We have stayed at this hotel for years - first came in Feb 98 - and we have stayed in other places in Goa, but we always prefer this hotel as first choice. I cannot agree with some of the reviews, this is a 2* hotel and has been voted the best 2* hotel in the whole of India - not just Goa. If you want a higher class * rating, then book into that class of hotel.
There is a lot of repeat bookings and long stays - why is that? The setting is peaceful, the staff are friendly and accommodating, the rooms are clean. Chillax, India - and especially Goa - is go with the flow. The breakfast is simple - varying daily, but normally including: Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice, Cereals, Porridge, Eggs - fried, poached, scrambled, boiled, variety of omelettes - Beans, Tomatoes, Toast - White, Brown, Rye, and the local "Unod" bread, and not forgetting the Indian style breakfasts - Idli, Bhatore, Dosa, Samber, Chole and many more - which as a change, were delicious - help yourself. Fresh fruit is available, for which there is an extra charge normally Rs150/£1:50. - we once stayed in a hotel in Greece and only got Boiled Eggs and Olives for breakfast.
We are in our early fifties and most of the people that we were talking to, and socialising with, were younger than us - some in their twenties. Perhaps we are just happy to talk to almost anybody, we even spoke to some of the Russians - who, by majority where from the Ukraine, break the ice and talk to people, you go to a foreign country and at some point you will have to talk to the locals, why not talk to tourists from other countries as well. Your efforts will be rewarded - in our case with an invite to the Ukraine.
This hotel is an acceptable place to base yourself in Goa - and we, most certainly, will be staying here again, in the future.
The Marinha Dourada is a nice place to stay
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