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Gaffino's Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Cavelossim
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Was staying at Haathi mahal next doors and had three meals. The restaurant is Rice Bowl and served good Indo-Chinese. Food was quite tasty and wholesome. Ambiance is simple, however the complex is clean and airy (not air-conditioned). Staff is warm and prices reasonable.
Would recommend the place.

Room Tip: Try the prawn dishes. Found them much better than at Mike's Place.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

basic yes, you get what you pay for. pre order the day before and you can have any food you want , they will even make you a nice English Sunday roast dinner,.we have stayed many times and cant wait for our next time,. ROB N ROSE
Gaffinos is a guest house its not a posh hotel , but they do have a posh hotel just up the road so why not try that if you want to pay more,.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank its-putting
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

This hotel is situated in a prime location with easy access to the beach and most good restaurants.

The staff are friendly, but on arriving at 1am we were tired and thirsty, I asked for bottled water...NONE available. There was no chance of any refreshments or even a cup of tea.

The hotel is primarily aimed at a Russian clientele with the 'RULES' written in Russian and it was only when a party of these arrived did they bother to stock the bar fridge with soft drinks.
The rooms were acceptable and the maids friendly and efficient.
Although the sister hotel was available for our use, the pool was too cloudy and green to even put my toes in. Again the staff were Ok but not overly helpful.
We wil not return as there are several superior hotels in the same locality.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Dee32994
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Four of us stayed in Cavelossim and visited a different restaurant each evening over the three weeks we were there. We thought we would try Gaffinos as had walked past it several times and it looked Ok. What a mistake!!! The menu we were given was very extensive however everything we chose they did not have. Mr friends ordered fish fingers as they had enjoyed them ordered them in other restaurants before. When they arrived they looked like old fish skin which had been battered and refried several times. They galantly tried a couple but left the majority. For the main course my friend ordered battered chicken breast, her husband & my husband ordered roast chicken breast, mashedpotatoes & peas. When the meals arrived they received a pile of what I can only describe as cheap chicken nuggets fried about five times, refried frozen french fries plus the men received a small bowl of mashed potatoes and a bowl of peas each. I had ordered cauliflower cheese, mushrooms & chips. We are the chips, mushrooms & mashed potatoes couldn' t face the rest. The staff service was abysmal, the waitress actually left the drinks on the bar while she went outside to speak to someone and we had to ask twice for glasses for our bottle of water. No one asked us if the meal was ok. We couldn't wait to leave. My advice to anyone thinking of either eating or staying here is DON'T AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Kat2207
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

This is our fourth visit to Goa, second to Cavelossim. Last year (Feb 2011) we used to pass Gaffinos and could see how busy the restaurant and bar was which prompted us to book it this year. It was not until after we had booked that I found a review saying that money had gone missing from the safety deposit boxes and started to worry. However, when we arrived all the staff had been changed apparently resulting from similar reports. The problem was, with the exception of the manager the staff did not speak English. It was a challenge to find out whether you would receive tea or coffee for breakfast. As they could not get breakfast right it comes as no surprise that the restaurant was empty most nights. A group of 6 came in for dinner about 10pm, as they had eaten there for many years, received their meal about 11pm and said they would never return. We asked for an air-con room which we got, but it was on the top floor and had a second shower in the bathroom-namely the leak from the ceiling. I reported to the manager the water was coming down the wall on the hallway and through the light switches, and he told Brian Gaffinos, who was at the bar, who replied 'the water tank is leaking and the electrics are insulated'! Good ownership skills

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Disappointed838
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

We never stayed at Gaffinos,but we ate and drank in it,the staff were tremendous,really friendly and helpful,they couldn't do enough for us,Jeevan the manager,Willie and Sam were always smiling and happy and the food was typical Indian and Goan,delicious,this place is definately worth a couple of visits,don't bother about the doom merchants,go and judge by yourself.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

We went to visit our friends who were staying at Gaffinos, infact, the previous review by Nancy, is about the two couples who we visited! This place is old, tired, and needs to jump quickly into the current day! As one of the first places to stay in Cavelossim it should be proud of it's longevity! But unless they sort things out, it won't survive! The rooms are dark and dingy, and basic is what you get, the lack lustre staff haven't got a clue really, they run out of alcohol all the time ( despite knowing they have guests that drink certain brands) do yourself a favour and go elsewhere - I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy !

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Additional Information about Gaffino's Beach Resort

Address: Mobor Beach, Cavelossim 403731, India
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Cavelossim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 10 Hotels in Cavelossim
Price Range: $23 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gaffino's Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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