OK where to start.
We have been to Goa on about 7 occasions in the past and have always stayed in 3 & 4 star accommodation.
This time decided to try something more basic! Well how wrong could we have been, yes the Hotel is not 3 or 4 star but the treatment we received was 5 star.
Doris, Hamilton and Edwin and the rest of the family welcomed us as if we were old friends. Hotel was kept spotless by the staff Rocky, Sameer and Kali and breakfast was served every morning by the ever smiling Sheila.
At home we start everyday with a cup of masala tea (Chai) and although not on the breakfast menu when we asked Doris if she could do this for us she duly obliged and kept us going for our 10 days with at least 3 pots a day starting with the first one delivered to our room at 8.00am every day.
We had a room at the back with a balcony overlooking the garden and spent many happy hours sitting watching the birds and small squirrels in the coconut trees which surrounded us and on occasions the mongoose in the garden.
Hotel is in a good position in Benualim close to the crossroads and about 20 minutes walk to the beach or a 50 rupee ride in a tuk tuk.
We found the rooms to be of a good size and there was enough space to store all our clothes. En suite was more than adequate with a constant supply of hot water.
On the day we left Doris & Hamilton came to see us in our room to give us a present! Doris had spent the last 3 days crocheting 2 coasters for us to have our Masala tea on when we got home so as to remember them. This was not necessary as we will never forget our time at the Failaka and will definitely return in the future.
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