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“Beautiful Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taj Exotica Goa

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Taj Exotica Goa
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Benaulim
Certificate of Excellence
Bangalore
1 review
“Beautiful Service”
Reviewed November 6, 2008

We had an event in Taj Exotica on september. In that three day event we were there. What i like most in taj is a beautiful cottage with silence and privacy. Beautiful service and a nice sea shore. All the staffs were so co-operative during the event. It was a wonderful experience in TAJ.

  • Liked — Sea Shore
  • Disliked — Humid
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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edinburgh scotland
1 review
Reviewed November 3, 2008

we enjoyed our two week stay at the taj . myself my wife and my ten year old daughter . good activities for kids . we found some of the food and drink prices were excessive as we found the same quality of food and drink outside the hotel at a small fraction of the cost . the pool bar is terrible . the barman explained to me that my daughters bottle of sprite is actually two glasses of lemonade and therefore cost just under three pounds . it cost twenty pence in the beach restaraunts . the reception lounge area was too hot to relax in . the television in our room and in the bar need upgrading and the constant power cuts didnt enhance veiwing . we were in india after all so why the inflated prices when things arent 5 star ? we loved goa and would go back again but probably stay somewhere else as money wise things are gettin tighter allround and the . choice is extensive .

  • Liked — it was very relaxing
  • Disliked — the prices and the evening visit
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Cochin
1 review
Reviewed October 13, 2008

It is one of the best resort I have stayed till now. It is a huge property which is well maintained.
Positives:
Great, neat and vast beach.
Very less crowd, ideal for honeymoon couples
Great food and neat rooms.

Negatives:

Nothing else to do in Benaulim area.

  • Liked — Food, Beach
  • Disliked — Area outside the hotel
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2008

Just love the Taj. This is our 3rd stay here and may well be our last as we have seen major price increases in the last 3 years.

Our last stay was in a Sunset Pool Villa and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest experiences we have had. Food in the hotel was a lot more expensive than the local restaurants by the entrance to the hotel but you can't put a price on service and hygiene and we got that at the Taj.

Loved afternoon tea in the coffee shop and the Chinese restaurant was superb.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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London, England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 6, 2008

This hotel is beautiful. location is beautiful, service was great, loved the little golf caddys they drove you around on - also loved the food and the restaurants. went there with my parents and had a great time. Goa is beautiful just too many tourists there, but overall great experience!

  • Liked — private beach!!
  • Disliked — insects
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2008

We booked this hotel after reading great reviews on it and again we were disappointed with the Taj Group. Firstly there was something drastically wrong with AC as it caused so much condensation in the room that my son slipped on the tiled floor many times and when we complained we were advised this was normal because of the humidity in the air (total rubbish).
Then we asked why we had a sit out balcony in both rooms with no furniture to sit outside with. We were informed this was because we were in a lower rate room and they had put the furniture in storage. This was never explained to us when we booked, otherwise we would have gone elsewhere.
We then complained to the manager stating the whole reason for us being in a sea view villa was to appreciate the views which we could not see thorough our closed patio doors (we could not leave them open because of the condensation and fear of our eight year old injurying himself on the slippery floor).
Eventually we were sent centuries old chairs with white covers. These attracted so many flies that we could not sit outside anyway. Overall we have decided never again will we stay at a Taj Hotel. Both their hotels in Goa need upgrading and brought into the 21st Century with the other 5 star rated hotels.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Accommodation
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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chennai,india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2008

i went to taj exotica goa and stayed there for three nights at a private pool villa.please dont stay at this resort.because this private pool villa offers no privacy for travellers.the name is private pool but anybody from other rooms or villas or hotel staffs can see you easily.the hotel staffs are freely roamong in that area. its in such a open place.no honeymooners can enjoy such place.
After we finished our bath ,some staff from the hotel advised me not to use soaps in the private pool area?such is the pathetic state of this hotel that some staffs are always watching you what are you doing in your private pool.very rude staff and lack of privacy.
then regarding food,you can expect a high amont of flies in the buffet hall of eugenia.food standard is also very low.in three days, they served me several sweets but no sweet is good.nobody has taken a spoon of sweets in that hall.
my rooms minibar has been checked daily.that is not wrong.but the man is checking its packing and counting its content again again then weighing the chocolate boxes.
the resort is also charging around 25,000 per day but their service is terrible.dont choose it.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — private pool with public access
  • Stayed July 2008
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Property: Taj Exotica Goa
Address: Benaulim 403 716, India
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Location: India > Goa > Salcette District > 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 On the Beach Hotel in Benaulim
#1 Romantic 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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