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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
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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indulekhaaravind wrote a review Jul 2019
Bengaluru, India31 contributions5 helpful votes
Once in a while, you end up staying in a place so sublime that it not just lives up, but exceeds the high expectations set by various pictures and rave reviews -- that was Secret Garden. Derrick and Helene’s home has been one of the loveliest places I’ve stayed in. The 19th century property has been restored carefully and lovingly -- every single item you see there looks as if it had been chosen with care. Our blue Lennox room had so much character and charm -- from the four-poster bed to the quaint old lamp and the little knick knacks arranged artistically. The garden seemed to be a magical place, with its luxuriant, tropical trees and plants, and little touches of whimsy everywhere. I enjoyed my swim in the pool, looking at the trees swaying in the monsoon breeze (while
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely review! Really very kind of you. I am glad that you found everything in order (D is obviously well trained!!!) I am really sorry I was away - it is odd operating remotely but the team by now knows how I like things done as TSGG is indeed a labour of love - in fact it is not a labour it is a joy - I love and care about my home and I am so happy that it reflects this joy and you guys appreciated it. THANK YOU. Looking forward to meeting you on your next visit, until then... warmest wishes, Helene & Team TSGG
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Vibha wrote a review May 2019
Hyderabad District, India39 contributions
Have reviewed before. Second visit this time with husband and two teen boys. Monopoly, the pool and the three dogs did it for them. Its an old house n it being just premonsoon there were a few bug problems. The a. In one room wasn’t cooling and Derrick gave us use of the other free. Very helpful n inclusive home, with jane taking care in Helene’s absence (she was visiting the UK). Enough board games, books, snacks to spend yr time.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 25 May 2019
Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to review us again! Glad that you all had a lovely vacay in spite of the issues - good that Derrick and team were able to solve them quickly for you, the change of season can be tricky and this year has been extreme in temperature. Thanks for your understanding. Take care, Helene
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jellybean75 wrote a review Mar 2019
Toronto8 contributions7 helpful votes
We had an incredible stay at The Secret Garden. Our room was just beautiful with AC, rain shower and extra comfy bed. The setting is truly an oasis with lush gardens, gorgeous pool and quiet surroundings. The food was amazing!! H makes the best breakfasts every morning with freshly baked bread, homemade jams and unbelievable omelets plus the best potatoes you will ever have! You will love your stay here. Close to the beach, restaurants and shops. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 26 Mar 2019
Awh, thank you for such a lovely description of your stay at TSGG!. Sooooo happy you enjoyed your breakie - most important meal of the day and all that!! Glad that you found everything to your liking, especially the comfy bed!! After all - B&Bs should have comfy beds and great breakfasts! Looking forward to your return visit - more than welcome, anytime! Love always, H and Team TSGG x
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Keith D wrote a review Mar 2019
2 contributions
Great place. Quite, lush green and beautiful. Great hosts and a very very clean place. Very safe for a family too. Highly recommend for a relaxing vacation. nice village surroundings. I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time out to write a review for us, we really appreciate it. So happy that you and your family enjoyed the time spent here - it was an absolute pleasure to host you. Glad you are already planning your return visit - we look forward to it. Take care and best regards to the family - especially the little princesses! Thanks again, warmest regards, Team TSGG
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saransh kataria wrote a review Mar 2019
1 contribution
“It's a very beautiful home, very comfortable to stay, if you want to wind down, chill , relax... This is the place. Serenity all around. The host, Helene is very cool, helping & is kind enough to accommodate early check in and late check out requests :) . It is truly an amazing experience. Last but not the least, breakfast here is delicious. ”
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 17 Mar 2019
Dearest S&A Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our home and your stay at The Secret Garden Goa. I am so happy that you both really relaxed and re-charged during your stay. Glad you enjoyed the breakie - it was a pleasure to cook for you both! Take very good care and see you soon! Warmest, Helene & 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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