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Resorte Marinha Dourada
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Arpora
Near London
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointing Return”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We returned as always in March to our normal rooms G52 and G53, although in seperate blocka the balconies are next to each other.
We had 3 visits last year and were dissapointed that the satelite tv system had been replaced by a new system which did not show any English channels only Indian and ahat a suprise Russian.
We were advised last year tis would be sorted but alas still the same.
A couple of chill nights watching a good film has taken the edge off the place, in our 3 week break.
A good source of revenue is being missed as the British would pay a token to have something they can watch in their own language.
We had many other problems this trip in which I handed in a 2 page report, the following day things started to move and we had a superviser called Austin who looked after our 2 rooms and checked them ready for our return at the end of the day.
This is one of the best Hotels in Goa because of the views of the Two lagoons, just things need to be resolved.
The food now is better than it has ever been, the staff are brilliant, and yes we will God Willing return again and again.There is a current refurb going on and the rooms are very nice, hope they get to our preferred rooms soon.
All in all still a fantastic time with problems resolved eventually.
Am very pleased to give this Hotel still a good reference, as the rooms are clean, the shower when working is brilliant, the bed is very large and comfortable and every day impeccably made.
Dont expect the Ritz but encompass all around you

Room Tip: Many have been renovated send a mail to the hotel for advice, the lagoons are isible to all rooms
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Daventry / England
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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Once again we stayed at the Marinha Dourada in March this time it there was a couple of specail occassions during our stay so we optied to book in for the whole month. We always contact them directly and request a room on the top floor down in the annex for the last 4-5yrs they have given us the same room 234. The shower room been completely overhauled since our last stay a year ago. The rooms are still basic with A/C and a fridge alas the T.V in the room NO LONGER able to get BBC or ANY of the priemier league football. ( the only channel we could understand was French news channel who broadcast in English ) I asked the General Manager Edwin why this was & he said it was costing too much to put the previous channels in the rooms. But BBC could be watched in the Breakfast area & Both bars would show the football if it was requested.
(I know a great amount of regular clients complained about the lack of good tv in the rooms & it is HOPED the owners WILL reverse their decision before next season)

The grounds & hotel are kept clean & tidy by a force of workers from Dawn to Dusk & well behond. The rooms have towels & linen changed daily alas the Mini bar was NOT replemished as regularly as it normally was so we found it neccesary to buy Sprite from shop and keep in fridge which worked out slightly cheaper anyway.The Pools were cleaned morning and night and throught the day & I noticed water samples being taken often.

Breakfast if you read any of my previous reviews you will see that I Dont see a problem with the Breakfast area like some others seem to. Especally after a complete facelift in this area (Gone have the Market scene banner on the end wall) replaced with Bamboo screens and pictures of elephants. Ample choice with Fruit Juice/ Toast/ Cereals/ Eggs every which way/ indian/Tea/Coffee.
The toaster for which a boy stands to continually feed the slices Did NOT work well at all and he found himself having to refeed slice after slice because it failed to toast or even tan the bread. They replaced the toaster twice during our stay each time for one that was not better than the prevous one & each time with one that appeared to have seen better days years ago.

Maybe with the money they are saving from the English speaking television they will purchase a toaster that works first time every time !!!!!!!

The staff are ALWAYS friendly from the Guards on the gate 24/7 to the room attendants and reception staff. The Managers door is always open if you need a word.

Roll on next year when we will return again

Room Tip: Room in the Annex although further away have an even better view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leyburn
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

First time abroad as a single traveller! Everyone made me feel very welcome! Just such a lovely atmosphere and very helpful friendly staff. Ask them about my dancing! Food good, swimming good, people excellent! What more could you want?

Room Tip: I was allocated room 206. An excellent choice! Really big room with cold, well stocked fridge, love...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights .the resort is meant to be like a romantic stay for couples .its located about very near to baga beach (1.5km ) and the Saturday night market (1.3 km) and there is a aslo a night market right beside the hotel . It's also near to mambos ( about 1.6km) .there are bike rentals available too just outside the hotel which is reasonable in price .the negative for this resort is that the room is not 3 or 4 star as been mentioned by cleartrip . They provide a queen size bed , free towel ,and no toothbrush given , shaving kit or any other that you are expecting . The bed is an old wooden bed .you may have an experience sleeping wit any termites around you .but it's just take 5 mins to clean .about the room that make me really upset is that the room is very humid and hot .you have to run the air conditioner the whole day .other than that the room is fine ..and if you want tour around goa or see places , this resort is not the choice . The attractive places are located at least 16 km away . Happy holiday people !!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've only stayed there for one night but I wish it was for longer. The resort is stunning with it's beautiful landscaping, 2 lakes and 2 swimming pools. There are lots of great facilities and activities available. However, I found the fact that Wi-fi connection in the room is not inclusive rather disappointing, after all it is not a budget hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Good variety of international foods for breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bangalore
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed here when I was in Goa with Family. The resort is Walk-able from the Bagha beach which is a great advantage. Also the the restaurant food is good. I Will definitely prefer to stay here again when i visit goa.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was my first trip to Goa with my family and man, was it great...it was awesome, the resort, the staff..really great. The resort is well maintained(needs just some basic maintenance in the rooms) but very picturesque with two man made lakes and two pools. The staff are well mannered and courteous. It is very close to both Bagga and calangute beach. Had the best time, will be back soon, keep up the good work.

Room Tip: Take a room facing the pool and the lake.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Resorte Marinha Dourada
Address: Tambudki | Anjuna Beach, Arpora 403518, India
Location: India > Goa > North Goa District > Arpora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Arpora
#4 Romantic Hotel in Arpora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Resorte Marinha Dourada 3*
Number of rooms: 206
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