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Review of Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa

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Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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1,096 reviews
226 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
“beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Stayed here for a work retreat in Oct 2011. Beautiful cottage with really lovely room, bed, shower outside in enclosed area, and very clean and quiet. Lovely! The grounds are beautifully maintained. Food in restaurant was good-- although a bit institutional-- but included in the room package. Between this holiday village Vivanta and the neighboring Fort Aquada Vivanta, i liked the one at the fort better-- really beautiful views of the ocean from several of the buildings. But the holiday village Vivanta is also a beautiful location, and i'd highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

This was our second time at this property in the last two years and we've never been happier at our choice. The hospitality is simply amazing - the staff is always smiling and ready to help. The lawns, the pool, the rooms...perfect. they clean the room twice a day and happily give you as much mineral water as you want. We got a gorgeous room near the golf course this time and since it was little far from the main areas - they would send a buggy to ferry us around.
Its a perfect spot for families specially with small kids.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

My family and I decided to spend a week in Goa. We decided to spend a couple of days in South Goa at the Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort and 2-3 days at the Taj Holiday Village in North Goa. We had the most wonderful time at the Mahindra resort, a beautiful property , with stunning pools,and with private access to the Varca Beach. Needless to say, we were even more excited to try the Taj Holiday Village, which is a 5 star property ( and of course twice more expensive!). Good things first - stunning property, lots of greenary, overlooking the Sequerim Beach, with villas spread across nearly 30 acres or so. Has all facilities that you would expect from a 5 star property. Staff very courteous.Things that we couldn't however help comparing to our experience at Club Mahindra were:

1. Although we were told we could check in at 2pm, the rooms were not ready and we had to wait a good 1 hour for the room to be ready. The manager informed us that a huge group had checked out late and so there was a delay in giving us our room! The check in process at club mahindra was a matter of few minutes.

2. The room size for the price we pay is painfully dissappointing! We stayed at a single bedroom at Club Mahindra which is about 600 square feet. So compared to that, the room at the at the Taj seemed so small! Also the floor in our room was having a lot of stains and cigar marks.... I thought that this property has been renovated...obviously the floors are not new and you can tell by looking at the tiles. The bathrooms were clean, but the temperature control of the pipes were not good.

3. The pools at Club Mahindra are better designed and are more kid friendly. Two of the pools are 4 feet deep maximum, so we were confident that my 8 year old would be comfortabe. There is 1 more pool just for small kids too.At Taj, 1 pool are for babies about 2 feet deep ( which my son couldn't obviously enter), and the other pool varied from 4 feet to 5 feet and a little above. So we had to be more cautious with our 8 year old and ask him to stick to one end of the pool, which was not much fun.

4. Chaos at the Breakfast buffet at Taj. When we went for breakfast at 8.15am, not all the dishes were ready. We had to wait a good 15 minutes for the pooris to be made, and i couldn't find anyone to make the fresh dosas till about half an hour later into the service! When compared to the spread between the 2 resorts, they are at par but the service at the Taj is appalling!

5. Finally, the most important, the beaches...the Varca Beach is maintained well by Club Mahindra and I saw the staff pick up trash. The Beach just below Taj is littered...true they are not obligated to maintain it...but is it not a small thing for them to do to keep guests happy...especially since they charge a huge amount? Do they not have a sense of responsibility towards the environment surrounding them?

So i guess i will not really recommend this property. Expected a lot more from Taj brand. There are better 5 star properties in Goa...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

Kumars at no' 42 meets Benidorm .The writing was on the wall when 20 + emails failed to secure the correct booking but some respected Managers at another Taj Hotel assured us it would be great.We hated it.
Lovely gardens OK rooms full of families with toddlers,screaming babies & kids.
Nothing like the website photo's.
Probably one of the worst Food & Beverage management in the world.
Gym is in a no mans land between resorts.Taxi connection.
pool over run with kids & toddlers,adults alike playing water polo.
lonely planet review of this area says it all.Just sorry didn't do usual research.
beware falling coconuts.Google Bathos.

Room Tip: higher floor more privacy & cheaper
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Drhlime
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Mumbai, India
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I happened to visit Taj Holiday Village in Feb 2011.Very courteous staff & pay attention to your requests.My room lock was defective ,the staff swiftly chnged the whole lock system without delay.The beach access is an added advantage.You can have meals relaxing & watching the sun go down or just sit & chat with your closed ones with a sea view.The rooms are nice & spacious ,in grps of 4's mostly.It ensures your privacy.The hotel has nice natural walkways & maps placed acroos the hotel property to guide you to your desired destination.Way to go Taj.Now m planning a trip to Taj Kovalam shortly.Hope it too has similar setting.Waah taj!!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Prachi K
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Address: Dando, Candolim, Sinquerim 403515, India
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Region: India > Goa > Sinquerim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,737 - ₹ 45,702
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, is different, yet the same in many ways. Still the charming village, that flirts with the beach. Where fun lovers come for repeat doses of delight. There's a nice new buzz however. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the island bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! ... more   less 
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