I don't know who gives such a good ratings to this place which actually made us fool in thinking that this is a good place, very small place, bad breakfast, damaged AC in room. Overall very bad experience.
Second time at the wonderful place - this time with kids. And nothing has changed....in fact, things have only got better. We again chose the Suite and it just felt as if we were back home again. Lourenco, Leivin, Freddie and the entire team did everything possible to make the stay as comfortable as possible. And of course, Mario, with the travel. The kids loved them, as we thought they would. The food, as always, was just out of this world...The team baked the most wonderful cake ever for my birthday, and that quite literally, was the icing on the cake. Some journeys are also meant to make friends, over and above the leisure, and I am so glad that we are friends with the best team there is, in India. Waiting for the third time, hopefully soon.
This is our fourth stay at this guest house and we would never stay anywhere else in Goa. Lourenco and his team are absolutely faultless. It is like coming home for two weeks. Every aspect of the service is personal and nothing is too much trouble. The standard of the room service and cleaning is amazing and we have not one single thing we could pick fault with. No wonder we see the same people at breakfast year after year. Once you’ve discovered this hidden gem you wouldn’t stay anywhere else! Thank you Lourenco and team for an amazing holiday!
We visited Bougainvillea with our 1 year old baby. Mr Lourenco suggested us for Room No 201 suite room and arranged an additional cot for our baby sitter in the seating area. Also Babycot was provided for our little one and he enjoyed sleeping on that. Room was very big with 2 balconies, well ventilated, washroom was clean. Hot water kettle was given in room to prepare baby food. Room will be cleaned daily. management provide towel, small bathing soap, shampoo sachet.
We enjoyed Indian breakfast Parota/poori Allo ki sabji from the Bengali chef which was complimentary. We tried dinner also and ordered in advance. There was no fixed rate or menu. It is based on guests choice. Food taste was really good. There is no full time restaurant but one can order food in advance. Tea/Coffee always available on request. Food cost is little high but overall Goa is very very costly place. Quality and Quantity of food are good. Lots of greenery in the Bougainvillea. Careful about mosquitoes/ants near trees @breakfast area/ Balcony area.
Mr Lourenco arranged taxi for our pickup and all sightseeing. Again taxi charge is very high in Goa, Uber or Ola does not work. Vasco Railway station to Bougainvillea Rs 1600, Bougainvillea to calangute Rs 800, Bougainvillea to Baga Rs 1000.
Its 10 mints walk from Bougainvillea to Sinquerim beach. Roads are very much dark after sunset. Sinquerim beach has lots of water sports but again very costly. Basic Water scooter ride Rs 500, incase if u like to drive the scooter its Rs 1000 for 2 to 3 mints ride. Sky blue water color is the best part, beach is not over crowded like Calangute or Baga. If you like shopping then there is no good option nearby. Calangute is the best option for shopping.
There are many good restaurants down the lane 15 mints walk from Bougainvillea. Pls try Soi restaurant, wonderful taste. Also behind busstand a small veg restaurant by name Khana khazana. You may not dine in there, but we tried to parcel our lunch. Very cheap, healty and tasty homely food. However there is no restaurant close by.
Drinking water has to be bought on daily basis. There is no Aqua guard or water purifier at hotel. 1 ltr water bottle will cost Rs 20 to 25 at different shops based on brands.
Restaurant on the beach are costly, but its worth trying some foods with drinks while enjoying the sea. Prawn lovers, pls check if prawns are cleaned inside as it may cause stomach upset. In one of the beach restaurants we found that black threads are not cleaned from chilly prawn which was coated.
Last but not the least Mr Lourenco and his son's hospitality is amazing. Its like home and we never felt difficulty though we traveled with baby.
nice place to hangout, Good ambience, excellent room with proper setup, very well place and close to most happening place.. Most important reasonable price, staff very well aware of the hospitality , baga calangute and agonda fort close by