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#23 of 148 hotels in Candolim
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Built in the style of a Portuguese village, Aldeia Santa Rita provides a delightful escape with its multi-hued, well-manicured appeal. A swimming pool with sun loungers, spacious rooms, each with a private balcony, and a multi-cuisine restaurant (Cravo do India) make Aldeia an irresistible choice for the discerning tourist. The hotel also has a rustic ayurvedic massage and treatment centre.
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karinanjim wrote a review Mar 2022
Hartlepool, United Kingdom119 contributions110 helpful votes
Pool yellow/green slimy ! Dispite pool man trying to keep it nice !! Indians jumping around and in the pool fully clothed screeching and yelling.. coming from beach and straight into the pool the manager allows this
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KARL M wrote a review Jan 2022
Bengaluru, India65 contributions84 helpful votes
We took a two-week work + vacay staycation in Goa during the last two weeks of December. We stayed the first week in South Goa near the Palolem beach and then for the next week we moved to Candolim, North Goa at Aldeia Santa Rita right next to King's villa on the Aguada-Siolim road with a short walk to the beach. This resort had several Portuguese styled colourful Villas, broken out into multiple rooms in each villa across 2 floors. The reception area was right at the end of the hotel, so we had to walk dragging our luggage but were able to check-in smoothly as we had just arrived around 2pm which was their check-in time. They mentioned that the room was still not ready and asked us to wait but within 15 minutes we were escorted to our room. We had booked the basic Standard Room which was obviously not pool facing and was right near the restaurant which saved us a walk for breakfast each day. The room was decent in size with a just about comfortable bed, AC, refrigerator that was not initially working (but we got it replaced immediately) and a small kitchen area. There was a small sitting area just outside the room. The bathroom was decent with basic toiletries that were regularly replaced during daily house-keeping. The Wi-Fi was decent but there was no power backup, however, there were hardly any power cuts and hence we were never inconvenienced during our week-long stay. Breakfast was included in our package and it was a basic spread but nice and delicious with enough to eat. We could just walk across to the beach located behind the reception area or laze in the pool. The rooms, bathrooms, furniture were slightly outdated but seemed painted recently. House-keeping was done daily but we had to leave the key at the reception while going out, then only they would clean the room. We were able to arrange a bike from the nearby area which was full of shops and restaurants. Check-out process was quick and we had already arranged a cab with the bike guy a day prior and then were on our way back to the airport. Overall, the stay was decent and we enjoyed our time here, absolutely worth it even in the December peak season compared to some of the other high end hotels that we have stayed at in the past visits to Goa. Thank you Aldeia Santa Rita for the nice experience! We would definitely recommend to stay here!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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harshul_v wrote a review Oct 2021
Noida, India60 contributions19 helpful votes
Advantage of this property: - Sinquerim Beach is easily accessible, it's just behind the property (around 500 meters) - Lower aguada fort is at walkable distance (around 1KM) - Aguaga fort is nearby (around 4-5 kM) - there is a ferry point on the way to Aguada fort, they charge 300 per person and the ride is worth it - bike/car rental is just outside the property - Breakfast buffet was good - Resort restaurant food is in general good - restaurants serving pure-veg/Punjabi/continental cuisine are nearby (within 500m) - market/ATM is withing 1KM range I traveled with family and a young kid, we enjoyed a lot in the pool, it was clean. At Sinquerim beach there are no changing rooms nearby (like Baga beach), but since this property is only at walkable distance, you can always enjoy in sea can come back to your room to change. The only problem we faced was room cleaning, our room was not cleaned for 1 whole day, otherwise, the stay was peaceful and pleasant.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Nikhil B wrote a review Apr 2021
Pune, India13 contributions9 helpful votes
Pathetic stay. The first room's ac was not working. It took me 4 hrs to convince them that I have travelled all night and I need a replacement as I am not able to sleep. The replacement room was equally pathetic. The room stinked due to foul smell in the washroom. The washrooms had leakeages in taps in all 3 rooms. Room cleaning was not done everyday. When asked, they said leave ur keys at the reception and only then we will clean the room. They would not do it in our presence. I left my room keys one day as I got tired and when I came back at night, there was no one at the reception and the key was just kept at the desk indicating do not disturb our sleep. Anyone could have accessed the room as I was out for 8hrs and I had valuables in there. Pathetic stay.. pathetic experience.. it was like staying in a SBI owned hotel where staff is busy in their own world. The pool water was green and high in chlorine. They had only 1 person for room cleaning and he would be busy all day. Worst part is if you book through makemytrip or other hotel booking sites, they give you rooms in the J block which are the smallest and the worst. The bathroom door also would not latch. Every time you close the bathroom door some paint or plaster would fall of from the adjacent wall. The only reason I booked this hotel was due to the area. I wish I had chosen Marquis or Santana beach resort. This is like a normal mtdc resort which u find across Maharashtra and not what you expect in Goa. Also it was so bad.. i didnt even feel like clicking pics
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Poulomi wrote a review Mar 2021
Thane District, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
Its a very lush green and peaceful property and looks very colourful from outside as well as inside. -Peaceful and greenery all around - Rooms are spacious with gallery - Very clean and hygenic - Prompt help service - Breakfast is also good - Cleanliness and hygiene is well maintained in the cafeteria while serving food - You can reach the beach from the resort itself within 5 min walk. No need to go out would recommend all and would love to visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Spacious Rooms , Good for family, friends ...Nearby beach .....
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Sophie wrote a review Mar 2021
Ahmedabad, India182 contributions31 helpful votes
The hotel is situated right on the main road so very easy to locate in Candolim.. Its a very lush green and peaceful property and looks very colourful from outside. However, it is very old property which is well maintained from outside but not from inside. The furniture and bathroom fittings are worn out. Pros - Peaceful and greenery all around - Rooms are spacious with gallery - Very clean and hygenic - Prompt help service - Breakfast just normal. Simple Indian cuisine like idli, pauha,upma, bread pakoda etc. - Although we had problem with the tap water not coming, it was repaired and rest was very pleasant. - Cleanliness and hygiene is well maintained in the cafeteria while serving food - You can reach the beach from the resort itself within 5 min walk. No need to go out. Cons - The bathroom is very narrow and small. We stayed in a Standard room. For a well- built person, the hands would touch the walls when having bath. Secondly, it is so small that all the water comes to the basin area. - The toilet was leaking and water was continuously flowing on the floor. First there was no water then there was some problem with the tap so we could only use one side of the tap. - The taps need to be changed as they are very old and leaking. - They have solar heater, hence it takes 10-15 mins. to get hot water. Like geyser, you don't get really hot water but considering the climate of Goa, its okay. - Only soap, tissue and shampoo provided for toiletries.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Aniruddha Srivastava wrote a review Feb 2021
Bengaluru, India63 contributions28 helpful votes
Located adjacent to Taj Holiday Village, this resort is really good for those who wants little bit of party vibe of Baga and secluded beaches of South Goa. Duplex blocks painted in vibrant colors of Portuguese style villas. Pros: Spacious rooms with private balcony, good service, high standard of cleanliness, nice breakfast buffet, parking space and pool. Above all private beach entry although coming back in dark should be avoided on this path as passage is very isolated. Cons: No mini bar other than coffee and tea, charging points, less number of TV channels, bit outdated cupboards and no place for hanging clothes in bathroom. Resort is walking distance from Sinquerim Fort beach. 5 kms each from Baga Beach, Aguada Fort and Reis Magos Fort.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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RicardoBlue11 wrote a review Apr 2020
Leicester13 contributions67 helpful votes
Sorry for the late review. We were due to stay at the Sea Shell Resort and Villas (Nov/Dec) until Thomas Cook collapsed. We were then in 2 minds as to cancel our holiday plans to Goa and maybe grab something else a little closer to home which I'm pleased to say we never. Although Goa isn't everyones cup of tea, it certainly is ours. From the north to the south you'll usually find a warm welcome, exceptional food, sandy beaches and of course very very reasonbly priced drinks! So if you do get the chance to go then please do take the opportunity. The Santa Rita is in a great position being 5 minuites walk to the beach and shacks and just far enough from the hustle and bustle section of Candolim Road. The hotel itself as mentioned by others has a colonial portugese feel to it with which is lovely. The food they serve (I swear) is more often than not better than what you will eat in the local restaurants and over the years we have eaten in many of the restaurants that Candolim has to offer. The pool is of a reasonable size so if not wanting to go to the beach on any particular day had enough sunbeds for everyone. That said, we usually hit the beach and chilled out at Ryans Shack which is arguably the best shack on the beach and one we have used for a number of years now (great food, good toiletes, brilliant staff) try it! The Villas themselves: Hmmm, here's the rub. You need to get one of the superior villas that is situated on the tree lined walkway. The villas that are probably included in your Thomson package will be the standard ones and in truth are not very good or very well positioned. We were originally given one of these and on first sight I decided there was no way in which I was staying in it for 2 weeks. I made my feelings felt to the lovely Lorna on reception and by morning both ourselves and the couple we were travelling with were moved foc to superior villas. These villas are much larger, have nicer bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge area with flat screen tv, along with pretty comfortable beds. The standard rooms (and they are basically just a room) are the polar opposite to the superiors and in my opinion not acceptable for Thomson customers and especially if paying full price. The staff work tirelessly and are a real tribute to the hotel. They provide a tremendous customer service and should be congratulated upon it. I'd usually praise certain individuals but feel that would be unfair as they were all truly and refreshingly fabulous! I celebrated my birthday there and was given flowers and a birthday cake which was a nice touch. I was also surrounded by all the waiters, chefs and management team at dinner who sang happy birthday to me. which was a bit unexpected but very much appreciated. So there it is.. Great resort, good location, wonderful food, lovely staff. Just go! Tips: 1. Don't take a standard room. Either upgrade at the point of purchase or contact the hotel directly and inquire about an upgrade. Although we got our upgrade foc. there may be a £10.00 premium per night per villa. 2. Don't buy any trips off the Thompson rep as they're ridiculously overpriced. You can get exactly the same trips from Johns Trips on Candolim road for a 3rd of the cost. I actually laughed in the face of our rep at the prices he tried to charge us for a trip to the waterfalls. 3. Don't go to the waterfalls \(lol) as it's a long ride, it's jam packed when you get there, it's quite dangerous underfoot and if you've seen a waterfall before then you've seen one. It's no Niagara falls! Hope this helps
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Date of stay: December 2019
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mrspenton wrote a review Mar 2020
North Shields, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Just done 2 weeks , all the staff fantastic , even though we were half way through our houlday when india locked down ,we still had a really nice time , rooms basic , food fantastic , bar staff really good although had to ask for small measures lol , iv travelled a lot and the staff at this hotel were the best iv come across world wide , management have a really good team and should be proud
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GeoT wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
My partner and I have just arrived back from the Santa Rita and to say we are missing it, is an understatement! We flew over for two weeks to join family and friends who were spending the month there. From the minute we arrived we knew it was the correct decision to stay at this hotel. The staff are quite simply incredible, nothing is a problem and they will do anything to make your stay special. Our room was basic yet spotlessly clean. We had a superior room with bedroom, lounge and private balcony, it was cleaned daily and was just perfect for our stay in India. Now if like me the food is a big thing for you, you will not be let down, everything from the buffet evenings to the a la carte nights was delicious. Do try the butter chicken, its the bees knees.!!! Entertainment is varied, however I did do a couple of impromptu DJ nights which seemed to have went down a storm. 5 min walk from beach, pool area spotless and plenty of beds and chairs to soak up the delightful Indian sun. We will be back and look forward to seeing everyone again. You arrive a stranger but without sounding cheesy, you really do leave as a friend! Lots of love, George & Ryan xx
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aldeia Santa Rita
Which popular attractions are close to Aldeia Santa Rita?
Nearby attractions include Hollywood Fashion Goa High Quality bespoke Tailoring (0.5 km), Sinquerim Beach (0.4 km), and Lala Arts (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aldeia Santa Rita?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Aldeia Santa Rita?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aldeia Santa Rita?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aldeia Santa Rita?
Conveniently located restaurants include Viva Lounge & Bar, Banyan Tree, and Himalaya Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aldeia Santa Rita?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Aldeia Santa Rita have airport transportation?
Yes, Aldeia Santa Rita offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aldeia Santa Rita?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aldeia Santa Rita?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Aldeia Santa Rita?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (7.1 km), Fort Aguada (1.2 km), and Mahalaxmi Temple (5.9 km).