Alila Diwa Goa, Majorda Beach
48/10 Village Majorda Adao Waddo Salcette
My wife and I stayed at Alila Diwa hotel just for a night and truthfully, we found the place a little over priced. Alila Diwa is trying for the home away from home type of concept and the rooms are really large and spacious (great room - stayed in the loft rooms and they were amazing). The hotel infrastructure is great, loved the Balinese feel to the place. The problems are that we found the place really expensive - cabs are expensive here, the property is a bit far from the beach (though they provide busses to the beach), and food is ridiculously over priced. Breakfast was strictly average. The staff was friendly, but at this pricepoint, it is expected that they are friendly! A bit disappointed by that aspect. Rest, it's the casual 5 star in Goa.
When ever I feel frustrated from daily hasslement of life experiences. I was always in search for cooling down & recharge myself, so I always plan to spend summer holidays with my friends. There is no other place than the Goa to enjoy & chill out with friends. That's why we 2 friends in the month of May decided to spend summer holidays at Goa. It is the most important thing to decide & choose proper hotel to uplift our Goa planning. So we searched online & found a classic name of hotel "Alila Diwa Goa". The name itself is different & suits to Goan culture. We booked hotel & eargerly awaited to visit Goa. We reached Goa by train & arrived hotel, which is situated in Southern Goa at Majorda along Gonsua beach. This is what makes more excited. The natural location of hotel itself is important to enjoy Tremendous views. Along with natural sand hotel seems surrounded by Banyan, Peepal and Mango trees. We entered the hotel & got surprised by spectacular warm welcome by hotel staff, a welcome gift for every tourist from hotel. The luxurious design of hotel appeared to be specially designed. This hotel has big variety of offering to stay as Terrace Room, Family Terrace Room, Loft Room, Family suite, Alila Suite, Diwa Club room, Diwa Club suits etc. We chose Alila Suite to stay. When we entered in suite & found most spacious designed suite, pretty luxurious, in line with Goan tradition, situated with a views over the infinity pool & paddy fields. The AC suite having king size bed, big bath tub in wide bathroom, 40" LCD with satellite channels, free WiFi access, private terrace, Electronic safe, wardrobe & some other small facilities. With our 4 days with this hotel we found many wondering experience to tell, most likely is the restaurants dinning facilities the Alila Diwa offers. It has total four varieties to offer, starting with Vivo Restaurant having delicious mix of Indian, Oriental Continental foods. All type of variety in breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indian or Western their long menu dedicated to provide you gourmet food. We enjoyed special Goan lobster curry here, along with chicken vindaloo which are favourite dish of restaurant. Second restaurant is Spice Studio which is especially to serve food with Indian traditional spices, so again our enjoyment is high with it. Third is Bistro offers a wide selection of light meals with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences complimented by an extensive selection of fine beverages. The fourth is Edge bar & lounge to enjoy snacks & beverages drinks of all international quality. After the food there is another beauty of service by this hotel is Spa. The Spa Alila Offers you Ayurvedic & totally relaxing treatments. We enjoyed Spa services for 3 days & believe me they are trademark of this hotel. I will not forget chilled shower & private jacuzzi added a cool experience to my life. Apart from above facilities Alaila Diwa provides us some other facilities like Diwa Club, Leisure Concierge services, Kids Club & teen zone, Privatised mini theatre to enjoy movies, library, Alila living boutique, Complimentary beach shuttle to reach Gonsua beach. These all impress you & add on to experience with hotel. The most important & commendable is the clever friendly committed hotel staff, which is in service for you 24*7. The humble service for every thing you ask, they solved all of our problems if any and they make all arrangements for you. They provide all information to you about Goan culture, visit places, foods to enjoy & shopping too. So all in all we found the classic Diwa experience with hotel " Alila Diva", really an unforgettable, unparalleled holiday experience in my travelling odyess of life. I really recommend this hotel to Tourists.
To start with their name "ALILA" meaning Surprise and yes we were surprised. We were looking for a property to lower it down from the usual heavy noise parties to a calm, pleasant and a wonderful beginning to the NYE, Knowing the ALILA group of hotels and resorts which is Internationally recognized we just booked our stay with them for 2N/3D. We were welcomed with a welcome drink and seated and the check-in process began. To what I understand didn't feel the front office pleasing at all nor any sense of a vibe from them must be cause of the New Year check-in guests and all the hurry but you are a luxury property and these kind of scenarios are the one where you maintain a sense of calmness and professionalism to what The brand name stands for. Secondly, Since it was a mandatory gala part for the NYE we had to book our tables too so we head out to the open dining area and we blocked our tables only to find that our tables were taken by the time we came and had to make a ruckus to sort our tables amidst the crowd. Apart from the servicing and catering to our needs the property is exceptional. The Gala dinner was worth every dime with some nice african dances to start with and variety sumptuous dinner with champagne. The setup for the whole event was spectacular and colorful and we brought the New year's in style. The dining experience otherwise was good. But we were less informed of the various dining buffet options and its charges and were charged only to carry a talk with the duty manager and not debit us. For laters at the evening while having our dinner we found hair in the ratatouille and again had to carry a lengthy conversation about their standards and to their hygiene after which they prepared us fresh dinner and was on the house. The rooms are one of a kind lovely architecture. The bathrooms were well-furnished with a Bathtub too. To relax on further had a lovely balcony with cushioned setups and lazed out with drinks from the mini bar. The property is well designed and everything looked elegant from the front office to the dining, pool areas. The nearest commercial beach is the Colva which is like 10 mins from the property. My advise would be to hitch a ride for a smaller fare because the hotel vehicles are quite expensive. Overall, The property is just amazing for a perfect vacation with a lazed out pool facing the greenery lands. On the expensive side but worth it. Only drawback is for such a high named brand running with staff not equal to their motto is the part which discourages. Nevertheless we had a good time. Room Tip: The pool facing.
Right from the airport pick-up to final check-out our stay experience in Alila Diwa was splendid and left us feeling completely pampered and taken care of. This was our second holiday with our one year old daughter and we wanted a super comfortable stay for her which she could enjoy thoroughly. While searching for hotels in south Goa my main selection criteria was proximity to beach, service of the staff, kid-friendly hotel facilities and so on. Alila Diwa delivered greatly in all aspects. First of all there property itself is huge and tastefully done. It has a rustic old world charm about it and yet it is a very modern design in many ways. The rooms are quite spacious and super clean with all amenities. Initially we selected the terrace rooms but eventually after seeing the Diwa section got ourselves upgraded to a Diwa room, which was slightly pricey but worth the money as it had much more space for my over-active one year old to run around and play :) The pool area is well maintained with a clean and neat shower room, great view of green palm trees and a decent staff who are willing to cater to your needs. Coming to the food we were greeted every morning with a grand spread of breakfast buffet in the Vivo restaurant with a lot of seating area and once again super courteous staff! Kids play room is also very well stocked and nicely maintained. Lots of interesting toys and games and books for children of all age groups. Majorda beach and sunset beach both are very near the hotel. For Majorda beach they even have a shuttle service which plies quite frequently. Velsao beach and Colva are in some distance but again not that far. Just a couple of things which the hotel didn't deliver up to my expectations were: - Room service food doesn't have many options. - There was some renovation going on in the Diwa section during our stay, so that was a spoiler as there was noise and disturbance during the day time which spoiled the overall experience. But I am not complaining much because it was off-season when we visited so the most suitable time for the hotel people to carry out their renovation stuff.
We had booked Alila Diwa Goa for our honeymoon & it was the best decision we could have taken to make our stay special and luxurious. We had opted for Standard Terrace Room. And we were treated with the most quite room with awesome view. Room was fully equipped with all amenities & toiletries. Highlight of the room was large bath tub & rain shower. The hotel staff welcomed us with cold napkins & kokam cold drink. Our room was well decorated for a honeymoon special and were surprised with fruit cake. Alila Diwa is well spread luxurious resort at 500 meters distance from Gonsua beach. Buggy rides are provided to the beach which has all water sports activities. Infinity pool was our favourite spot in the resort. Breakfast at the VIVO was very delicious & widely spread buffet. There were a lot of vegetarian & non vegetarian options available to tickle our taste buds. In hotel dining options are a bit expensive but there are a lot many cheaper options just after you step out of the resort. Fishka, The Camron being the best ones serving lip smacking sea food, Goan & Portuguese delicacies. Only turn down, is the distance from South Goa which takes a quite a while to travel to happening places like Calangute & Baga. Also, considering a 5 star property, Alila Diwa should provide complimentary airport pick up & drop transfers. Overall, an awesome experience & a luxurious stay at Alila Diwa.
A perfect hotel for the honeymooners. Before entering the resort you will not guess the depth and amenities provided by the resort. The reception itself is grand and is a marvellous structure created with Bessalt stone and frames. The rooms are cosy with Open bathroom which can be separated with wooden sliding doors. The interior works on the low light concept which gives a romantic feeling all the time. The bathroom is luxurious with all the modern amenities. The resort has a big conference hall and can accommodate 125 persons. The swimming pool has a attached bar and is perfect place for the couples. The resort has 2 restaurants one offering the lavish buffet and the other one offering exotic sea food dishes. The resort is separated in two parts one being the normal room and other being the luxurious Diwa Wing with separate continental restaurant and a Swimming Pool. The resort also has amenities for children and a amphitheatre for watching movies. The resort doesn't have a beach access but has a arranged Vehicle which can drop you at the Gonsav Beach in 5 Minutes.
Alila Diwa Goa is ranked #1 among the 14 hotels in Majorda Beach with an average rating of 6.1 out of 7. It is one of the 2, 5-star Resorts in Majorda Beach. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 137 photos and 213 text reviews and is rated top for its Room, Appearance and Service. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 34,200 to Rs 43,300 per night. The hotel offer 118 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (37%) and Couple (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 50% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 25% have rated the ambience as romantic.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Alila Diwa Goa is located at Majorda which is approximately 2 Kms from Majorda railway station . Due to the close proximity, it is considered as one of the best stay option. Sunset Beach (1 Km), Betalbatim Beach (2 Kms), Colva Beach (3 Kms) and Monte Hill Chapel (4 Kms) are some of the popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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