Hi Tanja. Stayed at the Marquis a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much. Nice little hotel, nice pool with the main restaurant close by. It is worth paying a little extra to get one of the upper floor (hotel is 2-storied) rooms looking out over beautiful gardens towards the sea. The gardens are magnificent and it is worth trying out the hammocks. In 2006 there was some additional enhancement work being done at the outdoor restaurant which has a beautiful setting overlooking the beach last year. The hotel gardens open directly on to the beach via a private gate. The poolside has enchanting hat-shaped umbrellas. The only drawback we felt was that the hotel is located a mile or more from the centre of the action in Candolim - this is not a major obstacle but does entail having to take taxis (although cheap) all the time.Taxis are available outside the hotel entrance. Take a torch with you as there are few pavements and lots of grit, potholes and cows lying about. The electricity supply is unrealiable - the hotel will provide you with an emergency candle and matches!
Hi Tanja stayed there the last 3 years very good, could you tell me which tour company you booked with cause we tried to get in for Feb and know one seemed to be doing it.WE are staying at the Sonesta.It will be our 14th time in Goa you will love it,let me know if you want anymore info
You have picked a great spot, one of the best along that stretch of coast, and its location about a mile from the centre of Candolim is certainly not a drawback but a definite advantage. You can easily walk into Candolim during the evening but I guarantee you won't stay long and will want to head back towards the quieter end.There are some good restaurants nearby, I can personally recommend Stonehouse and Flambee. For a good, cheap meal in Goa's equivalent of a greasy spoon, try Alma's just down the lane from the Marquis, they do the best chicken tikka biryani ever.
If you need a taxi, ask for Robert whose sister Angela runs the Dolphin shack near to the Marquis. He is a lovely guy and has a fab new a/c taxi.His rates are reasonable and he is a good driver.
Thank you so very much for the replies. I'm really looking forward to the trip. I'm hoping that it will be my paradise on earth. Thank's for the tip on the taxi driver. I'll remember to ask for him when we're there.
Love Alma's the egg Biriani is very good and Robert is great love His new taxi Calamari shack is good enjoy it
Can anybody give me the contact details for this hotel?
Email address would be good.
Can you please tell me what company you booked through - I cannot find the Marquis anywhere!! Went two years ago and it was awesome.
I booked it through a Finnish travel agency called Finnmatkat. This website has also some info about booking a room at the www.gogoa.com/marquis.html
Great help. Will try again - although it looks like we will be staying at the Victor if I have no luck. Have an awesome time!!!
Have a Honeybee for me.......
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