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“Excellent location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tivai Beach Cottages

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Tivai Beach Cottages
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Guwahati, India
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed in Tivai Beach Cottage for 4 nights. It is located right on the beach. You will find good food in nearby shacks. I personally recommend the chelsea beach shack where rates are reasonable and quality is good. Service of Allister was excellent. However it is recommended that you need to carry a good mosquito repellant with you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

I had visited Goa for 5 days in Jan 14 and had stayed at tivai cottages . The location is at Calangute beach which is reputedly the most crowded area . But the cottage location is
the most beautiful and peaceful in the midst of all the chaos . It was indeed an experience worth the value . It is the perfect location for exploring all the northern beaches as also the night life . The manager Mr Fernandes and all the staff are very friendly and helpful for any assistance you might need . The beach itself is within the sight from the entrance to the cottage . If for a second time , I would definitely be there with all the memories of my stay there . I would recommend to all Tivai Beach Cottages for a pleasant and memorable stay . The reservation has to be made online and directly with the manager . Thanks to Mr Fernandes and his staff for making my stay memorable in Goa .

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Tivai cottages caters to your basic necessities for a comfortable stay at a low price. They do not serve food or have room service. But you get to be right on the beach (well, exaggerated - its around 50mts from the beach) and there are shacks and restaurants very near and all around you. If you are looking for luxury rooms, room service, waiting upon, and high quality food in the room, this is not for you.

Personally, I feel the place might be suited for groups - family or friends and couples if you dont mind cottages made of wood and lack of thick walls. ;-)

Pros:
Around 50 meters from the beach. Yes, the beach and that is why you are in Goa!

And the water sports. Walk to the beach and you have it all there

Food is all around you - there are many shacks on the beach. Though Tivai themselves do not serve food, there is a restaurant nearby serving decent food and can bring food to your room when you ask. They were better than many of the shacks around.

The rooms are small but nice and the bathrooms too are fine. Good quite place to stay and sleep peacefully.

The guys at the cottage - Alistair and co, are non-intrusive and get to you when you need them. Unlike hotels where they look for tips only.

The Bad:

The non-AC rooms can be quite warm, especially in the afternoons. make it your choice if you cannot get the AC rooms. Goa can be pretty warm from late Feb until the monsoons.

The bath and toilet in the non-AC cottage has its the top open to inside the cottage itself. Dint smell bad but depends on your roomie too. And there was this small frogie which visits the last cottage bathroom every night. No harm - just ignore.


Tips:

Make sure you opt for AC rooms - the others are pretty much like an oven from late mornings up until nights. This was in Feb and Goa gets warmer thereafter until monsoons.

It can be difficult to reach from the main road if you do not know your way. Once you have your cab or rental vehicle you are good to go. And if you are there for the beach, why bother for the route - the beach is right next to you.

Most cabs and taxis find it extremely difficult to reach the place as the place is not well known. So, ask the cottage guys for the cab (Ibrahim - good service, nominal rates) or trust your Google map route.

Food at the shacks are good but there is a restaurant (or shack or whatever), right next to Tivai and they serve better food than the on-the-beach shacks. Ask the guys at Tivai.

Room Tip: Make sue you opt for the ac ones - the others are way too warm during the day
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DonThomasJacob
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Kozhikode, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Had a nice cool vacation.....Good people...they are perfect when it comes to planning vacation...you have babash when it comes to reservation...you arrive at airport and you find ibrahim,..the perfect taxi guy...you enter cottages and you have Aliston n Sunil....till you land on airport for departure they make your vaation a memorable one....though the cottages are simple with basic amenities these guys go to the extra mile to give you the best....i have given 4 rating because i want these cottages to be the best ....the location itself is so beautiful and silent together with a good staff.....

Room Tip: Go there if you want a simple life right next to the beach
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KrishnaDoha
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Calangutebeachhuts, Owner at Tivai Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Krishna,

Thank you very much for visiting Tivai and writing a review on Trip Advisor. We are glad to learn that you liked our stay.
Its all Teamwork here and we know we have the best of team to give our guests a memorable vacation.
We are renovating next year with complete Sea facing cottages just as our south Goa property Casa Fiesta.
Once again, we would like to express our appreciation and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon again.

Thanks & regards,
Babash
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Meerut, India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

i satyed in tivai for 3 nights
for me goa means beach beach and beach
and tivai is just on the beach.u can have ur breakfast lunch dinner or whatever u wana
good shacks....good food...good atmosphere...beer ....not so crowded..beach and best is SUN SET frm beach....gr8 feeling
so overall a good place to stay
BUT CAN B BEST PLACE IF OWNER MAKE SOME EFFORTS
1.arrange water inside the cottages
2.minimum personal attention to guests
3bathrooms need proper water drainage.may b my cottage had drainage problem

but all these things go to side if it comes to beach stay
a fantastic place with basic aminities
no VIP treatment

overall fantastic place if goa means beach
if u wan luxury,then go to other expensive hotel and miss beaches or arrange taxis for every visit

Room Tip: choose tivai only
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tanujgarg
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Calangutebeachhuts, Owner at Tivai Beach Cottages, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Sir, thank you for your awesome feedback. We We are glad you liked our place. We hope to have you with us again. Regards to your loved ones.
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Hyderabad, India
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

No wonder we all would like to GOA but it works out well when we get the best place to stay, Tivai Beach Cottages gives you that amazing experience you would ever desire for. I would remember Sunset and Sunrise view from my cottage throughout my life OMG its so amazing. Let it be water sports, shacks, pub everything is happening at this place with few minutes away. Hospitality is awesome and i made lot of friends and will definitely visit them again without any doubt.

Thanks again for making my stay a memorable one.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank chrishydparker
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Mumbai
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Simple and comfortable wooden cottages bang on the beach. That's how I can describe the Tivai beach cottages. The cottages are at a less than even 50 meters from the beach. The rooms are very basic and simple with basic requirements like a comfortable bed, TV and a clean bathroom. Don't expect a 3 or 5 star luxury from them. They are purely meant for souls who are in Goa to enjoy the beaches and beer and are hardly going to spend any time in the rooms.

The cottages are located somewhere between Candolim and the Calangute beaches. All the major attractions like Anthony's, Brittos and Titos are at a distance of 10 mins drive from the cottages.

The staff of the hotel aliastar and Sunit are extremely helpful and courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tivai beach resort and will recommend the place to all those who want to have a good clean simple place to stay on the beach in a small budget.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Siddharth P
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Property: Tivai Beach Cottages
Address: On the beach,Near paradise Village beach Resort | Landmark:Near St. peters bakery,Tivai Wado, Calangute, India
Region: India > Goa > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 219 Speciality Lodging in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Tivai Beach Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tivai beach cottages,calangute beach Goa are located right on the beach.With 10 individually designed cottages on the beach it gives you everything you need to enjoy a memorable holiday. There is the sound of the waves breaking in an unending continuum and there is this superb view of the Arabian Sea that will leave you thrilled beyond description.With a awesome sea food beach restaurant attached to this property you will also get a choice of almost 200 plus beach shacks on the beach.Saturday night market,Titos,Mambos,Watersports are just 5 minutes away yet this place is quite silent compared to the busy calangute main entrance.We are just 400 mtrs towards the left of calangute beach entrance right on the beach. ... more   less 
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