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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim

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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bamonvaddo, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India (Formerly Girasol Beach Resort)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in Candolim
Pune, India
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Awesome value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed there for an office conference for 3 nights in June 2013. The property is very well maintained and is excellent value for money. It's in candolim and away from the mad rush of baga and calangute.

All rooms have balconies facing the pool, so u don't have to worry there. An overall thumbs up for a budget stay in goa.
Drawbacks- it's a 10 minute walk from d beach, not ideal for goa.
Food could improve in the buffet.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

It is a matter of great pride and delight that you chose to stay with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa. Also, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing such an incredible review about your experiences here on TripAdvisor. The fact that you have enjoyed and appreciated our high standards of maintenance & cleanliness, our tranquil yet convenient location, our spacious rooms, each with a gorgeous view of our stunning swimming pool and the great value for money that we offer brings in a bout of happiness.

It is flattering & highly motivating to receive such compliments for all the efforts we put in every day in an effort to make our guests happy. The ten minute walk from the hotel to the Beach is usually one of the aspects we have been most appreciated for and the tranquil yet exhilarating walkway to the beach is actually a point of pride for us, hence, it is disappointing for us to realize that it brought you inconvenience. We regret your disappointment regarding the food in the buffet and have passed your concerns over to the F&B team, who would scrutinize the entire menu and bring about the necessary changes so that you may never face the issue upon your next stay.

We extend an invitation for you to return soon and give us an opportunity to serve you to the best of our abilities and to your utmost satisfaction.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Needed a weekend get-a-way and found the perfect place!!! Wonderful service... super clean... extremely attentive staff... delicious Indian and Continental cuisine... scrumptious breakfast buffet... gorgeous grounds... balcony with small table and chairs... comfy bed and pillows... Pillows were so comfy that I bought one! I will definitely return to this hotel!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool have a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

Goa is a perfect spot to relax, unwind and party as well as to see some great pieces of heritage left behind by a beautiful culture.. Our hotel has a unique advantage of a beautiful and convenient location in close proximity to some of the most beautiful tourist attractions. Also, our exemplary service, our international standards of facilities, amenities, maintenance & cleanliness, our attentive & courteous staff, our delicious culinary delights, our sumptuous spread in the breakfast buffet and our lovely balconies are a source of delight to our guests and pride for us. We are grateful to you for your acknowledgement of the same.

Such generous appreciation of our hotel motivates us to redouble our efforts to reach the ultimate goal of achieving excellence at what we do best.

We would love for you to return to the hotel soon. Stay with us and make some precious memories that you may cherish forever.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

one of the best hotel in town, i selected this hotel after reading revviews on tripadvisor, and surely they did not let me down. we booked superior room facing the swimming pool. room was awesome with minibar, bathroom amenities,tea/coffee maker with daily replenishment, iron with table,plasma tv, balcony with sitting, excellant bed,etc,etc. the staff at reception and breakfast counter were quick in work and helpful. one instance to tell, our bathroom room light was blinking...we told the staff, within no time it was changed. breakfast was also superb with all varieties veg and non-veg. we heard that some hotels in goa are lazy during off season, but i tell u guys this is not seen with country inn. i will definately recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the greatly appreciative review about your experiences during your stay with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa that you have so kindly shared on TripAdvisor. It is particularly delightful to know that you have enjoyed our spacious rooms that have decorated elegantly, have a gorgeous view and are well appointed, our international standards of facilities, amenities, maintenance & cleanliness, our courteous & efficient staff, our delicious spread of the breakfast buffet and our exemplary service.

It is your appreciation of the efforts taken by our staff every day that motivates us to a great extent and helps us work even harder to achieve the highest levels of our guests’ satisfaction.

We await your return with great enthusiasm and hope to be able to serve you yet again so that we can help you make some fond memories here with us.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks in Jan 2013. The hotel was excellent had everything we wanted and a really comfortable bed. Great choice at breakfast but they do need to improve the coffee (good job I brought my own!), rooms cleaned and fresh towels daily, staff always happy and smiling and very helpful.
The pool was lovely the pool man took great pride in it and made sure the whole area was spotless he arranged a sun bed with towel as soon as he saw you arrive.
10 minute walk to the beach, lots of good places to eat nearby. Overall a very enjoyable stay would not hesitate in going back.

  • Stayed December 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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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

We are greatly delighted to have received such a generously appreciative review about your stay with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa which you have kindly shared on TripAdvisor. It is no less than flattering to know that you have so minutely observed and appreciated our spacious rooms equipped with comfortable beds, our international standards of facilities, amenities, maintenance & cleanliness, our affable & helping staff, our gorgeous pool and our convenient location in close proximity to the Candolim Beach and other places of tourist interest.

It is compliments like these from our guests that go a long way to encourage & motivate us to do better and work harder towards achieving the most coveted goal of excellence.

We hope for you to return soon to the hotel so that we may help you to experience all the aspects of our hotel, our city and our hospitality.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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Gurgaon, India
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed here just for a night during my visit to North Goa. The expectations were high and believe my they were not only met but exceeded as well. The hotel is located very close to Candolim beach and the popular Calangute & Baga beach are within 3-5 kms. Also the hotel is en-route to fort Aguda which is about 10-12 kms.

The moment one enters the hotel, the view of the lobby sets the mood. The reception guys were well mannered and check-in was prompt. The surroundings are very peaceful. All the rooms are pool facing. The rooms was just great as expected. The room service was great and food tasted really good. The in-room service guys were polite and well mannered. Same goes for the housekeeping guys.
Tried the buffet breakfast also which had all sorts of varieties.

Two/Four wheeler rentals are easily available just outside the hotel. Overall a highly recommended place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

We thank you for a compliment ridden review about your experience with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa that you have shared on TripAdvisor. We are glad that we were not only able to meet your expectations but exceed them. It is flattering to know that you liked our convenient location in close proximity to some of the best beaches, our elegant, majestic & welcoming lobby, our courteous reception staff, our prompt & efficient service, our gorgeous rooms with stunning views, our impeccable room service, our delicious food, our friendly & courteous staff and our huge spread of the breakfast buffet full of tasty delights.

Your appreciation of all the efforts that we put in to make our guests happy goes a long way to motivate us to work harder to achieve the most coveted goal that is excellence.

It would be an honor to welcome you back again here so that we may be able to serve you yet again. We hope that you experience the city and the hotel and their all aspects and build some memories that you may take back home and treasure forever.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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New Delhi, India
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15 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Rooms are good, equipped with all modern amenities but over all food options are less & not very interesting. Staff very friendly & well behaved, service delivery was prompt. Spa services are average & not very impressive. Recommend only 2nd Floor rooms as ground floor rooms are too near to swimming pool area, so always hustle bustle around it which can be a noisy affair. Meenakshi at front office was always prompt to assist. So for food options it a thumbs down but for overall staff service delivery, room ambience its good.

Room Tip: Please go for top floor rooms only, also try to select rooms which are far from food area.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

It is refreshing to have received your review about the experiences you have had as you stayed with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa. The review that you have been so generous to share on TripAdvisor offers a very constructive feedback and a fabulous acknowledgement of the positive parts of the hotel and we are grateful to you for that. It is great to know that you have enjoyed our friendly & courteous staff and our prompt & efficient service.

Your appreciation of the efforts that we take every day to make our guests happy is highly motivating and energizes us to fare even better at what we do best. We have conveyed your compliments to Meenakshi and she is elated about it. Please be assured that any feedback from our guests whether trivial or critical is taken with utmost seriousness and actions are taken at the earliest wherever necessary. We apologise deeply for any inconvenience that you may have faced during your stay with us. We assure you that the hotel menu both Buffet & A La Carte are going through a tough scrutiny and are being revamped. Also our ground floor rooms are getting renovated.

We would like to invite you back to the hotel soon and not keep this visit of yours as a lasting impression of our services. We hope that your next visit would be more memorable and comfortable.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Great stay at Candolim. The hotel is located a 5 - 10 minute walk from the beach and a short drive to Fort Aguada or Baga beach.
The hotel has a nice swimming pool to cool off in the afternoons and is on a quiet street.
Meenakshi at the front desk was one of the most helpful and friendly people we have met. She gave us accurate directions and a list of good places to eat - all of which were really good.
The food at the hotel was decent. The breakfast was nice and had a lot of buffet options.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sumit G, Online Representative at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Namaskar, Greetings from Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa!!

First & foremost we would like to thank you for the greatly appreciative review about your experiences during your stay with us at Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Candolim, Goa and also for sharing such a complimentary review about us on TripAdvisor. Our proximity to the Candolim beach and the tranquil walk leading up to it, our convenient location a short distance away from Fort Aguada & Baga Beach, our stunning swimming pool, our friendly & helpful staff that is always ready to go an extra mile to make your experience enjoyable here, our delicious food and the gorgeous breakfast buffet spread have been a continual source of appreciation and your compliments reinforce our faith in the same.

It is compliments like these that go a long way to encourage & motivate us to fare better at what we do best.

We hope to see you soon at the hotel again and to be able to serve you to your utmost satisfaction. As a hotel looking forward to achieve highest levels of guest satisfaction we take responsibility to help you make some memories here that you would remember fondly forever.

Warm Regards,
Sumit Goyal
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Address: Bamonvaddo, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India (Formerly Girasol Beach Resort)
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Location: India > Goa > Bardez > Candolim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Candolim
#5 Luxury Hotel in Candolim
#6 Romantic Hotel in Candolim
#7 Family Hotel in Candolim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the new Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Goa Candolim. One of the most conveniently located hotels in Goa, India, the Country Inn features a pristine setting near Candolim Beach and offers easy access to the best tourist attractions in Goa. Guests at our beach hotel in Goa can enjoy stylish and comfortable rooms with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. The Country Inn & Suites also offers on-site dining, an outdoor swimming pool, well-equipped Fitness Centre, on-site banquet and conference facilities and complimentary wireless Internet access. Reserve your room today and experience one of the best hotels in Goa, India. ... more   less 
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