Their guests tell them that “10 Calangute” is the right name for them. As boutique luxury hotels in Goa go, they say they score the perfect 10. But since every guest who walks into their beautiful hotel instantly becomes family, they are definitely biased. Actually they are a 3-starred, 10-room luxury boutique hotel in Calangute on the North Goa Beach Belt. Their rooms, each named after famous beaches of Goa, are quite simply, breathtaking. They range from large to very large, elegantly designed with polished dark Thai furniture and all those special touches – cool, fresh linen, soft comfortable beds, soft fluffy towels, bath tubs in every large gleaming bathroom, along with a shower stall, hot and cold water, a mini-bar and so many more thoughtful touches that make you feel right at home. And they have central air-conditioning.
Eight of their 10 rooms Superior Terrace Rooms and Superior Rooms are named after beaches while two rooms are named after villages. They are all beautiful and warmly welcoming, some with twin beds, some with double beds. Take your pick of Colva, Baga, Arambol, Palolem, Anjuna, Majorda, Vagator, Candolim, Saligao and Arpora… Majorda is the largest room – really, really large. They have two Superior Terrace rooms, Baga and Vagator – large double rooms with a private terrace complete with sun loungers and lawn umbrella for al fresco dining. Each Superior Terrace Room bathroom has a private Jacuzzi. The eight Superior rooms are all special. Warm colours and large spaces make you want to spend time in your room, though the lounge is as inviting as well. All the bathrooms are large, spacious and have a tub and a shower cubicle (more than what most deluxe hotels tend to offer). The window in the bathroom adds that romantic hedonist touch, perfect for those in the throes of love. You can check out their gorgeous rooms in the photo gallery. Warm toned walls, framed art on the walls, elegant furnishing and beds you won’t want to stir from. The bathrooms are spotless, very large and beautiful. Each bathroom has a bath tub, a shower unit, gleaming state-of-the-art luxury fittings and hot and cold water. The interiors of the rooms are guaranteed to be pleasing to the most fastidious eye. The furniture is elegant and serviceable. Each room has a fully loaded min-bar, a tea/coffee maker, a safety locker, a DVD player, plasma screen television and Wi-Fi connectivity.
If you need a pick-me-up, you can select your beverage from their well-stocked bar. Their restaurant serves not just multi-cuisine, but also caters to your particular taste. You can tell the chef exactly how you like your meals prepared. It’s as easy as that. And if you need to be careful about your diet, their chef has an entire set of mouth-watering health dishes. You can consult with him and tell him your special preferences and the no-no’s listed by your doctor (and spouse) and he will move heaven and earth to conjure the meal of your dreams for you. In fact there is an entire Health Food section in the menu for the health conscious and each dish also includes a calorie count. There is a Kiddie’s Section in the menu which offers interesting and creative offerings with just the right mix of healthy eating and a delicious junk food element to keep their young guests happy. They will soon be introducing a thali lunch which will be both pure-vegetarian and non-veg. All this at pocket friendly prices! Their kitchen magicians are an interactive team – flexible, innovative and they will go that extra mile to see that you are satisfied.
They are proud of every aspect of their lovely hotel. The huge lobby dominated by one of the most beautiful staircases this side of Heaven, clearly but unobtrusively defines areas for restaurant, lounge, bar and cozy corners for those who wish to be alone. A life-sized engraving of Charlie Chaplin by the artist Hanswal, invites you to the well stocked reading room. The engraving is a marvelous piece of art etched on a slab of black granite. And when you want to look as good as you feel, 10 Calangute has special in-house facility of body treatments. They bring the spa to you with five types of massages: Swedish, Ayurvedic, Esalen, Deep Tissue and Facial. The treatment can be availed right at the poolside or in the privacy of your room. They are on the bustling, often noisy, Calangute road, but all is calm and serene within 10 Calangute thanks to state-of-the-art soundproofing. If you want a taste of warm sunshine and cool water, stroll through the glass doors of the lounge on to the enormous terrace with plunge pool, deck and comfortable sun loungers. It will be difficult tearing yourself away from 10 Calangute but they urge you to go out and explore their fascinating little state of Goa.
10 Calangute has become the venue for hosting exclusive events for up to 70 guests. They have corporates celebrating jubilees and product launches; couples inviting their closest friends and relatives to celebrate their engagements, weddings, anniversaries. Another reason why the phone is ringing off the hook is that their lovely venue is just perfect for reunions of all kinds. 10 Calangute also celebrates special days in the calendar of life like the fabulous New Year Around The World Party where their guests were dazzled by a wonderful spread of delicacies and culinary masterpieces from all around the world. If you want to know what went down that day click on Events.
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