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“Wonderful Resort with Great Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Club Mahindra Varca Beach

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Club Mahindra Varca Beach
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Varca
Certificate of Excellence
Solapur, India
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181 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful Resort with Great Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We stayed at Club Mahindra Varca Resort for 2 nights in a one bedroom apartment. The Resorts Rooms are spacious, well illuminated and air-conditioning is perfect. The kitchenette is well stacked with the entire necessary cutlery and the minifridge is adequate. The furniture is comfortable and the beds are relaxing. The bathrooms are clean and 24 hrs. hot and cold water is available.
The buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner spreads are voluminous and can please all types of tastes. The pools are clean and the spa is up to the mark. The only negative thing which needs to be mentioned is about the room door entrance lock. It takes quite a lot of attempts to open the room door using the cardkey provided.
Regarding the staff working in this resort, all of them make their customers feel as though they are at home.
I have special regards to Mr. Abhijeet and Mr. Santosh who made our stay at Club Mahindra Varca a memorable one.
I have been visiting Goa for holidays, practically every year for the last 15 years and have stayed at many different properties every time ranging from five star hotels and resorts to different types and categories of serviced apartments.
One thing which positively struck my attention while staying at this resort was that, I although being an Indian customer, got first class service from Club Mahindra Varca Resort Staff.
Elsewhere in Goa, I used to see the hotel staff run behind foreigner tourists attending them most of the time and would attend to the Indian customers on last priority basis which really used to make me feel that why am I being treated as a second class citizen even in my own beloved country.
Thanks Club Mahindra Varca Staff for making me feel as a first class citizen of India.
I will definitely return here during my future visits to Goa.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank okashashank
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Hi,

Absolutely wonderful to have read your post and thanks so much for writing in! We are glad to have received your detailed feedback regarding your stay at our resort as it helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Also, please be rest assured that the points you have highlighted have been shared with our resort team and will be addressed on priority. Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the ambience but also the dining experience, accommodation and the hospitality our resort offered. We’ll certainly pass along your compliments to our staff. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
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Pune, India
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I nearly always stay here. We always drive to Goa, hence we are not fleeced by the cabs. Its a great resort and food is good. The service used to be fabulous when the resort was run by the Mahindras but since a new management took over nearly 3 years ago the service is not too good. For example the staff will enter and exit the lift before you. Some of them do not wish you. They need to work on it again. This is happening as they are getting staff from Orissa and Bengal at lower salaries. They should spend money on their training. Then they will also shine. They should take tips on how the staff used to be trained by the old owners. For members booking has become easy with a user friendly website.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anuhs
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Hi,

Thanks so much for writing in and glad to have received your feedback regarding your stay at our resort. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Also, thanks for all the suggestions you've provided and please be rest assured that the points you have highlighted have been shared with our resort team and will be addressed on priority. We also request you to provide any further information or feedback that you might have on our Facebook page at the “Listening Post” tab.
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

We spent three nights here during the height of the holiday season - and the place was packed, but the staff remained calm and smiling throughout, though they did forget things very often and the AC in our room was never fixed properly.

The rooms themselves were relatively clean though very shabby; the staff had told us that they were going to be renovating the rooms over the next year.

We had most of our meals at Tamara - the buffet restaurant and although it was a non-vegatarian restaurant - the non-vegetarian food was really limited and very spicy.

The staff for the most part were helpful at the restaurant, but there were quiet a few less than helpful and over efficacious people. The know suey dinner was by far th best we had over the three nights we were there.

We had one meal at the A La Carte restaurant, Waterfields and this was a very big disappointment. The food was nowhere near as good as it could have been and the choice was very limited indeed.

There were two pools, both fun, but one was usually closed for cleaning - not a good idea when the resort is FULL of children. And the rains did not put anyone off.

They even have a zorb - but when you have a bunch of teenagers all wanting to go in it, it kind of puts the rest of the pool out of bounds for other children - and of course the language amongst them was fairly choice - not that the staff can be held responsible for that.

In the evenings they organise different activities, but they are not very well organised and although they run them very regularly and are used to it, they should remember that for the people who come and stay there this is usually their first time. Playing house with toothpicks and no table to lean on was a first (and last for us) and the hoards of children running up and down the room screaming and playing also did nothing to help - and the staff did nothing to curb this.

I am sure that once they have painted the resort and refurbished the rooms things will improve dramatically. But they do need to improve the food.

They should also make it easier and cheaper for people to go and see what else is around, maybe organise sight seeing trips, otherwise it is very expensive for people to step out of the complex and the taxis charge a fortune for even the smallest of journeys.

But there is so much to do for children and there are nice walks to be had to the beach - providing the rains hold off long enough!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tintinmandi
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Hi,

Glad to have read your post and thanks so much for writing in! Thanks for your detailed feedback regarding your stay at our resort as it helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Also, thanks for all the suggestions you've provided and please be rest assured that the points you have highlighted have been shared with our resort team and will be addressed on priority. We also request you to provide any further information or feedback that you might have on our Facebook page at the “Listening Post” tab. Please continue to provide us feedback regarding your visits to our resorts as it enable us to serve our members better. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
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New delhi
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2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

This must be my tenth trip to Goa and I haven't stayed in a worse hotel than this. Unhygienic rooms...clueless staff.. When we asked at the reception for a room, they gave us a horrible room with unhygienic washroom, it was only when we created a hue n cry is when we got a better room. The staff at the reception wasn't helpful at all. We decided to visit zuri and the surrounding hotels, and we were misguided by the staff. Buffet breakfast was bad and stale. We had to get that replaced as well. Not my idea of a Gud holiday. Even a 3 star hotel in north Goa would be better than this. Pls stay in north Goa, or if you want to stay in south Goa then zuri, taj exotica or leela would certainly be a better option.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Delhiite123
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Hi,

We regret the inconvenience caused and having read your review, as an organization, we strive hard to ensure a great experience to all our members and realize have fallen short of the same on this occasion. Please be assured that all the points that you have brought to our notice are being addressed on priority. We also request you to provide any further information or feedback that you might have on our Facebook page at the “Listening Post” tab.
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Noida
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Resort is excellent though at one end of South Goa so you feel a bit stuck if staying long. Taxis charge shameful rates to move out even 5km...I suggest that the hotel should have some shuttles to n fro Margao. Food is quite Ok. Staff is very pleasant.
All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AnujaSawhney
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 20 June 2014
Hi Anuja,

Glad to have read your post and thanks so much for sharing your feedback! We are glad to have received your feedback regarding your stay at our resort as it helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like.Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
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Bijapur, India
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52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Excellent property. Two well maintained swimming pools. Clean beach. Good food and decent service. We wanted a chocolate cake for my son who had just returned from UK and they organized one of the best chocolate cakes that we have ever had. The serenading artist that they have is amazing and lights up your day. A good choice in that area.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 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?
Thank Anupam1963
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hi Anupam,

Glad to have read your post and thanks so much for sharing your feedback! Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the ambience but also the dining experience and the hospitality our resort offered. We’ll certainly pass along your compliments to our staff. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
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Mumbai
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102 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I had visited the resort with my wife last October and i must say it was one of the best experiences we have had. The highlight is the beach which is just ten minutes walk from the reception which is quiet and gives you a lot of space if you are looking to relax compared to the ones in the north. Amazing food, courteous staff and a really good room. The bathroom was a delight with the rainshower. Buffets are really good, even the staff recommends that over a-la-carte!Try their barbeque nights when it happens. Thought the resort gets a bit overcrowded, try making it a bit earlier if you would like a peaceful dinner and ensure you are at the beach by 4.30-5 as most of the people come by six to watch the sun set. If you want to try food outside, try the one after the first shack you see on the same side as the resort. Avoid Mishas which is opposite that, terrible and unclean is an understatement.

As many have pointed out, the taxi union quotes cut throat rates, they charged the both of us around 900 bucks for a ten minute trip. So the best option is to make an arrangement with the taxi you would have hired from the station o to come and pick up from one of the restaurants close by. Also i noticed a lot of guests end up very early before the check in time and make a ruckus with the management on waiting for rooms. I would suggest if you land up at around 2 pm only when they open for check ins as we got our room in a few minutes while others complained of having waited for 4 hours by coming in at 10 or so when the check outs are not even happening.

An ideal place for a short holiday!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank George C
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Varca Beach, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hi George,

Absolutely wonderful to have read your post and thanks so much for writing in! We are glad to have received your detailed feedback regarding your stay at our resort as it helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the ambience but also the dining experience, accommodation and the hospitality our resort offered. We’ll certainly pass along your compliments to our staff. Thanks once again and looking forward to welcoming you at our other resorts soon!
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Property: Club Mahindra Varca Beach
Address: 176 1 Survey No | Salcete Taluka, Varca 403721, India
Region: India > Goa > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Varca
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
#2 Spa Hotel in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Mahindra Varca Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 205
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