Aguada Beach Hotels

Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada, Aguada Beach

Sinquerim Bardez Goa

Ranked 1 amongst 6 hotels in Aguada Beach

6.0/7 418 Ratings
Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada,Aguada Beach
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Destination
6.1 / 7
Location
6.1 / 7
Appearance
6.0 / 7
Front Office
5.9 / 7
Service
6.0 / 7
Room
5.9 / 7
Food & Drink
5.7 / 7
Activities
5.5 / 7

Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada Reviews


Bangalore

"Conversation was not that much"

6.3/7
Posted 10 days ago

The hotel was located outside from the city. The railway station was far from the hotel. I had booked this room by online. The check in and checkout was done on time. The service was OK. The room was neat and clean. The food quality was good in the hotel. The activity was not available at the hotel. I had visited this hotel for personal trip with m....

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2 Reviews | 24 Readers

"Excellent location and fantastic service "

6.8/7
Posted 24 days ago

The view of fort and the sea are incomparable. The long walks within the hotel are refreshing. There are avenues for rappelling and rock climbing offered within the hotel premises. The spa and health club facilities are available.

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4 Reviews | 45 Readers

"Great location and views "

7.0/7
Posted 27 days ago

Royal, luxurious, great location, great views. One can see different views of sea by different places of hotel, views which can't be seen from any other location in Goa. Heritage as well modern. Great facilities, great hospitality. Deeply touched by warmth & hospitality of Youshika (front desk). She is real gem of Taj. Rooms are spacious. Overall g....

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Delhi
1 Review | 22 Readers

"Excellent services & comfortable room"

6.8/7
Posted 28 days ago

Excellent services with huge option of using all the restaurants at Taj village and fort aguada under the package. Very personalised service. Food options were plenty and room was very comfortable. The bar has an excellent view and a prompt service. Pickup and drop from airport was very quick.

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1 Review | 23 Readers

"Excellent services and food "

7.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

Vivanta by Taj Fort Aguada is an ideal hotel for a holiday in Goa. The staff is very warm and the buffet spread is excellent with so many tempting varieties. I put on some extra kilos after my stay in the resort. The cottages are spacious and very comfortable. Really enjoyed my stay there.

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1 Review | 23 Readers

"Beautiful location & awesome food"

7.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

Once in a lifetime should visit this place and hotel as the hotel location is very beautiful. The hotel staff is very cordial. Food is awesome. Very close to beach still cool and calm place. Being a star hotel you get all required facilities indoor.

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2 Reviews | 25 Readers

"Courteous staff and good food "

5.5/7
Posted 1 month ago

Taj experience was evident by courteous staff. Had smooth check-in, although trip was during monsoon off season and entire day was spent indoors so expected Taj should have planned some events to keep customers busy esp kids but that was experience was lagging. Breakfast was very good both quality, ate vegetarian. Umbrella were arranged in plenty,....

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2 Reviews | 28 Readers

"Fantastic stay and services "

6.7/7
Posted 1 month ago

Location is awesome, whole property is well maintained. Service is above par. Travelled with my wife and daughter (have to say chef and restaurant staff took extra steps to prepare food as per my child's liking), and it turned out to be a good decision to stay at this property. Will visit again.

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Pune
1 Review | 24 Readers

"Very comfortable and hospitable stay"

6.3/7
Posted 1 month ago

Stayed here for 2 nights and 2 days. Very comfortable and hospitable stay. The food is really delicious specially breakfast. Special mention for deborah mascarenhas who planned a special decoration and a cake for our anniversary. Even the room service, cab and other facility staff are very talented and upto the mark. Would specially recommend the s....

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Gurgaon
1 Review | 25 Readers

"Fantastic stay at Taj Fort Aguada"

7.0/7
Posted 1 month ago

Location - Wonderful (amazing sea view from various locations). Ambience - Beautiful. Service - Amazing. (Special thanks to Chef Ghanshyam & Vaibhav for going out of the way in arranging special food as per liking of my 5 year old daughter). Overall the place is no less than paradise. Our stay was amazing. Stayed June 2016, travelled with fam....

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Top Reviews of Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada


1 Review | 12 Readers

"Awesome experience; perfect place for a holiday "

7.0/7
Posted 10 months ago

A perfect place for a holiday. The easy access to the beach is an extra star. The rooms are good. Was lucky to have an upgrade and had good stay. Food is very good. The service is very good and always with a smile. The only place where I feel things require attention is Re-decor, specially the bathrooms. Although, heritage or traditional may be the theme, yet, I think the bathrooms need to be done. I would say, a bit expensive, but yet, worth for. All marks if my suggestion is taken into consideration.

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Mumbai
1 Review | 3164 Readers

"HOME ON THE BEACH This is \'home\' to a great m..."

6.1/7
Posted 9 years ago

HOME ON THE BEACH This is \'home\' to a great many Indians who discovered Goa in the 70s, before the package-tourist hordes arrived. Its one of only three hotels directly on the beach in Goa, despite the hype of other so-called beachfront resorts. Its location has a certain \'magic\' which has never been surpassed. The hotel has a rich and varied history, having hosted heads-of-state, business tycoons, film stars and even served as a film-set. Indeed, it has its own helipad! The Aguada complex is part of the Taj Group of Hotels; and actually consists of three properties --- the \'main\' hotel being the Fort Aguada Beach Resort (FABR) built on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, with an adjunct called the Aguada Hermitage, comprising private villas, dotting the mountainside behind it. There is a sister-hotel called Taj Holiday Village (THV) built directly on the beach, on a sprawling estate with cottages. Guests staying at any of these can freely use the facilities and restaurants at all. This is a truly world-class resort offering an experience that is utterly unique. Its decor has an old-world, homely charm and style that is far more \'comfortable\' than high-tech glitz or ostentatious opulence. There are genuine antiques, paintings, sketches and artefacts all over; all in impeccable taste and spotlessly maintained. The slightly \'old-fashioned\' feel would actually be quite welcome to travelers tired of modern 5-star excess! Rooms of choice would be the Terrace Suites on the south side, with little sitting-rooms and large terraces offering magnificent sea-views (see picture). Those on a budget should consider the new \'sea-view rooms with sitouts\' on the ground floor --- not quite so luxurious or private but with that amazing view. Families may want to stay at THV instead, as that is more child-friendly and has a large palm-fringed pool. The atmosphere at FABR is distinctly more \'adult\'....and very VERY romantic! There was a time when people staying here preferred to eat outside....those who do that now need to have their heads examined! Because the food here is absolutely SUPERB --- the variety of cuisines, from local to Meditteranean, European, South-East Asian etc is impressive indeed....and then there\'s the sea-food which is, quite simply, hors concours. Everything from pizza to Lobster Thermidor is perfectly prepared....and the menu is filled with interesting and innovative items. A down-side? Sadly, yes. The beach, once one of the best in Goa, has now been ruined by the presence of a ship stranded close to the shore. This wreck has given rise to strange currents and these, coupled with very heavy rains over the past 2 years, have caused massive erosion. Swimming is inadvisable --- and indeed dangerous because of the too many reckless water-sports operators that have suddenly mushroomed on the beach, adding to the ecological problems and pollution. Even so, one can still take a walk during the early-morning or sunset; and savour the remnants of what used to be an extremely beautiful coastline. The best time to visit is November to February; but booking well in advance is mandatory. Chances are, the beauty of the place and the warmth of the staff (and the fantastic food!) will make you, like so many others, a \'regular\' looking forward to \'coming home\' again....and again.

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2 Reviews | 82 Readers

"Excellent stay and ambiance; good staff "

7.0/7
Posted 8 months ago

As always stay at Taj hotels has been extremely good. They always remain in top with regard to customer satisfaction, we stayed both in Taj holiday village and Taj Fort Aguada, it is difficult to say which is much better as they are like one family. Right from the welcome till departure from hotel, never had any kind of difficulty. Very good care of kids specially at pool area. Excellent ambiance. Very good hotel staff right from top management to a smiling swimming pool caretaker. Will definitely look forward to stay again whenever we come to Goa. Perfect beach holiday stay.

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Delhi
7 Reviews | 21874 Readers

"Smartly dressed hotel staff greeted us "

6.9/7
Posted 3 years ago

Family Vacation at Vivanta by Taj at Fort Aguada was truly an amazing experience. Smartly dressed hotel staff greeted us & took our luggage from Airport lounge. Complimentary Transfer from Airport to Hotel is provided in AC coach. At the hotel entrance, a huge well decorated lobby with a magnificent view of ramparts of the Portuguese Fort and Sinquerim beach overlooking Arabian Sea in the background welcomed us. While enjoying the view, welcome drink was served and check in formalities were completed in a very friendly way by the reception staff. Our room was beautifully set and had a fabulous sea view. Children liked the choice of pillows available in the room. Bathroom, though not very big, was spotlessly clean and well designed with bathtub and other amenities. One problem for Indian tourist is that toilet seats are not fitted with water jet. The room had all the luxuries like mini bar, DVD player, LCD, personal tea/coffee makers and decor in traditional Portuguese style. Room service was excellent and rooms are cleaned twice daily. The staff are truly amazing and really do know the true meaning of service There are five restaurants/Bars where variety of food and beverages like sea food delicacy, Italian food, Indian buffet, cocktails & mocktails are served in lively ambiance. Food tastes excellent and displayed in creative style. We feel that food at Taj Vivanta is the best in Goa. Buffet breakfast which is part of package is lavish with variety of food from all over. Dessert station full of delicious pastries and sweets is the most popular among children. Live Music at pool in the evening with guests dancing on Goan music is a retreat. Infinity swimming pool is a fun with children enjoying splash and ballooning games. In the evening there is live music with dance at swimming pool. Relaxing in huts around pool is exquisite. Complimentary snacks are served during pool hours. Children have lots of indoor and outdoor activities arranged by hotel. Hotel also have an exclusive Sports complex where one can enjoy games like TT, tennis, volleyball, squash, cricket, golf, billiards etc. Hotel also arranges outdoor activities like rock-climbing, trekking, rappelling etc. The hotel covers a huge area with charming gardens and picturesque landscaping all around. The beach just on the back side of hotel which is accessible through guarded back gate. All water-sports activities like Windsurfing, paragliding, jet-skiing, scuba diving, dolphin tour are just outside the back-gate of hotel. One can enjoy the clean beach which is well kept by hotel staff. It's a Luxury Resort in true sense. There is a gift shop named Taj Khazana which had a very good curios collection. Other facilities which we could not use include Spa, fitness center, beauty salon and library. Stay at Taj Vivanta for about a week to enjoy the Hotel lavishly; it is really an amazing & wonderful memorable experience. We'll look forward for opportunities to return.

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Pune
2 Reviews | 4930 Readers

"It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience"

6.8/7
Posted 5 years ago

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and one that i would savour for years. Not just me but my family including inlaws loved every moment. My son played on the beach , the garden , lobby ... for once he actually refused to go home ... The location and views from the hotel are phenomenal, the villas are private, the room service and housekeeping is impeccable. Its actually hard to find fault with anything.

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Vivanta by Taj- Fort Aguada Overview

A property of the Taj group of Hotels, this resort is spread over 42 acres and built on the remnants of Fort Aguada, a 16th century Portuguese fortress. With 130 rooms to stay in, the resort offers a choice of sea facing rooms, luxury cottages and sea facing suites. The resort is landscaped with cobbled pathways and thatched roof buildings and has....
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