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Outdoor pool
21-inch LED TV with premium TV channels
Full-sized fridge, coffee/tea maker

Guest reviews

5.0/5 Exceptional
5 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationSernabatim Beach10 min walk
Popular LocationMaria Hall12 min walk
Popular LocationBenaulim Beach18 min walk
AirportGoa (GOI-Dabolim)48 min drive

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  • Premier Apartment, 1 Double Bed, Smoking, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Budget room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Apartment

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


Located in Benaulim, Elegant Shades is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Colva Beach and Benaulim Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fatorda Stadium or Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Visit our Benaulim travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sernabatim Beach - 10 min walk
  • Maria Hall - 12 min walk
  • Benaulim Beach - 18 min walk
  • Our Lady of Merces Church - 8 min drive
  • Vaddi Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Madgaon Junction Station - 7 min drive
  • Goa (GOI-Dabolim) - 48 min drive

About this property

Elegant Shades

3-star guesthouse near Colva Beach
An outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace and laundry facilities are available at this guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a library and express check-in are on-site. All 8 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include full-sized fridge/freezers and coffee makers. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, furnished balconies or patios and LED TVs.
Elegant Shades offers 8 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM: INR 260 for adults and INR 260 for children
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 21-inch LED TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for INR 1000 per day.

Property payment types

MastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: INR 260 for adults and INR 260 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: INR 1500 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: INR 1000 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Elegant Shades House Benaulim
Elegant Shades House
Elegant Shades Benaulim
Elegant Shades

Frequently asked questions

Does Elegant Shades have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this guest house?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this guest house?
Check-in begins at 11:00 AM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is this guest house located?
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Sernabatim Beach and Colva Beach. Benaulim Beach is 1 mi (1.5 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Elegant Shades

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Tranquil haven

Marina and Khaji were the most warm and welcoming hosts I have ever experienced. And the rooms and gardens are beautiful.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful Elegant Shades

We stayed here for two weeks in November and had a wonderful time. The apartments are spacious and air conditioned, though not really equipped for self catering beyond the basics but I don't know why you would want to self cater. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available, prepared by Marina and her husband, who were always very helpful, arranging taxis and touk-touks for us on request. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is fine for cooling off. The location is perfect - relatively peaceful, less than 10 minutes to the beach, and slightly less to the village, where there are plenty of eating places, shops and money change. We would happily return to Elegant Shades.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Peace and sunshine.

I was here for a week and found it totally relaxing. The setting is wonderful and the service excellent. They had a reasonable food menu and food was delivered to the rooms which was nice. Breakfast was really nice and sitting in the gardens made it even more enjoyable. Staff were great, friendly and welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Beach is a 20 minute walk but Tuk Tuks are available locally and fun to ride. This is not an action place but somewhere to unwind. They also arranged for a taxi to the airport. I just had one tiny gripe and that was on my first night they provided me with a tiny jug of milk and when I got my final bill for the food (not breakfast that was included) there was a small charge for it.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relax, Enjoy & Feel comfortable

A place where you can enjoy,relax & feel very comfortable as you are in home.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Une résidence exceptionnelle de quelques chambres ayant un souci de la qualité de l’ameublement, du jardin , de la piscine et un petit-déjeuner remarquable.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018