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Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

The guesthouse is situated in a narrow residential lane near Calangute Post Office (see picture). It is a very basic accommodation. We were 6 adults and 3 kids and stayed on the first floor which has three bed rooms. Only one has attached Toilet. There is no kitchen but a refrigerator, TV and a dining table. All three rooms have ACs. There is no power back up ..we experienced frequent power cuts in GOA. There are couple of grocery shops nearby, which are very useful for daily needs. Quality of Bed linen and Towels is not great and bed sheets are changed only once in three days as per house rules. There were no appropriate blankets/quilts, which you need if the AC is running whole night.

The distance to Calngute beach is about 20-25 minute walk ( about 2 km). If you would like to take a taxi/auto, you would have to walk to the main road which is about 5 minute walk from the guest house.

They provide complimentary breakfast with tea. However, the breakfast (quantity as well as variety ) is not sufficient. Although in our case they did serve extra and did not charge. Owners are nice and the same is the caretaker boy Sandeep to take care of small needs.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

We are really disappointed at being rated so low on cleanliness. We disagree on that count; we are sure of ourselves. Our bed linen and towels are not great? Sir, these are very decent and our tariff is not great either. But issues of quilts, power back-up are under our active consideration. Calangute beach is exactly one km (not 2 km) from our guesthouse. As for breakfast, we also offer coffee if asked. We are much better than many hotels in Calangute that charge higher but offer only slice bread-butter-jam every day. At least you gave us “good value”. For the price we charge, our guesthouse is great value. Thanks for giving us that.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I stayed at the Orange for two nights on 12/04 and 13/04, 2013. You can only see your brother in Joe's eyes and your sister in Marietta's Eyes. They are simple, down to earth, caring yet professional and very effective. I am sure you would never find a place in Goa with exceptional hospitality,split ac, hot water geyser , a TV (to catch up with IPL in this season) with complimentary breakfast for just 1000 Rs and that too in the heart of Calangunte. It is a steal. I only wish Joe enters the hospitality industry and redefines Luxury at affordable costs.The Bible says "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.." Heb 13:2 , "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling". 1 Peter 4:9, "Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you" 3 John 1:5. and Francis of Ascissi said "Preach the Gospel,if necessary,use words". . I am proud to see a Christian Brother who is practising and just not preaching. All the Best for your future endeavours Joe and Marietta.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

What can we say to so much kindness? Thank you and God Bless....

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Really enjoyed our trip to Goa and Joe and Marietta's guesthouse was one of the reasons. It is situated close to Baga and Candolim beaches, but still tucked away in a quiet locality, so that you manage to get that much needed seclusion after a day of adventure, shopping and partying. It was just like coming back home after a long day and both Joe and Marietta were extremely hospitable. What I especially liked was that they very readily agreed to reschedule our booking (which we had to do owing to some work matters) with no additional charge. Moreover, they sent us very precise directions to the guesthouse, which was very professional on their part. We managed to find the place without asking a single passerby, which is a big deal in a crowded place like Goa. So I would definitely recommend this place as an affordable, clean and homely stay option in Goa.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

How kind can people be, if they choose to be, even after just a few days acquaintance. We are touched by your thoughts about us. Thanks a lot...

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Had a 3 nights stay in Orange room of the guest house. It was an excellent experience. The owners of the guest house are so helpful and polite.Joe Uncle and Marietta Aunty you are simply superb. The breakfast provided by aunty was awesome. They arranged an Activa for us.The room was spacious and well maintained, neat and clean. The A/C was brand new and silent. The guest house is very near to Calangute beach. Baga beach is also very near to the place. Thanks Uncle and Aunty for making our stay wonderful. Next time whenever we visit Goa will definitely stay at your guest house.

Room Tip: Rooms are clean and spacious. For 2 persons Orange room is good.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

It was a pleasure to host you both. Thank you very much for the kind words. God Bless!

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I'm SO happy we stayed at Joe & Marietta's! It's a short walk from the centre and the beach, but at the same time it's in the peaceful bit of Calangute.
The room was simple but clean and spacious, and the hosts were very hospitable - they even helped us arrange a scooter.
On my next visit to Goa, I'll definitely stay at J&M again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2013

Very kind of you, Thank you very much.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Joe and Marietta’s Guesthouse is an excellent place to stay in Calangute for travelers on a budget, who require a simple, nice, neat and clean place for a holiday. It’s located in a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle, approx. one km from the main Calangute beach area, which one can walk up to within 10 to 15 mins. We stayed at the Palm which is a very nice, spacious, 3 bedroom apartment on the first floor, well maintained, with two bathrooms, with AC’s in all rooms, fans, along with hot and cold water facilities. This is an ideal unit for families or groups, where up to 8 to 10 to be accommodated comfortably. The breakfast is nice, adequate to start the day with for light breakfast eaters, this comes with refreshing coffee or tea of your choice. Joe and Marietta are extremely helpful and non interfering hosts. We highly recommend Joe & Marietta’s Guesthouse in Calangute, and will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

We are overwhelmed by your gracious review. Thank you very much. Wish you a happy Easter!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Dear Joe & Marietta,

We loved and enjoyed staying at your place and surely will be staying with you guys next time we visit that part of Goa.

we definitely felt like home away from home. The warm feeling of a house like atmosphere was more than words to say.

The wonderful breakfast & free wi-fi was like cherry on the cake....kudos to you guys!

Thank you so much for all the assistance and care nurtured.

xoxo

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JoeMarietta, Owner at Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Very kind of you. Thank you very much. God Bless..

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Additional Information about Joe and Marietta's Guesthouse

Address: Bishop Alex Dias Road | Naikavaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 248 Specialty Lodging in Calangute
Price Range: $21 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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