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Aguada Anchorage - The Villa Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This property is next to the Taj and having stayed at Taj Village couple of times before, I should admit that this is a great deal! The villas have big, spacious rooms with a nice swimming pool exclusive for each villa. It has that laid back feel, calmness yet being so close to the real action. The food is ok but service is great. The room quality is pretty good. Overall a good choice and highly recommended especially if you are visiting in a group of 5+.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Having stayed at almost a dozen different hotels (including Taj, Park Hyatt, Club Mahindra, Holiday Inn, Cidade, etc.) in Goa during the past decade, I must admit – these are the largest rooms I have seen in a single unit. The quality of the rooms is of pretty high standard, even if not luxurious. The living space is huge. The benefit of three different sized bedrooms in one unit, with kitchenette, is a huge advantage for those traveling with extended families or in groups.
The resort has only 3-BR and 4-BR villas. A few villas have pvt swimming pool too – was given to understand, didn't see it. Interestingly, this is a neatly made colony of villas, few of which are also occupied by their permanent owner residents! Interestingly, this is the only resort I have seen in my life with a post office inside it. Yes, a PO inside the resort!!
The food was sort of ok on day one. We specifically requested for a couple of items for day two menu, and given that we, as a large group, were anyways about 50% of the total inhabitants at the resort, he willing obliged. This meal was awesome. Most of us (over two dozen of us) ate higher than average at that lunch.
The swimming pool is not too big, but large enough for you to play games and have fun if in a group. If you were serious about swimming, then you would be disappointed.
W.r.t. the check-in, the resort wanted the photo ids of almost half of us, which we found a bit unreasonable, but wont hold this against them. Another irritant was they wanted to charge us for an extra toothbrush, and for milk powder satchets. We paid, albeit found it very amusing, that they should take this stand to a large group customer, or to any customer. As also, during buffet breakfast setting, the restaurant doesn't serve on the table; can be irritating at time.
On the flip side, the nearest beach is a neat 8-10 minutes walk from this resort - uncalled for in a place like Goa. Yet, the positives are definitely worth more than considering.
We found this a very value-for-money experience.

Room Tip: All are good, and almost equal sized. Only difference, if any, is some have a car parking slot avai...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa that was located very close to both the pools. 4 BR villas apparently have a private pool, but these 2 pools are great as well. Peaceful, private and we absolutely loved the service.

Check-in was a breeze, helpful staff and the villas are beautiful and very well maintained. Out of the 3 BR, one of them was a master bedroom with an amazing balcony while the other two are medium sized room. This is located in very close proximity to Candolim beach (walk-able distance) and hence was absolutely apt for all of us as a group to stay together and enjoy our holiday.

They offered a pretty good spread for the breakfast, no qualms or complaints- it was an absolutely wonderful time at Aguada Anchorage :-) Sure to go back again..

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I wanted to take my parents and sister on a vacation and was looking for a place close to a beach and ideal for a family accommodation. One of my friend suggested Aguada Anchorage and it turned out to be a perfect place for our needs. It was 5 of us and we had booked a three bedroom villa. The rooms were neat, tastefully decorated and the house had all the amenities you would need, but of average quality, especially the furniture, kitchenware and a vintage TV.

There even was a common pool right in front of our villa, there was a nice sit-out and a lawn. The location of this property is another highlight, it was walking distance from the Sinquerim beach and the Aguda fort. And if you can stretch a long 30-min walk, the 16th century lighthouse is also close.

The room-service and food in general was very average.

The staff was friendly and helpful. They had sent a comfortable mini-van for pickup and drop to the Thivim station.

Room Tip: You should choose the villas close to the swimming pool and reception area.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were 12 people and has rented out 2 villas for 3 nights. 1 Villa with 4 rooms and the swimming pool, and the other - a 2 bedroom villa.

The stay was great, service was excellent and the rooms - very nice and clean. Loved the canopyed double beds.

The best part about the stay was that we were left completely to ourselves... there were no restrictions, no objections and no interference from either the staff or the other guests. The staff members only visited the villa when we called for them, and did the cleaning every day after we left, no matter how late in the day it was.

The overall ambience feels like a little Goan country side and the beach is at a less than 2mins walking distance.

A great experience overall.

Room Tip: For water sports, head to the aguada beach, just 2 mins from the Villas. For a more relaxed afternoo...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

We stayed in this lovely hotel in the third week of November 2012. We had a two bedroom villa, which had a spacious lobby, well equipped kitchenette and well appointed bedrooms with clean bathrooms. The hotel is located very near around 400 m from Sinquerim Beach which is good for many water sports. You can also easily access the market and restaurants located on the Fort Aguada Road. The walk within the hotel premises in the evenings was very relaxing. The daily breakfast provided was delicious with lot of veg varieties, non veg seekers will be disappointed though. Room service was always prompt and the staff friendly and courteous. On the downside is their housekeeping. We almost everyday found that housekeeping has not been done in our villa after returning tired in the evenings and had to call them to do their job which was frustrating. That apart we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend and return to this place.

Room Tip: All the villas are well maintained and properly equipped. Some properties at the far back end don...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed in a 3-bedroom villa that had a living room, dining area and a well-equipped kitchenette. The kitchenette included a water-purifier, stove, dish-washer, mixer-and-grinder, all the necessary utensils, etc. This was really helpful since one of the couples in our group had a baby. If you have a big group or family, renting such a villa is the perfect accommodation to let you all stay together while providing the necessary privacy.

This place is located very close to Fort Aguada and near a street that has a lot of great eating places, supermarkets, spas, etc. Some of the most famous beaches and clubs in Goa are fairly close from here, though it'll take more than an hour by car to reach the southern beaches.

The breakfast was included as a part of our package, but was nothing great to write home about. The portions of shampoo, body-lotion, toilet-paper, etc. was miserly, lasting barely for a day and was not replenished without being separately told. The toilet didn't have a health-faucet, which is a little strange for a place in India. The sofa in the living room had cushions that slide down the moment you try to sit on them - this was _very_ irritating. The TVs were old and blurry CRT-TVs rather than LCD-TVs, which are the norm elsewhere. There is no AC in the living-room (only in the bedrooms).

Unlike other places that merely block your credit-card at the time of check-in and then charge you based on the actuals upon check-out, this place charges it upfront, which makes it difficult to make adjustments later (as was the case with us where they overcharged us due to a mis-communication).

To be fair, the staff were responsive to our needs and quite polite and helpful, If only they could iron out these issues, this will be a really great place to stay while you're in Goa with friends or family.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Fort Aguada Road | Sinquerim Candolim, Sinquerim 403515, India (Formerly Exotica Aguada Anchorage)
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Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Sinquerim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
Price Range: $103 - $460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aguada Anchorage - The Villa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only 4 star villa resort in Goa. Ideal for a groups of friends and families traveling together. ... more   less 
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