Things have changed a little from last year, firstly the food is now all buffet with only the afternoon snack menu to select from, there was the choice of both last year.
And it seemed as though the wasn't any difference between the lunch buffet and the evening buffet.
I'm sorry to say this, but it's down to cut-backs, and Albert, the restaurant manager has to do his best with what resources he is allowed.
One big improvement is the new sun loungers, and new table chairs.
It was noticed that there has been a big cut-back in staff, again, money saved.
The evening entertainment was very poor from previous years, mainly consisting of a couple of singers with a gituar and bongo drum, sitting on bar stools, not even with a microphone, nothing like it used to be, again, more cut-backs.
The staff are still as friendly and helpful as always, and nothing is too much trouble for them.
So it with heavy heart that we have done our last visit to the DT, we've had some great holidays there and met some wonderful friends, but now time to move on.
Location is still good, not too far from the beach with it's numerous shacks, and a brisk walk to Baga or the other way to the Ship on the beach at Candolim.
Travel operator: MANOS
Travel operator: Thompsons
This was our fourth visit, and as I said in a previous review, it grows on you.
Things had changed from our last visit, the food is now on a buffet system, and at first we wondered what it would be like, no worries, we always had a good selection both at lunch and dinner. If there was anything else you wanted to eat it could be ordered from the menu. Breakfast is still a little sparse, but you get by. Alfred who is in charge of the restaurant is very good, he will go out of his way to make sure your meal is what you want and cooked how you like it.
And again, we did meet up with previous 'January' visitors, and it was good to see them and it helped to make for a very pleasant holiday.
I think for value, this hotel is very good. We are already looking towards 2009 (every two years).
Travel operator: Thompson
The staff are brilliant ,cannot do enough for you the hotel they will do there utmost to please you ,ok the entertainment was not great but then again they tried ther best I cannot fault this hotel and I am looking to go back in Febuary 2007
Travel operator: mytravel
The staff where polite and would look after you even remembering our names when we were not there a lot, as we went the beach and out for meals most day and nights.
The breakfast was ok if you like eggs,never had dinner at the hotel always on the beach, but did have tea there once and it was not bad a buffet style with diffrent curries and rice and breads. The restaraunts in Goa though are fab and cheap so to eat in the hotel every night would be such a shame.
The entertainment leaves a lot be desired.
Travel operator: thompsons
The hotel was very basic, but you have to realise that it is a low budget hotel, it's clean, the gardens are well kept and although the pool is quite small it's plenty big enough to cool down in.
Food is cooked to order, and although the menu is a little limited it's quite good, and you will find a favouite in there somewhere.
The hotel is well positioned in Calangute, Candolim to the South and Baga to the North, it's a very pleasant walk along the beach to Baga, stopping off at any of the beach bars if you are in need of refreshment, there is also a Tibetan market in Baga, you can wonder around this without any hassle at all, just a friendly smile.
We have always found the hotel staff to be polite, helpful and courteous, but then after four visits, we know them quite well and you will get a very smart salute from the security man on the main gate every time you come and go.
The entertainment is very limited, but sometimes there is a reasonable Goan dance troupe if you like culture.
If you expect 4* A/I forget it, just accept what is on offer and I think you'll fall into the Dona Terehzina way of life, it might come as a bit of a shock at first, but it grows on you, some people we met have been going for nine or ten years and we look forward to meeting up with them in 2007.
Travel operator: Thompson
The staff were all very friendly and courteous, remembering our names within 2 days. The entertainment left a lot to be desired, but having said that we soon found other places to go and would have been better of going B&B only.
If you have children it is very safe as there is security 24/7 on the gates.
Travel operator: MyTravel
Dona Terezinha is set back on the main beach road between candolim and Calangute. For those of you that know the area its about half way between St.Anthonys chapel and daytrippers. Although on the main road, there is no traffic noise at all once you get into the complex.
Being christmas, the hotel was very busy although the staff were excellent.nothing was too much trouble for them and they all did a good job. The maitre d', I suppose thats the best way I can explain him! Was an absolute gentleman, our lad was ill through sunstroke for a couple of days (just cant tell them can you?), but he was looked after and constantly spoilt by all of the staff, mind you, I think the blonde hair and blue eyes helped!
Rooms were clean and basic, as per usual goan standards.we had a room just off the pool area, but moved after the first night as the stairwell was like an echo chamber at night when the bar was in full swing.
Food was average fayre, although the staff would have no problems tailoring to personal taste and everything was cooked fresh.buffet style for all meals although there is a fairly good snack menu which you can choose from.
Couple of shops on site, tailors were very good.they made 12 pairs of trousers, 3 suits, 2 coats and did some alterations to some of our own stuff for around
Travel operator: first choice
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