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Dona Alcina Resort
Ranked #66 of 67 Hotels in Candolim
Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you want a romantic beach holiday, don't bother, if your after a cheep family holiday, go else where and spend a little more. If on the other hand your there for the Sunburn festival and are only going to be using the room to pass out in then this may be the place for you. If you don't mind sharing your *room* with a variety of bugs that form ques to get into your stuff, this may be for you. If you don't mind that the toilets don't flush, this might be for you. If you like rude and unhelpful staff, or indifferent security, or non-existent room service/house keeping/drinking water, this might be for you. And don't forget the draconian house rules; No out side drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) allowed in the rooms at all?? No outside food in the rooms – with threats that the security will confiscate if found!!! If you want to stay in a hotel with something approaching the facilities that the modern traveler expects - things like safe electrics that don't give you a shock when you try to turn the TV on, clean sanitation or a reliable power backup system then I'd look else where .... But all in all, do we go all the way to Goa to sit in a hotel? No, this place is old, dirty and very run down, but hey? the beach is just across the street and there are a galaxy of bars within a minuets walk of the front gate and that makes a huge difference ...

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

As many said in the reviews the resort is not bad. We booked it weeks before our stay and got for a feasible price, but we still have some doubts are on our mind. When we went there and saw standing on the road there is a small board and a path leading into the resort. Once we enter the resort is very big. Definitley old but very big. Luckily Our rooms are all pool facing. And the rooms are also very big. For the same size of rooms u may need to pay 4 times the price in any new resort. There are some common problems in rooms that some fans are not working ac's are not always working tv's are not working but it fine adjustable. The pool is also great except that it doesnt have much shallow area and large part of it is deep. The restaurent is of no big use except for any urgent requirements. Although around 200 feet away there is an entire street with restaurents and all the way along we will find food. The reception people are not very much help ful but not problematic. Altogether its a no problem and good stay at that place.

Room Tip: select pool side rooms to get some view
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Good : Swimming pool with bar, lot of Russian tourists staying in the hotel, near to candolim beach, lot of good eating places near the hotel.

Bad : No room service, bed not comfortable, don't get fooled by breakfast included - they serve only 2 pieces of bread with jam in breakfast., no body will come for room cleaning, no in house restaurant, no phone in the room.

Room Tip: Dont take regular room, i paid Rs 4000 per night which was not at all value for money.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

AS we are going to goa for the first time and for chilling and doing masti and all. So we all decided to go for low budget hotel and we selected this hotel after checking their pics. But when we reached the hotel , hotel is better than our expectation...Room is really nice .So overall

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Kunalc91
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I had been to this place from 19 Nov -22 Nov 2012. Was little worried after reading the reviews about this hotel on this site, however after I spent 3 days I came to know that its not at all as bad as mentioend in few of the reviews. In fact we liked it so much that we would be staying in the same hotel every year when we visit Goa. We have nothing to complain, room service , clenliness, reception service everything was perfectly fine. Location is excellent and overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

AS we are going to goa for the first time and for chilling and doing masti and all. So we all decided to go for low budget hotel and we selected this hotel after checking their pics. But when we reached the hotel , hotel is better than our expectation...Room is really nice .So overall

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Decent hotel.staff is ok.checkin was too slow.complimentary breakfast is a waste of time.they hardly refill the buffet. Reception staff was polite.Pool os good and location is good.their bar is very bad but charge exorbitantly.overall ok experiance.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Address: | Opposite Candolim Health Centre, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
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Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #66 of 67 Hotels in Candolim
Price Range: $27 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dona Alcina Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Also Known As:
Dona Alcina Hotel Candolim
Dona Alcina Candolim
Hotel Dona Alcina
Dona Alcina Resorts
Dona Alcina Hotel Goa
Dona Alcina Resort Goa/Candolim

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