Resorte Marinha Dourada Hotel, Bardez
Reviews - Resorte Marinha Dourada Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: India
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Resorte Marinha Dourada Hotel
Should be a 4 star!from Sares
Lovely big, spacious clean rooms and very friendly staff.
Try and stay in the annexe area of the hotel as the views from the balconies are better, it is quieter and has a better pool!
wow wow wowfrom A TripAdvisor Member
eating out? i suggest all spice, over the flame, east meets west for indian food.
kim faa for chinese food (the best meal i have ever eaten in my life) i suggest chicken dumplings for starters haha).
or if you miss home try domino's pizza n subway haha.
beaches-i loved baga as you can enjoy many watersports like doughnuts, banana boat, jet skiing, paragliding e.t.c
for a more relaxed beach i loved the end of the world and the anjuna beaches.
nightlife- there are plenty of bars esp down csm road. im 19yrs old and there are a few nightclubs like titos, mambos, patrixs, the best one is called club cabanah but it closed down when i was there (dont know if its re-opened). baga is the best place for the more lively of us.
for a day trip try the catermaran trip down the river you get free food and drink (soft n alcoholic). you stop off on a remote village and also get off the boat to have a go at workin with the goans on another boat diggin up sand (very hard haha)
Fantastic! Look out for me coming back!!from GoanBride
Great place to stay.from teachuk1
t be Betterfrom CaroRigg
Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a terrific view from our balcony over the Hotel's twin lakes and the adjacent river and salt pans (a birdwatchers' paradise - our first sight on arrival was of an Osprey catching a fish in the river....). Air conditioning and ceiling fans made for comfortable nights and afternoon siestas, and the mini bar was well stocked and competitively priced, as was the room service menu. The food in the Hotel restaurant was also good and spanned Indian, Goan, Chinese, Italian and Continental food (all of which we sampled over the course of our holiday and all of which was good).
Baga (shops, restaurants etc) and the beach was about 20 minutes walk away (or 5 minutes in the hotel's free hourly shuttle bus) and the immediate area was rich in accessible bird watching (salt pans, marshes, fields, woods etc).
Altogether a great place and one we can thoroughly recommend. We'll certainly be returning.
(One word of advice however - if you go to one of the two Saturday night markets it's worth going to Ingo's Market (near the Club Cubana, about 20 minutes walk away or 5 minutes in a taxi) rather than Mackie's Market (right next door to the Hotel), as Ingo's has a much more relaxed atmosphere and considerably less "hassle".)
Unbelievable Holidayfrom loveindia_8
15th January 2006
Reviewer: Sittingbourne,Kent, UK
Just returned from a trip to the above destination and had an absolutely fantastic time. The hotel, although only 3* was excellent - clean, air conditioned with ceiling fans and could recommend it. Only went b & b which is adequate as it is so cheap to eat, anything else would be a waste of money. There is so much to see. You never had to wonder what the weather was going to be like when you got up in the morning as it was sunshine from sun up till sun down and didn't see a cloud for 14 days. This hotel is not located near the beach but on a lake which our room overlooked and was lovely. We visited Baga beach but it was a little like Blackpool - crowded and noisy but we then found Mandarem beach which was about 20 minutes in a taxi from our hotel and it was like paradise. Wide, sandy and quiet, perfect for relaxing. The food at the Sea Paradise beach shack on Mandarem beach was fantastic and for the sunbeds (there were 4 of us) food, which included 2 soups, main meals, soft drinks, beer and about 3 O'clock, fresh strawberries and ice cream which was delivered to your sun bed all for approx 1,300 rupees a day (about £12.00 for 4 of us). We used to arrive about 10.30 a.m. and leave between 4.30 and 5 O'clock so it's really good value for money. You have no worries about taxis as the driver takes you to the beach and then waits for you all day to take you back, and it's cheaper than the food! The taxi drivers are extremely polite and helpful and give you lots of valuable information. We also found some fantastic restaurants which included Sea Shell in Candolim, All Spice in Arpora, St.Sebastian in Arpora, After 7 (great place but twice the price of anywhere else at £7.50 a head). Don't let the look of some of the shacks put you off as ALL the food that we ate was always freshly cooked for you. We didn't even experience deli belly and this is the first time ever on any of our other trips around the Caribbean that we have been on. Visit the Spice Plantation - a great day out. We can't wait to return.
Lovely locationfrom HEC
Good Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
If you cross the road you will see a 'shack' with a pathway beside it, walk along the path and you will enter the 'salt flats'. It is a haven for wild birds and you will most certainly see brightly coloured Fingfishers. The large birds, which look like Eagles are in fact Kites, you will see many. If you go to the beach there are many 'Beach Shacks' the staff there will get you sun loungers, parasol, towels, water, drinks, food etc all of which will be very cheap or free. You will be offered numerous services eg. massage,pedicure etc.
India is an amazing country there is something new with every corner you turn. Elephants, buffalo, cows, snakes are often close to or on the beaches and roads. The poverty is a real shock and some earn only 400 rupees a month! People travel from other parts of India just for the tourist season in Goa.
You will be pestered to buy everything and anything. Watch out for waiters who will suddenly whip out a large bag of items to sell to you when all you want to do is relax and enjoy your meal. Take an excursion to the Spice Farm, remember the entry fee includes lunch. Visit the Falls and try to enjoy the 'hustle and bustle' you will receive the moment you step out of the taxi!! We linked both 'attractions' and went via taxi. (1200 rupees ex extras)
Finally, the hotel was very good, a little more than basic, you had all you needed for a great holiday. On the minus side; you may get power cuts throughout Goa not just the hotel, the hotel breakfast leaves a great deal to be desired and is sadly, for me, the only negative part of the hotel however, I hear they are going to improve it for next year!!! There is a tailor just outside (and inside) the hotel and so I had my jacket sleeves shortened for 50 rupees! It isn't just the money, the people of Goa including the staff of the Marinha Dourada are friendly and kind.
Overall you will love Goa and will have a great time. I will return to India as soon as possible and hope to see you there!
Excellent Hotel And Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent location, close to baga beach where there is a great choice of bars and restaurants. The hotel even provide a free hourly bus service to the beach although it is only a 15 min walk.
Hotel staff were very friendly, rooms were clean and nice pool.
If visting GOA again we would definately stay at this hotel.
Top Local Tips for Bardez
Taxi's At the beginning of your trip, find a good taxi driver and get his number off him. Use him thoughout your holiday and it will be a lot cheaper. They take you wherever you want, stay there all day and bring you back. Arrange prices before you go anywhere.
Low cost local taxis at hotel Only use those taxis registered with the hotel and book your favourite driver in advance as often as possible
great curries try the real indian food
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- Address: Tambudki, Arpora - Bardez - 403 518 - India
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