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Caravela Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Varca
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We stayed in this resort for less than a week, trying to combine busy work schedule with some days of relaxation. The resort has a high degree of privacy, due to its large territory. You can choose spending the whole lazy day laying in the beach or windsurfing, and visiting the casino in the evening. The food is perfect, very nicely cooked and fresh. Very welcoming and helpful staff.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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JoeCostaPereira, Front Office Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful review through TripAdvisor.

We are glad you were able to unwind and get some well deserved rest from your busy schedule due to the location and the layout of the resort.

Your appreciation of the swimming pool & the beach just reiterates the fact that our resort has one of the best swimming pool around and a beautiful beach. We are also happy to know you enjoyed the food as it was fresh & perfect!

We lay a lot of emphasis on personalization and delivering services of the highest standards through our trainings. It makes us feel proud to receive comments that our associates are welcoming & helpful.

Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon at the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort for another getaway!

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Trauly an unforgettable holiday! We went to Goa in October and i would say a really good weather to go...We have booked Ramada in advance and it was a package deal of three rooms all incl of all the meals... we had a lovely time at this good property even though it is a bit far off from the airport !!

The beach was so nearby, the pool was clean, the rooms were good too. We found the service also to our satisfaction and above all the food was to our taste...
We would only have one grudge that at the time of checking out the hotel literally tries to push you out. They keep calling and reminding us to check out on time. we were three families and all of us faced the same issue... this shows a lack in hospitality..

Rest the holiday was totally enjoyable.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the pool on the first floor, which was really good..
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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JoeCostaPereira, Front Office Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback through Tripadvisor.

We are pleased to know that your experience at our resort was unforgettable and your entire family had a great time.

We are glad you enjoyed the facilities in particular the beach, pool and the rooms. The entire team is motivated with your comments on the service & food aspect and we would strive to get even better.

We understand the need for extended / late check out especially these days when flight timings are never certain. We do have a process in place to give late check-outs up to 2 pm with out any additional charges subject to availability and incase it is required beyond; then charges will be applicable depending on the duration. However the same needs to be communicated to the guest by the reception very clearly in order to avoid any pleasant experience for the guest at the time of departure. We apologize if the situation was not handled in the best possible manner and assure you that we will take care of the same with immediate effect.

We look forward to the opportunity of serving you & your family again very soon.

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I have been to this faboulous resort from 26th to 28th May,2012. It was the like the love at first sight. This resort is immaculately maintained,Whether it is swimming pool or its area of Varca Beach which is free from heavy rush as we have seen in North Goa.Staff was very friendly. We are vegetarians and the veg. food was too good beyond our expectations. I would like to visit this place again and again.

Room Tip: You only have to check whether their A/c's are working properly before you check in into your ro...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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JoeCostaPereira, Front Office Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your fabulous review on Tripadvisor.

Love at first sight.... means a lot to us; as every hotel/resort wants to make sure they make a great first impression on their guests as it sets the tone for the rest of the stay and we are glad that you felt that way.

Our Endeavour is to provide the best product and services to our esteemed guests at all times and therefore we make sure that the product is well maintained and renovated time to time. It is indeed heartening to receive such appreciation for the maintenance of the resort along with the friendliness of the associates and also gives us immense satisfaction to know that you enjoyed the food thoroughly at the resort.

We hope to welcome you back to our beautiful resort very soon.

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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Let us share our wonderful experience:
Thank you Ramada! Thank you Joe! Thank you Connie ! Thank you Kasuga and Thank you to the entire staff and its management for making our stay very special, homely and wholly awesome, the most memorable and comfortable stay we have ever stayed in any of the resorts till now..
Thank you was these 2 words which were spoken 100 times a day by me and my wife…
Me and my wife arrived at the airport in the morning and were escorted to the hotel comfortably in the plush air conditioned car. We were greeted with a beautiful smile by Miss. Kasuga at the entrance of the hotel and immediately were served with a sparkling drink and a cool fragrant napkin. From the moment we arrived the reception team and guest relations made us feel totally at home. The check in manager was nice and though we reached early around 7.30am we got a room immediately. They did us an early check in a superior deluxe room with the welcome note and the detailed itenary of our stay…Miss. Kasuga assisted us to the room and the moment we stepped in our room and it was a WOW ! Feeling. Beautiful plush clean suite room with a pool view, spacey bathroom, a nice bath tub with Jacuzzi, comfortable mattress, mood lighting modes …and a lot goes on to appreciate. We took a little nap and later headed for the breakfast. The breakfast buffet and service in Essence is first class and offers a huge variety of fare to suit both western and asian tastes. Very special thanks to MR. CONNY (The Sr. Restaurant Manager) for the awesome services rendered to us during our all breakfast and the meals. On a very special recommendation, Mr. Conny organized us a very special romantic candle light dinner once on the beach side with a bottle of red wine and beautiful flowers. The table was decorated very beautifully and we couple were in heaven..and the other night he organized a special dinner table for us with a pool view. I should again specially thank Mr. Conny for his wonderful services to us and everyone around ( thank you Mr. Sujan and Mr.Roswin too). I could see every vacationer on the dine table smiling and happy. Later we headed towards the pool side and the swimming pool is a decent large sized one. As with other great pools it has a bar inside. Nothing beats having a swim and swigging a beer during the hot humid weather. We also did a spa treatment and it was bliss - the therapist in the spa was very warm and helpful. You should not miss to meet Guru Jayadaseen, the spiritual guruji in the spa.
Let me now introduce you to Mr. Joe (Relation manager on the desk) a gentle man who is equally responsible to make our holiday special. He guided us to the entire adventurous destination in goa, he arranged us a self driven car and told us about the must visit places in north goa. He was too very super helpful. Joe really managed to successfully mix the large number of vacationers looking for a relaxing holiday without any inconvenience to anybody and no interruption to the high quality of service. This in itself is a credit to Mr. Joe, (a Gem of the Ramada resort) and there hard working and happy team of management and always smiling staff.
I cannot emphasise enough how special the staff were - so friendly, welcoming, attentive and dedicated.
Now in the end, I and my wife Purvi wants to greet a Very special lady and a lovely person in heart who made our stay very homely. We Thank you for all you did for us.
Thank you again Mrs. M. Adv.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

good food and nice location with privacy too.Alos nice lobby and helping good cooperation by staff .
good swimming pool as well as nice enjoying bar with nice looks and decoration.

Room Tip: good breakfast and all non veg meals particular.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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JoeCostaPereira, Front Office Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor.

We thank you for appreciating the food and the location of the hotel which is ideal for guests who are looking for privacy & rejuvenation. Also, the beautifully designed 80-feet atrium lobby with high arches reflective of the old Goan/Portuguese architecture which has the mural by the renowned Goan cartoonist – Mario Miranda at the reception.

We get a lot of compliments for our pool and the Island bar inside it; we are glad you enjoyed the time spent and liked the ambience.

Our team members are our greatest strength and your appreciation motivates them to scale newer heights.

We look forward to the pleasure of having you back at our resort very soon.

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Additional Information about Caravela Beach Resort

Address: | Varca Beach, Salcete, Varca 403721, India (Formerly Ramada Caravela Beach Resort)
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Varca
#2 Spa Hotel in Varca
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
Price Range: ₹ 7,883 - ₹ 1,04,460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Caravela Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goa’s first international beach resorts, The Caravela Beach Resort is located in South Goa on the serene, pristine white sands of Varca Beach overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea. This luxurious 5-star deluxe resort sprawls across 24 acres of lush green landscape and offers 199 rooms - each with its own balcony overlooking either the ocean or manicured gardens and the swimming pool. The Suites and Villas are airy and lavish, and radiate a contemporary, elegant decor. The Presidential Villa is an exercise in extravagance, splendor and grandeur. It features a stunning space with a grand living room, two bedrooms and a private balcony overlooking the ocean, while the master bedroom features an outdoor rain shower and Jacuzzi. One can discern a strong presence of the old Goan architecture with Portuguese influences in the large open Atrium lobby, with its high arches and beams. The wide range of indoor, outdoor and beachfront restaurants and bars entice the guests with their distinctive culinary delicacies and exotic cocktails. The hotel has one of Goa’s largest free-form swimming pools, direct access to the soft white sand beach, its own 9 hole Par 3 golf course, an Ayurveda spa, a scenic jogging track and ocean front beach lawns, all of which make The Caravela Beach Resort a perfect destination for families and couples, and those seeking relaxation amidst the perfect Goan surroundings. With Goa’s ever-increasing popularity as a fun destination, conference and wedding venue, the resort promises to create some unique and memorable experiences. The poolside facing the inviting lush green lawns overlooking the scenic white sand beach and the elegant pillar-less banquet rooms offer an unmatched choice of locations. Besides, the flawless service and delectable cuisine at The Caravela Beach creates those perfect magical moments for a dream destination in Goa. ... more   less 
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Ramada Caravela Beach Hotel Varca
Ramada Salcette
Salcette Ramada
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Caravela Beach Resort Goa/Varca

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