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Review of Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Aguada Beach

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Preferred by: Couple | Bangalore, Gwalior travellers
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  • Destination 6.2/7
  • Location 6.2/7
  • Appearance 5.9/7
  • Front Office 5.7/7
  • Service 5.9/7
  • Room 5.8/7
  • Food & Drink 5.8/7
  • Activities 5.4/7

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Brian Ammanna
  • Brian Ammanna
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 7 Reviews

"The property is maintained very..."

  • 5.6/7
  • Posted 6 years ago
The property is maintained very well and is any day better that Taj Fort Aguda but the quality of food is very low and the service is not upto the Taj standards. We had stayed in Inter Continental earlier and were bowled over by their service.

However, its worth one visit plus u get to use the facilities of Fort Aguada as well.
Pls note that the hotel rates have gone up and its not Rs 6000 any more.

Best Experience: The landscaped garden and the sea side restaurant.

Worst Experience: Food not upto the mark

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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 5/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 5/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Shubhangi Athalye
  • Shubhangi Athalye
  • Critic
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"The stay at Taj holiday..."

  • 6.9/7
  • Posted 7 years ago
The stay at Taj holiday village was fantastic ! It has the requisite privacy, with discrete cottages, not noisy, ollution free and a dreamy beach attached to the resrot !

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  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 7/7
  • Front Office 7/7
  • Service 7/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 7/7
  • Activities 6/7
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Khamir Bhatia
  • Khamir Bhatia
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  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 2 Reviews

"My wife and I went..."

  • 6.1/7
  • Posted 8 years ago
My wife and I went for a 3n/4d stay at the taj village and it was great. It\'s based in north goa, it was off season time (July) and therefore the rates were about 1/3rd of the regular season rates. It\'s all cottages, renovations are on so some aren\'t available, but it is a fantastically well maintained property. Mind you, it\'s monsoon time, high tides and so no beach access but even then, Goa, and this property, is beautiful, green and wet...if you’re ok with that. The room service/ restaurant staff was warm and friendly, well trained and added to the delight of staying there. Our cottage was great, very neat, clean, efficient, air conditioned, great bathroom and closet space and cozy.

This was our first visit to the Taj Village, Goa and despite this experience, I still recommend it.

Worst Experience: Now for the \'but\' part - we had booked our package through an online travel agent and had requested a \'single unit\' cottage. The kind where each cottage houses only one guest and isn\'t divided into \'two units\' with a door in between that is locked so that each guest can have their privacy. The agent confirmed this accommodation after checking with the hotel and yet while we landed up at the hotel we were told that the single unit cottages were given away.

Add to that, check-in is at noon, our flight was delayed, we ended up there after 2 and were yet made to wait till 4pm before we could step into our cottage. Why? Because a guest had been given the \'extended check out\' option which is supposed to be given only based on availability. We questioned a little further and learnt that it was a big group staying there and therefore their request was accommodated...at the expense of another guest, us! Not good!

Our luck got worse though. After freshening up that evening, my wife and I decided to sit in our private garden to have some tea and just as we stepped out, our neighbors, who had brought along a pet dog (and also shared the same ‘private’ garden) decided to enter our room since we had left the door open. Our spontaneous reaction was to shut the door so that the dog doesn’t enter, which we did, and as a result of that locked ourselves out of the room. Then came the hassle of walking across to the reception, in the rain, bare footed, and arranging for a second access card. Now, do you see why we insisted on that ‘single unit’ cottage?

Khamir Bhatia's rating on...

  • Destination 7/7
  • Location 7/7
  • Appearance 6/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 7/7
  • Food & Drink 6/7
  • Activities 6/7
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SmartTraveller
  • SmartTraveller
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 6 Reviews

"Stayed for 3Nights through an..."

  • 5.8/7
  • Posted 8 years ago
Stayed for 3Nights through an off-season package, which is great value (around 1/3 the season rates). Very Kid friendly with tons of activities to keep the kids busy (Rappelling, Rope Crossing, Arts, Drama etc.) and staff are great with kids.

Best Experience: The beach, pool, sports and water activities. The Jiva Spa (excellent Jacuzzi & Sauna), do try the massage if you can afford it. (Typical packages are prices around 3,000). Rooms were very neat, clean and very efficiently serviced.

Worst Experience: Food was mediocre not the usual Taj experience you expect. This could be an off-season issue. One exception would be the buffet at the Banyan Tree, which I would highly recommend.

SmartTraveller's rating on...

  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 6/7
  • Service 6/7
  • Room 6/7
  • Food & Drink 4/7
  • Activities 7/7
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Srimathi Srinivas
  • Srimathi Srinivas
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Goa is another creation of..."

  • 5.4/7
  • Posted 8 years ago
Goa is another creation of God for mankind. The scenice beaches and hapyy faces of the locals with good food is more that anyone can ask for. A holiday to Goa reminds you that you are still young at heart and lots more to enjoy in life. With this spirit, we set off on our train journey from Bangalore to Goa. On arrival we took a cab to from Madgaon to Taj Village resort / Fort Aquada. Both the proerties are twin and you can use all facilitties in both. On arrival we were greeted with tender coconut, warm smiles and courteous staff.

Best Experience: The adventure club incharge attended to su immediately at the reception and gave us a brief on activities included in the tariff and addiitonals. We finall check in to a beautiful sea facing room ( They have several of them) You can sink into their soft beds or have a lovely bath with the spac musice on. They have beautiful space called \'Jiva\' It is one of a kind and to be tried once to papmer yourself. They take you for rock climbing, river rafting right on the Arabian Sea. This is a must do it for all. There is a music and dance troup - live ,every evening to add to the spirit of goa. their buffets and room service are ecellent. food is just awesome. I must mention the efficiency of the housekeeping staff. Very prompt and clean. We had missed our footwear adn they had the efficiency of coureirign it back to us. Kudos Team Taj.

Worst Experience: None at all. Only the sad feeling while checking out :(

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  • Destination 6/7
  • Location 6/7
  • Appearance 5/7
  • Front Office 5/7
  • Service 5/7
  • Room 5/7
  • Food & Drink 5/7
  • Activities 5/7
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