We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Hotel poor service”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Caravela Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Varca
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Traveled in April 2013 with group

Rooms, Swimming pool, beach and location was very good.

Entered the hotel by 10.30 am and got the room after 02.00pm due to non availability of rooms. normal check in time was 12.00

restaurant and food was good. rooms are very nice

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank srujanchowdary
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,104)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,621 - 1,627 of 2,104 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2013

Hi all, When we zeroed in for a long road trip on the month of pleasant october, It had to be goa! The one week trip from bangalore involved a variety of stops and halts, including some tiny hotel in Sagar, and ofcourse by the highway in Honnavar..But the best of it all was our arrival at the Ramada Caravela Beach Resort in Goa..Forget the scenic roads all the way to Ramada from Bangalore, The stay has indeed become memorable to me and my family!!! Yes, my homework worked! The 5 star resort was indeed beautiful, with lovely rooms,beautiful landscape, nice buffet lounge and the superb pool with bar attached!!! The icing on the cake ofcourse is the beautiful private beach with runway flat surface with soft powdery sand that just melts under your feet...kids just loved it (2 kids aged 9 & 14) as much as we did..Evenings are especially awesome with the setting sun, the para gliding, the beach, the food, the pool..what not..Great value too at 4 star price..Hats off to this gifted resort in a gifted locale..Wah Goa!!

Room Tip: Trees insulate the beach from the sea, so choose the best in your budget..entire resort is nice in t...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Harindar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great hotel, very very clean, rooms are very nice and big, big enough. Beach is close by. The hotel premises itself has got everything, that you dont need to go out.

Food however is very 5starish. I wish it be more Goan than 5starish.

Ac was a problem but when complained, it was set right.

Staff is very good and courteous . Feel at home totally.
The hotel has cycles, yoga, golf, pool, everything...

Room Tip: All rooms are good. Avoid ground floor.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Reddyrs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Gust Relations Officer - Bijeta had no idea what time the check in was. She said it was 2pm, whereas it is actually 1pm. She later apologised. However, I was quite surprised that such a basic thing as check in time - she was not aware of. Also one day we had asked for some ice and glasses for some drinks in their sunset point in the gardens and to our shock - the waiter from the sunset Bar told us that his manager has said they will charge for the glasses. I thought this was ridiculous!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Cleartrip
2  Thank Joel S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hotel facilities and room is very good. We loved the food. We got the ocean front room with excellent view. The service was good as well. Staff is very helpful and attentive. We would like to stay in the hotel again.excellent 10th anniverssary memories:)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank parishini
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

The hotel facilities and room is very good. We loved the food. We got the ocean front room with excellent view. The service was good as well. Staff is very helpful and attentive. We would like to stay in the hotel again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank vorahit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed in RCBR from March 27, 2013 till April 6, 2013. It was a Ukrainian family trip with my parents and grandparents. The hotel has beautiful property with green loans, nice flowers, golf field, tennis courts, yoga lessons, Ayurveda treatment, large pool, huge clean beach with security guards always checking who`s entering and exiting the beach area. I had a standard room, but it was more spacious than in a 5* hotel I stayed in the UAE (that was a pleasent surprise). The room in general was very good and always clean (thanks to the housekeeping guy), although I had a very old TV there; but I didn`t watch it so I didn`t really care about it. The toilet makes really loud noise when you flush it, but I stopped noticing that on the 2nd day of my stay, so I didn`t care about it as well. The staff were great to us, everyone was polite, helpful and up to their job. The food was great as well (I had an opportunity to try Indian cuisine and I loved it very much), although it would`ve been nice if we had more seafood and wider choise of fruits. Some Russian people complained that the food was too spicy, but we just asked the waiters and the restaurant managers to show us the NO_SPICE dishes, so we didn`t have problem with food. Special thanks to the Chef cook (young, tall, handsome one), who arranged deserts with no sugar for my mom, since she has diabetes.

I really liked this resort and would like to come back to RCBR again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank VeraFromUkraine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Varca
2.6 mi away
Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach
3.7 mi away
Holiday Inn Resort Goa
Holiday Inn Resort Goa
#4 of 10 in Cavelossim
1,623 reviews
16.8 mi away
The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.5 mi away
Grand Hyatt Goa
Grand Hyatt Goa
#1 of 3 in Bambolim
2,415 reviews
2.4 mi away
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Goa
3.7 mi away
The Leela Goa
The Leela Goa
#1 of 10 in Cavelossim
2,329 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Caravela Beach Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varca
#2 Spa Hotel in Varca
#2 Luxury Hotel in Varca
Price Range: $122 - $1,692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Caravela Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ramada Caravela Beach Hotel Varca
Ramada Salcette
Salcette Ramada
Ramada Caravela Beach Resort
Caravela Beach Resort Goa/Varca

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing