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Review of Neemrana's Cabana Dempo

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Neemrana's Cabana Dempo
Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Panjim
Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Like being at a friend's place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

When I arrived at the Cabana Dempo, I tried to convince myself that I had made the right choice. The little hotel is more isolated than I had thought and the beach did not seem to be the cleanest beach ever. When I left 48 hours later, I loved the place and had the impression of saying good bye to friends. Flora and everybody else there do a wonderful job. They make you forget you are renting a room there and give you the impression you're staying with friends.
I loved to go for long walks on the beach in the morning, you can walk for kilometres, collect shells, breathe. If you want to you can exercise in the garden and relax in the little pool afterwards, even late at night. Breakfast is very good, you will get an omelette, Indian bread, fresh fruit, homemade jam, cereals and so on. The dinner I ordered in one night from Mi Casa - actually I had wanted to go there, but got lost because the lights went out everywhere and I just tried to find my way back home to Cabana Dempo in the dark - was excellent. By the way, Cabana Dempo have their own generator.
During the day, Flora had arranged a driver for me so I visited all I wanted to see in the area. I had a wonderful time.
If you want to party, or walk out of the hotel and see shops, you should probably go somewhere else. It is very quiet and apart from going to the beach, you will need a car for everything else. If you are travelling on your own and want to stay longer, you might consider other options, too. But for me it was perfect and I think it might be great to go back with family or friends and maybe rent all of the three rooms they have.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sunstar1019
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

We are delighted to read about your experience at the property. It is heartening to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the services offered. Your appreciation about the warm hospitality has been conveyed to the team.

This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always rewarding when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Ahmedabad, India
Level Contributor
151 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

If you need a place to rest with your entire family this is it.The rooms are wonderful but no TV in the rooms.Star attraction is the pool with Jacuzzi.It is an ideal place to relax.The place serves you breakfast but there is no restaurant.Only three rooms are there so best if can occupy all three and have a private holiday.It is a bit difficult to find but then it is ok.The surroundings are typical of Goan villages.The sea is at the back and it is quite relaxing to sit in the garden by the sea.Except for the rooms all other areas are non ac.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jyotibhatta
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay at the property and were able to relax.

At Neemrana, common hospitality practices like televisions in rooms are avoided. This is part of our USP.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Unfortunately, we could only stay for one day, since the hotel was fully booked on other days but each and every minute stayed at the hotel was a wonderful experience. Away from the hustle bustle of Mumbai city and also away from Goa crowd, this hotel is situated a few kms away from Grand Hyatt in a village and on the Zuari river. The resort just has three very big rooms, hence if you are in a group and occupy all three rooms, the place can entirely be use. It has a swimming pool cum jaccuzi again over looking the zuari river. The ambience is really great, very quite and calm. As the sun goes down, you can hear the river water coming by the shore which gives an amazing and peaceful experience. The hotel has few board games too, so you can use those too, however it is best to take your own board games if the ones that they have do not match your choice ( ludo, LIFE, scramble, chess). The hotel doesnt have any resturant of its own, however there are two resturants from where you can get the food home delivered ( hotel folks do have the menu and can order on your behalf). There is no minibar so you need to get your own supplies which can be stored and cooled in the hotel ( they have a cooler). The staff is very helpful, courteous and down to earth. Flora ( mgr), Padmini & her husband has been of great help. The nearest beach to my knowledge is Calangute ( 17kms)

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank rajitdavidson
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

It is heartening to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and facilities offered.

Your appreciation about the warm hospitality has been conveyed to the team.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Bangalore, India
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We just came back from a few wonderful days at the Cabana. We stayed with our friends in all the 3 rooms available, so we were lucky to have the place for ourselves.
The Cabana is a great beach house, about 50 meters from a small and quite beach, it has a great pool that you can enjoy when you are tired of the beach ....
Everything is well maintained and the place looks so wonderful, great for both a romantic weekend for a couple or for a family - our kids just ran around the Cabana from the grass area - playing football to the pool and to the beach....they kept themselves busy....
Location wise it is about 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes to Panaji and it took us 1 hour to get to Arambol - one of the great beaches of the North part of Goa. But if you do not wish to travel it is also great to just spend your days at the Cabana.(lunch and dinner can be ordered in from out side)
I would really like to thank Padmini & Vincent who made us so comfortable and did everything they possibly could to answer every wish and request. In their kind character and calmness they made us fall in love with them,... my son who is six years old, said yesterday as we came back home to Bangalore that he misses them....
Another big thanks is to Flora and Dezmond that took the time to show us some antique shops that we wished to see....this was a part of their great hospitality.
I think that Goa is a wonderful place for a great beach vacation, and the Cabana Dempo is a great option for a place to stay. I really recommend that you try it out.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank TallyBY
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the property.

Your appreciation about the maintenance has been conveyed to the team. We have also conveyed your compliments about the warm hospitality to the team.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable stays !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Agra, India
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

True to my title, this house is right on the beach. it cant get better. Whats better?? A beach that is quiet and without the usual crowd. Located amidst a fishing village, this resort is perfect for couple or even a family that doesnt want to do the regulaer Goa vacation of partying.

We enjoyed eevry bit of our time here. The very hospitable Padmini who takes care of all the chores was very warm and friendly. I do agree with an earlier review about them being under staffed, but hey we were in no hurry for anything. It was vacation time after all!!

Food is not available presently but will be soon is what I was made to understand. But Padmini would take our order and order from a nearby restaurant with good food. Breakfast is in house. the menu can be worked on, it was very measely in its variety. Another drawback was that their generator was under repair so there is no back up power supply.

We went at the perfect time of the year, there was rain and sun so got the best of both. the rooms were cozy and overlooked the ocean. there are 3 rooms in all. So ideal for a family or friends who can take up the entire place.

We had left behind some of our belongings and Flora, the manager was very kind to come and drop it off the next day where we were staying.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank tigercouple2010
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 23 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

Your appreciation about the warm hospitality has been conveyed to the team. This is exactly what we strive to achieve and it is always heartening when someone at the receiving end can sense the effort and the love.

We have noted your observations and assure you that the necessary action has already been taken. It is our endeavour to improve our services and feedback such as yours helps us do so.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

My husband and I wanted to chase the monsoons this year, but we let it chase us to Cabana Dempo early July this year.
The property is a neat, small 3 bed place literally ON the beach (which meant we had the thunderous monsoons come right at us - loved it!). It has been only a couple of months since its been renovated and operated by the Neemrana folks, so its still quite new and shiney. Its not a 5 star property, so its a little rough on the edges, but that adds to the charm. Its extremely clean, has a decent bathroom and bed - what more do you want.
The location - one man's awesome is another man's boring. Cabana Dempo is in the midst (and I mean literally) of a fairly wealthy fishing village. The only other hotel is the new Hyatt and another beach resort, which are not technically on the same beach (about a km away). So the place has NONE of the tourist traps, and you really get a sense of what a true Goan hamlet is like. The flipside is that your only choice for meals in a very basic (but truly good) restaurant called Mi Casa (which is also a good 10 min walk away) or the Hyatt. Since Dempo House doesnt have a kitchen (breakfast is served, buts its your basic eggs and toast), this is your only option for meals - unless you want to take the half hour ride into Panaji or Dona Paula.
Last but not the least, the place is almost single handedly run by Padmini and Katherine who look after the house. Padmini who lives on the property (and her husband) went out of her way to make us comfortable - and event lent us their personal rainwear when we decided to head to Old Goa. The warmth and cheerfulness she displayed was quite something.
All in all - full marks (except the fact that they need good bath towels, and bath mats!)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank pillarai
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your warm and appreciative review about the Cabana Dempo holiday villa in Goa.

Your compliments about the maintenance and the warm hospitality have been conveyed to the team.

We have conveyed your observations to the purchase department and the necessary action has already been taken.

We thank you for your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in other seasons too.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

No airconditioning in the common areas, under staffed (only one person stays full time), limited food options (only breakfast, lunch and dinner from outside - food not great quality), too many flies and mosquitoes.

Room Tip: Understand Neemrana acquired the property only a few months ago - better wait for them to upgrade.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Hari G
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Cabana Dempo, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Dear Guest,

We are sorry to learn that you visit to Cabana Dempo did not work out as expected. We are writing to apologise and to offer an explanation.

Since there are only three rooms, the ‘Noble Home’ is sufficiently staffed to provide a discreet but personal service.

Please be assured that your observations have been noted and we shall be taking the requisite action at the earliest. It is our endeavour to constantly improve our services and feedback such as yours helps us to do so.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
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Property: Neemrana's Cabana Dempo
Address: H No. 522, Firguem Bhat, Palem, Siridao Beach | Mala Fontainhas, Panjim, Panjim 403001, India
Region: India > Goa > Panjim
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Panjim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Neemrana's Cabana Dempo 1*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Neemrana’s 'Noble Homes' believe that you don’t have to build one home each by a river, the sea, or in the mountains. You can just get the keys to stylish, running homes which you can step into and call your own. And it isn’t always easy to find such amazing locations as where these Noble Homes are located! Located at the mouth of the Zuari river in Siridao, Cabana Dempo is Neemrana's second Noble Home in Goa, and has the most ideal location, facing the sea. You can see the fishing boats and the fishermen’s shacks from the verandah in front of the three rooms and literally step down onto the sand beach! The rooms are well appointed with modern amenities and bathrooms. There is plenty of space to read in the lounges, the dining room, or outdoors in the verandah. You can also laze around or swim indoors in a covered pool. Cabana Dempo is owned by the Dempo family of Goa which is one of the oldest families of Goa. They were landlords and controlled the coconut trade from the 16th to the 19th Century. They also had large Cargo Sail Ships which sailed from Goa to the African Ports of Portuguese origin such as Mozambique and Angola in the Indian Ocean. The rooms have been named after three large ships that were owned by the Dempo family: Darya Daulat, Amizad and Pongai. ... more   less 
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