Lui Beach Resort
21 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A home from home!
"Owing to my husbands ill health I went to the Lui Beach with a friend for two weeks.We were a bit apprehensive but guess what? IT WAS GREAT!Alright not 5* but what wonderful caring staff especially Peter Joe and the lovely little girl on reception.Had a great time .Room wasn't massive but it was clean and whatever you wanted was taken care of .Only one little moan,because of the very large tree by the pool little sun until about 3pm.Have booked to come back in Jan. 2014 so Peter if you are reading this PLEASE can we have room 112 again please???My husband is hopefully coming with me as he was impressed with what I had to say about the LUI.Also a big thankyou to ROCK and ROLL Dave,what a lovely person he was and his wife Gaynor!SEE YOU NEXT YEAR< Luv HEATHER THE DANCER!!!"
- Travel date: 15th February 2013
Do not stay at this hellhole
"We arrived at this "hotel" early hours on 6th April...believe me If i could have got a flight straight home I would have!! The original room we were given was akin to a prison cell!! The next room we were given was above the bar where it was noisy!!! We've been to Goa before so know what to expect and appreciate standards are totally different to other countries so it's not a culture shock for me!! The sheets were filthy, towels looked as if they had been used to wipe the floors with and the pillows....let's just say I had to buy new ones with clean pillow slips!! The Thomas Cook rep was about as useful as a chocolate fireguard who eventually refused to meet with me to discuss my complaint....We ended up having to change hotels at our own expense. The kitchen area where breakfast was prepared was filthy, the serving boys were also dirty, never washed their hands and had the same dirty clothing on day in day out. The manager there is nothing but a money grabber!! Money for this, money for that, eat at my hotel......yeah do that if you want to end up in hospital!!! Believe me Thomas Cook will regret receiving my letter of complaint....the best laugh was the rep telling everyone to give him a good report so that he could get his job back next year............somehow I don't think he will have a job next year!!!!"
- Travel date: 21st April 2011
A Great Base!
"The Lui Beach is a great place to use as a base for your holiday. The hotel is clean, with towels and linen changed each day. The pool area is small but is cleaned every day and they also have 2 BBQ nights a week with entertainment. The rooms are basic (think Greek studio) but as it is advertised as a 2* hotel most guests know what to expect. Peter (the manager) is friendly and his staff are a great bunch of lads who work really hard to make your stay pleasurable. The only negative thing I'd say about the hotel is that the beach nearby is quite pebbly so we used to walk about 10-15 mins further up where there were fewer pebbles. Even though it is in the quiter area of Candolim, there are loads of nice restaurants nearby and the centre of the resort is only a 15 min walk away. When we were there fridges cost 500r per week, a safety deposit box was 300r per week and I think air con was 300r per night. Not all rooms have air con but all do have a ceiling fan."
- Travel date: 27th January 2009
"We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Candolim,Goa. We travelled with Thomas cook and i have to say, im very disappointed with them! The Lui Beach Hotel was not what you'd expect for the money we paid! Our room was dirty, the sheets were stained, the bathroom door was hanging off. We were charged Â£4.00 per night for the air conditioning and we were told we could only use it at night or the moter would burn out! We were charged 500 rupees per week for a fridge that leaked and we were not allowed to put anything in there that wasnt bought from the hotel. The room itself had frosted glass and felt like a prison cell! The swimming pool was tiny (but clean) and i found it rather off putting to have rats running around at breakfast!! I know of 2 other couples that also booked out of this hotel in the same week! We only stayed one night before booking into a different hotel at a cost of Â£700!! Peter the manager was a nice enough person and seemed helpful when we 1st arrived, his attitude changed very quickly when we approached him about the above and he was really off with us when we told him we werent happy so we'd be leaving! I wouldnt recommend this hotel to anyone wanting more than a 'backpacker' type of hotel."
- Travel date: 7th January 2009
"This was our first trip to India, after Candolim was highly recommended by a friend. I wasnât sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the Lui Beach. The hotel was basic as you would expect in India, but was kept extremely clean. From the moment we arrived, Peter, the manager and the rest of the staff couldnât have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had the misfortune to arrive from the airport with an extremely rude family (the kind who make you embarrassed to be British!!) and the staff couldnât have been politer! The rooms were kept clean and towels were changed everyday. The only complaint would be the beds and in particular the pillows were pretty uncomfortable but I believe this is the norm in Indian hotels and after a few nights you soon get used to it. Breakfast was basic, juice, toast, tea/coffee, but there was a full breakfast menu at a small cost if you wanted something a bit more substantial. We tended to eat breakfast (and lunch!) at one of the many beach shacks which were extremely cheap! We didnât have any evening meals in the hotel as there are so many great restaurants in Candolim, but their menu seemed reasonably priced with lots on offer including fresh fish. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the beach, and about a 30 minute walk to the main beach road or if you're lazy like us there are plenty of taxiâs outside the hotel!! Taxi's were approx 100 rupees each way, or you could get a tuk tuk, which are great fun! Overall had a great time and would recommend Lui Beach and Candolim to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday!!"
- Travel date: 14th December 2008
Lui Beach is amazing.
"Ive been going to Lui beach for 4 years now, and i love it, its small, cosy and feels just like home basically. Im only 17 and for a 17 year old there isnt much to do. But india is truley amazing, im going back again in march to Lui beach and i cant wait! Peter and linda and raj and ronny are all amazing people, they would do anything for you. Ill be going india every year because its paradise. And i highly recommend goa and lui beach "
- Travel date: 11th December 2008
"a greate place with greate staff. they caint do enough for you good choice of food theame nights werent to bad but tended to be the same week in week out the rooms was cleaned everyday with a few suprises on the bed made out of towles from ragh a greate lad also the pool was always clean and tidy thanks to mado another greate bloke there is lots of greate things i can tell you about lui beach but it would take me forever too tell you so just go and have a damm good time you will not be let down at all we werent"
- Travel date: 11th December 2008
The six of us arrived at the hotel and w...
"The six of us arrived at the hotel and we were quickly checked in and after paying for the air/con , fridge and safety box all of which are essential, we went to the rooms which are basic but adequate. The hotel food is good but there is so much choice locally that you can eat at a different place everyday. The staff at the hotel cant do enough for you,they are so helpful. We went to the falls,to see the crocs ,the dolphins and lots of other trips all of which can be arranged locally at a considerably cheaper rate than the holiday reps price, if your not nervous hire a scooter to get around on its a good way of seeing the local area It has been one of the best holidays we have been on"
- Travel date: 30th April 2008
"The Lui Beach Resort is located up a peaceful little lane away from the tooting and honking of the oft-times busy road that connects Candolim with Calangute, Anjuna and Baga. Stroll two minutes further along the lane and it narrows into a sandy path that leads to the beach and the soothing waters of the Arabian Sea. There you can choose your beach shack where you will enjoy cooling drinks, precious shade and delicious local food at rock bottom prices. We visited the friendly "Blue Waves" shack each afternoon we were there. Lovely. Getting back to the hotel, what should one expect in India? We wanted peace and simplicity, genteel service and not too many guests. We got this and more. It was authentic and locally owned. Our balconied room overlooked the spotless little pool and the tropical garden where you took breakfast or stayed up till midnight quaffing Kingfisher beer while chatting with other guests - none of them lager louts! Breakfast was a simple affair - fruit juice, freshly made tea and toast but you could have extras at little additional cost - such as bacon and egg, omelettes or even quirkily - hot porridge! All the staff - mostly young men - were extremely courteous and helpful. Our room somehow felt as a hotel room should in India - not some corporate Holiday Inn room with air conditioning and His and Hers bathrobes but a simple clean room with a big fan whirring quietly above you, a termite proof wardrobe and a wet room for showering - but watch the tiles - they could get dangerously slippery! Our room cleaner was able to "sculpt" an array of creatures from our towels - including two swans and bizarrely a giraffe which lay sprawled across the rather firm twin beds. Nearby were some excellent restaurants but to reach them you walk by the Wacky Races roadway without pavements and you run the gauntlet of a dozen Kashmiri traders wanting to sell you jewellery, carvings, pashminas or make you suits, dresses or shirts. They were expert at winning customers - they never forgot a face once they had made contact and were always exceedingly polite. A mouth watering Goan meal for two at the nearby and imaginatively named "Curry House" - including drinks and desserts would set you back about ten pounds or 800 rupees. This being our first time in India - The Lui Beach Resort was just perfect and that is after taking into consideration the cockerel that strutted his stuff at dawn each morning, the mango fruit that missed my head by inches when it fell and the occasional religious chanting that emerged from the little chapel across the lane. Although we visited the hotel as part of a "package", independent travellers could book a double room with breakfast for $20 a night in March or October, rising to $40 at peak season in December and January."
- Travel date: 1st April 2008
You get what you pay for
"This hotel is in a good, relatively quiet location. Our room was quite large, had plenty of lighting and had a very good shower (unusual in Goa). All staff members were friendly and very helpful. If you can put up with chipped and cracked crockery and grey, stained sheets with holes, then this is a pretty good choice of hotel. Good value for money and would consider staying there again."
- Travel date: 10th March 2008
"Lui Beach is friendly and well run. Joe and Peter look after you well. You have to accept that this is a 2 star hotel and not more. The rooms were cleaned every day and the bedding and towels changed. It is in a quiet area with easy access to beach and Candolim main road. The food is good as well. You will have to pay extra to rent a fridge and a locker, but only a nominal amount. Downside is the beds, they are bamboo base with a very thin mattress. You do get used to them, but uncomfy to start with. The showers are better than some 5 star hotels I've stayed in. Accept it's a 2 star and you'll love it. Don't take books, the hotel has hundreds. The only thing that spoiled it was the two couples who insisted on spending the fortnight sat at the bar drinking from 11am each morning, I'm no killjoy, nor am I a prude and each to their own, however listening to their foul mouths all day long was to much, and we like other residents chose to spend our time elsewhere. That was'nt the hotel's fault though, you get idiots wherever you go and we were just unlucky."
- Travel date: 6th March 2008
Basic but a good base.
"A basic small hotel which is situated in a quiet area. We stayed for 2 weeks and upon arrival were given a room by the manager next to the main road which was too noisy. We then asked to change and were given a very dirty but large sized room which we stayed the first night in. The next morning the shower blew up and sent boiling water everywhere! Luckily we were not burnt and when we complained we were given a much nicer room. The staff were very nice except Peter the manager who fobbed us off and we did not like him due to the lack of service he gave us! Be careful...! However we had a great holiday!"
- Travel date: 19th February 2008
Top traveller tips for Lui Beach Resort
"I loved ruffles up the road ! it was lovely and a small cuisine resturant just round the corner."
Lui Beach Resort is also called
- Lui Beach Hotel
- lui beach candolim
- Lui Beach Resort goa