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Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Cavelossim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Our trip to the Dona Sylvia was our first visit to India... and it certainly wont be the last... this hotel is fab in all ways..

Yes there's always room for improvement but I found nothing here to really complain about.
The rooms are dated... but ours was clean.. great shower... huge bed and sheets and towels changed every day...

The food is fabulous.. the choices were great.. fresh...flavoursome...superb!!
As are the all inclusive drinks.. especially the local feni..

Great location... interesting shopping... the department store is definitely worth a trip as the cafe is on the top floor with great views of life... and 2 chai teas for £1.

Looking forward to going bk and exploring India much more...

Keep up the great work... you should all be so proud :)

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for the excellent review posted by you. It is always a pleasure to get such amazing feedback from our guests. We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy the ambiance, the facilities and our hospitality.

Thank you once more, your commendation is our greatest compliment and we look forward to serve you at Dona Sylvia in the near future.


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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Hi! Visited the resort from 31st May to 2nd June. The resort is about 35 KM from the airport in South Goa. I had made an online booking for taxi and was charged Rs.1000/ from the airport which is reasonable by Goa standards. The front office carried out checking in formalities quite swiftly and alloted us the room within 10 minutes. The room decor is O.K but airconditioning was not effective. The toilets are very basic. The room's mini bar had nothing in it just a refrigerator with two bottles of water. Within half an hour we decided to walk down to beach. The beach is accesible from the resort itself and we found the beach amazing.
Now coming to issues with this resort

1. The first night we found a dead mouse in the bedsheet of the third bed. When we called housekeeping, it took them 15 minutes to come and change the bed.

2. The episode left me quite shaken for almost a month because of all the diseases a mouse can cause.

3. The buffet breakfast was O.K for indians like us but again I spotted flies floating in the Lassi, the waiters were all lost and we could figure out their inexperience.

4. The taxi's offered by travel desk is expensive than what rest of Goa offers. The taxi union outside the resort is worst and would not let any outside taxi to come to resort.

5. Third night again we found a mouse this time alive. I just waited for the day to break and check out.

The swimming pool is good. There is a nice local restaurant right across the road opposite this resort called " MIKE's PLACE". The beach offers water sports etc. It would have been a nice trip, but for the mouse episode the whole trip and my one month afterward was spoilt. I would give rating of 3 / 5 for the reasons mentioned above.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Let me first apologize to you for the delay in responding to your review. I am indeed saddened and surprised and my sincere apologies to you for the 'not so pleasant' experience you had during your recent stay with us; It is definitely an eye opener for us. We have taken stringent measures to avoid such instances in the future. Also, we have intensified our team training to serve our esteemed guests effectively.

We, at Team Dona Sylvia strive towards guest delight and will take the necessary steps to tackle the issues enlisted by you.

Assuring you of an altogether wonderful holiday the next time you are traveling to Goa.

Warm regards,

Atool Mulgaonkar,
Resort Manager.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

My rating: 3.5/5 ("Good" but tripadvisor does't give that option so "very good" :P)
Planned a relaxing trip to Goa in June'14 and this time wanted to go to South Goa so selected Dona Sylvia.
Directly starting with Pros and cons:
Pros:
1. Excellent property.
2. Well maintained and Very nice pool.
3. Easy access to clean and beautiful Mobor beach.
4. Being vegetarian could find a bit of less options in the buffet. Need to mention specially "Afsar" the chef was really very helpful and concerned.
5. Also travel assistance from "Jimmy" too was helpful.
6. In general the whole staff is very courteous and helpful.
7. U can hire bike/car from right in front of the main gate.

Cons:
1. We had selected "Standard room" but were a bit disappointed at the size of the room and some of the amenities in the room. We have been to other hotels in Goa and found better rooms.
2. Booking experience was really bad as I had to call them on time to time to remind them about replying to my mails.
3. While checking out had to carry our luggage ourselves to main area as they had completely forgot about it. And the reception phone was not working.
4. Some renovation work was going on right behind our room so could hear the noise early in the morning.
5. Could also experience some power outage and AC was going off at least 4-5 times during stay.

Would still recommend it for family outings if the above mentioned cons are rectified. :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for taking the time out to convey your feedback regarding your stay at the property. We do appreciate your good words about our location, ambiance, pool, and our courteous staff.

We are sorry that your experience fell short of your expectations in certain areas, like the rooms, baggage service, delay in your booking confirmation; also, the disturbance caused by the ongoing maintenance work in the resort. My team and I have noted your feedback and will most certainly work towards these aspects and towards enhancing the guest experience. Moreover, our rooms are being renovated in a phased manner, based on the feedback of guests. You will be delighted to an altogether different experience on your future stays with us.

We do look forward to welcoming you back at our resort in the near future thus giving us an opportunity to wow you and exceeding your expectations!


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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The hotel is beautifully spread out and gives enough space for all the guests. The service is impeccable. Their Duty Manager and the staff very extremely courteous and ever helping. I would definately recommend this place as it is value for money and the old Portugese culture and modernism is mixed well by the hotel. Kudos !!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

We are truly thankful to you for reviewing us generously. We’re pleased to know that you were able to unwind and have made the best of your holidays in Goa. Also your appreciation of out team would be surely conveyed to them.

Thank you once more for highly recommending us. Looking forward to delight you on your next holiday.


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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a hotel where we run our conference in May every year for the past ten years or so. Great location , lovely ambience , close to the sea . Very helpful staff. Great service . People who believe in cultivating real relationship . We have never had any complaint all these years . That is some record to boast of . I am talking of hundred odd people for two weeks . The staff knows us by now .
Good pool and spa . I would recommend any day for a conference . It just has a different energy . There is soul of the place which connects .

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Thank you for taking the time out to convey your feedback regarding your stay at the hotel and for highly recommending us. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us have treasured your holiday moments in Dona Sylvia.

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


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Reviewed 29 June 2014

It was second visit within a span of 8 months.That itself xplains our satisfaction about your hospitality.Reception team is fantastic.Food is exellant.An superb property,accomidation is up to the expectation but still scop for improvement!!!!!!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

Many thanks for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We do appreciate your generous feedback about our hotel, its services and for highly recommending us.

We look forward to serve you at Dona Sylvia in the near future.


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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Dona Sylvia is 25 year old property, just beside the beach.. Even the Radisson Blu also goes to the beach from Dona Slyvia.. Well Maintained, Food is good, Staff is helpful.. They have a big swimming pool and can enjoy the whole day... We stayed in a individual cottage which was very close to the beach... Apart from phone not working for 2 days for 1 room, small portions of ala carte, everything else was great!!. I would recommend the property but always have breakfast & dinner included in your package.. There are a lot of choices for veg food as well... Would recommend the property...Just check the other restarurants other than Sea Gull as they were introduced but were either using the same kitchen or were busy with other meetings, so could not serve..

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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GMRDS, Manager at Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from Dona Sylvia !!

We thank you for choosing Dona Sylvia for your stay and for reviewing us. We’re glad that you were able to unwind, relax and take back fond memories of the trip! My apologies for the glitches experienced by you. My team and I have noted your feedback and will most certainly work on the same. Also your appreciation of our team would be surely conveyed to them.

Looking forward to delight you on your next holiday.


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Warm Regards,

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Additional Information about Dona Sylvia Beach Resort

Address: | Cavelossim Beach, Mobor, Next to Radisson Blu, Cavelossim 403731, India
Region: India > Goa > South Goa District > Cavelossim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 Spa Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Family Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Business Hotel in Cavelossim
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cavelossim
Price Range: £94 - £377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dona Sylvia Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort is spread over 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the southern coast of Goa, it nestles by the soft white sands of Cavelossim beach. The Resort offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms with all modern amenities in Mediterranean style villas with balconies and open sit-outs. The Resort has excellent conference facilities, extensive options for outdoor events / theme parties and entertainment. ... more   less 
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