15 Guests for an overnight stay,
Jain, Veg and Non-Veg meals are available at additional cost.
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The staff at the property were very nice to deal with, the Food was made to our requirements and was homely and good! The property is very nice, however, the maintenance could be much better. The Safronstay representative was reachable on calls and did come to check on us, which was good. Th cottages could do with some improvement in terms of overall comfort and cleanliness.
A beautiful heritage villa....the staff is soo hard working and do what so in there power to make you stay worthwhile. Spectacular food, beyond our expectations.
Our stay was quite relaxing! The staff was quite courteous and prompt. We were a group of 7 people including 2 tots but there was absolutely no hassle. Thank you for a lovely stay!
This is a large 3 bedroom villa, with 3 small additional cottages as part of its grounds. The villa is beautiful, well maintained has a fantastic garden, and is sea facing (no sea view except from the one bedroom on the higher floor) There's some things to keep in mind for anyone looking to book the entire place (including the 3 cottages). Our personal experience was the cottages are simply too small for 2 people to live in, and lack basic facilities like a table/chair/ceiling fan/mirror/wardrobes. There is not much space to walk around since most of the space is taken up by the queen bed with a very (very) soft mattress that you sink in. I did sleep quite well all five days on it, so its not that uncomfortable. Just remember there's absolutely nowhere to even hang your clothes. No TV. No wifi signal reaches the cottages. Also, ours had been freshly painted, and were smelling of paint fumes. Having said that, the location is fantastic, this is 2 minutes walk from the beach. The beach itself is black silt, no sand, and not very clean water. But you still might like to enjoy the walks near the sea. The food here is pretty good, but not great. The staff is extremely helpful (nitesh in particular, and mandar and shailesh too are very kind and helpful). Kalyani (has been around for 30+ years in the same property) and Reshma in the kitchen whip up traditional meals really enthusiastically, but they are not gourmet cooks, so do not expect flawless food. They are however, experienced at making routine indian food and curries. The lights do go on occasion but they have a generator that takes care of the issues most of the time. Wifi is GOOD.. 20mbps+, though only available in the main villa like i said, and not in the cottages or outer gardens/grounds. Shower curtains in the large villa bathrooms would be a good addition. A few small tables in the cottages would help too. Note there is no TV anywhere to be seen, but we didnt miss it due to the reliable wifi. Make sure to give their dog tuffy a friendly pat on the head while you're there. Best part of the villa is their small but lovely lovely swimming pool, kept really clean and inviting! Make sure you jump in every evening for a friendly game of "plastic ball catch". The pool table is in dire need of maintenence and so are all the cues, but fun nevertheless. The drive from Pune does have some bad patches after the expressway, so make sure to take an suv and not a small car!
There were bed bugs in one of the rooms and they caused a lot of discomfort to one of the guests. We have taken pics of the bugs and the bite marks.
They really made us feel very comfortable we are very well taken care of personalised feeling made Us feel special and took great care of us
Beautifully maintained excellent hospitality by the entire staff
Great location next to beach. Fantastic food. Cabins though are extremely small. No tables in cabins. Staff extremely courteous. Very well stocked property. Great lobby and terrace for small parties. AC was not working in one of the rooms. Quite expensive for the experience.
Siddhartha was an absolutely amazing guest, and highly patient with our entire team during his stay. As homeowners that have to constantly battle with various issues during the monsoon, it's an absolute pleasure to serve guests like Siddhartha!
More variety for meals required
The property aquamarina by the beach is a picturesque property near the beach . The staff is very good , polite and humble . Worth a visit
Great guests, Thank you for the feedback, look forward to having you back at the property soon.
Wonderful property and amenities at the Aquamarina. The staff was courteous and the food was delicious. Cannot wait to get back!
The staff were extremely courteous and very helpful . They made sure we were looked after well . The property is located at a beautiful beach that had soft sand & calm waters .
The joy and happiness we got here cannot be expressed in words. Its way beyond them. Few things required here and there though were missing, was more than compensated by the love and care the staff and place gave us. It was like home away from home. Loads of blessings to the staff, owners and Saffron Stays from the entire group. Keep up the good work going!! ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š
We had a good stay. The property is beautiful, the courtyard is huge, the beach is very close by and absolutely clean too
The place is beautifully kept and has a great location. We enjoyed every bit of the satay. The bathrooms were not functioning properly. One of the bathroom commode was leaking creating a foul smell throughout the 2 days. Other on had the tap broken and the shower not working . Given the meals offered are home cooked, I found the meal rates exorbitant. The meal prices can be lesser by 20-25%. The staff was very good and courteous.
Honestly a beautiful property, but very badly maintained, the furniture is lovely but rundown. Upholstery needs desperately to be changed. There is no sanitation despite corona. WiFi needs to improve. Curtains are needed in the rooms. Larger fridge. But the staff n the food were excellent.
The AQUAMARINA VILLA is exactly 45 mins from the Mandva Jetty and not so difficult to find.. With a touch of old portuguese design the bungalow is very nicely decorated.. 2 huge bedrooms on the ground floor, one in the upper floor and 3 shacks which can accommodate 2 people each. There are a lot of areas in the property where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee, your brunches and so on... the premise has a private access to the main beach , so you reach the shore in 2 mins... the Nagaon beach is quiet and clean... a little further down you have a chance to do some water sports too... The pool is nice and decently sized where you can chill in the evening and have sips of your beer.. munch on your high tea snacks etc. The staff is nice and quite courteous but not many options are is available for food items... particularly for vegetarians... local maharashtrian food was good but not worth the money due to limited options.. Saffron stays did not tell us that there was another booking right after us so we had to actually rush out and the last day was a bit of a rush due to that We left the premise at 10 but had out RORO at 1:30... had saffron informed us we would have planned accordingly....So the check out was is such a rush we didn’t get to take our good bye pictures with the staff..
Mandar and team at Aquamarina were discreet, helpful and gracious to be with. Outstanding property
General Manager, CleverTap
A superb property right on the pristine beach with a great house at the center and the added touch of 3 independent luxury cottages.
Hi Shiladitya, Thank you for taking your time to review us. We're glad you loved your stay with us. Please visit us again, cannot wait to host you. ;)
+ Location - fantastic + Accommodative staff (always tried to comply with requests) + The main bungalow, the lawns, coconut grove etc make it a nice looking warm beach house. - The 3 beach outhouses are very small and it is impossible for a family of 3 (2A + 1C)to stay there. This makes the property very expensive, because it is not a 6Bed option at all. This is misleading. - Food options. While the staff is good at making Maharashtrian and Indian food, most guests don't like eating that for 3 meals a day over multiple days. There has to be options like Chinese, Italian, etc. Again, food pricing for the offering is exorbitant. - The housekeeping should be improved.
Lovely stay. Meals were yummy. Staff was superb, great service. The bungalow is really beautiful, clean, well maintained and comfortable. The cottage were very ok and felt a bit overpriced. They can defi use some improvement to make the stay more confidante. Few things missing are a common washroom and washbasin in the main bungalow, also a larger dining table and more chairs for the entire group to be comfortable at meal times
What an excellent property along with warmly staffs!!! Mandar’s help and assistance beyond words along with Geeta, Sailesh, Nitesh are at par with any 5 star facilities!!! Well done Saffron Stays!!! Surely will come back again!! Keep it up!!
Lovely beach front property with a garden. Loved the staffs care and attention. The interiors could have been a little better. Found some dust in the rooms on the floor and on the tables. Need to improve on the hygiene and cleanliness.
A wonderful stay ...the team onsite is excellent, hospitable and warm and really took care of us. Absolutely loved the property, the pool, the seafood and the proximity to the beach. Definitely coming back again â˜ºï¸
We enjoyed the stay the staff was very friendly and helpful and professional. We will come back again soon.
Pros - The location is terrific. It’s an hour drive from mandwa but when you get there it’s surreal. The villa is attached to a beach which makes it purfect. The hall space is small but that’s the beauty because all the space is provided in covered outdoor spaces. Cleanliness is great but don’t expect a shinny location as this is close to a beach and has continuous wind blowing with dust. The caretakers are really great and tend to your every need whatever it may be.. simply outstanding. And for some looking for information on this topi - the bathrooms are sparkling clean. Cons - 1. The location is a bit tricky so please be in touch with the caretaker. 2. The beds are extremely soft and not to our personal liking. We had a tough time getting sleep since we would literally sink inside the bed and was a lot of effort to move around.
This was our first trip with saffron stays and must say you have won our hearts ♥ï¸ look forward to many many more such joyous holidays with family and friends.
This was our first family trip after lockdown and it was totally worth it. The property is at a very good location with walking distance to beach. Rooms were spacious and clean. The caretakers were really warm and took great care of every need of ours. We had a wonderful time.
Beautiful location with equally sweet people taking care of you. Will definately come again in near future.
Upholstery needs change and bathroom showers need replacement
We had an amazing experience at aquamarina. Staff seemed well trained and mannered. Rooms were decent. One suggestion though to have an automatically controlled pressure pump for water.
It’s a beautiful property- a rustic home with an old world charm situated bang on the beach. The house is spacious and clean and has a decent size pool, a lovely green lawn and a small coconut plantation in the back. The cook serves the most amazing homemade preparations & the staff is very helpful.
A very charming place by the beach. Sea food, modaks and gulab jamuns, by maushi is the highlight of the place. Unfortunately, when we had visited the pool was under maintenance. If you are looking for simple laid-back hospitality, this is your place. A post-monsoon refresh is badly needed
I visited Saffronstay Aquamarina over a weekend and had a wonderful stay. I was offered the property as a replacement for a booking that was cancelled. The property is next to the Nagaon beach. The staff at the property are very friendly and helpful. They made sure that we had a comfortable and enjoyable stay. I would specially like to mention Mandar, the main caretaker who took care of all our stay. Also the 'mausi' who cooked wonderful food for us. Overall had a great time thanks to the staff there.
Review for SaffronStays Aquamarina in Alibaug
Review for SaffronStays Aquamarina in Alibaug