We visited Goa in First week of August 2013. First two nights , we stayed in south Goa at a plush Club Mahindra property (Emerald Palms) and then for the next two nights, we had booked VIllage Square in North Goa.
We booked this property because a) it got pretty good reviews and b) they were offering some serious discount (2 nights = Rs. 2,500(inclusive of taxes n breakfast for two people)..
Having experienced Club Mahindra, we knew that Orritel would not match up to it - we were mentally prepared for a mediocre experience.
But, little did we know what we were in for!!
Located in the middle of nowhere, this small property does not even have the goan feel to it. To start with - very few staff members were around when we arrived( @ 2 pm)..no one seems to be bothered with guests arriving...all grumpy staff...
however, we checked into our room..and again, sub-consciously we were comparing it with club mahindra..the rooms are true to the resort's name - THE VILLAGE...but the comfort level a resort should have - was missing big time for me and more so for my wife..
fed up of the room, we decided to venture out for sometime..the closest beach is vagator..
thankfully, we had a car to ourselves..otherwise, i dont know what we would do with couple of shady taxi drivers who wait outside the resort...
at vagator, we decided that enough is enough..and decided to quit orritel and head to some other property..Thankfully, we got a wonderful deal in The Park, Calangute..so we checked out from Orritel and ran to the Park! even when we were checking out - there were no staff in front office, some side staff was roaming around in shabby clothes and finally when someone came to attend to us - he looked like he was half drunk & had no clue as to what to do..
The Park was a welcome change, but that I would put that in the reviews for The Park and not here! :P
Having said all of the above, I still think that Orritel Village Square MIGHT suit (a)group of guys traveling together looking for not-so-expensive resort (b)couples on low budget..but that is just about it...
Otherwise, please stay away from this property..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orritel Village Square Resort is nestled in the middle of a pretty Goan village, Zorin, which portrays a quiet and truly rich Goan culture. Designed by renowned architect Dean D'Cruz, the hotel has an inviting blend of gardens, swimming pools and terraces. The resort and the rooms are carefully designed to radiate warmth, friendliness, security and luxury. The resort is just a brisk 10 minutes walk away from the river Chapora with its pretty fishing boats and bustling afternoon fish market. Vagator Beach is a little over 2Kms away and we offer a complimentary pick-up and drop every day. Wishing you a warm welcome and peaceful stay at the Village Square! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Village Square Anjuna, Goa