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“an unforgettable stay...” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dona Julia
Ranked #11 of 202 Calangute B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ambala, India
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“an unforgettable stay...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

a little late for the review, me and my husband stayed here in november 2010. we booked through their website after reading gud reviews on tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed! its a small resort, just 3 minutes away from the beach, n everything is nearby and easily accessible. we booked an ac standard, the room was spacious n tidy,bathroom was clean, although a little small.the staff was very friendly, esp lucinda and kishore. we were always welcomed there with smiles and helped in whichever way possible.overall a heartwarming experience.. looking forward to another stay in november this year, with my whole family!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DrSonal
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

The rooms are OK if you are lucky enough to get a pool facing one. But the services all together could have been better.Location wise its at a pretty good location.

In all if you are looking out for a budget stay its a good option.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KumarDevashish
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Lloydsouza, Owner at Dona Julia, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Dear Guest, we would like to thank you for choosing Dona Julia & staying with us. we are glad you liked our budget property. we try our very best to make your stay very comfortable. we have two categories of rooms (pool view and garden view). the view does not really affect the type of room. in fact the deluxe rooms (my best rooms) have garden view and not pool view.
we take a lot of effort to ensure good service at Dona Julia. I would like to hear from you if you had any concerns about the same. kindly mail me at lloyd@donajulia.in as this would really benefit us and help us improve. we look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Gurgaon
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108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

A value for money option, you can say this is god to stay hotel but dnt have very high hopes. Staff is very suppportive and helpful. Hotel is located in main area and market is close. Restorent inside resort is expensive howebeer they have a small but god swiming pool:-)

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank apande28
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

Dona julia is a very nice resort, a very well maintained one.The rooms are clean and tidy.It is located in a very calm location away from the hustle bustle of the city.
Pros:
Swimming pool
Cleanliness
Good maintenance
Good location
Good view from the room

Cons:
The blankets were not so clean.Should take measures on that.
Soap and Toilet paper stand to be fit in the toilets
The flush also wasnt working properly

But neverthless had a wonderful experience for the moderate budget.Would def visit next time.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mixx89
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Doña Julia for 4 days and the entire family liked it. Good swimming pool, excellent hospitality, good travel arrangements be it the bikes on hire or a taxi for local site seeing. Very reasonably priced and absolutely a stone's throw from the quieter side of Calangute beach. Simply put its a good resort to stay in for either friends or family. The food choice may have been limited and slightly over priced but the service at the resaurant or room service made up for this. One could spend virtually the whole day in the pool and yet not feel jaded due to the shade from the surrounding coconut trees. Keep it up and hope the new restaurant expansion draws more guests from far and near. Cheers!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WDL_Travelguru
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

We have stayed here many times. Great value . The rooms upstairs facing the pool and garden are great for light and sunshine.All rooms are a good size. The newer rooms at the back of the hotel are larger but do not have views over the pool.
It is close to beach, shops and restaurants.It is a family owned hotel mother and son.Helen and Lloyd who are pleasant and available if you have any queries.
The staff do their job with a smile and are very helpful.
Very reasonable prices and good value for money.

Room Tip: Personally I prefer the upstairs rooms with a view of garden and pool.There are three buildings. Two...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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1 Thank Glamourous056
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Positives -
Close to the beach
Clean rooms and bathrooms
Electrical appliances work fine - did not have any problems with the AC or refrigerator
Clean swimming pool

Negatives -
Room Service - Takes a hell lot of time. Looks like the place is understaffed.
Restaurant - Food is not good and quite expensive given the quality.
Not all rooms have a poolside view. For example, in room number 12, the balcony overlooks what looks something like a garbage dumping area.

Overall Verdict -
Good budget accommodation. When you consider the money you are paying for this one, you should be a satisfied guest.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chirantan_13
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Additional Information about Dona Julia

Property: Dona Julia
Address: Gaura Waddo Holiday Street | Gauravaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Dona Julia 1*
Number of rooms: 26
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 
Also Known As:
Dona Julia Hotel Calangute
Dona Julia Goa/Calangute

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