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#1 of 36 Specialty lodging in Saligao
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Casino and Gambling
Diving
Hiking
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Patio
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
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Radio
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Felix D wrote a review Jan 2019
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visited India over the Christmas holiday and had a great time with my family, really friendly host and staff, especially Jane.really friendly dogs. Amazing food (especially the potatoes). I would highly recommend the secret garden to anyone thinking of going to Goa!!!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Dear Felix Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review - it means the world to us - one person who is over the moon is our Jane - thrilled to get a mention and very major part of the team here at TSGG. We LOVED having you guys here over the festive season - it was a wonderful time for everyone. Very pleased you enjoyed the potatoes! Warmest regards and thanks, Helene and Team TSGG especially Jane!
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67Petals wrote a review Dec 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
What a unique property - truly a 'secret garden' with lovely mature trees and so many birds. The home is so tastefully furnished with beautifully decorated rooms of varying size and style. We had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights at the end of September. We felt so at home in this sprawling property with the delightful dogs, wonderful swimming pool, out of this world breakfasts and hosts that knew just how much time to spend with us and when to let us wander at our own time and pace. Helene gave us so many ideas of how to 'wile away' the hours and had a fantastic 'book' with business cards of so many places of interest whether it be museum or shopping. Highly recommend The Secret Garden and have no doubt we will be back. Thank you Helene and Derek.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hello there! What jolly wonderful words - thank you so much, you are too kind. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you. It is great to know that 'the book' was useful - it has filled up a bit more now as many more places opening up all the time. Looking forward to welcoming you back through the Secret Garden gate in the very near future. Warm regards and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us, Helene and Team TSGG
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Vibha wrote a review Dec 2018
Hyderabad District, India39 contributions
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Beautifully restored old Goan home. Luxury in the small and big things like the aromatherapy toiletries and the beautiful pool with modern sculptures around, deep four poster bed and a sumptuous spread for breakfast of home made jams and preserves and bread! Helene is a great host, friendly, helpful, a store of what to do and where to go and u can feel the love in the home, in society where she is part of a trust Setu & when she speaks about her kids and friends. Had great conversations and felt totally taken care of. Beautiful colourful yet peaceful rooms. Its 15 mins from the baga beach area but with a self drive car or cab it’s not a big deal. The place makes you feel special and steeped in the story of old Goan homes with a dash of modern pizazz that Helene brings in.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Awh! Your review brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much for your lovely kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. The house is an old gal and takes a lot of love and time to keep going, but that she does and I feel the house is also very happy having so many visitors who appreciate her come to stay. Looking forward to having back to The Secret Garden to spoil you some more! Much fondness and thanks, Helene and Team TSGG
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Rachna N wrote a review Nov 2018
New Delhi, India7 contributions2 helpful votes
This was my 2nd time at TSGG and I love it even more! Fabulous hosts who are super helpful. The dogs are so friendly. The house is beautiful, the breakfast is sumptuous - and when you over eat first thing in the morning, the pool's perfect for a few laps. Can't wait to go back! Thanks H&D
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review for us - means a lot. So pleased that you enjoy everything we offer, including the dogs - who all send their best! Now you are a regular feature at TSGG - we look forward to spoiling you once again on your next visit. Warm regards and thanks again, Helene and Team TSGG
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Coastal42592492909 wrote a review Nov 2018
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My 1st Goa visit made extra special due to the stay in The Secret Garden. A sprawling yet quaint Goan bungalow with all modern facilities. Unlike hotels each corner of the house has a touch of warmth and love which makes your stay beautiful. The elaborate delicious breakfast, the sun kissed patio the rain washed greenery and the furry beings all added to my perfect holiday. thanks a ton.. :-)
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hello! You are most welcome! Thank you for your kind words reviewing our home - it was a pleasure to have you to stay especially because it was your first visit so that we could share a bit about this wonderful state we are lucky enough to call home. Glad that you enjoyed the house, breakfast and grounds - hope to see you on your next visit to Goa. Thanks and regards, Helene and Team TSGG
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Kizie B wrote a review Oct 2018
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Each room in the Secret Garden is uniquely styled , with cozy nooks that you can curl up in with a book. The house is a lovely Goan villa and you pretty much have the whole place to yourselves as our hosts are not only as charming as their place but they allow you to really feel at home , by leaving the place to you . The highlight of the place is of course the scrumptious home made breakfast spread. My friends and I had a lovely stay .
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us - we loved having you guys to stay. So pleased you enjoyed our home and of course the breakfast, which I love making! Hope to be welcoming you all back in 2019, warmest regards and thanks, Helene and Team TSGG
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Sucheth wrote a review Apr 2018
India33 contributions4 helpful votes
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We loved our stay at Secret Garden. Helene and Derek are the most thoughtful hosts ever. The property is just beautiful and so tastefully designed and maintained. Loved the breakfast. And the pool is in the courtyard within the most spectacular Tropical setting. Mid Night swims are the most fun and the best way to end the day. Would go back there in a heart beat. One of our best stays in Goa.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 17 Apr 2018
Awh! Thank you so much!!! Really very sweet of you. So happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Was lovely having your family to stay at TSGG, I'm delighted that you love the place as much as I do!! You are more than welcome 'home' any day! Looking forward to your next trip - take care and thanks again! Best, Helene
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Jon wrote a review Apr 2018
53 contributions39 helpful votes
Having travelled to India on numerous occasions we were looking for something different to a hotel. TSGG was perfect in so many ways. A wonderful property, secluded peaceful surrounded by tropical plant life. Helene provides the perfect balance from being host, guide,organiser and friend. The room was always spotless with plenty of fresh towels. It was the way everything was thought of, subtle, considerate, just right. Late night swimming in the pool is a must. A wonderful way to finish an evening. The dogs were a great addition, they are so friendly and gentle. We loved them. We were so fortunate that the other guests (G & S) were such great company. Some real good times. Now for the important bits for travellers If you want to get around then you will need some
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 16 Apr 2018
:) What a lovely balanced review to read - thank you for taking the time to write it - I know how busy you are and really appreciate the thought that has gone into it. It was so lovely to have you both to stay, really enjoyed your company and our chats. Really glad you took the homestay plunge and enjoyed everything that was on offer. It is lovely looking after guests and opening up our home... even better when they appreciate the little touches and effort put in and more importantly - leave as friends. Looking forward to see you both again. Thank you so much, Helene
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gil0746 wrote a review Apr 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions12 helpful votes
We have just had a wonderful week in the stunning Malabar room. It was lovely to wake up and hear the birds in the morning, open the French windows and step out into the garden. Helene is such a perfectionist and goes to a lot of time and trouble to ensure that your stay is perfect. The breakfasts are delicious with fresh fruit, fresh juice, homemade bread and jam, cereal and eggs of your choice. We were there on Good Friday and she had made hot cross buns and lemon curd. It is so lovely to have breakfast in such a lovely dining area, overlooking the garden which is a tropical and peaceful oasis, very tastefully designed with a beautiful pool and comfy loungers. The house has been beautifully renovated and its original charm and character have been kept. It was an absolute
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 9 Apr 2018
Hello from the heat! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us - and such a lovely one too! It was an honour to welcome you to The Secret Garden for your very first trip to Goa and your first homestay experience. India can take some adjustments to get used to and you guys really made the most of your time in this amazing little state I'm lucky enough to call home. I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed your time at TSGG - we hope to welcome you back through our gates for years to come! Have a wonderful spring and summer. Warmest regards to you both, Helene
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Patrick V wrote a review Mar 2018
13 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed there during 5 nights and we can only highly recommend this wonderful place. The house and the garden with the pool is charming & stunning. You will wake up everyday day with a fantastic view and an incredibly delicious breakfast made by Helen. We were perfectly welcomed by the hosts and they gave us so many great recommendations to visit the area and to find good restaurants. Helen also organised 3 yoga sessions for us in the morning which were absolutely amazing. Especially if it’s your first stay in Goa, The Secret Garden is just the perfect place for you - it is relaxing and quiet but still so close to all the great places in the area! We will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 11 Mar 2018
Bonjour Patrick! Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay at The Secret Garden Goa. It really was a treat to have you and Junis to stay with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves as much as you did. Now that you are a yogi I expect to see you back in India often!!! You will always be welcome to our home... Take very good care, and see you in the summer in your neck of the woods!!! Warmest wishes, Helene
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IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezSaligao
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