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“Good but could be better.........” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino

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The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Varca
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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94 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good but could be better.........”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Its an old property earlier called Radisson White Sands. On the shores of the white sand beaches of Varca in South Goa. Its a decent property , which has started ageing. Management needs to invest in the maintenance of the hotel. There are wall patches which has been discolored , wall edges which has been broken , table edges which has been damaged, dirty discolored corridors at certain spots. Over all property is quite average . Food in all the restaurants were good infact quite good especially in their oriental restaurant called Saake. Staff except Elaine in the front office all were very plastic with no smile on their faces. One good thing of the property is the location, excellent beach with lots of white sands.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rajarshipanigrahi
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ZuriHotels, General Manager at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from GOA –Gods Own Abode!

We are glad that you liked the hotel location, overall property and true to its name the white sands beach Resort. Your special appreciation has been conveyed to Elaine.

Preventive Maintenance of product and equipment is a continuous process. Your suggestions have been noted and corrective measures put in place.

We sincerely request you to visit us again and enjoy all the facilities and hospitality at the Resort

Many Regards,

Rajendran Menon
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were a group of 6 guys and were on a trip to Goa for 4 Nights. We hesitated to book anything in South Goa as its too boring and not happening, but the only reason we opted 2 nights in South Goa was Zuri.

It started well nice welcome and good Staff.. Room interiors were also decent but the property on the whole is very old and needs to be spruced up to match the other peers in the same category. The Food was good, Samosas needs a special mention.

The Casino here is like a local market and its not worth spending time and luck here for long.

The Pool was the best.. and probably the only place in the exteriors to be mentioned about.

The cab service is strange in this resort. You cannot call your own cab, if u know any for a pick up from the resort. The hotel charges you a bomb for transfers.

For me on overall experience it will be 6 on 10..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vipulrjain
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ZuriHotels, General Manager at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from GOA –Gods Own Abode!

At the outset allow me to thank you for choosing to stay with The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino.

We appreciate you taking time out to place your experience on tripadvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the Cuisine and swimming pool.

Transportation is provided by the Local community as part of Inclusive Growth and Responsible Tourism.

Many Regards,

Rajendran Menon
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The best resort to stay in goa
Starts with ANSHU(reception) give a very good step by step review abt the hotel
Thn their complimentry steam sauna and spa facility was awsom
Rooms was realy good
Pool was awsom
Nd room service and restrnts both was realy nice
Ambnce of water fall resto was also good as their food
Was realy happy to stay in zuri
And in future i will come nd most recomended resort in zuri
A must go resort
Thank you zuri for making our stay memorable...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rahul S
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ZuriHotels, General Manager at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from GOA –Gods Own Abode!

Thank you for taking time out and posting such wonderful comments. Reviews like this constantly motivate and drive us to continuously improve.

We appreciate you tagging us as the ‘A must go Resort” and we are glad you had a memorable stay.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Many Regards,

Rajendran Menon
General Manager
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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

I visited Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino in June 2013. What a delightful experience. Very Clean Private Beach and facilities. Friendly atmosphere. Clear instructions. Special Jain Food was available at all times. Once intimated - the moment i entered the restaurant or service area, the staff was ready with choices. The pools were awesome. Staff was very courteous and always ready to help. Free Wi-fi facility with high speed was a delightful experience. It was the first resort i was visiting with the casino. It has good facility to explain how to play in a very gentle manner. Would love to surely visit again. Happy Zuri Times.. - Rajeev Maniar - Jet Airways Privilege No. 121574832

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RajeevManiar
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ZuriHotels, General Manager at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from GOA –Gods Own Abode!

Thank you for taking time out to post your comments.

We are delighted to know that the you were extremely pleased with the service standards and genuine Hospitality of our team members, the meandering swimming pool, clean beach, food and the strategic location of the property.

Do visit us again; we look forward to seeing you soon.

Many Regards,

Rajendran Menon
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful property so close to the beach ... wonderful place to relax and enjoy with faamiy/friends .. .beautiful landscaping and friendly staff ...
I went with a friend and her family, she had a 6 yr old wiht her who had a lot to doo at the hotel too!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ambika N
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ZuriHotels, Management at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Ms. Ambika,

Greetings from The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino!

Thank you for posting your valuable comments and recommending us to families and friends. Certainly, our activities team are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to keep our guests of all ages pleasantly occupied.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards,

Management
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

how i can praise this hotel....it was an awesome experience.....nice beautiful clean hotel....very friendly staffs,,,,usashi.....loved her treatment....very cooperative and caring.
located in a really cool place, pool wow....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abhishek1232013
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ZuriHotels, Management at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Mr. Abhishek,

Greetings from The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino!

Thank you for posting your kind comments.

We are happy to know that the beautiful property, the meandering pool and the very helpful staff contributed in making your holiday perfect.

You appreciation has been passed on to Ushashi.

We look forward to seeing you soon for yet another memorable experience.

Warmest regards,

Management
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Bangalore, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

we were a group of 4 couples & visited during july '13. got an excellent deal on the web.
the price was great and our experience was superb, excellent value for our money.

pros:
superb pool - biggest in goa, meandering, right in front of our rooms
the pool had direct access from each of our rooms. if any of us were trying to reach each other, we would either be in the room or the pool!
good resort, very good facilities & games
good & clean beach but slightly away - walk about 0.5km
rooms were good - we got superior rooms
a few decent restaurants outside the resort and a few vehicle hire places available

cons:
staff attitude not pleasing. everyone thought we were on a free trip. smiles were not seen at all.
front desk manager totally rude, unhelpful and even more attitude.
pool staff behaved like lords, needed lot of convincing and time to just get water balls from them!
food super expensive!
taxi prices also expensive
quality of food could be much better. you wouldn't go there for the food but manage with it.
rooms had a back door entry to the pool directly but the back door couldn't be locked and hence slightly inconvenient.

nearby:
colva beach is a bit away but accessible by hired 2/4 wheelers or expensive taxis
rest of goa is all away & requires a plan of half-full day
public transport ruled out.

overall: we would definitely go there (again) for the price (monsoon), room, pool & beach - with pals only.

Room Tip: The Superior Rooms cost just a little more than the Basic Rooms but they are the reason you should g...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank VinayMudugal
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ZuriHotels, Management at The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Dear Mr. Mudugal,

Thank you for taking time out to post your valuable comments.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the pool, the beauty of the property and your stay in general.

Every guest at The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino is very important to us and it is our endeavor to ensure that we create a WOW experience for all. We feel disappointed that we were not able to meet up to your expectations on this visit. Your feedback has been shared with the concerned team leaders and the necessary corrective actions have been put in place.

We request you to visit us again. We sincerely wish to pamper you with a truly memorable experience.

Warm regards,

Management
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Property: The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino
Address: Pedda, Varca 403721, India
Location: India > Goa > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
#3 Spa Hotel in Varca
#3 Luxury Hotel in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Zuri White Sands Goa Resort & Casino 5*
Number of rooms: 154
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