Majorda Beach Resort
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... it was great. I start with a beetroot, banana and coconut juice and earl a juice with balsamic vinegar in. Both are delicious. I have courgette, mushroom and cheese fritters with tomato and feta salad, sweet potato mash and bread with cashew butter. Earl has spinach lasagne with bean hummous and veg stir fry. Both are really delicious. We go to order some vegan coconut and carrot cake but it's sold out. So I have a mango, date, vanilla and coconut drink and earl ...
... nice vibe, but it wasn’t like that at all. The beach was really dirty, full of garbage, there were a lot of dog excrements hidden in the sand and the water was far away from clean. After asking in a few places for accommodation we realized that we even didnīt like the prices, so without much thinking we decided to leave and go to the next beach. We had little expectation that it could be a little bit better.
We took a taxi charging us IR 270 because there was nothing ...
... until 5 days after the event. And now that we feel our rickshaws are the best way to travel we are going to use them and cruise down the coast.
A few memorable sights and adventures have included:
* pavagahr mountain temple where we joined 1000s of Indians, school kids and pilgrims on a hike up a mountain. Firs we got in a landcruiser with 25 others! Then caught a gondola half way up the mountain. We were the only westerners and spent the morning being asked ' ...
... and our very environmentally unfriendly need
to ‘condition the air’ to our own fussy requirements!
Let’s face it – only kids in the first world wear nappies
until they are 3! And so Indian Pampers doesn't seem to be made to the same
standard as we are used to (unless you include swim nappies!). So poor Hannah who admittedly is a real water guzzler has
tested the liquid retention of ...
... 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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Historical Traveler Reviews Majorda Beach Resort
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!