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Taj Exotica Goa
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Benaulim
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Far exceeds one's expectations.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Recently spent some time at the Taj in Benaulim Goa, and were we blown away. The level of service was impeccable. The staff aware that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, went out of their way to make it special. We found flowers and a congratulations cake in our room & were surprised. A photo they had taken upon arrival in the lobby of the hotel, was processed & framed before we entered in our room. The room itself was massive, sporting a romantic deck, where you could sit and watch the sunsets. It was spectacular. Not to mention the hotel grounds which were right off the Benaulim beach. We definitely would like to go back there one day and relive that entire experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

The property is excellent with verdant lawns, very clean beach, extremely helpful staff providing personalised service, great attention to details with special activities to keep kids occupied. Excellent restaurants too. Swimming pool could have been cleaner. Toddler's pool is great for kids. Despite mostly foreigner crowd, maintains Indian sensibilities.

The water sports at the beach, offered by a vendor there, is extremely overpriced.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Thumbs up for
1. The room and landscape - the sunset make it even more perfect!
2. The hospitality
3. The food - u MUST try the baklava - if u've a chance though ;)
4. The spa

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Perfect holiday with extremely pleasant and well trained staff. Excellent "restaurants" - small and intimate with first class menus and delicious freshly prepared food. Rooms a good size - maybe the balcony was a bit smaller than we would have liked (our ONLY petty fault!). We enjoyed the varied evening entertainment. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful and the beach the best we have ever been on - 27km. long, with the odd interesting stop and not a piece of litter in sight. Hotels are only allowed 20 "umbrellas" so this keeps the beach uncluttered. You can even hire cycles and head off for the day along the beach. 9 hole golf course great too. This hotel is very difficult to beat! Would love to take the whole family!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

This was exactly the friendly, quiet, relaxing atmosphere we were looking for. The property felt somewhat nostalgic, like a country resort from another time. In addition to pool, beach, spas, golf, etc., the resort also offers archery, miniature golf, an astronomer (!), live music while dining, and more, like resorts of my parents youth or some well appointed cruise ships. Everyday our room was stocked with fresh fruit. Our room was large and just out the back door was a small patio and hammocks. The restaurants offered a variety of choices and were all quite good. The beach area was clean and uncrowded. Unfortunately, the hotel maintains just 20 chaises on the beach and we were never able to get one when we wanted one. We had to make do with the chaises overlooking the beach or by the pool, which were quite nice too. Yoga was only offered once per day at 5pm. We would have liked to have more classes available. We tried both the regular spa and ayurvedic spa and thoroughly enjoyed our experiences. Laundry service was prompt and reasonable. I inadvertently left something in our room after checkout. The hotel actually called the gate agent at the airport to notify me. Security tried shipping it to me, but Indian law made it impossible. I really appreciated their honesty and efforts. The only unpleasant thing about our stay was an intermittent smell, like bug spray or mildew, in our room. Despite the occasional smell, if we went back to Goa, we would stay here again. We wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Taj Exotica Goa
Address: Benaulim 403 716, India
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Region: India > Goa > Salcette District > Benaulim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Benaulim
#1 Romantic Hotel in Benaulim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Exotica Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the south coast of Goa on the Benaulim beach, a mere 27 km from the airport, this 56 acre 140 room resort has a 700 meter beach frontage and a lovely view of the sea. With 3 specialty restaurants, a beach front seasonal seafood shack, a 24 hour all day diner, 2 bars, 2 spas and a seasonal outdoor spa pavilion, this resort is a popular haunt for the international as well as domestic travelers. ... more   less 
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