$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village

4 stars
Dando, Candolim, Bardez, Goa, 403515
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
4 reviews
Wonderful property, even better service

The hotel is located on a very tastefully done and scenic property. Rooms come with a private... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 26, 2011
Basic Hotel

This hotel is right on the beach. Rooms are basic and all over the garden and gives a feel that you... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 25, 2012
Seafront Candolim hotel with on-site recreational activities and contemporary accommodations

Enjoy a Goa vacation and retreat to the chic spaces in Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village, located two kilometers away from Candolim Beach. Apart from sunbathing at the beach, guests can join excursions arranged by the hotel or enjoy on-site outdoor activities such as volleyball, golf, tennis, squash, and cricket. Patrons can also play billiards at the game room and do workout routines in the fitness center. After doing laps in the pool, patrons can relax tired bodies in the spa on site. Vivanta Resort also offers Jungle Jam, a recreational area and restaurant for children.

This contemporary hotel offers a wide range of convenient services like room service, daily housekeeping, concierge, car rental, childcare service, currency exchange, and airport transfer. Gift shop is also available. Visitors can host corporate and social gatherings in the 650 square feet Holiday Village Hall.

Cafe Caravela at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village offers outdoor dining experience and delicious Mediterranean and Indian specialties. Diners can also sample sumptuous Thai dishes at Banyan Tree and local delicacies at Beach House. Martinis and cocktails are on offer at Drift bar.
3 Reasons to Stay

  • Recreational facilities including spa, fitness center, and outdoor pool
  • Equipped function room
  • Well-furnished accommodations

Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village Rooms

Tourists can choose from 142 modern cottages and villas with balcony that opens to scenic sea or garden view. Each unit is furnished with LCD TV, DVD player, safe deposit box, mini bar, and Wi-Fi access. Guests can also upgrade to premium villas with living and dining rooms and private lawn.

Things to Do

  • Candolim Beach (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Kerkar Art Complex (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
  • Reis Magos Fort (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Goa Science Centre (3 mi/4.9 km)
  • Dive Goa (6.3 km)
  • Crown Casino (3.9 mi/6.6 km)
  • Dona Paula View Point (4 mi/6.5 km)
  • Splashdown Waterpark (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (5.9 mi/9.5 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 Holiday Village Rooms

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Description not provided
Superior Charm Cottage/Garden
Superior Charm Cottage/ Garden View/Twin Bed/ 24 Sq Mt/ With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/ Comp Basic Wifi.
Premium Indulgence Cottage/Sea
Premium Indulgence Cottage/ Sea View/ Twin Bed/ 29 Sq Mt/ Sit Out/ Comp Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices.
Premium Indulgence
Premium Indulgence Cottage/ Garden View/ Twin Bed/ 24 SqMt/ With Sit Out/Comp Basic Wifi Upto 2 Devices.
Deluxe Allure Villa
Deluxe Allure Villa 1 Bedroom/Garden View/King Bed/50 Sq Mt/Private Lawn/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp wifi
Premium Temptation Villa 1
Premium Temptation Villa 1 Bedroom/Sea View/King Bed/50 Sq Mt/ Private Lawn/Com Airport Transfers by AC Coach. Comp Wifi
Luxury Bliss Villa 1 Bedroom/
Luxury Bliss Villa 1 Bedroom/Sunset View/King Bed/52 Sq Mt/Walk-In Closet/ Dining Area/Comp Basic Wifi.
Superior Charm Cottage/Garden
Superior Charm Cottage/ Garden View/ King Bed/ 22 Sq Mt/ With Balcony/ Comp Airport Transfers by AC Coach/Comp Wifi.
Superior Charm Cottage/ Garden
Superior Charm Cottage/ Garden View/ King Bed/24 Sq Mt/With Sit Out/Comp Airport Transfers by AC Coach/Comp Wifi
Premium Indulgence Cottage/Sea
Premium Indulgence Cottage/Sea View/King /29 Sq Mt/Sit Out/Comp Basic Wifi.
Premium Indulgence
Premium Indulgence Cottage/ Garden View/ King Bed/24 SqMt/With Sit Out/Comp Basic wifi Upto 2 Devices.
Superior Charm Cottage/ Garden
Superior Charm Cottage/Garden View/Twin Bed/22 Sq Mt/With Balcony/Comp Airport Transfers By AC Coach/Comp Basic 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
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
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
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Shower
Iron
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Trouser press

Dining

Caravela
Carvela is a multi Cuisine coffee shop open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with varied Entertainment - live music, DJ etc. Attire: Casual
Beach House
Beach house is a Goan cuisine and Seafood Speciality restaurant with varied Entertainment - , goan folk dancers, indian classical music and dance, fire eater etc. Attire: Smart casual
Banyan tree
Resting in the shadows of a 300-year old Banyan tree, this elegant restaurant serves authentic Thai cuisine. Attire: Semi formal
DRIFT
Over looking the Sea. The Bar offers an array of Sundowners and Martinis.One of its main attractions is its sushi and Tapas bar.

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 (4)

Ratings and reviews for Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4
Value:
2.3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
London
Nov 25, 2012

Basic Hotel

This hotel is right on the beach. Rooms are basic and all over the garden and gives a feel that you are in jungle. Staff are great. Wasn't my cup of tea and preferred the hotel next to this one as it is more modern than ths one.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
56aa85
Business
NJ
Dec 26, 2011

Enjoyable Goa Getaway

I spent a weekend at Taj holiday village this December 2011. The resort sits on a huge beautiful property with several private cottages. For the most part, I enjoyed the hotel but there were a few features that made it less then 4 stars in my eyes (compared to US hotel standards)... -The buildings seem old and although clean and well kept, the place could use renovating. The rooms are very standard. -The beach in front of the hotel has been destroyed by monsoons... You have to walk down on the beach a ways to find a good spot to spend the day. -The restaurants and bars close early. Not much to do right on the resort at night. -I tried the room service once and wasn't impressed with the quality. Mediocre at best. Still a good place to go with children and families and a quick ride to Baga and other Goa activities. I would recommend the hotel to others with the criticisms above. It was my first time in Goa and I'm inexperienced with India travel so I really don't have much to compare it to in the area.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Club Cubana is awesome

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bangalore, India
Jun 26, 2011

Wonderful property, even better service

The hotel is located on a very tastefully done and scenic property. Rooms come with a private garden with hammocks etc in place - are decent size and have all the amenities you require. The on-premise restaurants are good and located on the edge of the cliff offering superb views. However, there are some excellent (and cheaper) dining options within a half mile radius of the hotel as well so if you are staying long enough, step out and explore the area. The best thing about staying at a Taj hotel is the service and here too it is exceptional. Particularly, the staff at the child care center was outstanding. Only dampener is the oil tanker stranded off the beach which spoils the view somewhat

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stone House is highly recommended. a small italian restaurant (think its called tuscany garden)is also worth a visit

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Review of Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Francisco, CA
Dec 25, 2010

Taj service surprisingly underwhelming

I only had 48 hours in Goa. I had called ahead to confirm that I could have early check in because my flight was slated to arrive early morning. I even offered to buy an extra night earlier to ensure that I would have a room upon arrival, but they insisted that would not be necessary. When I arrived they had no room, no apology, no recognition that this is unacceptable, and they sent me to their buffet to spend 1300 rupee on a breakfast I really didn't want so that I could kill some time while they tried to dig up a room. After burning 90 minutes of my limited time in Goa I was informed that I wouldn't have my room for another 5 hours, and that they hope I have a novel to read!! If I wanted to read a novel I certainly could have done it at less than U$S260/night! At least they have consistency going for them at the Taj Holiday Village; the "service" followed the exact same pattern of deficiency throughout the whole stay. Not even a "thank you" after handing them $900 total for my 2 days there. Just to take a fair sample (and out of sheer curiosity) I went to the restaurant at the Mumbai location and received the same brand of poor service. To be completely fair though, the food was good and ambience in both places was decent.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Just bring a camera and walk down onto the beach and head north; it's a beautiful walk on a November morning!

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