We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Our home in Goa” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pousada Tauma

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Calangute
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Pousada Tauma
Ranked #7 of 107 Hotels in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our home in Goa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Pousada Tauma is a very special resort which has left us with a lot of great memories. If you are looking for a conventional (aka boring) 5 star hotel then it is not for you, but if you seek something a little different then what Pousada Tauma will bring you is a warm home-style feeling with genuine service when you are travelling in Goa. My boyfriend and I were taken care of by the (good looking!) owner Neville almost every day. He welcomed us when we checked in and suggested a lot of different places we could enjoy in Goa, as well as organising a nice clean taxi for us! The resort has an amazing butler called Matthew who seems to be everywhere at once, is very attentive and gets everything done super fast!

The accommodation is in separate villas located around the pool so all guests have full privacy and a nice pool view. Each has a different theme in pre-romanesque architectural style. Unique and pretty! We stayed in the sea themed suite, decorated with a lovely blue and green wave motif, comprising living room, changing room, bathroom, bedroom and outdoor balcony with armchairs. Right next to the pool and not very far to both the lobby and restaurant. There is also a very large garden in the resort with a lake and well (complete with a tower!) - it reminded me of "The Secret Garden" in Burnett's novel. The food at the resort restaurant was excellent and they were able to serve food at whatever time we arrived - so nice to have no time-table to follow!

The private beach area at Cangalute belonging to the hotel is awesome. Built in a similar style to the resort, with bathroom and changing area and the same great food! A very friendly Labrador called Biscuit will welcome you, and more importantly she will prevent you from being bothered by any hawkers from the public beach. Guests can enjoy sunbathing, food and drinks under the protection of Biscuit!

Pousada Tauma is such a lovely place it is not to be missed if you are visiting Goa.

Room Tip: You will find the website did not specify the difference between suites very clear. You're alway...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank bcmag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

239 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    211
    19
    7
    1
    1
See reviews for
32
127
23
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank CIB98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mumbai
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank ranjitarane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank startupstella
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NYC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: I think you cannot go wrong with any of the rooms. They are all strategically located around the po...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Kate J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Calangute
1.2 km away
The Park Calangute Goa
The Park Calangute Goa
#11 of 107 in Calangute
4.0 of 5 bubbles 454 reviews
2.5 km away
Acron Waterfront Resort
5.3 km away
Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
32.5 km away
Beleza...by the beach
Beleza...by the beach
#1 of 5 in Betalbatim
4.5 of 5 bubbles 711 reviews
0.3 km away
Hard Rock Hotel  Goa
Hard Rock Hotel Goa
#6 of 107 in Calangute
4.0 of 5 bubbles 599 reviews
37.8 km away
Taj Exotica Goa
Taj Exotica Goa
#1 of 15 in Benaulim
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,587 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pousada Tauma? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pousada Tauma

Property: Pousada Tauma
Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > 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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Calangute
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
Price range (per night): ₹ 25,541 - ₹ 28,743
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 
Also Known As:
Pousada Tauma Calangute
Pousada Tauma Hotel Calangute
Pousada Tauma Goa/Calangute

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing