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Kismat Mahal
Ranked #32 of 113 Hotels in Calangute
Delhi
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4 reviews
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“Good Hotel”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

I was here with my friend on one of our first trips together. It was located a minute away from Calangute beach. The people are very friendly and helpful, and will give you any information or help you may need. It's a great place for a budget traveler.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

I was here with my husband on one of our first trips together. It was located a minute away from Calangute beach and that's what sealed the deal for us. It's a large home which has been partially converted into a bed and breakfast.
The people are very friendly and helpful, and will give you any information or help you may need on getting around goa and planning your trip. They also helped us rent a bike from someone they knew, who had it delivered to the doorstep.
There's nothing fancy about this place, and there's no room service.. but it's a great place for a budget traveler. You can just walk out of the back gate for an early morning or late night stroll on the Calangute beach.
There's also a nice little patio facing the garden which is a great place for to talk over a glass of wine late at night if you can't get any sleep.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Pros: Cheap hotel, spacious, clean to some extent but need some improvement,close to the beach, good service and courteous staff,
cons: dull lighting in bathroom and corridor. They have used night bulbs in corridor n bathroom. Not much variety of food but its ok as u normally roam througout the day and late night so doesnt affect much. Property's exterior and balcony needs to be repainted. chairs in balcony were dirty. Bathroom shower is a problem. there is no room service or intercom hence you need to go down every time, you want to have something. This hotel is recommended only for those who want to save money on long duration stay (4-5 days).Considering the tarrif(700 per day) the hotel is good enough.

Room Tip: AC Rooms were looking decent in terms of cleanliness.But you dont require AC in feb as it was cool e...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Very efficient collection from the airport by a cab. Late check in with staff. Booked single room with A/C. Got a generous upgrade with en suite.

Room was fairly big, everything worked when the power was available. Common problem in India generally with frequent power cuts. The room was reasonably clean fresh towels daily. The electric wiring was a concern, see photos. Taking a shower with a live three pin power socket above your head is a little concerning.

The location is good although a bit tucked away in a back road, the beach and main road are only a few minutes walk.

The quality of sleep depended on the reliance of fellow guest not being noisy. Unfortunately most of the guest were young indians who appeared to be sharing 4/ 6 to a double room. (if the numbers of pairs of shoes left outside each room is a fair guide) On more than one occasion I had to speak to a crowd of them talking and laughing very loudly on the bottom floor open stair well. Their noise echoed throughout the hotel. After two attempts at two in the morning I wasn't best pleased.
The same thing happened a couple of nights later and after the proprietor (Frazer) had put a notice up requesting guest to consider others.

Frazer appeared to have an arms length style of management as I only spotted him once in the 7 days I stayed there. He needs to be more attentive to what is going on in his hotel.

I moved to another place after my stay and found better accommodation at slightly less money. I would suggest this hotel is more suited to the Indian clientele as they appear to cater more to them.

I wouldn't rush to stay here again.

Room Tip: Bring ear plugs and hope fellow guest are respectful of other staying.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2012

we got room in abt Rs. 750 and paid 50% advance- as shown in pic its basic room with 1 chair, 1 table, 1 stool and bed and attached toilet bath
has good tie ups with economical WaterSports at 7 mins walk Calangute beach and bike ppl who gives 4 rides in rs. 600 per head- Bumper, banana, parasailing, Jet Ski
Activa u can get between Rs. 200-250 in off season Feb and Bike in Rs. 300-350
only issue can b hot water - which comes some times and some times not but if u request Mr. Innocent - he wud provide 1/4th bucket such warm water tht wud b sufficient for full bath
We had taken room on 1st floor and they dont have any phone or bell so every work u hav to go downstairs
good ppl- frezar and Innocent and good service

keep it up

Room Tip: take room on 1st floor which has good balcony and TV
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2012

I stayed at this hotel just for one night. I was to stay in Goa for two nights but they were full for the next day. However, the owner helped me getting another accommodation using his contacts in Goa and made sure that I get a room for the next day. This was really kind of them as it was the first week of January and almost every place was occupied to the fullest.
Basic clean rooms. The air conditioner made a lot of noise and kept me up all night. It needs fixing. Decent breakfast. Best part of the hotel was it was literally 3 minutes walk from the beach. Would definitely visit again. Staff was very friendly.

Room Tip: Make sure that the Aircons are not too noisy before taking the rooms
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

I travelled to goa during 2nd week of december.And we stayed in kismat mahal.We reached the hotel by 3a.m. earlier morning,but still the welcoming was very good in the hotel.The best part in kismat mahal is it 5mins walk to Calangute main beach.The rooms was really good and well maintained, there was not much distrubance by the hotel members.I will always recommend to all of my friends.For the bugeted trip i perer this hotel will be appt for all couples. :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Kismat Mahal
Address: E-1/221,Gauravaddo | Near St. Anthony Chapel Bus St, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Kismat Mahal Hotel Calangute
Kismat Mahal Goa/Calangute

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