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“A gem in Goa”
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Pousada Tauma
Ranked #12 of 110 Hotels in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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“A gem in Goa”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed here with friends for 4 nights from April 29th 2014. The place is just a gem, a paradise in the midst of busy Calangute area. The suites are all individual, clean and spacy. Really nicely designed. The lush gardens, pavillion are just so colourful and calming. The food was so fantastic. All these coupled with the hospitality and the services extended by Matthew and Neville were just unbelievably superb. Such a relaxing and a beautiful place ! Will definitely come again . Adzam / Zurich, Switzerland

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed here February 2014. After a whirlwind tour of India, a restful
5 days was in order. The Tauma Pousada is an oasis amidst the frantic
streets of Goa. The large rooms are quiet, comfortable and surrounded
by lush tropical flora and fauna and all centered around the beautiful
pool.
The staff anticipated our every need. The manager, Mathew took us
about and introduced us to all this lovely hotel had to offer. The owners,
Angelica and Neville are so down to earth and accommodating we felt right at home.
Neville suggested typical Goan cuisine from the restaurant menu which we thoroughly
enjoyed. The next morning we were driven to their private beach, stayed for lunch
of grilled prawns and cold beers, and spent the rest of the day swimming in the
ocean and generally relaxing.
Overall, our stay at Pousada Tauma was amazing! Some reviewers thought
the hotel was a bit pricey but a seasoned traveler will recognize this
level of attention and comfort as priceless!

Room Tip: Each room is different, but all are excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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UK
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Had a truly wonderful few days at Pousada. This is a piece of paradise caringly created by the most charming owner; Neville. Highly recommended as a great base for exploring this particularly fun area of Goa and especially if you are looking for a stunning hide-away for romance or relaxation.

The staff at Pousada are genuinely friendly, attentive and demonstrate a real passion for maintaining the unique character of this gem of a boutique hotel. (Indeed the word ‘hotel’ does not do it justice).

Food was first class and prepared entirely as per our convenience.

Will certainly return in the not too distant future………Dave & Kerry.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

According to us this hotel is more then any five star hotel in Goa. It's a compact boutique hotel. Very homely atmosphere. Their food quality is very good and excellent service , very healthy breakfast with fresh juices. The rooms were also decorated with scented candles. I was surprised that the owner of the hotel Mr Neville served us Goan traditional seafood lunch, the owner himself is very down to earth person. The hospitality which they served us I dought you will get anywhere else. Very peaceful and quiet boutique hotel. We had the best time in their balcony as they provided us with their beach chairs which were very relaxing, very personal n private balcony. Excellent location with walking distance to the beach and they also provide free shuttle service throughout the day. Whenever I come to Goa I will definitely come back again in Pausada Tauma.

Room Tip: mountain suite is comfortable and quite.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hotel with great familiar environment.
Very good food (typical goan), excelent service (great staff) impecable rooms. Pool area is excellent.
They provide support for transportation to beach or local markets.
If I'll go back to Goa, definately would love to stay at Pousada again.
It's a top choice and I Know I wouldn't regret it.

Stayed January 2014
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Windsor, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

I highly recommend Pousada Tauma to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation spot in Goa. Our flight did not arrive until 10 pm. On the way to the hotel, the driver gave us the food menu and told us that in 15 minutes the hotel would be calling to get our dinner selections. It was thoughtful of them to make sure we were fed. Our room was well decorated and maintained. The bed was comfortable and bathroom had plenty of hot water. The food was phenomenal. I wished we could have stayed longer so we could have tried more items on the menu. The pool area was nice. It was wonderful on those warm afternoons after doing nothing but relaxing. The hotel is not on the beach. I know I was initially concerned about this, but after staying at the hotel I do not see this as a negative. The hotel has a small property on the beach. It is a 5-10 minute drive away. The beach property has shaded lounging areas with a nice bar. The staff at the hotel is wonderful. Neville, the owner, has created a beautiful hotel worth staying at.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Delhi
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We have just returned from our first visit to Goa and stayed at the Pousada Tauma following Tripadvisor reviews. We went from Saturday to Tuesday. We had three lovely rooms around the pool area (2 adults + 4 teenage children). The Pousada Tauma felt instantly like home, we were made very welcome by Neville and his staff. The rooms were all very comfortable and interesting. The whole hotel is a triumph both architecturally and lanscape wise. The restaurant is covered but outdoors and we had breakfast and dinner there. The food is delicious and the menu varied. The pool and surrounding seating area were perfect and peaceful. The Pousada by the Beach in Calangute is lovely too and you can be ferried to and fro in a car at any time. The beach itself was nice and quiet during the week days and the sea swimming excellent on the sunnier days. The food at the Pousada by the Beach is delicious too and there have lovely chaise lounges, towels etc there for you. Baga nearby seems really fun (we did not get a chance to explore much as we were so happy in the hotel! ) and has some great restaurants. This is a very polished hotel but with a very warm and friendly atmosphere. We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Pousada Tauma
Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Region: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calangute
#2 Family Hotel in Calangute
#5 Luxury Hotel in Calangute
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada Tauma 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Tauma is the first 12 suite Boutique Hotel to open in Goa in the 1998.Built from scratch from1995 on a two acre plot,it is known for our traditional Goan hospitality,with plenty of privacy ,lots of open spaces and a lush tropical garden .1)Room rates are inclusive of B'fast ,lunch or dinner, excluding the Tax's.2)We never offer packages and we never discount " one rate for all our guests " Requests our guests not call or emails for discounts,special offers ,packages etc.3)Meals are served keeping in mind that most of our guests enjoy the local regional cuisine, prepared from fresh seasonal produce,meals which are included in the tariff Lunch or Dinner are served in the hotel restaurant Copper Bowl and not at the beach front restaurant.4)We are not located on the beach ,but we have our own beach front restaurant "Pousada by the Beach " 2 km away from the hotel which is open from 11.am.to 7.pm.There is a free shuttle service to the beach and back . Pousada by the Beach has deck area with sunbeds,umbrellas shower and changing rooms.5) Yoga and Ayurvedic treatments are available on request. ... more   less 
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