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Caravela Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Varca
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Attended Varun & Neha's wedding & stayed in #158. Amazing arrangements, food, service, cleanliness, house keeping & rooms. I have to mention what a pleasure it was to be a guest in this hotel & most importantly not to have smelly toilets or naphthalene balls in the drains. The housekeeping staff have to commended on the excellent service & patience with the high demand of all of us wedding guests & making sure we all had use of the scarce irons.
My only suggestions would be to provide irons in all the rooms, as it is a destination wedding venue & to install air movement fans in the public areas. It was very humid & hot even at the end of November. There are some great fans from the colonial indian times that are automated that are used in a lot of resorts in Asia & Australia.

Room Tip: We were in the new wing & sitting on our balcony listening to the sound of the ocean was very re...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Sir

We are really thank full to you for taking time out to post such a positive feedback and great comments. The team at the resort is pleased to know that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations

Your nice comments about the wedding arrangements,food, service and cleanliness are a delightful encouragement to motivate us to exceed even better

We have taken note of your suggestions of providing irons in all rooms, however we provide the same on request basis.Also the suggestion of fans in public areas are being considered

We thank you once again for the kind words and suggestions and look forward to seeing you here once again

warm regards

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We treavelled from Nov 21 to 24th Nov, 2014.
We made booking of air ticket by make my trip and we did booking of This hotel by Coxs and kings. we have booked in package of 3 nights and 4 days. Package include everything, food, accommodation, two way airport transports and sight seeing. we are 3 couples and all have one infant. We are given voucher by Coxs and kings that mentions our flight details and hotel booking and package details. we were told that hotel staff would receive us on air port.
As we landed in Goa, We got little shocked as none was appeared to receive us. We called hotel and they said they didnt intimate and we called Coxs and kings they said that they would do something for it. After sometimes, someone appear with our name tag on air port. he was local taxi driver, might be tie up with Hotel. As we reached hotel, hotel people seemed to be not aware of our arrival. Taxi driver asked us for his payment. Now we little bit lost our temperament and later hotel manger had corrected issue.

This initial panic later on turn to pleasant holiday as resort is nice and they provide everything they committed. we enjoyed lot.
On the day of departure, they told us that Cox and kings didnt inform them about our arrival and on the other hand Coxs and kings said that they had given detailed. So i dont know who was in fault, but now I advise just always reconfirm your flight detail with hotel. Overall excellent trip.

Room Tip: Swimming pool side Room has great view. Check that you should get double bed instead of two single...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Sir

We thank you for sparing time and posting your review of our resort

First let me apologize for the inconvenience caused to you regarding the pick from airport not being arranged on arrival.We have noted the same with great concern and have taken corrective measure to ensure such lapses do not re occur again

We are glad that we could make your trip memorable and an enjoyable stay with us
We thank you once again for staying with us and look forward to seeing you here again

warm regards

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Reviewed 23 November 2013

yes ramada carvela beach resort is a wonderful 5 star resort on varca beach.i organised our batch reunion in october and had group booking(19)rooms.although one of the oldest 5 star resorts of goa the hotel has been renovated.rooms are good,wonderful pool with the bar in the centre,disco is good but the music systems need to be changed!.go for a all inclusive package.beach is clean,suggest an massage at tha spa worth it.sight seeing tours are well organised.to conclude a good resort for an relaxing holiday with family and friends.group bookings are value for money(13500 per room,couple and two chidren below 12 years for 2 nights and 3 days all inclusive!!)

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Sir

We thank you for choosing to stay with us during you recent batch reunion trip

We are glad that we could make your trip memorable and enjoyable one. Th team at the resort is very pleased to know they were able to meet and exceed your expectations

Your nice comments about the renovated rooms,pool, disco, massage and sight seeing trip are a delightful encouragement to us. Also have noted the concern raised about the music system in the disco.

We thank you once again look forward to seeing you here agian

warm regards

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Fantastic place for a relaxing Holiday. Clean beach, great bars, courteous staff, loads of activities, however, a la carte menu needs a little more variety.
Stayed there for about a week and we did not have to step out of the hotel for anything. It was such relaxing and enjoying trip at the same time

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2013

Dear Sir

We thank you for sparing your time and you kind words of appreciation

We are delighted to read your great comments about our various aspects of our resort
Th team at the resort is pleased to know that they were able to meet and exceed your expectations

We thank you once again for staying with us and that we could make your trip memorable and enjoyable stay with us

warm regards

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This place is in the middle of nowhere...which is what some people want but after a couple of days you do want to explore the city & sites. Taxi fares are exhorbitant & getting to any location is a min 1 hour drive! Half day sight-seeing was organised at 1.30 in the blazing afternoon sun. I'm sure this works for the mostly Russian tourists which this place is full of (v polite & don't interact with anyone else so no hassles there). But to see sights in +36 deg C is not our idea of fun ...& no alternative offered.
We were there for the Diwali weekend & that is exactly when these people started painting the bannisters. There was paint smell in the lobby & open restaurant below. If you are expecting maximum occupancy on a Public festival/holiday, is that the time you start painting work?? We came for fresh air but had to run outside or to our room to avoid the paint fumes which I am allergic to.Food is good, what one expects from a hotel of this standard. Staff very helpful & prompt in service.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed at the Ramada Caravela from 3rd Nov. to 6th Nov.2013, and found our trip to be quite disappointing from the very beginning. To begin, we booked two inter-connecting deluxe rooms, however we were put up in standard rooms, being told that they were deluxe. So obviously, the pictures on their website are to cheat people like us. They go out of their way to look after their Russian guests, and don't care two hoots about Indian guests. Absolutely no proper service in their dining room (thouroughly under staffed). On the 1st nite we paid in cash for our dinner, however on check-out the same was again billed to our room and obviously we had to pay for it again. So pls. beware of settling dining bills in cash. The mini-bar and snacks were never re-filled, but on check out they ask you to pay for everything that was never filled. I guess the hotel staff (housekeeping) is enjoying the same themselves. The floor in the rooms absolutely filthy. There was pineapple juice lying in the corridors for two days, but not cleaned. There are absolutely no activities for kids nor adults, cos everything is charged for, including childrens activity centre. I have never seen this anywhere else. Only the price they charge is 5 star, all services are 3 star. Be aware and cautious while settling your bills at checkout.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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dgm_rooms2013, General Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Hello, sorry to hear your review. If you could provide us with the name under which the booking was done, and any other details that could help us track down the problems that you faced, we will surely take necessary action. Thanks for your feedback.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I am fond of travelling and I have stayed in various resorts and hotels of different star categories....!! Ramada resort is absolutely not in the category of five star....Food was just average....Staff was courteous but not well trained.....Rooms were clean but the hallway was kind of stinking .....to my utmost surprise...there were stray dogs in the pool area...I mean very close to water..almost ready to jump in...when I shouted ..the staff acted very lazily ..as if it was nothing very great....!! The resort's beach was clean...but was dead...there were no activities at all....If u want to play snooker or pool then u have pay then by an hour ( havent seen this newhere )... house keeping services were good ...response of the staff was prompt but was lacking a five star professional attitude..!! The building is not well maintained ...... one last thing which was the worst experience in my life of staying in a resort/ hotel was that there was no health faucet ( hand shower ) in the toilet, nor there was a outlet of water near the seat so that u can wash...!! There was just a tissue hanging near the seat...and that was it...!!! I mean this was so annoying that it would always refrain me to visit any of the Ramada resorts in future..let it be anywhere in this world...!!! This may sound funny but it was quite annoying and uncomfortable....!! For public toilets its ok,,,but for a guest room toilet its absolutely weird...!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Address: | Varca Beach, Salcete, Varca 403721, India (Formerly Ramada Caravela Beach Resort)
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Varca
#2 Spa Hotel in Varca
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
Price Range: £89 - £1,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Caravela Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goa’s first international beach resorts, The Caravela Beach Resort is located in South Goa on the serene, pristine white sands of Varca Beach overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea. This luxurious 5-star deluxe resort sprawls across 24 acres of lush green landscape and offers 199 rooms - each with its own balcony overlooking either the ocean or manicured gardens and the swimming pool. The Suites and Villas are airy and lavish, and radiate a contemporary, elegant decor. The Presidential Villa is an exercise in extravagance, splendor and grandeur. It features a stunning space with a grand living room, two bedrooms and a private balcony overlooking the ocean, while the master bedroom features an outdoor rain shower and Jacuzzi. One can discern a strong presence of the old Goan architecture with Portuguese influences in the large open Atrium lobby, with its high arches and beams. The wide range of indoor, outdoor and beachfront restaurants and bars entice the guests with their distinctive culinary delicacies and exotic cocktails. The hotel has one of Goa’s largest free-form swimming pools, direct access to the soft white sand beach, its own 9 hole Par 3 golf course, an Ayurveda spa, a scenic jogging track and ocean front beach lawns, all of which make The Caravela Beach Resort a perfect destination for families and couples, and those seeking relaxation amidst the perfect Goan surroundings. With Goa’s ever-increasing popularity as a fun destination, conference and wedding venue, the resort promises to create some unique and memorable experiences. The poolside facing the inviting lush green lawns overlooking the scenic white sand beach and the elegant pillar-less banquet rooms offer an unmatched choice of locations. Besides, the flawless service and delectable cuisine at The Caravela Beach creates those perfect magical moments for a dream destination in Goa. ... more   less 
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Ramada Caravela Beach Hotel Varca
Ramada Salcette
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Caravela Beach Resort Goa/Varca

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