Majorda Beach Resort
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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.
Enjoyed my stay
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.
The rooms are comfortable and the staff very friendly. They organise "theme" nights most nights ranging from fish night, stir-fry night etc, which you can particpate in, or not. Personally, i stayed away from the hotel in the evenings, and frequented the beach shacks and local hotels (the Cameron beach shack does good food, as well as the "Pentagon" restaurant outside the front of the hotel, and "Fusion", an upmarket and therefore more expensive restaurant offering pasta and other high quality food.
All in all, the hotel was a pleasant place to spend time in Goa, and we really enjoyed ourselves.
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.
Loved the Majorda
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.
A few things on the down side were the extortionate cost of bottled water. Since clean water is a basic requirement of most of the clientle of the hotel, either they should provide filtered drinking water free of charge or cost-effective bottled water. It may be the same in all 5* facilities. Never mind, if you stay here, just walk 100yds down the road and buy you bottles at the local shop. Also, getting a taxi anywhere is quite costly. However, since Goa is quite rural, there aren't hoards of taxis outside the hotel, so you have little choice
Overall, I would highly recommend this place for couples/families alike.
PS: if you are catching a flight from Delhi to Goa, try SpiceJet - fantastic and can book online etc
Good Hotel / Relaxing Holiday
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
The staff are excellent and will do anything asked. Small tips are appreciated.
Generally the Food is excellent , Try the seafood...Tiger prawns are monsters !!
Pool is nice, but most people put the loungers on the grass under the palm trees looking at the view of the beach which is 50 yards away. Towels are provided. Plenty of waiters.
Nice beach, hotel has security which stops the hawkers becoming too bad. Once youv'e got a tan they tend to leave you more. Just talk to them, and say maybe tomorrow and they are ok
Don't use the phone in the room....Very expensive...You can get phone in 'Town'
Food outside the hotel is cheaper and you don't have to walk far BUT quality not quite so good. If you want really cheap go to north goa
For a good cab driver walk 250 yards towards 'town', look for 'Tesco' on left and ask for FRANCIS. He's not a crazy driver/speaks good english/Won't rip you off.
We will go again but not for a couple of years.
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.
Uk 5 star is not Indian 5 star
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.
The staff were friendly, the food was lovely, the place was spotlessly clean - what more can you ask for!
If I had any criticism at all it would be that the beds were extremely hard and we ended up putting two matresses on top of each other for comfort but I understand that standards are different in India to what we experience here and so this wasn't really a problem.
There were several good restaurants in the village and a number of shacks on the beach all serving lovely cheap food and beer!
We stayed at the beginning of the season and so the hotel wasn't full, there was plenty of space both around the pool and in the gardens to sunbathe both of which had waiter service and so you didn't even have to move for a drink or snack, it was all bought to you.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again - brilliant.
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!
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... to deal with. It's not like people don't get hurt doing this kind of thing, it's why you have to up your insurance premium, surely at least one staff member should be first aid trained rather than having everyone just kind of staring awkwardly whilst the client tries not to lose consciousness. Tarrant laid her down and strapped her finger up then the rest of us headed to the second abseil. Ha, so yeah, the chick that was at the top of the abseil telling ...
... the setting sun. Most people rent a scooter to explore the other beaches but I could feel my poor, traumatised nerves fraying at the mere thought of sitting astride what is basically a psychotic hairdryer on steroids and trying to maneuver it from place to place whilst remaining physically and emotionally intact. As I forlornly picked over my home made museli and fresh fruit at Little World cafe, Tarrant took pity on me and ...
... beach just as the sun was starting to rise. The swell was a bit too big for us to land at Butterfly Beach or Honeymoon beach, but they seemed to be just small deserted (bit dirty) beaches anyway, so no worries.
We floated about in the boat for a while, all keeping our eyes out for dolphins, and after 20 minutes or so, our patience was rewarded and we saw 2 in the distance coming up for air. For 30 minutes or so we would see one or two come ...
... food down here. So flavoursome it is unbelievable. I’m thinking of taking on a couple of cookery courses whilst here so we can hook it all up when we get back. One of the guys running courses here seems to have had a very successful cheffing career but said he now runs courses in order to do a bit for the country. “If I teach you to cook with these spices then you will want to buy these spices that only come from ...
... a fish (except for my sister Katarina but she didn't really count as she mostly was sea sick and hanging off the railing of the boat) but once I did it turned out to be a very poisonus one that made the guide scream "don't touch, don't touch"! Good job me:)
My sister and mom have now left and we are now heading south with Kevin and Lori (Tim's parents) and then over to Sri Lanka for a couple of days..more fun stories to come!
For now, enjoy 2014 everyone, we sure ...