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“Lovely and fantastic experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Resort Rio
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   | Tambudki, Arpora 403518, India   |  
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Tehran, Iran
1 review
“Lovely and fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It was the most wonderful hotel I've ever seen in my life. I connot forget those nice breakfasts and the amazing swimming pool infront of the pool bar which I spent 6 to 8 hours a day sitting by it and swimming.I cant see it again in my dreems even. There is a wonderful restaurant near hotel which is managed by my friend dave.his restaurant's name is «me and you». His food is cheap and have good taste and the most important part of that is safty...which is so important for dave. I wish I can go back there every march 27s.:-)

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and an excellent review of our resort. We are pleased to know that you had a lovely and fantastic experience; appreciated our delectable cuisines and amazing pool.

We value your comments and delighted that the memories are still fresh with you since your stay. We hope to see you soon again!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates…

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jammu City, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed our Family Gateway 5 Nights Stay at the Resort Rio Arpora ..........

Got Airport pick up in AC Seater Coach as it was in the package. Once you enter the Hotel Entrance you are greeted by Staff with smile on his face{Mr Durgesh}. On entering the hotel lobby you will have the breath-taking views of the pool and greenery field from left hand side . Upon request they gave us Early Check-in and staffs are very friendly.

we had option to dine any of the restaurant because we were on mcp package which was plus point for us.resort staff was very helpful.
Durgesh helped us in many ways,you ask anything his guy will never say no,his full of knowledge.Special thanks to you dear ....
This was our 5 visit to goa,and this was memorable ............
Thanks rio see you'll soon.....................cheers

Room Tip: pool view rooms 3rd or 4 th floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and an excellent review of our resort. We are pleased to know that you had a memorable stay, appreciated the marvelous view from the lobby area, flexibility in dining, choice of restaurants, helpful and friendly staff.

We value your comments and have noted your special mention of praise to a particular staff member Durgesh for his efforts. We thank you for your room tip to fellow travelers and eagerly look forward to your future visit!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates…

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A bit sceptical when booking this but what a great choice in the end.
If you are worried about booking this hotel - Dont be

Excellent - A great down to earth quality hotel.

For me it was just the right size of hotel - not too big and overcrowded ,yet big enough to offer all the facilities that one associates with a top hotel.

The hotel was clean, rooms immaculate and spacious.

The service that the staff provided was excellent. From poolside to room service ; from the restaurants to the reception - everybody served us with a smile.

We booked the breakfast plan ( breakfast was great with plenty of choice ) as we like to venture out in the evening - but the one time we did have the evening buffet it was good. Theme nights are also arranged by the restaurants

Locally there are plenty of other bars and restaurants - just go along to the top of the road and walk left or right . A bit more choice if you take a left,
Excellent food and drink at very reasonable prices .
You can easily have a meal and drinks for 2 for £ 20.00.

Pool was clean and big enough - plenty of sun loungers.
Gym and spa were excellent.

I honestly wish I could have stayed a little longer and cant wait to go back.

For those who want the beach at your doorstep well its about a 15 - 20 minute walk to BAGA

One of the better hotel experiences i have had.

Well done to all the staff who made our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and an excellent review of our resort. We are pleased to know that we exceeded your expectation and made your stay so enjoyable.

We value your feedback and appreciated your comments on our well maintained property, clean, immaculate and spacious rooms, theme nights with evening entertainment, delectable buffet spread and every competitors envy, genuine hospitality with a smile.

We also acknowledged your comments on our Gym, award winning Spa and convenient location to all the major attractions in North Goa.

We hope to see you soon again!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates…

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My workplace had organised a two-day seminar in this place. We did serious work during the day and had fun in the evenings.
The hotel has rooms of varying sizes. I think I got one of the biggest ones available.
The room was very clean and lavishly decorated. The bathroom had a bathtub as well as a separate shower enclosure. I wish the bathroom has more hooks to hang our clothes. The balcony overlooked the inner courtyard, which was probably not the best view, but we still enjoyed our morning coffee on the balcony.
The food served at all mealtimes was great. Although I did not use the pool this time, it looked very very inviting.
The only aspect which stops this place from becoming absolutely awesome is the lack of proximity to a beach. Goa can be enjoyed best when the place of your stay is walking distance from a beach, which this place is not. But full marks otherwise!

Room Tip: #102 is one of the biggest rooms with an obscenely large bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and an excellent review of your resort. We are pleased to know that had a wonderful stay, appreciated our spacious, clean and lavishly decorated rooms; ideally designed shower area, delectable cuisines at our restaurants and an inviting pool.

No doubt we are not a beach property however we commensurate this with our evergreen fields and lagoon/river view. We also provide a shuttle service for the hotel guests to the nearest Baga beach at specified timings.

We thank you once again for rating us highly and look forward in welcoming you again.

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates…

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wonderful 10 days spent @ Resort Rio/GOA - hotel had great facilities from Massage to Sauna & Spa (Heaven ...). My favourite eatery was the 'Awarded Vegetarian Restaurant', although I am a meat eater, I just loved the varieties .. especially the 'Dhall Baati' - Yummy . Staff were very friendly, helpful & accommodating. I missed them All upon my return to UK. My sincere thanks to Sunil, Agnello, Bosco & "You! Guys From Cafe Rio" well!! What can I say you 'Rock'. Just Aammaazziingg !

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 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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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and an excellent review of our resort. We are pleased to know that you had an amazing stay, appreciated our facilities namely our award winning Zaara Spa, three years consecutive Times Food Award Winner pure veg. restaurant, Jalsa and the much admired genuine hospitality with a smile.

We have noted your special mention of praise to Sunil, Agnelo, Bosco and the Café Rio team; rest assured the same will be shared with them for their diligent efforts. We hope to see you soon again!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special promos, updates and offers…

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

amazing property...spacious and luxurious rooms...great service...had a very good view from the 4th floor...hotel was very well maintained...lunch @ pickled mango restaurant was really amazing...we had sumptuous breakfast everyday so that we could stay light on lunch...had a lot of fun in the swimming pool...the water from the trunk of the elephants was a cool idea...the lobby etc was elegantly decorated...candle light dinner with karaoke was the best nite for us...
a couple of petty issues viz. the lighting in the room was very dim...no tubelights or anything similar...the bathtub had a broken part on one side...so every time u wud sit in it, u had to b careful not to hurt urself...plus the taxis wud charge exhorbitantly high wen we told them tat we were staying in this resort (such high reputation it holds in the eyes of the public)
overall...it was an awesome experience stayiing at RIO...would surely love to come back here..
really had a time of our lives..!!

Room Tip: rooms on the fourth floor offer a good view of the swimming pool
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and a great review of our resort. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you had an awesome experience, appreciated our property, spacious and luxurious rooms, delectable cuisines and genuine hospitality.

We value your comments on the elegant pool and lobby designs. And a memorable candle light dinner with Karaoke. We would also like to add that the bathtub in question was not damaged but a technical specification for outflow. We eagerly look forward to your next visit!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates…

Warm regards,

Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager
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Tehran, Iran
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Resort Rio is just a piece of heaven with its views around and the great staff helping around 24/7. I truly appreciate the fact that everybody at this hotel does his best religiously to make their motto come ture every single minute of their guests' stay as it did for us, it really did: we truly had "the time of our lives!"

My wife and I stayed at Rio along with another friend couple for 8 days and we really enjoyed every day of it.

1st of all, the hotel is located in a vast garden, if you will. the view of salt pans around the buildings and the landscaping of the hotel itself is just magnificent.

We had a "cosy room" which was comparably quite spacious. The house keeping is just flawless and on-time and they just make your room shine every day.

The pool is huge and very clean and I can not thank enough for the great, enthusiastic and cheerful staff of the pool bar who even let us have our own selection of music sometimes :-), it was our Iranian new year holiday and they did their very best to acknowledge that. Thank you guys for complementary drinks :-)

Our very special thanks would go to Nirmal, the sweet, fun-loving guy who was in charge of the activities around the pool. He is just the sweetest guy. He tries to be helpful and entertaining at all times. Thank you Nirmal.

The only thing we had a little issue with was our fridge which was our of order, and honestly, the house keeping staff replaced it three times but it didn't work. Finally they brought a brand new one which was quite an impressive gesture and I would like to thank them for that. It took 3 days but it was definitely worth the wait. :-).

The breakfast buffet was great but for its improvement, I would suggest mor variety for different days of the week rather than the same buffet everyday.


We would definitely go back to Resort Rio and definitely recommend it.
Thank you for the time of our lives Rio.

Regards,
Nima Khalili

Room Tip: I would recommend the rooms facing the pool or the salt pans.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Pracilo, Front Office Manager at Resort Rio, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for your time and a positive review of our resort. We are glad to know that you had the time of your lives; appreciated the genuine hospitality, breath taking views, magnificent landscape, spacious rooms, huge pool, great buffet breakfast and genuine hospitality.

We value your comments and the noteworthy mention of the hotel employees particularly Nirmal; rest assured your review will be shared with him for his diligent efforts.

We thank you once again for your referral and recommendation. We look forward to your future visit!

Please do visit us on face book and our website for special offers, promos and updates....

Warm regards,
Pracilo D’silva
Front Office Manager.
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Address: | Tambudki, Arpora 403518, India
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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Arpora
#2 Romantic Hotel in Arpora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Resort Rio 4.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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