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Review of Osborne Resort Goa

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Osborne Resort Goa
Ranked #35 of 107 Hotels in Calangute
limavady
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Love this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

I have just booked my holiday for goa for next year in February and have booked the Osborne for the 3rd time. Yes the hotel is basic but the staff more than make up for it. When I arrived this year I was given a room that was fine in phase 3 however I wanted a room in phase one so I went down to reception to ask and the receptionist snapped NO before I'd even finished my sentence, however I then went to khan in phase one and said to him and he disappeared for 10mins and came back and pointed to a room and told me I'd be moved at 10am the next day just like that. My advice is to tell the bar managers your problems and they'll do their best to sort in out. The staff even went out to get me a phone topup cos I was busy getting ready for a night out. Overall the rooms are basic but as long as there's a shower and a bed im happy after all you don't go to goa to spend most of your time in your room. In the evening we usually got a taxi to baga as I like the atmosphere more, one of my favourite places is electric cats the foods amazing and the service even better. Afterwards we would go for a few drinks on the beach in a shack called oceanic I've been going there the past 4 years and wouldn't even consider moving shacks. Just remember people your in India not Spain

Room Tip: Make sure you book air conditioning its not included and must be booked
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank anneka m
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

One of the best budget hotels I've stayed in! Already been there twice with my boyfriend and we decided to stay every year!

Great location for shopping and going out. Close to the Calangute beach- 5 mins on bike! You can lend a bike from one of the guys working there for only ££ for a week!

The suite we had was fantastic! Good size, clean with mini bar, TV and balcony with swimming pool view! Reception staff- fantastic always ready to help with basically anything you ask them! Breakfast good, be careful with ordering scrambled eggs, unless you like it really dry.

Really enjoyed will be back, already make booking for Jan'13:)

I'm Recommending it to everyone!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank kacha k
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Its basic and cleanish although first room they put us in smelled of damp and when asked to be moved was told only other room avaialble was one with air con that we would have to pay extra for, no tv not that I was bothered about having a tv but that would have been extra too.
So ended up in the 3rd block ground floor with a balcony overlooking the pool after paying extra with it having air con, mistake was made as at 7 in morning we were woken up by sunbeds being DRAGGED into position outside and the staff standing outside our balcony chatting away, this happened every day even after mentioning it to the manager.
Beds are solid and even though I did change my mattress with them three times it was like sleeping on the floor and the pillow was no better, if you like a very very thin firm matress and pillow then this is the place for you.
On arrival we booked for the Xmas Eve dinner and were allocated a numbered table or so we thought, as when that night came there was no where for us to sit and we were not the only ones this was happening to, a trestle table and two stools were produced next to the buffet area where everyone would have had to queue to get their food, we said no not acceptable and left the complex, irate and annoyed, there was no real organisation and a lot of heated waiters/staff and holidaymakers, it was a fiasco.
THE next morning the manager asked did we enjoy their xmas eve dinner and were we booked in for NYE, this was the same manager who had told us there was no where for us the previous night, when explaining this to him he said we must be mistaken and he hadnt spoken to us.
There were not enough sunbeds for the complex and the ones along the pool outside the rooms left very little area to walk past along with the sunbeds being almost as uncomfortable as the beds so we went to the beach every day.
The buffets and entertainment were ok, although only used the tickets as they were part of the package we had paid for otherwise wouldnt have bothered.
We spent three weeks here and I couldnt wait to leave, uncomfy bed and pillow, dark airless bathroom, noisy staff in a morning and non interested manager/s.
Whether it was due to it being xmas/nye, i dont know but a lot of holiday makers here had some complaint or another, many said they wouldnt be going back and there were others who said they would return and have been doing for some time.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cassabells
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

If you a re looking for a nice clean place to stay with most of the happening places within easy reach, then this Budget Hotel will be your answer. Located at a short distance from the Calangute and Baga Beaches, it looks after all your needs. The Breakfast Buffet is a bit miserly though in the number of items served, but then considering the price of the accommodation, one can't really crib about it. There are Scooters and cars to hire just outside and the staff will accommodate an early check in and a late check out most of the times. There is good air conditioning, Colour TV, Refrigerator with a mini Bar, attached Toilet and a small Kitchenette in each room. The 3 Swimming Pools are also well maintained. Overall, a nice and comfortable place to stay within a small Budget.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Chopperjoe
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plymouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was our 5th time to Goa, but first at the Osborne. We had 2 friends who came with us, their 1st time to Goa.
Our stay was from the 23rd Feb to the 9th March.

We arrived to the Osborne about 12.30am after a very good flight by Thomas Cook.
Check in was quick, and the room boys promptly took our cases to our allocated rooms in phase 3 DD block.
When we entered the rooms, our 1st impressions were OMG, we can’t stay here, It reminded us of prisoner cell block H. We had previously explained to our friends before our arrival to Goa, that most hotels were basic but clean, so we knew what to expect, but this was really basic, stained towels left on the bed, shower heads were rusty, etc etc. We just sat down in our little living room and laughed and laughed just to see the look on our friends faces, (they normally go 4-5 star). We already decided we needed to change rooms, We promptly went back down to reception and told Laurence (the lovely reception guy) that we weren’t happy with our rooms and wanted to change, He said this wasn’t possible so late at night, but we could look at other options in the morning.
This was fine with us, we had to laugh, because our friends slept that night with their clothes still on because they wouldn’t get into the bed, so they slept on the top.

In the morning, we went back down to reception, and Laurence showed us a couple of rooms which we still weren’t happy with, so decided to upgrade to a deluxe room for us (which was located in phase 3 block A), which only really consisted of A/C as an extra, but the whole layout was a lot better, bigger bathroom, view looking over the little school. So we were quite happy with this room.
Our friends upgraded to a superior deluxe (which was located in phase 2 H block). Their room was large and bright with 2 balconies, nice living area, big wet room bathroom, so they were quite happy now.
We paid an extra £40 for the fortnight for the upgrade (which basically paid for the aircon), and our friends paid an extra £70 (which basically paid for their A/C and T.V). So now the holiday begins, we were now settled into our rooms.
Breakfast was served in phase 2 near the pool. Basic tea and toast which was ok, we always either had omelette or bacon which was extra, we didn’t mind paying for. Their omelettes were lovely. The hotel must have been quite full, as it was always busy at breakfast time.
We didn’t really use the pools, as we like the beach, but we always had a dip in the pool after a hard days sunbathing on the beach, and found the pools very refreshing. Phase 2 pool was colder than phase 3 pool.
Bar staff at the hotel were great. Always had friendly smiles, and couldn’t do enough for you.
John the manager of phase 2 bar staff, restaurant area, was lovely, and always took the time to talk to you.
Reception staff were always friendly and helpful too.
All the guests which were staying in the Osborne, (which were all basically British), were all friendly, and always had time for a yap , everyone liked to exchange their experiences and knowledge of Goa.
Never really used the hotel restaurant in the evenings, as we wanted to show our friends the lovely restaurants around north Goa which we have used over the years. We were given 2 vouchers each a week for the free buffet, but never used them until the last night of our holiday, and must say that we should have taken advantage of this, because the buffet food was actually really nice. It consisted of rice, poppadums, veg curry, chicken, naan bread, dhal, goulash (if you didn’t like Indian food). It was very enjoyable.
We have our usual taxi driver from baga that we use for our trips, and have used him over the years, but a couple of times we did use the taxi drivers which all located just outside of the gates of the hotel. They were all lovely and friendly and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

The rooms were cleaned every day, and towels and sheets changed daily also. The only thing we didn’t like about the room was the metal wardrobe, which reminded us of an old filing cabinet. Didn’t really like to hang any of our clothes in there, but did, and just left the doors open so our clothes didn’t smell fusty like the wardrobe. Also, if you had long dresses to hang, you couldn’t hang them in the wardrobe as the space was limited to short things, so ended up hanging all dresses on the picture rail in the kitchen area. It looked like widow twankies.

All in all, we would recommend the Osborne, and would return if the price was right, Think the dodgy room at the start of the holiday is the norm in Goa, by the sound of other people’s experiences, so just change if you are not happy. Had a fab time in Goa as usual and can’t wait to return. Overall the Osborne was great, just for the staff alone.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view if possible.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank millseywatts
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Additional Information about Osborne Resort Goa

Property: Osborne Resort Goa
Address: Near St. Anthony's Chapel Gauravaddo | Opp Kamat Holiday Home, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Calangute
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,404 - ₹ 3,209
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Osborne Resort Goa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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