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Calangute Grande
Ranked #2 of 234 Calangute B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 28, 2014

The hotel is less than what I had expected, in comparison to last nine hotels that I had stayed in last six weeks while crisscrossing India. There is no parking space and and you approach the reception by narrow walkway. The staff is gruff. That includes the reception, the service and the cafeteria people.The buffet breakfast was the most spartan that I had seen during my entire stay in India. Although the breakfast was supposed to be available by 7:30 AM, nothing was served until about 8:45 AM. The room was comparatively small. In my opinion, the corridors were not well lit, with dark wooden doors and windows in the hotel.
On the bright side, this hotel had the best running hot water. The water flow and the water temperature would not fluctuate, like in several other hotels. Also, the Calangute beach, the shopping areas and several restaurants are within easy walking distance.
I shall probably look for another accommodation if I visit Goa again. I rate the hotel as between two and three stars.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,

Many thanks for choosing to stay at Calangute Grande & taking the time, to share your holiday experience at Calangute Grande on trip advisor, have conveyed the same to our associates. This happens very rarely. Please be assured that we will go above and beyond to address the shortcomings pointed out by you to ensure that they are not repeated in the future.

Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

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Savio Mascarenhas
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Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

If u have stayed in one of the best properties in Goa then this resort would be a biggest disappointment for you.

Shabby place! Rooms are ok.... not cleaned on time.... unless u tell them 100 times.... U shud stay here only if u cant afford rooms more den 4k in goa....

Not at all a place for family!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thanks for taking the time, to share your holiday experience at hotel Calangute Grande on trip advisor.

Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

Kind Regards

Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Booked the hotel after reading reviews about this Hotel on Trip Advisor, and opted for package with breakfast(3 Nights & 4 days) paid in advance.

Front Desk:- The day receptionist was the rudest ever one could come across, check-in seemed to take ages even though we were the only persons for check in, and when we requested the receptionist to expedite the process, she snapped back at us and replied that she is busy and made us wait for a long time. –Not acceptable. However the night receptionist was really professional, good, very helpful and courteous.

We wanted to speak to the Manager on this issue but he was not available and throughout our stay could not meet him.- Wonder how busy he was, the basic rule of hospitality industry is that Manager should at least address a guest problem but it seems that he lacks the basic training in HOSPITALITY.
Rooms:- The room was quite basic, small sized but with all the amenities that you might need. The room service is very good, staff is quite courteous.

Food is bad needs a great deal of IMPROVEMENT. The package we opted for included breakfast (big mistake that was). The breakfast served has no variety whatsoever. Same stuff every single day. (and we spent 3 nights here).

Best Experience: Only Location is best near to the Beach.

Worst Experience: The reception is not very helpful, especially if you want to get information on sight seeing spots. The cabs that wait outside the resort - never go with them. They charge almost double the market rates. We walked to the market and got good A/C vehicles (better than what the resort cab drivers were asking for) at half the rate.

Pool is also very small in size.

Overall Experience:- Avoid this Hotel if you can and do not make the mistake of paying in Advance as there are many other Hotels with great Service and prices but we could not avail of this since paid in Advance.

Room Tip: Rooms facing Pool are good
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thanks for taking the time, to share your holiday experience at hotel Calangute Grande on trip advisor.

Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

Kind Regards

Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed at the Calangute Grande in January 2014 for two weeks. I can say that I had a very comfortable stay. The room was very spacious and cleaned daily. The hotel is located near the centre of Callangute. Great value for money, with the food and drinks available very reasonably priced. I had breakfast most mornings and was looked after very well by Louis.
The other waiters and room staff also need a mention, my thanks to Savio, the manager, to Sharad, Aly, Badu, Vishnu and Sanney who are all a credit to the hotel and go out of their way to make sure your stay is an excellent and enjoyable one.
If returning to Goa again in the not too distant future, I would certainly consider returning to the Calangute Grande.

Room Tip: Perhaps a room to the front, as there is not really any views from the side on the first two floors.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,


Thanks for taking the time, to share your holiday experience at Calangute Grande on trip advisor. We are delighted with your review, have conveyed the same to our associates.

Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

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Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

A perfect hotel to stay, at a walking distance from the beach, market. The best thing was the food, nowhere else in Goa, I could find the same taste. Even the staff is helpful, service is also a plus point. Definitely, for the next time I'll stay here only.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Sir/Madam,

Many thanks for choosing to stay at Calangute Grande & taking the time, to share your holiday experience at Calangute Grande on trip advisor, have conveyed the same to our associates.
Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

Kind Regards

Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

I am Vivek Sultania,visited Goa on 5th Feb to 9thFeb , with my wife & son & stayed in Calangute grande.This hotel is just awesome with perfect location, good food,clean rooms & great service. I stayed in the Dlx room with breakfast.Breakfast was too tasty with different servings everyday.There is also a small pool which is really cool. There is nothing to complain about this hotel. All the facilities are on the higher side. Mr.Savio, a cool man is really great & special thanks to him for upgrading me to suite room for the last night at no extra cost. I request all the families & couples to stay in this hotel, specially the suite room ,which is too spacious & awesome.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thanks for taking the time, to share your holiday experience at hotel Calangute Grande on trip advisor

Sincerely look forward to be at your service once again, in the near future.

Kind Regards

Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

This hotel boast of everything, you can expect from a great hotel in GOA in a much reasonable price. Nice staff, friendly behavior, and most important the clean and tidy room. Hotel is quite nearby to Calangute beach.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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CalanguteOwner, General Manager at Calangute Grande, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2015

Dear Madam/Sir,

Thanks for your affirmative review. We have conveyed the same to our associates.

Sincerely look forward to be at your service yet again, in the near future

Kind Regards

Savio Mascarenhas
General Manager
Calangute Grande
Calangute- Goa - India.

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Address: Maddo Vaddo | Near Poriat Football Ground, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Calangute
Price Range: $48 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calangute Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Calangute Grande. Enjoy Calangute Grande luxury with access to the pristine beaches of Calangute. During your stay you could indulge in water sports, play at the world famous casinos, go fishing or hike in unspoiled natural wilderness. Breathe in the fresh air. Marvel at a sky full of stars. And savor exquisite dining wrapped in panoramic beach views. ... more   less 
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