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Chalston Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Calangute
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Fife Scotland
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Check in/out very good - room was spacious and clean and cleaned every day with towels replaced every 2 days. Pool ok and not really used by the vast majority of guests. Sun beds plentiful and clean. Service in the restaurant was excellent and the staff are very quick and friendly. Location is good and only a 7 min walk to the main calangute/baga road and good access to various beach shacks. There is a small eating place called Harrys just outside the front of the resort and the food is awesome there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

After lot of experiments by luck in 2005 we ended up being in Chalston...since than year on year we have been staying here ....trust me you will not find a better place than this for the monies spent ..... true value for your money.....this is the best of what you can afford in calangute/baga vicinity ....shore is just 50 mts away from your room .....you can hit water as many times as possible... Room interiors are just about ok and so is the restaurant... If you are one of those guys you expects extra ordinary service and courteous staff than get ready for a disappointment....staff are responsive little push is required though this skill is required in whole of Goa pl remember its a hard core tourist destination !! Another plus point is its slightly away from the over crowded Baga/Calangute beaches but yet not very far not very secluded either....the happening places like Baga/Calangute/titos/mambos are just 5-10 minutes away...extremely disappointed we have not found room this year so out on experiment again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed in this hotel, 3 guys, was wonderfull.
The property is ideal in location between Calangute and Baga beach.
The hotel has direct access to the beach which is wonderful and for the price its fantastic.
Complementry breakfast was basic, skipped once.
Lot of russians along with Indians.
Has a small pool which was good.
Every evening theres a cultural programme at the dining area
Cheers

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed here during first week of december. The place is "the" best of what you can afford in calangute. Rooms are good. We stayed in Deluxe AC room which are quite spacious and can accomodate 3 easily. Beach is hardly 50 meters from rooms and near to water sport hub. Best part is their restaurant which serve some great food with cheap price and actually cheaper then nearby shacks. Front desk, waiters @restaurant are well mannerd and courtious. The only thing that hold me to give them 5 * is clenliness of toilet.I did notice small cockroaches roaming around in night. Rest ar all excellent. They also got a decent pool to hang around. Overall a pleasant stay and will surely revisit.

Room Tip: Rooms are of mix bag, but if you need spacious room then Deluxe AC should be youre choice
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Its really good to be at Chalston when you are in Goa. A Hotel with a good restaurant attached to it from where you can see the sea while enjoying the delicious food there. The cost of food is costly for we Indians but tasty. Chalston is having its personal area where sun beds for sun bath our simple relation are available in the morning and garden chairs in the evening without any additional charges. You can enjoy sea view as long you want without any disturbances. You can sit at the restaurant as long as you want without ordering anything even. Chalston arranges dance and music for its guests. The Hotel had its own swimming pool but you need to be there in swim sits only which you need to arrange our buy from market.
The rooms are well equipped. The room provided to us numbering S30 had TV, fridge, AC. The bed sizes were considerably big. The Hotel arranges for sight seeing of Goa. Reception is helpful but lacks protectiveness.
Few changes and additions are required in a costly Hotel like this. Wifi should be enabled. Other hotels are providing this facility free of cost. The washrooms should have buckets and hooks for clothes. Daily room cleaning should be done even if guests are present. Currently key needs to be deposited at reception in the morning and if you remain outside then only rooms are cleaned. Guests should be provided free room service. Currently few items from the restaurant are available and that too worth extra cost.
On the whole its luxury staying at Chalston.

Room Tip: For large room sea facings are good. For small rooms, garden facings are good.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Summary 4.5/5: We all enjoyed our stay at Chalston. A very good resort with great view, good food and helpful staff. We can always nitpick, but I would definitely recommend this resort to anybody, and myself would go back anytime I get chance. A great place to stay at the heart of Calangute on a reasonable budget.

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1. Great location : The property opens on beach. and the rooms are just 2 mins from the beach. The restaurant has awesome view of the sea and beach in front with lots of open/shaded seats.

2. Nice staff : the folks working in chalston are very courteous, and ready to help.

3. The rooms : rooms are good. We had rooms at both ground and first floor. The ground floor rooms open on the lawn, and had very comfy seating on the outside. The first floor rooms had great balconies opening on swimming pool or towards sea. The sea facing rooms are great. If you choose the first floor ones - the rooms with odd number, 11/15/17/19/21/23 etc opens on the pool/sea side and had very nice sunlight. The even number rooms open on the lawn side with no view from balcony. The ground floor rooms all enter from the lawn side only, these are more spacious.

4. The food : The restaurant is very good. The variety and quality of the food is really good. The price was the best part. We found the price to be better/lower than the prices quoted by the shack restaurants on the beach. We stayed at Villa Goesa as well, and that too was horribly overpriced. The cooks even made quick baby foods for the kids. we had all kinds of foods - soups, salads, pastas, nuns, indian dishes, crabs, pomfret fries, steaks. Most of them were good. The stand-out dishes were the fish-n-chips, and the pomfrets.

5. Ambience : The heart of the property is its restaurant. you can spend a whole day/night there just lying down on the chairs with food/drinks. Very peaceful. Overall the property is well maintained.

Now the negatives :

1. Breakfast : The complimentary breakfast is just that, complimentary. They serve almost same menu - buns, eggs, some curry, jam/butter, toast - everyday. If you are staying for more than 2/3 days, you better not depend on the complimentary breakfast, as there is no variety.

2. spring mattresses : Some of the rooms had spring mattresses. The beds were comfy. But if you are really averse to spring mattresses, let the front desk know that beforehand.

Room Tip: Ground Floor : rooms open on the lawn, and had very comfy seating on the outside. The ground floor r...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The location is awesome - as close as you can get to the beach. Great for watching the sun set with a tall drink from the cosy comfort of their beach shack which is within the property - very secure for couples and families with kids. The food at the shack was very good - VFM - specially recommend the prawns in red masala. The rooms are really large and well maintained. From the second floor rooms, one gets a partial sea view as well. Large property with well manicured lawns and garden - enjoyed our stay and will certainly go back again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first and second floor ( if you are ok with climbing stairs)- S21 and S29 recommended
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Chalston Beach Resort
Address: Beach Street , Khobra Vaddo , Calangute | North Goa, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Chalston Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalston Beach resort is a family run beach property in Calangute. There are 5 different room categories including standard ac rooms , large ac rooms , deluxe ac rooms , garden cottages as well as beach cottages. All rooms have ac , tv , fridge and a safe deposit box. Rates and tariffs are inclusive of breakfast and taxes. The property also has a beach restaurant , sunbeams by the pool and the sea , a swimming pool all surrounded by lush and extensive gardens. ... more   less 
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