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Great resort. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are wonderful and the food was fantastic! Tops in Goa.

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.

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.

Sinquerim Bardez Candolim Goa

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Candolim Beach and Fort Aguada
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free secured self parking
  • Onsite dining

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa places you next to Candolim Beach and a short stroll from other popular sights like Fort Aguada. This 142-room, 5-star resort has 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Enjoy the ocean views at Caravela, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 142 soundproofed rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Memory foam beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.


Property features

At Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Villa, 1 King Bed, Sea View (Goan)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Luxury Room, 2 Twin Beds, Balcony (Garden)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Luxury Room, 2 Twin Beds (Garden Sitout)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Sea View (Goan)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

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Everyone

Great resort. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are wonderful and the food was fantastic! Tops in Goa.

By on Jan 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2018

Dear Guest thank you for your feedback Team Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

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enjoyable goa getaway

Friends

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.

By on Dec 26, 2011

3

taj service surprisingly underwhelming

Other

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.

By on Dec 25, 2010

Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa

Sinquerim Bardez, Candolim, Goa 403519
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