Just got back from Goa 30th Jan 2012 after our 6th Visit, stopped at the Highland beach as we could not get in sunset beach where we normally stop, it nearly put me off from going back to Goa again, did stop at HB the first year we went to Goa and i should have remembered wot it was like but no gave it a second chance (big Mistake). Stopped in room 305 friends in 306, did not sleep for the first 3 days then had to ask for another mattress, due to them been so thin and rock hard, fan squeeking all night plus the fridge making such a racket we had to unplug, then woke up to more water in room then there was in the sea.
Did complain and they sorted the fan & mattress but still not much sleep, never been so tired on holiday like this one, Roms were sort ov cleaned every day but the room boy kept putting our towels out on balcony to dry when we had put them on the floor to be replaced due to them been dirty, had to go to reception 3 times for clean ones. This hotel looks beautiful from out side and so do the pictures in brouchers but instead of buildng new blocks they need to spend money on the inside, it has not had no money spent on it in 6 years from when we were there b4. the staff are good but can sometimes be ignorant when waiting at the bar to be served.
Friends in room 306 had ants running up the bathroom wall and they were a lot ov dead one's which the room boy never cleaned up, friends had to clean them every day, me thinking there was only a few OMG when i saw them could not believe it, so got the room boy to spray them to see if it helped which did help a bit .
Did not use the fridge for any food, only water & milk due to it looking as though you would get salmonella from it, there that old and rusty and look that bad in side it put me off.
I know people say you get wot you pay for, but i have stayed at cheaper hotels in Candolim Goa and were better.
If you do go to this hotel ask for the new block, as by going wot people are saying there a lot better, which i wish i had done. take a plug for the sink and dont bother taking adapters for your electrical items as they did not work, we had to buy one from stall outside for 100 rps which worked a treat.
Beach Shacks: dont just stop in one like we have done in past there's a lot and even the ones that look as though no one goes in are as good.
Please dont believe every thing you hear about massagers and beggers not having no money, there not Goan and come from out side Goa for season and some have more money then the English as we found out this year after been taken in for 5 years now, so if you want to give go to the local churches and donate there as they give to the local Goan people.
Enough said from me but i will answer any question if you want to ask me. Enjoy your self in Candolim Goa if your going as we have done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Highland Beach Resort is an all suite property situated at Candolim, Goa. A 3 star property, it is spread over a vast 8 acres and offers multiple swimming pools and all other modern amenities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highland Beach Hotel Candolim
- Highland Beach Candolim
- Highland Beach Resort Goa/Candolim