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“Nice base in north Goa”
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Abalone Resort
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Arpora
Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice base in north Goa”
Reviewed 9 March 2008

Horrible flight with My Travel (First Choice much better). The Hotel was much as we expected for the price. Clean enough, didn't bother with breakfast. The best part was that Arpora is now a nice little place tp stay, away from the madness of Baga/Calangute. We always get a scooter and to reach the northern beaches from Arpora was so much easier, cutting out the traffic congestion. We spent a couple of nights in a nice beach shack in Ashwem, all mod cons. Overall enjoyed the holiday. It is almost as expenseve to just book a flight, so to have the Abelone included was a bonus. Nice local restautants-All Spice, Spice Oven, Starlight etc. No complaints.

  • Liked — hotel location
  • Disliked — lack of storeage space
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2007

I had a 2 week stay at the Abalone and have to say it was a very enjoyable holiday. The hotel is basic, however the staff are very friendly and could not do enough for you. The rooms are a decent size and have a mini bar and in our room there was two single beds, not the best but it was still a bed.

You have to pay extra for the air conditioning, which is approx £50 for 2 weeks and for the mini bar. We used the mini bar for the two weeks and it cost us about £4 at the end of the holiday. The hotel pool is very cold, but it is exactly what you need when you have been sunbathing!

The food was quite good at the hotel and very reasonably priced. The breakfast mainly consisted of tea/coffee and toast, which was fine. There are a few good restaurants near the hotel, the Spice Oven directly across the road was very good, although the service was very slow(as it is in all places in Goa!).

There was also two restaurants at the end of the road, all spice(very nice although quite expensive compared to most restaurants and busy) and the starlight(very cheap and
the food is excellent). Don't be put off by the look of the starlight, the food is excellent but again the service is slow. There was 5 of us there for dinner on the first night and it cost 685 rupees which is about £7, not bad eh! Oh and that was including drinks!

There is lots to do and see in Goa and if you make the Abalone the base for you holiday and that it all you are looking for then this hotel will meet all you needs and not stretch the wallet!

  • Liked — The cold pool
  • Disliked — The bedrooms were not the best
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Abalone Resort

Property: Abalone Resort
Address: Gorbhat | Little Baga, Arpora 403 518, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Arpora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Arpora
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,103 - ₹ 8,564
Hotel Class:3 star — Abalone Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ABALONE RESORT ! Comfortably & friendly. it is located at – Baga - Arpora, a mere walking distance from world famous Baga Beach. All rooms have balconies, some are pool view.There are many great attractions, including the Baga beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Saturday Night market & the Famous Discotheques nearby.ABALONE RESORT emphasizes on cleanliness and personalized service making the Resort a "Value for Money" proposition and our guests stay a memorable one. ... more   less 
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