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Taj Exotica Goa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calwaddo, Benaulim 403716, India   |  
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71 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Better than expected!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our company had organized our annual get-together at this resort and I am real glad they did! The property is fantastic and ideal for holidayers, honeymooners & employed folks like me who were part of a large team.

The resort is approximately 45 mins from the Goa airport in South Goa. Most tourists head towards the North as that is where there are more popular beaches & resorts. You need to take some narrorw and winding roads to reach this resort but it is worth the trip.

Other than rooms in the main building, there are villas across the resort each of them with 4 rooms. I got a villa room that was a 5-7 min walk from the lobby but because of the weather ending up taking a buggy each time. Yes, there are quaint buggies ready to take you from and to your rooms.

The rooms were very clean, tastefully furnished and large. In fact, I couldn't think of anything that the room lacked. They have large balconies, windows you could open (wont advise this in the nights because of insects), clean and well-equipped bathrooms with a tub and separate shower area.

The resort also boasts of a semi-private beach (very clean), golf course, banquet halls etc.

The staff were very friendly and no request went unaddressed.

Room Tip: Sea-facing for sure!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had the villa with a pool and everything was amazing. Can’t sing enough praises about the staff and how attentive they were. We preferred to eat all our meals in Miguel Arcanjo and had only breakfast and one meal in the coffee shop. The food and service in Miguel Arcanjo is simply amazing. The lounge Adega Camoens is worth a visit too. The hotel has a host of fun activities that we indulged in.

Some minor irritants were bad tap knobs and slightly sloppy housekeeping. But we were too busy having a good time to let this bother us. The only thing that really irked us was a guest in the adjacent 1st floor room who stood outside the room and kept watching us in our pool ruining our privacy!

Room Tip: worth indulging in a villa with a pool
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Yet another break at The Exotica Goa. Yet another suitcase full of fond memories. And loads of pampering.
The property has been maintained very well. Excellent services all around.
The all meals package has been allowed the flexibility to be used at any of their restaurants. Which led us to discover a gem call MIGUEL ARCANJO and the super hospitality of Manish.
This coupled with Mr Mishra's attention & affection kept us totally enthralled with the legendary Taj hospitality. Needless to say that the entire staff did keep up to the promise too.
Mr Siddharth Jain ... well done

Room Tip: The villas away from the pool are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A Beautiful property with loads of greenary and the private beach completely helps one rejuvenate.Its perfect for nature lovers.it has loads of indoor and outdoor activities like the beautiful golf course,a cricket pitch and also the giant size chess.The Taj service as usual has no comparison.The spa is also very good.An early morning cycle ride,followed by a bath in the beach and then diving into the pool is blissful.There is activity for all age group happening full day which is fun.

Overall we had a lovely experiance and would definately visit it again :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stayed here for two nights for my wife's birthday. They went all out to make the day special right from check in till we checked out.
Staff is great and although in some areas (during service in restaurants) they need to be more attentive, but they do go all out as in other good taj properties to make the guest feel special.
Rooms are excellent and all the rooms in the main building have a sea and garden view.
They have an amazing activity center for kids and my two year old daughter had a great time there.
Must visit property for its excellent views and huge gardens and nice service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Taj Exotica - Goa, it set in a beautiful location, with a lovely golf course overlooking the beach and the ocean. But, the thing that makes the stay there truly wonderful is the excellent service.

Right from the accomodation manager to the F&B incharge, everybody greets you personally and their well trained team goes all out to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Cycling around the golf course is a beauty on its own, with the sea breeze in your hair, it is an experience you will never forget.

Absolutely recommended.

Room Tip: Splurge a bit and get the room with the private plunge pool. Worth every penny!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had a tough time locating the hotel, but once I reached, experience was pure bliss. Very well groomed and trained staff, everywhere. The check-in experience at the reception lobby sets the tone for your stay.
The restaurants were all great, though the breakfast was not all that great, compared to the overall feel you get at the Taj Exotica. Villas are cosy and the private beach is very inviting.
Would definitely visit again, whenever I get a chance, and the money, of course..!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taj Exotica Goa

Address: Calwaddo, Benaulim 403716, India
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Location: India > Goa > Benaulim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Benaulim
#1 Family Hotel in Benaulim
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Benaulim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Exotica Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 140
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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