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Accommodation in Goa for 2014

If you're planning to come to Goa for a holiday with your family, friends or colleagues and want clean, comfortable and affordable serviced apartments, you can go through this blog.

This blog is about two of our 2BHK serviced apartments located side by side on the same floor (first). One is an ac apartment and the other is a non ac apartment.

BHK stands for bedroom (s), hall (sitting room or living room) and kitchen.

This is not a resort.

For our other properties, you can visit our website:
http://www.ashirwaadholidayaptsgoa.com/

We'd love to have you here.

- Rommel Fernandes, Co-Owner, Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments, South Goa -
10th October, 2014

Where to stay in Goa?

If you're on a shoe-string budget, you can stay in the Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments building.

This is a nice budget property offering convenience, privacy and space near Colva, Benaulim and Varca beaches in South Goa.

It has two 2BHK service apartments which will give you a "home away from home" feeling. Each 2BHK apartment can take up to 6 people. We are flexible and can accommodate more people too.

"Ashirwaad" in Hindi means "blessings." We put this name for our property because God Almighty has blessed us.

The Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and His faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation (Psalm 100: 5 - The Holy Bible).

Rommel Fernandes with his little girl (Danielle). All are welcome to come and stay.
Rommel with his guitar. Goa is all about enjoying nice music, tasty food, drinks, and water sports!

Exteriors and interiors

Outside view of the Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments building














Back side view

Side view



























2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.1 (Property 2A)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)




2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)
2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)



























2BHK apt no.2 (Property 2B)

Advantages of staying in a service apartment

The advantages of staying in a service apartment during a holiday are that you:
1. Get more space
In a service apartment you get a bedroom or two and a sitting / living room plus balconies. There will be a cupboard where you can keep your clothes or a loft where you can keep your baggage so the place doesn't look messy.

2. Get your own kitchen
By cooking meals yourself, you can save a lot of money.

3. Get privacy
There is no one to disturb you. When you check in, the Property Manager will tell you when the housekeeping person will come for cleaning (if you stay for more than 3 nights on our property) so you won't hear a knock when you are about to change your underwear.

4. Get your laundry done at an affordable price

In a serviced apartment, the housekeeping lady (in a place like Goa) will be happy to wash your clothes for you by the bucket. The cost will be much less (Rs.75 for a medium sized bucket. Yea, and you can stuff as many clothes as possible in that small bucket till the rim level).

5. Get a homely ambiance
In a service apartment you'll feel as if you're at home with all the necessary household items and furniture. Except that you may get a stern look if you keep dirty feet on the sofa when the owner is around :-)

6. Get to stay together with your friends and family
Up to 8 of can stay in a service apartment which brings the cost down by a lot. You can sit in the sitting room bonding together by watching a movie, having drinks or simply chatting.

Facilities and Tariff

The non ac 2BHK serviced apartment has:
* 1 bedroom with a double bed, a cupboard, a fan and a balcony
* 1 bedroom with a double bed, a fan and a balcony. This bedroom doesn't have a cupboard but there is lot of space to hang clothes on a rod (see the video using the YouTube link below)
* 2 mattresses (fold able cotton ones) for placing on the floor for the 5th and 6th persons
* 1 living room with a sofa, satellite TV and a balcony
* 1 equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, dinnerware (plates, cups, forks and spoons), cooking utensils, a mixer, a pressure cooker, and a gas stove with two burners. Cooking gas is free. There is no microwave. The kitchen has a balcony.
* Only 1 bathroom with a commode which is common to both the bedrooms. Water for bathing gets heated via solar panels. If hot water that gets heated by the solar panels gets over or if the sun doesn't come up (particularly in the rainy season from June to September), it can also be heated using a handi (vessel) in the kitchen.

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The ac 2BHK serviced apartment has:
* 1 bedroom with a double bed, a cupboard, a fan, and a 1 ton split ac unit. This bedroom doesn't have a balcony.
* 1 bedroom with a double bed, a fan, a 1 ton split ac unit, and a balcony. This bedroom doesn't have a cupboard but there is space to hang clothes on a rod (see the video using the YouTube link below).
* 2 mattresses (fold able cotton ones) for placing on the floor for the 5th and 6th persons
* 1 living room with a sofa, satellite TV and a balcony
* 1 equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, dinnerware (plates, cups, forks and spoons), cooking utensils, a mixer, a pressure cooker, and a gas stove with two burners. Cooking gas is free. There is no microwave. The kitchen has a balcony.
* 1 bathroom with a commode. Water for bathing gets heated via solar panels. If hot water that gets heated by the solar panels gets over or if the sun doesn't come up (particularly in the rainy season from June to September), it can also be heated using a handi (vessel) from the kitchen.

The cupboard is for keeping clothes only and doesn't have a safe deposit locker.

There is no washing machine or dish washer in either of the apartments.
(If you don't want to wash the cooking vessels yourself, then in this particular apartment, a lady can come to clean them once a day. You'll have to pay her Rs.75 directly. She can also hand wash your clothes if you want. She charges Rs.75 for a medium sized bucket full of clothes).

Smoking is permitted only in the balconies of these apartments.

There may be network connectivity issues with some mobile service providers when inside the apartment. This is due to the shortage of mobile towers in our village.

NOTE: This particular pink colored apartment complex has only one floor. Two 2BHK serviced apartments are on the first floor and on the second floor is a covered terrace where you can put your clothes (both inner and outer wear) to dry after washing.
The sheets covering the terrace deflect all the rays of the sun making the apartments remain cool without air-conditioning even during the summers. So one can get to breathe, cool natural air coming from the 4-5 windows and doors in each apartment (every room, and even the kitchen has a balcony). There are fans in every room.

Each 2BHK serviced apartment can take up to 6 members of a family or group comfortably. 4 can sleep on two double beds and 2 on mattresses placed on the floor. We'll provide linen (bedsheets, pillows and a sheet to pull over the body) to all.

We can take max 8 persons in each of these 2BHK apartments. In other words, 16 persons totally.
Hence, they are ideal for groups or families coming down to Goa for a holiday.

NOTE: If you book a 2BHK apartment for just 2 people, we will not lock the other bedroom. You can use it to keep your luggage in.

About the surroundings: Our building that has these serviced apartments is located beside a pub. There is a possibility that pleasant live western music may be played even past midnight (especially during the weekends). These may not be the right apartments for guests who want to go to bed early.

You can see a freshly shot video of 2BHK apt no.1 on YouTube by using this link:
http://youtu.be/QBdr_YCaL0A

You can see a newly shot video of 2BHK apt no.2 on YouTube by using this link:
http://youtu.be/tDMlpH1wx4c

Tariff (From 1st June - 31st Aug, 2014):
For 1-2 people: Rs.1500/- per night (non ac) and Rs.2000/- per night (ac)
For 3-4 people: Rs.2000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.2500/- per night (ac)
For 5-6 people: Rs.2500/- per night (non ac) and Rs.3000/- per night (ac)
This means that if 1-2 persons come during this period the cost will just be Rs.1500 per night for them if they choose the non ac option and Rs.2000 if they choose the ac option and they'll have the whole apartment to themselves. If 3-4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2000 totally for the non ac option and Rs.2500 for the ac option and if 5-6 members come, it'll cost 2500 totally for all of them for the non ac option and Rs.3000 for the ac option.

Tariff (From 1st Sept - 21st Dec, 2014):
For 1-2 people: Rs.2000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.2500/- per night (ac)
For 3-4 people: Rs.2500/- per night (non ac) and Rs.3000/- per night (ac)
For 5-6 people: Rs.3000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.3500/- per night (ac)
This means that if 1-2 persons come during this period the cost will just be Rs.2000 per night for them if they choose the non ac option and Rs.2500 if they choose the ac option and they'll have the whole apartment to themselves. If 3-4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2500 totally for the non ac option and Rs.3000 for the ac option and if 5-6 members come, it'll cost 3000 totally for all of them for the non ac option and Rs.3500 for the ac option.

Tariff (From 22nd Dec, 2014 - 4th Jan, 2015):
For 1-6 people: Rs.7000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.8000/- per night (ac)
This means that if 1-6 persons come during this period the cost will be a fixed Rs.7000 per night for them for the non ac option and Rs.8000 per night for the ac option.

Tariff (From 5th Jan - 31st May, 2015):
For 1-2 people: Rs.2000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.2500/- per night (ac)
For 3-4 people: Rs.2500/- per night (non ac) and Rs.3000/- per night (ac)
For 5-6 people: Rs.3000/- per night (non ac) and Rs.3500/- per night (ac)
This means that if 1-2 persons come during this period the cost will just be Rs.2000 per night for them if they choose the non ac option and Rs.2500 if they choose the ac option and they'll have the whole apartment to themselves. If 3-4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2500 totally for the non ac option and Rs.3000 for the ac option and if 5-6 members come, it'll cost 3000 totally for all of them for the non ac option and Rs.3500 for the ac option.

If you use Google to compare these rates with hotel rates you'll discover that they are much cheaper. And you get two bed rooms, a sitting room, a kitchen and a covered terrace to yourself versus just one room in a hotel!

They are ideal for families, honeymoon couples, long married couples, company employees, backpackers, groups of friends or for groups of students looking to come down here for a vacation.

Check in and check out policies:
- The check in time is 11AM and the check out time is 9AM on the next day.

- If you arrive in Goa in the morning and if there is a booking on the previous day, you'll be able to check into the apartment at 11AM only. This is because the guests staying in the apartment will check out at the official time of 9AM and the house keeping people will need two hours to get the place ready for you.

Note: In such a case, if you're okay with it, you're welcome to come and relax in the large sitting room of my house (located opposite this building which has both our 2BHK apartments) if you reach Goa before the check in time. You can use our bathroom too.
The sitting room can also be used if, on the day you check out, you need to board a bus, train or plane after the check out time.

- If there is no booking on the day before you come (you can call to ask this just before you leave your town for Goa), you can come directly from the bus depot, railway station or the airport and check into the apartment in the morning before 11AM (provided it's after 6AM).

- If you need to check in at an odd hour (before 6AM in the morning), you can pay the full day charge for the previous day so we can keep the apartment empty for you to come directly from the station to rest.

- If you arrive in the afternoon or evening, you'll still need to pay the whole day charge as the apartment will be kept empty for you starting from 11AM.

- If you want to continue in the apartment after the check out time of 9AM, and leave in the afternoon or evening, you'll have to pay the full day charge even if you don't spend the whole night in the apartment.
This is because we won't be able to put other guests in the apartment in the afternoon or evening as most trains and buses reach Goa in the morning.
You can avoid this charge by keeping your luggage in a storage room we'll provide at 9AM and go for sightseeing till you have to come back and collect your luggage to catch your train, bus or flight. Alternatively the sitting room of our house is available for you to relax and to keep your luggage.

Driving distance from our building in Benaulim / Colva to:
Dabolim airport - 26 kms (45 mins)
Madgaon town / Railway Station / Bus Depot - 8 kms (12 mins)
Benaulim and Colva beaches - 1 to 2 kms (3 mins)
Varca beach - 7 kms (10 mins)
Cavelossim / Mobor beaches - 14 kms (30 mins)
Palolem beach - 41 kms (45 mins)
Ponda town / Bus Depot - 25 kms (45 mins)
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary - 35 kms (1 hr)
Dudhsagar Falls - 60 kms (1 hr 30 mins)
Panjim town / Bus Depot - 39 kms (45 mins)
Mapusa town - 49 kms (1 hr)
Calangute / Baga / Anjuna / Vagator beaches - 50 to 54 kms (1 hr)

How to get here:
* From Dabolim airport - Take a taxi

* From Madgaon Railway Station - Take a taxi or an auto rickshaw
A government prepaid taxi booth and an auto stand are located just outside the Southern entrance of the railway station near Platform 1.

* From Madgaon Kadamba Bus Depot - Take a taxi , auto rickshaw or board a local bus
From the Madgaon Kadamba Bus Depot, you can sit in a bus going either to Cavelossim beach or to Colva beach (There are buses running to Cavelossim or Colva every 15 mins) and get down at Maria Hall. The fare is just Rs.10 per person. Maria Hall is a famous landmark in the whole of South Goa. Our building is opposite it.

Other important things near our building:

- Medical shops
- Medical clinics
- Supermarkets
- Grocery stores
- Scores of affordable restaurants
- Souvenir shops

Booking your train tickets:

For searching for trains from your home station to Madgaon Railway Station in Goa check the site:

http://www.erail.in/

Booking your bus tickets:
For searching for buses from your home town to Madgaon Bus Depot in Goa check the site:

http://www.redbus.in/

Booking your flight tickets:
For searching for a flight from your home town to Dabolim Airport in Goa check the site:

http://www.makemytrip.com/

Our address is:
Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments, Near Maria Hall, Opposite Hotel Failaka, Benaulim-Colva beach road, Salcette, Goa - 403716

This is how you can plan your trip...
Day 1 Going to the beaches nearby (Benaulim or Colva)
Day 2 South Goa tour
Day 3 North Goa tour
Day 4 West Goa tour
Day 5 East Goa tour (trip to Dudhsagar Falls)
Day 6 South Goa - Palolem beach
Day 7 Shopping in Madgaon town

Contact us

How to book:
You'll need to send 20% of the total amount in advance to get a booking confirmed. The balance amount will need to be given in cash (we don't accept credit cards) on the day you arrive (when you check in and sign the register; when we hand over the keys of the serviced apartment to you). You can send the advance via a bank transfer.

Travel agents have to send the full amount in advance to get a booking confirmed.

You can send an email to us or call us up to get our bank account number.

NOTE: To get a booking confirmed for dates between 22nd Dec, 2014 and 4th Jan, 2015, the full amount will have to be sent in advance.

Refunds:
Cancellation done within 1-30 days before the date of arrival: No refund of the amount sent in advance (under any circumstances)
Cancellation done beyond 31 days before the date of arrival: Full refund of the amount sent in advance with a deduction of a service charge of Rs.1000
Cancellation of bookings made for dates between 22nd Dec, 2014 and 4th Jan, 2015: No refund of the amount sent in advance (under any circumstances) will be given even if the property is booked and cancelled months before the date of arrival.

You can book a serviced apartment by calling Rommel Fernandes or Jovita Fernandes on 09270530781 / 09822152746 / 0832 2770135 (between 8AM and 10PM) or by sending an email to rommelfernandesgoa@gmail.com or to ashirwaadholidayapts@gmail.com

A xerox copy of an election card, a diving license or a passport (or a college ID card if you're still in college) and a company visiting card (if you have one) of one member of your family or of all members of your group will need to be given when you check in.

- Memorable n affordable holidays for couples, families and groups -

Frequently asked questions

Are meals included in the tariff?
No. A gas stove with two burners is available in each apartment which you can use to cook by getting food stuff from grocery stores nearby. You don't have to pay anything extra for using the gas cylinder. If you don't want to cook, no problem. There are lots of affordable restaurants nearby. Here's a tip (for those who don't care for ambiance): The tastiest food is found at road side joints! It's cheap and hygienic too.

Is there a pool on this property?
No, there isn’t.

Is there a geyser in the bathroom?
No. The water for this budget property gets heated through solar panels placed on the roof. There is also a big handi (vessel) in the kitchen to heat water to take a hot bath.

Do we have to get sheets to keep us warm at night?
You don't. You'll be given a blanket which you can pull over your body when you sleep at night.

How often are the bedsheets changed?
The linen (bedsheets, blankets, pillow cases and towels) is changed, the floor of the apartment scrubbed and the bathroom cleaned after every 3 nights.

So this means that if you come and stay for just 3 nights or less than 3 nights, then, you'll get a clean apartment with clean linen on the day you come and the linen will NOT be changed and the apartment / bathroom will NOT be cleaned throughout the duration of your stay.

A broom and a dust pan are kept in the apartment for collecting sand particles so it can remain clean even after coming back from the beach.

Rubbish collection is done everyday.

Do you provide toiletries?
We provide towels (they are for indoor use only and are not to be taken to the beach). You'll need to get bring your own toiletries (soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, deo, mouthwash, shampoo, talcum powder, razor, shaving cream, after shave lotion, skin cream etc).

What's the provision that you have for drinking water?
We provide mineral water (one standard 5 litre Bisleri pet bottle per apartment) only at the time guests check in (to quench thirst after a long journey). Once it gets empty, guests have to buy water from grocery stores in the neighborhood themselves.

How can we spend our days while in Goa?
This is what most of our guests normally do:
Day 1: Resting in the apartment after a long journey, waking up and watching TV, going out for a walk in the neighborhood, buying groceries for the evening meal from neighborhood stores (Many of our guests like to prepare food themselves in the kitchen instead of eating out), and spending time on the beach taking part in water sports or simply wading through ankle deep water and then coming out and building sand castles or having chaat / pani puri / shev puri etc from the many stalls there or sitting in a beach shack listening to live music while filling the stomach.

Day 2: South Goa tour

Day 3: North Goa tour

Day 4: Shopping trip to Madgaon town in the morning and going to the beach in the evening.

Day 5: Departure in the morning

Can you arrange sight seeing tours?
Yes, we can arrange.
4 seater car (Maruti Omni) sightseeing charges are as follows:
North Goa trip - Rs.2500 (non ac)
South Goa trip - Rs.2500 (non ac)

14 seater Tempo Traveler sightseeing charges are as follows:
North Goa trip - Rs.3500 (non ac)
South Goa trip - Rs.3500 (non ac)
West Goa trip - Rs.3500 (non ac)
Dudhsagar Water Falls trip - Rs.4000 (non ac)

You'll be picked from the accommodation and dropped in front of the accommodation.

The cost may go up or down depending on the season.

The North and South Goa tours start at 9.30AM and end at 6PM. If you need the vehicle after 6PM, you'll need to pay the vehicle owners extra.
For example, since the boat cruise on the river Mandovi starts at 6PM and ends at 7PM, if you decide to go on it, you'll reach the accommodation only by 8 or 8:30PM.

What are the places covered by your vehicles?

South Goa tour: Big Foot Ancestral Museum / Old House with antiques in Lotulim village, Shri Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem, Shri Mangeshi Temple at Priol, Churches in Old Goa (Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral), lunch in Panjim city, Miramar beach, Donapaula, Fish Aquarium in Verna and Colva beach

North Goa tour: Fort Aguada, Sinquerim beach, Vagator beach, Anjuna beach, lunch at Calangute beach and Fish Aquarium in Verna.

West Goa tour: Mormugao Port, Japanese Garden, Naval Museum, shopping in Vasco town, Bogmalo beach and Fish Aquarium in Verna.

The fish aquarium in Verna can be visited on any one of the tours. There's a horror show which also takes place in the Fish aquarium.

You can go on a Sunset boat cruise on the river Mandovi after any of the tours (between 6 and 7PM).

You can skip going to places that have paid entries which are listed below if they're not in your budget.

Paid entries:
Big Foot Ancestral Museum: Rs.50 per person
Old house with antiques: Rs.100 per person
Fish aquarium: Rs.50 per person
Horrow show: Rs.50 per person
Sunset boat cruise on river Mandovi: Rs.200 per person
Naval museum: Rs.20 per person 

How much does it cost to hire a two wheeler for a day?
Here's what it costs to rent a two wheeler for a day:
Activa: Rs.250 to Rs.300
Pulsar: Rs.350
Enfield Bullet: Rs.500

You'll need to put fuel. Carry your driving license.

The cost may go up or down depending on the season.

Can you arrange pick up and drop from the airport or railway station as we don't know the place?
Yes, we can do that. However, if your flight or train gets delayed, the car owners will charge you a waiting charge.

4 seater car (Maruti Omni) pick up / drop day charges are as follows:
- From Madgaon railway or bus station (Distance 7 kms) - Rs.350 (non ac)
- From Dabolim airport (Distance 26 kms) - Rs.700 (non ac)

14 seater Tempo Traveler pick up / drop day charges are as follows:
- From Madgaon railway or bus station (Distance 7 kms)
between 6.30AM and 8.30AM: Rs.800 (non ac)
before 6.30AM and between 9AM and 9PM: Rs.1000 (non ac)

Do you know of any Government organized tours?
Yes, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) organizes daily tours which start from their offices in Madgaon and Colva beach.

North Goa tour:
Covers: Mahalsa Temple, Abyss Aquarium at Verna, Coco Beach, Aguada Fort, lunch halt at Calangute Annexe, Calangute Beach and Panaji Handicrafts Emporium.
Day:          Daily 
Timings:  Dep: 9.30 am - Arr: 7.00 pm                      
Rate:        Rs.225/- Non AC and Rs 250/- AC
If you go on a North Goa tour and decide not to go on the boat cruise (more details about it below) which costs Rs.250 extra, you'll need to wait near the jetty from 6 to 7PM (when other passengers will be on the boat).
By the time the bus reaches Madgaon, it'll be 8:30PM.

South Goa tour:
Covers: Colva beach, Ancestral Goa (Big Foot Museum) at Lotulim, Shri Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem, Shri Mangeshi Temple at Priol, Old Goa Churches (Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral), Wax World Museum, lunch halt at Old Goa, Dona Paula Bay, Goa Science Centre and Miramar beach.
Day:          Daily 
Timings:  Dep: 9.30 am - Arr: 6.00 pm                      
Rate:        Rs.225/- Non AC
You can't go on a boat cruise after a South Goa tour.

Sunset Cruise
This is an hour long cruise which takes guests out on a leisurely sail down the River Mandovi from the Santa Monica jetty in Panaji. While you sail down the river, local boys and girls treat you to some Goa's best known folk dances. They sing and finally give over centrestage to live musicians or a DJ and the guests can then sing and dance and generally make merry. This cruise is a huge success with people of all ages, men, women and children.
Timing: Dep 6.00 pm (1 hr duration)
Rate:     Rs.200/- per head

Tickets can be booked on the spot at the reception counters of their hotels in Madgaon and Colva.

Some quotes from The Holy Bible:
- Pile your troubles on God's shoulders - He'll carry your load, He'll help you out. He'll never let good people topple into ruin (Psalm 55:22).

- If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there; if you're kicked in the gut, He'll help you catch your breath (Psalm 34:18)

- The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning (Lamentations 3:22,23).

- Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).

- I tell you not to worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (Lord Jesus in Matthew 6:25-34)

Comments left by guests



The comments below were left on our feedback book by guests who had stayed in one or both the non ac budget 2BHK serviced apartments of our pink colored property.

* Superb place. Very clean and homely. Will come back every time.
- Nitin and friends (4 persons), Pune -

April, 2011

* The apartment is very good. Very good rooms.
- Ansari and colleagues (8 persons), Chennai -

April, 2011

* Good location. Clean. Water service is good. Everything is very good.
- Ashis and friends (6 persons), Bangalore -

April, 2011

* Very clean and nice place to stay. Good value.
- Ajitson and Moses (2 persons), Chennai -

May, 2011

* Good location. It is close to the market and other destinations. We felt at home. Great place to stay.
- Samson and family (12 persons), Dharwad -

May, 2011

* The apartment is very good and well maintained.
- Dr.N. Israel and family (4 persons), Vijayawada -

May, 2011

* Really enjoyed staying in the homestay. Mr.Fernandes was nice to us. Rooms were really neat. Awesome.
- Chandu and friends (6 persons), Bangalore -

May, 2011

* We had a very comfortable stay. All of us enjoyed our holiday and are greatly impressed by the host's hospitality.
- Gajanan and family (7 persons), Pune -

May, 2011

* The place is nice and very good and worth to stay. Very calm and cool.
- Nygel and friend (2 persons), Goa -

June, 2011

* The place and rooms are very comfortable. The surroundings are very beautiful.
- Digambar and family (17 persons), Pune -

June, 2011

* Liked the place. Awesome rooms. Moreover the help was far more better. Nice facilities.
- Deepak Kothari and friends (6 persons), Mumbai -

June, 2011

* We'd love to visit the home once again.
- Venkatesh and friends (10 persons), Guntakal -

June, 2011

* It was a very comfortable stay and very impressive hospitality! The best hosts we've come across so far. Thanks to Rommel and Edwin from all of us. The best place to have a stay on future visits.
- Vicky and family (12 persons), Hyderabad -
June, 2011

* Lovely stay in South Goa in your spacious apartment. Hope to come again soon. Keep it up! Thank you!
- Prajna and Simon D'souza (2 persons), Mumbai -

June, 2011

* Very beautiful apartment and we met very good people like you!! We'll carry very good memories from here. We wish to visit again.
- K.Divakar and Manu Priya (2 persons), Hyderabad -

June, 2011

* Place is really nice. Peter is really friendly.
Ramana Rao and Poornima (2 persons), Hyderabad -

June, 2011

* Lovely stay and most lovely about everything was aunty Jovita and her family's help.
- Poonam Gupta and family (6 persons), Delhi -

July, 2011

* Very nice place and vacation! Thanks for the tips/guidance. we'll come back soon.
- Sneha Bhat and family (4 persons), Mumbai -

July, 2011

* Thanks for the nice hospitality. Great Place!! Thanks a lot.
- Saibal Sinha and family (4 persons), Mumbai -

July, 2011

* Very nice place even in the monsoons. Enjoyed our stay here. Hope that we will be able to come in Dec.
- Ashut Rohatgi and family (5 persons) and Ravi Sharma and family (3 persons), Delhi -

July, 2011

* Very nice place. Would not hesitate to refer to our friends.
- Dr.Shobhana Gupta and family (5 persons), Jamnagar, Gujarat -

August, 2011

* Very nice place to stay. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Had a comfortable stay.
- Tirupati Rao and family (5 persons), Mumbai -

August, 2011

* Lovely place. We have enjoyed here. All the facilities are good.
- Suresh and friends (5 persons), Hyderabad -

August, 2011

* Lovely place. We felt so much at home. Hospitality was good. Definitely look forward to visit again for a longer vacation. 

- Fiona and family (3 persons), Mumbai -
August, 2011

* Nice place for friends to get together and have fun. Will surely visit again soon! :-)
- Ishita and friends (6 persons), Bangalore -
 
August, 2011

* Very nice place. We loved this place. Nice behavior. Very nice place and people. :-) :-)
- Ankur and friends (6 persons), Haryana -
 
August, 2011

* Fabulous place. Superb support and good hospitality. Would love to come again.
- Antony and family (10 persons), Tuticorin - 

August, 2011

* Lovely place. Loved the stay. Would surely cherish the stay here.
- Harsha and friends (4 persons), Bangalore - 

September, 2011

* We felt at home. There was much more than our expectations. Really great arrangements. For this lovely support we are thankful to Rommel. We would love to come here again in the future.
- Pradeep Sharma and family (5 persons), Aurangabad -
 
September, 2011

* Nice place to stay in Benaulim. Everything is nearby. Facilities were good. Great house (like home).
- Nagma and friends (6 persons), Vasco and Panjim -
 
September, 2011

* Great hospitality. All facilities available. Hygienic (extremely). Had a great time. Would love to come back.
- William Patel and family (4 persons), Bangalore -
 
September, 2011

* Hygienic. Great stay. Well maintained. Cooperative to the best. Affordable. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks Rommelo. Have a great life.
- Shamsundar R.J. and family & Suraj Jain and family (8 persons), Bangalore -
 
September, 2011

* Homely stay, Very excellent service. Good cooperative staff. Kitchen helped us a lot in homely food. Will recommend to others and come again to stay.
- Vinayak Chelkar and family & Suresh Gudigar and family (8 persons), Bangalore -
 
October, 2011

* Very nice place to stay.
- Ashok Kumar and friends (7 persons), Mysore -

October, 2011

* We got more than what we expected.
- Ganesh Prabhu friends (7 persons), Bangalore -

October, 2011

* Had a lovely and memorable stay.
- K.Seetharaman and family (5 persons), Chennai -

October, 2011

* Nice place to enjoy.
- Aakash Biswas and friend (2 persons), Bangalore -

October, 2011

* Lovely time. Super excellent, clean and affordable. Romello and family are very kind with great hospitality.
- Sharad Joshi and family (13 persons), Mumbai -

October, 2011

* Clean and spacious apartments. Special thanks to Rommel for guiding us around Goa. Definitely would like to come back and recommend others about this place.
- Adarsh and cousins (10 persons), Mumbai -

October, 2011

* Nice treat.
- Satish and friends (6 persons), Bangalore -

November, 2011

* Thanks Rommel for making this holiday very comfortable and safe. Thanks for all your help. It was so nice of you. It was a wonderful stay at your place, felt like home :-)
- Niran and friends (8 persons), Chennai -

November, 2011

* Thanks Rommel, great place to stay. Would like to come back again. Keep it up!
- Saneel D'souza and colleagues (5 persons), Mumbai -

November, 2011

* Homely atmosphere and warm reception & hospitality.
- K. Selvaraj and family (4 persons), Tuticorin -

November, 2011

* We two couples from Gujarat, Vapi Daman stayed in Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments. We feel very good accommodation, rooms and bathroom. Extremely happy. Surrounding atmosphere very very cool and greenery. Thanks to Rommel's family for providing very good home accommodation.
- Harish Tandel family and friends (4 persons), Gujarat -

November, 2011

* We came here for business trip from Mumbai stayed in Ashirwaad Holiday Apartment. Big rooms all well maintained and airy. Quiet surrounding. Well located as well easy transportation available here. Thanks for providing good home feels.
- Umesh Sharma and colleague (2 persons), Mumbai -

November, 2011

* We came here for a break. We really enjoyed ourselves an we are really happy to have found a lovely accommodation to stay. We were treated with tremendous warmth. And all we can say is 'Keep it up! It rocks.
- Nayantara Denny and friends (6 persons), Mumbai and Bangalore -

November, 2011

* Very nice and pleasant place to stay. Host is very friendly and accommodating.
- Shrinivas family and friends (5 persons), Bangalore and Dharwad -

November, 2011

* Mr.Romell is very good person and nice family. The place is too good to stay for family. Thanks a lot. We all love you Romell.
- Sachin Punde and family (7 persons), Pune -
December, 2011

* Very nice and pleasant stay. Everything is fine (fantastic). We all people enjoyed in the apartment.
- Virendra Shukla and family (7 persons), Pune -
December, 2011

* We could feel at home. Everything was well arranged and very friendly approach. All of us enjoyed a lot.
- Salu Jacob and family (5 persons), Kottayam, Kerala -
December, 2011

* Nice place for families. Neat and clean. Pretty near to all the stores. Good location. We all enjoyed. Surely will come back to stay at same place. Thanks to Rommel for making our stay memorable.
- Jiten Gori and family (11 persons), Mumbai -
December, 2011

* Nice and warm place for families. Good location. Clean environment. Would like to come again. The best part was the hospitality.
- Narendra Singh and family (6 persons), Pune -
December, 2011

* Very comfortable. Keep it up.
- Senthil Kumar and family (7 persons), Chennai -
December, 2011

* We had a wonderful and comfortable stay. The apartment is clean and neat and well maintained. Access to hot water in the bathroom was great! Thanks a lot.
- Vivienne Fenandoe and family (4 persons), Bangalore -
December, 2011

* The best apartment I ever had in Goa is in Benaulim of Mr.Rommel. Everything was perfect. When I called for the first time it was like I was talking to my relative in Goa for stay. I must say this that may God bless you and your family Rommel. Thank you so much for your care.
- Tushar Ramani and friends (6 persons), Nagpur -

December, 2011

*Good. Rommel is kind and helpful. Rooms are worth the price which we gave.
- Sathish Kumar and friends (10 persons), Chennai -

January, 2012

* Our days were really fantastic thanks to Mr.Rommel and their family who were very much kind to us. We really loved our stay at your place. Thanks.
- Deepika and friends (6 persons), Mumbai -

January, 2012

* Marvelous hospitality. Thanks Rommel. We felt like being at home. Overall, we feel that it's worth more than what we paid. Once again thank you for your great hospitality. Sure, we will visit again.
- Sri and friends (12 persons), Hyderabad -

January, 2012

* It was an awesome experience. Staying at your place was a great pleasure. Will surely visit again soon. Thanks for the great hospitality. Bye, Rommel. Cheers!
- Glen and friends (12 persons), Mumbai -

January, 2012

* Experience in Goa is very good. Felt like being at home. Room maintenance and housekeeping are clean and good.
- Gopi and friends (5 persons), Tanjore -

 February, 2012

* A wonderful experience. Rommel displays a very good quality of hospitality. Place is clean and quiet. Good for peace loving people. Planning for another trip after 2 months. God bless Rommel.
- Franky and friends (9 persons), Mumbai -

February, 2012

* We had a wonderful and refreshing weekend here. Rommel is very helpful and cooperative. He is a nice man. We enjoyed in Goa and we would love and wish to come again to Goa and stay in this place only.
- Gaurav and friends (5 persons), Udaipur -

 February, 2012

* Really loved the place and wanted to stay here forever! Thank you a lot for the flat, Rommel. Love you.
- Syed and friends (9 persons), Bangalore -

February, 2012

* Really great apartment. Enjoyed ourselves. Had real fun. Certainly will come back to Goa and stay here only. Thank you Rommel. You have been really kind and helpful. All the best!
- Shivangi and friends (6 persons), Hyderabad -

February, 2012

* Excellent place, unbelievable hospitality, finally, good facility. A place to come back to.
- Ravi and colleagues (16 persons), Bangalore -
March, 2012

* Really awesome experience. Nice apartments with all facilities and peaceful surroundings. We would love to come down again for this kind of hospitality.
- Richa, Ela, Prem, Vijay and friends (12 persons), Bangalore and Delhi -
March, 2012

* Lovely property. Very comfortable place. Caring and concerned owners. :) Including the very much needed daddy figure Rommel. :) Having a kitchen with all the equipment was great. Thank you for a lovely vacation place!
- Kruti and friends (10 girls), Hyderabad -
March, 2012

* We had a pleasant stay. I won't think twice if anyone whom we know wants to visit Goa at any time as long as you are there to provide the facilities you gave to us. Your property is highly recommended for families! Thanks a lot once again for the great time that we had at Goa.
-  Families of Alex, Ben and Dr.Joy (13 persons), Maharashtra and Kerala -
April, 2012

* Very nice place to stay and Rommel made us very comfortable and we felt as if we were staying in our own home. Thanks.
- Vaishali D'souza and family (3 persons), Vadodara -
April, 2012

* Perfect stay. Enjoyed a lot. It felt like home away from home.
- Families of Gautam and Anand (7 persons), Pune and Kolkata -
April, 2012

* It was really nice hospitality with a clean and hygienic ambiance. Thanks.
- Shyam and friends (6 persons), Bangalore and Ghana, Africa -
April, 2012

* Good place, no issues at all. Felt like home.
- Deepak D'souza and family (9 persons), Mumbai -

April, 2012

* Very good place. Nice hospitality. We enjoyed a lot and we are thankful for your cooperation. We will visit again. Thank you.
- Mr.& Mrs.Amjad (2 persons), Hyderabad -
May, 2012

* It was an awesome experience and very nice place to stay. I recommend all my friends to stay here. Mr.Rommel is very courteous, good and helpful.
- Navajeeth and family (5 persons), Manipal -
May, 2012

* The place was very nice. If we are able we will visit this place again.
- Rohidas and family (8 persons), Lonavala -
May, 2012

* The place was awesome. Very good atmosphere. Had a great time and will come here soon. Miss the place.
- Sajjad and friends (12 persons), Mumbai -
May, 2012

* The place was very good. We enjoyed a lot. This place is like our home. Thank you.
- Kala Pillai and friends (4 persons), Mumbai -
May, 2012

* The experience was very good. It is a home away from home. Excellent!!!
- Arunkumar and friends (22 persons), Madurai -
June, 2012

* Felt at home. Their hospitality is very good. Eager to come again to Goa and whenever we come we want to stay here only.
- Punduranga Rao and friends (18 persons), Tumkur -

June, 2012

* Everything is good.
- Sai and friends (9 persons), Hyderabad -

July, 2012

* First thing is that the cleanliness and colour selection of the apartment pleases the boarder. Good air ventilation and natural illumination and the location is very close to nature as is evident from the four balconies. Good guidance and helping attitude of owner is admirable.
- Chinmoy Shome and family (4 persons), Guwahati -

July, 2012

* Very good accommodation. Mr.Fernandes' facilities is very satisfactory. If I come to Goa in the future, I will prefer to stay in this house only as I have 100% satisfaction on each and every item provided in their service apartment.
- Loganathan (1 person), Kancheepuram -

July, 2012

* Our family enjoyed the stay. The place is good & very friendly environment. Thank you.
- Marco Lye and family (12 persons), Bangalore -

August, 2012

* Feels like back home. Clean and comfortable.
- M. Patel and friend (2 persons), Ahmedabad -

August, 2012

* Rooms were clean and the service was very good.
- George Gonsalves and friends (4 persons), Mumbai and Goa -

August, 2012

* Excellent accommodation and good hospitality by Mr.Rommel. Actually, what we have seen on the site of Ashirwaad Apts (video) was really true in reality. Very rare it happens. Nice apts, good ventilation, nice balcony views, silent and safe to stay. Special thanks to Rommel & Co. for making our holidays memorable in Goa.
- Ramesh Chalwadi and family (15 persons), Mumbai -

August, 2012

* Excellent accommodation and good hospitality. We enjoyed the stay. Very good atmosphere. Thank you. We will visit again.
- Mr. & Mrs.Sumesh (2 persons), Ernakulam, Kerala -

August, 2012

* Everything was good.
- Rajesh and friends (7 persons), Trissur, Kerala -

September, 2012

* Excellent rooms, very clean and well maintained by Rommel.
- Vivian Fernandes (1 person), Mumbai -

September, 2012

* It was nice to spend time with a sweet natured person like you. The facilities given by you were good and the information regarding Goa was very important for us. We wish that we can come with our families and friends. We all are happy.
- Nishant Chauhan and friends (4 persons), Baroda, Gujarat -

September, 2012

* It is a wonderful place to stay in Goa. Being a peace lover I found this place very much suitable for me. The hospitality of Mr.Fernandes is too good. I would like to visit again and again. Cleanliness is even too good.
- Arun and friend (2 persons), Jharkand -

September, 2012

* The place we stayed in is like our home. Mr.Fernandes is so sincere. He is a friend, philosopher and guide. We enjoyed in this nice place.
- Arul and friends (5 persons), Sivakasi -

September, 2012

* It was a memorable trip due to this wonderful apartment. Next time I'll come to this same place.
- Narendra and family (3 persons), Mumbai -

October, 2012

* Compact apartment located nearer to the station. Additional special feature is the landlord's reception and hospitality.
- D. Narashimhan and family (2 persons), Chennai -

October, 2012

* The place is good and more than that the owner "Peter" is good person with good mind and character which makes me very happy here.
- Navaneeth K.S. and family (2 persons), Kasaragod, Kerala -

October, 2012

* Overall it was excellent.
- Hyder and family (2 persons), Hyderabad -

October, 2012

* Had a nice experience in this apartment. Good hospitality. Good caring. Thank you :-)
- Suhas and friends (8 persons), Bangalore -

October, 2012

* It was an excellent stay at Ashirwaad. Thank you. Would like to come next time :-)
- Xavier Cruz and family (5 persons), Thane, Mumbai -

October, 2012

* Very very charming and good behaviour of the host. Beyond our expectations. When we come to Goa again, we shall stay here without any hesitation.
Awesome! It's simple 'ashirwaad' for us to stay here. Rommel and his family is so down to earth and caring. Thanks. God bless from all of us.
- Partha and Soma Mukhopadhyay and family (6 persons), Asansol, West Bengal -

October, 2012

* It was a great experience and homely stay at Rommel's Apartments. Nice location in Benaulim.
- Ajith Samuel and family (6 persons), Bangalore -

October, 2012

* Excellent service provided. We are very happy staying at Ashirwaad Apartment. We would like to come again and would advise to my friends also.
- Sanjiv Kumar and family (4 persons), Jamnagar, Gujarat  -

October, 2012

* We had an awesome time here from the day we reached here till the time we left. We never felt that we were in a new place or in a new city. All the arrangements were excellent and above expectations. I'd love to vist this place whenever I get a chance. Thank you very much for this lovely place.
- Sudhir Mirj and friends (11 persons), Bhopal -
November, 2012

* It was an awesome stay over here. Of course it was not expensive and every thing provided to us was excellent. You provided us everything which we needed. Thanks a lot. Hope to see you again.
- Families of Sunil Gurain and Nitin Chand (5 persons), Pune -
November, 2012

* Subhashis Hazarika and friends (5 persons), Bangalore and Kolkata:
1. Really a wonderful experience. Great ambience for any friendly group. Great service and homely atmosphere.
- Subhashis Hazarika, Bangalore -

2. Wonderful experience staying at your place. Never seen such a great combination of hospitality and professionalism.
- Himanshu Sarmah, Bangalore -

3. Felt like a home away from home. The locality, the hospitality and the entire Goan experience was perfect. Didn't know when the four days went by. Keep up the good work. Hoping to come back very soon.
- Biplob Dutta, Bangalore -

4. Oh it's great to explain of my past four days. It was a homely ambience. Nice thankful behaviour of owner and like to thank for today's lunch. Good hospitality with professional look caught my heart. Thanks for every thing . Hope we meet you again.
- Saurav Bhattacharya, Kolkata -
November, 2012

* It was a wonderful experience to stay in the apartments. We enjoyed the stay and Goan places (especially the beaches) a lot. Rommel's help made our stay easy and enjoyable.
- Mukesh Chaudhari and family (12 persons), Pune -
November, 2012

* We enjoyed our stay. It was homely and apartment was very clean and hygienic. We would love to come again. Thanks for your hospitality.
- Milind Mohite and family (8 persons), Mumbai -

November, 2012

* We all enjoyed here. First thing is that there are no negative vibes here. Peaceful place. We will definitely come back again.
- Nisha Khaire and family (9 persons), Mumbai -

November, 2012

* The apartment is very big, clean and nice. Really enjoyed the stay here as it has all the facilities of household like TV, kitchen etc. Felt like being in home :-) Would like to come back with parents.
- Shrikant Sapaliga and friends (7 persons), Mumbai and Bangalore -

November, 2012

* Beautiful house to stay. Good service by Rommel. Definitely I will recommend my friends to visit him.
- Sankit Gudigar and family (8 persons), Mumbai -

November, 2012

* Very clean house. All requisite facilities. Good neighborhood. Really pleasant, enjoyable stay.
- Smitha Pylee, Anand and family (4 persons), Trivandrum, Kerala -

November, 2012

* Very much satisfied with all things from you.
- Raja Sekhar and friends (10 persons), Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh -

December, 2012

* The house was well maintained and clean with all good facilities. Enjoyed our stay here.
- Manasa Bengre and family (10 persons), Delhi -

December, 2012

* Very clean apartment. Well maintained. Good facilities. Nice and pleasant stay. Over all very much satisfied. Will come back soon again.
- Christopher Mani and family (3 persons), Mumbai -

December, 2012

* Nice and clean house. Everything is good and comfortable. Nice place to visit in a group or family and it is within the budget.
- Guruprasad and friends (6 persons), Bangalore -

December, 2012

* Very clean and well maintained house. Always gives us a warm feeling. Rommel and his family are excellent hosts! Keep it up!
- Kapil Chourasiya and family (7 persons), Mumbai -

December, 2012

* Neat and clean housekeeping. Keep it up. Had a pleasant time during the stay.
- Akthar and friends (5 persons), Chennai -

December, 2012

* Very happy. Will try to visit frequently with my family.
- Sathya Narayan and friends (10 persons), Bangalore -

December, 2012

* Our stay in the Ashirwaad Apartment in Goa was very pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed Goa. Spending New Year night @ Goa was awesome. Rommel in charge of the apt was very cooperative, soft spoken and kind hearted. Wishing him all success.
- Sumit Kumar and friends (4 persons), Bathinda (Punjab) -

December, 2012

* The stay in your apartment was wonderful. The management was great. Rommel Sir, you were a great support for all of us. Wish you success in life and it was our pleasure staying in your apartment and we wish to come to Goa again very soon.
- Girish Mittal and friends (14 persons), Ludhiana (Punjab) and Delhi -

December, 2012

* The place was very good and comfortable. It was a memorable trip. We will recommend to our friends and relatives. Had a nice stay. Thanks.
- Mrs.Shabana Shaikh (5 persons), Pune -

December, 2012

* A memorable place to be with family. We enjoyed here the pleasure of own cooking with our friends. We spent a very fantastic holiday here though we came here as bachelors. We will definitely come and visit with our family.
- S. Rao and friends (12 persons), Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh) -

December, 2012

* A good atmosphere. Me and my friends enjoyed a lot.
- Ganesh and friends (8 persons), Chennai -

December, 2012

* Awesome place. We had a spending time here. Fantastic experience.
- Chendur Kumaran and friends (8 persons), Chennai -

December, 2012

* A memorable place. We enjoyed a lot.
- Gaurav Rawat and friends (6 persons), Pune -

December, 2012

* On entering the apartment, I realised it was a perfect place for a family. I really enjoyed my stay and the courtesy extended by Rommel. Worth coming again and would also recommend others. Rooms are clean and tidy.
- Tecla Repose and family (14 persons), Mumbai -

January, 2013

* Ashirwaad Apartments is a comfortable place to stay offering great prices and is located in a calm and great locality. Rommel is a fabulous host. This place is highly recommended.
- Stephen Ranjit and friends (5 persons), Bangalore -

January, 2013

* I am extremely happy to stay with you. Thanks for all the warmth extended to us. All the very best. Be open the way you are.
- Shishir Somani and family (7 persons), Indore -

January, 2013

* A home away from home. What's more, U get a new family being away from your family. Holidaying with the new family was awesome.
- Jay and family (3 persons), New Delhi -

January, 2013

* The rooms are good and the facilities regarding water facility and electricity are fine too. The location is very suitable for tourists stay.
- Dr.Dhruva and friends (14 persons), Raichur -

January, 2013

* Rooms are very good. Perfect for family accommodation. Hospitality was very good. Overall we are happy with all the facilities and help.
- Sharat and family (7 persons), Bangalore and Mangalore -

January, 2013

* Rooms are very good and I'm much satisfied with your talk while contacting you over the phone and the reception was good. Had a homely and pleasant atmosphere.
- Mr. and Mrs.Kumaraswamy (2 persons), Chennai -

February, 2013

* Rooms and location are very good. Recommendable to friends.
- Mathew and friends (6 persons), Hyderabad -

February, 2013

* This tour was exciting with good conditioned rooms. Rommel and Edwin were very friendly and helpful during the tour.
- Afzal Khan and group (16 persons), Hyderabad -

February, 2013

* Good hospitality experience.
- Paresh Wagh and family (9 persons), Mumbai -

February, 2013

* What an awesome place, amazing location and incredibly helpful folks. Clean and comfortable rooms, absolutely no problems at all. Definitely coming bac!
- Amit Pathak and friends (5 persons), Bangalore -

February, 2013

* Muje bahut bahut accha laga lekin jab main vapas aoonga tab aur accha lagega aur main doobara idhar hi aoonga and my best days for Goa this place.
- Mayur Theri and family (4 persons), Mumbai -

February, 2013

* :-) It's awesome :-)
- Kailas and friends (4 persons), Mumbai -

February, 2013

* It was a wonderful stay and we enjoyed a lot. Rommel is very helpful. Thanks a lot.
- Prabhu and friends (6 persons), Palakkad, Kerala -

March, 2013

* We enjoyed staying here.
- Ajaz and friends (6 persons), Mumbai -

March, 2013

* Rooms are very good. There is no problem. All is very good.
- Jai Dayal and family (8 persons), Haryana -

March, 2013

* Rooms are very good.
- Venkatesh and friends (5 persons), Chennai -

March, 2013

* Very good and comfortable stay. Mr.Rommel was a friendly person. His advice and guidance was very helpful for me.
- Uday Kumar and family (4 persons), Chandigarh -

April, 2013

* This accommodation is very good and owner is very good.
- Basheer Ahmad and friends (5 persons), Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh -

April, 2013

* Very nice place for accommodation, very nice people. Looking forward to come here again. Thanks for everything.
- Siddesh Kadam and colleagues (7 persons), Mumbai -

April, 2013

* Very nice place. We look forward to come back soon. Thanks Rommel.
- Jawahar and colleagues (6 persons), Calicut, Kerala -

April, 2013

* Excellent. Enjoyed our stay. Will definitely visit again. Thanks. God bless.
- Shinette Dias and family (4 persons), Mulund, Mumbai -

April, 2013

* Accommodation was good.
- Zaffer and family (5 persons), Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu -

April, 2013

* Nice place. Very homely.
- Hebsibah Daniel and family (8 persons), Bangalore -

April, 2013

* Excellent stay. Enjoyed. Nice place. Overall good.
- Raghu and family (4 persons), Bangalore -

April, 2013

* Excellent accommodation. We enjoyed very much. We will stay again in your rooms only in Goa.
- Subramani and family (10 persons), Bangalore -

April, 2013

* Rooms are very good and owner is good person. Thank you.
- Arun Kumar and friends (5 persons), Hyderabad -

April, 2013

* Nice place. Homely. Good experience.
- Sunil Sharma and family (9 persons), Navi Mumbai -

May, 2013

* Very nice place. Kid really liked. Thank you Rommel. This was wonderful!!!
- Sharad Shirabatti and family (3 persons), Pune -

May, 2013 

* This is the second visit to this place. How good is the place! A place worth visiting again. Thanks Rommel.
- Prabhaskar Singh and family (7 persons), Thane, Mumbai -

May, 2013  

* Superb stay. Rommel is a marvel of a person. Very helpful and courteous. The rooms are exactly as seen on webpage. Now wonder TripAdvisor has so much of good feedback. Would certainly visit again.
- Manish Chandekar and family (5 persons), Pune -

May, 2013

* Extremely happy with the hospitality and service provided. Caring and loving outlook of Mr.Rommel Fernandes. Will love to recommend this to any one.
- Dr.Manesh Stephen and family (10 persons), Mundakayam, Kerala -

May, 2013

* Excellent, enjoyable. It is worth coming and staying. Believe me  you will like the place. Thanks and God bless.
- Louiza D'sa and family (3 persons), Mumbai -

June, 2013

* The hospitality was warm and homely feeling. And our stay was very enjoyable.
- T.Venugopal and family (4 persons), Hyderabad -

June, 2013

* I felt like your family member. Enjoyable. If I return to Goa I will prefer you only. Hospitality is very good.
- S.Guru Maharajan and friends (3 persons), Jharkand and Chennai -

June, 2013

* Excellent and Enjoyable. It was fun having your apartment and staying here. Thank you so much.
- Abhishek Jawalkar and friends (6 persons), Gulbarga -

June, 2013

* Really excellent and very pleasant stay. We are very much thankful for pleasant stay.
- Amit Deshpande and friends (9 persons), Mumbai -

June, 2013
 
* This was one of the best trips I had in Goa. The apartment offered was very good and had all amenities. Rommel was awesome and very much available for all guidance. Thank you. Will meet next time definitely.
- Shailesh Tiwari and family (2 persons), Mumbai -

July, 2013

* We had a nice experience and Mr.Rommel is a very nice person. We will come back again.
- Sajeev B. and family (2 persons), Calicut -

July, 2013

* Stay was good. Rooms were clean. Really enjoyed the stay here. Overall the stay and ambience was good.
- Iqbal Shaikh and family (12 persons), Navi Mumbai -

August, 2013

* Excellent
- Nagarajan and friends (4 persons), Coimbatore -

October, 2013

* Very good experience. It's nice. Thank you.
- Ashok Anan Monteiro and family (4 persons), Mangalore -

October, 2013

* It was amazing for me and my group. It was very wonderful experience. The apartments were very clean and nice. Thank you Mr.Rommel. He is very cooperative and a nice person. Every time we will come here. Benaulim beach was very beautiful. We enjoyed very much.
- Ashok Raniwal (Professsor at B.V. University and Director at Ayaan Teaching Academy), family and students (18 persons), New Delhi -

October, 2013

* Excellent, enjoyable and fun loving experience in Goa! The apartment was very nice, clean and homely. Mr.Rommel was very nice to us and is a cooperative person. We will come and stay here again in the future. Thank you very much for your welcome.
- M. Joshua and family (6 persons), Udupi -

October, 2013

* It was an amazingly good stay at your place and we were very pleased with your guidance and hospitality. Thank you. Very nice!
- Ryan and family and friends (7 persons), Mumbai -

October, 2013

* It was a very good experience in the apartments. Mr.Rommel Fernandes, the owner, is a very good person. Felt homely here. Good cooking facilities. Strongly recommended for apartment.
- Pravin R. Wankhade and colleagues (10 persons), Pune -

October, 2013 

* It was excellent and enjoyable. Mr.Rommel was very supportive. Good experience.
- Sam Paul and family (9 persons), Govandi, Mumbai -

October, 2013 

* Excellent service!
- Ashley D'mello and friends 6 persons), Mangalore -

October, 2013 

* Excellent service and coperation. Mr.Rommel, thank you very much.
- Dr.Vasant Khania and family (11 persons), Mulund, Mumbai -

October, 2013

* Excellent experience. Felt like a home.
- Dr.Manoj Timbudiya and family (4 persons), Rajkot, Gujarat -

November, 2013 

* Excellent cooperation & comfort. We liked the environment around. Would recommend to all our friends. Thanks once again.
- Shubhangi Manna and family (9 persons), Pune -

November, 2013 

* We enjoyed our home experience. This was a wonderful time in our lives. Superb service. How to explain this home? We liked it very very very much!
- M.Vadivel and friends (6 persons), Tirupur -

November, 2013

* Rooms are very good. We enjoyed staying here. Good cooperation and thanks for everything. We will visit again.
- Ashwini Waghade and family (7 persons), Pune -
 

November, 2013  

* Rommel is like family. This is our repeat visit. We will visit again.
- Sriram B. and family (4 persons), Pune -

November, 2013    


* Excellent place. We had a pleasant trip. Shall visit next time.
- Sanjay Shanbhag and family (4 persons), Pune -

November, 2013   


* Bedrooms are nice. Excellent kitchen & utensils.
- Jeenish and friends (4 persons), Kerala -

November, 2013  

* Excellent approach by Fernandes in giving guidance. Hats off for him. We enjoyed a lot.
- Rajkumar and friends (5 persons), Chennai -

November, 2013  

* We spent two nice days in Ashirwaad. Nice stay. We felt very good.
- Pradeep S. and friends (5 persons), Kerala -

November, 2013  

 
* It's been wonderful, Rommel. Thanks for your kindness and friendship. We can wholeheartedly recommend your place.
- Andrew Roberts and friend (2 persons), Swindon, UK and Lucknow -

December, 2013

* A fantastic experience. Thank you so much for all your help & kindness. Will definitely return. Lovely family. Lovely home.
- Mary Magee and friend (2 persons), Ireland -

December, 2013

* Staying here is always a pleasure. The hospitality we received last time has pulled us here again. Will visit again soon.
- Glen Almeida and friends (8 persons), Mumbai -

December, 2013

* Good hospitality. Good service.
- R. Nagarathna and family (2 persons), Bangalore -

December, 2013

* Excellent. One word. Will come back for sure.
- Gautam Ambati and friends (4 persons), Chennai -

December, 2013

* Excellent  stay. Accommodation and arrangements are superb.
- Debasree Chatterjee and family (4 persons), Kolkata -

December, 2013  


* Rommel was very helpful and guided lot of many things about Colva and Benaulim. Accommodation was very pleasant. Thank you.
- Binesh J.M. and colleagues (9 persons), Kerala -

December, 2013

* It is really difficult to get a person like Rommel. You were so helpful to the extent that I could not believe that you can get such a person. Everything was well planned from your side. Hope to meet you again and keep in touch.
- Anil Kumar and family (4 persons), Bodh Gaya, Bihar -
December, 2013

* Rommel is a helpful person. Clean place and comfortable stay.
- Priya Drego and family (5 persons), Mumbai -

December, 2013

* Children enjoyed their stay here. Kitchen facility made life easy with home made food. Rooms spacious & clean. Attention to details is very appreciated. The coconut cookies were most delicious! Rommel offered help always when needed. Overall it was a lifetime experience. Simply awesome. We all thank you and wish you the best.
- Gautam Padmanabh and family (13 persons), Mumbai and Gujarat -

December, 2013


* Apartment rooms are spacious and clean. Good facility of kitchen. Rommel's service is very good. Gentle.
- Shailesh Shosti and family (6 persons), Pune -

December, 2013

* Rooms were so nice. Rommel's behaviour is too good. Our trip was made awesome by him.
- Avinash Jha and friends (9 persons), New Delhi -

December, 2013

* Good service. Calm.
- Samuel John and friends (14 persons), Bangalore and Ernakulam -

January, 2014

* We were a group of 7 schoolmates who planned for our reunion and chose the destination to be Goa. Right from finding the details on the net and contacting Mr.Rommel till departing the staying facility was beyond our expectations. Perfect kitchen facility! Summing up, the experience was wonderful and whenever we'll come to Goa, I personally will personally try to stay at this place only.
- Ankush Tiwari and friends (7 persons), Jhansi -

January, 2014

* Another wonderful experience like the last time we were here. Accommodation was excellent and hats of to Mr.Rommel for his hospitality. Benaulim was amazing as always and like we said last time, "we'll be back soon."
- Amit Pathak and friends (4 persons), Bangalore -

January, 2014

* This accommodation was beautiful. Homely atmosphere.
- Narayan Prasad and family (7 persons), Mysore -

January, 2014

* We had very fantastic experience in Fernandes' guest house. We felt we have a good friend in Goa. We very much enjoyed our stay and Fernandes' hospitality. Thank you.
- D.Saravanan and friends (5 persons), Coimbatore -

January, 2014

* The place was really peaceful and very nice. Each and every facilities was good and first class. Water facilities and electricity is best. We feel like as our own home. Thanks Rommel.
- S. Swaroop Kumar and friends (7 persons), Coimbatore -

January, 2014


* This is my second time here with Mr.Rommel's apartment. I enjoyed my stay and Mr.Rommel is a very helpful person. I will write in detail on TripAdvisor.
- Sajeev Kumar and family (2 persons), Kerala -

January, 2014

* This was my first stay at Ashirwaad Apartments with my group of friends. The accommodation, facilities and finally the host (dear Rommel) was a great guy and very helpful.
- Ahmad Fardin and friends (7 persons), Afghanistan -

January, 2014

* Ashirwaad Apartments is a nice place to stay. The location is in good approach from Madgaon station as well as to the beaches. Nice airy apartments. well connected to other locations and close to well known Maria Hall. Benaulim beach is clean and tidy and the best beach in Goa. Mr.Rommel the owner is very helpful.
- Vilas Kawde and family (6 persons), Panvel -

January, 2014  


* Good hospitality. Nice stay. Well cleaned with furniture & cooking utensils. Great to stay. - Kiran -
Awesome feeling. Great rapport. Fun time. Thank you, Rommel for all the time. - Guruprasad R. Rao -
Fun to stay. Home away from home. Feels like home.

- Robinson Lewis and friends (7 persons), Bangalore -
February, 2014 
 


* Simple awesome.
- Satya Chowdhury and family (2 persons), Kolkata -
February, 2014 
 
 


Very good and awesome feeling. I really like it. Thank you Rommel for this.
- Anoop Kumar G.V. and family (2 persons), Trivandrum -

February, 2014  
 

* Awesome. We really liked the location. The apartment was really good and Aunty Jovita is really helpful.
- Amaya Bodhankar and family (8 persons), Pune -

March, 2014    

* Good, neat and clean. Gives a homely feeling.
- Chris De Almeida and friends (6 persons), Mumbai -

March, 2014    

* Very good and homely feeling. Clean. Rommel is very nice. Comes out of his way for anything you want. Great guy!
- Constantino Dias and family (2 persons), Mumbai -

March, 2014  

* Felt like home. Attention was given to the minutest detail, which is really good. It really made all the difference. Rommel Sir was like a friend to us. We would give 10/10 marks for everything.
- Siddhant Tiwari and friends (16 persons), Indore -

March, 2014    


* Amazing staying here. Felt like at home. Rommel's mom was lovely & we built a good rapport with her. Best wishes and good luck to Fernandes family. God bless.
- Juhi Bhatia and friend (2 persons), Pune -

March, 2014  

* Good hospitality.
- Rajib Lochan Lena and family (4 persons), Odisha -

March, 2014  

* Superb. Just awesome. We had a nice time.
- Rohan Menezes and friends (2 persons), Bangalore -

March, 2014  

* Hospitality and maintenance is very good. Wish you all the best. Regards.
- Satish Kumar and family (7 persons), Navi Mumbai -

March, 2014  

* Very comfortable and homely stay. Very friendly.
- Mohammed Ayub Khan and family (4 persons), Hubli -

March, 2014  
 

* Ask anything to owner. He will help you with everything. Thanks!!
- Atul and friends (4 persons), Bangalore -
April, 2014

* House is very good, spacious and what all they provide is very nice. The owner is a very useful guy. Thanks.
- Chandan and friends (7 persons), Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Bangalore -
April, 2014

* Nice peaceful place with good facilities. Had a good time. Thank you. God bless.
- Rita Nonglori and friends (5 persons), Meghalaya, Ooty and Kerala -
April, 2014

* Nice people, nice apartment, and nice place. All is nice. Thank you. God bless you.
- Anjana and Joseph Monis and friends (6 persons), Surat -
April, 2014

* All facilities very good in rooms. 
- K. Krishnamurthy and colleagues (8 persons), Kollegal (Karnataka) -
April, 2014

* Nice place to stay. We enjoyed much. Everything was arranged properly for our stay here.
- Bailana Thomas and family (4 persons), Kerala and Mumbai -
April, 2014

* Very super rooms. Tamil people enjoyed in the rooms. The owner is a good person.
- Dr.Sudhakar and friends (5 persons), Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu -
May 2014

* Very super rooms. We Tamil people enjoyed in the rooms. The owner is a good person.
- Devanand Samuel and family (5 persons), Udupi -
May 2014

* This is my 4th visit and it's like my old visits - Excellent!
- Sajeev Kumar and family (2 persons), Calicut -
May 2014

* Really concerned and kind. Very soft and warmth we all felt. Thanks for all. All the best.
- Nasir Shaikh and family (22 persons), Mumbai -
May 2014

* Very warm at home feel. A very good host Mr.Fernandes. Kitchen arrangement was too good. We cooked nice delicacies. Thank you.
- Dr.Devika Kulkarni and friends (5 persons), Mumbai -
June 2014

* My Goa tour was very nice. Accommodation is very good. Fernandes is best person. This is my opinion. Apartment, tour travel and all facilities were satisfactory.
- Jayarama Reddy and family (12 persons), Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh -
June 2014

* Home away from home :-)
- Atul Anand and friends (4 persons), Tumkur, Karnataka -
June 2014

* It's good to live in the apartment as I got all things and a very good person as a host. You gave so many facilities and guidance to us. Thank you. :-)
- Rahul Gandhi and family (5 persons), Bhayander, Mumbai -
July 2014

* Good location. Nice. Felt at home. Excellent guidance given to us. Thank you Fernandes.
- Amith N. and friends (8 persons), Bangalore -
July 2014

* Homely place, will always stay here while in Goa.
- Deepak D'souza and family (5 persons), Mumbai -
July 2014

* Very good maintenance. It's clean, good and safe to stay.
- S.Shanawaz and family (2 persons), Hyderabad -
August 2014

* This is the 5th time I am here. As usual it's awesome. Great!
- Sajeev B. and family (2 persons), Calicut, Kerala -
August 2014

* We all enjoyed a lot. Everything was fine. Had all the facilities. Thanking you.
Feel homely though in Goa. Good climate and good facilities. Owner is friendly to all of us, keeps attention in every necessities. We will recommend these apartments to our friends and relatives in Kerala. God bless all of you. Thank you.
- Kishore Prabhu, Anil Prabhu and family (17 persons), Kerala and Mumbai -
August 2014

* Very nice. Had great fun. This was our third time. Hope to come again. Well done.
- Vinay Singh and family (6 persons), Bangalore -

August 2014

* Enjoyed a lot. A great place. Will definitely be visiting again.
- Savio D'souza and friends (6 persons), Mumbai -

September 2014

* Very nice and homely feel. We enjoyed a lot. Everything was fine. We will come again.
- Arjun and friends (5 persons), Kottayam, Kerala -

September 2014

* We all felt so nice. Family atmosphere.
- Santosh Bushan and friends (12 persons), Rourkela, Odisha -

September 2014

* Cool place to stay with family. Prime location. Had a great time.
- Amit Roy and family (5 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* Good experience. Surely will come again and recommend it to others.
- R. Saravana Kumar and family (3 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* Good experience. Just felt like my own house. Thank you.
- A. Srinivasan Reddy and friends (10 persons), Hyderabad -

October 2014

* Excellent experience. Nice stay here. Very friendly.
- Jayarajan C. and family (6 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* Realy awesome place, homely stay, excellent host, awesome silent place to stay.
- Seema Holeyavar and friends (10 persons), Bangalore and Pune -

October 2014

* As like every year this time also was very enjoyable and accommodative at Rommel's place. The neatness and hospitality is really appreciable and all the best!
- Ajith Samuel and family (6 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* The best place to be in Goa as always. Amazing hospitality. Great neat place. Fully recommended for all.
- Dr.Puneet Oberoi and family (2 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* This is the 7th time I am here. As usual, excellent hospitality. I will come again.
- Sajeev B. and family (2 persons), Calicut, Kerala -

October 2014

* Very good place, great hospitality, awesome location, excellent facilities and very great service. We would definitely look forward to stay here in our next visit.
- Muthanna and family (12 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* Apartment is very nice. We really enjoyed our Goa trip. Apartment is better than hotel. Thanks Rommel.
- Makrand Patil and friends (5 persons), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh -
October 2014

* "Rommel" u rock man. Too good place. This is our second time we are in Goa in the same place. Your hospitality is too good. We gonna recommend this place to many people. Thanks a lot.
- Sachin Pande and family (7 persons), Pune -

October 2014

* The property is awesome and accessible to all the places. Had a pleasant stay for 4 days.
- SomSekhar and family (2 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* Good service.
- Sunil and family (6 persons), Bangalore -

October 2014

* The apartment is a very cool place. We enjoyed a lot. Rommel is a very cool guy and we had a good relationship with him on our journey. Thank you Rommel.
- Chorasiya Bhewik and friends (8 persons), Gujarat -
October 2014

* Mr.Rommel is a very helpful person and polite. The apartment is very cool, well arranged and clean.
- Mrs.Halal and family (6 persons), Navi Mumbai and Yemen -

October 2014

* Apartment is a very cool place. We enjoyed.
- Bhanu G. and friends (8 persons), Gujarat -

October, 2014

* We enjoyed your hospitality. Nice time we had here.
- D. Narasimhan and family (5 persons), Bangalore

November, 2014

* We enjoyed our stay. We are very satisfied.
- Nayeem Khan and friends (6 persons), Golconda, Hyderabad -

November, 2014

* The service and accommodation is excellent for the people who are be looking for the best comfort with reasonable price. Keep it up. Thanks a lot.
- Swapnil Naik and family (2 persons), Panjim, Goa -

November, 2014

* We are fully satisfied. Homestay owner was fully cooperative. Thank you to homestay owner.
- Venugopal and friends (9 persons), Shimoga, Karnataka -

November, 2014

* Excellent. Satisfied with accommodation.
- Mreedul Gabhane and friends (3 persons), Nagpur, Maharashtra -

November, 2014

* Excellent hospitality & service. Infrastructure is same as displayed on site. Good & friendly owner overall.
- Srikanth M and friends (6 persons), Chennai -


* Very nice and good place to stay. Very nice host.
- Kennet (1 person), Bangalore -

November, 2014