"WONDERFUL RESORT- IF ITS GOA THAN ITS ONLY ESTELLO"
We were a group of 16 booked through Expedia , check in was easy and quick , staff were polite and helpful at all times , Breakfast is very good and on the beach , the exclusive arrangements at the beach were very comfortable for just relaxing ... nothing of concern except the approach road to the resort was very narrow and congested .
All the staff were very helpful and were always cheerful . The resort was huge with excellent rooms and cottages ... the pool could have been a bit bigger , but its OK ... you have an excellent beach to swim ...
If you wish to have a Memorable hassle free stay at Goa than it is at Estello ... I would come back again and again to the same resort as its between the two happening beaches - Calangute and Baga ..
It would have been nice if 1 Hour late check out was given to us as it was a big group of 16 persons... never mind .. We understand the pressure on the front office in this busy Season.. Thank You Estello & the Satff
We had an awesome trip to goa and the hotel being so close to Calangute helped a lot. Hotel was safe to visit with Females, however the staff was not up to the mark for room service. Even to fetch water, we have to go and fill it, but all in all it can be neglected because the hotel was fine and the trip went Freaking Awesome.
Location: Half km from the main road but just hundred meters from the beach. One km from the Calangute beach entrance. Although it's not the main beach of Calangute but I felt that part of beach was way better, clean and quiet. A lot of nice shacks near the beach. So whenever we wanted to have fun on the beach we just ran there.
Cottage Rooms: Not over the top clean and swanky rooms but the rooms were clean enough and had basic amenities. The cottages were hot in the noon (but since we were mostly out at that time or you can opt for AC rooms) and cold during night (but if you ask for an extra sheet, it's fine). Twenty Four hrs hot and cold water.
"Friendly staff, excellent location and well appointed services"
Neelam's is a well established hotel in the heart of Calangute and is definitely worth the three-four star rating. I arrived at 8am after 24 hours of flights and they fixed up a room for me straight away (before normal check-in), as I was in dire need of rest. The photos on Expedia are accurate as to the style and condition of the rooms.
The pool and indoor areas of the hotel are in good condition, however, are probably not used as much as they could. There is a small disco on some nights and entertainment/music in the evening. There is a small bar on the first floor that serves basic food, water and beverages till the morning, which was great after coming home from a bar or club to pick up a bottle or two of water.
After some sleep, I tried out the ayurvedic massage to re-enliven my soul and relax into Goa. The massage was a good one with a focus on oil based healing, conducted by a trained specialist from Kerela. The food in the restaurant is varied and there are staples for continental preferences on the a-la-carte menu. Along with a choice of Indian breakfast options included in the package, you also get eggs, juice and tea. I didn't try out dinner but from a small sample of the food at Neelam's menu, it was well prepared. However, as it is a hotel, the rates can be more than found in local restaurants.
The staff are friendly and helpful. The gym is well appointed, however, take your own sweat towel. The location is close to shops, beach and markets.
I booked the hotel without reading the reviews, but when I went through the reviews I was worried as there were too many negative reviews. But the overall experience at Park Calangute was very pleasant. The hotel was clean and gave a quite modern feel. The restaurants are very pleasant and you can spend the whole day there just doing nothing and still enjoy. The hotel is right on the beach !! It still feels a little over-priced, but the stay is worth while!! The internet is free but rooms dont get Wifi properly. The pool area and restaurants get full access to Wifi.
Overall a beautiful short vacation.