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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
* 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), a gas stove with two burners, a pressure cooker, a mixer-grinder, and cooking utensils.
* Only 1 bathroom with a commode.

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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
* 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), a gas stove with two burners, a pressure cooker, a mixer-grinder, and cooking utensils.
Only 1 bathroom with a commode.

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. You'll have to hand wash your clothes and do the dishes (clean the kitchen vessels) yourself.

There is no power back up.

There is no Wi-Fi (free or paid).

Note: ac usage only between 7PM and 7AM and not during the day. Or you can feel free to use the ac unit for 12 hours in a day (in a 24 hour period) whenever you want. You can use it for more than 12 hours too, if you feel warm due to climate change (global warming).

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.

This particular pink colored building has only one floor. Two 2BHK serviced apartments are on the first floor and on the second floor is a covered terrace.

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 9 persons in each of these 2BHK apartments. In other words, 18 persons totally.
Hence, they are ideal for groups or families coming down to Goa for a holiday.

Tariff per night for a 2BHK apartment (From 4th January - 4th June, 2017):
For 1 or 2 people: Rs.2000/- (non ac) and Rs.2500/- (ac)
For 3 or 4 people: Rs.2500/- (non ac) and Rs.3000/- (ac)
For 5 or 6 people: Rs.3000/- (non ac) and Rs.3500/- (ac)
This means that if just 1 or 2 persons come during this period, the cost of the whole apartment (* see the note below) will be just Rs.2000 per night for choosing the non ac option and Rs.2500 for choosing the ac option. If 3 or 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 or 6 members come, it'll cost Rs.3000 totally for all of you for the non ac option and Rs.3500 for the ac option.

Tariff per night for a 2BHK apartment (From 5th June - 31st August, 2017):
For 1 or 2 people: Rs.1750/- (non ac) and Rs.2250/- (ac)
For 3 or 4 people: Rs.2250/- (non ac) and Rs.2750/- (ac)
For 5 or 6 people: Rs.2750/- (non ac) and Rs.3250/- (ac)
This means that if just 1 or 2 persons come during this period, the cost of the whole apartment (* see the note below) will be just Rs.1750 per night for choosing the non ac option and Rs.2250 for choosing the ac option. If 3 or 4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2250 totally for the non ac option and Rs.2750 for the ac option and if 5 or 6 members come, it'll cost Rs.2750 totally for all of you for the non ac option and Rs.3250 for the ac option.

Tariff per night for a 2BHK apartment (From 1st September - 21st December, 2017):
For 1 or 2 people: Rs.2000/- (non ac) and Rs.2500/- (ac)
For 3 or 4 people: Rs.2500/- (non ac) and Rs.3000/- (ac)
For 5 or 6 people: Rs.3000/- (non ac) and Rs.3500/- (ac)
This means that if just 1 or 2 persons come during this period, the cost of the whole apartment (* see the note below) will be just Rs.2000 per night for choosing the non ac option and Rs.2500 for choosing the ac option. If 3 or 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 or 6 members come, it'll cost Rs.3000 totally for all of you for the non ac option and Rs.3500 for the ac option.

* Note: If you book a 2BHK apartment for just 1 or 2 people, we'll lock the bedroom which doesn't have a cupboard and you'll have access to just 1 bedroom along with the living room, kitchen and toilet. We'll not put other guests in that other bedroom. It'll be kept locked. And this 2BHK will become a 1BHK. If you want to use the other bedroom as well, it'll cost Rs.500 extra per night.

If more than 6 persons come, Rs.250 will be charged per extra person per night on all days.

For using the kitchen for cooking, Rs.500 extra is charged per day whether you cook only breakfast or all meals.

Note: The rates quoted above for each 2BHK apartment are reasonable and fixed so please don't bargain (ask for a discount). Thanks.

Children who are 2 years and above are counted as persons.

Please remember that the 2BHK apartment has only 1 bathroom. If you're willing to adjust, we don't mind taking up to 9 persons.

If 9 persons of a family or group come, this will be the sleeping arrangement in the 2BHK apartment:
Bedroom 1: 3 persons (2 persons on a double bed and 1 person on one mattress placed on the floor)
Bedroom 2: 3 persons (2 persons on a double bed and 1 person on one mattress placed on the floor)
Living room: 3 persons on 2 mattresses placed on the floor

These apartments are ideal for families, honeymoon couples, 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.

- Early check in before 11AM but after 7AM, is possible, at no extra charge, if an apartment isn't booked by other guests on the previous day.

- If you don't want us to take a booking for the previous day from other guests so you can check in early anytime after 5AM, you can pay half a day's charge. If you want to check in before 5AM, a full day charge is applicable.

- If while booking you tell that you want to check in anytime between 10PM and 5AM but your train, self driven vehicle or flight gets delayed and you end up reaching / landing in Goa only after 5AM, then also you'll have to pay the full day charge for the previous night.

- Late check out is chargeable. It'll cost half a day's charge if you check out anytime between 9AM and 4PM and a full day's charge if you check out after 4PM.

- If you reach Goa in the morning before 11AM and if there is a booking on the previous day by other guests, 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 person cleaning the apartment will need two hours to get it ready for you.

Note: In such a situation, so you don't have to wait at the railway station, bus depot or airport lounge, you're welcome to come and relax in the large sitting room of our house (the house in which Peter Fernandes, the owner of these apartments, lives in with his family). Our house is located opposite our building in which we have both our budget 2BHK serviced apartments. You can use our toilet (loo) too.

After using the toilet, you can continue to sit and relax in the sitting room or go to have breakfast in any of the many restaurants nearby and / or head to the beach and then come back at 11AM.

This sitting room of our house can also be used to keep your luggage in, if, on the day you check out, you need to board a bus, train or plane after the check out time and don't want to continue in the apartment to avoid paying the half / full day charge.

If you are more than 4 persons in number and if your train, bus or flight is in the evening it'll be good if you continue in the apartment after the check out time and pay the charge applicable in order to be comfortable as we don't charge a fortune. You can also hire a car or Tempo, load your luggage at 9AM in it, go for sightseeing and tell the driver to drop you directly at the bus / railway station / airport after the tour.

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

Driving distance from our serviced apartments in Benaulim to:
Benaulim beach - 1.3 km
Colva beach - 3 kms
Dabolim airport - 23 kms
Madgaon town / Railway Station / Bus Depot - 7 kms
Varca beach - 7 kms
Cavelossim / Mobor beaches - 12 to 14 kms
Palolem beach - 41 kms
Ponda town / Bus Depot - 23 kms
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary - 35 kms
Dudhsagar Falls - 60 kms
Panjim town / Bus Depot - 39 kms
Mapusa town - 50 kms
Calangute / Baga / Anjuna / Vagator beaches - 50 to 60 kms

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

* From Madgaon Railway Station - Take a taxi or an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk)
A government prepaid taxi booth and an auto stand are located just outside the Southern entrance of the railway station near Platform 1.
Tell the drivers that you need to be dropped in front of Maria Hall in Benaulim. Maria Hall (a wedding hall for over 40 years) is a famous landmark in the whole of South Goa. Our building is opposite it.

* From Madgaon Kadamba Bus Depot - Take a taxi, auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) 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.

* If you're driving - Come straight to Madgaon town and ask for the road to Maria Hall in Benaulim. GPS users can type "Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments, Benaulim" and you'll end up right at our door step. Our property is there on Google Maps.

Other important things near our building:

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

Our address is:
Ashirwaad Holiday Apartments, Near Maria Hall, Beside Zoya Pub, Benaulim-Colva beach road, Salcette, Goa - 403716

This is how you can plan your trip (depending on the number of days you are coming) ...
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