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The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Canacona
India
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“Pathetic service, food, location.”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed here for a conference and I must say these guys have the most horrible service ever.

They take like 45 mins to bring a whisky glass to the room. Food is strictly below average and best avoided. Location is way out of everything in Goa. Its somewhere in a jungle.

Please avoid. Not at all worth visiting this place.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Namaskar!!

Dear Guest,

At the outset, thank you for taking time and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor
I apologize for the dissatisfaction you experienced with the food & some services provided.
Nonetheless your feedback is being shared with our Head of Departments to see to keeping the standards met at the highest level and I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by the distance from the airport although as you rightly mention our location is in an exquisite part of Goa.

Your feedback is valuable to us and helps us in our endeavor of constant improvement. I once again thank you for it.

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a place to stay. You get all what you need in The Lalit. It has its own beach where we enjoyed playing volleyball, cricket and swimming in the sea. It has a golf course. And my kid loved the swimming pool it has. Not to forget about the lovely traditional welcome and lovely staff. Ground floor rooms with garden are awesome.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
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Dear Guest,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor further to your experience at The Lalit, Goa.

We are glad to hear, you liked the facilities and the services rendered by our team. We greatly value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back to your home in Goa.

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Sudhir Jena
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

This 1 is special, in more ways then not.

A hotel which was left crippled with the Intercontinetal brand parting ways, leaving a huge trailing question , NOW WHAT ??

But tell you what it's weathered the storm pretty well, I have been here when it was called Intercontinetal and now again when it's Operated as The Lalit almost 4 years now since the separation, and I don't see any deterioration whatsoever considering the countless weddings and conferences that are held back to back, considering the frequency the property doesn't show much abuse, agreed the washrooms look a tad dated and that the bathroom fittings have well passed their life span hence it requires an eminent makeover.

The journey from the airport is a good hour and a half to 2 hours depending on the mode of transportation, the coaches offered by hotel are outrageously shabby, (personal suggestion, please take a prepaid cab from the airport and vice versa the same would cost @ Rs. 1500 to 1800 per trip per Side for an Etios or innova, helping you save time and the ordeal.)

With all the ordeal one nearly gives up any hope, but the moment you enter the hotel gate the story changes, for good...., the serenely well curated gardens give a sense of absolute tranquility, followed with a butter smooth check in (this factor really needs to be elaborated, we had gone for a wedding where more then 400 guests were checking in, there was a lot of almost 100 guests who arrived at the same time, but all thanks to the efficiency of Mr. Nitin and mr. Vishal and their team it was the smoothest check in ever)

As said, An organization can only be as good as it's leaders, and it's so very true in case of The Lalit. Leading the charge is Mr. Amit Samson the recently inducted general manager, man of few words but his new regulations and his stringency could only help the property regain it's lost glory saving the property from the absue of mass occupancy for weddings and conferences.

The sales Lead By Mr. Nitin Rao is just brilliant, the man with his effectiveness and aura will make sure that the business to Lalit is assured subject to the condition that the guest has spoken to him. It's actually a honor for the hotel to have a gem such as him.

The food and beverage team is the highlight of the property, led By Mr. Pandey and supported by Mr. Sudhanshu, the duo will leave no stone unturned to see a happy guest, the paradox that exists in other hotels in leu with guest food for mass guests (300 or more) is just the other way round here, wether it's a single guest or a group of 400 guests either guest would be licking their fingers, the food is a culinary delight. The Food and beverage manager Mr. Chandrashekhar is outstanding and his soul motto is guest satisfaction.

It's a massive property so if anyone has health issues I would strongly insist Casa 5 to minimize the walk to the room.

The golf course is just brilliant with turf imported from New Zealand, if one has a penchant for the sport it's a must visit and needs a minimum of 3 day stay to make the most of the course.

All other facilities are at par with all other hotels of the same category, the beach, the water sports add ons such as dolphin site seeing (I was in for a surprise as we saw tons of dolphins, it's a must do)

Hotel could be a bit of an issue for leisure travelers if there is a wedding or a conference as it's best suited to them.

In case if you have an upcoming event in the family, a wedding or conference at work, look no further beyond the Lalit, it's magical. Also we came across a vibrant team of event managers led by Aaresh Goyal 09765821746, who eventually handled the family event in ways that it can't be described, the reason I have mentioned his number is that incase one has an event, please give him a shot, he is a one stop shop for all your event needs, simply brilliant.

Room Tip: For elderly guests please choose Casa 5 on the ground floor to avoid the distance as the property is...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Namaskar!

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay, quality of food, the beach and services rendered by our team. Your kind appreciation of our teams, motivates them to take our services to the next level and gives me the pride to lead top performing teams.

I look forward to welcoming you back to your home in Goa.

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
General Manager
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

I checked in with my family at Lalit, the staff were very friendly and gave us the room immediately, the rooms are large, very comfortable and the view of the sea,pool and golf course was amazing.....the spa was excellent and so was the food.
I must compliment Exec Chef Chandrashekar Pandey and restaurant manager Sebastian who went out of their way to make us welcome and looked after us very well...Planning to go again to play golf soon.....
cheers
Lenin

Room Tip: PLease make sure you go there when there are no Conferences at the resort....
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Namaskar!

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay, quality of food, the beach and services rendered by our team. Your kind appreciation of our teams motivates them to take our services to the next level and gives me the pride to lead top performing teams.

I look forward to welcoming you back to your home in Goa..

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
General Manager
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Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

SInce 2005, I used to visit Goa regularly, but out of all 5stars property The Lalit is only a property which stuck my eyes. Even normal rooms can define as "suits" as they are larger then life size. Amazing views from each rooms. Wash area is truly out standing and the amenities which Lalit provides is amazing. Shower cubicles and bath tubs are very good. Window concept in bathrooms is very cool feature. LED screen and the amenities in rooms are superb! All restaurants and bar is very amazing. I liked beach side restaurant the most! Private beach is just amazing and cleanness of the beach make you relax by all means. Golf course, gardens, helipad, yotch what else you need! In short only one line... "Complete revitalising hotel in Goa"

Room Tip: Take rooms on first floor, as you will get both view (sea and garden) Suite rooms and villas are am...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Namaskar!

Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your recent stay at The LaLiT Goa & Spa Resort. I am glad to note that you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us and found our services measuring up to your satisfaction.
I have shared your feedback with my team. Your word of appreciation is an encouragement for us and helps us in adding more value to all your future stays

We do look forward to welcoming you back, when you are next in Goa.

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our Company had conducted its Conference for its officers & also had the families staying in. The property at Canacona is awesome & is a perfect getaway from the madding crowd! Also, the well maintained Golf course & the water sports adds to its attractiveness to an amazing level. So the first impression is mind blowing. The rooms ( actually suites) are humongous in size & is a pleasant change from many poky hotel rooms we generally encounter.
There are various restaurants that cater to all types of cuisines & the fare is generally good, but we also experienced average quality of food being offered at times. While the managers are working very hard to do a good job & are very courteous, there appeared to be a weakness in the service delivery as the staff strengths appeared less than what such a huge property needs. That was a sore point during our stay. Otherwise, the breath taking ambience & the customer friendly staff ( seniors especially) was a treat. Special mention should be given to Gaurav Vanjari( Sales), Ajit Jose, Chef Pandey, Himanshu & Mishra for going out of their way to make our conference a success! If you don't mind settling into a beautiful hotel property 62 kms from the airport/town, then you will not be let down. However, service levels need to be raised for the general hotel staff. Do not know if the extreme heat of April affected it!

Room Tip: The garden view rooms are great as the soothing green lawns are better than getting a costlier faraw...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
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Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor
We thank you for your valuable comments and feedback. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. I wish to assure you that we are taking corrective steps to ensure that these problem do not occur again. You are sure to find marked improvements in your next visit.
Your kind appreciation for the teams motivates them to create delight for all our guests of the hotel.
We would be happy to have you stay with us again and we are sure you will have a wonderful experience.

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

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Would like to thank you from bottom of my heart for serving us good food on our all functions held for my brothers wedding Abhishek - ashmita 22nd-24th of April.
All food was good & to be precise was better than our expectation.
Service was also up to the mark.
Pandey ji you co-operated more than required & helped us making our guest happy .
You never said never & for that a speacial thanks to you once again
Would like you to continue the way you did your job for taking the hotels name far ahead.
BEST OF LUCK .


THANKING
PUNEET HEMRAJANI

Room Tip: Good hotel if u want to go in a peaceful side of goa
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Satya Roy C, General Manager at The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
Namaskar!

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time and posting a review of our hotel on TripAdvisor.
I am pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and that service rendered by my team contributed to the memories. Your kind appreciation of our Chef, motivates him to take our services to the next level and gives me the pride to lead a top performing team.

I look forward to welcoming you back to your home in Goa.

Warm regards

Sudhir Jena
General Manager
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Property: The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa
Address: Raj Baga, Canacona 403702, India (Formerly InterContinental the Lalit Goa Resort)
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Location: India > Goa > South Goa District > Canacona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Canacona
#1 Spa Hotel in Canacona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa 5*
Number of rooms: 265
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa is an all suite resort nestled on 85 acres along the pristine Goan coastline. The resort, cradled by the majestic Sahyadari range along the confluence of the Talpone River, offers breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. With a kilometre-long exclusive beachfront, it is truly one of the most exquisite beach resorts in Goa. Amidst grand Baroque-Portuguese style architecture, meticulously landscaped gardens, international standard Double 'T' 9-hole Links golf course and Rejuve - the signature spa, enjoy the luxury of oceanfront privacy and seclusion in true Lalit style. Upon arrival, the resort welcomes you into the grand lobby with rustic chandeliers, antique long-handled ceiling fans and a grand staircase overlooking a hand-painted tile mosaic of Sao Rafael, the very first Portuguese ship to land in Goa under the helm of Vasco Da Gama. The resort offers 202 Garden View suites, 36 Sea View Suites, 14 Luxury Suites, 3 Presidential Suites and 10 luxurious villas. Other facilities include unique fine dining restaurants, water sports, Swimming Pool, Kids Pool, Sports complex - Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Archery, Volleyball, Beach Football, Beach Cricket, ATV, Beach Cricket, supervised kid's area with a variety of activities for children. The resort is also equipped with seven banquet halls/meeting rooms, ideal for all types of corporate events, conference facility, meeting facility, weddings ceremonies and wedding receptions. ... more   less 
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