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Colonia Santa Maria (CSM)
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Baga
Certificate of Excellence
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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154 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2010

I stayed at this property for 5 nights. The property is right on Beach and the location is perfect. It's just between calangute and baga and all the main hot spots are near by. But one thing I would like to tell that hotel needs a major renovation. Rooms are very old and toilets are extremely small. There is not enough space to move in the toilet. Service is also slow. But the good part is that rates are very attractive and it has a private way approaching the beach. Everything is fine but renovation is required on an urgent basis.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sanchitagarwal
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

A very outdated property; unkept and neglected service. The rooms had stench in them; upholstery was dirty and the furniture was old and basic. The location is good; being right on Baga beach.

Breakfast was basic. Very less variety; cold food and oily stuff.

Swimming pool is small but clean.

I would recommend this only for evening partying in restaurant. For stay; it is a strict NO NO. The price is very high as compared to what the hotel offers.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ManuGurgaon
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bangalore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

Our week long stay at santa maria was a great experience , here are the key positives
1. adjacent to a beach stretch in between two popular beaches , yet its not very crowded and you can easily walk down to where all the fun and crowd is.
2. When compared to the other five * beach resorts , you can call this great value for money.
3. very nice rooms , service.
4. There are a couple of veg restaurants near by ( sagar was good ), some local shopping areas as well.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dalesh
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Glasgow
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2010

A Big Surprise. First time to Goa, was very plesantly surprised. Large separate bedroom with TV and Air Con. Bathroom small but shower large. Pleasant sitting area with double doors out to wrap-around balcony. Tea/Coffee making facilities. Comfortable and very clean, Bed and towels replaced every day. Daily staff could not do enough for you including stocking the fridge with what you liked (Small Charge). Very happy with location 1 minute walk to Boscos beach tavern (Excellent) . Very quiet well kept grounds/gardens with guards on duty - very safe. Breakfast in hotel was also more than I expected with chefs to cook your eggs just the way you wanted. Best coffee in Goa.

Restaurant / Front Desk/ cleaning staff all polite and eager to please.

Sound too good to be true ? Go check it out. Going back December 2010 for two Weeks.
An Indian Gem of a place.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TravellingScotty
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

I booked CSM on the recommendation of friends who had stayed earlier (4/5 years ago) and were all praise for it. I found the rooms reeking of damp smell, the sofas stained and the paint chipped. While not pricey, it isn't cheap either. Should be avoided.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sarojesh
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Bengaluru, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2010

We went to Goa primarily with the aim of relaxing after a few hectic months at office.
Goa didn't disappoint in what it had to offer in terms of relaxation --- awesome food, reasonably priced spirits and the endless sea. However, the trip was made ever so better by Colonia Santa Maria.
Since it was off-season, we didn't book anything but had a few options in mind, CSM being one of them. After being disappointed with the one that we had somewhat mentally finalized, we landed up in CSM and immediately liked the place.CSM is a very big property off the Calungute-Baga Road located in a small lane with old styled houses on each side of the lane. Walk down the lane and BANG!!..right in front of you lies the Baga beach and the charming sight of the Sea...yes it is just a stone's throw from the sea with accomodation right on the beach; also very close to the hot spots TItos's, Mambos etc..
The discounted rate they offered us (Break fast inclusive) was quite good.
The room was basic but well appointed with a mini bar, complementary tea/coffee kit and an electronic safe box; most importantly the room and bathromm were vey clean and well maintained.
The complementary Breakfast had nice variation everyday and quality/taste of the first order. We also had lunch on a couple of occasions and the food was excellent, freshly prepared, hot and very authentic.
The staff (front desk, room service etc.) were very friendly, efficient and prompt.
They also have their own beach shack which was closed due to off-season. i would really like to request them to keep that open all year...it will become another hot spot overnight.
Overall, CSM has made our Goa trip really memorable. They seem to be really serious in serving and impressing their guests. We will definitely go back and also recommend everyone to try this one.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ab_energy
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New Delhi, India
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2010

Excellent Location, Mediterranean Styled Villas with a separate drawing room, walk in closet and a bed room. Location is just a stones throw away from beach. very friendly staff, tasty and hygienic food. Attentive service. Good Approach to hotel and Enough security to keep you safe. Tea and coffee kettle in the room
In room safe to lock your cash and valuables with cupboard to unpack you stuff and organise your travel.

We truly had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.Perfect location for early morning and late evening / Night walks on the beach. Its a lovely feeling to see Sun rise and set by the sea and with its location this hotel takes only 1 min to be on beach from your room. Is'nt it great....!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kripa2509
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Property: Colonia Santa Maria (CSM)
Address: Baga 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > Baga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Baga
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Baga
#2 Spa Hotel in Baga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonia Santa Maria (CSM) 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonia Santa Maria Hotel Beach Resort, also known as CSM Hotel or CSM Beach resort, is the premier Four Star resort on Baga beach of Calangute. The silver sand Baga beach is rightly touching the property. You do not have to go onto the main beach itself for the sun deck of the hotel is the rising green dune from where you get magnificent view of the Arabian sea and sun bathe without being hassled by the vendors on the beach. Our sea facing rooms and suites give you magnificent views from your balcony. The resort spread over four acres of spacious gardens is built in Portuguese style villas, each having six suites/rooms. Main beach is just couple of minutes walk even from the farthest room from the beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Colonia Santa Maria Calangute
Colonia Santa Maria Hotel Calangute
Colonia Santa Maria Baga Beach
Colonia Santa Maria Goa
Colonia Santa Maria (CSM) Goa/Baga

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