this is our second visit to india and the osbornes. We stayed in the middle complex and had a large joined room which accomodated my husband and I, our children aged 11 and 4months and my husbands parents.
When we arrived there was some confusion as the travel agent had not organised a cot and the hotel did not possess one. the next day, however, the hotel went out and purchased a cot especially. How good is that?
The food is amazing and they bent over backwards for us providing boiling water numerous times a day (free of charge) to clean and fill the baby's bottles. They were also amazingly attentive to my neice and her husband who were in calangute at the same time but staying in a different hotel - even letting them use the facilities and run a bar tab! We stayed for a couple of the entertainment evenings and had a great time - there was an incident when there was a small fire in one of the rooms (as a resident had left a kettle on) and a waiter went up, extinguished it and rushed out onto the balcony to take the cheers and applause.
The bar staff and room boys become like a family and we will be going back in a year or two.
However, if you are travelling to calangute it is essential to remember that this is still a third world country and there are beggars, litter and animals roaming the streets. If you don't fancy seeing real life then go somewhere else. If you do then I would also advise you to take pencils and writing books to el shaddai (child welfare centres and orphanages) you can also take childrens clothes free of charge on most airlines (go to http://www.childrescue.net/ for more info) and visit the centres.
Best /cheapest taxi can be found at the moonshine restaurant round the corner from reception (ask for vicky) and ask your taxi driver for days out instead of using the tour companies as they add high fees
Enjoy your holiday
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