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“Away from the blues” 4 of 5 stars
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Club Mahindra Emerald Palms
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Pedda, Uttor Doxi, Varca Drafidila Layout, 4th Block, Varca, India   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Away from the blues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Emerald Palms is located away and away, ideal for a break from the hustle and bustle. Set in a serene calm place, far away even from the beach, with little transport available.Decor is good, Rooms & service are good and cuisine good, but the buffet is over priced. All in all Emerald Palms offers a good holiday. It may not be available to those who are not members of Club Mahindra.
A taxi service could be offered to the beach and in to town, which will help you keep the solitude and yet enjoy the ambiance of Goa and the hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi Jude,

We are really glad to have received your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. We are glad you liked our accommodation and hope you enjoyed the various activities at the resort and our staff will be delighted to receive your appreciation. Additionally the points that you have brought to our notice regarding the buffet price has been duly noted and will be shared with the resort management. Please continue to provide us such feedback and look forward to welcoming you at Club Mahindra Resort soon. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The resort is decently good. A bit expensive, not worth it the money you pay. The food is also quite expensive, not worth the money you pay. Please dont be so tempted and impressed with the photographs and promotions you see about this resort, it just looks good in photography, staywise, it is very average.
The best thing about this resort is the rooms. The rooms (whichever you pick) are awesome. They are very well maintained, and its like a paradise for the people who love lavish and cleanest rooms. Except this interesting factor, other factors are just average.
The location is the biggest challenge. You feel like you are almost away from Goa. Very dis-interesting spot. You hardly get any public transport around. The only mode of transport around this place is taxi. The price you pay the taxi-walas is equal to a flight trip. Unless you rent a self-driven car, it would empty your purse to move around and visit locations while you stay at this place. The activities and amenities inside the resort are very boring, and unnecessarily expensive.
Overall, a very average experience. Dont recommend, as there are better resorts for the same price.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Hi Pavi,

Thank you for your appreciation and the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management. Having read your comments, as an organization, we strive hard to ensure a great experience to all our members and realize have fallen short of the same on this occasion. Please be assured that all the points that you have brought to our notice are being addressed on priority. We also request you to provide any further information or feedback that you might have on our Facebook page at the “Listening Post” tab. Additionally, we also look forward to welcoming you at our other resorts and eager to create a positive experience for you.
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Panchkula, Haryana, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

we went to goa for the first time our stay was great.though we stayed two other 4 star hotels too but this was the best.staff at the resort is very helpful.everything from rooms .pool dinig area,lobby,kids zone everything was a wow.architecture is just awesome.the only drawbacks are taxi people outside the resort and the food is a bit overpriced.so much so that most of the guests were seen outside at travellers nest which serves a decent food at good price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Hi Tulsi,

Thank you for your appreciation and the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management. We work hard to ensure that all our members have a pleasant experience and glad that our staff were able to ensure the same. We are glad you liked our accommodation and enjoyed the various activities at the resort. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
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mumbai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

as compared to clubmahindra varca ( the main resort ) the resort is cramped up . the pool is small . the main resort has two pools . what's worse is there is no direct access to the beach . with small kids this is a verryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy big drawback . food too is very expensive . the travellers rest hotel just outside the hotel gate is 1/3rd the price

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat, Oman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This resort is great for those who wish to resign from city chaos to peaceful break with nature. It overlooks the serene green fields. Rooms were spacious with our own private sit-out lawn. Goan staff at this resort was brilliant in their hospitality and service. Kids activities though limited kept them busy and creative.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Hi,

We are really glad to have received your feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Goa. We appreciate you being a member, and we want to make sure you are taken care of. Our staff at the resort will be delighted to receive your compliments. We are glad you liked the accommodation and enjoyed the various activities at the resort. Please continue to provide us with such feedback as it will enable us to serve our members to the best of our ability. We look forward to welcoming you back for future visits.
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Raipur, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It was the first time for me in Goa... geeeeeee... I should have been there earlier and really a lot earlier to Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Varca, Goa.
We stayed two nights at this beautiful resort from 5th. Feb, 2013 and believe me it was really an wonderful experience there. It started right from we landed there. Somebody from nowhere came to pick up the luggage and escorted me to the front desk. My kid was welcomed with tilak, so nice of them.
After finishing the formalities, within no time we were escorted to our room, a room one would always cherish during holidays. Well maintained decor, furnishing, a perfect 10 for a 5 star resort.
Although you have to walk for a Kilometer (or you can hire a two wheeler Rs. 500/- for a Pulsar and rs. 250/- for an Activa --- for 24 hours - Ms. Silu - 09822143248; Ms. Julia - 09764239897), as you reach the beach the spectacular view and virginity will surely make you have an experience that you will cherish life long.
Back in the hotel, they are waiting for you with some delicious Goan food (and all the foods a person can try ever). The courteous staffs are always ready to help you, as and when required. I specially remember Nancy, the lady in the Kid's corner who became friend with my kid in no time and offered all the assistance that she may need.
There is a good restaurant just outside the resort - 'Traveller's Rest'. Do check the Goan dishes there. The price is reasonably cheaper than the resort and the food is really good.
One bitter experience what I would like to mention here is the Taxi Union people guarding your way outside the main entrance. They will not allow you to hire any outside Taxi and they charge exorbitantly. Somehow I managed to get a taxi for a North Goa sightseeing tour for Rs. 2000/- (Mr. Thomas - 09822389177) for which the taxi union was charging Rs. 3500/-. Resort management should take some action against the 'Gundagardi'. They may arrange a luxury bus service for sightseeing.
Overall an Wonderful experience. Surely I am awaiting for my next interaction with Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Goa.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms near the swimming pool or the south-west corner when you plan your vacation.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi Anupam,

Thank you for your appreciation and the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. We work hard to ensure that all our members have a pleasant experience and glad that our staff were able to ensure the same. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.

Warm Regards,
The Club Mahindra Team
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New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I stayed in Club Mahindra Resort from 02 Feb till 08 Feb 2013. The resort is beautifully made and amazing and spacious rooms to stay in. Its only 1 km away from Varca beach which is a very neat and clean beach. A Beautiful resort and holidays worth spending money on the same.

Room Tip: Take rooms with view of swimming pool and i prefer to stay on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hi Sandeep,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms Goa. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked our rooms. Our staff at the resort will be delighted to receive your feedback. We would love to welcome you again at any of the 40 picturesque resorts.
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Address: Pedda, Uttor Doxi, Varca Drafidila Layout, 4th Block, Varca, India
Location: India > Goa > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Mahindra Emerald Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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