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Goveia Holiday Homes

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Just returned from a 2 week stay in a private rental apartment in this quite large complex. It is situated quite a long walk from the main road. The apartment was 2 bedroom with 1 en suite & another family bathroom. It had 2 balconies although only 1 was suitable to sit out on. They were very well maintained with change of linen etc every other day as well as a water dispenser being provided, safe & AC included. As a party of 6 we were the only Europeans staying there so it was quite a busy, noisy environment. The pool left a lot to be desired as it was murky most of the time so we did not use it.Jay who owns the apartments was very good at looking after any of our needs. As it goes in Goa , very nice but not suitable if you don't get a bike or want a quiet resort. If you do go ask for an apartment as far away from the reception area & swimming pool as possible - dance parties & generator!

This hotel bore no resemblance to the description given to us! I am disabled and wasn't told I would have to negotiate six flights of stairs. There was no balcony , just a view of the shanty town and rubbish tip at the rear. We were told it was 10 minutes from the beach, well we could only access the beach and everywhere else by taxi (and that took ten minutes). Whenever we tried to contact Airbnb or Sarah it was difficult as there is no phone number and you have to find a Wifi hotspot to email. The pool was beyond filthy, and there were rats as big as cats wondering around in the outdoor restaurant. I expect that the groups of young men who were the main residents and were just there for Republic Day would probably put up with it, but we were booked for one month and it was impossible. We paid almost £900 and so far have only been refunded £152 despite only actually staying there for a week. My advise is steer clear as we had to find alternative accommodation and consequently paid twice for our hotel which made this the most expensive holiday we've had in Goa.

Booked this hotel with Agoda. Our advertised room was a king bed and queen bed. Got to the hotel in the early hours. Did not let the hotel know our arrival time as it said it was 24 hour service. Had to wake the receptionist which took some doing but this sort of added some fun of staying in this place. We were given a very sub standard room and nothing like what we booked. It was more like a prison cell but very Goa like. Anyway it was very late / early so we just wanted to get to bed so reluctantly accepted this until the morning. In the morning we showed the daytime receptionist our booking and asked for our correct room. At first she said we had the correct room so I had to argue a little. We were then shown to another room which still wasn't our correctly booked room. They said they would put a single bed in for us. They said there was no such room on site like the one in our booking. We again reluctantly accepted this room. We went to look at the pool. It was discoloured. The slide was closed as a health and safety hazard. I had wanted this slide so my daughter could have some fun in the pool so yet again a bit of a let down. We decided to ring Agoda to move us to another hotel as we had not got what we had booked. This call cost us £42 as the Wifi we used to make the call was chargeable. Surprise the room we had originally booked had suddenly appeared on site as if my magic. We had finally got the room we had booked. We complained about the pool being dirty and were told we could use the pool at the Ginger Tree next door and they would clean it. They did put something in the pool but I am not so sure what it was. We tried the pool the next day but it was freezing as it sees very little sun and my daughter couldn't stop shivering. That was the end of us using the pool. Most of the staff here were really nice and friendly and the food we had there was good. It was not too bad a stay after all of the problems we had but because of the bit of dishonesty and trying to rip us off I wouldn't ever stay there again. Typical cheap Goan hotel really.

arrived to this hotel our room not ready as we were a day early so appreciate that they had to find us another room for that night which we paid extra for, OMG the room was like a prison cell bathroom was filth I couldn't touch anything if you did use the toilet your face was against the wall shower was a bucket and jug! Bed was disgusting but we were so tired as late and been traveling we laid on top fully clothed and couldn't wait to get in our actual room to start our long looked forward today. BIG mistake checked in our room at 12.00 lunch time girl at reception rude! Room dirty towels with dirty marks and makeup swimming pool below green! And the stench of smell of the hotel as a whole disgusting ! Gave them the benefit for a couple of days until our towels were not changed for three days so glad I brought my swimming towels with me. I am so dissappointed as we had to check out and spend more money on another hotel which was super lovely! I cannot believe this hotel is advertised pictures are nothing compared to the hotel. I travel a lot per year and have never never been in such a bad hotel insulting is not the word ! Oh and whilst walking out of hotel rats gathering by kitchen!!!! Beware don't waste your money like we did!

This place is very good to stay since these are homes and build to feel like you are staying at home only. Additional to this similar to homes they have kitchen also with all required utensils. This has helped us for prepare our infant food and we could avoid outside food for our kids. This is really nice place to stay.

3.500 rupees a night without breakfast is away too expensive for the service offered. There are many cheapest options around Calangoute, Baga, Arambol, Anjuna and Panjim. The quality and cleaning of the furniture is not worth the price they ask without even provide breakfast at Goveia

Spent 4 nights there with family and must recommendation to people traveling in groups or with big group. Booked 3 villas and each villa had 2 rooms on first floor with balcony, dining and drawing room with kitchen on the ground floor. Kitchen had almost everything which a family may need when they are out like microwave oven, electric induction, toaster, electric cattle, cooktop, cutlery, refrigerator, watching machine, etc. This place is about 2 min walking distance from the main candolim market and about 500 mts from the candolim beach. Staff was supportive and cooperative. Would recommend to people traveling with big family or group. Thanks

I have taken the package from this and my ID is SDL00013157. I have given the request for booking a lot of time but they have not provided the booking. During booking they will promise a lot of facility but you people won't get that. So please its my humble request to everyone do not book any package from this service provider

A very below average hotel. Not very clean and not maintained properly. Overly crowded as the number of rooms are more and the amenities are less. Food options are very minimal even though there is nothing to complain about quality. Beach is no where in sight!

Avoid executive room 18. Its window opens to garbage area. Take only if you wish to get confined to the room. Welcome drink never arrived. Got the room change swiftly but new room(Standard room #22) has erratic toilet flush, flickering bathroom lights, shower is too slow, refrigerator cooling is absymal, AC cooling is inconsistent. I made a complaint about AC cooling, maintainance guys says its working, we switched off dan and ask him does he feels it is cooling, he said eventually in night it will cooler.. i said are you out of your mind, he said why are you calling me "pagal" and this conversation timing was 12.30 am and i am writing this review at 12.42 am and ordeal is not yet over..i am tired so i wanted to get a decent sleep but looks like that will not happen. i will not be a repeat customer for sure and hopefully review readers will make a wise decision

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Candolim Beach is within 2 miles (3 km) of Goveia Holiday Homes while other popular attractions such as Sinquerim Beach are within 3 miles (5 km). This 3.5-star resort has 70 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's also close to Fort Aguada and Calangute Beach.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Aquira, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All of Goveia Holiday Homes's 70 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and ceiling fans. 29-inch TVs come with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries. Phones are also included.

Property features

Guests of Goveia Holiday Homes have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for INR 1500 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and a library.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

49.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 293 reviews