Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa, Salcette
Utordo Beach Salcette
Know my Review is late & sincere apology for that because this place needed review as soon as I returned I have stayed twice at this place in February 2017 and April 2017. I booked for February because someone recommended but in April because I loved this place and staff is amazing especially Mr. Meghan Joshi Now I'll start with my Review, this place is awsum, well maintained and amazing For me, best things started after booking only as Mr. Meghan Offered me Pickup from Airport which was not part of My Booking. Car that came was new and Driver was well trained, when we reached resort it's entry is amazing and staff came running to pick my luggage ( for which I had to even wait at big 5stars) Entry path is beautiful with water on both sides with beautiful Fishes in it & properly lit. Lobby area is beautiful with Game Zone ( not only for kids but for Adults too, I had fun there) Now comes to room, my room was on Ground Floor with balcony ( they have 2 floors, Ground & Upper) it was well maintained and fragrance was pleasing. Though room size could be better but it's good & washroom was well maintained with fresh bathroom accessories & new towels. Food here is very good, they provide service even at 3am which is amazing & gives a reason to come back again This place also have awsum swimming pool with small bar inside it. Royal Orchid have great things for kids from slides to swings to ducks & games, go on your own risk as kids love this place so much that they don't wanna come back Some pros & cons of this place Cons - There are just 3 cons so cons first 1. Breakfast menu is very limited 2. In Some rooms there is a pungent smell, though they are doing best work for it 3. Sometimes lots of music sound comes from outside shack which s bit annoying Pros 1. Best thing first - Staff here is one of best I have seen from Meghan Joshi to bell boys, security & trainees all work tirelessly to make stay memorable 2. Location is best - Away from North Goa crowd, it's at Utorda Beach which is very clean & well maintained 3. Property as a whole is very well maintained 4. Chefs here are real amazing - they cook food ACC to your taste, my wife wanted oil free, less spicy food & I wanted full of spices, so they cook accordingly & made amazing food 5. They have small shop inside next to reception, which have basic things available, though bit costly than market 6. Pool s well maintained & very clean and it makes you stay in it fr longer time 7. Management esp Meghan Joshi even allow you to use services even after closing time & are very flexible 8. They have a segway which is awsum & everyone should try it once, it's real fun All in all I can say Royal Orchid Beach Resort is amazing property and staying here with your loved ones is a memorable experience
Wikimapia - that is where I surf on net around the globe... If I want to have a visit to let's say Brazil, I am seeing its nooks and corners through the map and doing a google search with the name I get from it. Vow... So Happy!.. I am able to see (not feel) the beauty of the place. This habit had put me to choose this lovely resort while searching for Goa beach resorts. I wanted a romantic and uncrowded beach at the backyard of any resort. The best option was Royal Orchid @ Uttorda, South Goa. We traveled from Bangalore to Goa by bus - though the journey was good, there was not much scenery on bus route compared with train route. We availed a taxi from Margao where it's around 10 km to the resort. Hurray!... What a nice front yard and reception. Warm welcome by the courteous staff and shifted to room after a small break and welcome drink. Spacious and clean room with garden view... The rooms are spread around the swimming pool which is different in look and having a bar inside the pool. There is a wide space of open area behind it with a Gym and Mega Chess which eventually lead to the beach in a minute walk. Gorgeous and unpolluted beach as there is no vendors and other public nuisance. The beach just looks private to you and can be enjoyed specially by honeymoon couple. We were gifted a bottle of wine one day from the hotel as it's part of the package we availed... It was so romantic to have the same from the room balcony. Coming to Food, there was huge spread on varieties at all times; we were on AP plan which was worthier as the food tasted good and hygienic. There were lot of fishes at each lunch/dinner... We stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days of all which there is no complaint on food as they maintained Good quality serving it. Live Music was played by local troop at dinner, depicting the fame of Goa. After enjoying some historical places of Goa, we departed from there. A taxi was arranged from the hotel to Airport and we were sent off happily with sweet memories and a gift from them to remember the trip forever. So Nice... I recommend this hotel to anyone who visit Goa and plan to stay in South Goa.
Do not get deceived by the name and online pictures of this hotel. They claim to be a 5 star beach resort with club facilities and spa. However, during our stay between 14th and 17 of July this year, we realised that their rooms were definitely not 5 star. The spa is not within the hotel premises but is actually outside the hotel, across the road and the club was never open for use. The restaurant did not have any authentic Goan food to offer which is what one looks forward to in Goa. They claim to take you sightseeing but it will be only 1 trip to 1 site. During our check-out, we requested the reception and the Manager to provide us with a copy of their 5 star status but they didn't seem to have it at hand. They however, promised to send the same to us by email which we are yet to receive.
The overall experience at this hotel was very good and I did not find any difficulty in finding it. I had been here with my friends for holiday trip in April. The surrounding of the hotel is good and ambiance was really nice. The staff members in the hotel were helpful and professional in service. The interiors of the hotel are quite good and rooms provided were spacious and very well-maintained, with all the required amenities and had a sea view from window. The food provided by the hotel was not good for us and taste was average. There were some activities arranged by the hotel and swimming pool, gym was available. Overall, our stay was comfortable here and money spent was absolutely worth it. I would surely recommend this hotel to other travellers and enjoy the stay.
We was very apprehensive before booking as there is a wide choice of resorts in Goa and it was raining. I preferred South Goa as it is less crowded. My other preference was the resort being next to the beach as we were on our (second!!!) honeymoon. We chose Galaxy Beach Resort and it exceeded my expectations. The location of the resort is excellent, right on the beach. All the nearby hotels are top end so the crowd was decent. The beach is just outside the resort and is big. The resort is quite new and fairly big. The rooms are spacious, clean and have all the amenities like tea-coffee maker, flat screen TV apart from the usual. The bathrooms are big and clean with high quality fittings. All the rooms offer a view, either of the sea or the swimming pool. The resort\'s swimming pool is not very big but decent size and has a pool bar. There is a separate kid’s pool. What I liked most was that the swimming pool was kept very clean even in the rains. The resort offers a life size chess board, a tennis court, children playing area with swings, a well kept garden and you can even enjoy golf on the small golf course kind of thing. The beach was clean and we enjoyed bathing and playing on the beach. The long walks in the morning and evening were soothing and we collected a lot of big shells. The food was of good quality and good variety. The quality of other services was also of high level. We hired a bike for two days and visited all the major tourist spots in Goa. This turned out to be the best experience especially in the monsoon season when the weather was beautiful and the surroundings completely green.
Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa is ranked #12 among the 52 hotels in Salcette with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 4, 4-star Resorts in Salcette. It is part of the "Royal Orchid Hotels" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 137 photos, 320 text reviews and 2 video reviews and is rated top for its Destination, Location and Appearance. 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 10,300 to Rs 11,500 per night. The hotel offer 73 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 (50%) and Couple (29%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 55% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 17% have rated the ambience as hypnotic.
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.
Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa is located at Salcette .
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, 24 Hours Front Desk, AC, Backup Generator and Conference Hall. 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.