I've stayed at Colonia Santa Maria twice now and have to say that at about 40 Euros a night it's quite a steal. Breakfast was included and was okay; but the real charm lies in the proximity to the beach (the resort has its own private access) as well as its serenity.
CSM is great for young couples and families alike, as well as groups of friends. Make sure you phone for prices, and ask for a discount (not possible during peak season, of course) ... I usually get about 15% off the room tariff. If you're in a group, you could get lucky and manage 20-25%.
CSM also has a Kerala Ayurvedic massage center! I think you can use it even if you're not a staying guest, perhaps at an elevated cost - I've had the massage once, and it was quite a unique experience. Be prepared to deal with a loin cloth - their comfortable but tend to make you feel like they may fall off anytime :)
Finally, make sure you check the rooms first before you finalize your check in, as some rooms are better than others :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colonia Santa Maria Hotel Beach Resort, also known as CSM Hotel or CSM Beach resort, is the premier resort on Baga beach of Calangute. The silver sand Baga beach is rightly touching the property. You do not have to go onto the main beach itself for the sun deck of the hotel is the rising green dune from where you get magnificent view of the Arabian sea and sun bathe without being hassled by the vendors on the beach. Our sea facing rooms and suites give you magnificent views from your balcony. The resort over four acres of spacious gardens is built in Portuguese style villas, each having six suites/rooms. Main beach is just couple of minutes walk even from the farthest room from the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colonia Santa Maria Calangute
- Colonia Santa Maria Hotel Calangute
- Colonia Santa Maria Baga Beach
- Colonia Santa Maria Goa
- Colonia Santa Maria (CSM) Goa/Baga