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Caravela Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Varca
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Good Property....but few changes anticipated for Indian Travellers”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights and 4 days to spend by 5th Anniversary!

Its an eye pleasing property, where ever inside the territory you roam and loiter. Fantastic Beach Shack with Bar and Restaurant. Very calm and serene. I just enjoyed the pool throughly. Goa's largest and most deepest swimming pool. The pool is very beautiful, but let me inform "Non-swimmers Beware"! Good Golf Course, small but can be maintained more.. Marvellous Lobby, warm and pleasing reception, help desk, travel desk and duty manager. I stayed in Superior Room followed by a cozy balcony to relax and enjoy the garden. Rooms are excellent in decor. Daily housekeeping services needs to be improved. Inadequate service of daily drinking water,in respect to a coastal climate. Atleast 2 litres per day per room.

Live musical performance are very monotonous by the pool. it can be improved. I have not seen the Casino and the Night Club (so no idea). No one even invited for the same.

No the hard facts to share. For a first time traveler, let me tell you the resort is in a south Goa village. More than 60 kms from the noisy and happening north GOA. But thanks to the Ramada Caravela Team for good airport pick up and drop. Private cars to north goa city tour are very expensive. Rs.3000/- onwards/ 6 hours.

"Food is not at all as per 5 star standard". I have worked for many good 5 star brands in India in HR Department. Let me mention, the menu plan and the choice of breakfast spreads are not al all INDIAN friendly. You will get choices, but the preparations are very poor. Room Dining and Indian Restaurant are with handful of Indian Items. Not up to the mark. Its a traveler's advise that The GM should focus in the culinary department. Also the food are highly priced.

No special hospitality shown to an anniversary couple from the hotel. The entire team is busy handling guests only. Though the booking was generated mentioning the fact that we are going for our 5th Anniversary.

All the best to the entire Team to Ramada Caravela Beach Resort!

Few helpful and excellent team members out there: Elvin - Reservations, Bimal - Pool Attendant, Mahesh - Restaurant.

Overall it was a nice experience. Thanks to all

Room Tip: Take garden facing superior rooms, and go for a leisure holiday.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I booked my room for 3N & 4D through makemytrip. Right from airport transfer to reach them a cordial welcome and the pleasant and pleasing staff from all departments is remarkable. A well maintained healthy foods in buffe, a well and clean room, i can say they are master of all to the international and indian guests to maintain a perfect relaxation. No matter whereever from you are, an equal treat surprised me. I have no words to write further......

Room Tip: I stayed in 222 Delux from 9th feb 2013 to 12th feb 2013
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vadodara, India
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I had a best stay at this Hotel. Staff is very nice and superb place so share your time with your loved ones. They arranged a beach dinner for our anniversary which was very nice.

Beach is excellent and very quiet. Exactly the way we wanted. I totally recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Surat, India
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Ramada, Goa is a very good property covering a nice area with beautiful gardens and nice rooms by the beach. The place is quiet and safe, shows you the another side of Goa. Private beach was the good thing about it, the hotel was clean, tidy and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel has a casino and a disco although not too large. Spa was not the best as it should be but still manageable. The best thing about the hotel is the food....superb food, good spread menu and too good in taste. The swimming pool and the pool side bar was nice, and the bar at the beach side was a really nice.

Room Tip: Villas are a good choice, although a bit expensive than the other rooms, but for honeymooners thats...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hotel is located on the Verca beach which is very clean and away from the madenning crowd of Goa even in the peak season. So, you can live in luxury and comfort without compromising on peace and tranquility. Services are very good to excellent. Swimming pool with a bar inside and adjoining restaurant appeals to all age groups. Food is very sumptuous. The tennis courts, golf course etc are an added attraction. Borrow a bicycle to just vroooom on the beach or just sit out at the beach and enjoy snacks/food at the beachside bar/shack.
Only discomfort is the distance of the property from rest of tourist places in Goa, it seems the travel agencies outside the hotel have formed some kind of cartel....so book in advance.

Room Tip: Select a room towards the beach side preferably on the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wonderful location, too nice ambience, neat, clean & wide beach side, huge lobby with wonderful & helpful staff around. Mouth littering food, tasty & large spread during meal hours, conference room facilities and overall fantastic place to be in.

Room Tip: Pick up any room, all are fabulous rooms. I stayed in a room facing swimming pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Ramada Caravela is a fantastic piece of property.. Beautiful landscaped gardens, lawns, 9 hole golf course.. they have tennis courts.. large, spacious and aesthetic swimming pools and a private access and sit out at varca beach.. the beach itself is very clean and peaceful.. the resort staff was very friendly at all times.. their food variety is amazing.. there is something in the buffet and the a la carte to suit every palate.. although their in room dining menu is not adequate enough.. the casino was closed which also was a disappointment.. but we just loved chilling at the resort be it at the beach bed on the beach or in the pool.. they also have a bar inside the swimming pool and another bar at the beach.. its just 45 mins from the airport..

Room Tip: rooms near the tennis courts are quieter.. rooms near the poolside are closer to the dining area and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Caravela Beach Resort
Address: | Varca Beach, Salcete, Varca 403721, India (Formerly Ramada Caravela Beach Resort)
Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Varca
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
#1 Spa Hotel in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Caravela Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Goa’s first international beach resorts, The Caravela Beach Resort is located in South Goa on the serene, pristine white sands of Varca Beach overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea. This luxurious 5-star deluxe resort sprawls across 24 acres of lush green landscape and offers 199 rooms - each with its own balcony overlooking either the ocean or manicured gardens and the swimming pool. The Suites and Villas are airy and lavish, and radiate a contemporary, elegant decor. The Presidential Villa is an exercise in extravagance, splendor and grandeur. It features a stunning space with a grand living room, two bedrooms and a private balcony overlooking the ocean, while the master bedroom features an outdoor rain shower and Jacuzzi. One can discern a strong presence of the old Goan architecture with Portuguese influences in the large open Atrium lobby, with its high arches and beams. The wide range of indoor, outdoor and beachfront restaurants and bars entice the guests with their distinctive culinary delicacies and exotic cocktails. The hotel has one of Goa’s largest free-form swimming pools, direct access to the soft white sand beach, its own 9 hole Par 3 golf course, an Ayurveda spa, a scenic jogging track and ocean front beach lawns, all of which make The Caravela Beach Resort a perfect destination for families and couples, and those seeking relaxation amidst the perfect Goan surroundings. With Goa’s ever-increasing popularity as a fun destination, conference and wedding venue, the resort promises to create some unique and memorable experiences. The poolside facing the inviting lush green lawns overlooking the scenic white sand beach and the elegant pillar-less banquet rooms offer an unmatched choice of locations. Besides, the flawless service and delectable cuisine at The Caravela Beach creates those perfect magical moments for a dream destination in Goa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ramada Caravela Beach Hotel Varca
Ramada Salcette
Salcette Ramada
Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
Caravela Beach Resort Goa/Varca

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