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“Do not go here”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Riva Beach Resort

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Riva Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mandrem
Certificate of Excellence
NZ
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Do not go here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2009

Definitely avoid, there are much better choices at both Arambol and Mandrem. This place is overpriced, the huts are shabby, the service is extremely poor and the location is dull.

We pre-booked a deluxe beach front hut for 5 days, when we arrived we were given a shabby hut which backed onto the road and was extremely noisy throughout the night. With the location being neither here nor there we found it to be slightly annoying as we were making numerous walks along the beach to find nicer places to eat and relax. The beach itself is not very appealing. The restaurant service was very slow, whilst also being incredibly overpriced. We were also disappointed to find that the taxi service run by this resort charges a premium on all local taxis picking up guests therefore a taxi from the airport which should have cost 900 rupees actually ended up costing 1100 rupees.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank MillyNZ
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sachin17, Owner at Riva Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
sir,
we really appreciate your comments on riva beach resort which was long back in 2009. since 2010 the resort was closed for renovation as the ownership has been changed its now on 1st jan 20012 we reopened with the same name but the whole resort its amenities and facilities have been changed,not only that but we are the only one in the village who has a garbage disposal system and sewage reatment plant as we care for the nature and consider its our responsiblity to take care of the beach and surrounding area.we have done our best to give the best service and food at our hotel
sir please consider your reveiw as its hamperring our image, we will mail u the new pictures of the resort for you to check out the difference and for any further clarification pls feel free to contact sachi naik +919930885551 or mail at sachin@rivaresorts.com
hopefully you understand our concern,we would be highly obliged if you please remove the review.
thanks
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2008

Only listing in Lonely Planet for this beach but suggest avoid. Beautiful location but has been brought out by Bombay construction company. Read on. Booked in advance by phone but was told fully booked on first morning - not mentioned by reception. Complained and got larger hut by restaurant for more money. Lads hangout in restaurant playing this loud "Techno Beat" music all day, impossible to eat and sleep at night. Most residents wander up beach for other eating places which are far better. I found The Dunes and left Riva for here the following day - what a relief ( everything you're looking for at half the price). At Riva I found overflowing drains, unprotected well and broken toilet pans. My water tap was turned off and I witnessed staff throwing rubbish into the sea. Expensive when compared to the attention to detail at the Dunes.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Loud Music
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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sachin17, Owner at Riva Beach Resort, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
sir,
we really appreciate your comments on riva beach resort which was long back in 2008. since 2009 the resort was closed for renovation as the ownership has been changed its now on 1st jan 20012 we reopened with the same name but the whole resort its amenities and facilities have been changed,not only that but we are the only one in the village who has a garbage disposal system and sewage reatment plant as we care for the nature and consider its our responsiblity to take care of the beach and surrounding area.
sir please consider your reveiw as its hamperring our image, we will mail u the new pictures of the resort for you to check out the difference and for any further clarification pls feel free to contact sachi naik +919930885551 or mail at sachin@rivaresorts.com
we would be highly obliged if you please remove the review.
thanks
regards.
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Additional Information about Riva Beach Resort

Property: Riva Beach Resort
Address: Junas Wado,Mandrem | North Goa, Mandrem 403527, India
Region: India > Goa > Mandrem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Mandrem
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,403 - ₹ 8,283
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Riva Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riva Beach Resort situated right on the white sand beach of mandrem,one of the finest beach in Goa. we have world class coco wood cottages and ocean palms luxury rooms,all the rooms have a sea view, aircontioning,hot shower,32"lcd,minibar,phoneetc..we provide private sun beds and beach service for all our room customers.we have Buddha grill muti-cusine restaurant where we serve finest food and best service.we also have ayurvedic massage center and yoga thearapy centerother facilities like bike on hire,doctor on call,forieng exchange etc are also available ... more   less 
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