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Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse
Certificate of Excellence
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“wow... these people rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Just wow
This was the best thing that happened to us in goa; it was a great decision to stay at this place
Well to start the review let’s start with very begging
It was around 2 months before that we had planned this trip and gave a call to Mr. Joe asking if he can book the Jackfruit room for us, the booking process was too simple and Mr. Joe was all on his toes to help us out answering each and every question, a small advance was made to his account and here we have booked our room
When we reached there we were bit of surprise to see the room, we didn’t expected such a fresh and spacious room
• AC ,
• Refrigerator ,
• good and spacious room ,
• quite and silent surrounding ,
• clean and good bathroom ,
• 24 hr hot water ,
• no problem of electricity ,
• most important for me was a free wifi access
• And the best thing was the breakfast(included in tariff ) …… it was too tasty and we really enjoyed it a lot
• There was balcony out to the room where you can sit and enjoy in peace environment.
On the tariff cost to us this was worth every penny.
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Most important my son of 4 years old still remember the anty. He keeps on asking me when can we go to meet her again .....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank parvez_virani
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
O...Mr Virani...Thanks for the fine sentiments. It was a pleasure having you with us. Hope to have back again sooner then later..Regards to your family and your little son..
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Stavanger, Norway
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76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We stayed there for 4 nights in the end of October this year,Rooms were very clean with AC.Every day in the morning we had a very tasty Indian breakfast served to our door.Owners Joe and Marietta were very friendly and helpfull.Good value for money!
Defenietly i recomend this place!!!
Martin&Jola
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  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MarcinBujo
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you Martin and Jola. We appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again. Warm regards..
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stumbled across this place randomly and it's one of the best discoveries I've had. This is not your typical Hotel with staff / services. It's a simple, non-fussy apartment to stay.

We (a total of 9 people) stayed in "The Palm" - their biggest apartment with 3 bedrooms + a generous living room for 3 nights. Here's my experience:

Rooms: Nice, clean, hygienic. Basic furniture like a cupboard, table(s), chairs and sofa / bed is provided. Functional and basic. They have a nice, well working refrigerator too. All the electric sockets work fine.

Bathrooms: Basic. Showers work fine. Hot water is ample and toilet is clean.

Service: This is an apartment so they clean / replace sheets / towels every 2-3 days. That said, there's ample sun outside so dry your stuff. No big deal.

Food: Marietta aunty served awesome breakfast! Goan Peas Curry / Pao and Poha (1 item daily w/ Tea or Coffee for all). Food was excellent. A 5 liter water bottle was given daily. Nice.

Points of note: This place is situated in a residential colony - not in middle of markets or tourist spots. Beaches are 10-15 minutes walk away. Everything is very easily accessible by Car or Activa - no issues. Just remember the road and you're good to go.

Note: Parking a car / activa can be a little issue since they don't have dedicated parking space and road is small. But you can always park in the opposite lane or anywhere close.

PS: Both Joe uncle and Marietta aunty are awesome!

Room Tip: Try to get the Goan Peas Bhaji and Pao for Breakfast - it's finger-licking good!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Glambler
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for the king words. Your appreciation will help us to do better. Thank you very much.
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New Delhi, India
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I must say that Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse is a perfect place to stay near Calangute Beach,we booked the place for 4 days but with such a calm environment and Marietta aunt's delicious breakfast ,we extended our stay to 6 days, I still have fresh memories of this place and i will again come to the same place in my next visit to Goa.

If you are looking for a calm and secure stay at Goa, their guest house is a must visit place and it is center place from all North Goa beaches.

Thank You Joe Uncle and Marietta Aunty for our pleasant stay at your Guest House.

Wish you all the best in your life and God bless you.

Thanks
Raj and Manju

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank raj_manju_sharma
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
We are humbled by your praise. But we will always strive to be of service to our friends. Thanks Raj and thanks Manju. God Bless you too!!!
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New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed here for around 4 days last month and booked Jackfruit and Orange rooms. Joe uncle and Marietta aunty made our experience a wonderful one! We really appreciate the home made breakfast, reasonable rates and the spacious rooms. The guesthouse is quite near to the Calangute beach, as mentioned on their website. The booking process was also fairly easy. Joe & Marietta also helped us in renting bikes and car!

Many thanks to both of you! We will visit again :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank BhawnaAhlawat
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thank you for the kind words. Its always a pleasure to be of service.. Hope to host you again soon....
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I believe i won't find such a place in North Goa. Guest house, with simple and home made breakfast, reasonable rates, spacious room with A/c, tv, fridge and best part clean washroom.
Though it is in a colony, but I found no trouble even getting out at night, roam around and come back safe and sound. Joe and Marrieta, both helped answering to all the questions that we had regarding station, sea food, bike rental, etc.
Walking distance from Calangute market.

A perfect place to stay whose main purpose is to enjoy Goa rather than staying in a room with reasonable on pockets.

Suggestion: Just few points that can enhance the room quality: Room and washroom lights are bit dim. It'll be great if some lights could be added or upgraded to make the room bright. Secondly, I could smell the dampness in the room. May be because of seepage in the walls due to rainy season or the room was not open for few days. Though, everything went away when we opened the windows for sometime.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
6 Thank rohitmundra
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Oh..you have taken pains to write such a detailed review. Thank you very, very much...

We would like to address a few points in the review..first is our location has been described as in a "colony". We don't know in what sense but actually, our guesthouse is an independent bungalow inside a compound wall with clear road access and located in a quiet residential area. It is not part of a colony of many buildings. Just to clear the air..

Secondly, about lighting. We can definitely install higer wattage lights, though some prefer muted lighting. but we will surely give the option of better lighting.

Third is reference to "dampness." Jackfruit room has two large windows and is well aired. But the rains in Goa are torrential. But as the clear painted walls of Jackfruit will attest, there is NO SEEPAGE in the rooms. Rohit has himself said that the room cleared once the windows were left open for some time.

Indeed a very insightful review and we remain indebted to Rohit for this. Thank you very much...
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Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

If I ever want to buy a house in Goa,it should be as homely as this one.Excellent location(1 km from Calangute beach,what do you want more) at extremely affordable price(750/night for AC room,can you imagine?) and wonderful breakfast to start your day with.What else Joe & Marietta are so nice that they will really make your stay enjoyable.Very clean facilities.Just the kind of peace that you need when you come back to bed after partying...Only negative-100 meters inside of the main road..Still totally worth it!Highly recommended for budget travellers!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Subhajitak
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you very much. It was nice hosting you too. As for the quality of accomodation, we assure you we will only get better.
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Property: Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse
Address: H No-2/233 | Naika vaddo, GOA, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 219 Specialty Lodging in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Joe and Marietta's guesthouse (facility offering bed, breakfast and wi-fi)is located in a quiet location about one km from Calangute beach and just 5 minutes walking distance from Calangute main market. It has four units; Palm - a 3-bedroom (all A/C) one hall apartment on the first floor; Cinnamon - a 2-room apartment on the ground floor and two separate bedrooms. One a/c bedroom is called "Jackfruit" and the other A/C bedroom is called "Orange". All rooms/apartments have 24-hour hot/cold water, television. Breakfast and wi-fi are complimentary. ... more   less 
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