I have been waiting to write this review from the time i returned back from this beautiful and spoilt for choice luxury.This was our first visit here and after reading several disappointing reviews, i had my own apprehensions.But im so glad, we took the chance and havent regretted a bit.
A sprawling lobby in addition to the greens and excellent hospitality await you here.We stayed in the villa, which were very quiet, not to mention the comforts, which we expect from TAJ.The villas are father away from the main building and we need a buggy to travel there.We took tips from the hotel staff, who gave us a short cut to reach the hotel lobby/swimming pools and they were definitely walkable, as otherwise mentioned in a few reviews.
Being November the hotel was at full capacity and we never had to wait for a for more than a few minutes for the buggy to take us back to our room.
The rooms are large and very comfortable, with great views of the greens depending where you have a room.There is an option to rent a bicycle everyday and explore the property at free will.I was instantly transported to childhood days :-) There is also the option of having a private pool, but considering the huge pool that the property has it would be largely a waste.
There are several options to eat at and all exceed expectations.The buffet is scrumptions and one really needs an appetite to do justice to it completely.Right from variety of eggs including quail and duck to the health conscious options of soy milk and protein shakes.The TAJ has them all.
I had a 19 month old, who refused to leave the pool, which was quite large and very well maintained and has 1 ride for the kids and several floats.
There is a beach adjoining the property with an eating space tucked neatly on the shore named "Lobster Shack", which serves sea food delicacies.
Special mention of the hospitality, We ordered special meals for the 19 month old and the chef gave personal attention to details, which was comendable. The staff are extremely warm and we sometimes wonder if their faces ache by smiling sooo much. We have been to GOA several times every year, but from now, if it is GOA, then it has to be at the TAJ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the south coast of Goa on the Benaulim beach, a mere 27km from the airport, this 56 acre 140 room resort has a 700 meter beach frontage and a lovely view of the sea. With 3 specialty restaurants, a beach front season seafood shack, a 24 hour coffee shop, 2 bars, 2 spas and a seasonal outdoor spa pavilion, this resort is a popular haunt for the international as well as domestic travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Exotica Goa Benaulim
- Taj Exotica Hotel Goa
- Taj Exotica Goa Hotel Benaulim