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Taj Exotica Goa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Benaulim
Certificate of Excellence
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
2 reviews
“such a great stay!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was my second trip to goa.
My friends suggested mr this hotel. They had been before to taj exotica.
I must say that this place is the best in goa.
The food, the stay, the service are all great!
Hats off to taj

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Jodhpur, India
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I would love to stay at Taj Exotica next time I am in Goa, just for the Services which they offer.
For Instance, While having our first meal at the hotel - me and my friends put some requests regarding our individual needs......Afterwards, for all the other meals we had at the hotel we didnt had to remind them again. As soon we took our table they would bring just the way we wanted. AMAZING. Location is superb, right on the beach which is very clean. If you want to enjoy the Hotel this is the place to be. Food is really tasty.

Room Tip: Try and get a room closer to the main hall, else it wud be a long walk everytime you want to get out...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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New Delhi
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I travelled in January and my review is late but never the less. This is a huge property with beautifully manicured lawns, expansive villas, numerous activities for both grown-ups and children and the renowned Taj hospitality. "No" is something that you will never hear at the Taj. The managers knew our daughters name and every morning a small choco treat would reach our table and room; they even sent us a silk cushion with our daughters name. The pool and the beach-front are clean, this part of Goa is actually very sleepy and quiet, there are some good shacks on the beach on both sides of the hotel, water sports was limited and ok; these are managed by a private operator and has nothing to do with the Taj. The staff were always concerned and on the look out whenever guests went towards the beach, specially at night, they always noted our room numbers. The walk on the beach at night is magical and worth a try. Scooters are available for hire outside and a good way to explore the surrounding areas. I will definitely be back for another holiday soon.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Recently returned after a 11 night stay at the Taj and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to have a truly relaxing and 5 star experience. I celebrated my birthday during my stay and was thoroughly spoilt with a lovely bunch of flowers and a gorgeous gooey chocolate birthday cake and "Happy Birthday" in rose petals on the bed.

The hotel was spotless and the staff were all eager to be friendly.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 207 and had a balcony overlooking the gardens and sea. Room was very spacious and...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This was my third trip to Goa, the previous two occasions I stayed with my brother and family but had always wanted to visit the Taj Exotica. At the end of a three week tour of India we relaxed at this amazing hotel and I wasn't disappointed, far from it, the hotel far exceeded our expectations. The grounds are stunning and the villas are very private. Bipin and his staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble! We ate many times at the Lobster Shack situated almost on the beach and the food was fantastic,. The fish was caught daily and Sukveer and the waiters served us with a smile. If you love cocktails then Sundeep makes the perfect Mojito's! Great place to sip a cocktail and watch the amazing Goan sunsets!

Room Tip: If you can afford it pay the extra and stay in a villa with your own pool!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gurgaon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I traveled with my family to this awesome place on April 18th, this was first vacation of my 8 month old son and we were very exited. However we had some concerns in mind considering that we are traveling for the first time with kid. As soon as we entered in hotel campus all were worries were over after seeing a pleasant environment. Everything starting from airport pickup to checkout was just awesome. you think about something and the wonderful staff will make it happen. They have so many special services for kids as well and there sea facing rooms provide you just a super amazing life time experience. I will love to visit this place whenever I will again go to GOA.
Thanks Taj for making my Holiday as a wonderful experience !!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Having stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, it was the best experience. The hotel staff welcomed us warmly, serving us cold drinks for free. We were given the room no. 604 which had a private pool. The hotel covers about 56 acres of land, hence we had to be transported with a golf buggy to our room. The room was very clean and comfortable. It had a bathtub in the toilet and a private swimming pool behind the room. there was a big 9 hole golf course and we were also given golf lessons by a coach. several trees were planted giving an atmosphere of an actual golf course. We could do many activities in the hotel such as cricket, golf, archery, chess, pool, tennis, swimming, etc. In the benaulim beach(the beach of Taj Exotica) we could do jet skiing, boating, para-sailing, etc. The Italian restaurant was amazing and the staff were quite generous to offer us Red Velvet Cake on our request and did not charge us for it. there was also something called the evening service where the housekeeping would clean our room and fold the blankets from the side while we visited the beach. However there were some disadvantages, the coffee shop had no variety in food in breakfast as well as dinner.The menu was overpriced and our average bill came up to Rs. 6000 in all restaurants. the restaurant- Lobster Shack was located near the beach but the food was not what we expected. Also, plenty of cats roamed around in the open restaurant which made us insecure. As we had to always be transported by a buggy, if would take 5-6 minutes for the buggy to reach or even 15 minutes. however this was resort is awesome and i would recommend everyone who goes to Goa, to stay in this resort.

Room Tip: Take a room with a plunge pool. Room no. 604 is the one we stayed in.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Taj Exotica Goa
Address: Benaulim 403 716, India
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Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Salcette > Benaulim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Benaulim
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Benaulim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Exotica Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the south coast of Goa on the Benaulim beach, a mere 27 km from the airport, this 56 acre 140 room resort has a 700 meter beach frontage and a lovely view of the sea. With 3 specialty restaurants, a beach front seasonal seafood shack, a 24 hour all day diner, 2 bars, 2 spas and a seasonal outdoor spa pavilion, this resort is a popular haunt for the international as well as domestic travelers. ... more   less 
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