Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Goa Review with Pics

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Beautiful swimming pool at Estrela do Mar Beach ResortWe had real fun at this swimming pool.Pic of Estrela do Mar Beach Resort near receptionEstrela do Mar Beach Resort Goa Pool RulesMy with my daughter Shronika.My daughter Shronika Soni, posing at the Baga Beach MarketMade few friends in Goa who were from Delhi.The evening beauty of Anjuna Beach in Goa. Hired a scooty from Estrela do Mar to visit this place.Anjuna beach is a type of rocky mountain beach and the view is awesome here. No altu faltu people.Anjuna Beach in GoaAnjuna Beach
Beautiful swimming pool at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort
Beautiful swimming pool at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort | Source
We had real fun at this swimming pool.
We had real fun at this swimming pool. | Source
Pic of Estrela do Mar Beach Resort near reception
Pic of Estrela do Mar Beach Resort near reception | Source
Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Goa Pool Rules
Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Goa Pool Rules | Source
My with my daughter Shronika.
My with my daughter Shronika. | Source
My daughter Shronika Soni, posing at the Baga Beach Market
My daughter Shronika Soni, posing at the Baga Beach Market | Source
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Made few friends in Goa who were from Delhi.
Made few friends in Goa who were from Delhi. | Source
The evening beauty of Anjuna Beach in Goa. Hired a scooty from Estrela do Mar to visit this place.
The evening beauty of Anjuna Beach in Goa. Hired a scooty from Estrela do Mar to visit this place. | Source
Anjuna beach is a type of rocky mountain beach and the view is awesome here. No altu faltu people.
Anjuna beach is a type of rocky mountain beach and the view is awesome here. No altu faltu people. | Source
Anjuna Beach in Goa
Anjuna Beach in Goa | Source
Anjuna Beach
Anjuna Beach | Source

Yes we booked Estrela do Mar Beach Resort after going through lots of reviews on Internet which not only hosts good budget rooms in resort itself but also has some affordable huts near the beach. The reviews were great as was the resort. So be with me as I take you to a short trip of Goa while sharing my online review of Estrela do Mar Beach Resort.

Resort Name: Estrela do Mar Beach Resort

Location: Calangute Beach, Goa, India

Nearest Landmark: Baga Beach

Nearest Bus Stop: Calangute Market Bus Stop

Nearest Metro Station: None, as there is no metro rail connectivity in Goa

Nearest Airport: Dabolim Airport.

Timings: Opens 24x7

Affordability: Reasonably priced, budget resort

Best Beach Shack Nearby: Lucky Star Beach Shack on Baga Beach.

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A markerEstrela do Mar Beach Resort, Calangute, Goa, India -
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This is a reasonable and budget friendly resort to enjoy your vacation in Goa, but the rates will be high between 25th to 31st of December.

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Dabolim Airport (GOI), Vasco da Gama, Goa, India
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They charge standard 850 rupees for non-AC and 1100 rupees for an AC cab from Dabolim Airport to Calangute Market Beach where Estrela do Mar is locate

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Anjuna Beach, Goa
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This is the famous Anjuna Beach of Goa where the controversial Anjuna Beach movie was shot.

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A girl with cattle in Calangute Market, GoaOn the way to the beach from resort in Goa.Fish chutney ordered at Estrela do Mar was really tasty.Chicken 65 was also awesome. This was my first dish ordered at Estrela do Mar.Buffet restaurant for beach hut dwellers at Estrela do Mar.Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Restaurant #2.Honda Activa we hired from Estrela do Mar Beach Resort.Water sports activities in Goa.Estrela do Mar Resort Staff MemberInternet Connection and open bar at Estrela do Mar Beach ResortResort rooms on the ground floor at Estrela do Mar Goa.Pool side view at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort in Goa, India
A girl with cattle in Calangute Market, Goa
A girl with cattle in Calangute Market, Goa | Source
On the way to the beach from resort in Goa.
On the way to the beach from resort in Goa. | Source
Fish chutney ordered at Estrela do Mar was really tasty.
Fish chutney ordered at Estrela do Mar was really tasty. | Source
Chicken 65 was also awesome. This was my first dish ordered at Estrela do Mar.
Chicken 65 was also awesome. This was my first dish ordered at Estrela do Mar. | Source
Buffet restaurant for beach hut dwellers at Estrela do Mar.
Buffet restaurant for beach hut dwellers at Estrela do Mar. | Source
Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Restaurant #2.
Estrela do Mar Beach Resort Restaurant #2. | Source
Honda Activa we hired from Estrela do Mar Beach Resort.
Honda Activa we hired from Estrela do Mar Beach Resort. | Source
Water sports activities in Goa.
Water sports activities in Goa. | Source
Estrela do Mar Resort Staff Member
Estrela do Mar Resort Staff Member | Source
Internet Connection and open bar at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort
Internet Connection and open bar at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort | Source
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Resort rooms on the ground floor at Estrela do Mar Goa.
Resort rooms on the ground floor at Estrela do Mar Goa. | Source
Pool side view at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort in Goa, India
Pool side view at Estrela do Mar Beach Resort in Goa, India | Source

Main Attractions:

  1. Proximity to the famous Calangute Beach which is just at a stone’s throw away distance from the main resort.
  2. It’s not very far from the main market too so you have lots of options while on your daily excursions toward the beach.
  3. Resort hosts a small but well-maintained swimming pool.
  4. Hotel rooms are reasonably priced and recently renovated.
  5. They also have two restaurants, one is meant for people who have hired rooms in resort itself and the other restaurant is meant for people living in beach huts.
  6. 24x7 room service, I got my beer pint in 10 minutes whenever I called them.
  7. You also get a small refrigerator inside the room where you can store your beers, snacks, and other stuff.
  8. Food inside the hotel is great. I recommend you to order chicken 65 and fish with green chutney (sauce) to go along with your drinks.
  9. You can hire a scooty, bike, or a car directly from the gatekeeper of the resort depositing your ID card and rental.

Specialties: Free entry in swimming pool. Concept of beach huts, great food, free buffet breakfast with makemytrip.com package, and many more things.

5 out of 5 stars from 3 ratings of Estrela do Mar Beach Resort, Calangute Beach, Goa, India
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Estrela Do Mar Shower CapEstrela Do Mar Bathroom InstructionsSecurity guard outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, we hired that scooty, the black one on behind this man. He charged us 250 rupees per day, we took it for 3 days.Women masseur outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort. She was very humble, always smiling, I remember her even smiling when talking about a few people drowning in the sea in front of us a few days ago we visited that place. She was funny, as you canWater sports activities, paragliding on the Goan sea.Anna with her grandmother at Estrela Do Mar's Swimming pool. The grandma was teaching her how to swim, She was just 2 year old. She also became friend with my daughter, Shronika.A view of Calangute Beach from the Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.My first beer pint, a Budweiser, at Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.One of the staff members of Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort in Goa preparing a duck made from cotton towel.In preparation of cotton towel duck.Estrela Do Mar's Bath TubEstrela Do Mar's Sprinkler ShowerEstrela Do Mar's Wash BasinEstrela Do Mar's Bathroom Supplies for Visitors.
Estrela Do Mar Shower Cap
Estrela Do Mar Shower Cap | Source
Estrela Do Mar Bathroom Instructions
Estrela Do Mar Bathroom Instructions | Source
Security guard outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, we hired that scooty, the black one on behind this man. He charged us 250 rupees per day, we took it for 3 days.
Security guard outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, we hired that scooty, the black one on behind this man. He charged us 250 rupees per day, we took it for 3 days. | Source
Women masseur outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort. She was very humble, always smiling, I remember her even smiling when talking about a few people drowning in the sea in front of us a few days ago we visited that place. She was funny, as you can
Women masseur outside Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort. She was very humble, always smiling, I remember her even smiling when talking about a few people drowning in the sea in front of us a few days ago we visited that place. She was funny, as you can | Source
Water sports activities, paragliding on the Goan sea.
Water sports activities, paragliding on the Goan sea. | Source
Anna with her grandmother at Estrela Do Mar's Swimming pool. The grandma was teaching her how to swim, She was just 2 year old. She also became friend with my daughter, Shronika.
Anna with her grandmother at Estrela Do Mar's Swimming pool. The grandma was teaching her how to swim, She was just 2 year old. She also became friend with my daughter, Shronika. | Source
A view of Calangute Beach from the Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.
A view of Calangute Beach from the Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort. | Source
My first beer pint, a Budweiser, at Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort.
My first beer pint, a Budweiser, at Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort. | Source
One of the staff members of Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort in Goa preparing a duck made from cotton towel.
One of the staff members of Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort in Goa preparing a duck made from cotton towel. | Source
In preparation of cotton towel duck.
In preparation of cotton towel duck. | Source
Estrela Do Mar's Bath Tub
Estrela Do Mar's Bath Tub | Source
Estrela Do Mar's Sprinkler Shower
Estrela Do Mar's Sprinkler Shower | Source
Estrela Do Mar's Wash Basin
Estrela Do Mar's Wash Basin | Source
Estrela Do Mar's Bathroom Supplies for Visitors.
Estrela Do Mar's Bathroom Supplies for Visitors. | Source

Brief Review:

Estrela do Mar Beach Resort in Goa is very popular among regular visitors of Goa. It is a famous hub for Indians and foreigners too as on our visit we met lots of Americans, Russians, Italians, and others. It’s proximity to the famous Calangute beach is a plus point. Other positive points for booking a room in Estrela do Mar are that it provides Internet connection, has a good bar with famous Indian and imported liquors, a small but cool swimming pool, polite, humble, and cooperative staff, and 24x7 security. Also you will find no eve-teasers on your way to the beach or back to the resort. Estrela do Mar resort in Goa also provides complete amenities inside the room with few bathroom instructions to follow.

Ambience: Good.

Food Quality: Good.

Hygiene: Little average in some places, needs to be improved.

Room Options: There are so many options for rooms but it’s best to book one on the first floor.

Customer Service: Fast and reliable.

Staff Behavior: Polite and helpful.

Beach shacks and shades just outside the Estrela do Mar Beach Resort.
Beach shacks and shades just outside the Estrela do Mar Beach Resort. | Source

Personal Comments:

First of all, I would like to mention that this resort review is not a paid one, as I was a real visitor to this place. I would recommend this resort to any upper middle-class people from India and to foreigners who are planning to visit Goa on a budget. As far as resort’s service and customer satisfaction are concerned, that’s fine but one important thing I would like to share here is that when I checked in in this resort, they took mine and my wife’s IDs at the reception counter and told me that they are just sending them into our room within an hour or two but it didn’t happen, as I had to call them after 6 to 8 hours reminding them to send our IDs at our room as those are really precious for us. They sent them back to us. Except this, there were a few negative points that I noticed there.

Negative Points:

  1. Way to and fro from resort to beach and beach to resort looks little scary after 10 PM but that’s not an issue when you are in a group. There are lights but still precaution should be taken. If you are alone or a couple, you can take assistance of the security guard to follow you toward the beach.
  2. I don’t know the condition about beach huts but the hotel rooms didn’t have any mosquitoes but there were cockroaches even at our room on the first floor. This is the reason why we called room service to bring an aerosol insecticide and pesticide.
  3. There were a few business class bachelors creating nuisance at the swimming pool in the afternoon. This was the reason why families kept aside from that place only at that time of the day. Rest of the time, using the swimming pool was totally fine. So if you are with your girlfriend or wife, don’t visit the pool in the afternoon.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great article.

Eddy.


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elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

I think I need to go now!


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Eddy and Elle for your visit and comments on this review.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Love the pictures and you blatant honesty. Sorry to hear about the cockroaches.


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Lipnancy.


sudhanshu 3 years ago

How about the water sport...is it near the resort also would like to check about the river cruise...............


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Sudhanshu it's very near to the resort. Walking distance buddy. We enjoyed a lot there last and then one of my cousins also visited this resort for his honeymoon.


sheengoaresort 2 years ago

Real discount on North Goa Resort accommodation booking.

http://www.sheengoaresort.com/

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