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“Heaven on Earth”
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Pousada Tauma
Ranked #12 of 110 Hotels in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Windsor, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I highly recommend Pousada Tauma to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation spot in Goa. Our flight did not arrive until 10 pm. On the way to the hotel, the driver gave us the food menu and told us that in 15 minutes the hotel would be calling to get our dinner selections. It was thoughtful of them to make sure we were fed. Our room was well decorated and maintained. The bed was comfortable and bathroom had plenty of hot water. The food was phenomenal. I wished we could have stayed longer so we could have tried more items on the menu. The pool area was nice. It was wonderful on those warm afternoons after doing nothing but relaxing. The hotel is not on the beach. I know I was initially concerned about this, but after staying at the hotel I do not see this as a negative. The hotel has a small property on the beach. It is a 5-10 minute drive away. The beach property has shaded lounging areas with a nice bar. The staff at the hotel is wonderful. Neville, the owner, has created a beautiful hotel worth staying at.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Delhi
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have just returned from our first visit to Goa and stayed at the Pousada Tauma following Tripadvisor reviews. We went from Saturday to Tuesday. We had three lovely rooms around the pool area (2 adults + 4 teenage children). The Pousada Tauma felt instantly like home, we were made very welcome by Neville and his staff. The rooms were all very comfortable and interesting. The whole hotel is a triumph both architecturally and lanscape wise. The restaurant is covered but outdoors and we had breakfast and dinner there. The food is delicious and the menu varied. The pool and surrounding seating area were perfect and peaceful. The Pousada by the Beach in Calangute is lovely too and you can be ferried to and fro in a car at any time. The beach itself was nice and quiet during the week days and the sea swimming excellent on the sunnier days. The food at the Pousada by the Beach is delicious too and there have lovely chaise lounges, towels etc there for you. Baga nearby seems really fun (we did not get a chance to explore much as we were so happy in the hotel! ) and has some great restaurants. This is a very polished hotel but with a very warm and friendly atmosphere. We loved it!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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7 Thank Kimdli
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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This place has been a labour of love for Neville, it's owner. he has built this unique hotel and now presides over it, maintaining a very high standard. He is always at hand checking the guests have everything they require.
The rooms, are all very individual and are situated so that you have a very good amount of privacy, with a central pool. The entire complex has so much greenery, you would think you had been dropped in the middle of a tropical forest, it is all by design and well tended, there are many fascinating architectural features dotted around and lots of places to sit and reflect.
The restaurant is excellent with a wide variety of good quality food, created by the chef Kevin.
We spent our days at their beach facility Pousada by the Beach, which was also just perfect.
Throughout our stay we were looked after by Matthew, who ensured we had anything we needed.
We would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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8 Thank Gmac3
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Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Excellent, personal customer service is what makes this place so good. You can see from their website everything else. I give 5 stars rarely but pousada tauma was a wonderful experience.

It really is a must visit on any goa trip if you can afford it.

I know Neville and the team are always looking to improve and so in that spirit, 3 points:
1. The wifi didn't work. Really it should have been fixed or an alternative found given we were there for three days.
2. This was the most expensive hotel we stayed at, and the best, but the breakfast was a little disproportionate to the otherwise high standards.
3. The Ayurvedic centre wasn't open when we were there, which was a shame but I'm sure that was because of early season.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Meerkat1402
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Holidaying in Goa two years ago we came across this hidden gem, a restaurant by the beach with facilities to spend the whole day there. All set in exquisite gardens on the edge of Calangute Beach. The restaurant is well furnished with quality teak furniture and a wonderful view out towards the Goan sea. Kevin the Head Chef is a fantastic cook, both charming and engaging and he runs the restaurant assisted by other staff from the main Hotel. Pousada Tauma
The following year on our return to Goa we made several visits to our favourite restaurant by the beach. It was as we remembered, wonderful. There is no doubt about it you run the best Beach Restaurant in North Goa.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Words cannot explain this place, its absolutly fantastic,both locations one on the beach and the other in the center of Calangute, i have been to most hotels in GOA from 5 star to 1 star and this location puts the cherry on the icecream, the personal touch no one will ever find anywhere.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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7 Thank fleming v
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Whilst we have never stayed at The Poussada Tauma Hotel, we have frequently visited the property and have noted the exceptional style and quality of the accomodation. Indeed our experience is of visits to the Hoels Copper Bowl Restaurant and to their associated Beach Restaurant which are the main focus of our annual visit to Goa.
En route to the Hotel's Copper Bowl Restaurant you pass through the quiet oasis of Pool and beautifully landscaped groundst.Pre Booking is essential.
The open air pavilion restaurant fragrant with scent from the flowers that surround it is a delight not to be missed on a a visit to Goa. Some of the main courses need to be ordered the day before such as Lobster, Stuffed Crab and Chateaubriand Steak.The service is attentive without being overbearing and the personal management of the owner Neville make this a very special place.
Candlelit elegant dining with outstanding food and superb service are the keynote of this restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Nigel O
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Property: Pousada Tauma
Address: Porba Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Calangute
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calangute
#2 Family Hotel in Calangute
#5 Luxury Hotel in Calangute
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Calangute
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pousada Tauma 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Tauma is the first 12 suite Boutique Hotel to open in Goa in the 1998.Built from scratch from1995 on a two acre plot,it is known for our traditional Goan hospitality,with plenty of privacy ,lots of open spaces and a lush tropical garden .1)Room rates are inclusive of B'fast ,lunch or dinner, excluding the Tax's.2)We never offer packages and we never discount " one rate for all our guests " Requests our guests not call or emails for discounts,special offers ,packages etc.3)Meals are served keeping in mind that most of our guests enjoy the local regional cuisine, prepared from fresh seasonal produce,meals which are included in the tariff Lunch or Dinner are served in the hotel restaurant Copper Bowl and not at the beach front restaurant.4)We are not located on the beach ,but we have our own beach front restaurant "Pousada by the Beach " 2 km away from the hotel which is open from 11.am.to 7.pm.There is a free shuttle service to the beach and back . Pousada by the Beach has deck area with sunbeds,umbrellas shower and changing rooms.5) Yoga and Ayurvedic treatments are available on request. ... more   less 
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