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“Taj Exotica - Paradise incarnate” 5 of 5 stars
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Taj Exotica Goa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calwaddo, Benaulim 403716, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Benaulim
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“Taj Exotica - Paradise incarnate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

This magnificent property is located right on the Benaulim beach at South Goa. Mix the Taj quality with a very large tract of heaven – that is what Taj Exotica is, and has to offer. With its own golf course, multiple cuisines, sporty and loungy activities, and to beat it all, a fantastic pool and sea front.

The hotel property is one of the largest in Goa. The property is relatively close to the airport. It boasts of its own botanical garden. The staff recommends we use bicycles or golf carts to cover the premises.

Our friends warned us of visiting Goa in the rainy season. However, Exotica has changed that belief entirely. Instead of worrying about rains, we were worried about the short duration of our stay. The lush palms and green lawns, became greener still, and so green that it hurt the eye. One could easily compare this with the lush green meadows, one sees in old England.

Even the basic room is large, over 500 sq ft. (over 50 sq. metres), with a giant bed, large screen TV with tons of movies, and beautiful porch, and a pebble pool. The attached bathroom was also huge, with a large tub, separate shower cubicle, and elegant gold trimmed fittings. One cannot compliment the housekeeping enough, and thank Taj for sticking to the ‘Forest Essentials’ toiletries provided.

The breakfast spread that came with the room did justice to the entire day ahead, whether it is site seeing, pool and gym activity, bicycling and exploring the property, or just lazing on a hammock admiring the blues, greens and fluffy clouds.

A treat to visit, Taj Exotica has all on offer, for those looking for pamper treatment.

  • Liked — Service and Size
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Superbly landscaped property spread over a huge area. Ensures you dont have people breathing down your neck.
The rooms are very well done and the amenities are pretty fab -pity about the food!

  • Liked — The fab pool
  • Disliked — The food
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

I was traveling to Goa Once in year for the Dealer visits but this time it was the company annual Sales conference at Taj Exotica.

I like the beach view from our villa. Even the Cafeteria ,Food Taste,etc. everything was so amazing couldent forget those 3 days in life that i spent at Taj Exotica.

The service & Overall atmosphere was excellent.

I would rate it as one of the best hotels in India

  • Liked — The Location & view
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

The hotel is fantastic and there is no getting away from that fact. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms and service excellent. The hotel is superb!!! Anil Mishra

  • Liked — Beach and friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

The Hotel is spread out across an enormous coastline. All the villas face the beach. Food is amazing. The rooms are superb. Best property in Goa.

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — South Goa location makes it away from all the action in North Goa
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

Besides enjoying the huge waves at the beach, my two year old son and my husband whose birthday we were celebrating had a glorious time in the private plunge pool attached to our suite. The arrangement for the cake by the resort cake shop to be delivered at midnight to our suite is worth mentioning. It was a birthday celebration in the plunge pool, balloons floating, surrounded by lit candles, soft music in the background, my toddler singing for his father and cake melting away in our mouth.
The activities for the kids especially the clay modelling and pottery was fun. One can relax by the main pool or chill out in their bar. The restaurants serve what you want to your taste and even customise dishes for your kid.
I had my stress massaged away by skillful hands at the spa. They pamper you like you are a princess during and after the spa treatment.
Play golf or just watch the green golf course expanse by lying on the hammocks.
One's holiday can't go wrong at this resort.

  • Liked — Private plunge pool and great food
  • Disliked — nil
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

This is one of the best hotels that i have stayed .I have travelled the world and stayed in different hotels but this has to be the best of the lot.I am suprised to see some of the reviews for this property and would like to put any doubts that anyone has to rest.
First of all go and meet Synatra who the rooms division in charge she is terrific person,Secondly you have to meet Rohit who is the F&B Asst manger he is key person for all resturants he is such wonderful person ready to serve and does his job very passionately.The leaders here both Rohit (F&B head ) and Allwyn(GM) are superb people and you would always see them with the guests and not in their cabins which u see in a lot of hotels.
The food here is excellent ..They have a great Italian /Goan /Chinese restautrant and they are just world class with the best quality food.They have a beach shack which is terrfic with the catch of the day cooked right in front of you.
I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Goa dont think too much just go there and dont pay attention to any negative feedback that you see in the reviews below.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Taj Exotica Goa

Address: Calwaddo, Benaulim 403716, India
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 Family Hotel in Benaulim
#1 Romantic 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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