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“Great hotel, amazing location, a gem in Goa”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sonesta Inns

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Sonesta Inns
Ranked #6 of 64 Hotels in Candolim
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“Great hotel, amazing location, a gem in Goa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

I went Goa over New year, and stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. The hotel has a fantastic location 200 meters from the beach, the beach is lovely with some great beach shacks serving up some of the best curry I have ever had. The hotel rooms where really nice, as I went with 2 other mates we stayed in a suite, with a balcony overlooking the pool, I would definitely recommend getting a room facing the pool as the views from other rooms are not as nice. The rooms where spacious, very clean and it looked like it had been renovated very recently. The rooms get cleaned every day, bathroom was in very good order with an amazing shower. The suites are great because you have the extra living space. The hotel staff where really helpful and pleasant. Over all I would definitely recommend this hotel. I spent a lot of time researching goa and what hotel to stay in and it certainly paid off. The location was great, if you are looking for a thailand kinda holiday then go to calangute and bagga, which to be honest was a bit of a dump. Candolim and the area surrounding the hotel was really chilled out, slightly cheaper for food as the prices up in calangute and bagga where really inflated. One of the reasons we picked this hotel was because there where so many good reviews and the few bad ones are down to those kinds of people who are never going to be pleased. I for one will definitely go back here and I would recommend anyone who is after a really chilled holiday to go here. The pool was really nice and the general surroundings in the hotel where lovely.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We had a stay for 3 days and the experience was awesome. Very clean and spacious rooms. also very well decorated...great room service...less noisy...a pathway to candolim beach...overall 9.5 out of 10

Room Tip: Nothing specific all are equally good. You just have to opt for garden or beach side view.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

The rooms that we lived in were fairly new. The receptionists were very pleasant and helpful. The downside is there is no private parking. Those driving on their own are forced to park right outside the gate along with cabs and other vehicles. Someone even scratched the side of my car with a key (pretty deep one). Unfortunately the watchman said that he is not responsible for taking care of the cars outside to us. When we informed the hotel manager about the incident he immediately apologized and asked the security guard to apologize and to attentively guard the vehicles belonging to hotel guests.

Room Tip: The honeymoon suit is not great. First floor rooms are better as ground floor room windows are too c...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Lovely hotel. I stayed in a luxury room which was very nice - large, spacious, tastefully decorated. Lovely bathroom. The balcony is large enough to sit out in comfortably. It is worth getting a pool facing room as the view from the others is not as nice. Pool is a good size and has a proper deep end. The hotel has a large garden and is an easy walk to the beach as well as the rest of Candolim. It is located on Fort Aguada Road but is set back a little so it is not noisy. Food was ok - breakfast is laid out in the garden but is nothing to write home about. Staff are polite but the hotel has strange rule that visitors are not allowed in the hotel. We found this very bizarre. We had friends staying at a nearby resort who came by to see us and the guard didn't allow them inside the gate. Finally we had to appeal to the receptio staff who finally allowed them in. But it was rather strange.

Room Tip: Get a pool facing room
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kolkata, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Had booked sonnesta based on tripadvisor review and research and was not taken unaware when we reached here.

Its a beautiful hotel, on Candolim beach, with a sprawling big property, spacious rooms (we stayed in suite) and a well maintained swimming pool and clean lawns.

U get privacy yet will not go unattended, there are supervisors around the pool, attendants to pamper you around the lawns and some good advises in the reception.

Rooms are clean, spacious with special mention for the wash rooms as they are equally good if not better. Light up some candles around the bath tub and you can have your own relaxing spa with some wine and chillers to support.

The suites also have their own living room where u can also have your private candle lite dinner.

The only con which we found out is the private roadway to the beach which is dark and unlighted beyond a point and non-supervised too. But its perfectly safe otherwise and those who have been there must have met the Floyds Shack and Nandu the cook who can blow you off with his lobsters and vindaloo.

Overall rating for this hotel is an A+ for those who are looking for a peaceful, hasslefree stay, who wants a quite, relaxed holiday away from the maddening crowd of Calangute and pestering of the vendors of Anjuna and Baga. For a family holiday and for honeymooners, U'll love it.

For bag packers, this might be a costly option as this is a luxury hotel in true sense and not an Inn which it might used to be before.

Room Tip: Get pool facing suites on 1st floor. We recommend 209.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sonesta Inns

Property: Sonesta Inns
Address: Anna Vaddo, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
Region: India > Goa > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Candolim
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Candolim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Candolim
#10 Family Hotel in Candolim
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,430 - ₹ 10,466
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonesta Inns 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3 star resort in Goa with a perfect beachside location on the beautiful stretch of Candolim's Golden Sands, an ideal place to relax. Tastefully arranged around a vast central pool area, a gently shelving expanse of sand and garden runs from the grounds to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, the scene of a spectacular sunset almost every evening. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Inns Hotel Candolim
Sonesta Hotel Candolim
Sonesta Candolim
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Sonesta Inns Hotel Goa
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