Was looking around for a place in Assagaon to stay 2 nights and landed up at Botanique. It is a quaint place with lovely rooms and tastefully done up. Best part was the easy access to great restaurants all around the area. Izumi has opened up in the same compund as well. They have a lovely pool and the place is pet friendly, my dog had a great time exploring the compound. Avinash was brilliant all through and makes sure your stay is comfortable
We had stayed in may 2019 with our French guests and had a nice time. But this time around we stayed here from the 15th nov coming back here the 2nd time around and are a bit disappointed. The place looks run down now. Although I do sympathise with the owners and the upkeep is difficult in these pandemic times but there is a shortage of staff all over goa but hotels around the area look well maintained. Mr Avinash really runs a one man show but I think it's even beyond him. He's really their man Friday.
I absolutely loved this place! Fantastic wifi, air conditioning and a big power shower. Their pool is set amongst their lush garden. Very friendly staff & delicious food. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Helpful when transport or information needed. Highly recommend!
I recently came here for lunch, with friends and it was absolutely DREADFUL! As I come from a family of restaurateurs, I understand the pressures of running a business like this but, from start to finish, the food and service where very poor indeed. We waited endlessly for food and drink orders were forgotten. None of the staff were communicating and all we got was shrugs of shoulders. There's too many good restaurants around these days, thank goodness and I won't be coming here again.
Last time I stayed at Botanique in Assagao, I reserved two suites this coming Christmas through a large online booking agent, for a family gathering. After many weeks they wrote and asked me to cancel my reservation because Botanique now wanted to increase their minimum stay requirement. I am now left in a situation with no accommodation after my reservation was confirmed. The hotel has not had the decency to contact me directly or negotiate a longer stay etc. Rates elsewhere have gone up and availability is now very limited as my stay is around Christmas/New Year. My family will be flying to India and were so excited about our plans. Now we have nowhere to stay. I cannot believe that they can just cancel a confirmed reservation when they have availability but, only because they now want a longer staying guest. My last experience with Botanique (before I booked another stay) was as a repeat customer I trusted them to be fair and when checking out I stupidly assumed that as a walk-in customer that they would not charge me more than if I went through the large booking company. I asked why when they are paying no commission to an agent would they charge a repeat customer more who comes direct. They had no answer charged me more and did not care. It's a shame that the owners are hardly every around and seem no longer focused on their business and customer care. Its a beautiful place with a boutique feel, in my opinion, its just missing management and customers service.…
Botanique is a Bed and breakfast with lots of warmth in service and also the owners. It’s located in the quiet village of Assagao with lots of very good cafes, stores and restaurants around. It’s close to Anjuna, vagator. Everything was a short ride away. Avinash is the man Friday there who helped us get car rental so it was convenient for us. They have a nice pool surrounded by trees and was very relaxing. They could improve on their breakfast options but we enjoyed the place so much that it didn’t really matter. I can’t praise the hosts/owners enough because they were so warm and friendly. Carol was there to give her shopping and eating tips which were quite spot on. We came away happy. Highly recommend it!!
The lovely quaint hotel at Assagao. Would most definitely recommend it to my friends and family. Would have loved to stay back for sometime more. Clean and spacious rooms. Service is good. Food too is good, but breakfast menu is limited. Pool area is very good, though they could have done some more with the surrounding area and premises.
I booked this property only because of the ratings it had , and I'm happy i did that , situated in assagaon , 1hr 15 mins from the airport , this place has an apt name , nestled in the flora and fauna of goa , a quaint place , run by a young couple Warm , helpful n enthusiastic staff , Huge rooms , almost like a 1 bhk apartment with a kitchenette , minimally done up , but it has its charm , comfortable bed , a decent sized bathroom , a good living room , its a great place for a long stay too .... Good food , good menu , attentive staff made my stay memorable... The pool is gorgeous... Just sit on the lounge chairs and do nothing , be in the nature... Great vibe about the place .... The owners are extremely warm and helpful ... 1 min walking distance from gun powder the famous restaurant .. And its 15 mins to w , vagator or arpora market , centrally located , yet in a quiet area A few things .... U will not find shops close by to buy stuff Renting a car is the best option , which is like 1200 rs a day The rooms dont have hair dryers or great toiletries (not complaining , i didn't pay a huge price to stay here ) Keep some food , just in case u get hungry at night .. u wont find anything post 11.30 around in this area .... I had a super relaxing time here .. will def go back …
So nice seeing young business owners juggle entrepreneurship and parenthood. The rooms are very clean here. Not the most modern restrooms but they’re clean and straight to the point. The owners are super helpful and address any problems or concerns you may have right away. Nahl, pardon if I misspelled his name wrong was super professional and attentive even though his English isn’t that great. He is a hard worker and goes above and beyond to serve guest. There was another server who I found to be friendly. Unfortunately, I did find some of his comments and behavior at times improper for a hotel that hosts international clients. I think he lacks the right amount of professionalism and experience to be client-facing. It is my opinion that he needs further training on étiqueté within hospitality and how to stay away from making offensive comments such as stating that Africans living and working in Goa are drug dealers. Truth, I was solicited twice to buy drugs in the town by local Indians. Drug dealers come in all forms and all races in Goa and around the world as well, he must be taught this. The restaurant was awesome! Drinks were cheap, the pool was fabulous and the trees surrounding are just breathtaking. I look forward in coming back. I do think gardening could be a bit better and hope that there will be a little less dirt around the property. Furthermore, the hotel is great, affordable, super chic, (across from a great restaurant called Gun Powder), and not far from major attractions and beaches. Thanks again to the fabulous host, great chef, supporting teams, cleaning ladies, and property assistants.…
Great location in the heart of Assagao. I had higher expectations when it was referred to as a boutique hotel. The rooms and bathrooms are fine but fairly basic. The rooms are large and the veranda is wonderful. The pool is great for lounging in. The breakfast was also good. Whilst the service was friendly it could have been more efficient at times. Overall a great stay but don’t expect the luxuries of a boutique hotel.