We were booked in at the Ft Aguada Hotel right next to this one and ten minutes after arriving knew that we had to move to a different hotel. So we ended up that the Village. We are very happy we made the move.
The reception area is very nice looks like it was updated with in the last few years. The staff was very helpful and attentive
The room was very nice, big enough bathroom, very clean. We stayed with friends that had the room adjoining ours. Our bungalow was just our two rooms and had a private garden in the front that we enjoyed dinning in one night. The bed was comfortable but not the best hotel bed I've seen. Nice closet space, Flat screen TV, dvd player. Our room looked like it had been redone recently.
The pool was nice but had a few too many kids running around; it was not the most relaxing place to spend the day, the water was very clean and was nice and worm. The swim up bar was fine but not great, not super inviting. The pool staff was good, setting up chairs for us as soon as we arrived, but there were no waiters walking around you had to go the bar to get a drink. The bartenders were friendly but not the fastest at getting you a coke or something.
The beach out front of the hotel was ok; we walked along the beach a few times but never hung out there. You had to walk down a rickety staircase that was propped up by a bunch of sandbags.
The restaurants were nice to sit in at night but the food was nothing to write home about. The breakfast buffet in the morning was just fine, but got a bit crowded if you went too late. We enjoyed two dinners at the Thai restaurant and enjoyed most of the dishes we ordered there. The Beach restaurant was a nice setting and the food was good. Service in both places was just fine.
The setting is very nice with lots of little cottages spread around what must be about 10 acres. There is a little 5 hole golf course that no one was playing but it looked nice and broke up the space. The whole place is pleasant although there are a few things that need to be updated. I would guess that you can not see the ocean from most of the rooms but that is not really too big of a deal as the setting around the bungalows feels tropical and private. There are a few rooms that look out onto the ocean but they are also more exposed to people walking by.
I would recommend this hotel if you are traveling with a family. The kids did seem to enjoy the pool and it looked like they had a lot of activities for kids. The week we went there were two Indian holidays so I think that might be why there were so many kids there. I would guess that normally it is a bit quieter of a place, in which case it would be fun for couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa, is different, yet the same in many ways. Still the charming village, that flirts with the beach. Where fun lovers come for repeat doses of delight. There's a nice new buzz however. In the renewed cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the island bar, and the spa where you'll go Ah! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vivanta By Taj - Holiday Village, Goa Hotel Sinquerim
- Taj Holiday Village Sinquerim
- Taj Holiday Village Hotel Sinquerim
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