A group of us, about 8 friends took over the two apartments in Siolim (3&4) for about 12 days in December end into January mid. Was really the most fantastic experience staying together in such a comfortable place.
The building is well located, right off the main road in Siolim which allows one to get to Vagator (for all the bars and restaurants) and to Ashwem/Morjim side for the beach just as easily. The house is very easy to find and the building has great security and support staff at all times, which in Goa is really good to see. Parking was plenty which was great as we had 4 cars between the two apartments.
The house manage Jay and the support staff Shivani were really fantastic, making sure that both of the apartments were spotless day after day, how much ever mess of food and beer bottles we left from the night before. They were always there for us, whenever we needed them. Ritu, the main owner of the homes coordinated and managed the bookings, with clear and prompt communication over several months leading up to the vacation. Always there to help and always there with all the answers. it was a super smooth ride booking and reaching the apartments.
The apartments themselves are spacious, with lovely windows and natural light coming in from all sides - the greenry behind the homes is a god send, and we spent many long mornings having coffee / tea and enjoying the sun coming into the verandah. The facilities are all top notch and really felt like being at home with everything just there to fulfill all our needs.. The beds were super comfrotable and always freshly made and cleaned every day - the bathrooms had all modern fittings and the hot shower was great at the end of every day!
For Goa over new year the home is priced very competetively and for the faiclities on offer is a total godsend - this was our first stay and is not going to be our last for sure. We really thank the whole team for such a memorable time.
This beauty is bang in the middle of hustling bustling candolim. The location is very much close to everything you need for a perfect goa trip. The apartment is not only what you need, but what you desire from a holiday home. Everything in it added to our comfort and provided a sense of belonging. My congratulations to Ms Ritu for this remarkable endeavour and warmth and to Mr Jay, the property manager who paid heed to our minutest of requests with utmost sincerity.
I hope to visit you soon!
I chose Chimes because i booked very late and most of the hotels were priced out. In hindsight, it was a lucky coincidence that I booked late.
This is a group of apartments which the owner Ritu has. Initially while booking, I felt that the price might be on the higher side given these rates would match a regular hotel. On reaching there, I realized that the owner Ritu has taken care of every detail of the apartment. It is not lavish, but absolutely handy. You are tired after along day, you have food delivered to your doorstep. IF you want to go out, the resaurants are not too far either (provided you are mobile).
Google map will take you to the rear gate of Chimes. This is something you need to be careful about.You need to enter from the side where there is a school adjacent to the lane.
The place is a very walkable distance from eateries and a small shop with amenities. Avoid the eatery called Little Goa. Its unhygienic and the service is pathetic. Plus the guys there are rude. So, when you walk out of the apartment, exit the lane and take a right. Little Goa comes first, but then there is a Goan barbeque... a little bit further a Wine shop. A bit further a grocery shop on the right and then ATMs. So, its well equipped for your holiday.
The swimming pool is nice but not very kid friendly (since its 4 ft deep). The closest beach is Morjim beach which my family enjoyed the most. Its not crowded like Anjuna and Baga beach.
Reservations will be a cake walk with Ritu being very accommodating. I think I enjoyed Goa more staying in this apartment and not checking into a resort where we would have just lazed around. Me and my wife decided that next time we go to Goa, Chimes it will be.
A great service apartment in Siolim, clean and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed a wonderful stay here during the month of November 2016. Ritu was a wonderful guide over the telephone right from when we stepped out of the airport, giving clear precise directions about how to reach The Chimes, Siolim and through our stay, with Jai on hand for any on the spot glitches (not that there were any).
Part of the Red Oaks apartment it has a wonderful pool on the same level. It's perfect for a quiet holiday, coz the only drawback is that the beach is not close you need to drive at least 10 minutes to reach it, but they are gorgeous beaches. We discovered a new side of Goa.
We stayed at the Chime Siolim and walked away very impressed!
It was delightful to receive a call almost immediately upon placing a query on their website.
Rarely have I experienced such a prompt response even from the biggest chains in the Hospitality sector.
I guess it's not the size of teams, technology or any of those jamborees that drive customer satisfaction, only a passion to deliver is good enough.
We checked into this beautiful apartment in Siolim. Great location, nice & quiet, simple yet tastefully done interiors.
Ritu was very involved in keeping us comfortable and kept enquiring about our well being time and again. She even suggested places to see and eating joints. All the suggestions that she made were excellent.
Highly recommend that anyone traveling to Goa, should take her advise on sightseeing and food.
Noteworthy mentions - Villa Blanche Bistro Assagao, Thalassa at Vagator and Ashwem Beach are a must visit if you stay at Siolim.
My son loved the fact that the Pool was right across the apartment.
Plan to come back again soon
Stayed with my family in The Chimes Siolim during the last week of November and found this place to be so awesome and remarkable. The Chimes apartments are 2 BHKs and both of these apartments have excellent views of swimming pool and the greenery around the balconies.
The apartment had everything you need when travelling with family. The place has very good quality furniture & appliances and everything is maintained in a fantastic manner. The property manager (Mr Jay) is a very nice & polite. Our flight was delayed multiple times and we were finally able to check in around 1 am for which he had to travel from his place but he was very courteous with the check-in formalities.
Welcome kit arranged had the quality toiletries, tea, milk, maggi etc which is appreciated.
Throughout the stay, the owner (Ms. Ritu) ensured that the stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Kudos to her for her involvement and the level of interest she takes to ensure the comfort.
Would definitely stay there again and would recommend to everyone.
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We booked The Chimes for our Diwali getaway to Goa for 3 days. The place is very functional, equipped with all amenities you would need for your stay. The added advantage being it is very close to some awesome beaches!
Very warm and courteous welcome from the manager who took care of minute details for us. The host, Ritu is ensures you'r comfortable and goes that extra mile to provide suggestions for beach getaways, shopping and eating joints.
We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and plan to go back soon!