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Resort Rio
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tambudki | North Goa, Arpora 403518, India   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 hotels in Arpora
Mohali, India
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“awesome service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The tagline of the resort is "for the time of your life" - and we truly experienced that.
The setting, decor, cleanliness, service, food, room size, bathrooms, pool,spa -- all was top class.
We were two familes totalling nine- and all of them in various age groups , had a blast

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback of the awesome service that you received from the team at Resort Rio!

We look forward to welcoming you again to have another blast and the time of your life at Resort Rio soon!!!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Best Place to stay in North Goa, Resort Rio "For The Time Of Your Life",
the Logo Stands very TRUE. Fantastic Place to stay,ALTHOUGH A BIT HIGHLY PRICED, Rooms are Huge & beautifully made, bathrooms are spacious.Swimming Pool is Huge & also has jacuzzi in it, water shower from the Elephant trunk give s a wonderful MASSAGE.
All Thumps upp for whole staff of RESORT RIO, not given us a single chance to complain. Thanks to Mr.Pracilo & his team including Mr.Durgesh who takes care of the front Desk, Mr.Rohit & his team gives perfect hospitality @ Pickeled Mango Restaurant.
Food is very good & lots of options makes a king size meal. Do not forget Indian Masala Tea, The Spices were so perfectly blended in tea, giving us a gr8 fragnance & TASTE & i would surely say that this was the most wonderful TEA i ever had in a 5star hotels or Resorts.
One can also enjoy Pizzas & Pastas sitting in the balcony of Mamma Mia Which gives AWESOME SUNSET view & of course POOL view.All luxury Rooms & The Cottages are nicely made & Located.Pool View rooms Gives a feeling that U are not isolated, bet for poolview rooms.IF ITS GOA THAN IT WILL ALWAYS BE RESORT RIO FOR ME & EVEN FOR MY FRIENDZZ..

Room Tip: choose rooms on the higher floors with pool view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Guest,

It is indeed a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback about your stay with us - especially mentioning that it would be ALWAYS RESORT RIO as your preferred hotel while you decide a holiday to Goa!

We thank you for sharing your views about all our dedicated staff who have ensured that you have the time of your life at Resort Rio!

Pracilo, Durgesh , Rohit and all my team members join in welcoming you back again and thank you for recommending us to all !!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This was my first trip to Resort Rio and I was truly astounded by the attention to detail and service levels we received from the staff....nothing was too much to ask for, which given we had a 2 year old baby with us was fantastic and exactly what we needed. The highlights for us were the bar IN the pool which is defnitely something unique, the pure vegetarian restuarant (JALSA) which should not be missed when there. The hotel had a good variety of evening enterntainment with the karaoke nights being especially fun (was great to see the staff getting fully involved - BOSCO should run for Indian Idol!). Would recommend this resort highly to families with young kids as the facilities are perfect and the staff are very accommodating to your needs

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at our 5 Star Deluxe Resort and for posting your valuable feedback on trip advisor. Your valuable feedback shared to my team members is a source of inspiration to all at Resort Rio and it is truly a proud moment for us to receive such appreciation.

We look forward to your return soon!

Do join us on Facebook to stay up to date on our event calendar,exclusive offers and more for another memorable stay at Resort Rio!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had been there during Nov-2011. Yes pretty late in writing the review for Rio, but I had to write something about this place as we loved it. :-)
An ideal resort for your Honeymoon, We checked almost each and every 5 star hotel out there in Goa and finally chose Rio for 3 nights and Marriott for next 3 nights. And fortunately it was one of our best decisions ( At least for Rio :-), WIll write a seperate review on Marriott).
The first impression which you get when you enter the resort is simply wonderful, the check-in was was quick enough with pleasant welcome drink and ever-smiling faces :).
We took the Deluxe suite in Rio for our stay, and the suite was amazing. The best part was the Jacuzzi in suite itself. The ambiance and architecture of the huge rooms are also worth mentioning. The bathroom accessories were pretty decent. There were two balconies in our suite.
This resort also has a set of activities planned for each day so you always have something to listen to or participate to while having sumptuous dinner. The waiters were jovial and polite too.
Next thing everyone needs in Goa is your own vehicle - which was very easily available right at the gate of resort. The most happening beaches - Calangute and Baga are also very close to resort, So you don't waste time in travelling to and from these beaches.
In short we were truly satisfied with almost everything in this Hotel and would recommend it to everyone. And If you are stuck in Marriott and Rio, then simply go for Rio without a second thought!

Room Tip: Choose the Deluxe Suite with Jacuzzi , they are worth it!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to know that you have had a wonderful experience to share on trip advisor while you stayed at Resort Rio.(A memorable Honeymoon at Rio!)

Thank you for your valued feedback about our staff ,the luxurious Royal Suite and all the kind words about our jovial and polite food and beverage team members ,who all together ensured that you have a memorable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you in our midst again soon and hope that Resort Rio is your preferred destination on all your holidays to Goa!!!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

we were on a family trip to goa for he first time..very much confused which property to book .. i took the whole responsibility.. jus going through the net.. found resort rio. liked the view n booked it.. IT WAS A SUPRISE.. a beautiful calm resort with a real nice people around.. gud food with live music n luxurious rooms.. best part was the space in the rooms where kids wer really comfortable.. room no.. 216.. wil never forget my stay there..n yes thanks the beautiful room deco they did 4 us. durgesh is a great man.. all must try this,,,

Room Tip: all r gud .. so go 4 the one that suits u..
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay at our 5 Star Deluxe Resort in North Goa.

I am delighted that my team members including Durgesh made your stay a memorable one.Your valuable feedback is shared with all at Resort Rio and we look forward to welcoming you back and hope that you continue to have Resort Rio as your preferred destination while in Goa!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This was our first trip to Goa, we were on honeymoon trip and after some research we zeroed down to Resort Rio, purely based on the tripadvisor reviews and if we look back now, we have made a great choice by picking Rio ahead of some of the other resorts

Let's start with the booking process, it was pretty smooth and they sent the cab to pick us from Airport, driver was waiting for us with the pluck card and check-in and other formalities were smooth.

We requested for a pool side view room and some surprises for honeymoon couple, they have entertained our request. Rooms were exactly the same as shown in pictures, we stayed in #215 Luxury deluxe room, bathroom was spacious, and i would give 9 on 10 for the room experience. Perhaps the lighting in the room can be improved and some surprises for honeymoon couple (tower decoration etc..)

We stayed there for 4N-5D and pretty much used their taxi services all days to cover entire Goa, decent prices and excellent service.

Coming to Important part, "food", we opted for American plan which covers all the meals and being veggies we never felt short of options, food was good and Rohit from Picked Mango ensured that we are well taken care of, he and his team did a great job and that was definitely impressive.

Overall a pleasant stay, will surely recommend Resort Rio in my network, looking forward to their membership or frequent visitor program (to get some better deal next time).


Regards
Sahil

Room Tip: Opt for pool side view room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Guest,

We were privileged to have had you as our guest on your honeymoon trip and we thank you for zeroing down on the best 5 Star Deluxe Resort in North Goa!!
We are happy to receive such positive feedback about the accommodation ,services, facilities, dining options and experiences we offered to make your stay a memorable one.

Thank you for recommending us to all on trip advisor & we await your return for another awesome experience at Resort Rioi

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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Noida, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

very good hotel . . . recently constructed . . . .luxury spacious rooms . . . . .
had a wonderful experience . . . .
negetive point is it is far from both the Madgaon railway station and the airport
If any query from a consumer point of view plz mail me at singla.shashank@gmail.com
happy to help:)

Room Tip: try to go in for the corner room which is facing the swimming pool . . . . .
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Benedict D, Director of Sales at Resort Rio, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your views with us.

We are glad that you have had a wonderful experience at our 5 Star Deluxe Resort.

The positive of our resort is that we are located in North Goa which is the most happening place to be at on a holiday in Goa ! .....SO to reach us from the Madgaon railway station it does take a 60 minute drive and from the Goa Dabolim airport a 45 minute drive .....to reach the GEM of a hotel `Resort Rio` to have the Time Of Your Life in Goa!!

Warm regards,

Benedict D`souza -Director Sales & Marketing
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Additional Information about Resort Rio

Address: Tambudki | North Goa, Arpora 403518, India
Location: India > Goa > Arpora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Arpora
#1 Spa Hotel in Arpora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Resort Rio 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resort Rio, A Five Star Luxury Deluxe Spa resort in Goa, is spread over 10 acres on the banks of the Baga river and is just a 5 minute drive from the world famous Baga beach. ... more   less 
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