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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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Suzy K wrote a review Mar 2019
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
Fantastic home and hosts. We stayed in their largest room: Beautiful, clean and utterly charming. You won't want to leave! Have to mention the lovely dogs, comfortable bed, and the most delicious omelette we've ever eaten. Thank you so much for having us in your home.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Hey there Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy that you enjoyed your stay at TSGG. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to chat with you and make you feel right at home. Really pleased you enjoyed your breakfast - a very important aspect of a B&B after all!! Can't wait to have you back - thanks again, Helene, Team TSGG and of course Diver, Merlot and Luna! x
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Cornishbabe wrote a review Mar 2019
Plymouth132 contributions40 helpful votes
The Secret Garden is a very special place, quite magical. From the moment you enter you know your stay will be wonderful. Me and my husband stayed in the Malibar room but the other two bedrooms were equally beautiful in their own way. Our bed was dreamily comfortable, and the whole room and bathroom a delight to be in. Everywhere you look, both inside and out there are special touches, everything to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. We loved the pool and garden and seeing the amazing butterflies and birds. Helene is a beautiful and talented host and her cooking is to die for! She prepared our breakfasts which really were fit for royalty. We stayed for three nights and I wish it could have been longer, I just didn’t want to leave and hope we can return again one day
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Wow! What a simply delightful review - I'm blushing, thank you so much for your kind words - a wonderful start to a very busy day. Really happy that you came to stay and TSGG exceeded your expectations. It is lovely that you enjoyed the little 'touches' as much as I enjoy creating them and that you found everything to your liking. It is good to be spoilt every now and then and I certainly enjoyed spoiling both for the duration of your stay. Missing our chats! Have a lovely day ahead and hope to welcome you and D back through the gates of TSGG in the near future. Warmest regards, Helene and all The Team at TSGG xxx
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Gulliver's Diary wrote a review Feb 2019
Pune, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one place which will remain etched in my mind forever! Me and my wife chose this homestay to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it proved to be a 100% perfect choice! The great gestures and a true sample of excellent hospitality started right from the enquiry email. Host Helene is one of a kind! She was as excited as us! She arranged everything for us right from decorating our room, booking a table in nearby restaurant to ordering a cake! And yes what a delicious breakfast! Without doubt one of the favorite homestays I stayed in my life! Thank you Helene and Derrick for everything and making our 1st anniversary truly memorable.Cheers!
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Date of stay: December 2018
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Hello! What a beautiful review! Thank you so much for your kind words. It really was a pleasure to help you make your special day, well, even more special. I love surprises and when you were so keen to make your anniversary one to remember I was fully onboard... who doesn't love a bit of romance?!! Glad you enjoyed the breakie - always a pleasure to cook for hungry tummies. Glad we are on your favourites list! Looking forward to your return. Take very good care and stay blessed, look after each other as much as you want looking after yourselves... :) Big hugs and thanks again, love Hx and team TSGG xxx
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Michelle Carreiro wrote a review Feb 2019
Mumbai, India20 contributions5 helpful votes
Helene and Derrick have really made this place an amazing getaway. The attention to detail in the decor of the rooms shows so much love and care for the home, which is a traditional Goan-style home revamped with all the luxury details. The pool and garden are an amazing retreat, and the neighborhood is very quiet, except for some noise from the services at a nearby church. Do bring earplugs if you get disturbed. I'm a light sleeper, so living and traveling in India is sometimes rough, but good earplugs were mostly sufficient. The breakfasts that Helene makes have a different main course each day. I'd go back only to have the sourdough pancakes and the freshly-baked bread again! Many of the fruits and the coconuts are harvested on site in the garden. On top of having an
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Date of stay: January 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 24 Feb 2019
Hello there - You are most welcome! It was so lovely spending the very special time of year with both of you ladies! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write us a review... know how very busy you are when you are not on vacay! :) I do put a tremendous amount of energy and love into our home, I am so happy that you girls appreciated it. Obviously, the church is in full force for the festive season - thankfully the singing is usually quite therapeutic, good to 'hear' the earplugs did the trick... D is such a fabulous teacher of sailing and kitesurfing - I am so glad you learnt with him, he would be delighted to go on to do the next stage with you. Actually, he is just back from Singapore - he coached the Indian youth contingent and they brought home a silver and bronze medal... not at all bad for their very first international outing. I thoroughly enjoyed cooking for you both - next time you 'must' take the sourdough starter so you can have a go yourself. Thank you once again for choosing TSGG and for your delightfully kind words. Take very good care and all the very best with the next incredibly exciting chapter in your life overseas. Much love, Helene
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Silvia wrote a review Feb 2019
Bardez, India13 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is just awesome! I am in love with every corner of this place! I love the way the bedrooms are done up so very beautifully and even the bathrooms are facinating, forever spic a span clean. The pool is my favourite I think. And the dinning set up is classy. The food is homemade and mouthwatering. The entire experince is so personalised as Helene (the host) ensures to make your stay is the most cherished and memorable. This is truely a home away from home, and trust me its a 7 star for me!!!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 7 Feb 2019
Hello there! Silvia, it was an absolute joy to have you here for your staycation! I am so happy that you love TSGG as much as I do! Your kind words reaffirm what I am trying to do here - delighted to have you to stay and looking forward to welcoming you back 'home' again very soon! Thanks again, 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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