$145 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 11, 2014 Check-out: Dec 14, 2014

Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

5 stars
Sinquerim, Candolim, Bardez, Goa, 403515
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
13 reviews
Location! Location!! Location!!!

Location: - Vivanta by Taj is located in North Goa right on the water's edge. The view from... See full review

  • deepan s
  • Nov 26, 2013
Calm retreat

A great place to stay - especially if you want to get away from it all. Staff was very friendly and... See full review

  • Peter
  • Oct 20, 2013
Beachfront property housed in a historic 16th century Portuguese Fort

Tourists looking for a retreat in Goa find ideal base at the stylish accommodations in the beachfront location of Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada. Aside from exploring this part of India, visitors can frolic on the white sands of the private beach, work out at the fitness center, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or unwind with pampering treatments at Jiva Spa. Patrons can also play table tennis, billiards and squash at the sports facilities on site.

Guests looking for Italian specialties can sample treats at Il Camino while seafood-loving diners can dine in at Morisco restaurant. Vacationers can also enjoy a cup of coffee at Latitude or have refreshing beverages at SFX and Martini Bar. The Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada's modern events spaces can host social events and corporate gatherings of up to 1,200 people. Babysitting (upon reservation), concierge, currency exchange, and tour assistance are also on offer.

3 Reasons To Stay

  • Goan-Portuguese architecture
  • Two specialties restaurants, two bars and one coffee shop
  • Jiva Spa with award-winning therapies and signature treatments

Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada rooms

To ensure guests comfort, the 145 stylish rooms, suites and villas at Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada are equipped with DVD player, TV, safe deposit box, dual-line telephone, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, makeup mirror, and private bathroom with bathtub. Most rooms have views of the garden or sea. Wi-Fi access is also available. Baby cot and rollaway bed are on offer upon request.

Things to do

  • Calangute Beach (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Reis Magos Fort (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Goa Science Centre (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • House Of Goa (5.4 mi/8.7 km)
  • Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (6.1 mi/9.8 km)

Policies and fees
Wi-Fi access is complimentary for up to two devices.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada Rooms

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Superior Charm Room/Garden
Superior Charm Room/Garden View/King Bed/29 SqMt/With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/King Bed/ 29 Sq Mt/ With Sit Out/ Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Charm Room/Sea
Superior Charm Room/Sea View/King Bed/29 SqMt/Comp Airport Transfers By Coach/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Room/ Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Room/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Deluxe Allure Suite/ Sea View/
Deluxe Allure Suite/Sea View/King Bed/ 56 Sq Mt/With Terrace/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Charm Room/ Garden
Superior Charm Room/ Garden View/ Twin Bed/29 SqMt/With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/ Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Room/ Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Room/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/
Superior Charm Room/ Sea View/ Twin Bed/ 29 Sq Mt/With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers By Ac Coach/ Comp Basic Wifi
Superior Charm Room/Sea
Superior Charm Room/Sea View/Twin Bed/ 29 Sq Mt/Comp Airport Transfers By Coach Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Premium Indulgence
Premium Indulgence Cottage/Garden View/ King Bed/37 Sq Mt/With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers By Ac Coach/Comp Wifi
Premium Indulgence Room/Sea
Premium Indulgence Room/Sea View/ Double Bed/56 Sq Mt/With Terrace/ Comp Airport Transfers by AC Coach/Comp Wifi
Premium Temptation Villa 1
Premium Temptation Villa 1 Bedroom/ Sea View/74 Sq Mt/Hermitage/Pvt Lawn/ Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp Wifi
Luxury Bliss Villa 2 Bedrooms/
Luxury Bliss Villa 2 Bedrooms/ Sea View/ 153 Sq Mt/Hermitage/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices.
Presidential Niravana Villa 3
Presidential Niravana Villa 3 Bedroom/ Sea View/209 Sq Mt/Hermitage/Pvt Lawn/ Comp Airport Transfers By Coach/Comp Wif
Premium Temptation Villa 2
Premium Temptation Villa 2 Bedrooms/ Sea View/153 Sq Mt/Hermitage/ Complimentary Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices
Premium Indulgence Cottage/
Premium Indulgence Cottage/ Garden View/ Twin Bed/ 37 Sq Mt/ With Sit Out/ Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/ Comp Wifi
Premium Temptation Villa
Premium Temptation Villa 1Bedroom/ Garden View/74 SqMt/Hermitage/ Pvt Lawn/Comp Airport Transfers/Comp Wifi

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Sauna
Children's activities
Game room
Solarium
Tennis
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Poolside snackbar
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Theater desk
Car rental desk
FAX
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Valet parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
Kitchen
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Turndown service
Sofa bed
Shower
Iron
Smoke detectors
Trouser press

Dining

Il Camino
Il Camino, the inviting speciality Italian restaurant, serves an array of authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. The restaurant has a live pizza oven. Live entertainment enlivens the ambience.
Morisco
Morisco, the sea food speciality restaurant with an open kitchen, serves fresh seafood grills and innovative cuisines. The restaurant presents live entertainment.
SFX
SFX, the lounge bar by the sea, serves a variety of snacks and fast food. Live entertainment enlivens the ambience.
Martini Bar
Martini Bar, the speciality bar, serves a large selection of martinis, the popular Vodka Martini in addition to a selection of wines, spirits, beers, cocktails and snacks. It is attached to Morisco, and enjoys a view of the sea and the pool
Fish Tail
Cuisine: Seafood, chicken, meat grills and BBQ Theme: On the Sea front (Operational ONLY from November - April)
Latitude
Latitude is the multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant that serves buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch and dinner. Latitude is located at lower lobby overlooking the pool, garden and beach seascape. Cuisine: Modern European, north Indian cuisine and Goan

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
deepan s
Business
Sammamish, WA
Nov 26, 2013

Location! Location!! Location!!!

Location: - Vivanta by Taj is located in North Goa right on the water's edge. The view from Lobby/Poolside/most part of the garden is stunning. - We were in a beach facing room with sit out/direct access to garden facing the beach. The additional price was totally worth it. - Vivanta has easy access to beach and all water activities, and has access to viewpoints from where you can enjoy the sunset. - Vivanta is just 15km from Panaji --the main city which has all the major shopping/restaurants--, we took a cab to Panaji and it was good. - Taj has 1 more resort nearby called Taj Holiday, which doesn't have such stunning views --little cheaper-- Note: Vivanta by Taj does not have any private beaches, it only has access to the beach which is publically accessible. But still the beach was in good shape, and not too crowded --especially during weekdays-- Resort Amenities: Not so great. - No free wifi --we are in a star hotel resort in 2013 for crying out loud--. - Food within resort was OK --not great-- - As expected, food was ridiculous priced --easily over 3 times normal price--. Please eat outside, there are several good restaurants within 3km radius of the resort - Cab service was convenient/safe/easy to book/use, we just had to walk to front desk 15mins before we wanted to leave. The travel desk folks were helpful in explaining the places to see and were explicit with the pricing. - As expected, Cab service was very expensive --over 2 times normal price, 28 rupees/km + tax - not including night charges-- - We were recommended a couple of famous south goa white sand beaches --about 90km-- from our resort. We took the cab and felt those beaches were not any better than the one right in front of the resort --5mins walk--. We almost felt the travel desk wanted us to take a long cab trip, so that we end up paying them ridiculous fare :) Restaurants: - Multi-cuisine restaurant --within Vivanta resort, OK taste, expensive, ambience was good. - Seafood restaurant --within Vivanta resort, Not so good, expensive, ambience was good. - Martin's corner --40km from resort, in south Goa, we ate there on our way to the "famous" south Goa beaches, Really good food, reasonable price, OK ambience --well maintained restrooms-- - Earthen oven --around 3km from Resort, walkable, Excellent taste, moderate price, ambience was good - Delhi Darbar --in Panaji 15km from resort, by cab, Food was good, moderate price, ambience was good Overall: - If you are looking for a hassle free/high end/relaxing vacation with stunning views, and won't have sleepless nights over the unfair rates for resort services, then Vivanta by Taj is an awesome choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Earthen Oven (great food, about 3km walk)

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter
Business
India
Oct 20, 2013

Calm retreat

A great place to stay - especially if you want to get away from it all. Staff was very friendly and the food was great. Loved the food in the Goan specialty restaurant (Beach House). Nice sized pool with a beautiful view of the beach. Would recommend this for any family vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Try the Goan specialties - Chicken Xacutti and Prawn Balchao. Very interesting and different flavors and spices.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
K C Malin
Business
Birmingham
Oct 17, 2013

HOLIDAY BEYOND ALL DREAMS

Excellent location. My jaw just dropped when I saw the view as I walked into the hotel. It was "a literally to die for panaromic view" of several beaches, palm trees, fort aguoda, blue skies - we loved it!!! The staff were brillant - they treated you like royalty. Several guests infact commented and shared the same views. We had a lovely room which had a sea facing view with a patio door that led to a private garden area. It was very clean, relaxing and we enjoyed waking up to the sea waves and the view of th beach. Every where you went there was a special scenic view. Relaxing in the swimming pool overlooking the sea and palm trees was just ideal. Also relaxing in the comfortable round sofas at SFX restaurant facing the view of the sea and feeling that breeze was soooo relaxing and theraputic. Free Yoga was excellent - really works! There is also a very nice SPA which is very relaxing. I particularly liked the fact that you can also use the facilities at the next hotel which is TAJ village. You really felt safe as the security was very good. Excellent holiday - best getaway from busy work life schedules. I would recommend anyone to experience this holiday and location - you get what it says on their website!!!! I am looking to go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to calangute and there are excellent variety of shops where you can buy gifts, clothes, jewellery for excellent prices.

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ashish
Business
London
Sep 12, 2013

very good value for money

excellent value for money. well located, very good service with excellent location. will stay there next time I visit Goa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Da Rock
Business
Queens, NY
May 17, 2013

What a pleasant experience

We are glad that we chose to stay at Fort Aguada. It was such a pleasant experience with 5-star staff they make your convenience their first priority. While deciding for hotels to stay in Goa we were down to Taj Holidays or Taj Fort Aguada. We are glad we chose the later.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Look for booking Tourist vehicle "NOT" from the hotel it will save you some money.

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SSuper
Business
Mumbai
Oct 6, 2012

Tired hotel

Am sure was once very nice buy now it's just tired and a bit run down. On the positive side, the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bythecoast
Business
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Mar 29, 2012

Perfect Getaway in Goa

As a solo traveler, this was my first trip to India. It was also my first solo getaway. I chose Vivanta hotel because of its tight security. I was SO impressed with how well-maintained this property was and how safe I felt the entire time I was there. I LOVED the Jiva Spa and spent every day either getting a massage or taking a private Yoga class. I appreciated the free breakfast included in my hotel fees and also the complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. I HIGHLY recommend this hotel and believe it's perfect for any female traveling solo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheHappyTravellers
Business
Northampton, UK
Feb 7, 2012

Fantastic!

There isn't the option to do so, but we would rate this hotel four and three quarters out of five! We thoroughly enjoyed our three day break here. The welcome on arrival and subsequent check-in procedure was a delight! Our room was as expected and had pleasant views, although from what I saw, I think all the rooms in this hotel have good views. We ate in the Fish restaurant and also the Italian restaurant and the service and quality of food in both were excellent. We loved the situation of this hotel, but were a little disappointed in the beach, which was quite small and mostly very busy, with lots of locally organised boat rides, etc. We didn't spend a great deal of time on the beach, as the sun loungers (and hammocks) available at the hotel were very comfortable and offered great views of the sea. Also we were very well looked after by the poolside staff, who couldn't do enough to help and who deserve a special mention. The outdoor bar is a very pleasant place to sit and also offers great views, as well as a first class selection of cocktails! I would rate our experience there as 4 out of 5, as it was sometimes difficult to catch the attention of the waiting staff (who in some cases seemed to have their own favourite customers). Our particular package at this hotel offered a discount on any food and drink we charged to our room bill. When we clarified this with the hotel reception, shortly after our arrival, they knew nothing about it and the onus was on us to contact the booking agents (who were very helpful) to resolve the situation. Although we were given the discount we were entitled to, I felt that the hotel reception staff should have been more pro-active in resolving the situation. If it wasn't for the slightly negative experiences with the reception staff and some of the outdoor bar staff, we would have rated this hotel a 5. We have already completed feedback directly to the hotel, and it is reassuring that they acknowledged our feedback very swiftly and had clearly read our comments. We would certainly recommend this hotel and would stay here again if we are lucky enough to find ourselves in Goa in future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

We loved the hotel's Fish restaurant and Italian restaurant, and couldn't fault the food, the service or the setting, but you can eat more cheaply outside of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york
Mar 20, 2011

Not a 5 star hotel at all!!!!

Vacation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Not much to do, horrible beach

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Style Seeker
Business
New York, NY
Aug 27, 2010

Pricey But Gorgeous, Historical, Delish!

This place is gorgeous. It's behind a gate, so if you go, you'll be spending most of your time at the resort, or on the sightseeing excursions they offer (there's also a shuttle to the nearby Taj Holiday Village, which has golf and other amenities you are free to use, as the two hotels are run by the same company -- I thought the Taj Holiday Village was more for people with kids, and Fort Aguada was much more beautiful and adult). Fort Aguada (google it!) is built near a giant Portuguese stone fortress that you can walk and climb on. The cottage rooms are exquisite, and have hammocks out front (literally strung between palm trees!) I really loved the combination of historical features with a beautiful modern resort. The place has three restaurants, all of which were pretty incredible, although pricey (I'm a New Yorker, and I kept converting the currency in my head and thinking, "Wow, those are New York prices, almost!") The lentil and crab soup, with buttered naan, at the seafood restaurant was one of the best things I've eaten in my life. Even a simple Goan vegetable curry with peas and mushrooms at Latitudes, the multi-cuisine restaurant, was amazing. The breakfast buffet includes dosa, iddly, and all kinds of interesting new things, although with Western standards. I did have a bit of trouble with my coffee habit (they're not really experts with cappuccino) and my alcohol preferences (specify that you want *European* wine, trust me), but who needs to be highly caffeinated in a tropical paradise? I was skeptical of the Italian place (good Italian in an Indian hotel?), but that, too, was well up to my NYC standards (I had the seafood soup and the pasta carbonara). The spa was very peaceful and in a beautiful Zen-like garden area. The pool overlooks the ocean and the fort, and a beach house/bar right next to the pool was very enjoyable. Most of the people there were Indian couples, many with kids, but the place didn't feel overrun by kids at all -- I found it adult, peaceful, and elegant. Enjoy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

You're going to have to eat during prescribed mealtimes (most restaurants are closed between 3 and 7:30pm) -- I love food, so I really planned around eating. You can try local Goan food at both Latitudes, the multi-cuisine place, as well as at the seafood restaurant. The chef at the seafood place made me the world's best fish tikka, and was very personable.

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