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Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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Delhi
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“you can live it again!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

we had divided our 4 day stay in goa between vagator in the north and 2 nights in Taj Holiday Village. This place is an oasis...not that goa is a desert!! But one can stay here and experience the ultimate luxury!!
The lovely goanese cottages connected by quaint tree hugging pathways was simply divine...though ive stayed in this heaven a few times before...still can enjoy its beauty again and again!! The best part was the hotel upgraded us to a sea view cottage...from where we had uninterrupted views of the sea. Frankly one can avoid the ugly sinquerim beach...seriuosly after the divine beaches way up north...this was truly a rude comeback!! Though the hotel reserves its own sun beds on the beach...the crowded stretch of sand is best avoided. The pool with its sunken bar and kids splash area was great fun...my husband and the kids spent their entire day at this waterhole! The staff at the pool area were over-attentive and always secured sun beds smilingly and brought in your drinks and snacks without delay.
Now to the room...very spacious – four of us fitted in comfortably with an extra bed...and yet had enough space to move around. The sit out verandah overlooking a private garden with your own hammock, lazing with a book, listening to the waves breaking ashore...it is really worth every penny. The only mishap- the extra bed on being pre-paid in my booking and also re-emphasised during check-in as both my kids were tired and need sleep...what came was one horrible rickety crap, after some stern objections by my husband, and with two more dirty options...they finally produced a decent bed. Their reply to this was that all rooms are running full capacity and no extra beds were available..hence they had brought in old discarded piece. But the hospitality manager came down and calmed the situation and organised one in working condition finally.
Breakfast at the Deck was really a large spread...and with my gluten and dairy issues I whole heartedly gorged on the south Indian fare. I must recommend their superb Thai restaurant..a little walk from the reception, though they organise the golf cart to take you here...amazing amazing amazing...even the desserts were so authentic and delicious...we dined one at lunch and again for dinner the next day...absolutely divine.
The hotel provides complimentary pick-up and drop-off service to/from the airport at specified timings..all you need to do is pre-book your seat in the coach. Though we didn't make use of this service this trip, my daughter has severe motion sickness so we hired a cab.
A great trip overall...

Room Tip: of course the sea view cottages!!
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  • 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, 28 June 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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Reviewed 21 June 2014

You have to stay at the village to feel what heaven is like, from the service to the rooms, front desk to the restaurants everything is great. Sink in at the pool bar, the Bar man is fab with great cocktails. Live it to belive it, been living it since i was 5 now my son is enjoying it 4.

Room Tip: sea facing rooms are better, if not then the premium cottage rooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 22 June 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.

We greatly value your patronage and your feedback and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back, in the near future to Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village, and Goa, assuring you our best attention and services always.

With kind regards and best wishes,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Truely the Tata way-great hospitality, a different landscape,the inhouse buggy travels, that feeling of home away from home-I wonder if a holiday could get any better!

Having gone in the early part of the off season we leveraged of some great offers from the property-room upgrade, option for dining in multicuisine restaurants as well as some great speciality dining (we were on the all meal package), well done multi course cuisines, the roar of the Arabian Sea at the Caravela and Morisco-it all added to the euphoria of the holiday.

The front desk executives( incl the night shift guys) go out of their way to address your concerns and ensure you are comfortable. The buggy chappies leave no stone unturned to ensure you smile away from one part of the village to the next. Yes, the service teams could be incentivised to step up their delivery levels ( in-room as well as multi-cuisine). The intent to service well takes a beating with the delayed response time.

In total a unique experience and a must go once and well worth a second-as felt by all 5 of us ( 4 Senior citizens, 3 females and 2 males)!

Room Tip: All rooms are great on view, privacy and the internal designing. You'll love the portugese style...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings from Goa.
At the outset, I thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Goa. We are pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay at our Resort and we look forward to welcoming you again to Goa, and to the Vivanta by Taj – Holiday village in the near future....
Ranju Singh
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I just checked into this property. was booked for a superior charm cottage for two people. but it is not a cottage at all. it is just a chummery room in a set of rooms with the view of another so called cottage in the front. very disappointing. am a member of taj innercircle and the treatment is sad and not anywher in standards of the TAJ. what a write off.

Room Tip: dont ever get conned by the word called cottage. it is just a room with no view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Dear Guest,

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

It was indeed, a pleasure to have you with us during your recent visit to Goa and I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I have noted your specific feedback and I request you to please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

we look forward to an opportunity to serve you better in the near future.

With kind regards,
Ranju Singh
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Holiday Village , Goa
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were a family of 5 (grand parents, us and our 7 month old princess) stayed at this property from June 15th to June 18th - 2 rooms and the overall experience was very good!

Pro's-
1) Excellent Service- The overall service was nothing short of excellence. All the way from the check-in, the minute detail to attention for food requirements, room service, to the check-out process.
a) Got us a free upgrade with the taj inner circle vouchers. Shout out to Shushant and Sasmira...
b) Our 7 month old daughter had a minor cut on her finger and we received timely and instant medical attention. Shout out to Sandesh...
c) Food requirement for our 7 month daughter was perfectly taken care of by the chefs. Shout out to Angie
d) Restaurant service was excellent. Shout out to Carla and other floor managers
e) Bar service at the pool was excellent! Shout out to Pravin

2) Good location
3) Very friendly staff who paid attention to the smallest of our needs
4) Excellent spa treatments
5) very accommodating for a late check out

Cons-
1) Room maintenance- the property is a little old and we had water leakage in one of our room, however, we were very instantly moved to the adjoining room.
2) Food quality during dinner time at Caravella was a little below par especially during peak times at the restaurant

Will we stay at the property again? Yes, most definitely.

Room Tip: Down some solid margarita's @ the pool bar
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 20 June 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.

I am glad to inform you that we are already in the process of upgrading our rooms and its facilities. We have started renovation process which is likely to complete by Nov 2014.

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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Agra, India
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the so called resort in the month of June '14. It was a friends 40th bday bash and we had kids wit us so we choose the hotel for the layout and of course coz for the Taj brand. First impressions were good and found the resort layout very pretty. Had booked a premium cottage and the description on their website says these rooms are newly renovated. To call the room a premium indulgence, to say the least the rooms were unattractive with stained tiles and borders, unpolished furniture, and no Woden tiles of carpet. :(. It did have a nice garden where the kids enjoyed playing about. It's got a giant pool wt bar which is a definite plus. But then a resort of the stature should at least have a centrally air conditioned lobby and the buffet restaurant considering the weather that Goa has to offer most of the times. Over all the service was good in terms of house keeping and room service as we xpect wt a Taj property but hen then main down side was the rooms. Management pls you need to redo your rooms A.S.A.P. All in all had a mixed experience I guess we were quite a few couples so we had a blast anyways ;)
Would recommend this hotel only for the layout and greenery and definitely not on the base of the room. You desire more for the premium they are charging.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank vikrammlmehra
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HolidayVillage_GM, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj-Holiday Village !

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

I have noted your inputs on room flooring and i am glad to inform you that we are already in the process of upgrading our rooms and hotel facilities in phase manner.

Thanks again and we are looking forward to Welcome you back.

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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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I accidentally made a booking for the wrong month and called Expedia trough whom I booked within 2 min's of making the booking... After pleading with them a lot they decided to request the hotel for the date change for which I was even willing to pay the difference in fare.. Finally they agreed to change my dates but on every option for dates that I gave they said Taj has replied saying no rooms are available whereas on those same dates there were rooms available on all sites including taj...

Eventually 2 rooms for 3 night went wasted and I would never use expedia or stay at taj again. If they can't understand a simple human mistake and try to accommodate guests its not worth using such service providers.

They even refused rooms during June which is totally off season.

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

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

I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I have noted your specific feedback for booking a reservation and I request you to please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.


We value your patronage and we look forward to an opportunity to serve you better in the near future.

With kind regards,
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
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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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