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Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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Bengaluru, India
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“Personalized hospitality at its finest!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

I stayed in Taj Fort Aguada on two ocassions in a span of 10 days and I must say I am very impressed with the level of service and hospitality they bring.I had booked into superior charm rooms both the times and I got upgraded to garden view cottage both times without even asking!The cottage is spacious though a little dated, has a large lawn in front of it with sun beds and hammocks all to yourself.You get fantastic views of the sea from these cottages and they are to die for!The breakfast buffet is very good with plenty to choose from and again, the service of the waiters is impeccable and they all know you by name wherever you go within the hotel.I did try the breakfast buffet on one day at the Holiday Village and was terribly disappointed due to very average food and service was terrible perhaps due to the huge rush by largely families to this property.I did stay at the Holiday Village last year and it was a very good experience overall and I was quite surprised by the lack of quality at least in the service and food this time around.

Coming back to the Fort Aguada property, they are very well positioned for sight seeing/partying as they lead right into Calangute and Baga stretch.The service at SFX lounge could be plenty improved and the in-room dining seemed to be good only for the Indian varieties of food.The gym is shared by both the Taj properties and its quite compact and efficient with trainers to help out with very good equipment.Another thing I was a little miffed by is that they have just 4 english channels on their TV and it was terrible for me to stay in the room whenever I had nothing else to do, needs more choice!

My birthday fell during one of my stays and they were kind enough to make it special with a cake,flowers and a group of Goan singers!They really do know what personalization of services is for sure.Special mention to Nalisha for having been so hospitable and having made my trip amazing.Taj Fort Aguada has just become my favorite place to stay at the next time I visit Goa.

Room Tip: Cottages that overlook the sea are so much better than the garden view rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Just returned back from Goa. Had a great time in this place. We have been loyal taj goers.
They never let us down. The service was par excellence. The food really good. Rooms were really nice and spacious and clean but just a bit old hence one star less.
Bar needs to have better music service and drinks again were great. One can use both the taj village facilities and the aguada facilities as the hotels are adjacent to each other.
Keep it up!

Room Tip: If with kids take a room in the main building.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

This is currently out of season so I was expecting it to be quiet but not this quiet. The staff are friendly and the food is on the + side of OK and the vista (apart from the ship breaking) is picture perfect. The rooms are spacious and clean (very few mozzies which is unusual for this part of the world) but nothing special. The hotel prides itself on its activities but frankly they are aimed at keeping the kids quiet whilst mom and dad relax by the pool. Otherwise there is naff all to do and the nightlife is 20 minutes away by taxi. Goa itself is facinating with an interesting history and some wonderful architecture. So if you want quiet time with the wife its OK but otherwise stay further north.

Room Tip: Ask for the ground floor, you get a nice patio area.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Booked Vivanta by Taj Aguada for my birthday which i planned with my best friend. We reached the hotel and realised the booking is for superior room without breakfast. The room was not superior in anyway it was really small and not worth the money at all. However the staff at the front office was extremely efficient. special mention for Shirley who quickly upgraded us (since it was my birthday) to the Hermitage, ensured we got a good view from the room and even arranged a cake. It was the efficiency of the HOTEL STAFF and the service that will probably make us go back to the property. But seriously disappointed with the rooms, so unless you get the Hermitage there is no point in booking yourself at Aguada.

Room Tip: pls ask for Hermitage! rooms are just not worth the prize :)
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Although we booked in July, only one week before our arrival were we informed that the swimming pool would be closed for repair. No worry they said we could use the adjacent Holiday village by Taj. However, that necessitates a car journey and even though provided by the hotel, it wasn't convenient. Who wants to stay in a supposedly 4 star hotel and get bussed to an adjacent hotel for relaxation! It was too late to change flights so we thought we'd give it a try, but that was a big mistake.
Frankly it is dishonest to allow quests to book and inform them so late of the pool closure (and roof replacement on the adjacent bar area- see photos). Some guests only were informed on arrival. The enclosed photo shows the unstimulating environment of the hotel.
The beach below the hotel is difficult to reach and full of mess. It would not be safe to swim in the sea.
Rooms were in need of refurbishment, were musty in smell, the air conditioning was too cold if turned on (it did not seem to be possible to regulate temperature)and if turned off it was too hot.
With the repair work going on, and a lot of noise the hotel environment resembled a building site.
The breakfast area was like a service station in the UK and when I asked for orange juice, I was told it was "out of season", I think this says it all about the hotel.
After 2 nights we transferred to the adjacent holiday village and that was a much better experience, even if the hotel has a supposedly lower rating. No compensation of course by Taj Fort staff who seemed to think the conduct of the hotel was OK.
A previous review on Trip advisor said avoid, I wish we'd paid more attention.

Room Tip: As for sea view with with sit out but with all the renovations going on while we were there, it hard...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

This hotel and staff and the food.. would rate it all very high. The experience in totality was amazing. The holiday was very relaxed and comfortable. The rooms were excellant and the food even better.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

This is an excellent hotel. When we arrived we had a welcoming of smiling faces and a shell necklace. A lady from reception sat us down and went through our booking and our upgrade. You are really looked after here. From being to end, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. I have never stayed in a Taj hotel before this trip to India but certinly would not hesitate to choose Taj again.

We were given a cottage which was up in the hills (not too far to walk). You can be lazy and get a lift from the cars at the main entrance which will also take you to the neighbouring resort anytime. When we saw the accommodation first it was a wow factor. Such a cute bulding, set in the hillside with its own garden, and pathway to the front patio which had a seated area. It was uber-modern inside & immaculately clean. Bathroom was huge, the shower was big and had the worlds largest waterfall head I have ever seen. There was a big flat screen TV, fruit, welcome note, magazines, and a daily delivered paper. Also to our disbelief we had a little circular turret room along side the bedroom with cushion seating and windows all the way round. It was lovely!! I highly recommended booking this style of accommodation.

Food was very enjoyable at all restaurants and large selection at breakfast. We also ventured to the neighbouring taj resort for one evening meal which was tai food. This was amazing!!

I booked a manicure and facial at the spa. All the staff there were very pleasant. The rooms were nice and there were separate treatment buildings next door which were also lovely. I was given a flower necklace at the end of my relaxation treatment which was a nice touch.

Thank you for making this trip so special!

Room Tip: Upgrade to a cottage in the hills which is behind the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
Address: Dando, Candolim, Sinquerim 403515, India
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Location: India > Goa > Sinquerim
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 145
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Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa is at its best. Romantic. Charming. Vibrant. It has history woven in its walls. It's where royalty, heads of government and the biggest celebrities are known to frequent. For the luxury Goa experience, which no other place has been able to recreate. Not much has changed. In the renewed rooms, cottages and villas, the nouvelle restaurants, the island bar, and the Jiva spa where you'll go Ah! ... more   less 
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