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Tantra Beach Shack and Huts
Ranked #17 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Anjuna
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Our search for a beach hut ended at Tantra beach huts. What we thought it was a cool place and a warming atmosphere. It turned into a complete nightmare with staff members yelling at myself and my wife. Our friend we were traveling had rented a hut when the septic backed up flooding her hut with sewage leaving her without a bathroom. She asked the management if she could have a discount since she was no longer able to use her bathroom. The management responded extremely aggressive. Informing her she would not get a discount but that she was going to be moved to another hut and be charged an extra 400/- a night. I approached the manager asking what the problem was. He said "We do not want her type of traveller here, she needs to leave right now." After about 5 minutes of arguing I informed him that my wife and I would be leaving as well. Not really they way I planned on starting my morning.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Tantra_Anjuna, Owner at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2013

My sincere apology for the mishap took place, I the owner of place was not there at the time of this incident, otherwise, this situation, would have been solve then and there amicably, to keep our guest happy. Mahatma Gandhi said, that a guest is the most important person in our premises and, he is the cause of we being in business to serve them. The philosophy of Tantra is same to keep a guest giving the best treatment and keep them happy. Still, I would say the water which spread was from wash basin, and not from sewage. The behaviour of employee is not reflecting the spirit of place as whole itself. I will make sure, that no guest ever leave our place unhappy. Tantra is place with positive spirit and will remain so always. My dear future guest, please continue to experience the Tantra experience, which is one of the best at Anjuna beach.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

When we came from Arambol to Thivim to get tickets for the train & failed which we had a night to kill so we went to Anjuna. Since we read many reviews we called them & we went searching Tantra. When we got there they weren't open for the season there were 4 more days left but since they had finished few tree houses we took one. Even-though we took it for a day we actually spend two day and 1 night there but the owner Karan didnt not charge us extra. He even organize the bus for us back to Mumbai. it was such nice little time there. we had a locker to put our stuff and lock. Even though the bathrooms weren't clean & was smelly (this could have happened since its closed) over-all stay was fine.

Room Tip: If you need a closed space get a cottage which they got right at the back.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tantra_Anjuna, Manager at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2013

Hello Guest, thanks for all good things you wrote about Tantra, However, when you arrived and stayed, place was still under construction and was really not ready to rent to guest, It was your choice to stay in those moment, the common toilets were used in that period by workers hence were not clean. Now its already one month, that place is open and whole place is vibrating with cleanliness and wonderful energy. Most of the cottages has private toilets and common toilets are kept clean all the time. Place is full of lots of young people from around the world and meeting each other.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

For those who really want to feel the coolness of the morning, the sound of the sea and limited in budget - it should be perfect place. Relatively expensive for food, but accomodation $ 20 for 4 days - a ridiculous amount. Inflation may rise and labor could be more expensive later, but I'm sure - this place will be one of the best by price / quality.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Tantra_Anjuna, Manager at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Dear Friend, thanks for all the good spirit of you about Tantra, this year Tantra has all cottages made of pinewood, with attached toilets, to make you feel good. Prices remain cheap as usual, so all budget travelers can afford to stay right on sea and meet lots of young travelers from world and can make new friends and their travel to Goa and India becomes memorable. We love and we care for you all, who stay with us and also to all of you who just visited us for a while and gave just a look at Tantra.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Tantra is a place like no other, located on the beautiful Anjuna beach, is a must visit place. The tree houses are unique and very cosy. Toilets and showers are average but quite manageable at the rates they charge. I would say that every tourist should spend atleast a couple of nights at Tantra.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Tantra_Anjuna, Manager at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Thanks for being at our place, and saying nice things about Tantra.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is awesome! We didn't stay there, but you could eat in the huts. Climb a ladder made of bamboo and sticks into a hut right in the beach with a stunning view of the sunset. Food was great and the beer ice cold. Would be fun to stay for a night, but there is no privacy, nothing to keep the mosquitos out and the shared toilets and showers are average. We ate there every evening and sat drinking for hours. Definitely my favourite place in Anjuna!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Globetrottingchick1
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Tantra_Anjuna, Manager at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Thank you so much dear Guest, we value your wonderful comments.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I had checked every place for accommodation from behind the North end of the beach with no luck. Everywhere was booked out then I came across Tantras. Overall my stay was pleasant with my only gripe being that the huts floors were sand which quickly migrated to the bed. The position on the beach allows for quick and easy access to either the North or South ends in a reasonable time while being far enough away from the likes of Hippies so the noise in the wee hours does not get too disturbing. The down side of this location is at night it's in an unlit area and due to the rocks and tide the best option is to go through the warren of unlit roads at the back. Navigating the dark at parts may not be so hard but at Tantras I may have given up if not for bringing a torch.

For what I have seen at other lodgings I would have to say the initial 800 Rs for a hut was over priced. I should say that the showering facilities are not the greatest and though much of the inside was lit the back end was left partially unlit and with nobody there to prevent access to would be thieves. I just didn't feel I could leave anything of value in the room.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Tantra_Anjuna, Designer of place at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Sir, Thank you for your review ! I would like to bring to the notice of our valued guest, that, at Tantra we follow strict guideline given by government environmental department, that we can not have any fix thing or construction after 31 may on wards every year, because shack licences are given for a temporary build up with, natural material such as, bamboo, coconut leaves etc.., So we are not allowed to build any floor over sand. Every year we remove A to Z huts and shack, and do not leave any thing there except the nature and trees. Same thing is with toilets, we remove all. About light, we have taken a note of it and will keep more lights, again its to save power to protect environment. However, there is night security entire night moving from one end of property to the other end. Then most room has a steel valet to keep valuables, or could be deposited with management and a receipt could be obtained. Then, when entire Anjuna, people are not able to find place, because all are full or beyond budget of clients, we still find place for a client with very little budget and make them sleep and feel welcome. I hope, it answer the points you raised and for our other clients, who do not run away, without giving a look to this "all are welcome" place, who deeply respect law and environment.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

After an amazing visit to Varanasi we ended up in Goa, or Calangute to be more accurate and were in a state of shock at the horror the place has become until the day we drove up the coast and discovered The Tantra. We immediately abandoned the hotel we were staying in, grabbed a bag of clothes and other essentials and moved into a Hut at tantra the same day.
Beautiful ambience, Beautiful Decor and above all some of the most beautiful people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. The place seems to attract a fantastic array of interesting characters from all over the world. The long evenings spent lazing around listening to peoples adventures as they travel across the continent, while eating fantastic food and drinks prepared by the great guys who work there , all this and the Arabian Sea lapping at the beach only yards from where you are laying. The room we stayed in had a large double bed protected by a mosquito net and large cupboard to lock away any valuables we had and the sandy ground as a floor! . There is a small fan that circulates the air if needed but as the walls dont actually reach to the palm leaf roof then its not really needed unless its the hottest time of year. We fell asleep to the sound of crickets chirping and the sea hitting the beach and occasionally the far off bass boom of some party going on (this is the land of trance music after all ). What more is needed? it is heaven for those of us who want the beauty that still exists in areas of Goa without the mass tourism and all that it entails which is taking over the main resorts. The toilets and showers are basic and clean and shared between guests and are more than adequate. The people who own and work at the Tantra are some of the friendliest and helpful i think we have ever met, nothing is to much trouble and every morning is met with a barrage of smiles and "Good morning" from all around. I could go on and on about how this place turned what couldve been a disaster for our trip to goa into one of the best places we have ever stayed ever. We were genuinely sad to leave and cant wait to return. To everyone we met, both staff and fellow travellers, Thank you so much and see you soon!.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Tantra_Anjuna, Manager at Tantra Beach Shack and Huts, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

We do not deserve this much praise, but million words of thanks for your kindness.

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Address: Flea Market, Anjuna beach | Goa, Anjuna, Bardez, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Anjuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant
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Ranked #17 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Anjuna
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tantra Anjuna, is right on Anjuna beach, just the first property on right side after Anjuna flea market on beach. The entrance is from beach side as well as from back side road connecting to property.12 Pinewood cottage with all having attached toilets are covered by trees to keep cool. Tree houses are another great attraction with comfortable cushions and sitting looking at sea for drinks and dining.Plenty of Parking space for guests cars in the adjoining road at owners risk. ... more   less 
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