Castle House, Calangute
Lavina Street Opp. Calangute Panchayat Naikka Vado, Calangute
We've almost always stayed at Castle House's Palolem property but this time around when we chose to stay in their Calangunte one, we weren't going to be disappointed. The hotel is perfectly located, right in the center of Calangunte. In fact it's not on the street so while being close it offers some privacy (and a little walk up to the street that we kind of enjoyed). So, I want to list the things that make this property SPECIAL! 1. Location : I've already told you why :-) 2. Food : The in-house chef truly knows how to cook. Everything we ordered were delicious, you must check out the Biryani, Prawns Curry and Fried Rice (It was simply amazing). 3. Pool : This time the word implies both a swimming pool that is ideal to indulge in to beat the heat while you clutch your beverage and a pool table to keep you engaged over a friendly game or two. 4. FRIDAYS: Yes, Friday nights are extremely cool. They host a Karaoke night with LIVE Tandoor which is excellent to say the least. 5. Last but the most important reason to stay here is our host- Dev. He has to be one of the nicest person you will meet. He likes to be around for his guests and you are bound to bump into him through your stay, if not definitely singing to his favorites on Karaoke nights. This is a GREAT place to stay in Goa and one of those places that make you feel you are in a home away from home. Would I go back there? Oh yeah, in a heartbeat!
Other than location the hotel is perfect, food is awesome, varieties of food, swimming pool is good rooms are spacious, manager is helpful, very renowned hotel, every one knows it, overall experience is superb.
The hotel was located conveniently hence there were no difficulties in travelling. The appearance of the hotel was good. The room allotted was good with all essential facilities in good working condition. The staff members were good in services. There was no delay during sign in and sign out process. The hotel was worth for the money.
I had visited this hotel with my family for personal trip. The overall experience was excellent in the hotel. Airport was nearby the hotel. The best part was food and beach in the destination. The check in and checkout was on time. The food facility was available in the hotel. I would not suggest anything to this hotel.
This is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in so far. Dont get me wrong- the rooms are just OK but it is because of the staff and the owner that our experience with the hotel was terrible. First off, the person at the reception- Jitu is the most unfit and unsuitable person for the job. Being friendly is one thing but being intrusive and annoying is another. I was so irritated with this person that I felt like hiding myself every time I crossed the reception while going out just to avoid a conversation with him. His displeasing, irritating, bothersome and vexatious nature spoiled our whole experience. One more thing that I want to mention about this annoying fellow- Jitu is that when we checked out of the hotel, he didn't even feel like extending the courtesy of wishing us a happy journey or asking us how our stay was - I guess the word hospitality is alien to this guy. Now let's talk about another obnoxious little brat, the owner- Dev. He is the most impolite, rude, discourteous and uncivil person I have met or seen in my whole life. I would like to mention an incident here, to provide some evidence. On the day of Holi, just when we were locking our room to go out to the beach, this ill-mannered, uncouth and uncivilized fellow without warning threw color at me. On top of that when I stared at him, he had the audacity to say that today's Holi and he has the right to throw color at anyone he wants. REALLY ??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME I am pretty sure that he was drunk as well and not in his senses- Just imagine !!! You will also be able to find out more about this guy's character once this review is published and he replies to my review. The bathroom was filthy and smelly .. The breakfast- TERRIBLE. The food was served cold, didn't taste good and we had to wait for almost half and hour for the breakfast to arrive. So we decided not to have our 'Free' breakfast there. It was totally unhygienic with ants moving all across the table and a foul smell present all across the open space where the breakfast was being served. The waiters are pathetic and unprofessional. I saw one of them hitting on some of the guests from abroad. As you will agree, this HAS to be and actually was one of the most unpleasant, uncomfortable and disgusting hotel experience of our lives. You will get to know more about the character of the owner or the reception guy Jitu once you read their reply to this review. My advice - DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL - YOU WILL REGRET
Castle House is ranked #33 among the 495 hotels in Calangute with an average rating of 5.4 out of 7. It is one of the 38, 1-star in Calangute. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 67 photos, 279 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Food & Drink. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,900 to Rs 5,400 per night. The hotel offer 25 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Couple (42%) and Group (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 42% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Castle House is located at Calangute . Church of St. Alex (1 Km), Calangute Beach (2 Kms), Kerkar Art Complex (2 Kms), Baga Beach (2 Kms) and Baga Retreat House (3 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramya Sri Paramkusam adds, “Best fun beach I loved it! It was a wonderful experience, one of my best trips. We stayed near to Calangute beach, and it was awesome staying the whole day at the beach, enjoying the seafo Read More