It had been a few weeks I was trying to plan my vacation but work priorities kept changing the plans, location and dates. Finally, after all the plans, it was time for Goa again.
It is interesting that for all my 6 trips to Goa so far, I've always chosen North - reasons are many but one interesting reason is the range of things to do and some fantastic choice of hotels.
One of these fantastic hotels is Resort Rio - by far my best experience in Goa so far. I say this confidently having stayed in hotels in all ranges - Taj Village Resort to Beacon Court.
Location: Resort Rio is ideally located in Arapora, 5 minute drive/scooty ride from Britto's or Titto's/Capetown (There are different ways to reach Baga from the hotel). It is also perfectly located for your trips to Anjuna or to other side - Calangute or Candolim as you have the option to avoid the busy roads of Baga. Cars/bikes for hire are available outside the hotel at normal city prices
Rooms: Most of the rooms are facing the green plains and the hills - its one of the most refreshing sites you will get across all hotel options in North. Rooms are big and all rooms have a different theme. Bathrooms are very well done and all rooms have terreces to sit out and enjoy the view.
Amenities: Hotels serves Italian and Continental food - for the India pallette, there is a Vegitarian restruant as well. A well managed bar with good 'SunBurn' music makes it a perfect plan to hang out late in the night.
Staff: On thing that you will remember after your visit to the hotel is the fantastic service. Akash at the Bar is 'Innovation' personified. Always keen to add a personal touch, he has the ability to invent a drink to match your taste. Prudencia is one of the managers - You will also find Prudencio in the hotel all the time for your service - morning breakfast, late night dinner - he literally stays in the hotel. With his suttle expressions but keen observations, he will ensure you get a personal touch with the best quality service.
The hotel is very well managed by Benny D'souza - GM for Resort Rio.
Perfect Holiday - 10 on 10 !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort Rio, a five star luxury deluxe spa resort in Goa, is spread over 10 acres on the banks of the Baga River and is just a 5 minute drive from the world famous Baga Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Rio Hotel Arpora
- Resort Rio Goa/Arpora