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“Good option in North Goa having excellent food & service” 4 of 5 stars
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The O Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   S.No. 114/1 Dando, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India   |  
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Ranked #16 of 46 hotels in Candolim
Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 reviews
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“Good option in North Goa having excellent food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Its a nice hotel with very good service. They welcome you with shell garlands & drinks.The rooms are very clean, the food is good & the breakfast spread is pretty decent. The interiors of the hotel has been done in a manner that makes you feel relaxed. The staff is very friendly. Even the location is good as there are many options for restaurants near the hotel. The hotel itself has very tasty Indian cuisine. It does not have a private beach but it is connected to the beach so even thats not an issue. We had an early morning check out but the hotel gave us some fruits & croissants packed. Only the swimming pool is very small & not deep..Rest there is nothing to complain about..was very happy with my stay at this property..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gm_goa, General Manager at The O Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Ranjo_30
Thank you for staying at the O resort and Spa, and thank you for your patronage, as much as we would love to have a larger pool we just cannot do so owing to the crz which does not allow any permanent structures 500 meters away from the high tide line, hence we do have this problem,
Would love to have you stay back with us on your next visit to Goa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This was our first stay in Goa. On arrival, which was after 3am, we were greeted with shell garlands and a very hospitable welcome by all staff.
Staff are very attentative without being too over the top. Bahadwan (pool attendant) deserves a Gold Star, he makes sure everyone is well looked after and nothing was a bother for him.
Bedroom was very spacious and cleaned everyday - room attendant was first class.
Breakfast was good, plenty to choose from, Dinner when we did dine in the hotel was very good too - Beef Steak was delicious! Restaurant staff very attentative too. Complex is first class, pool clean, lawns well kept, sand clean on way to beach. The girls that tend to the flower borders work so hard all day in the sun - another Gold Star! Candolim Beach was very nice - sunsets amazing! Plenty to do in Goa, do take the local taxis for trips - much cheaper and such nice people. Buy from local shops etc. All in all an absolutely fabulous holiday!

Room Tip: We had a room on the top floor, it had a small balcony, one where only one chair could fit, we overl...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gm_goa, General Manager at The O Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Cmb64
Thank you for your valuable feed back, It is great to know that you had a good holiday, and I am sure that Goa would now be a permanent venue for your Holidays and the O Resort your preferred resort.
We are aware about the balconies being a bit small and pretty little more we can do about it
Look forward to your next trip to Goa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Great hotel with good location, staff and management excellent, when we had a problem with our room (a leaking bath), we were moved immediately with the choice of 2 rooms. Bahadwan the life guard/pool man couldn’t do enough for us, and was attentive without being over the top , we booked through Thomson’s and choose the upgraded room to a deluxe room with balcony, wouldn’t do so next time as the hotel has probably the worst balconies ever, very small and nowhere to sit , with no view. If you want to go out and about to see elephants waterfall etc , go by local taxi rather than book trip through Thomson’s, its safe and more personal and will cost less than half

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gm_goa, General Manager at The O Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear 123054
Thank you for your valuable feed back, as such we cannot do any more with the balconies and I guess we are stuck with that, On the whole its great you enjoyed your Holiday in Goa, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
thanks on the feedback of the staff,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Its a good property so far as located is in north goa. Rooms are small. Services are average. Nice landscaping and location. Swimming pool is very small like plunge pool. Property towards beach area is not developed at all. Food quality and verities are good. There is no air-conditioned restaurant or bar. Nothing much to say about small property. If you want to stay in North Goa, very good option because O hotel cannot be compared with Vivanta by Taj at all. Therefore, in my view its a good alternate.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We are just back from our second trip to Goa and I must say that the hotel is really very nice with a very good location and non commercialized beach right at the backside of the hotel . The courtyard rooms (which have a nice rain shower) lead to pool area which is good and then there is a beautiful garden and crossing it you reach the backside of the hotel and Sinquerim beach - The beach is clean and is considered an ideal place for swimming . Hotel is very clean and staff is absolutely fantastic. They are always ready to help with a smile on their faces . Calamari beach shack is just next to the hotel's backside and serves nice food . you can take a novel and just relax under the sun and order ur fav food thr ... I would very much recommend this hotel and would love to go back . Only suggestion I have is for the breakfast.. I think they can add some more items on the menu . Rest a great place to stay . Also

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We have been going to Goa since 1996 and have been most years and twice some!
We have stayed in the south many times but last year decided to stay in the north as there is a little more to do.
This year we chose the north again and have just returned from the O Hotel. It is a boutique resort and without doubt it is the best hotel that we have ever stayed in in Goa.
The rooms are kept exceptionally clean by the very hard working staff and all of the staff in every department from reception,housekeeping ,maintenance (yes we had to call on them!) restaurants, bars , pool, garden, security, are very attentive and looked after us extremely well.
Nothing was too much trouble and everything was dealt with promptly, efficiently and with courtesy.
The only slight problem we had was with some very noisy people in an adjacent room which was outside the control of the hotel staff.
We upgraded to a superior room which are on the upper floor and benefit from a balcony but in reality they are a little small and impracticable
Food was good in all restaurants
Whilst its not centrally located (towards the south of the village) access is easy by walking, taxi, rickshaw.
Beach is directly accessible from the hotel where there is one of the best beach shacks in the area serving an excellent selection of food and drinks.
Thank you to everyone for looking after us we are already planning our next visit

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was our third trip to The O Hotel and are planning to return february 2013. We have stayed at other properties in Candolim but they were not a patch on "the o". The staff are fantastic and are one of the reasons for our returning yet again. Alway a friendly smile and very willing to offer help should you need it. The staff here are a credit to this hotel.
The rooms are nice and clean. Best rooms in our opinion are on the sunnyside of the hotel with balcony. Although the balconies are very small, for those of us who enjoy the last rays of sunshine in the day and and enjoy sitting outside, will find the space sufficient.
We stayed on bed and breakfast basis. The breakfasts offered good range of choices. We also ate at the beach front restaurant. The food offered was beautifully presented, almost to nice to eat and the chefs made me a fantastic gluten free cake, 10 out of 10 for that.
The hotel gardens are beautifully tended and are a credit to the ground staff. The pool is small but perfect for that cooling dip after a hard days lounging. Would like to see steps into the pool instead of a ladder though.
The O Hotel sits at the quieter end of Candolim but it is within easy reach of restuarants bars and shops. Nice location. Great place to stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: S.No. 114/1 Dando, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
Location: India > Goa > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Candolim
#12 Romantic Hotel in Candolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The O Hotel 4*
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The o Hotel, Goa Hotel Candolim
The O Hotel Goa/Candolim

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