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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great hospitality and nice resort”

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 6 more sites!
Club Mahindra Emerald Palms
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Varca
Certificate of Excellence
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hospitality and nice resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The most appealing aspect of this resort is the staff who are very friendly and go out of the way to make sure the guests have a good time. We celebrated valentine's day here and the whole day was packed with fun activities for couples. The salsa session was good fun and the pool side special dinner was entertaining with song and dance performances and couple games.
The pool is very clean and big and rooms are spacious and neat. We had a great time :)

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Wanderophile
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms Goa. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the accommodation but also the dining experience and the evening games at our resort. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

574 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    187
    271
    70
    26
    20
See reviews for
371
97
9
6
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (201)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Raipur, India
Level Contributor
69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

With Club Mahindra having increased its base, it is no wonder that their properties are always quite full. My visit in the second week of Feb 2014 was the first to a CM property, and my feelings are as under:

1. This CM property is excellently maintained.
2. The 1BR rooms are of the highest quality.
3. Service is top notch, both in terms of delivery and speed.
4. Food is excellent, with prices on high side. It makes sense to avail the discount offers which ask you to take more than one continuous meal at the resort itself.
5. The front office desk is very helpful.

The property of Emerald Palms has more than a 100 rooms. We reached at around 2 pm and despite my request for a first floor room, we could get only on the second, indicating that occupancy was quite high. The pool was quite crowded at all times, so too the dining area during the ‘eating’ times. But when we went to the beach (just 10 mins walk), we found very few Indians, leave alone CM tourists. I found that very strange.

We went to the beach thrice, and saw perfect sunsets on both the evenings. One trip in the morning was divine, with the beach attending to very few people (we were the only natives), and we had a time of our lives. The shack called Mama’s Kitchen right at the beach is great in terms of both food and ambience.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, don't expect out-of-the-world views. Enjoy the facilities inside the room a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Apurba20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi,

We are really glad to have received your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the accommodation and the activities our resort offered. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Though not as big as the Varca Beach Resort,the Emerald Palms is still a great resort to stay in.The rooms are very neat and the staff is amazingly courteous.
Food was very good and activities were in abundance for the kids.
The only drawback..no beach in the resort premises..you would need to walk a bit to go to the beach.

Room Tip: The one bedroom rooms are very spacious.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank seemi16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked the food at the resort and enjoyed the various activities our resort offered. Our staff will be extremely delighted to receive your appreciation. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had pre book at CM- Emerald Palm from 1st Feb- 3rd Feb 2014, and to begin with we had an awesome overall experience.

Pros
1. Early Check in and Late Check Out.
2. Veg Food Awesome, we tried Al-cart.
3. We were on Week-End so, Fun Fair and Ram- Leela show, by Saurabh and Team was fantastic.

Cons
1. Taxi Union are bad, don’t speak to them much and avoid if possible, and walk if possible.

3 Day Plan.
Day 1:
1. Reached Goa, at 6.00 AM, was lucky to got an early check in.
2. Took Rickshaw the person name for Mr Vijaykant he charges us Rs.250 and dropped us CM.
3. Went to Varca beach around 7.30 AM, did few for water sport activity.( Please book these at Club Mahindra only as the rate at the beach side is high)
4. Took Lunch, enjoyed the activity in the Fun Zone, Swimming, Pottery, Tatoo.. and explored CM varca as well.
5. On Saturday evening they have Fun Fair like games which full of fun and enjoyed every bit of it.
6. Took a good dinner, which such a fantastic music in the back groud which made be feel more romantic. ( The person who sing music is really nice, you just asked any song he sing it. Thanks CM Team to have such a wonderful entertainer. Keep it up !!!)

Day 2:( Planned the trip of South Goa, with all the Church, Temple, Colva Beach, and Dona Pola)
1. They have taxi union. So you cannot get outside vehicle there for the pick up.
2. We walked for 1 KM, and got the same auto person which had dropped us on Saturday Morning. He charged us Rs 1500 for the entire south Goa trip.
3. The south goa tour was so awesome could not believe it he showed us (6 Temple, 2 Church, Colva Beach, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula and back to the CM)
4. The entertainment show which CM had was awesome. Hat off to Saurabh Suman and his team. The Ram Leela was awesome.
5. had a nice dinner at the CM, Mr Gokul ensure that everything was perfect according to our taste. Even suprised us which lovely cake. Thank you Gokul for such a sweet gesture.
6. The day ended with the nice trip and wonderfull memories.

Day 3
1. Went to the beach, in Morning, Varca Beach, which is around 900 m from CM Emerald Palm. There is small Himalyan shop there, which keeps all the break fast stuff and fruits there. It was really nice shop and he sells everything on MRP which was really good.
2. Was lucky to get the late checkout from CM team, got check out by 1 PM.
3. Played few games in Fun Zone,
4. Took a local cab, and person charge me 600 to reach Railway station which is hardly 7 KM. ( As had no other option, outside cab is not allowed)
5. Finally it was Bye Bye to South Goa.

I really wanted to thank to Club Mahindra Emerald Palm for making this trip so memorable. They have such a fantastic team. Keep it up Guys...!!!

Room Tip: We took 225 room had climb 2 stair but not bad at all.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Runal14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hi Runal,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Emerald Palms resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the ambience and the activities our resort offered. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Please continue to provide us such feedback as it helps us gain insights as to what our customers really value. Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you again at our other resorts soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pune
Level Contributor
206 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Club Mahindra's Emerald Palms is located between the beaches of Varca and Benaulim in South Goa. We enjoyed a fun filled sunny 5 day holiday here last year during the Carnival.

We drove down from Pune, stopping en route at Sawantwadi. It is better if you have your own car when you stay at Emerald Palms since it is located in a rural setting, and the taxi charges can be exorbitant if you want to do a lot of sight-seeing. There is ample parking space, around a beautiful fountain, and near the entrance to the resort.

The resort itself is a majestic looking sprawling Portuguese mansion with a lot of fountains and statues in the quadrangles with the rooms laid out around them. It is surrounded by a lot of greenery and coconut trees. The swimming pool water is very clean and clear and looks very inviting.

The centrally air-conditioned rooms are well furnished, with the bedroom having a walk-in closet. Our 1BR apartment had an extra bathroom attached to the living room, which was an added convenience.

The restaurant 'La Terraza' serves authentic Goan dishes, and we enjoyed their Fish Curry and Goan Pulao. The buffet option is also available. They even have outdoor seating. The restaurant staff are very courteous and eager to please.

There are some restaurants and shacks outside the resort which are within a 10 minute walking distance towards the beach.

Club Mahindra acquired this property a few years back from the 'Zuri' group. Club Mahindra's Varca Beach Resort is just 2 km away, and a comparison between the two properties would be in order, for the benefit of other Club Mahindra members.

1. Emerald Palms has only 1BR and hotel units (HU) options, whereas Varca Beach Resort has HU, Studio, 1BR and 2BR options. However the 1BR in Emerald Palms are better in that they have two bathrooms.
2. There is no dry kitchenette in Emerald Palms rooms, only a small fridge and electric kettle. Varca Beach Resort rooms have a fully equipped dry kitchenette (except in HU).
3. Varca Beach has 2 large swimming pools and sprawling lawns, and the property opens out directly onto the beach. Emerald Palms has 1 medium sized swimming pool and the beach is a 1 km walk away.
4. If you prefer a quiet holiday within peaceful and tranquil surroundings go to Emerald Palms. If you prefer an activity filled holiday within the resort, go to Varca Beach.

Both the resorts are equally good in their own respects and one can enjoy a good Goan holiday in either one of them.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank EkMusafir
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hi,

We are really glad to have received your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. Our resort staff will be absolutely thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the ambience but also the dining experience and the activities at our resort. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited this resort in March 13 with so many expectations but the property is not very good if compared with club mahindra's other properties.The resort is medium sized.Rooms are not big but the plus point is that there are two bathrooms in 1BR Unit.Verca beach is about 1 km from the resort.Taxi charges are very high.Some good things.......the food was very delicious,nice staff at restaurant,evening activities were entertaining.Overall an average property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Manoj43_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi Manoj,

Thank you for your feedback and we are absolutely delighted to know that you vacationed at the Club Mahindra Emerald Palms resort. Our staff at the resort will be thrilled to know that you not only enjoyed the dining experience but also the ambience and the activities our resort offered. Additionally, our resort staff will be extremely delighted to receive your compliments. Furthermore, the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I visited Emrald palms with five friends recently. We had 2 units of 1BR (501 and 511). A few points to help you decide on the property.

The positives
1. Excellent environment created at the entry. Welcoming fountains at the entry, lobby, and courtyards at various places.
2. Healthy Palms all through out the expanse reminds you of middle east hotels.
3. Activity rooms, dining areas, bar all thoughtfully planned out.
4. Swimming pool was clean and refreshing.
5. Clean, spacious, user-friendly and neatly appointed rooms
6. linen was always crisp and clean
7. Staff at all the places were pleasant and involved.
8. Dining hall staff was excellent, we remember pleasant faces of Hoipi - our hostess, Cleofontane, and others. Even those who did not serve us were very pleasant.
9. We had our train at 6.30 in the evening. It was very kind of Arpita to offer us coffee and refreshments before we left.
10. Tranquillity of the place was the best part I enjoyed. The gym, the spa and the pool all kept a few of us occupied and entertained.

Negatives
1. Medium size property
2. Wi fi relegated to a corner of the lobby, really bad.
3. When we checked out, our (and other guests) luggage was collected at the entry in a pile, really spoiling the feel of the lobby which is any way very drab (particularly behind the reception).
4. The grouting in the bathroom had come off making the tiles under the shower loose and crack prone.
5. There should be some kind of freshener in the room, bathrooms
6. The front room toilet did not have spray faucet for the toilet. For us Indians it is a shock.
7. Few new incumbents in the staff need to be trained. A few faces devoid of smiles and basic courtesy were irritants.
8. There was always a single guy at the swimming pool. On the last day I discovered that there were supposed to be two.
9. The taxes are a killer
10. 160 INR for a cold drink leaves you numb.
11. The biggest downer was there was no way you could connect to the real Goa : the fun quotient which my friends were really looking forward to. No shopping, no exploring, no party time, just peace and quiet. A friend of mine felt 'marooned'. He shelled out real cash to be happy.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank CBVARMS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ClubMahindra, OBM - Project Manager at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hi,

We are really glad to have received your positive feedback and specifically the detailed comments you have provided. It helps us improve our services further and additionally, provides insights as to what our members really like. We work hard to ensure that your holiday experience is truly memorable. We are glad you liked our accommodation and enjoyed the various activities at the resort and our staff will be extremely delighted to receive your appreciation. Additionally, the points that you have brought to our notice which will be shared with the resort management on a priority basis. Thank you once again and please continue to provide us your feedback as it helps us serve our members better and ensure a wonderful Club Mahindra experience. In case you wish to provide us with any further information please visit our Facebook page and click on the “Listening Post” tab.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Varca
1.1 mi away
Club Mahindra Varca Beach
0.6 mi away
Taj Exotica Goa
Taj Exotica Goa
#1 of 14 in Benaulim
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,854 reviews
2.7 mi away
Acacia Palms Resort
Acacia Palms Resort
#2 of 17 in Colva
4.0 of 5 bubbles 305 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 mi away
Caravela Beach Resort
1.5 mi away
Varca Palms Beach Resort
0.5 mi away
Joecons Beach Resort
Joecons Beach Resort
#3 of 14 in Benaulim
4.0 of 5 bubbles 563 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Club Mahindra Emerald Palms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Club Mahindra Emerald Palms

Property: Club Mahindra Emerald Palms
Address: Pedda, Uttor Doxi, Varca Drafidila Layout, 4th Block, Varca 403721, India
Location: India > Goa > Varca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Varca
#4 Spa Hotel in Varca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Club Mahindra Emerald Palms 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline and HotelQuickly so you can book your Club Mahindra Emerald Palms 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:
Club Mahindra Emerald Palms 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