Cavala Seaside Resort, Calangute
Baga - Saunta Vaddo Calangute
Ranked 8 of 502 hotels in Calangute
My overall experience in this hotel was excellent! It was near to the beach and very convenient to travel. Bus stand and railway station were far from the hotel. The people were very courteous. The rooms were very clean. Staff was very much helpful, friendly and hygienic. Services provided were good and very quick. The interior and exterior appearance of the hotel was very good. It was an old and heritage kind of building. The room allotted was neat, clean, spacious and well-maintained along with a garden. Pillows, bed sheets and blankets were in clean condition. Amenities in the room were working properly. There was no view from the room. Washroom was very spacious and very good. There was no problem in check-in and check-out procedure. There were no activities provided in the hotel. There were limited varieties in veg food but non veg food was good.
We had booked a non-AC suite in Cavala for 2 days on 30-31 May-07 at Rs 1260/night. I can say that it was extremely good value for money! We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of the suite which had a large drawing area, a decent bed room and the largest bathroom that I have seen in a hotel! In addition, the whole suite was done up with simple and elegant decorations in the form of art works! The easy chairs were extremely comfortable and a mini-bar with beer, juices and mineral water was nice. It also had a piano and my little daughter had a blast with it! The bed side too was nicely done up and the nice blue tiling in the bath gave a soothing look. Though the beach and sea is not visible from the hotel it is located within 5 minutes' walk from the Baga beach. This is a huge advantage as one can go back and forth from the hotel as many times as one likes. There are watersports in the form of parasailing and water-scooters available for the enthusiasts. Boat rides are also available for the less advanturous. For the rest, there is the beach which provides a good bathing option. It is a gentle slope and one can go our quite a far with water upto the hips. However the water tends to get a bit rough at high-tide. One can also walk along the Baga beach for a mile or so to reach Calangute beach where most of the Indian tourists. Baga beach is one of the favourites for the foreigners with ample accommodation options and quite a few beach shacks. However, for the budget traveller I found the food to be quite expensive. At Cavala, on the flip-side the rooms do not have phones to talk to the reception. So one has to pop out and walk across the corridor to the reception. In addition, the resturant menu has limited options and food is a tad expensive. I guess most of the residents do not eat there. I guess the hotel could do well to expand their menu, particularly to Indian cuisines.
It was Off-season, end of July. Yet decided to go...assumed we will be the only tourists around. Stayed at Cavala-coz it was close to the famous Baga beach. The rates were inviting. 2 AC Suite'+poolside- cost us 1800 each with breakfast. The hotel did have more occupants. Quaint looking building...which had creepers flowing on the walls outside, gives it a character. The room was a blessing, simple, elegant and spacious. Nothing lavish about the place, but it makes you feel at home and all the basic facilities in the room. Most important the bathroom was neat and clean. The suite is not connected to the main hotel building, but across the road. So total privacy and peaceful. The pool was cleaned everyday. Did notice a person clean and scrub the surrounding for almost half a day. Impressive eh! The breakfast here was good and filling, not a buffet, but a fixed menu. Either English or Indian. Better to stick to English, its Goa, you cant expect them to make the best of aloo paratas and puri bhaji. The omelets are great. I like the way they served fruit on the plate. Split banana with fork & knife! Of course there were other fruits but this one is a killer! Saturday nights- it’s Live Retro Music. We just wandered in around 8pm and were stopped by the inmates saying the tables are booked. We were surprised, its off-season, who' going to be here...and the bookings happened a week in advance!! We still hung around the place hoping somebody would cancel, but no luck. The place filled up in no time.. What crowd. Mostly foreigners. That place was rocking! Sigh. We had to head out in search of a better place for dinner and music. There was a little hic-up during lunch the next day at Cavala. The fish curry wasn't at its best-first taste of it gave us a very sour feeling. Well it definitely was spoilt! We did make a little noise, how can you go wrong with fish curry in Goa. Well the young chef was sweet enough to come around and listen to us and within the next 15 mins we had steaming, most delicious Goan fish curry on our table. Oh we couldn't stop raving about it. And then he sent around the dessert -Bibinca with ice cream....slurp!! Not to miss.
Cavala is a perfect place that you\'d be looking to stay at when you go to Goa with an intention to relax and have fun and even party with a limited budget. The resort is about 1-2 minutes walk from Baga Beach, and is located away from the busy market area. This really makes the atmosphere around, quiet and relaxed. Rooms are decent very clean and the tariffs are quite affordable. Staff is good, polite and very friendly just, a little slow but its negligible. The main attraction for all the party animals would be the Friday Night Live Music!! Over all I would definitely recommend this hotel!!
The serene Goan ambiance of the resort and the excellent staff is not the only reason to stay here. This resort has a restaurant with bar attached to the resort, and oh what a nice restaurant! They have live music 5 days a week, with a virtuous pianist, Mr. Bosco, and retro music, from 60s to 80s. A perfect family resort.
Cavala Seaside Resort is ranked #8 among the 502 hotels in Calangute with an average rating of 5.5 out of 7. It is one of the 56, 3-star Resorts in Calangute. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 74 photos and 119 text reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Room.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,800 to Rs 7,700 per night. The hotel offer 75 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 (39%) and Group (30%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 58% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 23% have rated the ambience as hypnotic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Jan, Feb and Mar for the best experience.
Cavala Seaside Resort is located at Calangute . Baga Beach (1 Km), Baga Retreat House (1 Km), Calangute Beach (2 Kms), Church of St. Alex (3 Kms) and Kerkar Art Complex (4 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, Restaurant and AC. 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
HolidayIQ Reviewer Aswini Praveena says, “We never missed out on Calangute, while travelling to Goa. You have all watersports activites available here.” Read More