Mobor Beach Resort Hotel is a large white, soulless hotel made up of timeshare apartments and rooms for the charter holiday trade. Cavelossim is very much two villages – the older is by the Catholic Church, school (the post office is part of it) and bank. The second also referred to as Mobor, is close to the sea, a one street village made up of an ever increasing developments eating into the vegetation along the coast and destroying any natural beauty replacing it with hotels & time share complexes and shops & restaurants.
The hotel opened in 2000 and was built very much to cater for the charter holiday trade. At the rear of the hotel, a large strip of land has been cleared all the way to the beach and building has started on yet more timeshare villas. Every thing was covered in red dust. Another ugly scare!
On the beach is an adequate beach shack ‘GGs’, serving satisfactory food and cool drinks. There are sun beds for the use of hotel guests. While we were there the beach was covered in rubbish and a lot of oil was washed up. Staff at the beach shack were very friendly and helpful.
There is a small swimming pool (beware of the ‘step’ separating the deep end from the shallow) and an awful ‘English pub’ – full of football shirts and other such memorabilia, smelling strongly of the owners dogs. If you’re into that sort of thing there is nightly entertainment consisting of Bingo, Karaoke and Quizzes – which we avoided like the plague. The restaurant – somewhat bizarrely is based on a Mexican theme, and provides ‘traditional English Sunday roasts’, and full cooked breakfasts.
On arrival we were given a standard Holiday company room, which was totally uninspiring, lacking any real comforts and air-conditioning, just a fan and en-suite. We upgraded to a two room suite consisting of a lounge and bedroom with two toilets, shower, air-conditioning, fans, fridge, TV, settee, kitchenette and large bed, which was much better, and made the stay bearable. Towels and bed linen were changed daily as long as you handed in your key. The hotel is spotlessly clean.
Views one side looked out on to scrubland covered with litter – where rubbish was burnt every evening, and on the other side a more traditional view of Goan life, a family living a more basic existence , along with their pigs and hens. This is a developing country!
Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The shops opposite the hotel were very useful, especially the chemist which is popular with holiday makers in the area. Taxis are available outside the main entrance.
Despite all my negative comments we enjoyed a super time in Goa. I guess this hotel was just not my cup of tea, and as such I would find it hard to recommend. The look upon the locals face when you tell them were you are staying says it all!
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- Also Known As:
- Mobor Beach Hotel Salcette
- Mobor Beach Resort Goa/Salcette