Stayed at Majali beach village resort from 26-29, Dec. 2014. The reviews and the pictures posted on websites were misleading as the resort is disappointing on several counts, though although the location is beautiful and resort staff are hardworking and try hard to overcome its other large shortcomings. The resort is managed by Mr. Pramod and his small staff of eight personnel.
Written below are the positive and negatives of this resort.
(1) Lovely Location: The resort is located nearly on the beach with a lovely view. The beach is shallow, not crowded and therefore One could enjoy a walk on the beach and bath in the sea water without any fear.
(2) Clean Rooms: The rooms are serviced daily meaning the rooms are clean, with clean bed, bed sheets & clean toilet.
(3) Freshly cooked Food: The food is always freshly cooked (Karwar style) and is tasty. Limited Menu Buffet Breakfast is included in the tariff, while Lunch and Dinner are Ala Carte and made to order.
(4) Staff Service: The small staff of 8 personnel plus resort manager Mr Pramod are courteous, honest and work hard to keep the resort operational.
(1) Location: Although the location is lovely, the beach is public and used by a few local villagers as Loo in the mornings. Furthermore the resort has no arrangement for pick-up and drop to the bus stand or railway station. Local transport in Karwar is very expensive (Between Rs 30-60 per km) and therefore it is advisable to drive in ones own vehicle to this resort.
(2) Resort: The resort premises are large but nearly undeveloped. The reception desk, dining room, cottages have a old outdated layout and furniture is archaic. The reception desk has no provision for photocopying id-proof or landline facility. The resort has no intercomm facility and hence the tourist have to walk to the reception for any orders or service.There is a man made pond in the rear with pedal boats, kayaking & canoeing facilities, but due to shortage of staff the facilities are not well maintained and one finds boats & boating equipment scattered near the pond.
(3) Rooms: The room furniture is outdated and nearly useless. The resort is not connected by intercomm, hence one needs to walk to the dining area for any help or service. There is no electric tea kettle in the room (provided by all good hotels elsewhere) and the morning bed tea has to be individually fetched from the dining area. Morning tea is not available before 8:00am. There is no TV in the room which is necessary when there is nothing else to do. Although the bathroom and toilets are clean, the shower etc. need repair and the bathroom mirror need upgradation.
(4) Food: Due to shortage of staff, morning bed tea is served after 8:00am and limited menu buffet breakfast is served after 9:00am. Lunch and dinner are strictly ala carte and have to be ordered at least 1-2 hours before it is served. Any new additional dish ordered at the table takes another 30 minutes. It was interesting to observe that even onion and lemon was chopped every time on order separately resulting wastage of time. Similarly evening tea was also prepared on order separately for each group/family in a short time of 15 minutes.
(5) Staff Service: Although the staff is polite & honest, they are overstretched and undertake multiple works starting from resort security - reception desk - kitchen - dinning service - housekeeping - resort cleaning. This needs to be looked into.
(6) Alcohol Prohibition: Alcohol is prohibited in the resort. Considering tourist rush during vacation & proximity to Goa, alcohol prohibition was surprising. Although I guess tourist carry their drinks privately and consume.
Summary: Majali Beach village resort is a clean but outdated resort in a beautiful landscape.
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