10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"This was our first time in Goa stayed at the Lambana Hotel. Would highly recommend this hotel. Great staff very friendly,food good rooms clean and very well maintained. Pool area great . We are going back next year to the same hotel and cant wait."
- Travel date: 27th July 2009
Home away from Home
"Returned a few days back from Goa (paradise on earth) after a 7 day long stay. Was out for my annual vacation (my mandatory leave from office) Got put up at Lambana Resort. The resort is very centrally located in North goa and a 5 mins walk from calangute beach 30 spacious and well appointed rooms (that are either pool facing or road facing), with modern amenities like satellite television, telephone, tea/ coffee maker, mini bar, heater and a balcony sit out one is guaranteed to stay comfortable. Very nice and clean bathroom with some interesting toilet seats (something that i haven't seen before) I got myself a pool facing room which included complimentary breakfast, however due to off-season the spread wasn't very elaborate - but light and nice Indian style breakfast (they served eggs as well) Overall the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced - In fact due to the rains i stayed indoors for a couple of days and had all my meals at the resort (with a 15% discount on food and beverages it was a total steal) and binged on all the goan delicacies Not just the rooms and food but the service is also excellent and prompt and the staff is willing to help and oblige at all times, the folks are very courteous and they made my stay warm, cozy and memorable In all the hotel is well maintained and located and total value for money, paisa vasool and all i have is praises, it was genuinely home away from home"
- Travel date: 16th June 2009
great little hotel
"we stayed at he Lambana Hotel for a week in March and loved it, from the moment we arrived we were made very welcome by the lovely staff. The rooms are very well equipped and newly furnished so everything is spick and span. I loved the location which is just near the Tibetan market in Calangute. The pool area is really nice although we never used it as we go to the beach every day, I would recommend this hotel and it is small and friendly within a minutes walk of Calangute centre."
- Travel date: 4th May 2009
Will definitely return!
"Am a regular visitor to Goa, and have stayed in a wide variety of accommodations, and the Lambana is by far the best!! The welcome we received from lovely Merlyn set the whole tone for our stay. All the staff are charming and polite and can't do enough for you. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the bathrooms modern and had the best flushes i've ever encountered in India!!! (haha!) Everything was within walking distance and above all I was very pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was at night!! Highly recommended, look forward to our return."
- Travel date: 16th April 2009
Lovely........ a great hotel
"First time in Goa and choose Lambana because of reviews. Hotel was kept very clean, the rooms are ample size with kettle, coffee machine, TV and great A/C. Well stocked fridge in the room, 30r for a bottle of water., 25r for coke or 7UP. The hotel is situated a 10 mins walk to the beach via an adjoining path. Be aware you walk through the local villagers homes on the way to the beach, all whom are friendly and don't appear to mind. Breakfast is basic, coffee, tea, toast and eggs. Extras can be ordered, beans on toast 50r. Staff very helpful and plentiful. The pool boy keeps the area very clean. We asked for extra sunbeds and staff brought them over from their other hotel within 10 mins. Great location for both beach and centre of Calangute. Just watch out that you don't get charged twice for a bar bill when the manager is not around !!! Great local restuarants include Over the Flames, East meets West, After 7, I95, all just a short ride away. We took a local taxi for the day to see the Waterfall, ride & wash elephants and visit the Spice Plantation, cost 1800r = Â£28. Entrance fees extra. One tip....... on arrival at the airport, allow the baggage boys to take you case to your coach and pay a Â£1 coin, not worth the hassle to argue with them."
- Travel date: 14th April 2009
clean and good location
"i booked this on a half board package after reading other reviews. we were two couples and stayed here for 4 nights during our month long travels around india. the hotel was very clean including the bathroom which had a shower curtain in the wet room so the whole bathroom didnt get wet! i hope they keep the standards up. its in a good location. the staff were all very helpful and friendly even the restuarant staff although our waiter got our food orders wrong on 3 nights so we ate out on the 4th night. it was the same set menu all week but you can order froma different menu at extra cost which we did and due to the mistakes they did give us refunds. the other thing that was disappointing was the car that was sent to pick us up from the airport. as part of the package. i had indicated that there would be 4 adults but a driver turned up with a tiny little car that only had room for one suitcase in the boot and seated 2 adults in the back and one in the front. he had to ask another driver to take our friends and the rest of our luggage at his expense. he presumed that as we were only staying 4 nights we wouldnt have much luggage. otherwise a good hotel and would use again."
- Travel date: 28th March 2009
Great staff, excellent hotel!!
"We have just returned from this hotel and it was a fabulous place. The staff were excellent, Calpesh and his staff, Raj, Hermant and the others could not do enough for us. The roomboys and the poolboys kept the place immaculate. Reception staff were so friendly, as was everyone! Food was good and the location was very central. We would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a good, clean hotel right in the centre of the action!! Can't wait for our return visit next year."
- Travel date: 25th February 2009
"Another one who ended up here by accident. The hotel is the sister of the Somy resort and is absolute quality. It is similar to the Neelam the Grand, which is the No1 hotel in Calangute. The Lambana offers less room space than the Neelam but this is reflected in the price difference. Bar opens from 11 to 11. Pool from 9 to 6. Staff ever so helpful and very talkative if you make the first move. Ihonestly can not say one bad thing agianst the hotel. It will become very busy once the word is out on the street, as stated by others."
- Travel date: 19th January 2009
A real jewel in the crown
"This was our 5th time in Goa and this was without doubt the best hotel we've stayed in. Like most people we ended up at the Lambana by accident but believe me it didn't fail to impress. Recently refurbished it was absolute luxury by Goa standards. The staff were brilliant if a little untrained but to be honest this added to the charm. Friendly, clean and well run. This hotel will do very well once the word gets out."
- Travel date: 13th January 2009
What a gem of a hotel
"This is a great hotel we fell upon by accident. Our lovely tour operator decided to change our hotel 48 hours before travelling & we were put in here. This is all refurbished and absolutely lovely, we loved it. The staff cant help enough especially Maria on reception. The rooms are comfortable and furnished to a really high standard. The A/C is brilliant. the bathroom is actually a wet room so plenty of room for dancing in the shower. It is immaculately clean with minibar(ridiculously cheap) and satellite TV. Every day there was a different towel animal sculpture on the bed which were amazing. It has a lovely pool area and I genuinely cant recommend this enough. It is next door to park avenue apts and opposite the Ticlo Beach. Try the restaurant Infanteria a couple of doors down. 10/10 we loved it here and as two young women we felt totally safe."
- Travel date: 13th November 2008
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