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Kerala, India
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186 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This facility is situated very close to the Arpora beach, Rooms here are very spacious and clean, Staffs are courteous and smiling always. All the rooms are equipped with a mini bar and all the most modern amenities, You can really feel the luxury homemade feel here. I like their outdoor pool very much. I recommend this hotel.

Thank kikku2016
Boutiqueresort, Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, your encouragement will help us raise the service bar. More 

Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

A very nice place. I spent four nights here with my girlfriend. Perfect for a romantic time. Relatively easy to get around with taxi. Be aware that it is really away from everything. The people are very nice and motivated. Still, I could not find the "extra mile" in service, promised on the website. Wifi unstable, but your not there... More 

Thank Atli S
Boutiqueresort, Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take your advise very seriously & we shall improve our WIFI to a greater level, however, because of the hilly terrain there are technical issues that we are solving soon, Warm Regards More 

Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I write this review as I overlook what has to be one of the best views in Goa. Nilaya is a great hotel located 10 minutes inland from Anjuna. Perched on top of a hill you are away from the hustle and bustle in what is a beautiful and peaceful hotel. Our room is impressive with a very comfortable bed... More 

Thank Jasonq30
Boutiqueresort, Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, it warms all our hearts. We hope to have you stay with us again Warm Regards More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights and loved it. Great rooms, food and attentive staff. They organised scooters for myself and a friend as we as an overnight stay at Fort Tiracol. As we went off on the Scooters we had the benefit of staying in different rooms and all were quirky but comfortable. Breakfast was al a carte and we usually... More 

Thank Nick C
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Hello Nick, Thanks for the great review, we would love to welcome you back to the resort in the near future. The taxes that you mentioned in the review are taxes that we pay the authorities and is mandatory for us to charge. We really do not have control over these. We certainly hope to make it sweeter for you... More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

There is no denying that this is a beautiful hotel and the staff were helpful and friendly too. We were however disappointed to discover that the restaurant did not offer local Indian food on its set menu and even though they served western food, Christmas dinner was not offered, or even attempted. The internet did not work in the rooms... More 

Thank Rachel B
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your review, this is what gives us the resolve to improve for better. Over a period of 20 years that the Resort has been in existence, we have learnt that 98% of our guests prefer continental food to Indian, more over since we are a resort that believes in sitting one on one with guests... More 

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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We stayed as a family (with a single teenage boy) in the Fire room where an extra bed was provided. The room was enormous and we were very happy with our choice having poked our head into a few of the other rooms when the cleaners were doing their bit. The bed was the widest we ever slept on and... More 

Thank italpphile
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

We thank you for your appreciation and look forward to having you stay with us again, our resolve is to raise the bar higher and higher. Warm Regards More 

Mumbai, India
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This property seems to be an architectural gem in the middle of commercial north Goa....but u still feel your in the woods. Very niche, very quaint ! Mediterranean architecture , mediaval feel. Every room different and big, with a 5 elements theme. We loved it solo much for its very private feel and look. I was awed by the make... More 

5 Thank pdc786wanderlust
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad to know you enjoyed your stay here. We take our customer review very seriously and will look into increasing the number of attendants at night time. Though we are proud to say we have not had a single issue in 20 years! Please do visit us again, Thanks again More 

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270 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

There are several reasons. This is an ideal holiday resort with a dozen or so rooms, each designed on a different eco theme. The rooms are large and comfortable. The balconies are great. The open to the sky shower facilities are lovely. Linda and the staff take good care of you. The swimming pool is large and clean. The hotel... More 

10 Thank Rshukla51
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Dear Mr Shukla, Thank you for yur kind words. We will certainly pay more attention & raise the bar in terms of our service, Please do visit us again, Warm Regards More 

Panjim, India
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Nilaya is a little off the beaen track in Apora but the drive is well worth it. The views from the pool and rooms is fantastic . It's the perfect place to relax and get away from the maddaning crowd. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are spacious and very unusual all of them have special features.... More 

6 Thank chrisholmyard
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Thanks Chris, We would love to have you stay with us once again, Warm Regards More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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139 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I had visited this place on my birthday to celeberate we all frnz dined and had fun wat an excellent property with gud service? The food was tasty go for goan cusine its great its worth visit vil be back soon.

4 Thank Srinivas736
Boutiqueresort, General Manager at Nilaya Hermitage, responded to this review

Dear Srinivas, We are glad you enjoyed our hospitality and look forward to seeing you again, Warm Regards More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nilaya Hermitage is located on the hill tops of Arpora, North Goa with a stunning view of the Arabian Sea and the Arpora Valley. The 33 meter swimming pool rises out like a blue lagoon amongst an award winning Moorish architecture. The Boutique resort naturally blends into the landscaped gardens and the surrounding forest that gives a surreal effect of being away in a different world where quietness is what you breath. The food is predominantly continental and is prepared lovingly by our master chef with more than 15 years of hosting the discerning traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nilaya Hermitage

Address: Arpora Bhati | Near St Josephs English School Arpora, Arpora 403518, India
Region: India > Goa > Arpora
Price Range: ₹ 10,762 - ₹ 36,946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nilaya Hermitage 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Nilaya Hermitage Arpora
Nilaya Hermitage Hotel Arpora
Nilaya Hermitage Goa/Arpora
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Arpora
#3 Spa Hotel in Arpora
#3 Luxury Hotel in Arpora
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Can recommend Fire Room”
 of 5 bubbles italpphile, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose one of the rooms near the pool which are large quiet and beautifully decorated”
 of 5 bubbles Pstanyork, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Every room is different and so beautiful, so it absolutely doesn't matter what you are offered, it's amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterD1662, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“all rooms are nice and with an exceptional view”
 of 5 bubbles Runaway55, 26 May 2014 | Read review
“The Large SOUL Room is wonderful...”
 of 5 bubbles nazilan2014, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
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