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La Ben Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Colva B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“La Ben Resort hotel”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

La Ben Resort, Colva Beach.
I stayed at this hotel in February 2014 for a month and was a little apprehensive as it is billed as a cheap budget hotel. I arrived early morning without suitcase as the airline had managed to loose it. Dennis on reception was very helpful and showed me where I could freshen up as my room wasn't quite ready and buy a few essential items. He is also the one to see regarding any problems, booking trips or hiring transport, a great guy. My suitcase arrived two days later and was delivered to my room.
My room although basic had all that I needed and was very clean and tidy. The rooms are cleaned daily and bedding and towels changed every other day by friendly helpful staff. There is also a very reasonable laundry service available. The garden restaurant is amazing, with a mixture of lighting and decore that sets the perfect ambiance for your evening meal. The restaurant manager Lionel and his wife B along with all the staff are the perfect hosts and able to advise on all matters especially the food which is excellent whichever dish you choose, but be advised, you will need to book as this is the best restaurant in Colver. Several nights a week there is a variety of entertainment on. The hotel is situated in an ideal location, near the beach with easy access to bars, shops restaurants and transport.
I spoke to many of the guests who stay here for up to four months year after year.
All in all this little gem in Colva beach is the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

La Ben resort is at a 5 mins walking distance from Colva beach. The rooms are clean and the staff is polite. The garden restaurant serves very good food and the prices are not very high. Overall a very nice place if you want to stay close to the beach

However, would just warn all not to rent bikes / activa from the guys sitting right next to the gate of the resort. They are downright crooks and unfriendly hooligans who fleece you for money. Avoid them at all cost for a peaceful stay at Colva

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, England
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is our second time staying at La Ben Resort and not a lot has changed in 15 months so my review is not very different!
The location good for the beach and local facilities.
Staff are very helpful. They have 24 hour security and the night porter Nimraj was always smiling and nothing is too much trouble!!
We had an air-conditioned room on 3rd floor overlooking the Garden restaurant (304) which was cleaned daily. We had a TV, which showed BBC World, sports and film channels. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was a wetroom, which was fine and the shower was excellent, sometimes TOO hot!!!
There are a lot of crows and dogs in Goa so expect to be woken early by the squawking and barking. You can hear the traffic and drivers tend to blow their horns. Not to put you off, THIS IS INDIA and you either love it or hate it - we LOVE it!!
The restaurant has been refurbed since our last visit and the overhead nets have been replaced with a more sturdy canopy. Food here is very good, reasonably priced and Lionel the manager and his wife are most helpful and knowledgable. Occaisionally they have traditional dancing or a live singer in the evenings while you eat.
We had a good time and we would not hesitate to stay at La Ben again.

Room Tip: Take earplugs if noise bothers you!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

stayed just one night. room was ok, had a small terrace but some stains on bed sheets and smelled to humidity. Beakfast was too simple. A toast and coffee. The good thing is that it´s just 5 minutes from the beach and has many restaurants around.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in January 2014, check in was easy, receptionist was fairly polite...
Room was on the ground floor, plenty big enough for two people and nice and clean. The mattresses for quite thin, meaning they aren't the comfiest.

The location to the restaurants and beach is fantastic, I think that's definitely what you are paying for.
The upstairs roof top bar was a great place to see and watch the street.

Unfortunately, as our room was pretty much IN the restaurant, we had constant noise from around 6pm - 11pm, but then again early morning with the scraping of chairs and talking.

Overall, it was an ok stay, but I wouldn't want to stay here for more than a few days.
The staff were helpful with booking our taxis to the airport and were always very polite when we saw them.

Room Tip: Do NOT get a room on the ground floor - ask straight away for a different one!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Simply Awesome place to stay. The whole staff was very supporting and friendly. The location of the resort is very close to colva beach. The staff guided me to visit the different places. the candle light dinner rest. was simple awesome.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Ben Resort
Address: Colva Beach Road, Colva 403708, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Colva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Colva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Ben Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Ben Resort is ideally located along the South Goa shoreline beside the clear warm Arabian Sea having a beautiful unspoilt Colva Beach with white and silver sand, miles of swaying palm groves that offers total relaxation for a good holiday. La Ben Resort is also ideal to those on a budgeted holiday since it offers an excellent value for their money. ... more   less 
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