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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Bordi is a surprise - just 3 hours from Mumbai, it is supposedly the place where the Konkan coast starts. It is a small little quaint town with lots of Parsi establishments (including an old but still functional Sanitarium; a Godrej institute; a Rustomjee educational institute etc). Gujaratis are the other dominant community in this town.

Goolkush Resort offers a homely atmosphere - lovely home cooked Parsi food, a small swimming pool, small cottages with very basic furnishings and overall a quite relaxing ambience.

The beach is a few minutes walk, and is really nothing much to write home about. But, nonetheless its non-touristy nature is what I found endearing. The Sea recedes so far back during low-tide that you can't even see the water. Local lads play cricket on the beach, and fishermen's children move around with small nets catching tiny little fish in tiny little puddles - (and collecting them in used PET bottles). A couple of abandoned old fishing boats, just add to the somewhat sleepy, and melancholic scenery.

Walk back from the beach through the town, and look at the old houses, and the occasional temple - you may be pleasantly surprised.

All in all a great break from the madness and rush of the metropolis. Don't expect too much, and you may just be surprised

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Vishakh
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Lovely old Parsi mansion, well-kept cottages but guess what, there are constant troubles with electric supply. A/C didn't work half of our stay.. besides some other annoying troubles too.

Some may find the 'happy uncle' to be deceptive when it comes to money - charges generously for swimming pool.. overcharges for chai (50 bucks!) etc. But is clear when it comes to moneys.

Food's worth the high prices though - lovely fare for both veggies and non-veggies.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank MalayDesai
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

when it comes to peaceful weekend...I think everyone should try goolkhush... the owners are aware what they need to provide to their guest and you will get it.... am lucky to find places where owners are very inviting and good with hospitality.... loved the food which aunty makes and pomfret is the killer.... try it to have peaceful time for yourself and stomach....missed out on dhanshak..but next time for sure will have it...

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank kunal2311
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I've been to Gulkhoosh thrice. Twice, to just eat there and perhaps use the pool and once to stay.

For food, it is undoubtedly one of the best in the area. It is home cooked and a healthy qty charged at per head rates. It IS pricey, but much healthier than the MTDC place down the road. If travelling in a group, it is a fun trip and any room should suffice, but if you are travelling as a couple, ensure you ask for a room which does not have a connecting door with the neighbouring room. Unfortunately, we took one such very spacious room and could hear our noisy neighbours all through out (from running the water in the washroom to a repeated early morning alarm). The trip was altogether pleasant except for the large and noisy group of families that was visiting at the time who had neither the courtesy to keep it down nor the sensitivity to private space. We were entertained by the extremely loud music from their parked vehicle at each meal time although they were persuaded to lower the volume by shutting one door of the vehicle :)

Aside from that, weekdays are a better time to visit as the place gets rather busy on weekends and the rooms are close together so it ends up being quite raucous. It is not a professionally managed property so be prepared to handle 1-2 kids in the way of help and serving of food. The owners wife prepares the food herself and you can ask for Parsi dishes in advance. Avoid the basic rooms as these are rather small and have metal roofing. They even have huge ventilators to let in lots of light but there is no way to screen them. The owner is a little money-minded but then, he is running a business. We also had some problem with the hot water as the 'central heating' of the geyser is a wood furnace powered geyser and common to a couple of rooms. After our neighbours had used up the water, we had to find the owner and ask for more water and finally I ended up having a cold water bath. For 1500 bucks a night for the 4 bed living quarters, I guess it was a good deal.

It is more like a large homestay, if you ask me where you need to catch hold of the owner for anything which can be a little inconvenient if it is at an odd hour when he may be resting.

A trip to the nearby dam and some orchards provide some off site entertainment. Nearby hotel (i think it was called Anand), is a veg place with some rooms and a largeish pool with orchards on one side and fields on the other. Nearby MTDC resort has beach facing huts with full screen windows for an unrestricted view of the beach. We'd chosen Gulkhoosh for the food but would want to plan more carefully.

Room Tip: If you're finicky, give this a miss
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank Simrit K
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

the facilities were good.they gave us good service.owner aunty made pure jain food for us and as per our choice.we enjoyed a lot a lot & a lot in the swimming pool.the environment inside gool khush resort is good.the swimming pool was clean and clear.kids as well as elders enjoyed a lot in swimming pool.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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14  Thank varshagada
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