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“Best Exotic Oceanic”
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Oceanic Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Canacona
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best Exotic Oceanic”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Arriving at the Oceanic from our cold dull winter is like stepping into paradise. Warmth, colour, the sounds of birds and monkeys in the coconut palms and a calm, relaxed atmosphere, effortlessly created by brilliant hosts Les and Sheila and their delightful staff, for whom nothing is too much trouble. Immediately you feel at home and the most taxing decision is whether to snooze, unpack, swim, or to sit down, have a drink and a chat and enjoy just being there. Just to imagine it now makes me think I should book straight away for next time .....two weeks won't be long enough either! Thank you Les and Sheila for everything you do to make the Oceanic the best exotic hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited Oceanic a couple of years ago for dinner and liked the look of it so for our 2nd Goa trip we booked it - months in advance but we still got the last of the 3 standard rooms. We stayed for 10 nights and just loved the holiday. Les & Sheila are good fun but also, with their excellent staff, super helpful. They organised airport transfers (went like clockwork) and a Honda scooter for only Rs250pd. That gave us great flexibility, eg for trips up to Agonda or down to Galgibaga (aka Turtle Beach) where we had 3 wonderful fresh grilled fish lunches. The pool area is lovely - plenty of sun and shade and really good after a hot day at the beach. The food at Oceanic is good too - we mostly had breakfast there plus a couple of lunches and two evening meals, eg delicious butter chicken and kingfish vindaloo (not nearly as hot as in UK restaurants but much tastier). They don't do their full range of meals in the evening but the chef stayed on for a little pool party and prepared delicious chicken curries for our last evening. We thought the location was almost ideal - above the road but an easy walk to the beach and no howling dogs at night - just some noisy crows. But the bed was comfortable and the ceiling fan kept us cool so we slept well. The hotel courtyard is a star feature: quite shady, pretty and a great place for a chat, a spot of breakfast and somewhere to deal with emails and find out what's going on in the world (but no need to check the Goa weather in Feb). And their drinks prices are reasonable plus they give you unlimited refills of filtered water which saved us a lot of bottle lugging. Finally the flights there and back with Qatar were a pleasure and neither of us got the slightest bit ill - a very good holiday.

Room Tip: We were in the smallest room, #4, but its high, shaded corner position means it was cool and we fitt...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is my third year staying at the Oceanic and I look forward to many more. Lovely setting, could spend the entire day sitting in the dinning area, surrounded by the gorgeous trees and foliage. Friendly, helpful,staff. The welcoming, open ethos is generated by the wonderful hosts, Les and Sheila Medcroft who cannot do too much to ensure you enjoy your stay. This results in a very open and social atmosphere in which guests talk with each other. We have met people from previous years as many of us return year after year.

Easy access to the beach and transport by motorised rickshaw or by taxi to other beaches, bars and restuarants and towns.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We have stayed at the Oceanic 6 times - I think this says it all!
It's like staying in someone's home and never disappoints - Les and Shiela are amazing
The only trouble is that if you want to secure a place it's so popular with returning guests that you have to book well in advance
2 of us went originally, then it became 3 then four and this year it was 5 - we rave about it so much that all our friends want to come to escape our miserable January weather
The rooms are great, pool lovely, and so close to great beaches
One of our party had her 60th there this year - Les and Shiela did us proud with a fab meal, live music and excellent company
Also they sorted us out with a trip to Hampi - so they can act as travel agents as well!
We will keep coming back - the only issue will be restricting the numbers - maybe next year we just have to take over the whole hotel - watch out!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Again I say thank you all. We spent a month at the Oceanic. We love it...we have been going there for 10 years and it is, as always a quiet oasis of calm and comfort...The staff are great...Les and Sheila stars...and the folk who choose to stay there are fab...Comfy bed and great food..see you soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Blissful to step into the Oceanic - the lush vegetation, colours and lighting of the courtyard where you can eat or relax is instantly calming - ditto the poolside where you can lie under the shady palms or catch the sun. Les and Sheila and their charming staff are always at hand to provide any service, help or info you might need. Being a big birthday for me on this, my second stay at the Oceanic, Les and Sheila really went out of their way to put on a truly memorable night with great food, beautiful flowers on the tables - all to the backdrop of candlelight and a gifted music duo - magical! The rooms and bathrooms are spacious and well equipped - would really recommend the stunning honeymoon suite - a gorgeous place to wake up in with lots of attention to detail that is so characteristic of Les and Sheila's personal touch. Thanks so much for all your care, Les and Sheila, and can't wait to come and stay again next year!

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is stunning with huge circular bathroom and very spacious and beautifully decorated...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I call it a first class home because that's what it feels . Sheila and les make you super comfortable , the food is excellent ( try the onion tart ) . The staff super courteous better than any five star and stick to the couples recommendations to really enjoy your trip . You can see the work and love les and Sheila have put into this place . Remember it's their home they are inviting you into so don't expect room service at midnight . Kitchen shuts at six but they will precook anything you need for a snack later on .

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Oceanic Hotel
Address: Timbawadu, Canacona 403702, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Canacona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#3 Spa Hotel in Canacona
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Number of rooms: 6
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