hustle and bustle in other parts of north goa ( such as north candolim, Baga, Arjuna,then marbella is a great place to stay- we will go back there on our next visit!!!! Highly recommended.
Charnjit Chahal-Hertfordshire, UK

Room Tip: The Rajastani suite is very good- very large room with beautiful sunken bath and private garden terr...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 25 September 2016
Thanks for your review. So happy to hear that you and your family, enjoyed your time with us. You are most welcome!
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The guest house was pretty decent , neat and clean. Food was freshly cooked and very tasty.
It was very peaceful and relaxing. I felt the bed quality should have been better. Some of the staff were bit rude at one point of time when we asked to speed up the cooking as some of us had to leave for the airport. We were total 9 people and had booked one pent house (in which ac was not working but good part was we were compensated for that), one garden view and bognen room. Room service was very good.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
I apologize for Raymond, of reservations, for not clarifying that the penthouse suite has air conditioning only in the bedroom, so the lounge divans had to be squeezed into it to accommodate everybody. I’m sure it was not too comfortable, especially when the ac stopped working in the middle of the night, even though we had just installed all new Daikin ac’s last year.
I am also sorry that the kitchen staff appeared to be a bit rude after telling them to speed up the cooking. But as we cook everything fresh, it does take a certain amount of time to prepare.
I do kindly request future guests to please announce in advance when orders need to be expedited, especially when they have to get to the airport fast. We could then suggest items that can be prepared faster.

Dian Singh Rarewala (Proprietor)
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I was impressed looking at the website and booked the hotel. It was supposed to be an old Portuguese mansion - far from it. It is nice though but not Portuguese or a mansion for that matter.

I arrive at night and grumpy fellow (Krishna) doesn't even offer to help with heavy luggage I arrived with - he was kind of drunk standing there like an old fellow wondering at what's going on. I had to haul the stuff up all on my own. I don't call it a friendly approach, leave alone calling it a service. Now, the bed was a deep disappointment - cane furniture for a bed is as worse as it gets.

The place is kept spic and span no doubt - there is no need to ask to clean the room. House keeping is proactive. Raymond is friendly and helpful but not all the staff are. Some of them behave as if they are avoiding customers or guests.

I could have chosen a hotel at a better spot - Sinquerime is not a convenient place if you want to visit other north Goa beaches.

Room Tip: Never go for Bougainville rooms (there are two of them) - if that's what they offer, just pass i...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
I was a bit surprised about this negative review and questioned my staff about it. Krishna, our night watchman, who has never been found drinking on duty, assured me that he greeted this guest with the usual courtesy, but he did have to request him to move his car, as it was blocking the parking area. On the two following nights the guest in the neighboring room was complaining about the loud TV , and Krishna had to ask him repeatedly to keep it down. This apparently didn’t go down too well.

I believe this review was written out of spite, and not to inform the public objectively. And if he had such an issue with the cane beds in the bougainvillea rooms, a closer look at our website would have clarified the situation.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Marbella guest house stands tall in a quiet residential alley in the lane next to Taj Vivanta (Fort aguada). It is a huge bungalow with spacious rooms and a common dining room/restaurant with an adjoining kitchen. What's interesting about Marbella guest house is the humble staff and the wonderful service. Despite the fact that it doesn't have any fancy facilities like a pool or any sports activities yet it feels like you are visiting someone's home and being taken care of like Royalty! Love love their warmth and their delicious home cooked food. It's in the vicinity of the sinquerim beach and one can take walks on the beach and enjoy a good meal at any of the restaurants. It's a good value for money for small groups or couples.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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susansinghrarewala, Owner at Marbella Guesthouse, responded to this review, 25 September 2016
Thank you very much Sir, for your review. You are always welcome to come back to marbella next time, to enjoy the house once more. The staff are ready to serve you your favourite dishes. Please bring all your friends and family.
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Property: Marbella Guesthouse
Address: Sinquerim-Candolim, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
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Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Candolim
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Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #6 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Candolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Marbella Guesthouse Hotel Candolim
Marbella Guesthouse Goa/Candolim

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