This review comes in very very late. It was our most cherished and memorable holiday early November 2013.
Yes its not on the beach but the resort's location is very peaceful, although its on the main road once you cross the Goa border, its easy to find and from the first approach of the security guards and their smiles.. the rest just follows smoothly.
The front staff, you have GRE Yogitha who manages your booking and also makes sure your stay is a memorable one. The F&B manager Mr Bhim Singh, would come table to table and make sure that we were being fed well and happy with what we would order (same applies to all the guests staying there) We also have the Spa staff who are extremely good in their field. Santoshi, Sunita and Satish.. kudos to them
Kudos to the Kitchen staff who made sure they did their best to serve us the best of continental , chinese, indian.. the Mushroom fricassa, chicken fricassa, and rawa halwa.. too too good.. could smell the shudh ghee in the rawa halwa. Thanks to Mr Bhim Singh for making sure our meals were well taken care of, though we did mention that the buffet breakfast takes the cake.. it was really a good spread and well enough to give you a great start to your day!
Many complain about the rooms being small tc.. its a fact they have 3 types of rooms,
1. Superior room
2. Deluxe Superior room and
3. Suite room
The Suite room has a seperate living room area which has a sofa cum bed and is very comfortable and the suite is good for 4 adults or 2 adults with 2 or 3 children depending on your comfort. The superior and deluxe superior just a bit bigger than the other. Its best to call the hotel directly and speak with either Yogitha, Manish, Sushma and get the best rates and they are the best to advise the rooms that would be good for your stay.
Thanks once again to Mr Bhim Singh, Yogitha, Sushma, the activity team Anand and Tushar, Sunita , Santoshi and Satish (SPA) and the smiling and helpful bell boys, security guards and room service staff, Rakesh Housekeeping team head.. for his unique towel designs which my son loved as each of the 4 days that we stayed we had a different design, puppy, swans, hearts.. thank you so much.
We would definitely go back to Emerald Bay, for a nice rejuvenating, energizing, peaceful and calm holiday!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located next to the estuary where the Kali river meets the Arabian Sea, and with the Sahyadri mountains forming a backdrop, Emerald Bay is a full-service Sterling Holidays resort that offers some beautiful glimpses of an unspoilt, unexplored region of India. The backwaters of the Kali River add to the beauty of this place. Karwar is a great holiday destination due its close proximity to Goa. A combined holiday in our resorts - Villagio in Goa and Emerald Bay in Karwar, will work as a great way to spending long vacations with loved ones. ... more less
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