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“Relaxing break in Goa”

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Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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“Relaxing break in Goa”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Second time visiting Goa in the last two years, stayed for 3 nights at Holiday Village.

Hotel pros: In general, excellent service as you would expect from a 5* hotel, especially during the breakfast buffet where many staff are on hand to help serve. Beautiful hotel grounds and great location next to the beach. Clean rooms which are well maintained. Ate lunch at the Caravela restaurant next to the beach - good variety of food on the menu. Guests of Holiday village are welcome to use the breakfast and dining facilities of the sister hotel - Taj by vivanta fort Aguada which is just down the road. The hotel offers a convenient car service to take you between the two hotels at any time (it's roughly a 15 minute walk). Beautiful place for a relaxing break. We enjoyed the spa services - good variety of massages available. The hotel kindly accommodated late checkout for us as we had a late flight.

On the downside: There seem to be a few communication issues between the staff. Firstly, on arrival reception staff informed us of the Italian restaurant down the road at Taj Fort Aguada, so we decided to go there for dinner one evening. Staff at Fort Aguada directed us downstairs to the restaurant - however we found that it was in fact closed for refurbishment. Found it a bit odd that multiple staff members were unaware of this. So we ended up eating at the Latitude restaurant in Fort Aguada, but this was a little disappointing as the menu was pretty much the same as the Caravela restaurant and we had been hoping to try something different. Secondly, there seemed to be a shortage of towels at the pool, and when we asked for an extra towel, the pool attendant told us to go and complain to reception about the shortage of towels - he himself seemed quite annoyed that they wouldn't listen to him about the shortage. Not the kind of thing you'd expect from a resort of this kind. Communication issues aside, we found a large cockroach in our room - but this was dealt with quickly by the pest control staff and probably can't blame the hotel for this. Whilst generally the service was very good, was a little dissapointed by the Caravela restauant as we had ordered some fresh fruit juices with our lunch - the food arrived and we had finished eating, but there was still no sign of our drinks so ended up cancelling the order. Unfortunately, the hotel was fully booked so the Caravela restaurant reached its maximum capacity for the breakfast buffet every morning, so we had to wait ~10 mins for a table each morning. Not too bad though.

All in all a lovely place to stay and unwind. Unrelated to the hotel, the seas in North Goa are a lot rougher than in South Goa, so take care.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Holiday Village !

First and foremost, THANK YOU SO MUCH for providing us with your detailed feedback and suggestions.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your valuable inputs . I assure you we will do whatever it takes to ensure we enhance our services as per the expectations of our discerning guests like yourself. .

it is our desire that all guests who stay with us, leaves us invigorated, rejuvenated and absolutely delighted. We at Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village, Goa will always continue to strive to excel and surpass guests expectations from us.

I am looking forward to Welcome you back and get an opportunity to reinstate your faith at our paradise.

Please feel welcome to let me know if I could be of any assistance in the meanwhile.

Warmest regards,

Ranju Singh
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I had been to Holiday Village along with my wife and two year old daughter in the second week of April 2014. We were in two minds whether or not to visit Goa in the second week of April considering the climate. However, there were no regrets from the time we entered Holiday Village.

Holiday Village in my opinion has the best landscape among the four Taj hotels in Goa. Huge lawns by the beach and the pool side are perfect to boost up your holiday spirit! The view of Sinquerim beach from the pool is picturesque.

If you manage to wake-up early you can hear at least 10 types of birds humming (mostly cocoon).

Buffet breakfast at Caravela Restaurant is the perfect way to kick start a rocking day at the beach side. Sinquerim beach offers a lot of water sports activities for the enthusiasts!

The rooms are Portuguese style and have its own charm! (but they definitely need better maintenance).

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Goa.

If you would allow me a few moments of your precious time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your kind feedback of appreciation further to your visit with us at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Goa.

Your comments are most encouraging for us and in particular your compliments.


With kind regards and best wishes,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

This place is one good place when you are on holiday and just want to relax ....Beach is good ....Food is good and place is superb.....The staff is good and really helpful and you really feel like stay more and more and more.....

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Holiday Village, Goa.

It was great having you here with us.

Looking forward to your next visit.

With kind regards and best wishes for a wonderful week ahead,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Fantastic is the word, Taj's hospitality rocks, there are hotels and resorts and then there is TAJ, truely memorable stay with 2 young kids, took care of us like their own.private entry to the beach and all the modern day facilties available.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Holiday Village, Goa.

It was great having you here with us.

Looking forward to your next visit.

With kind regards and best wishes for a wonderful week ahead,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

There are many new hotels in Goa these days but I enjoyed good ol Taj Village on my last trip. The rooms are very good and the overall layout of the hotel is quite stunning. Enjoyable whether you are a couple or with family. The location is convenient to visit other places in North Goa. They have kept up the service standard and the food, I thought, was very good overrall. 4 stars for me.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day!.

It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

It is our earnest endeavor to ensure that our guests have a most enjoyable stay with us and I am glad that you have carried with you happy memories of your stay with us.

I thank you for your appreciation of our services whilst your stay with us and am pleased to note that your stay was enjoyable.

With kind regards and best wishes,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

As expected clean rooms, great quality linen and beddings. If you are looking for a five star experience with a beach facing property, great restaurants and a happening night club (SinQ) within walking distance, easy access to taxis and car rentals and some privacy at the same time; this is the best property to choose for a stay in North Goa. What particularly impressed us, was when their airport transfer coaches were running full during check out and they arranged a car exclusively for us to be driven to the airport- such service standard can only be expected from Taj!

Another frill is that they offer you to have breakfast at either of the Taj properties which are within 5 mins distance by their hotel-to-hotel cars. All in all a great experience albeit a tad steep.

  • Stayed March 2014
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Goa.

I am delighted to note that you had an enjoyable stay and our services measured up to your expectations.

Do let me know of your future travel plans to Goa and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Vivanta by Taj –. Holiday Village,

Thanking you and assuring you of our best of attention and services at all times.
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Would recommend the Taj Holiday Village for the perfect Goa holiday. The property itself is fantastic--green manicured lawns, an excellent view of the sea, access to beach, etc. What makes it special is the warmth and affection bestowed upon the guests by the staff throughout the property. I even got my piping hot masala tea in a hot mug. Further, the hotel effortlessly served up one gluten-free meal after another for my son. We've stayed here multiple times already and would go back again without a doubt!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Goa.

If you would allow me a few moments of your precious time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your kind feedback of appreciation further to your visit with us at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, Goa.

Your comments are most encouraging for us and in particular your compliments.

We value your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you again to Goa,
With kind regards and best wishes,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Address: Dando, Candolim, Sinquerim 403515, India
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Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Sinquerim
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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, is different, yet the same in many ways. Still the charming village, that flirts with the beach. Where fun lovers come for repeat doses of delight. There's a nice new buzz however. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the island bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! ... more   less 
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