Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages2.5 out of 5.0
Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Stayed with my family and pet for one night and booked two rooms. The location is superb right infront of the beach very close to Titos lane one of the most happening areas. The checkin process was very smooth and welcoming. The rooms were neat and clean and had all necessary amenities. Each cottage has a garden and my pet enjoyed running around the place unleased. The food and snacks we ordered in the room was tasty and the service was very good.
The manager was friendly and helpful. The wifi was not good at all. No refrigerator in the room. The cottage was cosy and clean. The location is good as it’s in the middle of the beach. The surrounding area of the hotel was really dirty and smelly
I visit goa once every year or two, and I am well-acquainted with most of the resorts, food and geography. This time, I visited with my family - mom, wife and young brother. This review is coming up a bit late, considering my trip was in Feb, but I had such a good experience that I wanted to do justice to it. Now I have to mention that all 4 of us are very different people and we have different definitions of a 'great hotel' - my mom would be the most difficult to please, my wife (well, she likes harry potter so we disagree on everything) and my brother (imagine a rebellious teenager who has stayed in UK who is always on the phone but notices all the inconveniences because his bro has booked the place without 'consulting' him and his 'apps' LOL) - AND IN THE END, WE ALL WERE VERY HAPPY WITH OUR STAY! Also, I have read all the reviews about this place written by people and I would like to address some points to allow you to make the right decision. Let me break it down - 1. ACCESSIBILITY & LOCATION Best part of this resort is its location – right in the heart of baga and damn right on the beach. It can’t get more ‘Goa’ than this guys! And for those who complained about access, People c’mon – it’s a beach cottage resort – don’t expect an expressway to take you to the gate. You need to get down and walk for hardly a minute and the resort team will carry your luggage. What’s to complain? (When we go to exotic places like Greece, we find all this walking in narrow paths adorable – and they even have a million steps!). This place is as accessible as any other beach resort in goa! IMPROVEMENT AREA: Bigger Sign boards on the approach road please! TIPS TO TRAVELERS: Please check your email, print the map that they send you and call them before arriving! 2. CHECK-IN EXPERIENCE: Very warm welcome by staff, owner Mayank and the sweetest dogs Ace and Tin-Tin – yes they are playful and they take a second to get to know but they are adorable. Quick check-in, rooms were ready and we were sipping tea in our rooms before we knew it! And guys, the place is better than it looks in the pics! TIPS TO TRAVELERS: Don’t be scared if the dogs run towards you the first time, it is their way of saying ‘Welcome to our Resort’ – They don’t bite. They just don’t. The are very kind dogs. 3. ROOMS – We booked one PANORAMIC SEA VIEW SUITE and one Garden View Cottage. For best experience, please book the PANORAMIC SEA VIEW SUITE. Very well furnished and clean rooms – no complains absolutely. Hot water, TV, carpeted floor, coffee kit, Beds, curtains – perfect. IMPROVEMENT – PANORAMIC rooms need to have inside locks at least for ‘peace of mind’ and feeling of security. 4. FOOD – Baga - Calangut area is over-flowing with restaurants. We tried many of them. This place has amazing food, very fast room service (I am addicted to Ginger Tea) and a very sumptuous breakfast experience. Yes, they have an ‘unlimited a ‘la carta’ thing where you can order as much breakfast as you want but I see that people are still complaining. During my stay, I observed a few large groups who were on some kind of a mission ‘to break the breakfast world record’ and still shouting at the servers. The teams are very quick and service is very fast but they are humans – you can’t go around shooting complex customized orders and expecting ‘food-on-demand’. It takes time to cook. They are very accommodating to everyone’s requirements, special req. for kids, etc. but there is a way to do it. Food is very tasty if you know how to enjoy a good breakfast experience against the ocean! 5. PEOPLE: Mayank and Sampada, the owners have created a family – they really treat their staff like family and because of this, the people serving you are really happy and content and they WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY. They are very hospitable and friendly. Any problem, any requirement, the staff will go out-of-their-way to help you. The fact that I am writing this review after two months of the trip says how much I appreciate their hospitality. The staff who served us was SURAJ – the ever smiling and quick-on-his-feet guy who never gets bogged down by your requirements of a customized Omlette or a specific ‘tea’. Overall, very polite people! (However, as with any place, only politeness can earn you politeness). Conclusion: I will be visiting Goa again just for this place. This is an honest review without any exaggerations. I have travelled the world and know when I see a good place with good food and good people. Try the pakoras, try the fish, the curries and absolutely try the PANORAMIC SEA VIEW SUITE. Enjoy your unlimited breakfast, gaze at the ocean from your personal balcony, play snooker while sipping tea. I had rented a car and parked at a safe paid parking just 2 minutes from the property. So there was no inconvenience what-so-ever. This is a fantastic place which enhances your Goa experience. Try it! Thanks guys for the amazing hospitality and experience! Cheers!
This was my second stay in Arudra first I visited with my wife, this time I visited with my friends. The property location is perfect, walkable from titos lane and the property is right on the beach. The owners and the staff will really take good care of you during your stay. There is nothing negative to write about this property. Breakfast is till 11, food quality is good. You get food in your room. I think these are the best AC beach cottages you can find in Baga, Goa at this price. Will certainly visit again in future.
A big thanks to team Arudra for helping us adding such beautiful memories in our trip. It was awesome in all aspects😊 food, location, staff , view, night life beach 🏖 Njoyed a lot with our group. Lots of beautiful areas inside the premises to click your pics😍. Everyone was so helpful and was carrying a smile
Loved this place, great location, very very near to beach.. Good quality food. Well behaved staff. Rooms were good ( small), neat and clean. All basic necessities were available and in good working condition. . Cons: Room prices are slightly at higher side. There is no proper approach road to this property.
while strolling alongside the beach we came across this place, felt every nice after spending time on their beach shacks, the staff were very courteous to us and we opted for a sheesha there which was very good too. Also managed to go inside and see their cottages, I feel it's very nice to though dint had a chance to see them in detail.
Everything was great. On ground staff was very active, courteous and ready on toes all time. Food was great. Location was apt for beach lovers, who want to leisure only beach stay. Highly professional. The point that I am strongly against is there are possibilities of disagreement between customers and management, which is very usual. There was a moment when we were in disagreement with the hotel management on payment issues and lot of loud words were being exchanged from both sides. During this argument, DOGS KEPT BY THE MANAGEMENT JUMPED ON ONE OF OUR RELATIVE AND TRIED TO BITE THE LEG. The scene was horrifying and scary which totally changed our mood. In future I would not recommend any customer to stay in this hotel as it seems management is always prepared with their dogs to attack the tourists.
I visited this place a month ago with my husband. A strange incident happened with us when suddenly someone started knocking my room. I got really scared and couldn't even call any help. I wouldn't recommend this place to anybody as this is really a unsafe place on beach with no boundaries or security guards. This is not at all a safe place to visit as this is right on the beach without any boundaries. You can find drunkard people roaming all around the place. It is a place to visit only with your male friends and not with your family. Not at all recommend.
I visited this hotel with my family. The owner is a very arrogant person who will charge you 100% advance at the time of check-in. He claims to have worked in 5* hotel for 15 years, but does not know how to treat his customers. The things doesn't end here. He would leave his dogs on you to attack if you complain of poor service. Also, this place is difficult to reach by road and has no parking. I wouldn't recommend you to visit this place if you have self respect and would like to enjoy your time with your family. Completely pathetic experience. There is a perfect saying - "enter at your own risk".
- Walking distance to Baga Beach and Calangute Beach
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages places you next to Baga Beach and a short stroll from other popular sights like Calangute Beach. The 18 rooms at this hotel include furnished balconies and flat-screen TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast.
Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
Guests can expect to find 21-inch a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and pay movies. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony, free bottled water, and a ceiling fan.
At Arudra at Cisco's Beach Shack & Cottages, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 1600 per vehicle one way, as well as a train station shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include barbecue grills, a porter/bellhop, and a garden.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 153 reviews