This is our third consecutive year at Casa De Cris, and our 25th or so visit to Goa, I have reviewed the last two visits, but there are perhaps additional bits to add that I missed out previously.
As before everything was as we wanted, friendly staff, clean room, and good value for money. Having read some of the other reviews I feel that they sometimes focus on things which really don’t mean an awful lot. For example barking dogs!!, they don’t bother me much but I would be interested if anyone can point me to any Hotel in Goa that can be guaranteed bark free, although I guess that may be the case in the 7 star super luxury hotels but I for one wouldn’t pay the $300 dollars a night for the privilege.
Not mentioned is the bread man, who comes down the street on his bicycle at 7.30am honking his little horn to announce his arrival, better than my alarm really and more reliable.
Thanx again to all the staff, who do all they can to make you feel welcome, and thanx to the three Barretto brothers too, James the playboy who runs the Casa De Cris and Beach Bar, Mike the Cool who runs the sister hotel, across the street, Mikes Place, and it’s beach bar, and last but not least Captain Steve, who has a tremendous hit on his hands with the twice weekly boat cruise, which as a relaxing day out, with fabulous food and drink is simply unbeatable.
As I may of said in the last review, the street on which the hotel is located is a dead end, although there are a number of restaurants on the street which give it a vibrancy which makes sitting on the balcony with a beer in the early evening, before venturing forth, watching the world go by, a real pleasure.
Yes there is relatively loud music each evening from the restaurants, but it’s not really intrusive and the main point here is, it stops ay 11pm, not on days when they feel like stopping but every evening, so the street without any passing traffic is quiet from the 11pm music turn off to the 7.30am bead man (apart from the odd amorous dog)
Enjoy Casa De Cris, but make sure you are a in tune with Goa and then you will enjoy the whole thing a lot more
- Also Known As:
- Casa De Cris Goa/Cavelossim