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Nelmar Nest Guest House
Calangute Beach, Near Calangute Dominos Pizza, Calangute 403516, India   |  
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Ranked #2 of 140 Calangute B&B and Inns
Camino, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“GREAT NELMARNEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stayed in Nelmarnest two solid months - nice accomodation, nice people, nice staying - Edwin and his family are taking good care of their guests - the resort is in very good position both as far as the markets and the beaches are concerned - it is not even necessary to rent a motor bike - you can do the whole thing on foot - I will certainly come back to Nelmarnest.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you Vittorio for your short & sweet review. It is always a pleasure in taking good care of our guests. Yes, everything is close by that there is no need of rent a bike. It feels nice to see so much active gentleman walking all the places around and taking good care of your body fitness. Not to forget your room was always kept neat and clean. There was always a lovely fragrance when I walked in. Everything was well schedule/plan vacation.
I also thank you for recommending Nelmar Nest to the new guests you sent last season.
Looking forward to see you back for the coming season in Calangute at Nelmar Nest Guest House.
Wish you good health & wealth :)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Nelmar Nest is a nice, modest guest house located in a peaceful but center area in Calangute. Service is good, rooms are clean and in good condition. The price is also reasonable during the high season. The owner is friendly and ready to help u if needed. They have different services to buy as laundry. If u are interested in yoga Cyril´s yoga center is next to it!
I wud recommend Nelmar Nest to also to small families.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you Saija for your kind words and detailed review. I try my best to reduce the prices in the best way I can and have also further reduced by giving special offer for March/April 2013 on my website for which I am receiving tremendous response for bookings in Nelmar Nest Guest House. Helping every guest makes me feel happy to see their smiling happy faces. Laundry/bikes on rent/Goa tours/tickets booking can also be done, which makes the guest relax in Nelmar Nest and leave all on my shoulders. The close by Yoga/massage center is an advantage for my guests to go every morning for Yoga in just 1 minute walking distance.
Thank you once again Saija for recommending Nelmar Nest Guest House and looking forward to see you once again.
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pune
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Hi guys, this is vamsi . i have been gone to goa for first time. It was awesome trip i everhad in my life .i stayed Nelmar guest house for 3 days and 2 nights. The guest house was near to bay and calangute.. beach.. so we can have good time over there.. by residing at this place .. this place is so pleasant and peace fully .no disturbance at all.Rates n Hospitality is also good. This guest house is nice.Every room comes with a modern clean bathrooms with 24 hour hot water available.And futurei will definitely come to this guest house .and I would definitely recommend for friends .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thanks Vamsi for taking time in writing detailed Review on Nelmar Nest Guest House. Also thanks to your five other friends who stays together with you same time and it was lovely having you all.
It’s a great pleasure to see my guests having awesome time in Nelmar Nest Guest House and at the same time enjoying the Calangute Beach which is just minutes away walk able distance. When you spend lot of time on the beach, you get a clean bath, a clean bed and a deep peaceful sleep which is most important for my guest’s healthy stay. The reason for no disturbance, pollution is that Nelmar Nest is minutes walk away from the busy main road and set in the green garden with small different plants & big coconut/jackfruit/guava/mango and many more trees around to give fresh air for healthy breathing(Specially for sensitive allergic guests). Not only the beach is closer but also the Fresh Seafood Calangute Market, Calangute Post office, Banks, Thomas Cook/Western Union Money Exchange, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Calangute Shopping Mall, Yoga/Massage Centre, Neomes Ladies Beauty Salon/Spa & Calangute Saint Alex Church also variety restaurants serving mouthwatering Veg/Non Veg specialties & goan specialty at Souza Lobo or Britto’s restaurant… you name it and it’s there for you, which makes Nelmar Nest an unique centrally located place.
My heart feels nice to see my guests that they are looking forward to stay again in Nelmar Nest Guest House for their future stay.
Big Big hugs to you Vamsi for recommending your friends, for which Nelmar Nest guest house is achieving high publicity thru WORD OF MOUTH. God Bless !!!
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pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We enjoyed the facilities. Nelmar nest is an excellent place to stay in calangute. the rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean. It has reasonable rates, and is well located within a few minutes walk to the Beach and several gourmet restaurants.

Room Tip: Rooms are good. And its near to all beaches.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your short and sweet review.
You have mentioned the most KEY GOOD POINTS of Nelmar Nest Guest House in simple words. Indeed you are right and for these points, Nelmar Nest is becoming more and more attractive to guests around the world, in which the number of guests have increased.
Thank you for staying in Nelmar Nest Guest House and looking forward to see you & your friends soon :)
Take Care & Be Safe !
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Lovely place to stay n beaches are at walkable distance. restaurants n shopping place were also avail. Rates n Hospitality is also good. Edwin Nelson was helpful, Generosity n cooperative. but drinks n water were way costly. overall I loved it ..

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
It was lovely having you all 10 friends for the stay in Nelmar Nest Guest House. The photos clicked at your trip to Calangute, Nelmar Nest Guest House in the Garden Surrounding, Beaches, Ford Aguada are AweSome.... in Facebook album. Drinks prices are kept reasonable now. Also the liquor prices are kept rock bottom prices… Thank you for your generous words to myself and my Dad Nelson. It’s our pleasure to help our guests in whatever way we can. Thank you Kiran and friends for staying with us. Look forward to having you in Nelmar Nest Guest House soon again.
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Calangute
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Nelmar Nest is an excellent place to stay in Calangute. It has friendly, genial proprietors, who are always available to sort out any problems, you might encounter. It has reasonable rates, and is well located within a few minutes walk to the Beach and several gourmet restaurants. I have been staying here for the last six seasons and very pleased with the service provided by it's staff, the room and cleaniness. Every room and suite comes with a modern clean bathrooms with 24 hour hot water available. I would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: Rooms in the middle of the verandah are quiter.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thanks Mr.Rick for your sweet review.
It is really a pleasure to have you in Nelmar Nest Guest House for the past 6 seasons and looking forward for the upcoming seasons too. You are always a nice/quiet and jolly person who loves recommending true good word to new guests of Nelmar Nest Guest House. Your simple friendly talks to our guests make Nelmar Nest Guest House as one family. I and my family will always remember you and wish you good health with happy life.
God Bless You & Your Fly !
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The rooms and bathroom are decently clean however owner everyday put some new unexpected rule on you. In our group one of our friend checked in around 7 AM and he charged full amount of previous day that too for the room that we all were sharing.

Things to remember/Cons:

-Make sure you count all the water bottles and beer/wine bottles provided by him else he would charge you for what you have not consumed.
-You need to check out at sharp 10:30 else he would charge you for the full day even for 10 mins delay.
-Make sure you check geyser before checking in, it doesnt work most of the time and whenever you notice that its not working inform him that time only to avoid paying extra charges.
-The owner Edwin ask all the rent in advance for entire stay.
-sometimes very unprofessional behaviour by imposing vague rules.

Pros:

-Decently clean rooms and bathroom.
-He would arrange vehicle/car.
-He would guide for some places.
-He would let you place your luguagge in his balcony if you are leaving the Goa in evening and dont want to pay for that day rent. You can check out at 10:30 and place your lugugae in his balcony and come back in evening to collect it.

Overall Experience:

He might bring one or other thigs/issue to earn extra money or might impose penatly/fine on you. If you are firm and consious from begining you can avoid such things Otherwise overall experience was fine.

Room Tip: Negotiate him hard as he doesnt have any fix rate for any rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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dsouzaedwin, Owner at Nelmar Nest Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Nelmar Nest checkin time is 11:30am & checkout time is 10:30am.
I gave this guest more than half hour as he requested me for 1 hour to checkout after 10:30am and started arguing.

I requested his friend to pay extra as he entered without registering the Guests Register and they lied saying his friend came at 8:00am, when I saw on CCTV footage time showing was 7:am. As they started arguing, I did not charge his friend, which he don't know. Even he & his wife came early at 7:00am and stayed free of cost before check in time 11:30am.

It's true that I take full cash in advance & that too recently I started as some guests leave the place without paying and that too after 3 days checkout night. Due to this, I have started taking full cash in advance for my security & for the guest security for reserving their stay.

I had counted the beer bottles correctly before handing over the key, but this guest lied saying there were 8 bottles instead of 9. I did not charge him for it. Hence forth I count the bottles in front of the guests to avoid confusions like this.

As electronic appliances (water heater) can fail anytime, my mobile number is in every room to contact me anytime day/night. But this guest argued with me at the time of checkout saying your water heater is not working. I told him that he should have informed me earlier & I could have repaired.

Even after above arguments I did not say NO to keep his baggage till 5pm as per his request, but later he extended till 7:00pm & requested to use washroom with a nice polite requests.

I try to give my best tariff to everyone, but as some guests like to bargain, I do try to make further discount to make my guests happy.

As my father was running Nelmar Nest earlier & now this is my second year running. It's a good experience from difference people & places of good & bad.

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. 2012An0nym0us2012 (Bangalore) for your review.
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Address: Calangute Beach, Near Calangute Dominos Pizza, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Calangute
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nelmar Nest Guest House is a comfortable homely stay with Studio Rooms, 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. Centrally located and closer to Calangute Beach. It features amongst finest peaceful/quiet very serene, surrounded garden by different plants/coconut trees, clean surrounding, away from the road pollution/noise, safe. Looking forward in welcoming you in Nelmar Nest. ... more   less 
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