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Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have been with Accor for 6 yrs and have visited all Accor properties in Goa. Dona Sylvia is the best. This is my second visit in the last 8 months. I love the ambience, the people and the closeness to the sea. People - Are welcoming and easy to work with. Management - Gaurav, Parag, Front office - , Gita, Fiona, Syeda, Team- Alson, Rajesh, Anil, Kuldeep, Benny, Victor, Mac, ALister, anshul , Chefs - Manoj, Santosh, Gurjeet i would give them 10 of 10 on hospitality, 9 of 10 on Bakery & Desserts, 10 of 10 on Goan Non Veg food, 6 of 10 on veg food options and 9 of 10 on housekeeping. Its a 100 of 100 for fun & relaxation.

I stayed at this property between 13-15th June 2019 and loved it. It's bang on the Cavelosim beach which is a nice stretch of clean beach. It rained a bit on 13th but the property has more than enough things to keep you occupied. There's a well maintained pool, bicycles, kids corner and some indoor games. The best thing about this property is the staff - very attentive and kind. There are two restaurants and a bar. The Goan thali served here is the best. Each dish is flavourful and well presented. I also had a meal at Kababs and Curries. The kababs were fantastic as also the murg laziz and the Rogan Josh. The ras malai is superlative. I visited the spa too but found it a bit messy. The floor hadn't been swiped clean from the previous treatment and was slippery. In all a beautiful well maintained property. Would love to visit again.

The area and the atmosphere around the hotel is very serene and calm. The well ventilated lobby and dining hall along with the well maintained gradens help in beating the summer heat. The service from the Bar and Restaurant is very efficient and the quality of food is simply finger-licking delicious. Mr. Ram (one of the staff) was especially quite helpful in tending to our needs and made sure that we weren't short of anything. I recommend one and all looking for a break in their schedule to just sit back and relax with delicious food and drinks to try their Sunday brunch. It was indeed a very rejuvenating experience.

We had a wonderful experience staying at Dona Sylvia. Resort surroundings are peaceful and provides direct access to beach, so very convenient for families that travel with kids or old age. The food is quite amazing (both in buffet and ala carte),when you order ala carte please be a little patient. Activities for young kids are well organized.The location of this resort is great and has some good restaurants and beaches with water sports nearby also during monsoon when beach activities are restricted you can have these water sport activities in Sal River which is just walking again. Overall we found it an amazing place to laze around and will stay again.

A great place to stay. Property is quite huge with a very nice silver sand beach within a couple of minutes' distance. A beautiful swimming pool and greenery in the resort provide a relaxing environment for a perfect holiday. Food is delicious. Wide variety in buffet breakfast and otherwise as well. Family enjoyed the stay to the full. Service in restaurant was well managed. Mr Presley in catering was quite caring at the dinner time. A hearty welcome by staff and warm send off by the staff at reception...

Fiona, Govind, and Rajesh made the birthday celebrations very special. Each of them listen carefully on what is the requirement, are super quick in actioning things out and responding back, including adding in that extra bit that makes a big difference - they are all leaders. We will be back!

We were back at Novotel Donna Sylvia Resort Goa for a holiday. Cool place, next to beach, lovely cottages, lot of fun activities, chilled out atmosphere, all perfect for a nice relaxing holiday. Definitely worth mentioning is the hospitality of Ms. Gita and her team, which made the day special (it was a birthday in family), wonderful surprise with room decked up for birthday celebrations! Drinks at bar are too good, must visit! If lucky and have time, do attend “Cocktail Making” session, it is fun! We are sure to visit the resort again, and again! Cheers.....San

Airport transfer facility not provided which is generally provided by other 5 star resorts and hotels. No taxi arrangement was made for us which is really shameful. It was peak season and we were cheated since they charged us 4000 bucks to north goa from the resort. Room service was very poor and calls were not attended.

Excellent property, you totally enjoy the ambience of this resort and private beach is very clean, price at mini bar at you room is also good. Pool super clean, garden area is like heaven. Breakfast is awesome but the only thing I feel little pricey is buffet dinner price around 1400 which is not value looking at selection of meals we get.... otherwise *****.:-)

We stayed at this resort in first week of June. The resort is very good, well maintained, direct beach access and the swimming pool was fantastic. They have good landscape with variety of tropical plants. The kids area is good and the gym is also ok. Overall stay was good. Only one thing where they can improve is food - breakfast was good but repetitive and the dinner buffet was not all that good. Anyways we enjoyed are stay at Novotel and had a great time.

Cavelossim Road, Mobor Cavelossim Goa

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cavelossim Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Cavelossim Beach, Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mobor Beach. This 181-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Kebabs and Kurries, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


42-inch an LED TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Memory foam beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, a coffee maker, and free newspapers.

Property features

Guests of Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for INR 2500 per vehicle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Villa (Boutique Villa Room)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Villa (Executive Villa Room)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Villa (Boutique Villa Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Villa (Executive Villa Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2834 reviews