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“Amazing, Idyllic retreat”
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Pousada Tauma
Ranked #12 of 110 Hotels in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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“Amazing, Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

First trip to Goa (although much time spent in India). I'd love to say we got lucky, but it was the tripadvisor reviews of Pousada Tauma that had us sold. India's always a bustling, busy country. The town of Calangute is no different, but from the moment you walk through the wonderfully designed and executed iron gates of Pousada Tauma you leave the noise and hustle behind. The property is comprised of several suites (bedroom, living room, bathroom). Furniture is basic and in-tune with the buildings and setting. Very lush, quite and very serene. Even though there were other guests staying at the resort you feel as though you are the only one there. The perfect getaway. In fact after spending time chatting with Neville over dinner (he owns the property and *owns* the guest experience) you feel as though you are staying in someones beautiful private house. We hung out by the pool; we swam; we read on the balcony of our room. I could have stayed for a lifetime. And the restaurant! Amazing food and wonderful, attentive service. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

After a hard week of work in Mumbai, we headed down to Goa for a relaxing weekend. We were referred to this place by a friend and did not know what to expect. We were overwelmed by the beauty of the property and the friendliness of the staff. It was a perfect weekend - exactly what we needed. You cannot find a more peaceful or relaxing place!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at Pousada Tauma last week for two nights...it was absolutely the best part of Goa. The hotel is gorgeous with a central pool and waterfall and individual rooms surrounding the pool area. The pictures on this site don't do the place justice. It's a sanctuary of peace and relaxation within the craziness of Goa. The food in the restaurant is really delicious and they cater to your preferences. Although Calungut beach is not the nicest beach in Goa, Pousada has a beachfront private hangout spot which is really awesome. They don't allow hawkers so you get to enjoy the beach in peace. I would highly recommend staying here if you plan on visiting Calungut.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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NYC
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

My husband and I visited Pousada Tauma in November 2011. We came upon it by accident through a google search- at first I admit i was nervous about not staying at one of the, tried and tested big resorts- you know the well know Fort Aguada. But the thought of staying in a hotel with infants running around screaming was unappealing- Enter Pousada...subsequent to our booking we asked a few regular GOA visitos about this boutique hotel and were given the "big thumbs up." Needless to say - it lived up to its reputation of being an oasis in the midst of a otherwise crowded beach area. It was a perfect romantic getaway for us- the rooms were uniques and superbly designed, food was brilliant and the service was the best we have experienced in India - and we usually visit there at least thrice a year! So all-in-all, it would be foolhardy to stay in the big, impersonal, non-unique resorts and not this beautiful jewel in the crown.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

This is a stunning boutique hotel in northern Goa. I was in the south for a wedding and needed a bit of a break from my travels and companions so I snuck away to this gem for a few days. Everything about it Pousada Tauma is superb! I did not explore the town and thus can't speak about it but do wish I had found Fab India(excellent shopping). I enjoyed the pool and the beach/restaurant tremendously. It was exactly the calm and relaxing break I needed. The owner, Neville and his team take very good care of you.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Pousada Tauma

Property: Pousada Tauma
Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calangute
#2 Family Hotel in Calangute
#5 Luxury Hotel in Calangute
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
Price range (per night): ₹ 25,192 - ₹ 30,747
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada Tauma 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Tauma is the first 12 suite Boutique Hotel to open in Goa in the 1998.Built from scratch from1995 on a two acre plot,it is known for our traditional Goan hospitality,with plenty of privacy ,lots of open spaces and a lush tropical garden .1)Room rates are inclusive of B'fast ,lunch or dinner, excluding the Tax's.2)We never offer packages and we never discount " one rate for all our guests " Requests our guests not call or emails for discounts,special offers ,packages etc.3)Meals are served keeping in mind that most of our guests enjoy the local regional cuisine, prepared from fresh seasonal produce,meals which are included in the tariff Lunch or Dinner are served in the hotel restaurant Copper Bowl and not at the beach front restaurant.4)We are not located on the beach ,but we have our own beach front restaurant "Pousada by the Beach " 2 km away from the hotel which is open from 11.am.to 7.pm.There is a free shuttle service to the beach and back . Pousada by the Beach has deck area with sunbeds,umbrellas shower and changing rooms.5) Yoga and Ayurvedic treatments are available on request. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pousada Tauma Calangute
Pousada Tauma Hotel Calangute
Pousada Tauma Goa/Calangute

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