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Rauto Vaddo, Nagoa - Arpora, Bardez 403518 India
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#81 of 383 B&Bs / Inns in Bardez
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Joie de Vivre is situated in a scenic & sleepy village in North Goa, India. It is approximately 5 kms to both the market town of Mapusa & to the nearby beach belt of Candolim-Calangute-Baga. Nestled in the idyllic village of Nagoa - Arpora, this boutique resort allows you to indulge in the quiet luxury of Goa’s yesteryear. Nagoa gives you an insight into the lives of the Goan people. The rustic setting and the tranquil environs teeming with the sights, sounds and sensations of the countryside, and evoking the pastoral charm of a fast disappearing era. While allowing for that recluse from city living, hot spots like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Mapusa and Panjim are all easily accessible from Nagoa.
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Self-serve laundry
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Sunil P wrote a review Dec 2022
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Nice, beautiful & very well-maintained resort. The staff is helpful, and service is good. Location is Near to famous beaches. Rooms, pool, balcony and kitchen are found as expected. you can hire Car Bikes at your own level, or the hotel staff also arrange them for you.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Hitesh Jain wrote a review Oct 2022
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Life threatning experience… We were 3 couples with kids stayed with serene escape luxury villas ilyan at la orilla. Villa was very beautiful and neat. But before going there beware of own lives. Neighbour property local people throw stones at night towards villa and dont allow you to move out and come in to villa after sunset, which sounds terrible at place like goa. Kids were damm scared as stones dropped just feet away from there head. And above that the managment is pathetic they said us that these local people we cant do anything. Also the house keeping (manik) gave us our lives worst holiday experience ever. We spent around 80k for 3nights and they blamed us for missing towels. They dont have proper inventory management and staff is extremly rude specially rakesh. They did not refund the security deposit which they took. They are cheat and unethical. My review is 100% genuine. Before going there beware, no matter how beautiful is villa. You will end up highly disappointed. More over when we took matter to top management (anjali bora) then we found the root cause, it was clear they dont refund deposit and charge you for thigs which you should not bear. They ask there lower staff to misplace inventory and hence we loose our deposit.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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ShaistaYusuf wrote a review Feb 2021
Mumbai, India18 contributions8 helpful votes
It is a very pretty place it looks like a story book has opened, but the staff was very unfriendly, no wifi, the pool was said to be open til 7pm but at 4pm he came and put a full tray of cholrine in the pool and said pool could not be used til 9am. Then when kids wanted to go in the pool at 10am he is telling that the chlorine has not dissolved so cant use the pool, we said have we come to just sit you said we could use the pool from 9am, so he said its on your own risk to put kids in the chlorine water. So stupid. Dirty utensils, no housekeeping. There nice things also the location is inside so there was a sugar cane cart that would come around 12pm so that was fun and then in at 3pm ice cream cart would come by so kids enjoyed the ice cream while in the pool. We enjoyed. But lots of negative points were there. They need to straighten there staff and get wifi for sure, and they should provide house keeping we are telling that we would pay extra also for help in the kitchen washing n all they said no we dont have house keeping or anyone to help for washing utensils.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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SudarshanKS wrote a review Feb 2019
Bengaluru, India114 contributions83 helpful votes
Joie de Vivre Goa is a boutique resort, close to the Baga beach. We were a group of 28 friends who had stayed at this place February 2-4, 2019 for a get together. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the Dabolim airport. Rooms are v well furnished and maintained. Toilets are very well equipped. Food was quite homely and good. Breakfast had limited options, but tasty and sufficient. Ambience is very good. Very close to the Baga beach - about 4-5 KMs. A few points to improve: a. morning tea is served only by 845-900 am. Nearest tea stall is a KM away and Goa shops open late. They can keep a kettle or tea maker in each room. b. Fan regulators not working in some rooms properly. Wifi works only in dining area.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Ashana M wrote a review Apr 2018
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I along with my friends visited Goa in March 2018 and stayed at Joie de Vivre Goa for 3 nights and 4 days. It is an amazing place to stay when you have a larger group with you say about 10 to 12 of you. The service is really good and the staff is well knowledged and they know their work. They helped us get rented cars and bikes at a reasonable rate and made our stay in Goa memorable.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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reena wrote a review Mar 2017
New Delhi, India118 contributions39 helpful votes
Joie De Vivre, nestled in the idyllic village of Nago, Goa is a boutique villa resort which exudes warmth and charm the moment you step in. The extra touch of hospitality that seem missing in any luxury five star properties can be witnessed here. Added features also include special attention.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Room Tip: As the name suggests, Joie De Vivre means cheerfulness. You can experience simple happiness in...
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helenbucket wrote a review Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I had a splendid time with my darling husband on our first trip to India and joie de vivre made us feel right at home with their marvellous service and great food. However, we were inconvenienced by frequent power outages, resulting in our spending most of our time in the dark. Maybe it was my imagination, but we certainly did hear some bizarre screeching sounds throughout our stay, which made it incredibly difficult to sleep. Overall we had a great experience.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Come with torches and don't stay alone.
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chelstond wrote a review Nov 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions1 helpful vote
A well thought off and executed establishment. The villas are unique and appropriately furnished. The staff are courteous and the service is great. The swimming pool could be a little bigger though. On the whole a nice to spend you holiday as it's well distanced from the madness of Baga.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Enahs1989 wrote a review Oct 2016
Pune, India100 contributions43 helpful votes
Villas are a bit tacky and dirty. the sheets are not super clean and the beds are musty. The blankets are not washed regularly and were smelly and musty. The entire vill was not exactly so clean. The room i was staying in was missing a fan regulator so either the fan was on and on full speed or off no in between.... so we were forced to use the ac despite not really needing it. The room was missing lights and despite having so many points and lights the lights were either broken or not working so only 1 light was working in the whole room and the same in the bathroom. the Geyser switch was inconspicuous and you never knew which one was the geyser and it was a hit and miss getting water. the other room had a linked geyser so you had to put the geyser on in another room to get hot water in yours. There was no wifi in the villa nor was there any mobile coverage. so when your at the resort you are completely cut off. The food was okay and quite expensive. The service was quite terrible because there was no senior management and the whole place was run by a bunch of boys who doubled up as waiters house keeping and managers..... very poor service. Overall the stay was not bad but for the money you are paying you can get far better. don't expect to get what you see in the pictures.
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Date of stay: October 2016
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TingoBingoBango wrote a review Feb 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom32 contributions52 helpful votes
First I'd like to say that all the people involved in this resort, from the owners, the booking admin and all the staff that run the villas day-to-day are fantastic and take excellent care of their guests. The villa we stayed in was lovely and a true home away from home, only better in many ways! The villas are of a very decent standard and are furnished with lovely antique furniture. Not everything was perfect by any means, and I will come to a few points on that shortly, but overall we had a lovely stay over Christmas. The site is located in a very quiet part of Goa but still very accessible to any of the places you would want to visit around mid and Northern Goa. The South is quite a distance away but I guess you choose your location accordingly to what you want and what suits you. If you want to be near but not in the capital of Panjim or Mapusa then this is the perfect compromise. The villas are in their own walled and gated premises, which are more than pleasant and there is an adequate shared pool right in the middle of the 'U' shaped arrangement. There isn't much of a buffer between the premises and surrounding buildings and some apartments overlook the villas, so it is not as private as the large hotels tend to be. Not that there is anything wrong with being close to the locals, they are lovely people, but the villas would be better if they were not so close to rural living areas. One of the negatives I found was that, as in most rural parts of India, the locals dispose of their rubbish by burning it, not a very environmentally friendly practice and certainly not pleasant when you feel like you are being fumigated out of your luxury villa. Particularly nasty is the toxic smoke from the burning plastic bottles, which filled the upstairs rooms of the villa we were staying in - not really something you want when your 4 year old is trying to sleep at night, when many of the fires are lit. However, these fires were also lit during the day, when we were out trying to enjoy the pool area and I have to say that this was a big negative for me. However, I guess we have to appreciate that India is a developing country and still maintains many environmentally polluting practices that we have mostly eradicated from our way of life. Goa has generally become more busy and dirty over time anyway and as a consequence of its commercial success as a holiday destination and this is evident throughout. The WiFi access was only available around the pool area and was of such poor connectivity that it proved to be more of a frustration than a benefit, sometimes disappearing for entire days at a time but when it was available it proved to be so slow that it just drove me mad anyway. I found the beds quite uncomfortable as the mattresses are not very supportive at all but they are probably more than adequate for local tourists. Also the pillows were another bone of contention for me. Although the villas were cleaned and the bedding changed daily, including the pillow cases, the pillows themselves were yellow and stank - even with fresh pillow cases on they were not pleasant to use and they should be changed immediately. One nice touch in the villas was that all the basins in the bathrooms were served with filtered water, so that brushing teeth with the tap water was safe. However, the tap going into the kitchen used led piping, which added a sickening taste to the water if you used it to brew the kettle or for cooking purposes. This is another toxic health hazard that really concerned me and one that could be avoided simply by swapping out the led pipe for more modern plastic alternatives. As the villas were only built 9 years ago I don't understand why they were constructed using such toxic materials in the first place when we have known for decades that led piping is not something that should be used in any part of water distribution! There is an onsite cafe' that does breakfast and good snack food but for a more substantial meal you would either have to cook for yourself or go out to one of the many restaurants. This never proved to be an issue as we enjoyed the cafe' food as well as cooking for ourselves and enjoying some of he many great eateries in and around Arpora, as well as the beach shacks. As we were a large family we made the most our time at the villa but smaller parties tended to just use it as a base and go out to different parts of Goa every day, only coming back in the evenings. We had the run of the property for most of our stay and were the only guests around when we first arrived, which made it so peaceful and even more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been. The site is not huge and it crams a lot into a relatively compact space, and as previously mentioned it is not isolated from the local inhabitants. All in all a good place to stay and I would happily visit again but hope the owners can improve upon the underlying quality that is already there. I have only scored it three because of the issues mentioned but if those things can be improved upon then this would be a 4 star rating all day long.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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$76 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joie de Vivre Goa
Which popular attractions are close to Joie de Vivre Goa?
Nearby attractions include Mae De Deus Church (1.0 km), Fort Aguada Beach (1.2 km), and Saudades (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Joie de Vivre Goa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Foxes Fiesta, Florentine Bar & Restaurant, and Cafe de Goa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Joie de Vivre Goa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Joie de Vivre Goa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Joie de Vivre Goa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Aguada (7.0 km).