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Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Sinquerim
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wakefield
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“Rated a four only because you can use the Holiday Village facilities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Without being able to use the next door Taj facilities this hotel would be rated a 3. It's not 5 star and doesn't live up to other Taj's.
Pros:
- location over the fort is different
- friendly staff always around to assist
- nice cottage room amidst the foliage but be warned if you don't like steps you'll be forever waiting for a car to take you around
- nice spa
- good priced restaurants at both fort and holiday village
- good room service
- beach bar and latitude at fort excellent service
- superb service at pool bar set holiday village
- airport shuttle offered
- free car shuttles to spa and holiday village (although you can walk to later down the beach)
Cons:
- only informed one week before arrival that Italian restaurant to be closed during stay for refurb. Heard good things about it and wanted to eat there
- morisco was ok but service terrible
- breakfast was a free for all canteen service which was awful so ate breakfast at the holiday village after our first day ( nicer setting and better food).
- dirty bedding on arrival to room which went unoticed so had to call housekeeping to change (they did and we're very prompt and apologetic)
- sun beds outside room not set up on arrival and had to make 3 requests for sun bed mattresses
- pool at fort nice but when there are Indian men taking photos of you from reception and then come to the pool to continue felt very uncomfortable and so after first day spent time at holiday village pool ( reception at fort overlooks the pool and was not comfortable experience).
- worst was the no alcohol period due to elections. Appreciate they have to abide by the law but this in no way was communicated to us prior to arrival or at check in. It was only when we read our welcome letter that we realised and what makes it worse is that I had been in communication with the hotel and discussed with reception on check in as the stay was specifically for my wedding anniversary ( which fell at the start of the dry day which lasted 48 hours). If we had been informed by the hotel then we would have come to goa first and spent the last days at the taj in mumbai ( we did mumbai first and the alcohol ban wasn't on there as they weren't voting during the period) thus it ruined the ability to really celebrate our anniversary with a bottle of bubbly!
Disappointing stay and won't return sorry to say!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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VivantaFortAguada, Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings of the day!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay with us.

We are very concerned about your experience and if it is not too much trouble, may I please ask you for a most convenient time and contact phone number that I may call you under as I would like to speak to you. May I kindly request you to please email us your contact phone number on our email id vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com

With kind regards,

Amarendra Mishra
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

This hotel has managed to hold its own over many years.

Over the years many new hotels have sprung up, some newer and better properties as well but somehow Fort Aguada manages to lure back its loyal clients over and over again.

It is a typical Taj property with old world hospitality, great service and very nice rooms.

I have always come back very happy with every visit to this hotel over the numerous visits over the years.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

THANK YOU for staying with us.

The team at the Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada looks forward to welcoming you in the near future.

With kind regards,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

The hotel is alongside the Arabian Sea and within 50 metres of the long sandy beach of Sinquuerim. The rooms are clean and comfortable but beware of noisy neighbours with children - unfortunately mostly from within India. However, the ground floor rooms are very pleasant with a private patio leading onto the open gardens - and with lovely sea views. The swimming pool is clean, warm and never very busy (despite the several children!) and the sunbeds are very comfortable. Once you have selected one, the pool attendant will ensure you get the same one every day, even reserving them with an anonymous book or hat until you arrive after breakfast. All the staff were very friendly, polite and helpful and were happy to help you out, whatever your requirements. We were so impressed with all the local people and felt very safe wandering to the village bars and restaurants in the evening - the frequent offer of taxis was not intrusive either! Eating out was fantastic and incredible value.

Room Tip: It is worth going for a premium room on the top (3rd floor) which have private roof terraces but oth...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Goa.

This is a short note to thank you for your patronage and your recent stay with us! I’m pleased to note that you had a comfortable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you at the Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada whenever you plan your next visit.

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

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived at hotel after the most frightening drive, where the driver was determined not to use his brakes at all!
We were greeted by the very nice Monaliza, who welcomed us with a very charming smile.
Unfortunately, this is where the charm of this hotel ended!
The lobby was the perfect barometer of what was to come. Under construction and very old with paint peeling off & stained cushions.

The hotel has a very distinct smell of old damp and feels rather wet!
As horrid as the corridors were the room was a complete shock! Dirty windows, half hung curtains, rather vile bathroom where the mildew is the main feature of the walls.
The bed sheets are old, ripped and sewn poorly. The extra bed is something out of a prison but more uncomfortable.

The walls are apparently thin, where the music from our drunk neighbours kept us half the nigh!

The restaurant is also something out of 80s cheap holiday resorts... The food is so so.....
Breakfast is chaotic and the coffee pots have not been washed, EVER!

So.... Do not stay here, it's expensive and really a complete waste of time and money!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

If you would allow me a few moments of your time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay with us.

We are very concerned about your experience and if it is not too much trouble, may I please ask you for a most convenient time and contact phone number that I may call you under as I would like to speak to you. May I kindly request you to please email us your contact phone number on our email id vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com

With kind regards,

Amarendra Mishra
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
T 91 832 6645858
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed at this magnificent property from 3rd to 7th April 2014.it was a wonderful experience to have experienced the hospitality of this hotel along with the beauty of its location.Location comes as a natural gift to this property due to the place where it is located.For me it's the best location in north goa.....Hospitality and taking care of guests isn't natural and comes with right attitude....I was travelling with a 18 month old kid and the hospitality of this hotel with cooperation of the staff ensured that I never had to face any problem..All we had to do was to demand and our expectation were met by SUPER response always during our stay .

Highly recommended property if your holiday style is to enjoy a property and relax as every penny spent here is worth it.

Heartiest congratulations from me to the hotel for having a SUPER team in place with a super location hotel.

Look forward to come back as and when time permits!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are the best bet
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Goa.

I am delighted to note that you and your family 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 Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada.

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

With kind regards,

Ravi Nischal
General Manager
Vivanta by Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Email Id: Vivanta.fabrgm@tajhotels.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Taj at Fort Aguada was excellent,great rooms(CPremium Cottage with balcony and sit out Garden overlooking the Sea)
Service from all staff was great,professional,friendly and almost instant.
Great food at breakfast,great car service up the hill to our cottage rooms and best of all splendid rooms,clean,first class room service and always with a smiling face.
We are already looking to book another 3 weeks next season.
Thanks to all the staff who were lovely people and just so enthusiatic and capable.

Room Tip: try cotage rooms 411 or 412 for peace and quiet away from the main Hotel buildings,if you want tranq...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

Thank you for your patronage and your recent stay with us! I’m pleased to note that you had a comfortable stay.

I look forward to welcoming you at the Vivanta by Taj, Fort Aguada whenever you plan your next visit.

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

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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

On arrival first impressions are of a fabulous hotel in a stunning location. Staff all very attentive, had to wait a couple hours for room. So had a beer and snack in bar. Was then taken to room by car! Sun loungers had no covers on and bedding dirty! Reported to housekeeping to be sorted both done eventually . Spa facilities are good but ones at taj Mumbai where slightly better.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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VivantaFortAguada, General Manager at Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Vivanta by Taj - Fort Aguada, Goa.

At the outset, I thank you for having stayed with us during your recent visit to Goa and also for taking the time out to share your thoughts on your experience of the stay. I am deeply perturbed to learn of your feedback and I humbly apologize for the inconvenience caused. Rest assured your feedback has been noted, with utmost seriousness, and has been taken up with my team for non recurrence in the future.

I sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity. 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.
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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
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! ... more   less 
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