We have visited Goa 7 times previously, but had never stayed in Basic accommodation.
And, basic it certainly was. We were shown to our rooms on arrival and wondered what we'd booked. The bathroom was overlooked by the room next door, so we had to improvise and make a make shift curtain to cover the grill in the bathroom window. The hot & cold water worked most of the time. We asked for a fridge in the room, and were charged the equivalent of £2 per night for this. The fridge was a right rusty monster of a thing. The room was kept clean by the room boy and towels and bedding changed frequently. The window had gaps round it which let the mosquitos in.
We only ate breakfast at the guesthouse twice, as the service was very slow, even for just toast and coffee.
Our first night there - we decided on an early night as we were absolutly shattered from the travelling. There to greet us on our return was Maria, in a see through pink nightie and what looked like a cow pat on her head. At various times during our stay we went into the safety deposit room, only to find Maria there having a siesta or chanting. The view from our balcony was nice though and quiet. The swimming pool we used belonged to the hotel and was just up the lane. At the time we used it, it was clean and very refreshing after we'd had a day on the beach. I didn't see any frogs in the pool or any rats in the grounds. On the whole we had a good holiday and certainly got what we paid for. I would recommend the guesthouse to people, but only on the understanding that it is very, very basic accommodation.
- Also Known As:
- Ave Maria 1 Guesthouse Goa/Candolim
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ave Maria Beach Resort is a beautiful resort in North Goa, situated on the Candolim Beach. The resort is set in a rectangular landscaping, with rooms on either side some overlooking the swimming pool. We are close to the main road, market and shopping centers. It’s just about 3 to 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Candolim Beach bustling with shacks and various water sports activities to keep your adrenaline pumping. Ave Maria Beach Resort, Goa offers neat and clean rooms with soothing interior. The property consists of total 32 rooms, categorized into 6 Standard Non AC Rooms, 20 Deluxe Rooms and 6 Grand Suites are all air-conditioned. Guest can choose to relax by the pool and enjoy refreshments from the poolside bar, for dining, you have the option of an indoor restaurant or the garden restaurant. ... more less