I stayed at Acacia, Goa recently. It is indeed a spanking new property and is very well maintained. Hence adds on to the feel-good-factor.
Hotel: It is not a very big property but is very well designed. Really good, well-maintained and clean pool. Excellent, cosy room with 5 star standards. Room balcony / sit-out is also very good. Smiling and helpful staff all around. They serve Biotique products/toiletries which are very good.
Wi-Fi: We had a front Road facing room on 1st floor and Wi-Fi signal was very good everywhere in the room. Internet speed was fast too.
Location: Awesome. Only 5 minutes’ walk from Candolim beach (some excellent shacks to check out nearby). Market area is close with lots of shops and eateries.
Food: I tried the buffet breakfast which is excellent - Very good taste and enough variety – continental as well as Indian. I must complement the chef for choosing such good variety of food and changing it daily basis. Truly Amazing.
They have a spa which was operational. I did not try but it looked good. They will soon be coming up with a rooftop grill and a nightclub in basement.
The rooms are not sound proof. At times, some sounds from outside gallery / nearby temple chants do come in – though not much of a trouble.
One more thing I would like to mention here, though the hotel is not to be blamed completely for this: There is a taxi stand right outside hotel and the local taxi-drivers flock around as soon as one steps out of the hotel which is very annoying. At times, they walk up to the porch too asking for requirement of a taxi. Hotel authorities do not seem to be doing much about this (may be they cannot). Some of the hotel staff (waiters/guards) seemed to be friends with those local taxi-stand guys to let them know when there is a guest check-in / check-out. I also heard from nearby people that if one wants to hire a non-cab car in Goa (it is kind of a norm there), these taxi-stand drivers complain to the authorities and do not let that happen easily.
But, all in all, a very good stay. I definitely recommend and will stay again here.
Note: An excellent cab service in Goa to take service from is - http://www.goantaxiservice.com/ Very reasonable prices and good quality cars without any haggling / hassle. I Googled for a taxi service in Goa and luckily found it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 500 meters from the Candolim beach, The Acacia Hotel & Spa Goa is a luxury hotel located in North Goa on the main Candolim road, featuring 54 rooms and suites plus other facilities for guests to enjoy including three restaurants, a lounge bar, sunken bar and a spa. With first of its kind retractable sliding roof in India, Acacia lets its guests enjoy use of the swimming pool in all weather conditions. Modern air-conditioned rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen cable TV, desk and safety deposit box. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also come with free toiletries. At The Acacia Hotel & Spa Goa you will find a 24-hour front desk and concierge desk. Other facilities offered include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage. A car can be rented for exploring the nearby areas. The property offers free parking. The hotel is 18 km from the example of baroque architecture, Church of St. Anne and 19 km from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Basilica of Bom Jesus. The famous Fort Aguada is 3 km. The Madgaon Railway Station and the Goa International Airport are within 45 minutes drive away. Dining options include Eat Any Time Coffee Shop that is multi-cuisine, Masala Art that is an exclusive Indian restaurant and Izgara is a rooftop restaurant that serves grilled food and Turkish cuisine open from 1800 hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Acacia Hotel & Spa Goa Candolim