Majorda Beach Resort
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... We organised another taxi the following day to drive us the 2 1/2 drive north to the hippy beach town of Arambol. I utilised happy hour to the fullest ordering a large mojito jug whilst Kate went for a run, needless to say who worked harder. The problem with this place is I really don't want to do anything, don't want to take photos, don't want to organise a thing and even writing this blog is a struggle. I guess that's a good sign you're enjoying a place ...
... tastes, ie fur lined hats and overcoats! They are not well liked by the taxi drivers as it seems the Ruskies saw fit to meet their tour groups with their own operated busses, bypassing the local cabbies, thus cutting down their market! There have been some demonstrations by the cabbies regarding this, and our driver didn't need much prompting to give us his view of the 'ignorant Russians'! The beaches we viewed were huge, but they had a lot of people as ...
... hope of a no show, but it doesn't look like there are any no shows today so they have nowhere to sit or stand. And that's before we take into account how many ticketless chancers are amongst them. Somehow I must have managed a bit more sleep but now the ticket inspector is back snapping on the light and demanding tickets from the German lads. Surely he checked these earlier? They have to get up and unpack their rucksacks to locate their tickets. They kindly agreed to ...
... The months prior to that, the resorts are shut down. It is the windy, rainy, and as one local told me, miserable, monsoon season. Most of the staff at our resort retreat back home to Nepal or north India. Other resorts and shops seem to employ staff from the same areas. Reminds me of some of my friends working on the beaches of Cape Cod in the summer and Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or even more south in the winter. What a life, summer in Nepal and winter in Goa! Aside ...
... and the man who waves the flags at arriving and departing trains (I don't know what that job role is called) were much more helpful. It is possible to get the train from Majorda to Kulem and a jeep to the waterfalls, and not possible to get to Hampi so that solidified our plans of visiting the much anticipated Dudhsagar Waterfalls the next day. The moped desperately needed more petrol, but with Majorda and all the surrounding beach side towns being so tiny, there is a ...
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Nice, friendly hotel
The Majorda is a good location being on a lovely beach and 30 minutes away from the airport. The beach shacks and the restaurants especially the Pentagon offer really cheap nice food which is alot better value than the hotel which can be said for most hotels throughout the world. I could not fault the service and friendliness of the hotel staff. The facilities are also good but the bathrooms could do with a deep clean and refurbishment, probably would say that the hotel is more of a 4 star than 5 star. The hotel asks guests not to bring their own food and drinks especially bottled water into the rooms from outside the hotel which I think is wrong and the tea and coffee facilities within the room should be free.
The Majorda Beach resort was an enjoyable and relaxing hotel. It is one of the oldest resorts in Goa and therefore, it is looking a bit "tired" ie peeling paint, aged decor. However, a refurbishment is planned soon.
Better than expected
Stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks during November and found it to be a very well run and friendly hotel. The facilites are excellent and you cannot fault the cleanliness of the hotel or the helpfulness of the staff. Only moan would be the cost of drinks and foods in the actual hotel but there are some good restaurants and beach shacks right outside. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the South of Goa.
During the 1st week in November 2005 myself and my family stayed at the Majorda Beach Resort in South Goa. It is a 5* facility so fairly pricey but comparable with other similar hotels. The location of the hotel is great i.e. beachfront and where the beach is not at all crowded. The whole complex has a lovely feel about it and the breakfast area is in a really nice part of the complex. The facilities and service at the hotel were great and we had no real problems. Other positives were the really excellent and cost effective room service.
This hotel was apparently built in 1989. Most of the hotel is well kept (99%) but you can spot some bits that have worn - But that is No different from Florida ! Rooms were spacious / aircon worked well
Upon arrival we were given a welcome drink and greeting. The rooms were fairly spacious but were not adjacent which was requested by us because of our two children. But that was resolved the next day and our stay was made comfortable from there on. The pool was mostly empty and our kids had a great time there. The service was very good and friendly and their duty manager Raju was also very helpful in organising the local sightseeing tour. The food is also of a good standard and the breakfast and dinner buffets were huge and reasonably priced for the selection on offer. My only complaint was that for a five star resort they charge for the tea/coffee satchets that they leave in the room with the kettle. The beach was mostly deserted and is great for the morning walk. A family friendly hotel.
Dont get decieved by the 5star status.
Strange noises, cheap rooms and look. Not so friendly staff.
Bad plumbing: we got brown water because of some plumbing repairs, and we weren't even told. We actually took photographs of the brown water coming out, some how they didn't get developed properly.
Package is ok, since food, short cruise and tour is included for the price.
But we strongly recommend NOT to go here.
We stayed here last year just after monsoon in October. We had been in Mumbai for two months so we where used to the way of life and standard of hotels. We arrived at the Majorda and the reception was lovely and we were given a welcome drink. We were then taken to our room which was an outside room, i think it was a Villa but there was empty Bacardi Breezers on the balcony, the bathroom was mouldy and the bedspread all ripped. We went to reception and told them we wanted to move hotels(we were already staying in one of the top rooms). The upgraded us to the Villa, which was pretty much the same but we decided to make the most of it. You have to remember you are in India so what we think is five star is not what they think. The breakfast buffet was nice and the pool was pretty empty most days. The waiter would do almost anything for you as well. The hotel has a section of beach with some sun loungers. We went here most days the only thing about this is that a lot of local men come down to the beach and blatently stare at you, so some days we headed back to the safety of the pool. Watch out for the local cows that also come down for a swim!! The food in the beachside restaurant was to very nice and really reasonable, so you could have lobster every night if you wanted. I did enjoy our stay, helped by the cheap as chips drinks in the mini bar but just be prepared
Our first visit to India and so we thought we'd play it safe by staying at a 5 star hotel and we weren't disappointed.
Friendly staff, great food
On our first visit to India, the Majorda Beach Hotel was a lovely surprise. From the welcome we received on our arrival and throughout our stay, the service was friendly and, most of the time, efficient. The food in the restaurants was superb too. Some of the outside areas viewed from the balcony needed some work, but we were there right at the beginning of the season (in fact before most Uk companies start travelling there!) We would definitely go back!