Stayed in the Banana Republic side, first floor pool facing room across the road and a bit further along from the main Cavala Resort. This was during monsoon season and the place felt like it was shut down, with plastic sheeting covering the hut rooms (Samui etc).
The room was OK. The netting in the bathroom left a lot to be desired - big gaps meant that I usually saw a mosquito hovering around in there.
The little pool was decent but there was a constant and unpleasant smell of sewage lingering around.
I wasn't too enamoured with the service. Compared with other hotels I stayed at in India (and Goa), where staff would fall over themselves to be of assistance, there was a general air of ... not sure what the right word is ... indifferance? Two examples: (1) for two days running, the people in the room next to me left the remains of their room service meal outside their room for the animals and birds to pick at, and nobody came to clear it up (2) at breakfast (included in the cost of the room) the first two days the waiter didn't bring me half the stuff I ordered.
My biggest gripe was the lack of any WiFi at all in the Banana Republic area, and the stupid 1 hour for 20 Rupee tokens you had to buy for the main reception area. This is 2013! Sort out WiFi for the rooms!
Location-wise, it's OK, a short walk to the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idiosyncratic, ivy-clad Cavala has been charming Baga-bound travellers for over 35 years, and continues to deliver clean, simple, nicely furnished rooms, ranged about a large complex with a central swimming pool. The bar-restaurant cooks up a storm, with live music on most evenings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cavala Hotel Baga
- Cavala Resort Baga
- Cavala Resort Goa
- Cavala Seaside Resort Goa/Baga