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“Decent experience”
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Don Joao Resort
Ranked #40 of 66 Anjuna B&B and Inns
Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
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“Decent experience”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

I along with 4 of my friends planned a trip to Goa in February this year and we stumbled upon don joao resort with the help of tripadvisor.in. If you are a friends group who is planning to visit anjuna and places around this and you are looking for a reasonable budget hotel, this place is good. It has a decent pool. There is restaurant next to the pool and you can hot tea and snacks if you have a evening swim. The food is pretty good. Also, the place very near to the anjuna beach and vagator beach. You can hire bikes here with the help of the people who run the place.We got three bikes at roughly 350 each. This worked out pretty well for us. There were mostly firang junta in the hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

We love this little apartment hotel - our second visit. It's simple, easy and as clean as you could expect in Anjuna. Our rooms were serviced daily with fresh bed linen, bath towels and a good old wash down of the tiled floors. Ceilings fans rattled away to keep the room coolish in April and we could watch India Premier League cricket in the room - or in the bar with the very friendly staff. Breakfast of toast and jam could be made more varied with omelettes or fried eggs for a very small extra cost. Pool very clean. Good security box system made us feel sure that our belongings would be safe.

Anjuna is a hippie throwback and our daily walk to the beach and shacks showed both old sixties freaks and village life. Low pressure selling from the stall holders on the way (a friendly 'no thanks' is enough to stop them trying to flog their wares). Tuk-tuks and taxis abound at Starco Corner - 100 rupees for a 2 stroke tuk tuk ride to Curlies Shack at the south end of the beach.

Perfect destination if you can tolerate Indian loos whilst you want to experience India-Lite!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pyrenees
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at the DonJoao for three weeks in Jan 2012 - my first holiday in Goa!
Our apartment (bedroom,sitting room,bathroom and balcony) wassimply furnished,
really comfortable beds, hot water when we wanted and a fridge to keep drinks etc.

The staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful, the gardens beautifully kept with a
spotlessly clean pool.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return one day -as so many people do!
If you expect luxury on a European 4**** scale this is not your resort. For us, it was
just right..

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 19, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 weeks last March. We had such a nice time. We had a small apartment on the first floor, with a balcony and a little kitchen. The room was spotlessly clean, and was serviced everyday when we went to the beach. The manager and all the staff were very nice, friendly and ever so helpful. We had a lovely breakfast every morning next to the pool, or sometimes on our balcony.
Thanks to the manager and all the staff, we had such a great holiday. I hope to book another holiday at this hotel in the near future.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Stayed there with my wife late November 2011. We had a pleasant "mini apartment" with a double bedroom, bathroom & sitting room with a balcony (I think that all rooms have them).
It is certainly further than 500 metres from the beach though, but it is a pleasant enough walk.
Barking dogs round the back were something of an annoyance at night and early mornings though.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

Recommended to the couple we were travelling with as they have stayed here before. On arrival at 1am we woke the staff in reception as they were sleeping (this is normal) and the hotel also has a security guard at night. We were allocated temp rooms in the large block, these were large a bedroom leading to a wetroom bathroom, a sitting area with large ceiling fan plus balcony and a small kitchen area with sink and fridge. We moved to different rooms the following morning with air con which is payable locally around 3000 rupees (£42) for a 2 week stay. These rooms were smaller but suited us better, a large studio with balcony (dont expect much of a view from either side of the block) one is roadside and one is the garden and other local housing) 2 single beds, a tv with sky/english channels, dressing table and wardrobe, large fridge and sink/sideboard but no self catering facilities plus a large wetroom with toilet, sink and shower. All were old fashioned but very clean.
The rooms were cleaned daily, new sheets and towels (i think is due to the amount of dust you attract from the roads) you will soon see you go home with orange feet! You can order room service and this is prompt and very reasonable. We had b&b so we got tea and toast/jam for free each morning, we usually paid 50r for a portion of scrambled egg to go with it. The staff are very helpful, we tipped the guys 200r to get us an extra matress each for our beds as they are quiet thin, this made the bed comfortable for our stay. We also hired a moped from a guy from the hotel for around 200r per day, these had insurance and didnt let us down over the 2 weeks, fuel can be fetched from any roadside shack/shop. All in all for the money a great stay and i will be going back next year.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jersey Channel Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

After reading good reviews on this hotel my partner and i decided to stay there for our 2 week holiday, this being our third stay in Goa. From the beginning it wasn't good, room was shabby , no curtains, had to pin a sarong in the window, electric wires sticking out from where appliances should have been, our balcony over looked where people threw their rubbish but worse of all is the drug addict in the room beneath us who we found out lives there 6 months of the year who ranted most of the night, that is if he wasn't supplying drugs or entertaing prostitutes. Asked a number of times to be moved but no help from the Hotel Manager or our rep who also was more interested in dating the Russian girls who told us not to bother him after 6pm as he will be out having fun. We love Goa but would deffinatley not stay here again this was our first bad stay , would we go back to Goa deffinatley would we stay at this hotel deffinatley not.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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starnge, Owner at Don Joao Resort, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
First of all let me clarify this is not a direct guest of Hotel but agency guest on the cheapest package possible. This operator Pays DJR five pounds per person including bed and breakfast, taxes, service charges etc complete and is allotted economic studio room.
How was the room shabby? Be specific. The room is painted afresh every new season in september/Oct.
The large french door curtain was very much there. The small window curtain was missing because the previous guest had it removed saying he wanted more light. We regret this error and readily accept our mistake. The Room is on the first floor with no immediate neighbors. However there are no wires hanging and taped casing for Intercom phone except for he last 30 Cms. We are not the Ritz to have wood paneling.
The Reviewer sees everything outside his room except what is in his room. The management is not responsible for people doing something BEYOND their premises. Next time the reviewer should take a room at the Taj or 5 star Hotel with sea view. It is not the Reviewers Problem what other people do in their rooms. How does he know about the Prostitutes? Prostitution at least in the open or thriving, does not exist in Goa. Or does the reviewer who does not even write his proper name except he is 'purple Piranha' thinks all women in the other room are Prostitutes? Why is the Reviewer worried about how long the other guest stays? or what are his habits? what's his concern? We don't have any six month guests staying with us. Why is the Reviewer using this format to criticize his Tour company Rep. as running after Russian Girls? Complain to your operator, not here and receive compensation of you can.
How does the Reviewer know a particular guest supplies drugs? did he buy them from him? Please answer here. Trip advisor is irresponsible to print all these allegations! Nonsense!
The Reviewer does not see the Room has Health faucet in attached toilet, the plumbing works properly, the hot water is always available. He does not see the room cleaned everyday. He does not see the Fridge/minibar at low prices in the room. He does not see the TV and the Balcony/open terrace. His only grouse is to complain to get a huge Apartment room. Nothing else.
THE GUEST DOES NOT SEE THE LARGE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS ON HIS STAIRCASE. Such beauty escapes him. He can only see the dirt, not the sky. He cannot see the original paintings throughout the Hotel which is a veritable art gallery.
The reviewer was on first floor. How could he hear the person in the room below unless he had his ear to the floor? The next he will complain the adjacent room guest were making love all the time!
This reviewer says he has been to Goa before and was satisfied. The reviewer suffers from Amnesia. Yet he mentions in his review posted earlier of a property in Candolim, Goa, that he was double charged. Dishonesty is not acceptable, i say. Then he says there was no Fridge. Can he see the fridge here? Then he says a mobile phone was stolen. Nothing is worse than Theft and if theft took place in guest room, i will personally make good the same. None of these really ugly things happened to the guest like Theft, dishonesty etc.
The Guest is simply trashing the Hotel with his 5 pounds. You get what you pay for. Any complaint maybe sent to our website email. You shall receive a response within 24 hours. www.donjoaoresorgoa.com . Book directly with DJR and be satisfied. VIVA!
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Property: Don Joao Resort
Address: Sorranto, Anjuna, Bardez 403025, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Bardez > Anjuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #40 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Anjuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 48
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