Review of Raul and Wilma’s place: Cozy apartments near the beach.

Tucked away in a snug corner of the hap and happening city of Goa, Raul and Wilma’s place is considered a home away from home Air BnB. “A home away from home”, the phase sometimes seems pretty lucrative, especially if you are travelling to a new place that too all alone. For me, Goa is all about budget traveling.

Wilma says:
“Peaceful, relaxing, calm and quiet place, 10min walk to the Betalbatim beach, very safe for the families & Individuals. 19 km away from the Goa- Dabolim Airport (INDIA). Margao railway station is 9km away, Colva, Majorda, Sunset beaches are nearby. The building has electricity power inverter backup so there is no fear of blackouts if there is a cut off in main power (some lights and fans will still work) Early check inn or late checkout can be allowed depending on availability.
The Rules are simple… Be Happy and let the people around be Happy. Enjoy yourself without hurting or disturbing the other person’s privacy. Cleanliness is the top priority….all garbage should be thrown in the garbage bins provided in your rooms and it will be the manager / caretaker responsibility to clean the bins for you. Please avoid throwing tissue papers inside the toilet holes.”

My Experience:-
Aunty is the most friendly and helpful receptionists ever, so lovely and great first impression of the guest house. Couldn’t have been sweeter, giving me directions to places, ensuring I am provided with everything I need in case Wilma and Raul are not available. Even If everything else had gone wrong with the guest house, her mere presence would have ensured I/you will leave with a good impression. Fortunately everything about the hotel was exceptional. The apartment was cozy and comfortable in every way. It was clean, stylish and spacious; was well equipped and comfortable. The apartment is more than comfortable for 2 persons, as an added bonus, they allow 4 persons to help guests save their money. They provide one extra mattress and bed linen without any additional charges. The kitchen is equipped with necessary utensils, an induction cook-top, and a refrigerator. You can make your own food if you don’t want to eat outside. The place is absolutely offering a lot for what it is charging.

Besides the apartment and apartment balcony, seating arrangements are available inside the compound of the property as well. You can seat out in the fresh air and enjoy your drinks, meals or even make your own barbeque party. About the neighborhood, well…it is quite peaceful with greenery all around and a few houses at a comfortable distance. Parking facility is available both inside and outside the premises.

Just that it may not be ideal for people who have trouble walking long distances. But in Goa, you can always rent two-wheelers and four-wheelers and the distance won’t matter then. They also rent scooters/bikes and cycles, ask Raul/Wilma for details.

Even though the shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom weren’t great, the overall standard of the place and the exceptional behavior of Raul, Wilma, aunty and from the other staff was second to none; I’ll be certainly staying here again. Perfect example of how a good budget accommodation should be. Away from all the hustle-bustle, it is indeed a place to look out for. Thank you Wilma for ensuring that we have a comfortable stay.

So if you are looking for a decent, clean, affordable, not a super luxury place but with the kindest people and warmest hospitality, you may come to stay with Raul and Wilma. You won’t be disappointed.

I just can’t wait to head visit Goa and stay at Wilma’s place again. There are few times in visits to hotels where one can find a memorable experience that stretches far beyond a ‘good’ hotel. It is truly a place where you are just as comfortable and content as if you were home.

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