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The Sofala
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Opp Bank of India, Bardez 403114, India (Formerly The Sol)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 83 Hotels in Bardez
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Small property BIG feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have some 22 odd rooms but all r Excellent rooms....we had gone to friends after wedding extended stay to here.
Very less staff and mostly all multi tasking....little slow service but they always on their toes.
Chef really good....not to much complain about food was quick n awesome
Two swimming pools out of which one is infinity pool.(ignore the view )
Very nice stay...thank you all humble people.

Room Tip: Higher floors there is only 1st floor...lol
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place comes with Great Fell! Awesome amenities, perfect Boutique Hotel. For Couples the best place ever, what makes it good hotel it over looks a stream of water and on a full moon day it is amazing.

For Kids activity is next to nothing but otherwise its a with lot of peace and tranquility.

Room Tip: I gifted my Brother in Law at SAFOLA, Goa on his anniversary this year, as i know this property by...
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Goa in the month of March'14 over the weekend with one of my friend.
The room we were staying in was clean and spacious enough. Lovely people at the reception, who have been helping me with the information even before coming to Goa. As we were out during the lunch and dinner time, we din't get the opportunity to taste the food in the in-house restaurant. Really grabbed a peaceful sleep and the surrounding being too quiet. The rates were a bit on the higher side. But would like to visit again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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Great location
Great pool- clean
Lovely people
Reception very helpful
Rooms are beautiful
Around the corner from lpk
Room service was reliable

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Very loud most nights
Expensive for what you get
Room was dusty
Jazz night on Thursday was bonkers
Most items on the menu are not actually available

Stayed November 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If ever i had a meal that could be termed inedible it was during my recent trip to Goa, when we visited the Sofala. A fine boutique hotel which is tasteful in al other areas accept to dine in.

In my numerous travels never have I had to return a meal after just the first morsel. We ordered garlic mushrooms to start with and I ordered the most popular dish of the land, 'Fish Curry and rice' as couldn't possibly imagine how any chef in Goa would be able to get this wrong, never mind serve it as it was, simply inedible.

The manager however was sympathetic to say the least, and surprisingly did not put up a fight. He admitted that the place was known for its pizzas, but then why serve food that is sub standard ??

Avoid this place if you can as there are numerous decent eateries in the nearby area.

I can confirm that although I did not reside at the hotel I had friends who raved the property for its fine rooms.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The worse feeling in the world is to get to a hotel one has been eagerly been waiting to stay in after a long day of travel and then make to wait for over an hour before we get our rooms allocated to us, coz the accounts guys did not have a clue of what advances they have received and from who, till my friend turned around and told them "listen we aint going to run away just give us our rooms and we will clear the balances"(we had booked 4 rooms all of which the 50% advances her paid) which fell to deaf ears. Only to experience the same while checking out, this just ruined what otherwise would have been a pleasant stay. The rooms were nice, bathrooms were spacious and well stocked, staff (apart from the reception desk) were attentive. The breakfast is average, the pool outside is good to lounge chill, and drink in, however the mosquitoes drove us up the wall and i still have huge bites on my legs.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 12 which seemed to be the best of all the rooms we hired
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This hotel was recommended to me very highly, by my friends and i was not at all disappointed. Lovely boutique hotel with just 21 rooms, which are beautiful. Saw most of the rooms, all were very nice. Excellent staff and service,very personalised. It has 2 pools, which is an added advantage. Lovely jazz nights they have, once a week. The italian food at their restaurant is excellent and a must try.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Sofala

Address: Opp Bank of India, Bardez 403114, India (Formerly The Sol)
Location: India > Goa > Bardez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bardez
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Bardez
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sofala 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Sofala Goa/Bardez

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