On the positive side the room was fully up to western standards with a very large bed and excellent bathroom and shower. The room was a thoroughly comfortable and a pleasant place to stay. The location of the hotel is also very good as it is within easy reach of Calangute town centre, the beach and other local amenities. Having said that even taxi drivers have difficulty finding exactly where it is, as it is down an alley way off the Baga road. It is worth bringing clear direction before you arrive!!
In line with comments by other contributors about this hotel we found a number of annoyances that spoil an otherwise pleasant stay. Loud music until late at night, every night in the courtyard made the balcony unusable and sleep sometimes difficult. “Loud” is clearly audible one floor up behind double glazing with the TV on? What was most frustrating was that the music was often played to an empty courtyard and bar but still persisted till 11 or later at night.
Our room has a broken window blackout blind over the duration of our stay making it difficult to access balcony. No attempt was made to fix it despite numerous requests and promises. We were left with the impression that no one really cared.
The room has excellent 32in flat screen TV but the only English channel I could find was Russia Today.
We ate once at the hotel and that was quite enough! The food and the service was truly terrible. That is not a great problem as anyone staying in here is likely to go out and eat at the numerous cheep and excellent local restaurants. Breakfast in the morning was just adequate.
This is an average three star hotel (not four star as the website claims) but falls down badly due to the lack of attention and a couldn’t care less attitude of the staff. Be warned the website is a tribute to the photographer’s art and the use of Photoshop!!! Expect something much more prosaic when you arrive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Windsor Bay Located on Calangute Baga Rd., Calangute Beach is just 250-300 mtrs.All rooms fully furnished with king size bed, Air condition, 32 inches LCD TV with satellite connection, intercom facility, kettle service, ironing board with iron, hairdryer, safe lockers, Mini fridge & balcony etc. Swimming Pool, Maximum Bar & Restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Windsor Bay Goa/Calangute