I think this has to be my first negative review on TripAdvisor. I travel a lot and rarely complain. From my extensive travels and a career in hotel PR, I feel I have a good idea of hotel standards.
Given the rate we were paying to stay in a Mughal tent at Paros (approx 200 USD a night) my husband and I arrived with fairly high expectations. The tent itself was incredibly tired and dirty. I was told I was the only guest to complain about this.The standard of the room certainly did not align with its price tag - ripped and stained drapes, stained bed sheets, stained towels, dusty floors and rat droppings! Given the price of antiques and fabrics in India, earning's from one night would more than deck out the tent and bring it to the standard it needs to be at. The luxury tents had varnished wooden floors and wooden finishes, perhaps we would have been happier there. The mughal tent (the more expensive of the two) just has concrete floors and surfaces. On top of this - breakfast wasn't included in the rate.
In addition to the poor standard of accommodation, we barely slept during our 3 night stay due to the constant beat of house music from nearby raves. When I mentioned this to management, I was told it was out of their control and there was nothing they could do. Granted, they can't shut the clubs down but they could have handled it in a much more gracious manner. It's out of their control but it is still their problem. They are marketing themselves as a serene and peaceful tented camp. HAd we known it would be like this, we wouldn't have come. Little gestures like ear plugs for guests or offering a complimentary breakfast would have gone a long way. Something to compensate for the fact you're paying a lot for tired room that you can't even sleep in!
Aside from this, the restaurant was good and the food was delicious - focusing on fresh seafood and local flavours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- To cater to the demands of their growing clientele in Goa, The Amarya Group acquired the intimate oceanfront resort on Morjim beach, "Paros", bringing with them their imitable style and dedicated service to this charming property. "Paros by Amarya" opens its doors to guests on November 23rd Set on a secluded and pristine property on the picturesque Turtle Beach, Paros by Amarya offers an enchanting beachfront hideaway with eight tented guest accommodations and a three-bedroom converted Portuguese villa. The interiors of the tents and the beach villa are designed in distinctive Amarya charm, artfully blending ethnic Indian textiles and regional antique furniture with modern design aesthetics and vibrant color palettes.Guests may enjoy the alfresco elevated restaurant-lounge that offers sweeping views of the Arabian Sea. The lounge offers a Nespresso bar as well as a complete breakfast, lunch and dinner service featuring the freshest produce and finest ingredients. Intimate, charming, and always stylish, Paros by Amarya offers another unforgettable vacation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paros By Amarya Goa/Morjim