We were planning to visit Goa during the long weekend on Independence day and were definitely sure that we didn't want to stay at any of the large chain hotels. We were sure they would be full of noisy families with children who wouldn't know how to respect other people's space. We landed upon Capella by chance and were so happy that we decided to stay here
Jamshed and Ayesha's house is an absolute delight and they make sure that you treat the house as your own. We stayed at the Cottage outside the main house while some friends stayed in the 1st Floor room. Both the rooms were great and quirky. As a result, we spent a lot of our time in the house itself. The pool is also a great place to lounge around.
We were spoilt every morning with the most delicious breakfast and home cooked bread. Although we did not try the lunch and dinner, we are sure that it would have been just as great and full of local flavors.
Jamshed also made sure that we were aware of all bike rental and car rental numbers and even offered to negotiate for us. He also recommended some nice restaurants for dinner everyday. The other great thing about the house was that it never gets locked, so you can come in and leave anytime you want. Jamshed's two dogs look really big, but are the most docile creatures you will ever meet. If you are not comfortable around dogs, they will be separated in a different area.
Now that we have discovered Capella, i don't think I am going to like the impersonal rooms and service provided by the large chain hotels. We are definitely coming back here
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capella is a luxurious home-stay located on a private, forested hill in the sleepy village of Parra. We offer visitors a unique opportunity of experiencing life with a local family but with the privacy and level of comfort afforded by the best boutique hotels. Capella is the perfect choice for birdwatchers and nature lovers looking for a relaxed holiday in tranquil surroundings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Capella Goa/Bardez