Highland Beach Resort
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At the pool today. Very humid over over the last few days & nights. After arranging a taxi for tomorrow I went & had another back massage. Another power cut while I was there. We will stay here for dinner tonight as its a gala dinner around the pool ...
... just here in case we might need a car. So I tell him I already have a car, thank you. I'm wondering here, does the hotel regularly do this? Send cars to greet people without being asked to, assuming people will find it more convenient to taking a cab outside and pay the inflated price? I don't know.
Anyway, so, there we are in Mumbai, getting our bags. We go outside and Sumedha is there to greet us! How nice is she. She's like half of Goa was coming, I had ...
... town has it's own beach. The ride was very pleasant but not as chilled out as on Sri Lanka (I will never forget that one!!!) due to the amount of drivers on the roads in Goa and their style of driving. So no music during the ride this time unfortunately, I thought, I need to stay focused! To get to Panjim I had to exit Bardez state and enter Tiswadi. The journey involved joining really busy traffic on a main road, which lead to the bridge connecting the two states. After coming ...
... as you can see down the toilet straight onto the moving ****** track. Our fellow passengers were also a treat, ******* burping and the pervy stares at George were hilarious in my opinion. Especially when an old
Indian man decided to tuck Georgina in her bed for the night haha.
Would definitely go back to Goa again, beautiful location, friendly people, great food, and the best thing about it is that its stupidly cheap.. bonus.
George and Dan x
Today is our first free day so this morning I woke up had breakfast, washed my clothes and the room and have sat on the computer in the rec room uploading photos and my blog, the computer and internet are very slow :( In the afternoon Alisha and I went to see the town Majorda that we are staying in but everything was closed. We then went to the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHighland Beach Resort Candolim
Spent two lovely weeks here, for my friends wedding, had eggs every morning!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Highland Beach Resort Candolim
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we spent 3 weeks (march 17 - April 7)at highland beach after recommendation last year. the hotel itself has grown substantially and there are a few problems as a result. the rooms are not as clean as they could be - we had to request that the rooms boys cleaned toilet twice and remove cobwebs that had been around for dont know how long. they also tried to con us on the mini bar three times despite being picked up on it so watch the numbers. and DONT what ever you do order room service...inedible is a compliment! However the grounds are nice, the staff are super friendly and the place is really quiet. as a place to kip you cant really go wrong...and candolim is as relaxed as ever despite the increase in mopeds!
We stayed at the Highland beach resort for 4 nights and found it a really nice place to stay. It was clean and safe and the staff were really friendly and were happy to go out of their way to help you. It has three nice pool areas and two restaurants. However, we only ate lunch at the hotel as we wanted to sample the many restaurants in Candolim Village. Breakfast was very basic, toast with Butter and Jam, Eggs to order and juice, tea and Coffee.
building work excepted, the Highland beach resort was a lovely hotel. any problems we encountered were sorted straight away by the reception staff, they were very helpful and friendly.
there is a choice of 3 swimmimg pools so space is at a maximum, the rooms were very good, though basic and were kept in an immaculate condition by our cleaner.
the towels and linen were changed daily.
room service was very slow, we'd lost our appetite after waiting 30 mins for 2 plain sandwiches, but at least it arrived.
a very big resort so breakfast could be a bit of a squeeze around 9.30am!!!!!
We had been warned about the poverty but it was still an eye opener on our drive from the airport. However, once we arrived at reception in the Highland Beach we were made extremely welcome.
Loved the Highland beach
We booked for the first time and went in Jan 2005,immediately we came home and booked for Jan 2006, we fly out on 26th Jan and can't wait, Hotel was clean and basic but everyone was helpful. Eggs for breakfast every day, but youy only get what you pay for. We used white horse beach shack and the guys were all great they ran after you all day and made your holiday good. There are lots of fantastic restuarants to try them all they are good. I am sure we will be back next year again.
Second stay at the Highland Beach and we love it.
The service is great and so is the security. Love the layout of the rooms as there are three of us we get two bedrooms which is a real bonus with a teenager!
Only down side, the beds, the matresses are rather hard!
First impressions of this place leave you a little dissappointed, but this is a 4 star hotel by Goan standards. The decor is a little dated and the rooms spartan and dark - but we had two bathrooms (showers only), comfortable beds, satellite tv, mini bar, air conditioning (which can be noisy) and the friendliest staff I've ever encountered anywhere.
First time in Goa, myself and partner (40 year olds), along with the in laws.
We stayed here for New Years 2003/2004. Definitely recommend this hotel and Candolim. The rooms were actually self contained apartments (living area with balcony & kitchenette) with two bedrooms - 1 of which had an ensuite and a balcony. Bathrooms have shower only, no bath - which is common for India. They were cleaned daily.
My wife and I stayed at the Highland Beach in January 2004 for two weeks and immediately upon our return home, booked for January 2005. I have given the hotel 4/5 which may surprise others, but you have to remember you get what you pay for. We paid a low price and didn't expect the most luxurious hotel. We got what we paid for! The rooms themselves are reasonably appointed. Satellite tv, mini bar (stocked daily and/or on request), air conditioning, running hot water and comfy bed. The breakfast is o.k (again, you get what you pay for), but the bars are great. The Indian a la carte restaurant serves fantastic food, but we only are there twice owing to the quality and number of nearby restaurants.