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#10 of 68 Specialty lodging in Mandrem
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Villa rivercat is a unique guesthouse situated beside the beautiful long mandrem beach. The rooms are artistically decorated some with private bathrooms on the top floor and first floor and also a few with shared bathroom. There is a terrace overlooking the riverside gardens where there are tables for breakfast and other meals. The house is suitable for families, single travellers, couples of all ages and also for group retreats. Rinoo and Anne-Maria are the managers, your hosts and owners of the house who will be happy to welcome you to this corner of Goa!
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Ehrenfried Frey wrote a review Mar 2020
Krefeld, Germany2 contributions
A friend of us recommended Villa River Cat, so we had high expectations which were not met. It is very close to the beach which was dirty (although there were people that did some kind of "cleaning"). The rooms we have seen are nice, but…
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Date of stay: October 2019
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DFffffff wrote a review Jul 2017
London23 contributions18 helpful votes
A friend and I came to Villa Rivercat on the earnest recommendation of an artist friend. We stayed in the winter of 2011. We were asked to prepay 50% at booking time, by bank transfer. We found Rinoo appearing to build up a spiritual ambiance about the visit by talking and talking a lot, about himself and about India. In time we found he is pointedly focused on getting the money - which quickly becomes exhausting for the visitor. The staff seemed stressed and terrified. After the first night we rearranged our plans to leave early, and decided to slip a staff member an enormous cash tip, away from the house as he toiled in the garden. And, just like in a horror movie, we got caught by Rinoo. It was a very creepy moment. Of course our last minute change in plans became a negotiation. I don't remember what additional money we needed to pay; but we did not enjoy the experience of negotiating with the proprietor. His technique is to first describe the goal as impossible, and then to change positions it seems dozens of times, and then finally to come to an agreement while we were paralyzed with exhaustion. He used this technique not only to negotiate the final payment, but also with the simple matter of providing advice on purchasing train tickets. It was an interesting place; he was a very interesting man; but I would not choose to do business with him again.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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scubii wrote a review Mar 2017
london4 contributions2 helpful votes
villa rivercat is not a hotel it is a home !!! it has a lovely selection of rooms from simple rooms without bathrooms , to lush ones on the top floor with bathrooms and ac. good breakfast and especially good coffee ! rinoo the owner is charming and knows goa like the back of his hand . he took me on a secret day out to a magical place in maharaschtra but iam not allowed to say where ...we had the best chillie pakoras by the roadside. i have been coming here for 18 years and mandrem village got a lot busier. but the rivercat is still a calm haven. check out the back garden first thing in the morning and have your coffee by the river. the house is the perfect place to relax there are good yoga facilities very close by, and in the garden is andre a russian masseur and therapist who has the best energy and has helped me feel whole again. don't just sleep at the villa, make sure you go and use the many hammocks and chairs to read , or just to unwind. go to maps market but avoid the main day on friday , amazing spices , teas etc. look slowly and you find many portugese influenced delicacies. lots of good food around. the house is cool, and very clean ! my home from home
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: top floor very romantic
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Benthe P wrote a review Feb 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark7 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved to stay there. The children(7 and 9 years) enjoyed all the swings, Cats and dogs. Close to the beach, Beautiful rooms, Clean and big, and full of nice antiques. A very good atmosphere. Free drinking water and nice breakfast. It is not a cheap place, but it is worth the money if you stay there for a couple of days.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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julia p wrote a review Mar 2016
Cork, County Cork, Ireland11 contributions2 helpful votes
Just stayed over Easter at Rivercat for 5 nights and it was a haven after staying in hot beach huts. Immediately when we walked in we loved the eclectic mix of art and sculptures, the cool music playing and the effusive and welcoming nature of out host Reeno. The beautiful gardens overlook the river with relaxing chairs and hammocks to chill in or there are numerous terraces to read a book and just 2 mins walk from the beach. His staff are wonderful too and very accomodating.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Rivercat
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Rivercat?
Nearby attractions include Mandrem Beach (0.3 km) and Chintamani Alchemistry (0.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Villa Rivercat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Rivercat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chique Shanti, Cafe Nu, and Cafe Junas 9.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Rivercat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Terekhol (6.7 km).