Highland Beach Resort
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After leaving Vikram's place and getting to Mumbai CST I needed to locate my train. According to the info on a big timetable display I was supposed to able to find it on platform no 18. That's great, no worries, but when I got to 15th there was no more platforms. I asked a guy behind a counter in some shop where was 18th platform and he told me I should've followed the route to 15th and then turn right for further platforms. Why wasn't there any sign about that for ...
Candolim beach today was a real treat. Just a bit down the coast from last nights beach. Because its the start of the season there are no package holiday makers until I've gone:) So all the bar owners are building there beach restaurants for the season and this means this beach was nearly all mine. No pestering just sunshine and music. I am a five minute stroll away from a really lovely 6k beach. There are so many restaurants ...
... for a curry and wasn’t that great. Although saying that, all was redeemed (chicken-wise) in the Banyan Tree.
The Banyan Tree was pretty expensive but we splashed out one night and went there and ordered loads. We shared a chicken tikka as a starter and the chicken was perfect I couldn’t fault it. Done right, tandoori chicken is amazing. Their nan was really good and we shared one fish vindaloo and one veg curry. Pretty good, the vindaloo could have been spicier ...
... on the balcony with drinks in hand. Kara and Liana were attacking their Gin and Vodka whilst Chris was happily supping another 70p beer.
Later on, the girlie night out commenced as Chris was left to watch a film in bed whilst the girls went to Jude's for a meal and drinks. After another delicious dinner Jude bought the girls a free cocktail ... ...
... can't even just play for a day... we just gave them a Pepsi whch they kept coming back for!!
Dinner at twenty one coconuts and it rocked...the food is so damn good. on the beaches, or I think so anyway.
Day 71 ;
More sunbathing and why not, shared our lunch with the girls selling on the beach, booked our overnight coach to Mumbai and had dinner back off the beach at double dutch..which we were to ...
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Spent two lovely weeks here, for my friends wedding, had eggs every morning!
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Staying at highland bech
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.