3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"just returned from 3 weeks at golden sands apartments Betalbetim.We had a great holiday ,apartments were great much better than any other accomadation we have had in Goa.We hired scooters for the duration as it is a bit off the beaten track but plenty of taxis available.A great place spotlessly clean,wish we were still there."
- Travel date: Wed 9th of February 2011
"I have awonderful 10 day in this places.
Rooms are very good, here a some video of one bedroom apartment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4M_a_xyUw
Territoty of hotel is also very nice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twm1XuJoHM
Near to hotel the deserted beach settles down where it is possible to have a rest easy, cows on a beach do not happen, and here dolphins happen in the morning
- Travel date: Sat 12th of June 2010
The Parson's egg
"We had a generally good holiday staying at the Golden Sands Hotel, Candolim, which is best described as a good basic hotel. We stayed in the Agara annexe which is behind the original hotel. The rooms provide everything you need and are kept spotless but luxury it aiânt. Donât be put off by first impressions you will be comfortable and well looked after. The staff is very good and very helpful please remember to tip before you leave.
The sea is about 200 yards away and the beach seems to go on for ever. The sea is very dangerous because of currents so take note of the life guards. Use the shacks which line the beach, the food and service is very good and we had no problems at all, eating lunch at the Beach Shack everyday.
For the ladies there is an excellent ladies hairdresser , who I know does ladies hair beautifully, at Clareâs Beauty Parlour - down road passing Golden Sands on right, turn left passed at Team bar then c 30 yards on left.
I donât know whether Candolim is typical of Goa. If so itâs a classical example of a missed opportunity. It has ample sunshine, good scenery, a beautiful beach, very good cheap restaurants and really nice people. It could be an Indian Florida. Yet, it is falling into disrepair, dirty and incredibly noisy. I believe that a vehicle is regarded as a write-off if itâs horn doesnât work..
We had a good holiday and the pluses outweigh the minuses. Will we go again? Who knows?
- Travel date: Thu 5th of February 2009