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“General Manager on Front Desk !! Hats Off !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Goa - Villagio, A Sterling Holidays Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Thondwaddo, Betalbatim 403713, India (Formerly Sterling Holidays Villagio)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Betalbatim
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“General Manager on Front Desk !! Hats Off !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Property Visited: June 2012 (Apologizes for late review but its my first one)
Pax: 04 (Friends)

Where would one like to go, specially after finishing your final term (MBA) with close friends when being on a tight budget! Hence Goa it was...

Let me start with the most favorite part of the trip: "FOOD"
This property has one restaurant with ample space to sit on both ground as well as on the first floor.

Quality: Considering the season, Ingredients weren't stale.
Taste: Kept licking my fingers..
Breakfast: An elaborate set up of both Veg & Non-Veg with a live cook to prepare 'omelets and other egg preparations' "Beans in tomato sauce just made my day!"
Lunch: One Word "Awesome"
Dinner: Ordered room service yet pipping hot food was served
Room Service: 20 Mins and the food is served.

Rooms: were clean and tidy, well furnished with TV, sheets were fresh and bath towels were stain free

House Keeping: staff was helpful throughout

Front Office: We were really surprised when we realized that the general manager was there to check us out even when the front office staff was there to assist us. This just made me realize that just a smile is not enough to make things special for a guest. But being down to earth can. Hats off Sir!

Best and a safe place to stay for Families and Couples. Singles can have a great time too provided they follow the Restaurant timings.

Go Goa... will return soon to this property

Room Tip: Opt for Pool View Room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Initially I booked the resort because I din't get booking at the other sterling property in Goa. The resort is located in the south side of Goa which is far from the crowded beaches like baga , Anjuna etc but this works to our advantage. The location is so peaceful and serene and the resort seemed renovated recently by sterling. Overall the resort is perfect for a peaceful gateway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Please don't stay at the hotel if you plan to spend more time around baga, Anjuna etc beaches

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Positive: 1) The Resort is good in terms of cleanliness.
2) Ambience is calm and lot of greenary.
3) Swimming pool is well maintained
4) walkable (15mins) from betalbatim beach
5) 2km from Colva beach where you can take bath
Negative:1) Away (really) from North goa where all the fun is
2) Other than Martin's Corner no restaurant nearby
3) Food is too costly
4) Not good for members. As a member I had to pay total 1650/perday (including breakfast) and my friend who is not a member had to pay 2000/day
5) No Holiday parties/games arranged
6) In Doshin block only corner rooms are good like 204..Our room(213) was quite small, little bit smelly and without bathtub
7) Breakfast menu was repititive

Room Tip: Corner rooms in Doshin
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SterlingHolidays, Owner at Goa - Villagio, A Sterling Holidays Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Madam,

Greetings from Sterling Holidays! We are pleased to hear your positive comments on our resort, ambience and services. That said, we have paid particular attention to the list of concerns that you have highlighted.

We deeply value your feedback and want to thank you for taking the time out to let us know your views. It helps us in our constant endeavour to deliver the best service to all our guests.

We hope that you will visit us again and give us an opportunity to showcase that Sterling Holidays is committed to delivering high service standards and ensuring that our guests have a memorable holiday.

Sincerely,
The Sterling Holidays Team.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A small but well maintained property. Rooms are spacious and clean. Staff is nice and helping. Very near to Betalbatim beach which is clean and connected with other beautiful beaches like Colva, Benaulim, Varca and Majorda.

However, this property is far away from most of the happening places of North Goa and taxis in this area are bit expensive. But one can get some good deal by hard bargain which we got. We paid INR 1700/- for south goa trip and INR 1600 for north goa trip. Best is to hire a bike from outside hotel (INR 250 for the whole day) and just explore south goa which is very scenic and beautiful.

We just had breakfast at hotel which was ok. We didn't had any issues with room service etc. On our last day we requested for late check out at 2 PM instead of usual 10 AM and they agreed for the same without any charges.

Overall good experience and value for money. Good for leisure trip. But if you like to explore goa night life, better to stay at north goa.

Room Tip: Rooms on lower floor would be good as they do not have any lift.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights.
Its so well located away from the madness of north Goa. Beach is a 10 minute walk. As we travelled in the off season, not many people on the beach. Nice clean, long stretch of a beach.

Rooms:
We stayed by the pool facing deluxe room.
Lovely room, large, airy and spacious (414) with balcony on 2 sides.
The housekeeping did a good job but did have to be reminded of special requests a few times before they would abide.

Restaurant:
Good, consistent food.
Although the buffet was monotonous and needed a little creativity in planning.
Attentive staff (especially Ajay)
The staff does need some training in helping them go the extra bit in guest satisfaction. But friendly staff.

Tips:
The taxis are a menace. Walk up to the town centre which is in the opposite direction of the beach and look for Kim's Collection.(closed on Sundays) Speak with Joseph Cota. Has good cars for rent with or without drivers. For those looking for help with planning the Goa trip, is a good resource.

Room Tip: Take the pool facing deluxe rooms. The suites are the same rooms just divided into two.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here in march 2013, the place was clean and staff were very friendly and attentive. The breakfast buffet was just passable but the restaurant was poor. Visit Colva for some good munch.We would recommend it to people who want to shun the hustle and bustle of the north and do not mind taking some sort of transport to visit anything. Avoid if you can the cabs outside the hotel, we befriended a tut tut driver in Colva who was only a phone call away.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were two couples and had 3 night stay at the hotel.As a sterling member two room cost us 6000Rs for 3 nights which was very cheap.We were hardly in the hotel.Roaming out in the beaches(10mins walk),Casinos and Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

I found the staff was very friendly.Swimming pool was very big and clean.In house dining was good and rooms were very clean.View from the rooms is okay except if get a pool view room.

Had a great time in Villagio Inn and Goa

Room Tip: No Lifts!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Thondwaddo, Betalbatim 403713, India (Formerly Sterling Holidays Villagio)
Location: India > Goa > Salcette District > Betalbatim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Betalbatim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Goa - Villagio, A Sterling Holidays Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sterling Holidays Villagio, a boutique resort, is located in the lovely backdrop of Betalbatim. The welcoming interiors bring out the holiday spirit in you. Come and discover Betalbatim, the little village in South Goa that exudes an aura of pride for being a serene locale. ... more   less 
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