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“Mobor, more like a Morgue!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Mobor Beach Resort
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Salcette District
Lincolnshire, UK
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mobor, more like a Morgue!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2009

We arrived in Goa on a real high after just coming from Mumbai and looking forward to the second installment of our 3 leg trip.
Enjoyed a scenic ride in a little Bedford Rascal type vehicle with a superb taxi driver by the name of Fabio (although the vehicle did smell very strongly of petrol fumes which made us feel rather nausious).
After arriving at the apartments the front of the building looked impressive and welcoming - our joys of happiness were to be very short lived.
Entering the cold, uninviting reception we were asked to pay upfront for the duration of our stay in cash (not in Indian currency, but in British Pounds instead???).
We were unable to give GBP (luckily!) and instead agreed to pay on credit card.
We were then shown to our room. The accomodation was basic, drab, looked old and smelt like an old pair of trainers. The beds were the hardest that I've ever slept on and the shower ran only cold water whilst trying to keep the water flowing due to the broken shower knob.
We decided to take a wander around the rest of the luxury hotel to check out its prestige facilities. OMG! Only then did we truly realise that this hotel would not have been out of place on a hotels from hell holiday programme.
Firstly, the hotel was actually closed for maintenance. The pool was closed. Tables and chairs were stacked in a corner. The poolside and corridor were littered with tins of paint and rags. All the shops in the hotel lobby area were empty as if they had gone out of business. There were no restaurant facilities or bar, infact, nowhere on site could you purchase food or drink. It makes me laugh when you look at the hotel's email address - Paradise in Goa, it should be more like Paradise Lost in Goa.
They must of known that the hotel was closed for business when we arrived and this would explain the reason why they requested us to pay in English money (Cash only upfront).
We decided to curtail our paradise in Goa experience, after enduring just 1 night - the paradise was far too much for us to handle, NOT! Instead we got the best taxi driver in South Goa (our mate Fabio) to take us somewhere with a hotel that has life and other guests. He took us to a very pleasurable hotel called The Falcon, Calangute.
As a last note, make sure you place a rolled up towel at your door to stop the geko's from gaining free access to your luxury room.
To sum this all up, we felt we were lied to, misled, cheated, the hotel was a total disgrace and as we had had the forsight to refuse their request to pay by cash we instead paid by credit card and successfully claimed our money back from them......
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Wakefield
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2009

The Mobor beach hotel is situated in Cavelossim Goa which is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The rooms are basic but have everything we needed - our shower was not working very well when we arrived but a trip to reception the following morning and it was sorted out straight away. The staff are very polite and efficient, nothing is too much trouble especially during the last couple of days when they are trying to earn a good tip!
We had a phone call from Thomas Cook the day before we flew to say there was builing work to the rear of the hotel but, as visa's and everything else had been organised we were not going to cancel. It turned out the building work was about two yards away from our balcony and it had not been erected during the last couple of months. This didn't bother us as we didn't spend much time in our room but I'm sure Thomas Cook must have known about this much sooner than they let us know. We will be writing to them to express our opinions soon.
The Port 'O' Call English bar at the hotel is run by a lovely couple called Sue and Tim. The bar is fully air conditioned, has a free pool table, dart board, and shows a lot of football. Sue provides some 'English' bar snacks if you tire of the Goan food, we didn't partake as we love curry etc, but everyone who ate there while we were in said Sues food was delicious.
It is 5 years since we were last in Cavelossim and the place hasn't changed much - it is still a great place to unwind with some lovely restaurants - our favorite being 'River View' where you can site on the banks of the river Sal and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
We took the free ferry over the river one day and spend out time leisurely walking and stopping for the occasional drink. We were facinated by the local fish market, lots of hustle and bustle and a lot of strange looking fish.
We will definately visit Cavelossim again in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PamClark_9
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bolton
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

I enjoyed our stay at this hotel we were made welcome by everyone and the staff at vinnys bar were more than helpfull. Viny is a really nice guy and has all the time in the world for you. the rooms were always kept nice and even without air con the fan is enough but we will be opting for the upgraded rooms next time. Good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank andy123123
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Chesterfield
Level Contributor
59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2009

We stayed on our 5th visit to Cavelossim in the Mobor Beach - it certainly won’t be our last stay. We had visited Mobor Beach before during our stay at Gaffino’s – their sister guesthouse, but we had been put off because we had heard that the Mobor Beach was time share. (not so!)
We emailed the managers, Linda and Danny on the 2nd Dec to see if they had a room available for 12th December for 28 days. We got a response back within the hour. We booked a suite and Linda told us we could pay when we arrived.

They arranged for us to be picked up at the airport by taxi and although it was early morning Linda was there to greet us at the hotel and to take us to a room. Because our room wouldn’t be ready until later she had arranged for us to stay the first night in another available suite because she realised that we would be tired – that was our first taste of the hospitality we would receive throughout our stay.

The next day we visited old (Goan) friends, arranged the hire of a scooter for our stay and then moved into the rooms we were to stay in for the next 27 days. The rooms consisted of a large lounge/kitchen type room with a separate toilet, wardrobe, sofa, sink, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and crockery and cutlery – at the end of the room was a dining table and 4 chairs and patio windows onto a balcony with coffee table chairs and a clothes airer.

A door led through to the en-suite bedroom. This consisted of a wardrobe, dressing table, bed and bedside cabinets and lamps and another set of patio windows leading to a 2nd balcony with chairs and coffee table. The en-suite was a shower, sink and toilet – very large. There were fans and air con in both rooms and a TV in the bedroom.

The rooms were cleaned daily and clean towels were also provided daily. The bed linen was also changed (I think daily but not sure). I think that there must be a mixture of bed linen because sometimes it looked new and sometimes it was obviously older – but always clean.

Vinny has moved to the Mobor Beach to manage the restaurant and he and the staff cannot do enough. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding on offer on Sunday and fish chips and mushy peas on Friday for those who have tired of Indian food and want plain old English. I had a roast beef sandwich and chips one day – so if it’s not on the menu just ask.

Mobor is in the centre of Cavelossim and a short private walk at the side of the hotel takes you to beautiful beach and the Mobor’s beach Shack GGs. There are party nights held at GGs with barbeque, music and fireworks. We didn’t go but last year my son and his girlfriend went and had an amazing time.

On other reports I have seen that people feel it’s a bit ‘clicky’ but that is only because the people who stay here come back year after year and all know each other. We found everyone very friendly.

We didn’t use the pool – it is small and in the shade so never seems to get warm. There were, however, people lying on the sun beds around the pool. But again who needs a pool when you are on the doorstep to miles and miles of beach?

The receptionists were helpful and always had a smile when you went to collect or drop off your key. The doorman was also friendly and was really interesting to talk to..

We prefer to spend our days on the beach at Varca which is quieter and we have friends there who own a shack but we did go to GGs a few times – food good and staff always friendly.

We stayed just after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and everyone seemed to be on high alert – all beach parties were cancelled over Xmas and New Year. The large hotels were having fireworks on New Year’s Eve and we asked Linda if we could take our champagne onto the roof to watch all the fireworks. The roof however wasn’t really suitable (I think because of the solar panels). On New Year’s Eve we came back from the beach to find a note from Linda to say that she had arranged for us to use another room that was vacant that evening, which had balconies where we could view all the fireworks from the large hotels along the beach. We had a perfect view!!

There is an ‘English Pub’ in the Mobor – 2 large TVs showing sports, a darts board, snooker table, and offer sausage sarnies, toasties etc – the manager’s are English – I think from Derbyshire – and really welcoming and totally down to earth. We only went once because we like to see the bars in Goa but it was really popular.

The Internet Café is brill – 3 computers and so cheap – something like £1 an hour (don’t quote me). The lady who runs it is charming – my husband came with me most times I went online – I wonder why!!!!

We will definitely be going back to Cavalossim and will stay at the Mobor Beach. Would we recommend Mobor Beach? We already have!! Friends are going in April. I know – not a good time of the year with everything closing but at least they will have the Mobor facilities and GGs.

  • Liked — The hospitality
  • Disliked — Nothing really
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank dof
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Hertfordshire, UK
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2008

A couple of 40 somethings looking for something clean, simple and quietish. We found it at the Mobor Beach Resort. No bells and whistles, just basic clean and serviceable.
OK, so we're not talking Holiday Inn but hey this is India and you most certinally get what you pay for. The rooms had a good daily clean, the bathroom was more like a wet room and very good. Not too sure about the plug socket RIGHT next to the shower head though! What would you need to plug in while in the shower - the mind boggles! We had a room on the top floor so the ceilings were nice and high and a very good ceiling fan. A/C would of been a bonus but we didn't think the extra £90 warranted it somehow.
The staff always had a smile and always said hello. The restaurant was run by the dependable 'Vinny' and what a great host he was. He was particularly amazing on the last day for us as we had a 11.5 hour delay and he made sure we were fed Roast Beef before we left and did a special sit in for us at 5pm. The hotel was brilliant in the fact they gave us all our rooms back and told us to have them for as long as we needed them and they would basically work round us. Not too many hotels in the land would give that away. Breakfast was normal tea/coffee and toast and anything additional was paid for and never too much trouble for them to knock up for you. Reception staff also lovely. We had a strange phone call from someone in the North, it was our first ever visit to Goa so how would anyone know us. They asked for my husband by name! The receptionist came to find us to alert us and assured us if any more such phone calls came in she would tell them we had checked out. Marvelous.
As I say, its not everyone's cup of tea, my husband found the beds uncomfortable but he's had a fusion on his spine, I loved the beds so again its totally a personal thing. But if you want a base thats peaceful has a couple of theme evenings in Roast Beef and bingo on a Sunday and Fish & Chips and mushy peas on a Friday then I would say try Mobor Beach Resort.
The only negative comment I would like to make is the english bar downstairs, the Port Call where you could watch Premiership football etc was a dive. It was like walking into an english pub in the late 70's. It wasn't particularly busy when we went in and the guy that owned it didn't even acknowledge we walked in. He was too busy playing pool to even notice my husband was standing at the bar. The guy he was playing pool with had to tell him we were there! Strange little place that had very little appeal to it at all, upstairs was far more interesting!
Yes we would go back, very good value for money. laundry service was good as well - under pants ironed.......... have you ever! lol!

  • Liked — The price and the friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — The position of the bar/dining room would be much better at the front of the hotel and maybe it would attact more passing trade
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank portch
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Additional Information about Mobor Beach Resort

Property: Mobor Beach Resort
Address: Mobor Beach | Cavelossim, 403713, India
Region: India > Goa > Salcette District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Salcette District
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,344 - ₹ 1,680
Hotel Class:2 star — Mobor Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Mobor Beach Hotel Salcette
Mobor Beach Resort Goa/Salcette District

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