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“CLIQUE,NOISY ,OVERATED”
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Nilaya Hermitage
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Arpora
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“CLIQUE,NOISY ,OVERATED”
Reviewed 11 November 2006

stayed 4 nights.beutiful room below pool terrace overlooking valley, no glass in windows.this would have been ok but owners dogs on terrace above barked all night joined by village dogs in valley. owner was unperturbed by our complaints and paid little attention to guests care, except for a favoured few.rest of staff was good.pool,views and moorish relaxation room were beutiful but whole experience spoilt by careless owner.power cuts often left us with no hot water.

  • Liked — hotel design and views
  • Disliked — careless owner and her noisy dogs
  • Tips/Secrets — no
  • Stayed October 2004, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2006

We booked a night at the Nilaya as a treat while we were visiting goa for a friend's wedding. We booked by phone which apparently they don't usually do. Arriving at the hotel after a 1.5 hour journey from south goa, we were asked if we were visiting guests. When we said that we were checking in, the response was that someone had phoned to cancel our reservation "a man phoned and said he was calling on your behalf but the line went dead before we could take his name or details". Impossible because no-one apart from us knew of our plans. Interestingly, another couple were checking in at the same time and were welcomed with the words "welcome back - we've just managed to fit you in". So it would appear that the hotel decided to bump us off in favour of some regulars, without having the courtesy to phone and tell us. When we made clear that we weren't leaving without a fuss, we were offered the manager's bedroom (he was travelling) which overlooked the kitchen but was otherwise OK. Other than this blatant rudeness, our impression was of a stylish but very cliquey place. The food is good, the pool service is excellent and the public areas are nice and airy. One other warning to any male guests, if you have a massage it is full nude without any towels.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Additional Information about Nilaya Hermitage

Property: Nilaya Hermitage
Address: Arpora Bhati | Near St Josephs English School Arpora, Arpora 403518, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Arpora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Arpora
#3 Spa Hotel in Arpora
#4 Luxury Hotel in Arpora
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,174 - ₹ 11,743
Hotel Class:5 star — Nilaya Hermitage 5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nilaya Hermitage is located on the hill tops of Arpora, North Goa with a stunning view of the Arabian Sea and the Arpora Valley. The 33 meter swimming pool rises out like a blue lagoon amongst an award winning Moorish architecture. The Boutique resort naturally blends into the landscaped gardens and the surrounding forest that gives a surreal effect of being away in a different world where quietness is what you breath. The food is predominantly continental and is prepared lovingly by our master chef with more than 15 years of hosting the discerning traveler. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Nilaya Hermitage Arpora
Nilaya Hermitage Hotel Arpora
Nilaya Hermitage Goa/Arpora

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