14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Been back to this hotel 4 time over four...
"Been back to this hotel 4 time over four years. We found it clean, friendly staff, excellent service and is in a fantastic location! Which is in the centre off everything, but far enough away from the noise. Which me and my partner found it great if your looking for a nice quiet holiday. Nothing is too much for the staff in this hotel, they was such a great help and couldnt do enough for you. The only downfall is that in this hotel you have to pay to put things in the fridge to keep cool, which can work out quite expensive. Yet i would recomend this hotel to anyone.
Peter & Carol Stoll
- Travel date: Tue 19th of February 2008
in the centre of things in calangute.
"lovely small guest house near the busy calangute beach. staff are fantastic. really good pool area. many people from uk are over in india getting dental work done to a very high standard but at a tenth of uk prices. went to palolem for a beach hut which for me was perfect. resturants east meets west in baga, nishas in titos roadand sheetal (northern indian murgcooking) in candolim."
- Travel date: Sat 19th of January 2008
Well what can I say about goa? Stayed a...
"Well what can I say about goa? Stayed at the Senyor Angelo for 3 weeks and found the hotel ok, staff very nice and the rooms are cleaned every day as long as you leave your key.
If you are looking for winter sun, wow, this is the place, food and drink is dirt cheap - itâs very hard to spend your money.
Thatâs the good points, now for the bad. Taxi sellers are on every street corner, they will never let you pass them without shouting âtaxiâ nonstop. Sellers wonât let âup come into my shopâ every second. Calangute is a tip. Iâve been to third world before but never seen anything like this before - beggars are out day and night.
Calangute beach is a tip - sellers walking you up trying to sell you rubbish nonstop. Stayed around the pool side for almost 2 weeks out of 3 because of this.
So thatâs it, you have to make your own mind up. If you donât mind the bad points and you just want a cheap holiday then itâs the place to go.
If you want to relax then this is not the place to go.
Seen Goa but wonât be going back.
- Travel date: Mon 17th of December 2007
Back for another visit !
"I went back this year and had a great time at Snr Angelo.- Jewel in Crown
We selected this place as it had ground floor rooms and we were taking my girlfriends doddery Mum as well as her niece.
They have there own spanking new pool which was great - its not huge or anything but perfectly adequate, and the rooms have new fridges.
The guys are great at this place from Jochim at the reception all the way to the room boys. Have a chat with them and they will add so much to your holiday.
We actually ate a lot more at the Hotel this year as Mum liked it. Althou the portions are maybe not so generous as out and about -the kitchen is clean ( go have a look) and food is tasty and cooked to order. the head waiter is a good chap too - bear in mind he has seen it all before.
I still think this is a great location if you are going to Calangutte area - beach is a stroll away and you dont have to fight your way through the Taxi and junk peddlers.
Do not give the kids any money or sweets. If you really want to then give it to one of the staff to give out - they are trying to prevent nasty pedos by getting the kids out of the habit of begging for these things ( and you are rotting their teeth)
I forgot my shaver so went to the local barber for a shave each day - picked up quite a bit of gossip.
This Hotel is good and its cheap. The rooms and sheets may be a bit grubby but they are clean. Goa in the sun is hot and dusty.
There are mossies- so be sensible - lots of DDT lotion and our whole vacation was enhanced by having one of those electric fly swats/racquets. Only Â£10 and its such sweet revenge. so satisfying."
- Travel date: Fri 7th of December 2007
Friendly clean hotel
"We stayed November this year and didnt really need aircon in our room as the fan was pretty good, and it got quite cool outside late at night towards the last few days of the holiday. The rooms are very old looking and basic but are clean and not a bad size. We did have a problem with our sink and shower taps though in room 208, when you had a shower or wash and went to turn off the taps, you got a tingling sensation in your fingers from the electrics! On talking to another couple they had the same problem. On arrival we requested extra pillows and towels which they gave us straight away. There is a room with safe deposit boxes which you can hire for a small price but you need to bring your own padlock. The free breakfast was toast & marmalde, tea, coffee & juice, but you can order other things from the menu too if you pay and they are all quite cheap. There is a new pool which is cleaned every morning with a few sunbeds, a couple of tables and chairs and a bar where you can purchase drinks and snacks. The staff are all superb with a great sense of humour. Our room was at the front on the ground floor after moving from room 208 which overlooked the road, and was woken every morning at about 7 o clock by the breadman and his horn on his bike. We didnt mind most mornings though as we were getting up early for trips. We booked all our trips through our taxi driver SAM who is usually at the front of the hotel on the morning as they were a litle cheaper with him, and what a great guy. Be careful in Goa as they dont have pavements, you walk along the side of the roads which are very busy, it is like a red dust track, so dont bring any high heeled or fancy shoes as the surface is very uneven and your shoes get ruined. Wasnt keen on Calangute, it was too busy and extremely dusty, but loved Bagga which is a short walk away with really good restaurants and not so much traffic. The people in Goa are so friendly, but men visiting from other parts of India will stare at the English girls on the beach in their bikinis and take photos, as they are not used to seeing so much naked white flesh. This didnt bother me at first but got really annoyed with them after a while. Please dont let this put you off going to Goa as it is a fabulous place and everything is so cheap. The food is amazing we ate in some fantastic places and the people are wonderful. We had a fantastic first holiday there, just expect something a little different and you`ll love it."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of November 2007
"you need to visit the senhor angelo and see the lovely swimming pool that has just been built. you previously shared the pool with the hotel germany but the hotels have now been separated, but dont get to exited the rooms are just the same and john the bar man has a lovely new bar."
- Travel date: Mon 29th of October 2007
Myself and my friend booked to stay here...
"Myself and my friend booked to stay here as a last minute holiday. We had a great time.
The rooms are basic but clean, room service everyday. Food was nice and little john behind the bar was very nice and helpful. He told us where to go and what to see, the location is great!
The beach is just down the road, and the town itself is only 5 minutes through a little village. The pool is nice.
We have booked to go back there January 08, canât wait.
Nearly all the guests there had stayed here before! We ended up at the blue coconut shack every night, great place, where Raj and Jack go out of their way to help."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of June 2007
An honest review of Goa
"Our first time to Goa so read a lot of hotel and resort reviews to get an idea of what to expect and help with what and where to book. Went to Calangute, as this was one of the cheapest resorts and from choice of hotels chose Senhor Angelo as it was close to beach. When you walk out of the airport there is a smell, but not noticeable in resort, buses are not air conditioned coaches as you would normally get for a resort transfer, however, the windows do open and they have
mini fans inside! Driving can be a bit scary as they overtake a lot (with very tight space) and have hands constantly on their horns! the only time they drive with more care & less overtaking is when there are cows in road! Calangute is quite busy and like any major resort in europe with restaurants & bars lining the road in addition to shops and market stalls selling clothes, bags, shoes, leather goods etc. plenty of opticians and chemists for your cheap glasses and medicines, but choose carefully where you go as prices and tests vary. There are two roads, one is the main road that leads in from Candolim and ends at the beach in calangute, however there is an option to turn off towards Baga, which is known as the Calangute/
Baga road, this is where you find the main choices for restaurants and bars and where you can walk through to access the beach. About a 20-30 minute walk along beach or road will take you into Baga. There are no paths so you are walking on the edge of the road, which is a red dusty sand like substance which seems to get into everything, so no good wearing expensive shoes or clothes! The hotels are described as very basic, at the Senhor Angelo, I would describe it as being old so therefore grubby, the room was an average hotel size room with
a fridge (free), the bathroom was ok with an old style of toilet pan and sink, with a shower but no curtain (if you've been to Greece you'll know what to expect). The sink did have a couple of hairline cracks, the joins around pipes were very roughly done, but didn't leak, the sheets and towels were changed every other day, but all had
a slightly grubby look to them but were clean (the red dust/sand that gets into everything). We had a ceiling fan only which was ok until a power cut and as it was so hot and humid while we were there it was a bit of a problem, some hotels and restaurants had their own generator which would have been a big plus! The staff were great, really friendly and helpful, but was advised to put a padlock on our safety deposit box (told not so much for staff but other holidaymakers?!) They provided towels for the pool. From this hotel was a few minutes to the beach and approx 5-10 mins to get on to the main calangute/baga road. Taxis are all around, so agree prices before you go anywhere. There are a couple of english run bars and restaurants, shacks on the beach with beds attached, they don't charge for the beds but want you to get food & drink from them. Lots of sellers on the main beach, a bit of a pain and couldn't swim in the sea as it was a little rough and there were strong currents. Overall we had a great holiday, but agree about the basic accommodation, yes they are very poor, but prepare yourself for it all and you should have a good holiday. We will probably go back, but
not in April!"
- Travel date: Wed 6th of June 2007
Senhor Angelo- Great Hotel
"Recently stayed at the hotel Senhor Angelo Resort with my girlfriend and I found it charming. The staff were very friendly and helpful, your room although basic is cleaned everyday to a satisfactory standard and the beach is no more than a 5mins walk. I found the food on the menu reasonable and good value for moneyâ¦breakfast in the morning was basic.
The location was ideal for us as it is tucked away behind Baga Road and Calangutes main shopping areaâ¦both are walking distances and very easy to get to.
The hotel charges for Safety deposit boxes (not expensive) and you will need your own padlock.
The pool area is very clean and has a few sun loungers (about 5-7). The pool is shared with another hotel which at times houses handfuls of Indian tourists. This caused a problem with my girlfriend and other female British tourists who were subject to uncomfortable staring, this at times led to pictures being taken without consentâ¦ as a result we used the pool at the quietest times. The pool area is clean and looked after and there is a small bar for drinks.
Outside the entrance you will find a few taxi drivers (Sammy, Dominic and Shaky) They are very friendly (Dominic has an infectious laugh) and informative. If you end up using them haggle a bit as they tend to charge a little bit extra than most taxisâ¦I think this is because the hotel allows them to work outside the premises.
If you like a quiet, basic hotel, close to all the shops and the main beach then this is ideal for youâ¦Perfect when on a budget. I would go back tomorrow"
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of March 2007
"second time at senor angelo,the staff are wonderfull the rooms are basic but clean,the menu is limited but good ,it has a nice pool and is handy for beach and calangute town,good taxi drivers outside,for trips ect; but is in walking distance of all the towns amenities,just 22rooms in all it is a real home from home little hotel with lots of repeat holiday makers.the only downside to this hotel if you are in a room on the front is the breadman who honks his bicycle horn as early as five in the morning,but then again this is india."
- Travel date: Tue 6th of March 2007
"I stayed in the Senhor Angelo with my boyfriend in 2005. We loved this hotel. Very basic like all hotels in Goa but very clean and the staff were lovely. The only thing we didn't like was Calangute. I had always stayed in Candolim before but thought I would give Calangute a go for a change. I wish I hadn't!!! We ended up getting a cab every day and every night into Candolim. Calangute is so busy and very dirty looking compared to Candolim. Just returned from my visit this year and went back to Candolim.
If the Senhor Angelo could be moved to Candolim would definitely stay there again."
- Travel date: Wed 14th of February 2007
loved the senhor
"Just returned from the senhor angelo, and what can i say but what a quaint little hotel, it was our first trip to goa so was a bit concerned, the hotel is basic but clean, the staff are very freindly and nothing is to much trouble, it is in a great location if you are like us and dont want to be were it is to busy, the pool area is kept clean and is of a good standard for a small hotel, we found the hotel food reasonable, but only had breakfast as we like trying different places, access to the nearest beach takes about 5 mins and fetches you onto a quiet area of the beach between baga and callengute center, if you just want a basic but CLEAN small hotel as a base for your travels then i reccomend the senhor angelo, many of the guests we spoke to return year after year"
- Travel date: Mon 27th of November 2006