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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, a tawa, a kadai, 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, a tawa, a kadai, 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.

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 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.

Tariff from 3rd June - 26th September, 2019:
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 2 persons come during this period, the cost of the whole apartment will be Rs.1750/- per night without ac and Rs.2250/- with ac. If 3 or 4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2250/- totally without ac and Rs.2750/- with ac and if 5 or 6 members come, it'll cost Rs.2750/- totally without ac and Rs.3250/- with ac.

Tariff from 27th September - 22nd December, 2019:
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 2 persons come during this period, the cost of the whole apartment will be Rs.2000/- per night without ac and Rs.2500/- with ac. If 3 or 4 members of a family or group come, it'll cost Rs.2500/- totally without ac and Rs.3000/- with ac and if 5 or 6 members come, it'll cost Rs.3000/- totally without ac and Rs.3500/- with ac.

Tariff from 23rd December, 2019 – 3rd January, 2020:
For 1 to 6 people: Rs.6000/- (non ac) and Rs.7000/- (ac)
This means that whether 1 person comes or up to 6 persons come during this period, the cost of the apartment is fixed per night at Rs.6000/- (non ac) and Rs.7000/- (ac)

- If more than 6 persons come, Rs.250/- will be charged per night for every extra person on all days. However, on days between 23rd Dec, 2018 and 3rd Jan, 2019, Rs.500/- extra per person per night will be charged.

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

- For kitchen usage, it will cost Rs.500/- extra per day for the 2BHK apartment whether you cook only breakfast or all meals. If more than 6 persons stay, Rs.750/- per day will be charged for the kitchen.

- If you block (book) an apartment for certain number of nights and want to shorten your stay due to any reason, after sending the advance amount, if we are not able to get other guests for the canceled date (s) later, then, on arrival (when you check in), you will have to pay the full amount for the canceled date (s) which you had blocked earlier.
After you check in, if you have to shorten your stay due to any reason, a refund will not be given for the canceled dates.
This is because, once we block the dates for you, we tell all others who inquire that the apartment is not available on those dates.

Please remember that the 2BHK apartment has only 1 bathroom.

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.

- Late check out is chargeable. It'll cost half a day's charge if you check out anytime between 9AM and 3PM and a full day's charge if you check out after 3PM.

- 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 we'll need two hours to clean it, and get it ready for you.

Note: In such a situation, you can come after 7AM, and can keep your luggage in a store room on the ground floor of our building, go to have breakfast in any of the many restaurants nearby (all restaurants open at / after 8AM), and go to the beach, and then come back at 11AM.

- If you don't want to wait, and want to check in immediately after you reach Goa, you can block the apartment for the previous day in advance (while blocking the dates for your holiday), by paying the full day charge for the previous day.

- On the day you need to leave Goa, if your train, bus or flight is after the check out time or in the afternoon or 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 in it at 9AM, 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
Sernabatim beach - 2 kms
Betalbatim beach - 6 kms
Majorda beach - 8 kms
Varca beach - 7 kms
Cavelossim / Mobor beaches - 11 to 14 kms
​Madgaon town / Madgaon Railway Station / Madgaon Kadamba Bus Depot - 7 kms
Dabolim Airport - 23 kms
BITS Pilani Goa Campus - 18 kms
Vasco Railway Station - 27 kms
Palolem beach - 39 kms
Ponda town / Ponda Bus Depot - 23 kms
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary - 40 kms
Dudhsagar Falls - 54 kms
Panjim town / Panjim Kadamba Bus Depot - 35 kms
Mapusa town - 47 kms
Candolim / Calangute / Baga / Anjuna / Vagator beaches - 44 to 50 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