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“Local hotel of charm. Great location on baga beach.” 4 of 5 stars
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Colonia Santa Maria (CSM)
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Baga 403516, India   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Baga
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“Local hotel of charm. Great location on baga beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The CSM is a local hotel Amd is in a lovely position on Baga beach. Rooms are very simply furnished and whilst cleaned each day- towels and sheets can sometimes be more Frey than White. Whilst food is good in hotel restaurant the temptation of all the beach shacks serving freshly caught fish means it is possible to done somewhere different and with food quality and reasonably priced food, every night . Range of waterspouts available on the beach. Staff are friendly and eager to please.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went for Christmas in 2012 and had a fantastic holiday. The hotel is made up of colonial style villas with 3 apartments in each. The accomodation was a bit dated but the location makes up for that, just a two minute walk through the hotel grounds to the beach. The restaurant in the hotel is first class, a lovely selection of hot and cold dishes for breakfast with traditional Indian food and eggs cooked any way you want to order. At night the menu is amazing, the curries are fantastic we ate in there every other night. Christmas and New Year celebrations were excellent. On New Year's Eve they put on fantastic firework displays on the beach, the best I have ever seen! Best beach shack for good food, service and genuine hospitality is Bobby;s Beach Shack, they have 3 chefs serving Indian, Oriental and traditional food all at very reasonable prices, drinks are cheap too. There is a nice clean pool at the hotel with complimentary towels and comfortable loungers. The staff are all lovely especially Basha the barman. There are also security guards on site 24 hours a day so you know you are always safe at that hotel complex. We will definately go back again. we love Goa!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

some staffs are really good, i mean the helpers not the reception people, overall Property out side view is good , nice beach view and close to it, but the room interiors are bad, not worth the money we pay,i feel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Very simple rooms, especially after staying in a resort, but clean and reasonably priced. Mini bar was street priced so very affordable and convenient. Great location to wander around Baga and close enough to good restaurants in the area. Staff was friendly. Wifi is only available in the lobby which is very tiny and the bandwidth is very low. Food was decent but breakfast was very Indian and limited for those who prefer continental spread. It was delicious for supper but after one night we wanted something else. The beach access is perfect and felt very safe with night guards patrolling. Would recommend to the budget traveller.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A very nice property and adjacent to the beach which is hardly 3 mins walking distance.

Good Rooms, with staff who are friendly.

The swiming pool is small, but then when the beach is so close...that does not matter!!

Breakfas, is a decent spread with a mix of Indian & continental choices available, though not very extensive. We stayed here 3 Nights / 4 Days and would surely recommed to everyone and would myself go back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We took a Beach Front Deluxe Suite (top left); absolutely well thought and well maintained property you can find, 2 mid size pool and great restaurant ambiance.
Had very small tiny balcony, the waves we visible though.
Room was small to medium sized (for the price).
Decent bathroom with Orange fragrant toiletries - that i liked (which they refill in 3 days only).
Reception decorated my room with rose petals and made heart with the towels.
Reception staff were helpful and great but a sub standard house keeping service - example i asked for towel change but they don't do that instead used the same wet beach-sandy towel for making decoration on the bed which was a TURN OFF.
Very average breakfast buffet (which was included in our package)
Overall -- CSM has amazing beautiful location - that's all they have :(

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

SCM is on baga beach, right amidst the busiest road in goa. YET, it's hidden away from the madness... Retains an old world charm. Clean, green... Kid friendly... Food was so-so, but with hundreds if good eating joints around, that's never a bother...

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Colonia Santa Maria (CSM)

Address: Baga 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > Baga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Baga
#5 Romantic Hotel in Baga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonia Santa Maria (CSM) 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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

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