19th December 2008 - 3rd December 09
30min walk to baga beach - nice walk. 100rupees (£1.20) taxi to baga beach or better still hire a scooter like we did for 200 rupees a day! The hotel is near a few good restaurants, Alfresco is the best one! Try the crab and cord cakes to start with then the bengaly mustard prawns!!
Basic but we knew that before we booked! Staff really friendy espcially Captain, Ray, Bidopt and Pronob!
Beds were as hard as concrete and the pillows too but i slept no prob after i got a soft pillow :) Room was basic, 2 single beds, 2 ceiling fans, small wardrobe, fridge and table.We were half board and although the breakfast was only tea/coffee and toast - it was fine. We ate here a few times and were really surprised at how tastey the food was! Try the specials (they never change) Golden fry prawns and Crispy chicken :)
Christmas dinner was a buffet, nothing to write home about but did the soaking up of the alcohol!
New years Buffet was much better and the entertainment with the dancers and hours of fireworks (bangers!) was excellent!
Best beach shack by far was BISTRO located at the end of baga beach a near brittos. Lovely staff, food and dogs!
Weather was excellent! I tanned better than i ever have! 30 degrees plus!
Dress code was casual! Being a women i took way to many clothes and flat shoes! In the end i wore the same sandles during the day for 2 weeks and a different pair for at night!
I highly recommend people to come to this hotel around the december xmas time if you are up for a laugh with people aged 20-60. We met lovely people and we will all be heading back to the ABALONE to meet up next Xmas.
Any questions just give me a shout :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABALONE RESORT ! Comfortably & friendly. it is located at – Baga - Arpora, a mere walking distance from world famous Baga Beach. All rooms have balconies, some are pool view.There are many great attractions, including the Baga beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Saturday Night market & the Famous Discotheques nearby.ABALONE RESORT emphasizes on cleanliness and personalized service making the Resort a "Value for Money" proposition and our guests stay a memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abalone Resort Goa/Arpora