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Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our group's second trip to Goa. We stayed at Dona Sylvia for 4D/3N during August and it was excellent experience. I believe this is one of the best resorts to stay at in Goa. Even though it's too far from Baga and North Goa, we loved the service, cottage style rooms and the private beach.

Plus tip : Tito's (Radisson) is accessible from Dona Sylvia as well.

Room Tip: Try taking a room far from the Swimming Pool for a quieter experience.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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GMRDS, Manager at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Firstly, we thank you for generously reviewing us on TripAdvisor and for highly recommending our property. We are indeed pleased to hear that your stay with us has been a wonderful experience.

We would be delighted at your return and more than glad to accommodate you on your future stay at Dona Sylvia.

Do like us on Facebook for updates on activities planned at Dona Sylvia !


Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar,
Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Gr8 Place to Holiday in. We stayed here from 16-19 April 2014. We Had a Gr8 time, Especially my 3 yrs Old Son, who enjoyed the Beach, pool and the abundance to open spaces.

This Resort is amazingly huge, beautiful & Clean property. It is very well maintained & Gardens
are extensive and nicely looked after and also has a good connection to the beach which is
Beautiful & Clean.......not crowded at all.. just perfect for Holidays.

We enjoyed each n every day of my stay there, with one of the most warmest n ever smiling group of ppl in every department of the resort right from reception, dinning section, chefs n management. A Special big thank you to Chief manager Ms.Gita , Chef Afsar & Mr. Rajesh of Dining Area. The Room Service needs to be more prompt, but other than that all the services were gr8.

The Buffet Menu is more to the liking of majority of foreign guests but the chef was always ready to specially prepare food of our choice as well.

A sure recommendation for a Quite Holiday with family.

Room Tip: The Upper Floor Standard Rooms with Big Balcony are good.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank VaibhavP1978
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GMRDS, Manager at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

We’re immensely thankful to you for your considerate feedback about the property and our services. Apart from commending our staff and their courteousness, we’re pleased to know that you were able to unwind and soak up the Dona Sylvia experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Goa and Dona Sylvia in the near future.

Do like us on Facebook for updates on activities planned at Dona Sylvia !

Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar,
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was our third trip to this resort, having stayed in other ones in Goa, and that is because we like it so much. If you like to be in the middle of nature, as well as a good place to stay, this is it. Rooms are good, well furnished. Clean with strong airconditioners despite the April heat and humidity. There is quiet around the place.
The staff is excellent. We did not get the room we requested well in advance as it was occupied. That was disappointing. We were up graded to a suite. Since the suite did not have balconies, which i consider essential in a place like this, we had to request the staff to locate a room with a balcony on the first floor. Ms Geeta was most helpful and went out her way to provide us with a room of our choice although the resort was almost full to capacity. Ms Prajakta of guest relations is always there to help and very informative on the location.
Breakfast is good and i must mention that Ms Ashra and Mr Celio at the restaurant take care of your requirements. In addition to the names mentioned, i must say at all staff members are well motivated and hospitable.
The swimming pool is large and a good alternative to the beach which is just touching the property.There is a safety box in all the rooms which is again essential. Several restaurants serving good food within walking distance of the hotel. A suoermarket is near the hotel.
We are planning to go again sometime later this year.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMRDS, Manager at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

We thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant experience on TripAdvisor. It was indeed a delight having you stay with us. Also,my sincere apologies for the initial displeasure caused to you and your family with regards to room allocation. Apart from the same, we are pleased to note that you had a good time holidaying with us.

Looking forward for your continued, valued patronage of Dona Sylvia.


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Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar,
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This hotel is perfectly situated on the beach and for local restaurants which were all excellent, we stayed all inclusive but because it is so cheap to eat out here that'swhat we did. The hotel seems to cater more for the Russians (who are very rude and obnoxious), but all the staff were very friendly and the rooms were kept very clean and were provided with 2 ottles of fresh water daily

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMRDS, Manager at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

We thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that your stay with us has been a wonderful experience.

Hoping to elevate your experience on your future stay in Dona Sylvia.


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Warm Regards,


Atool Mulgaonkar,
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

amazing property spread in huge 30 acres, having its own private beach and a huge swimming pool. its a delight for family and couples with all rooms having a dutch bunglow feel , with lush green surroundings , coconut trees and sea. the buffet spread for the meals are just mouth watering with domestic and international delicacies. the resort has good water sport games and land games for kids. having the carts to move around the huge property is very helpful.
the staff is polite and helpfull.

Room Tip: all rooms are villa types with sloping roofs , prefer to go for the beach facing for a real treat to eyes!
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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GMRDS, Manager at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for posting such a wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. We are glad that your experience with us was highlighted by the ambiance, courteous staff and services.

We would be delighted at your return to Dona Sylvia in the coming season as well.


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Warm Regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar,
Resort Manager.

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