17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

I was there last year in Park Avenue Hot...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Sun 26th of August 2007

"I was there last year in Park Avenue Hotel & was impressed by the food the most. Every day the 2 of us eat 3 starters & 2 main courses, each, as the food was so good that we could not stop eating. We recommend the tandoori king prawns!!

The accommodation was basic but I only used it to sleep as I travelled throughout the day. Who's going to travel to a beautiful country like Goa & stay in hotel all day?

So if you need a place to stay, that’s close to the beach, with exceptional food & great staff, Shane & Arun come to mind, then I recommend you stay here. As me & my friends, 4 this time, are going there again this November!!
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  • Travel date: Sun 26th of August 2007

We stayed in the Park Avenue in November...

4
Good
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Reviewed Wed 4th of April 2007

"We stayed in the Park Avenue in November for 3 weeks, the hotel is basic but exceptionally clean, what made it for us was the staff, they were amazing so attentive, we are going back there this April.

We have stayed at many hotels in Goa and I can honestly say the Park avenue is one of the best. We traveled this time with Olympic holidays and had the best rep we have ever had before, I hope she is still there when we return in April.
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  • Travel date: Wed 4th of April 2007

This is a good central base for explorin...

4
Good
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Reviewed Sun 5th of February 2006

"This is a good central base for exploring Goa!
The rooms and the pool are very well kept and cleaned and the staff are really friendly helpful people.

The entertainment was entertaining in an awful can't bear to watch way! There was a three piece girl band who didn't know the words to songs and karaoke, Indian style...who could ask for more...eek!

The food in the hotel was very nice and good value."

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  • Travel date: Sun 5th of February 2006

We had a three week stay here in Nov 200...

4
Good
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Reviewed Thu 19th of January 2006

"We had a three week stay here in Nov 2005. This was the second time we had stayed at this Hotel. It had improved quite a bit from the first time (2003). The staff however have always been very friendly, courteous and helpful, from the manager right down to the busboys.

The facilities are basic but very clean, with bright airy rooms. Although on a B&B basis we did eat in the hotel a couple of nights and the food was very good, tasty, cheap and well presented. The location of the hotel is ideal for access to the beach and shopping, although it can be a little noisy late at night and very early morning if your room is on the front side.

We however thoroughly enjoyed our stay there on both visits and would have no hesitation in returning to this friendly hotel."

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  • Travel date: Thu 19th of January 2006

We stayed in Park Avenue Hotel for 2 wee...

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed Tue 29th of November 2005

"We stayed in Park Avenue Hotel for 2 weeks at the beginning of November after booking a last minute trip to Goa.

This hotel is fantastic, we couldn't have been happier. It is what some would say is basic, there is no air con, but good ceiling fans, no TV's telephones etc in the rooms, but it is spotlessly clean and absolute luxury when compared to what most of the population of Goa have.

Our room actually consisted of 2 rooms, a bedroom with 2 big beds and a wardrobe, a sitting room with 2 armchairs a coffee table and a fridge (which was well stocked with beer and soft drinks which were not double the normal price) and a bathroom with flush loo and hot shower.

The hotel its self is lovely, there is a medium sized pool, which was cleaned everyday, a bar which was open all day and evening and a restaurant, which was all outside and served lovely food.
We had B+B and the included breakfast consisted of unlimited tea/coffee, toast and freshly squeezed juice. A few times we added to our breakfast with scrambled eggs or something, this costs about 40p extra.

There are safes available for a small charge and you are given a new padlock and keys which only you have, and you can have access to your safe 24 hours a day. You can change up travellers cheques or currency in the reception, the rate is a tiny bit lower than the travex shops, 77 r instead of 78, works out about £1 per £100 so not enough to make a difference and means you don't need to carry your passport around outside.

The staff are what really makes this hotel, they are friendly and helpful, i don't think those guys ever sleep! Every time we left our keys in for a room clean we returned to a spotless room and a different "towel sculpture" on the bed, a crocodile 4 swans and a flower to name a few! Hubby got a bout of Dheli Belly (from a salad in a beach shack) and the staff noticed he had not been down to breakfast and asked after him, 20 mins later someone arrived at the room door with extra bottles of water and packs of rehydration powders!

The hotel is located on Baga road, the brochures say 20 mins walk to the beach, if you walk to the main beach it takes about 10mins, but you can walk down the little side road beside the hotel and be on a sandy beach in under 5 mins.

The location of the hotel is great, there are plenty of restaurants around, directly opposite there is a Tibeten Market, which opened while we were there, it sells lovely stuff and is a great retreat to be able to look at things to buy without sellers jumping on you! There is a Travex shop and internet shop right next door, along with a sweet/ciggie shop owned by "Auntie" a leather shop and a Lovely shop called Himalayan Crafts owned by a really nice guy called Sanjay, this is another place where you can have a good browse and look around without any hassle.

We really can't think of ANYTHING bad to say about this place, if you are booked into this hotel you WILL have a great holiday.

Goa is a beautiful place with beautiful friendly people, we saw a few tourists who appeared a bit shell shocked with the whole thing (when they ventured out from the 5 star all inclusive hotel) the only thing we would say if you are going is to remember that you are visiting a 3rd world country, but what these people lack in money they more than make up for in welcome.
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  • Travel date: Tue 29th of November 2005

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