Stayed at Aldeia Santa Rita for 3 weeks, all inclusive.
Hotel is at the far end of Candolim and area is safe and quite quiet compared to the rest of the resort. There is a foot path to the beach, too.
Beach has a lot of shacks to choose from. There were several still to open when we left. Try Calamari or Dom's, both good value and they look after you.
We stayed in L4 which is at the rear of the property, in a block were there are residents.
Had asked for a room near the pool with a sunny balcony, however did not request a room change as we only used it to shower and sleep in.
L4 is more like an apartment, with a large lounge/kitchenette, large wet room and bedroom with an enormous bed, bigger than a king-size. Plenty of storage.
Had heard that beds and pillows could be very hard, but ours were fine.
Kettle and fridge, with weekly refills.
Air con in bedroom, noisy. Ceiling fans in bedroom and lounge.
Linen changed every other day, fresh towels daily.
Pool is quite shady from the early afternoon. Clean pool towels provided, daily.
Grounds are well kept, with a wide variety of vegetation.
We had intended to eat out, but food was so good we didn't need to. Many nights were Al a carte, others buffet with a special twist. Try the biryani, you won't regret it!
Kingfisher beer and local spirits always available. Bar men will make cocktails if requested. Lime sodas were a favourite after a walk back from the beach.
What can I say, staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for you.
Special mention for Sukumar and Ramesh, the bar men, who would have your drink ready at the drop of a hat.
The waiters, under the guidance of Sanjay (YMCA) and Morris minor were very professional. So thanks Sunil, Joseph, Vincent, Raj, Sanjay and all of you.
Chefs were evident and would give a go at making naan bread. Ravi on morning duty always greeted you with a smile.
Room boys made interesting towel art and kept the rooms spotless.
Garden girls wore lovely green saris and spoke good English.
Staff very friendly and really went out of their way to make your stay enjoyable.
Mixed clientele of English, Indian,Russian and other Eastern Europeans.
Aldeia Santa Rita is a small hotel, which makes it very easy to get to know the other guests. Most would meet for a drink at the pool bar. We made many new friends, who we will keep in touch with.
We ate out, just a few times. Would recommend Bomras for Burmese/Thai fusion food in a lovely setting. Try Bob's Inn... Quirky decor and an interesting link to Lord Lucan. Do not go to Foxes, had the worst meal ever, steak so tough it could not be cut!
Weather was very hot, even locals said it was the hottest November. Humid, too.
All in all a great place to stay. Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the style of a Portuguese village, Aldeia Santa Rita provides a delightful escape with its multi-hued, well-manicured appeal. A swimming pool with sun loungers, spacious rooms, each with a private balcony, and a multi-cuisine restaurant (Cravo do India) make Aldeia an irresistible choice for the discerning tourist. The hotel also has a rustic ayurvedic massage and treatment centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aldeia Santa Rita Candolim
- Aldeia Santa Rita Hotel Goa
- Aldeia Santa Rita Resort Goa
- Aldeia Santa Rita Goa/Candolim
- Aldeia Santa Rita Hotel Candolim