On the back of the release of ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, the UK press has taken an interest in the continuing story of Casa Susegad!
In fact the wonderful Caroline Hewitt, who stayed at the Casa a couple of years back, was kind enough to write her own review as well:
“As one of the Producers of THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL I can say that from my experience of Casa Susegad, you are where ‘Sonny’ would have like to have been – a goal which he gets nearer to achieving in the sequel which had a Royal Premiere in London a couple of weeks ago!
Having visited Goa regularly over the last 15 years or so, it’s clear that the tourist population is very much weighted towards the over 60’s, many now staying from October through to April adapting to the local culture with great ease and much pleasure.
Casa Susegad offers the perfect balance of location – inland in a village but only 20 minutes to the beach; comfort – those beautiful rooms, pool and grounds, attentive staff; community – shared dinner in the evening with others staying with you. And all the peace and privacy you could ask for. Sheltered accommodation indeed – but a very stylish and glamorous version.”
It all started with the online version of the Daily Mail writing a piece comparing the travails of restoring and running Casa Susegad with those at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: What it’s REALLY like opening your own Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
It attracted a lot of positive comments online and a lot of interest from potential guests.
And then, on Easter Sunday 2015, it hit the print media…
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