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“Ronil 2009”
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Keys Ronil Resort
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Baga
Reviewed March 18, 2009

Stayed in the Ronil from 01 - 15 March and even met up with people who like us, stayed the same two weeks as last year. The Hotel was everybit as good as i remembered and the waiters were lovely. Although the rooms are quite basic they are very clean and the towels and sheets are changed daily. The bar can be a bit pricey but we only had our first drink of the night there. I would also recommend the food. The chefs are great and always looking for new ideas.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2009

I travelled to the hotel with my parents and my partner. I booked and flew with Thomas Cook, they chose Firstchoice. Our flight arrived at 0530 and we very quickly arrived at the hotel in a taxi (700 rupees). As expected from previous reviews no room was available for us and we were asked to take a seat and that we could have breakfast at 0730. Our bags were taken to our room V26 at about 0715 so we didn't wait too long. V block does have a lift for those with heavy luggage or if you struggle with stairs. the corridors on V block are airconditioned so helps to maintain a stedy temperature in your rooms when you open the door.
Our room turned out to be a twin room. which doesn't really bother us and i'm sure if it did the staff would have changed our room. The beds were comfortable enough however i do like a more solid mattress. In the room was a larg enough wardrobe which contained a safety deposit box (free of charge). There was also space to store suitcases and drwers on the other side of the room with the television. A bedside cabinet was inbetween the two beds. We had both airconditioning and a ceiling fan. Our balcony overlooked the back of the block but we never used it because of the intense heat during the day, it did not benefit from a breeze! The bathroom had a shower which you could always get hot water but and varying temperatures. It just takes a few tweeks. The decor was basic and really could do with an update. The room was cleaned daily but only given a quick once over and could benefit from a deep clean in some areas. Towels and sheets were changed regulary and the laundry service was good. We had several room boys all of which after a couple of days told you it was there last expecting a tip. They were then to be seen cleaning another block. During the course of a 2 week holiday this could prove very expensive.
Breakfast was good and was served until 1030 so still allowed for a lie in. You could get fresh eggs made to order and there was a variety of foods both continental and indian. Pre-made tea and coffe is available in large urns but the waiting staff will brings fresh pots to your table on request.
I only ate in the hotel once for lunch and as my chicken tikka came only partly cooked this was the reason why. Other guests where heard to complain about the food being served cold also.
If your a pool person then you'll need to get up early for a lounger. There are two pools but neither have a large amount on loungers available. During our stay these were taken up very early by the same paeople who remained there all day everyday. Luckily we prefer the beach!!
You are only a short walk down Titos road to the nearest beach shacks or a short taxi ride to the shacks near Baga creek. Whichever you prefer.
Good restaurants are also close by, we enjoyed meals at both Salt 'n' pepper and East Meets West, the latter being slightly more expensive but well worth a visit. Evenings were often spent having a few drinks in a beach shack as long as you can put up with drunken indian tourists on the kareoke!! Back at the hotel we othen found service to be a little slow and somewhat more expensive.

Would I book the hotel again, yes, if the price was right. If you want a 5* hotel then look elsewhere, if you want a a basic but comfortable hotel and don't mind a bit of dirt in the corners then give this one a try. After all there are worse out there.

  • Stayed: February 2009
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4  Thank milehighbrid
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Reviewed March 1, 2009

Mmmm, where shall i start......the positives is that the location of the hotel is perfect, with just a 5 minute stroll to the beach. We arrived on Valentine's day and the hotel grounds were beautifully decorated with a lovely buffet evening with live entertainment.
The bedroom was small, but very basic. The shower left a little to be desired. But the room was clean although the floor didnt seem to get any attention.
But our main gripe was that the staff had no customer service skills, and werent even polite let alone friendly.
The buffet beakfast was also 'basic', but overall the hotel was value for money, it was somewhere to shower and change but not a hotel that you would wish to spend any time in!!

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bathonians
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

Just returned from 2 weeks at the Ronil and have to say the hotel was everything we hoped for. Nice room cleaned and linen changed every day. Everything worked - room service was prompt, restaurant service and food top notch and the staff could not have been more helpful. Outside the hotel it is hectic - watch out for the traffic! But do bear in mind that its a third world country, the people are very poor and they are only trying to make a living. The worst thing we saw was a Subway shop and a Domino's pizza - we had hoped that the western fast food rubbish might not have reached there, but at least there is no Macdonalds!
Everything is very cheap - we got 4 pairs of prescription glasses including 2 varifocals and1 photochromic for about £220. Just make sure when you place your order and pay your deposit they write down everything you expect to get otherwise you have a long argument on delivery. We used Care Opticians on Tito Road but there are plenty of others nearby.

All in all we would definitely recommend this hotel and are for a holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Derbycockney
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

This hotels is great. We stayed here for 4 nights and found everything in order. The rooms were very nice, clean and people were very friendly. All the staff would go far their way to help you. We have to say that we are very happy with this hotel.Ronil is the best near market and beach around 400meters. Lovely spot to spend few nights of your holiday..

Anna

Stayed: December 2008
2  Thank VancouverANNA
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

Having just returned from our second consecutive year at the Ronil Beach Resort, I have to say the hotel standards are exceptional, bed lining and towels changed everyday, rooms cleaned to a very high standard. Food in hotel excellent we ate there about 6 times during our two week stay and every meal was delicious. The staff are always pleasant and polite and eager to help in anyway they can, The hotel rooms are basic but this is a third world country after all, they have everything you need tv, air conditioning, fan, fridge, 6ft bed, powerful hot showers whatever time you used them. There are two swimming pools and nightly entertainment around the main pool. We will deffinately be returning again next year, as do many of the other guests return year after year. It has a good central location, right on the main street in baga, a ten minute walk takes you to the beach, and there are numerous bars and restaurants and clubs in the surrounding area, Although it is in a central location, we have never heard any noise in or around the hotel late at night. The main road can get abit hectic at peak times but it all adds to the atmosphere of the place. The shacks on the beach are all of a good standard, The Big Banana has some fantastic friendly staff and superb food. Each shack has a barbeque night with acts and fireworks. The best restaurants we found were East meets West, Fire and Ice and Kim Faa chinese restaurant, Shopping is a must and haggling the price is great fun, you can buy everything from the beach sellers which walk the beach day long or the shops line most of the roads in resort. Taxis are plentiful and cheap for long or short journeys and lovely quiet beaches of Morjim and Ashvem nearby with no sellers on at all. Tuk Tuks even cheaper still for those short journeys between resorts.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Diane018
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Reviewed February 5, 2009

Only just gone on the internet, hence the reason for my late review. On arriving in Baga very early morning I thought what have we let ourselves in for. We went for breakfast and then laid on a sunlounger till our rooms were ready. Then we had a sleep and went a walk to the beach, absolutely fabulous. Try the beach shack called Zaviars as they are very friendly, and make really good chips (not frozen) and the steaks are lovely. About the Ronil Beach it is a lovely hotel, quite basic, but the people who work there are freindly, room service was very quick. We ate there quite a lot and found the food good, and I am a fussy eater.
The massage lady is a lovely person, but with no English. Our rooms were cleaned regularly, and we always had plenty of clean bedlinen and towels. Should have been staying at the Ronil again this February, but unfortunately had to cancel, hope to go back again next January

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank cindyLancashire
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Additional Information about Keys Ronil Resort

Address: | Calangute, Bardez, Baga 403516, India (Formerly Ronil Beach Resort)
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Baga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Baga
#6 Romantic Hotel in Baga
Price Range: $50 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Keys Ronil Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Keys Ronil Resort, is a 3 star resort in Goa situated in Baga, a popular tourist beach. The 125 rooms are equipped to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers. The scrumptious multi-cuisine experience, picturesque views of the front and rear swimming pools, in-room facilities and conveniences and the 24-hour room service indulgence revitalizes you to experience the beauty and freedom of Goa. Goa has something to offer each and every traveler. Savor the warmth of the sun, sand and sea as well as of the locals. Discover the tangy spirit of traditional Goan cuisine and other free flowing spirits. Immerse yourself in long and reviving walks in its uncharted interiors, or relive the Portuguese era in awe with its regal churches and temples. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ronil Beach Hotel Baga
Ronil Beach Resort Goa
Ronil Beach Resort Baga
Ronil Beach Hotel Goa
Ronil Beach Resort Calangute
Keys Ronil Resort Goa/Baga

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