I was searching for a nice place to stay anywhere at calangute on tripadvisor. There were few hundreds of options. I then found Dona Julia, read all the guest reviews. Most of them were positive and a few negative once too. The thing which highly impressed me was Mr Lloyd (the owner) was reply to all the negative reviews. Also most of the negative reviews were so childish and you could not have blamed the resort management for those. People wrote about Mongoose, cockroaches, mosquitoes and electricity.
I decided to give it a try, Tough I had to stay for 5 days, I booked the room just for two days. I checked in on 26th June 2012, rooms were unexpectedly large with a tv, refrigerator, dressing table, a cupboard etc etc. Window had mosquito nets and also a mosquito repellent was provided. Bathroom too was large and was very very clean.
Kishore the manager arranged me a bike, he too was very friendly and helpful.
Swimming pool was cleaned every.
Food was quite Ok. Not that great to be frank.
Allover this is the place to stay, I will recommend my friends and would like to stay here anytime when I return :)
Thanks to Mr Lloyd for all his kind help on the emails as well.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 minute walk to the beach - swimming pool (please carry appropriate swimwear) -Garden bar serving your desired beverages - bed & breakfast service available - self-contained rooms (attached bath & balcony) - air conditioned & non-air conditioned rooms - refrigerator, TV & intercom phone in all rooms - mini pantry facility in deluxe rooms - 24 hour hot / cold water - situated in lush green surroundings - parking facility - laundry service - doctor on call ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dona Julia Hotel Calangute
- Dona Julia Goa/Calangute