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Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Cavelossim
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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“great clean chill out hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2010

the hotel has bungalow rooms set in lovely gardens, rooms are very clean with shower, TV,fridge and safe. the food at all meals has something for every one they will even cook you something if you ask nothing is to much trouble and for curry lovers a good choice. there is outside dinning by the pool you get one free per week and an Indian restaurant you must book.the large pool is very clean plenty of beds this is the place if you take children, the hotel is open and airy in the evening there is out side seating on a long balcony over looking the pool. the staff are all so friendly and helpful. there is a path down to the long sandy beach were the locals set up there shacks with tables were you can get a drink or have lunch we do not go back to the hotel for lunch as the food at the beach shacks is clean and very cheap, we always go for three weeks in February it will be our 7Th time back when we go again next year,one warning the sea can be quite ruff so if you take children do not let them go in the sea on there own let them swim in the great hotel pool.they have out door evening dinning on the large grass area at the side of the hotel grounds were they cook the food and a bar is set up they do this once a week and on Indian festival days and on valentines night with a band and Indian dances,it is very safe to walk out to the road were you will find plenty of shops a chemist (were you can buy everything) plenty of family run home cooked Indian restaurants very cheap. we would not go back time after time if the hotel was not of high standard if you love India go south as it is not as commercialised as the north at the hotel and outside the local Indian people are so friendly and always pleased to meet you once you have been they remember you the next time.the hotel staff just make you so welcome we just feel at home there. you must try the Indian spa at the hotel the best i have ever had .just relax and enjoy the best chill out holiday can not wait to get back.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2010

a great pool, nice beach, the food was fabulous. attended a wedding and they decorated everything very nicely. the reception was very helpful and efficient. very cosy hotel, nicely located in south goa. the resort itself is very spacious and well laid out.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

I am currently booking our holiday to Cuba and am reminded that I did not write a review for our trip to Dona Sylvia that we took in April

It was our first trip to India and without the invaluable assistance of Trip Advisor contributors I was well prepared for the holiday - particular thanks go to Meerkat for her help with the visa application

I was not disappointed one bit - Carvelossim is superb if you are looking for a far less busy resort which we were - Karaoke until 5am is not our thing. The little resort has a few shops and restaurants - in particular Mike's Place which not only serves the most fantastic food with huge portions but also has a vary talented live duo (keyboard & guitarist who play brilliant Santana) Mikes place also runs beach party nights which are great

The hotel was lovely - choice of food, cleanliness, sevice, standard of room were all good - I can't crticize any of it and I am fussy! Beautiful gardens and quiet and peaceful

The beach was great - we went end of season so we had the place practically to ourselves but there were still other people around - some of the beach shacks were still open serving the most astounding food at ridiculously cheap prices (even though we were AI we still ate at the beach nearly every day as it was so cheap and we couldn't be bothered to walk the 50 meters back to the hotel !)

Thomsom flight good - we paid for upgrade but when we saw the seating in the regular part we decided that in future an upgrade wouldn't be worth the money as standard seating was more that decent for a long haul

Our Thomson rep was Gaynor who I have to say was brilliant particularly as we were in the middle of the volcano ash palava - no fuss no problems with extending our stay at the hotel at no extra charge to us - frankly I could think of worse places to be stranded and I was only sorry that we were only stranded for 2 days

The food was delicious - huge selection and the best prawns and chicken skewers I have ever eaten - the best however was the tandoori chicken in one of the alc restaurants - it was sublime and I can still taste it today.

As we were end of season it was quite warm - about 42C with humidity at 84% - sea was a little rough - you could swim a little but it was more of wave jumping but still fun - breeze was welcome due to heat

We went on a 2 night 3 day trip to Delhi & Agra - we arranged this ourselves at half the cost that Thomson were offering the identical trip to - an absolute must and not to be missed

We also took a trip to the waterfall which was wonderful - it was the coldest water we had come across during our stay and was very welcome as even the sea was like bathwater

Did the elephant and spice trail - good fun

All in all it was so good we have decided to go again in a couple of years time - the only reason we are not returning next year is because we feel we sould go to the other side of the world and see what's there

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

The hotel property is good having Mediterranean type houses. The best part which i like is that this is a beach property. The Dining hall is also big and food quality is also good. I loved staying here for 4 days with my wife.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

This has got to be the most amazing hotel that I've ever stayed in...

Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dona Sylvia Beach Resort
Address: | Cavelossim Beach, Mobor, Next to Radisson Blu, Cavelossim 403731, India
Region: India > Goa > 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 Luxury Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 Spa Hotel in Cavelossim
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Business Hotel in Cavelossim
#3 Family Hotel in Cavelossim
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cavelossim
Price range (per night): $150 - $572
Hotel Class:5 star — Dona Sylvia Beach Resort 5*
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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Also Known As:
Dona Sylvia Beach Hotel Cavelossim
Dona Sylvia Beach Cavelossim
Dona Sylvia Hotel Goa
Dona Sylvia Beach Resort Goa/Cavelossim

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