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Castellos Tourist Nest
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Benaulim
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“WORSE THAN TERRIBLE”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

After booking two seaside rooms the owner tried to move us to the most dreadful room in the town. He wanted four of us to share one room (after we booked 2) with 2 mattresses on the floor that had come from outside. We refused and said we wanted to stay where we had booked. He took us back and again tried to make us share one room with 2 mattresses on the floor one of which he said we had top take off the beach every night and put it back every morning! After speaking to guests currently there we found out it had happened to them too. We insisted on the rooms we had booked, and he screamed at us and locked us out of the room. Most awful person and horrible, horrible experience. DO NOT STAY HERE!

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Basic beach huts right on the beach. Spotlessly clean with Mosquito nets, washing lines, plenty of water and a table and chair for inside or out.
Despite only paying 400 Rupees for the room, we even got a free pick up from the train station at 8pm saving us 200 rupees.
The staff were very friendly and the restaurant right outside the huts does good food.
We liked it so much we went decided to return for Christmas.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2011

We booked this place through Hostel World,it had actually had a really terrible review (which has now been removed,too much swearing in it)but out of desperation and possibly morbid curiousity we booked it. Idiots!
We turned up at the beach shacks instead of the guest house,the owner met us and tried to palm us off with one of his tin shacks for the same price as a room.He was rude,abrupt and really unhelpful,we were having a really stressful day and he was no help at all.
We decided against the huts and made our own way up to the hotel.
From the outside it looked like we had arrived at the house in the Texas chainsaw massacre. The rooms were bearly clean,dingy and depressing. I have never complained in a hotel/restaurant etc in my life but I just had to say something to the owner about his complete lack of help and his rudeness. He went nuts at us!!Screaming and shouting,he lost it. He is the most unpleasant man we have come across in India. He ended up telling us to get lost and stormed off. Don't stay here!
By the way,if you are reading this Mr Castillo or "Tanya from london",you should be a little more subtle when writing your own reviews on trip advisor.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2010

The write up for this hostel/guesthouse was extensive and promised much ... and it could have potential, with a lick of paint and a bit of a clean ... he could be on to something!! However ... Castello clearly is not enjoying his work within the tourist industry ... and indeed does not appear to like having guests at all!! We were treated to a succession of rants about his past and present guests and the "dirty" money that is presently in Goa and now heads to Gokarna. He questioned why people stay just for Xmas and New Year? ... however Benaulim would seem to be a long stay destination ... if you get it right ofcourse!!
We did not expect a high standard room ... but service with a genuine smile,kind heart and lack of resentment goes a long way regards positive word of mouth!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Castellos Tourist Nest
Address: Benauiim Magir Vaddo, Benaulim 403716, India
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Salcette > Benaulim
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Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Benaulim
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Number of rooms: 9
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