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Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Disappointed before even getting there”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

I am booked to check in on the 6th of April, for 3 nights.
I am disappointed even before reaching there because I just got an email that the lobby and the italian restaurant will be undergoing renovation during that period and will not be functional :(

I was hoping for a quiet and peaceful vacation exploring the hotel, but it looks like its gonna be noisy and I am losing out on 1 dining option.

I wish they had informed me before making the booking. I cannot even cancel because the date is close and I will be charged.

Thanks,
Aastha

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

11 years and 10 visits to goa - having stayed and experienced 5-6 different luxury properties - Taj Aguada Goa has finally become the most preferred choice for the family

Unmatched Taj Hospitality, Great Dining Options, Extensive Kids Activities, Very Nice Swimming Pools and an awesome Sun Set view from the SFX Lounge

The fact that guests at Taj Aguada / Village have access to facilities and pools at both properties is big plus

The best hotel property in North Goa without a doubt !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada, Goa.

I am delighted to note that you had an enjoyable stay and our services measured up to your expectations.

Do let me know of your future travel plans to Goa and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Resort.

Thanking you and assuring you of our best of attention and services at all times.

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i booked a 2 nights romantic package a week after our wedding. Our package included a private car pick up but due to a taxi strike they transfered us in their coach. The coach was like a state transport bus so uncomfortable and tiring. Since there was a taxi strike we inquired if we could get a two wheeler on rent but the reception gave us incorrect information that even two wheelers were not permitted so we wasted the whole day in ths hotel which had absolutely nothing tk offer. Our package also included a private dinner which one would assume will be a private affair but they set our table next to a group of noisy foreigners, witb halogen type lights on our head and no private butler to look after us and the food was horrible.The package also included a 60min spa which was terrible and we both had severe headache after the spa it ruined our second night as well. Overall we wasted half a lakh on the worst stay of our lives. DID NOT EXPECT this from a TAJ. We were treated this way inspite my dad being a travel agent and giving them so mucb business. And upon writing a complaint email all they did was apologise. So very convenient without realizing they ruined someones once in a life honeymoon. TAJ is HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE - DO NOT STAY with TAJ if you want to enjoy goa.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Mumbai
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great Property - living up to the high standards set by Taj. Stayed in a sea facing room with private sit out (was upgraded from a ocean view room without sitout). Definitely worth the price we paid for the holiday. Would prefer to stay at Fort Aguada rather than Holiday Village. However breakfast spread at the village is better

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day!.

It was great having you stay with us.

Looking forward to your next visit.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

An unmatched ambience. Great location with a sweeping view of beaches up to baga. A private beach would have helped. Rooms with great view but tired, could do with some sprucing up. Service was good but there is always room for improvement.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Goa.

It was indeed a pleasure to have you with us during your recent visit to Goa and I take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience with us. I have noted your specific feedback with regards to the renovation of the rooms and Resort and I request you to please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Rest assured the same is being looked into. As far as up gradation of the Resort is concerned, I wish to mention that the Resort is being renovated gradually. We are in the process of upgrading our product and in due course will indeed have a better product to meet the expectations of our discerning guests.

The team at the Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa looks forward to welcoming you back soon.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
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New Delhi, India
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed at the cottages which require a hotel car each time one wants to get anywhere within the hotel premises (like going for breakfast or to the pool). The signage within the hotel premises is poor and walking isn't a practical option, particularly at night. The property though is indeed very beautiful.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from the Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa.

At the outset, I thank you for taking the time out to share the feedback of your recent stay with us. It is indeed a pleasure to hear from our guests on areas of improvement, as we incessantly strive to gain from the same. I have noted your specific feedback and I request you to please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Rest assured the same is being looked into.

Please do feel free to write to me directly when you are ready to plan your next trip to Goa in order for me to personally ensure that you have a seamless and a memorable stay with us.

We value your patronage and we look forward to an opportunity to serve you better in the near future.

With kind regards,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had traveled to Goa for an Office Offsite and had stayed Fort Aguda. Its a gr8 place for picnics etc. since they has good open area for playing games, get togethers and arranging private parties. The rooms are again plenty spacious and view of beach from rooms are just awesome...Overall a Gr8 Experience

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day!

It was great having you stay with us.

Looking forward to your next visit.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
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Property: Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
Address: Candolim, Sinquerim 403515, India
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Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Sinquerim
Amenities:
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! In our continuous endeavor to offer our guests the best product, service and value through the years, the Swimming pool at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa will be closed between 10th to 25th September 2017 (both days inclusive) for periodic maintenance activity. During this period the pool facilities at our sister property Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Goa will be available for use to our guests. Please be assured that the hotel has taken all necessary measures, to minimize the inconvenience caused to our guests. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. All other facilities, and services remain fully operational during this period. ... more   less 
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