Due to some urgent business had to stay 2 days in Goa, so decided to go for a cheap place and booked in Rosa Maria after seeing reasonable rates and great pictures probably taken by a skillful camera man who literally turned this most rustic places to resemble luxury and elegance. My first impression as I stepped in Rosa Maria; it reminded me of a Ghost town with its old Archaic designs, probably from the British era. The outdoors gives you a somber feeling with debilitating structures, paints peeling off at places and gardens untrimmed and wild. It can be used as the perfect set up for a funeral scene in a film or a horror movie. It is actually an old apartment complex being used as a resort. As I entered my room built with old mosaic tiles from the 1980s, the scene gets more depressing. You are greeted by a friendly old dusty sofa in the corner of the dimly lit living room. You feel yourself floating back in a time machine. I avoided sitting on the sofa fearing dust allergy, and went to check the bedroom. The bed was wrapped in an old stained bedsheet. I immediately called the room boy and asked him to change it, the helpful chap gladly went and brought another bedsheet, but upon close examination, had to ask for a change again, and finally had to be content with the last one provided as the room boy started cribbing of having to climb the stairs up and down. Had a disturbed sleep that night with the AC blaring away in the darkness. Next door to my no suprise, learnt the water heater was not working. So, again called for help to my helpful chap, who brought a bucket of hot water to make do. After these experiences, I avoided the stagnant swimming pool fearing company from E-Coli, V. mimicus, Vibrio cholerae cells and the likes. Finally when I checked out, it was with a great relief and a strong determination bye bye Rosa.. for never again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maria Rosa Resort is owned by the Saldanha Group, the sales division in Mumbai "Kyle-Sal Holidays (p) Ltd.” Maria Rosa Resort with 24 rooms is located at popular destination Calangute, Goa. The Resort is equipped with a swimming pool, Restaurant & Bar. All rooms with en-suite w/c and hot & cold shower, balcony, Refrigerator, CTV, cable connection, mini bar, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maria Rosa Hotel Bardez
- Maria Rosa Resort Goa, India