Some rooms Dirty & Disgusting, Definitely not 2 star Hotel.
All I can say about Don Joao is avoid at all costs.
After 3 nights staying in Don Joao, we found alternative accommodation in Candolim.
We have now stayed at four different 2 star Hotels in India and they were all far superior to Don Joao.
On arrival at the Don Joao resort, we were taken to room 703, which was filthy and disgusting. Squalor is the only way to describe it.
We have itemised the problems with our room.
There was an ant’s nest inside our room, between the bed and the main door. Which was not removed, it was swept up each day and the ant’s nest spread over night and the next day to form a nest over 6 inches wide. See photo.
2 The wardrobe was dirty and without washing down it was imposable to use without ruining our clothes. We never used it!
3 The washbasin in the shower room was badly damaged; it had a crack the size of a cricket ball. See photo.
4 The breakfast bar work top in the bed room, was made of marble. The work surface had been hand painted with water-based paint, which came off when anything slightly damp was placed on it. Before I noticed this, I washed fruit and the back paint stuck to the fruit, resulting in having to dispose of the fruit, for fear of ingesting toxic paint. This is a serious health hazard. See photo.
5 The washbasin which was an integral part of the above worktop was black and ingrained with dirt and must have been harbouring vast numbers of germs and bacteria, another health hazard. See photo.
6 The plastic toilet seat was breaking down and had become porous, which was another health hazard.
7 The bed mattress was filthy and had a number of dried bloodstains. See photo.
We complained repeatedly about the state of the room, but the hotel manager refused to move us for 1 week. So we gave up complaining and moved out and found alternative accommodation at our own expense.
I would also like to add, the so-called free breakfast was presented grudgingly and we had to ask for it every morning. The portions of spread and jams were not enough to cover 1 slice of bread and they refused to supply additional free of charge.
We met regular visitors to this Hotel and they seemed happy but their rooms were probably of better standard, (it would take much).
If you are lucky enough to get a reasonable room when checked in, you might be ok for very basic accommodation, with a very stingy breakfast. But if you are not happy forget it. Move out like we did, or better still stay away, there is a lot better accommodation for the same money.
The Hotel location was ok; it was approx 20 minutes walk from the hotel to the nearest beach.
Anjuna is a fairly quite resort, with a limited choice of restaurants and hotels, however that is down to personal choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Don Joao Hotel Anjuna
- Don Joao Resort Anjuna, Goa