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Castle House
Ranked #2 of 202 Calangute B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“fantastic staff and hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

people say you only get what you pay for but i believe you pay for what is discribed and for the money you get far more than what is discribed first time in goa cultural change is it my god but dev and david put us at ease arranging trips taxis making sure we were not ripped off and a had a good time yes the room colour scheme leaves much to be desired but i remember indians homes in uk in the 60s they like it bright cleaned and fresh linen and towels every day there was a problem with the pool they work all night to empty it mostly by hand builders came and repaired the tiles and grotting and it was fully operational the following afternoon and also a big thankyou to sirene and satia who ran the bar and waiter service excellent you just had to nod and they were there nothing was to much trouble fantastic holday fantastic staff and hotel

Room Tip: we liked the upper floors over look pool one side watch the world go byon the other very quiet
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I loved this place – I stayed during the monsoon and there weren’t many western tourists about in Goa. Fortunately I met some guys in a bar who said their hotel had lots of backpackers in, and was lively – travelling on your own, this is exactly what I was looking for! I moved the next day and stayed for a week – Dev the owner was super friendly and I felt like I had a gang of Castle House friends to go explore Old Goa with on mopeds, and to Tito’s for a dance. When my train onwards got cancelled Dev calmed me down (I was frantic I was going to miss my flight and there were no tix for the next train!) and helped me out of a pickle. The pool is ace, the pool table and bar area sociable, breakfast a welcome cure for a feni hangover and the rooms big and clean, with a fridge, tv etc. I would recommend to travellers looking for friendly and affordable accommodation!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Quiet location for calangute.
Nice people who own and run the place.
Budget rooms but you definitely get what you pay for.
Lots of repeat visitors that stay in excess of a month with creates a really nice vibe in the bar/breakfast area.
Would recommend to anybody who understands value for money - if you want the savoy but the taj at £200 a night.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Dale66yorkshire
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

I usually stay in some very high end hotels, but decided to join a group of friends on their annual vacation to Goa....so I decided to experience Goa as a local. The Castle House is a little gem and the 'jewel in the crown' is a young man called Suren. Suren will greet you with his 24/7 smile and bobbing head (he even had us doing the Indian 'yes - head wobble' by the end of our stay. The hotel is small, but the rooms are a good size - we had a good sized double bed, with crisp clean sheets every day (some have the odd stain as they are hand washed without bio powders etc, but were always clean and fresh), if you are not happy with a particular sheet/towel just ask and you will be given another. The mattress was very comfortable and the pillows great. There was a large bathroom/wet room which was kept clean every day. A balcony with two plastic chairs and a washing line. AC, Satellite TV with HBO, VH1, Sports and BBC News included, plus a ceiling fan, Electric Mosquito Repellent, Small Fridge and a ceiling fan. The pool at the hotel is small, but kept very clean and never crowded. There is a small bar which is well stocked, but when they didn't have the soft drink I wanted, Suren ran to the local shop and came back not only with my drink, but a Fanta for my daughter. Safety Deposit boxes are free, but you need your own lock and are located in reception and covered by CCTV. The hotel is excellently located within 3 minutes walk to the main road and 10 minutes to the beach. The owner Dev, Manager David and all the staff are wonderful and will arrange taxis ad give advice on eateries and trips etc. The cook is brilliant and the included breakfast is quite extensive including any kind of eggs on toast, Indian Purees, Parathas, Cereal, orange juice, tea or coffee. Tandoori Fridays and Bingo are always a hit and the Chicken Mali was mild and delicious. After a day out, we would order cold drinks and a plate of Onion Pakoras (ask for no chillis or they will be spicy) and take them to our room to enjoy while we showered and got ready for our night out. If you are homesick for a full English head to Corine's Corner (walk up to the Red Lion, turn right at the main road, walk along to the end of the road, turn right towards Neelams The Grand and Corine's is tucked away on the left hand side of the road) Corine does the best black pudding, proper sausages and proper bacon. A real treat.

Go to the Castle House, most guests we met were repeat customers. Dev and his team are excellent and Suren in particular is a star. Nothing is too much for him and he will keep the customers coming back. Well done Castle House and thank you for a great time!!

Room Tip: Take a room on the 1st floor, rather than the ground and get a balcony over looking the quiet lane...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

what a place this is just close to everything, its located in nice clean quite lane, place has a very nice well equiped bar , an the tandoori on the fridays are uncomparable , we use come come from the beach , take a dip in the pool
go to the room have a nice hot shower ,come back and have a nice chilled beer in the bar , and chat with co travellers perfect place to relax
we would be regulars hear , keep up the good work

Room Tip: all rooms are quite clean a comfortabe
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Castle House

Property: Castle House
Address: Lavina Street Opp. Calangute Panchayat | Naikka Vado, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Calangute
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,096 - ₹ 3,406
Hotel Class:2 star — Castle House 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 24 room hotel is small and cozy Budget place 10 minutes walking to the Calangute beach (Calangute - Baga - Candolim is one long beach). Our hotel has a SWIMMING POOL, a BAR and a restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese, continental and Goan seafood. Other places: Anjuna 15 min, Vagator 25 min, Arambol 40 min, clubs discos 10 min, Panjim 20 min, old Goa 30 min, Donapaula 30 min, Saturday night bazaar 15 min, flea market 15 min, Aguada Fort, lighthouse 10 min, Chapora fort 20 min (in taxi/bike). Rooms: we have simple clean rooms with TV, AC, wardrobe fridge, bathroom hot/cold water, sit out/balcony. We also have safe deposit lockers (free use - you need to bring your own lock). ... more   less 
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