We've just returned from a week long stay at the Taj and have to say that we found the whole experience great...we found that the staff throughout the resort were friendly and efficient, providing a high level of service.
We ate several times in the various restaurants at the hotel, as well as at some of the beach shacks and local restaurants. The food and service throughout at the hotel was excellent - some of the other reviewers mention the prices and yes they are higher than at some of the local places - but hotels always are! If you don't want to pay them there's plenty of choice around to you can opt to eat out instead. Generally, we found that the hotel restaurant prices were comparable with eating out at home in an average restaurant (between £30 - £50 for dinner for two with wine) - our favourites were the Lobster Shack, where the seafood was excellent, as well as the Meditteranean restaurant (try the crab cakes!!) Buffet breakfast - as others have mentioned - has plenty of choice, was always fresh and compared well with other top-end hotels we've stayed in.
The rooms are nice - we never spend much time there and so we didn't bother to upgrade to one of the pool villas - big bathroom, sitting area and a nice large double bed. However, for a nicer location we would probably go for one on a return visit (which we will be making, quite unusual for us).
The activities team are great - plenty of choice and they don't pester you to get involved, but are readily available if you want to take part. Water aerobics and the archery were particularly good - and the bike hire is useful if you want to get around the resort a little quicker.
All in all we'd recommend the hotel without reservation and we rate it much more highly than similar places in the Caribbean that we have stayed in. We met several people who return regularly to the Taj and we don't blame them - we will be too!
- 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