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The Secret Garden Goa

Estrelas e Sinos, Saligao, Bardez 403511 India
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#1 of 29 Speciality 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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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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Peter N wrote a review Nov 2019
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I revisited India after 50 years to make contact with some old friends. Goa was the place to meet and The Secret garden was recommended. I was there for 5-6 days. it all went too quickly. It was like a home away from home without the housework! The place was amazing. Like a big stuffed cushion. You could relax anywhere- in your airconditioned room, in the large lounge area overlooking the daily attended pool or the large well-groomed gardens with abundant with plants and birdlife. More importantly, was the informality of it all. We Australians are a pretty informal lot and Helen and Derrick are just so welcoming. Her breakfasts are to die for. Souffle omelettes from heaven. Helen is a pommy (can't play cricket mind you) and has had the most interesting life. She always has
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 23 Nov 2019
G'Day Mate! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! 11/10 - wow that's humbling!! A special thank you to Anita to introducing you to us - it is always lovely to have guests through a personal recommendation. So happy that your return to India after so many decades turned out to be everything you wanted and more. We really enjoyed having you to stay - the hounds are missing you! Glad that you enjoyed the breakfast spread - I love to cook and it is such a pleasure when it is enjoyed with such relish. Fabulous that we could help with the onward part of your journey down memory lane - it was fascinating listening to your tales of the good old days in Bbay at clubs we go to now! Not much has changed as you could see from your visit but they must have been such fun in those days. Thank you for your kind words - stay safe and stay in touch - welcome back as soon as you like! Helene, Diver, Merlot and Luna and all the rest of the team say hello!
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Arti K wrote a review Oct 2019
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The Secret Garden Goa is a sprawling Portuguese styled villa homestay. Located in the village of Saligao, it offers a unique experience with a perfect blend of the old world charm of a bygone era and modern amenities and a swimming pool. It provides seclusion and yet is close enough to Calangute & Baga beaches and it's night life. Run and managed by the lovely Helene Menezes, it is the perfect getaway for the discerning traveller.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hey Arti Thank you for your kind words! So happy to have you at TSGG for your mini staycation! Looking forward to many return visits!
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Nvz14 wrote a review Oct 2019
Bengaluru, India16 contributions7 helpful votes
If you’re the kind of traveller who likes sterile, homogeneous hotel rooms with 24hours room service in a hotel chain with 100 other guests and multi-cuisine restaurants, The Secret Garden is NOT for you. The Secret Garden is tucked away from the main road and the narrow approach does not prepare you for the surprise that this beautiful old house is. The three rooms that the property offers are an extension of the home of the owners- Helene and Derrick. The entire place is a labour of love and each room distinct in its decor and vibe. The common areas are comfortable and invite you to feel at home. We were lucky to have booked all three rooms so we had the place to ourselves. The highlights for us adults and kids were definitely the delicious breakfast cooked by Helene and
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Wow! What a really wonderful review to read this morning. Thank you so much. You really summed up the kind of guests we dont want at TSGG in your opening line! And of course, you guys are exactly our kind of people and the perfect sort of guests - those that feel at home enough to be super comfortable but spoilt enough to know that you are on vacay and can relax and indulge! It was my absolute pleasure to feed you all - great appetites and clean plates are a cooks best friend! Looking forward to seeing you all again - the gates of The Secret Garden will always be open for you... much love Hx
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JJ Cherian wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had an absolute amazing holiday with friends at the secret garden. Starting off with a breakfast which can only be explained as a big hearty healthy breakfast. A pool which spent alot of time in and the most gracious hosts in H and D, who made it even more special.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
So happy that you had the holiday you so wanted and that it all happened at The Secret Garden. Special friends are worth cherishing and nurturing - you guys all got on so well and had a great balance between you - was lovely to see. Glad that you appreciated the details - I can't stop finding other bits and bobs that our home 'has to have' - quite funny for someone who doesn't like to shop! Thank you so much for enjoying the food with gusto! It was our absolute pleasure to host you.... till next time! Love to you and the family, Hx
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sanjibani wrote a review Oct 2019
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Helene and Derek are amazing hosts who made us feel right at home. A beautiful house tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Goa. Helene's breakfast were to die for with fresh, hot bread served every time. Its a place that you would keep going back to...there's something for everyone.....a cupboard full of thoughtfully picked toys for all ages, a beautiful, clean pool and the lovely rooms.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from TheSecretGardenGoa, Owner at The Secret Garden Goa
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Hello! Awh! Thank you so much for taking the time away to write a lovely review of your stay with us - you are very kind. Glad that you enjoyed your time with us. I love to cook and when guests love to eat it is the perfect combination! So happy that the games cupboard was enjoyed - you guys had a lot of fun and that is what makes what we do here worthwhile! Looking forward to your next visit! Thanks so much, Helene
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US$ 101 - US$ 141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaGoaNorth Goa DistrictBardezSaligao
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