We stayed here over Christmas 2006 and thought it was an excellent hotel for the money. We had read reports that the Hotel was being refurbished but we saw no signs of this, the refurbishment was taking place at the old Dom Francisco next door.
We had not been to Goa before but had been to India so we were expecting very basic.
We had requested an AC room which we were allocated and the room was in a quiet area at the back of the complex. It was typically Indian-style with the bare necessities, although there was a separate water heater which worked so hot showers any time of the day or night!
The room was cleaned quickly (when we handed the key to Reception) and was of a high standard.
We asked to move rooms (for \'outside\' reasons, nothing to do with ...
the Hotel) and they were more than accommodating - we were moved to a huge apartment at the front of the complex. We had forgotten to take a few toilettries from the old room and the staff moved them for us!Read More
There was entertainment every night until approx 11pm and it looked like the Hotel had made a real effort. We did not go to any of the entertainment as it is not our sort of thing but it looked good. The only downside was that it was on every night and you couldn\'t escape it, but that gave us the perfect excuse to go out to yet another beach shack and restaurant!
We did not eat breakfast but it looked like the usual tea and toast. We had one meal at the bar and the food was good.
When we return to Goa we will be looking for a private rental but I would have no hesitation in returning to or recommending this Hotel. The staff were excellent, the rooms were more than adequate and the location was perfect.
The Dona Alcina by far exceeded our expectation.
Tour Operator: MyTravel