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The Secret Garden Goa

Estrelas e Sinos, Saligao, Bardez 403511 India
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#1 of 33 Speciality lodging in Saligao
The Secret Garden Goa is a lovingly run heritage homestay. Set in the heart of Saligao, this is the perfect location to be 'away from it all' and yet have Goa's famed beaches, restaurants and culture just a short ride away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Casino and Gambling
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Raghav Gupta wrote a review Jul 2021
Jaipur, India1 contribution
I was in Goa for two weeks and the biggest regret of the trip was that I did not stay here for the entire trip. The stay at The Secret Garden was one of a kind. The amount of attention to detail that has been given to make your stay as pleasant as possible is just incomparable. We had a lovely time, enjoying the beautiful Malabar Room and the company of our lovely hosts Helene and Derrick. Thank you for the hearty breakfast, jazzy music, peaceful vibes, artsy decor, windsurfing lessons and all the fun conversations. Hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from TheSecretGarden Goa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Hello there! Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind words, it really was great having you stay! Sooooo, happy that you loved the windsurfing - Derrick is one of the only RYA trained coaches in the country, so if you are going to learn, you may as well learn from the best! Very fortunate that you liked our taste in music too! They were the perfect background to our lovely conversations... hope to welcome you back very soon to TSGG. Be well, Helene and Team TSGG
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Devanshi Verma wrote a review Mar 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The secret garden is a hidden retreat, tastefully curated by Helene. From cute wind-chimes at the doors, antique furniture, colourful garden decor, a well-lit pool to an AMAZING BREAKFAST that she cooks for her guests, using the vegetables and fruits that she grew herself in her garden!!! You’d see a ‘chikoo’ tree right by the pool side, and all the other vegetables growing around. The place is luxurious and yet authentic, in contrast with the nature around it. It can inspire anyone to create, learn and just to live fully in the moment, for a while! They try to provide their guests with utmost convenience, from booking a scooter for their stay to arranging a pick-up and drop, from the airport. And the best part is, you won’t even realise when the house- keeping will just quickly fix your room, while you’ll be having your breakfast or taking a dip in the pool. As soon as you come back to your room, you’ll see your bed, all made, water bottle refilled with cold water, cleaned bathroom and used towels replaced with the fresh ones. Our stay lasted for 3 days and honestly, the beautiful memories from this place have hijacked everything else that we did in Goa.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from TheSecretGarden Goa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Gosh, your lovely feedback brought tears to my eyes! So thoughtful of you to take time out and write about your time with us. There is an enormous amount of effort that goes into each guests stay, but we try not to make that too apparent - it is really important to us that our visitors have the best experience in Goa, and take away memories to cherish. Looks like we did that with you guys, seems that you not only noticed all the details but you really appreciated all that we do. On behalf of Team TSGG THANK YOU!! Hope to welcome you back again soon, be well. Team TSGG
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Lindsey D wrote a review Mar 2021
Hertford Heath, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Just returned from the most amazing stay at The Secret Garden Saligao. What a totally fabulous time we had! The accommodation and gardens are exquisite and the hosts delightful. If you are looking for a beautiful retreat in glorious surroundings, this is the place for you. Cannot rate highly enough - its a total must if you are in Southern Goa xx
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from TheSecretGarden Goa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Such a pleasure having you stay, thank you so much for choosing us and for your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit with much anticipation. Warmly Team TSGG.
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Vaibhav5689 wrote a review Mar 2021
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A very well hidden secret indeed! It is a really memorable stay in Goa - one that you won't forget! This place is more of a homestay than a BnB or hotel - loved the hospitality. The host is more than willing to help with your queries - they even arranged a Vespa on very short notice. Btw if windsurfing is your thing then you can get in touch with Derrick, who is a national champion and has been involved with water sports for decades. And yes, whatever you do don't miss the breakfast, it is a treat!! Would surely love to visit again:)
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from TheSecretGarden Goa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 19 Mar 2021
Thank you Vaibhav for your incredibly kind words - a short but memorable stay! So happy that you got to go windsurfing with D and enjoyed your breakfast! Looking forward to your return visit - a longer stay we hope!
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Mike C wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I stayed at the secret garden for 4 nights of a 3-week trip in India, and would have loved to stay for longer! The home itself is a beautiful and spacious heritage house, and Derrick and the staff were extremely friendly and hospitable and spared no effort to help us feel right at home. There are some great spots to eat a short walk away, and of course the amazing breakfast was something we looked forward to each morning. Thanks again for the wonderful time, and looking forward to our next visit! - M&R.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely review! So glad that you enjoyed your time with us - we love what we do at TSGG and it is always so wonderful to have new guests from new places! Great that you enjoyed our breakfast... still the most important meal of the day for us! Looking forward to welcoming you both back through our gates in the future. Stay safe and well! Thanks again, warm regards, Helene and team TSGG
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US$101 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezSaligao
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Secret Garden Goa
Which popular attractions are close to The Secret Garden Goa?
Nearby attractions include Shamrock Jewellers (3.2 km), GM Jewellers (3.3 km), and Royal Jewellers (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Secret Garden Goa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Secret Garden Goa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Secret Garden Goa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Secret Garden Goa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Secret Garden Goa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kava, Spice Goa, and Copperleaf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Secret Garden Goa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Secret Garden Goa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Secret Garden Goa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Secret Garden Goa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Secret Garden Goa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reis Magos Fort (7.7 km), Mahalaxmi Temple (7.2 km), and Fort Aguada (6.1 km).
Is The Secret Garden Goa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.