10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just returned from a weekâs holiday in Goa, this hotel is in my opinion the best hotel in this area, the photos on the website do not do this hotel justice. We booked via Thomas Cook and were given a deluxe room with a pool view; the rooms were clean and to a very high standard for India. The staff cannot do enough for you. The hotel is ideally located just 2 minutes walk to the nice bars and restaurants, the beach being just 10 minutes walk. We used the pool most days, and the pool boy was always willing to give you dry towels, and move your sun loungers when required. Having read the other reviews prior to our holiday we were concerned about the building work, this work appears to be complete, we saw no work at all. Our overall rating would 10/10."
- Travel date: 20th January 2010
"arrived on the 14th December for three weeks a few teething problems but to be ecpected, we had a fantastic holiday we staying in a room overlooking the paddy fields which was very peacefull, our room boys kept us entertained creating very amusing things from towels each day the cleanliness of this hotel was amazing, the food was great too. Munesh the Executive chef invited my husband into the kitchen to watch one of his team cook chicken kolhapuri which was a favourite of ours and the kitchen was immaculate, some people complained about the food whilst we were there, having said that you can catch a bug from a bad piece of ice at any bar, there is no pleasing some people but we did not expect 6star service at 3 star prices although this hotel is definately not a 3 star by the service we received,we are very well travelled and have been on many long haul holidays and the gala dinners for christmas and New year were stunning well done Munesh and team,the waiters are very friendly and cannot do enough to please you we really made an effort to get to know them and treat them with respect unlike some holiday makers who were quite rude with the waiters, We bought jewellery from the hotel jewellers and we were impressed with his business ethics and value for money. A Special thanks to Peter the manager and the whole team at Nazri for maklng our holiday special and memorable, your rating definately deserves more and we will definately be visiting you this year."
- Travel date: 7th January 2010
Will be the best hotel in Baga!
"Just back from Goa after a 2 week stay at the Nazri Resort. Unfortunately we weren't advised of the building work still taking place! Once complete it will be fantastic, small standard rooms but really modern, nice bathroom and in room mini bar (well priced). You must ask for a pool facing room not in the block above reception as it's one long shared balcony. The other blocks have a private terrace or balcony. The food at the hotel is as cheap as local restaurants (For now!) and very nice. Position is fantastic a 2 minute walk to the main street of Baga, although it's changed too much for me since I was there 4 years ago. They have a BBQ night on a Monday which was great and the staff can't do enough for you. Breakfast was deep fried everything but all you needed e.g. pancakes, eggs, fruit etc. The hotel has the best views in Northern Goa, the hotel looks across pretty fields full of buffalo and exotic birds. It is a lovely big pool but only a handful of sun loungers for a 100 bedroomed hotel. I would stay here again, but I prefer South Goa..."
- Travel date: 6th January 2010
"Stayed at the Nazri for two weeks in November and had a great time. When we first arrived we was given a standard room which was ok, it was on the small side but it would been adequate for the price we had paid. The only problem was that all the standard rooms have an interconnecting door to the adjoining room so noise from your neighbours can be a problem. After having a couple of nights of interupted sleep we paid for an upgrade to a deluxe room, it was worth every penny, it was a lot bigger, overlooking the pool and most importantly had no interconnecting door. The hotel was spotless, towels changed daily, bedding every other day, pool area great although a little shady, service and staff great. Location is excellent, bars and restaurants on the doorstep and just a five minute walk to Baga beach. Food in the restaurants were excellent and so cheap range from around five pounds to the most expensive being Â£30 (and thats for two!) which included bicardi and cokes, beers, starters, steaks, tiger prawns, coffee and brandy etc!!! fantastic!!our favourite restaurant was Piscados, although we didn't have a bad meal anywhere it was all good. You could go with an empty case and buy everything, husband had shirts made for Â£6 each and I had a dress made for Â£15 which was made to a perfect fit. Just be careful on your return flight very keen on weight we got charged Â£36 for 3 kgs over but took far to much as usual. A great relaxing holiday would definately recommend it and will be returning."
- Travel date: 21st December 2009
We had a great time!
"OK, So where do I start. My and my boyfriend always go to the Carribean in nice 4/5 star all inclusive resorts, so when he he said he wanted to go to Goa I was scared to say the least. How wrong was I?? We went for 2 weeks in November and the weather was great..we did not see a spot of rain during our whole time there. We wanted to stay close to all the bars and the beach and not be stuck out in the sticks, so we chose the Nazri, and what a good choice it was. We were seconds away from all the bars and just a 5 minute walk from Baga beach. The hotel was spotlessly clean and bright and the air con was amazing - definately needed as the temperatures were over 100 degrees every day. On arriving in Goa, I was really suprised at the poverty and was really glad that I had picked the Nazri as most of the Hotels and guest Houses were complete dumps that I would not even allow my dog to sleep in. The staff at the Nazri were all really really nice and would do anything they could to help you. The pool was kept nice and clean and the view from the pool was really nice. If any of you have not been before, the place is pretty Crazy with moterbikes, taxis, stray dogs, people, cows and rickshaws constantly going up and down the roads beeping their horns. The beach at Baga is lovely but you do tend to get hassled a lot by people wanting to sell you things, and that is generally the case for anywhere in Goa. Just a polite but stern 'NO' seems to send them on their way. One of the best ways to travel around Goa is by Taxi and these are really cheap. We hired a taxi driver for 8 hours, he took us to see the Elephants which is about an hour and a half away from the Nazri, we went to Old Goa and he took all our photos while we were with the Elephants and our bill was Â£9! Make sure you agree a price before you go anywhere and if you stick with the same Taxi driver for the duration of your stay, prices are better than not doing this. The food and drink is fantastic and really cheap - you will pay approx Â£2 for good evening meal and approx 70p for a pint bottle of Kingfisher lager. The markets are good to go to but make sure you haggle - start at a quarter of the price they do and you will pick up some good bargains. I brought 2 pairs of really noce flip flops for Â£1.50 each. So, to round up, the Nazri is a great place to stay - its not big and luxurious compared to places like the Caribbean but for Goa its clean, has good facilities and is in a fab location. We had a geat time!!!"
- Travel date: 18th December 2009
"Nice hotel although travel agents are mis-selling the resort hotel. Its a really new hotel and looks really good and they are still finishing off some of the rooms. The staff are helpful and the taxi drivers that the hotel supply are the best to use although a little more expensive you are guaranteed you're safety.....although i'm not saying the other cab drivers or anything are bad/dodgy. The hotel had a really nice Gems and Jewellery shop that is run by Sagir. He has legit goods compared to the fakes in the rest of Goa. He was also reasonably priced and there is no hard sell. A genuine good guy and someone we should probably buy something from rather than the sellers that tend to rob us as we are easy picking for them. Here you can buy what you like and want. Also the tailors next door is really good but don't leave this to the last few days (as we did) as it takes a while to make you're suits/dress etc. The clubs are okay ....tito's is lively especially on Sat nights....the rest of the nights it is okay.....mambo's is okay but more for couple's and Paradiso is reasonable but not actually on the beach as they had us believe.........another club we didn't get time to go to was club westend. Also close by is the baga beach and some 10 minutes stroll leads to calungute beach. All the water activities can be done from there.....parasailing, jet ski, banana ride and bumper rides. All good fun and resonably priced. Hope this helps and you have a good stay......oh yeh....weather's not bad either at this time of the year......in its 30's.....no need to jackets/ tops......"
- Travel date: 18th December 2009
Nazri resort - very enjoyable
"We arrived at the hotel at approx 10am, the hotel manager invited us to have a free breakfast whilst we waited for our room - which was about an hour. We had a deluxe room on the second floor in C block with a pool view, first impressions were very good. The room was spacious with fridge, large satellite tv and spacious bathroom. The bed was huge! it was about 6ft wide and 6 1/2 ft long and very comfortable. The a/c worked fine and we also had 2 ceiling fans. Kettle with tea/coffee sachets. The price of the drinks in the minibar are very reasonable. We had a safe in the wardrobe which after maintenance put new batteries in worked fine. The cleaners came daily and did the usual patterns of the towels - we used to leave them a little tip every other day. The pool area is lovely and peaceful it overlooks a field and lake, my only gripe about that was it was in the shade by 3.30 ish so then we went down to the garden area where you can sunbathe till about 4.30. They need more sunbeds, I've made a suggestion to the hotel. The breakfast is cereal, fruit juice, fresh fruit, toast, boiled eggs, and usually pancakes and a couple of Indian dishes. You can get fried eggs free but scrambled or omlettes are extra. I found the service to be very good no problems. They did have different theme nights and entertainment at the hotel but we didn't try it. They have got Xmas decorations/trees etc up now but doesn't feel a bit christmassy out there! The reception will exchange money at a slightly lower rate, we used to change ours at a shop on Titos road called Marlins who seemed to have a good exchange rate. There was some work going on at the side of block C, a bit of drilling and sawing as they still haven't completed the suites which are at the back of block C overlooking the pool. I mentioned this to the Olympic rep as he needs to do a report back to the UK so that Travel Agents (like myself) are able to inform customers prior to departure. The hotel staff reckon it should be finished before Xmas. The location of the hotel is good, directly opposite a great restaurant called East meets West and next door to the Beira Mar (which look very shabby!) It takes about 4-5 minutes to walk to the beach down Titos Road. There's taxis outside the hotel, you have to negotiate a price before you set off. We hired one for the day he took us to Ashwen beach and waited all day for us, cost us 700 rupees. If you turn right from the hotel and walk along to Baga Creek towards the river it's a lovely stroll. It is a lot quieter and there's a nice little cafe called Lila's on the riverbank that do delicious home made croissants! I would definitely return to the Nazri resort but I doubt I'll get it for the same price next year!"
- Travel date: 16th December 2009
I will certainly not be returning
"I do have to say that the hotel is spotlessly clean and of a higher standard than most hotels in Goa, unfortunately these are the only good things I have to say. We booked with Thomas Cook - the leg room on the plane was very cramped, the earpieces for the tv did not work correctly, the 'in flight' hospitality was scarce, 2 meals and 2 drinks in 10 hours and not even the offer of water, we had to queue for hours in the rain outside the airport once landed, the bus could not fit all the suitcases on, then it leaked on me all the way to the hotel. When we finally got to the hotel the room was not ready so after travelling all day and night we had to sit and wait 3hrs for our room. We asked to change some money and pay for a safe while we were wiaiting to be told not all rooms had safes (our been one without) and they do not exchange currency, we then had to carry around money, credit cards, passports, jewellery and phones around with us everywhere for the full holiday, we later found out even those with safes are not fixed and are just in the bottom of the wardrobe, so not very safe at all. When we did finally get our key all we wanted was to sleep for a couple of hours but the top layer of the hotel is not completed and they are still doing building works, every day all you can hear is drilling and hammering both in your room and next to the pool. So that night we decided to sleep early but all rooms have adjoining doors and the people in the next room to us arrived in at 4am and were very noisy for over an hr, it took us 2 days to get the room changed with the reps help - once we finally tracked him down as he was never there at the time advertised. Once we did change room we were over the games room that is open 24hrs so we were quite often woken very late or early with people playing ping pong ball. Both rooms that we had were small and overlooked some very old run down flats, not a nice view. Breakfast is horrible - it consists of curry, fried flat bread, soggy & gritty potato croquettes, overcooked eggs, stodgy pancakes, even the butter and jam is not good. The service in the restaurant and by the pool is very slow - on average it takes 20-30 minutes to get a bill and 15 minutes to even get a drink, that's if they remember. We did eat in the restaurant one night and wished we didn't, the curry was just bones and no chicken then the next day both me, my partner and another couple that ate there became extremely ill (sweating, shivering, diarrhea, vomiting, a shortness of breath and nearly passing out), we also heard of other guests with the same symptoms, so I was on antibiotics until I got home. We booked a trip with the rep who told us that is was 1&1/2 hrs away when infact it was 3&1/2hrs away then the bus broke down on the way and we had to wait over an hour for another. The bus arrived and the remainder of the journey was the most frightening experience I have endured. The vehicle struggled with the roads, the bus wheels span on many occasions, lost traction, slid and felt unsafe as it wound around bends that were almost the same width as the bus itself. Then the 'luxury' tents were old, worn and mouldy in places, not worth the money at all. Finally it was the end of our holiday and time to come home, we could not face another bus trip with Thomas Cook so got a taxi to the airport, there the same again, queued for 2&1/2 hrs, no legroom on the plane and the earpices for the tv did not work correcly."
- Travel date: 3rd December 2009
First impressions good, will be great place to stay when it is finished.
"We stayed at the Nazri on a 2 week package with Thomas Cook. No problems with the flight, no delays and food above average for a charter airline. Transfer to Nazri took forever, we should have got a taxi. Arrived early morning, had to wait for room. Nice reception area with sofas and coffee shop for cakes. We were lucky to get a room overlooking the swimming pool and open fields with cows grazing. We later spoke to other guests who were charged a supplement for these rooms 900s so we were pleased to have got ours. The worst rooms were those above reception overlooking some unattractive apartments and I understand these rooms are smaller than the one we were in. Our bathroom was clean with a hairdryer and basic toiletries, shower over bath. Mini bar in room with reasonable prices. We had a kettle and tea/coffee which was replenished daily. Clean sheets and towels every day. The bed was comfortable with soft pillows. Not much drawer space as usual in Goa. No coathangers in the wardrobe but a call to reception and the boy brought them in no time. We were amused to find new items arriving daily throughout our stay. First a painting on the wall, then a toilet roll holder. Next the safe arrived, apparently delayed in the cyclone! It was remained on the floor until we left but I am sure it will be fitted eventually. We then recieved cushions and a throw for the bed. The room next door to ours still had the builders in and it was quite noisy at times. We had a look in and it was asuite with a big jaccuzzi bath, dressing room, bedroom and seperate lounge. It had a big wrap around balcony, very nice for a family. The breakfasts were adequate and getting better as the week went on. Fresh fruit, cornflakes, fried eggs, toast, bread rolls and some Indian dishes. Not sufficient sun loungers around the pool but we were assured some more were on order and they would be arriving any day. This would not have been a problem for us if the shacks had been open as we would have spent our days on the beach. We did manage to find a a few shacks here and there. We hired a scooter to go to Calamari on Dando beach up towards Sinquirem. Good food and clean toilets. We also spent a few days at Ashvem and Mandrem with shacks open . Nice and peaceful there. Extra sun loungers did arrive during our second week but they looked as if they had seen a good few seasons on the beach and the dust that flew out of the mattresses was unbelievable. It was noisy round the pool with the builders but the banging was almost a welcome relief from the awful music playing! The hotel had a BBQ evening around the pool but it was spoiled by the weather. We ate in the hotel one evening as it was raining too hard to go out. The food was ok but not as good as restaurants. We enjoyed an evening at Casa Portugese, just opposite Nazri to the right. It is an old Portugese mansion furnished with antiques. The food was not the best we had but it is worth a visit for the surroundings and romantic atmosphere. The hotel organised a 'fun day' one Sunday but we didn't like the sound of hotpot for lunch so we missed this. The Nazri is in an excellent location with a bus stop right outside. There is a regular service to Calungute with a connection to Candolim. 5 rupees per trip. The staff at the Nazri were very pleasant and eager to please. One waiter recognised us from our stay in February at the Haaithi Mahal where he was working then. We have stayed in lots of different hotels in Goa of all standards and I would rate the Nazri towards the top. There were a few teething problems but this is to be expected in a new hotel. We would certainly stay there again."
- Travel date: 27th November 2009
Very Pleasant and Relaxing Stay
"We stayed at Nazri Resort in August 2009. Me and my wife find it very relaxing and nice resort. We went there in the off season so we got a nice discount. We stayed in the deluxe room, facing swimming pool and picturesque view of hills and greenery through our balcony. We were on the MAP plan, and we are vegetarians so breakfasts and dinners of the restaurant were appreciable by our taste buds. Our deluxe room was big and comfortable, though bathroom was basic and had small bathtub but overall it was nice. Staff was very accommodating and manager Peter made his best effort to satisfy resort's guests. Thanks Mr. Peter and his staff for satisfying hospitality. We would surely recommend this resort to our friends and relatives."
- Travel date: 17th August 2009
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