We have been to the DSM for the last 11 years and still it is the best holiday home in South Goa, especially if you like a home from home.
Serafino and Puri will takecare of you and are always on hand to help you, they also do so much to help the local village and community and deserve praise for this. The local area is a dream for bird watchers, local wildlife and flora and forna.
The hotel is in such a beautiful surrounding and Serafino has done so much to ensure this, by planting lovely shrubs and flowers in and around the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable, Patrick, who does the laundry is a GEM, and the bar and restaurant staff are helpful and so friendly, the housekeeping staff greet you each morning with a big smile and are so trustworthy and friendly.
The food is more than adequate and you never need to go hungry. If you want to get out and about see Joe Fernandez for his scooter hire. The restaurants in Cavelossim are many and varied, all good, especially Bettys Kitchen and The Rice Bowl, the restaurants in the lovely local village of Zalor, 10minuites walk frrom the hotel are authentic and welcoming and extremely cheap, especially Casmys.
If you hire a scooter from Joe go accross the River Sal and see the fishing villages and
small local markets, especially the one at Asolna.
Changing money can be a bit hit and miss, we always use Jai opposite the Hatti Mahal in Cavalossim and he gives a really good deal. Should you need a chemist when you are on your holiday DeMelos in Cavelossim is very good.
Calhoo has a small shop within the hotel grounds and he is very quiet and shy but is helpful and has some lovely clothes, gifts and jewels, he even is going to sell marmite in 2012.!!!! Sometimes the hotel has quiz nights that raises money for the local community and Nora and Jeff make this a really good night, especially if you are partial to Honey Bee Brandy!!!!. Once tried never forgotten!!
Give Goa a go but give the Dona Sa Maria a go because it is the most laid back happy place but no frills hope to see you February 22 to 14 March 2012, cant wait!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Dona Sa Maria Hotel Cavelossim
- Dona Sa Maria Salcette
- Dona Sa Maria Hotel Salcette
- Dona Sa Maria Goa/Cavelossim