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Caravela Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Varca
New Delhi, India
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the ramada goa is terrible experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

no doubt the property is very very good but staff and service and food quality need to improve if i got free stay for three nights in this hotel i never go in this property if ramada management want save RAMADA BRAND then immediately replace their chefs they made only homely dishes
like aloo tamatar bhindi masala and they dont know how to make paneer buter masala or like restaurant dishes menu.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank ashish503
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Sir

Greetings from Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa

We thank you for taking you time and sharing your experience of out hotel.

It is really regrettable to know that we fell short in so many aspects and that is certainly not the standard of serivce and food that we provide to our guests.

We have taken up the matter with all concerned in the hotel for improvement and we assure you all corrective steps are taken and proper training imparted to ensure we do not repeat the same again.

We sincerely apologise once again and thank you very much for the feedback. We hope you will visit us again and give us another oppurtunity to be able to meet your expectations.

Thanking you

Warm regards
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Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Booked the basic room at Ramada Caravela Beach Resort for 4 days. under the package 3 days stay and the 4th night free.
Had such a pleasant stay that children were almost crying when we checked out.
The swimming was great with a pool bar in center
Rooms were spacious enough with good balcony
Bedding quality was too good
Food was satisfactory but they may consider adding up some Chinese dishes or pastas to lunch and dinner. As this is what children missed.

Hope to come again next year.
Thank you for providing us a good holiday experience.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenni987
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Jenni987

Greetings from Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa

We thank you for taking your time to post an excellent review of your stay with us recently

We are delighted to know that your children really enjoyed the stay

Your appreciation of the resort, services and staff will go a long way in motivating all of us and strive harder to exceed the expectations.

Thanking you once again and lloking forward to welcome you back

Warm regards
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Mumbai
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Good People, Excellent Hospitality, Out to please..........mind boggling locale for a destination wedding. The blue pool, greenery around, proximity to the beach are all note worthy. Food is superb!!! We are all going through withdrawal symptoms on our return to Mumbai. Feeling Nostalgic...... All of us want to return at the earliest. Highly recommended. The first experience will linger forever.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank hitenvalia
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Dear Hitenvalia

Greetings from Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa

We are really thankfull for taking your vauleable time to post a beautifull feedback

Your kind comments about the people, property and servcies are truly appreciated and shared with our team members

Thanking you once again and looking forward to welcome you back some time soon

Warm regards
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New Jersey
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Good sized rooms in the new wing..avoid old wing as it stinks in the passage.nice swimming pool ..small casino and decent food.overall a 4.5 star property and wouldn't give it full five stars as only tax exotica or park Hyatt is truly give star!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lssrinivas
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Sir

Greetings from Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa

Thank you for taking time out to post a review of your recent stay with us.

We have taken note of your observation of bad odour and necessary rectifications done immediately.

Glad to note that food, pool and casino was an enjoyment to you


Thanking you once again and look forward to welcome you back
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Solapur, India
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Approximately One year back I stayed at this hotel.We have stayed at many hotels over the years, often luxury ones with impeccable details and fantastic designs. Price-wise Casa Candolim is on par with these better-class hotels. It was amazing experience at Ramada. Clean beach, delicious veg food ,Great pool. Yes and one more Away from crowd!!! Everything was perfect!! Room cleaning was excellent!! Free WiFi in lobby area has a good data speed. Even for single moment we didn't felt to go out of this beautiful property. Definitely we would like to visit this AWESOME resort again in future with my whole family.The Villa side Room are very peaceful & the lawn beside the villa are too much memorable.

Thank you very much for making our stay so pleasant!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suhas S
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Suhas C

Greetings from Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa

We thank you for taking your time and posting an excellent review of our resort after your recent stay with us

We are very delighted to know that you had a memorable stay. Your comments about the food, pool, staff and the beach have been shared with our team members and are an encouragement to us to better our services

Thanking you once again and looking forward to welcome you back some time later

Warm regards
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HAUZ KHAS
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

very good property at very attractive rates good food, service a bit slow,lovely room and spacious bathrooms, good lays of the buffet very attractive menus and good activities for the kids also, golf lovers can have a good time as there is golf course also.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MANOJ31
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Dear Sir

We thank you for staying with us and taking your time to post a valueable feedback

Your great comments are a motivation to us to strive to better our standards

Thanking you once again and look forward to welcoming you back

Warm regards
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Punjab
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Stayed at Ramada Caravala,Varca, Goa from 9th june to 11th june.

1 Location : Ramada is located right on the Varca Beach and shares one of the best locations in South Goa. The Property is quite Huge. Lawns are well kept.

2. Entrance : Entrance of the hotel is Huge and attractive.

3 .Reception : Slowest Check in process . Staff not well trained and quite rude behaviour.

4. Pool/Pool Bar : Swimming Pool is huge and well maintained. The only USP of this hotel. Pool Bar was ridiculously over priced. A peg of Vodka costs Rs 550/- Few brands available and all over priced. They even don't provide the swimming tubes free of charge. You actually have to purchase it.

5. Breakfast : Breakfast was not that vast as one would expect but it had some variety for everybody. Sitting capacity was very good.

6. Rooms : We got Deluxe rooms facing the swimming pool and they have a wonderful views. One can hear the sea while sitting in the balcony. The Washroom was quite ok but need a touch up.


7. Access to the Beach : The Hotel is right on the Clean and Beautiful Varca Beach.

CONS : The Staff is not well trained and is actually rude. We booked Ocean View Rooms through Booking.com and when we checked in, the Receptionist told us we are allocated deluxe rooms. When we argued that we have vouchers for ocean view rooms, they said they got the confirmation for Deluxe rooms through Booking.com and cant help. I even presented my vouchers saying ocean room booking. But all in vain. The Lady ( Joana ) was not helpful and did not even try to know the reason and told us they have deluxe room only and we can decide which view we want swimming pool or garden. As we were very tired, we settled on deluxe room. We had bookings for 2 rooms and reached ramada at 1 pm . Check In time for ramada is also 1 pm.We were given one room and 2nd room for temporary use as the connected room was not empty.After repeated requests at 4 pm, they said they can accommodate in a room opposite to the first room as it is empty. We agreed . They sent a lady with us to show the room with a master key. She swipped the key and when we entered , we saw luggage of some other tourist was spread in the room and the staff did not even know this that the room was still occupied. Pathetic management . Empty room saved us from embarrassment.We got the second room at 6 pm after having a good argument with Joana.We pointed various points like these to her. Instead of admitting the mistakes she was all prepared to argue. Poor hospitality shown again and again. Either the staff is not trained or the management is not interested to get the clients back. The food we ordered was so awful that we had to leave it unfinished and we called the reception to send somone and check the quality they are serving but no one came in the room and they said they will look into the matter and letr us know. But no calls or follow up. One misleading thing when you book the hotel is they have a "NEW " Wing. which is named new wing but is actually old.
One of the most odd thing that I noticed at Ramada was a STRAY DOG roaming near the pool area. When I pointed out to the staff, they said its owners dog and they cant do anything.Common guys we also know the difference between a Breed and stray Dog. The "Breed" Dog even came near the rooms. We had small kids with us and they felt afraid of the dog but no issues solved.
The activities they arrange like Tambola , Painting for kids etc are also paid, although nominal( Rs 80,Rs 100 etc ) but I wonder, the guests are paying Rs 6000-7000 per night and then also they want Rs 80,100. Wow..

All in all , I would NEVER recommend this so called 5* Resort to anyone. There are many better properties near by in the same price tag like Zuri White Sands, Club Mahindra and Big Properties like Taj Exotica, Leela etc.

Room Tip: Swimming Pool Facing Rooms have the Best Views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank espiritguy
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RamadaCaravelaGoa, Manager at Caravela Beach Resort, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Dear Sir

We thank you for taking your time and posting your feedback

At the onset we are truly disappointed to know that you had an unsatisfactory stay at our resort.


Please accept our sincere apologies

We have taken note of all your points/comments and corrective steps are taken to ensure we do not repeat the same again

We hope you will consider visiting us again and allow us another oppurtunity to serve you again


Warm regards
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Additional Information about Caravela Beach Resort

Property: Caravela Beach Resort
Address: | Varca Beach, Salcete, Varca 403721, India (Formerly Ramada Caravela Beach Resort)
Region: India > Goa > 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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Varca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
#1 Luxury Hotel in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Also Known As:
Ramada Caravela Beach Hotel Varca
Ramada Salcette
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Caravela Beach Resort Goa/Varca

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