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Silk Cotton Resort
Ranked #4 of 10 Bogmalo B&B and Inns
New Delhi, India
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Rather disappointing”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

I'm really not sure how to classify Silk Cotton - it's better than a hostel, worse than a hotel, and definitely not a "resort" by any stretch of imagination. Let me try and describe it: SCR comprises a bunch of "cottages", which are large and clean, but very basic in their amenities. There is a tiny, pointless swimming pool, unless you don't actually like to swim and only like to sit by the poolside. Landscaping is conspicuously absent, and the whole places looks yellow-brown (sand/ mud) rather than a preferable green. Breakfast, while limited in choice, was acceptable, but there isn't any option for other meals. Service is a bit of nightmare - right from trying to confirm a booking given that it's almost impossible to elicit a response from the owner, to trying to get help with small needs since it seems to be run by a skeletal staff.

I checked out after 2 days and moved a place twice as expensive, and felt the latter was significantly better value-for-money than SCR was. SCR is just a nicer version of a hostel, so if that's what you're looking for, it might work well for you. But don't go here expecting a "resort". Overall, not recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Silk Cotton resort is not exactly near the beach, nor does it have a view. You can hear the planes take off and the nearest restaurant is a short drive away. But it is an oasis of calm with its large, meticulously maintained pool, its cool simple and spotless rooms (choose the ones in the block nearest the pool and preferably the one overlooking it), the manicured garden with bougainvillea tumbling everywhere, shady verandahs for reading and lounging and the lovely staff.
Amrita is always on hand to take an interest in your needs and point you to a great spa nearby where a massage, pedicure, facial and hair treatment together cost under £50. The family live in the house within the compound and nothing is too much trouble. People come sometimes for a couple of months to soak up the sun and eat tandoori prawns at Claudie's in Bogmalo village. They come because it is homely, relaxed and provides a great base from which to explore Goa.

Room Tip: upstairs rooms overlook the pool
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Pune
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed in the resort for four nights in this month. The place was recommended by a friend and encouraging reviews made sure we stayed there. The stay was great. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast substantial and with variations, including iddlies! The place is owned by a Capt. from merchant marine and my being also in the same line helped as we could talk about common things. The place is little away from activities and a transport is necessary. We had a car and that made it very convenient. The room was good and other facilities as necessary. Lovely dogs of the owner but quite and stay indoors. We would of course like to stay there again.

Dr. Brijendra K Saxena

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed here for one night between destinations in India as it was very close to the airport and we had a very early flight in the morning. We were delayed in arriving and on contacting the hotel the owners were very kind and waited up for us to arrive, even though it was after midnight. The accomodation was very clean and stylish, the gardens were beautiful and even though it was past midnight on arrival and before 6am on departing the swimming pool looked very inviting and spotlessly clean and the garden was kept beautifully. We were even left some sandwiches for our travels the next day. I must just say a very warm thank you to the owners for their hospitality, which I could not fault.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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mumbai
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I had stayed to this resort on 2nd May 2013 only for one day as we were going to attend the wedding next day and leave.We were only 3 ladies so after checking all the fantastic reviews on tripadvisors I decided to book.
It was warm welcome by owner Amruta and she has given complimentry pick up from the airport till resort. She had given us a room at ground floor. We had gone inside the room and seen one lizard roaming inside so immediately requested the owner to change the room and she did it accordingly.
Breakfast was somethig boaring., no wi fi connection , no room service available as the room attendant were available at specific time and you had to approach owner otherwise
There are no eating place aroung the resort. The location is very inconvenient as it is more than two kms from Bogmallo beach. So you have to pay extra to drop and pick up to Bogmallo beach for lunch as the food is not available at the resort.
Apart from all the difficulty we will definitely mention that the owner had helped us a lot. She had dropped us to Bogmallo beach to have dinner. Even on the next day she had allowed our 2 fanily member to join our room as we were moving for the wedding. We had just booked for one day so advice would be check other option also near Bogmallo before booking.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are having good view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

First and foremost, do not make the mistake of travelling to Goa in April/May.

This outfit is a B&B and not a resort. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Apart from proximity to the airport, the location is very inconvenient as it is more than two kms away from Bogmalo beach and there are no eating places within walking distance so you have to either use a dilapidated Goa bus or a rip-off taxi if you are not fit enough to walk especially the return journey which is seriously uphill.

Unlike other B&Bs we have stayed in, the owner did not interact with us so I was unable to provide any feedback or suggestions for improvement.

There is no wi-fi, no newspaper and the television reception is constantly interrupted due to poor signal so it can start to feel a bit isolated if you don't have a smartphone or similar device.

Breakfast was a bit boring with a daily supply of egg and toast but it was not a major issue. No coffee refills were offered which is rather strange.

We had the place to ourselves but I imagine if all rooms were occupied it could get a bit cramped especially around the pool and in the breakfast area.

All in all, a comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Choose ground floor rooms especially during warm months
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2013

we were two friends. We planned to stay in Silk cotton resort for two days and one night. We were welcome very nice. Rooms were quite big and spacious bed was very comfortable. Rooms were neat and clean with mini bar refrigerator with some soft and hard drinks and some snaks. Also there was coffee maker but u cant expect to make a good coffee as milk pouch were very small. Its purely bed and breakfast resort so dont expect dinner and lunch. If u want to have u have to walk 20 mins to bogmalo beach. Or you can wait for buses to drop u to the beach. Only thing that dissaponited us was Morning Breakfast... Lady Chef doesn't asks u for what you want in Breakfast she just brings whatever she likes. Coffee sucks ... and toast were over baked. Otherwise its nice resort with pool ... Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Silk Cotton Resort
Address: 61 Bogmalo Road | Airport Dabolim, Bogmalo 403801, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Bogmalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bogmalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Silk Cotton Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silk Cotton is half an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, pool and 06 air conditioned guest rooms surrounded by open forested land. Silk Cotton has an inviting pool and plenty of greenery. Breakfast is served al-fresco under the shade of an ancient mango tree.3 kms from the airport, Silk Cotton is a charming little oasis 900 meters to the beach by a winding hill road. ... more   less 
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